Hey y’all! Here’s something that a lot of people ask me to make from my deviantART page. “How do I make a model that’s not in Blender, but made out of downloaded parts, and it still fits my reference?”
Easily Make a Stylized MMD Model From a Reference!
Make Custom MMD Models using Downloaded Parts
Well, first thing’s first: get yourself a reference! I am obsessed with Barbie movies, so I’ll be making a model for Eden Starling after she becomes good from “Barbie in a Christmas Carol.”
For Barbie, I’ve already edited a TDA base to fit my “Barbie-esque” image that’s in my head.
Now I’m going to go into Photoshop and edit my facial textures. Eden has beautiful, bright green eyes, a beauty mark on her left cheekbone and brown eyebrows. I’m going to edit the eyebrows and eyelashes really quick and then I’ll show you how to use an eye texture!
So Eden has a beauty mark. Let’s add it on!
Oh, wait…it’s on both sides. What now? Well, you need to highlight one half of the face, right click on its designated box in the Msk tab and click Split!
Make two files: one with the beauty mark and one without. Then add the beauty mark texture to the right side!
Eden has pink lips. Just paint the lips in the texture file and you’re done with the face reference!
Now for the body, I start on things that I can fix with a texture. The first thing that I can see is the gloves, which I never use a part for.
Now we wanna look for the shoes, dress, and hair. Remember, I always have a resizing tutorial! Fit it to the head and body and you’re basically done! You can add as many accessories that you want to make it look better.
Remember to KEEP THE FAITH-MMD
Keep track of all of the pieces you use and where you got them so that you can credit all of the artists who created the pieces that you use. Do not share your modified models without specific permissions from the creators and artists. Read the ReadMe in each download to see those permissions. If you need to translate the ReadMe, do so, and then Keep the Faith… Do not break the rules or the hearts of the creators.
Have fun with PMDE and MikuMikuDance!
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