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Make your own MMD Accessory Objects in Google Sketchup


How do I make an accessory in Miku Miku Dance? Can I use SketchUp to make accessory objects for MikuMikuDance? How can I make my own accessories?A Feature Article by Reggie Dentmore on LearnMMD.com

Make your own MMD Accessory Objects in Google Sketchup

You can make your own accessory objects for use in MikuMikuDance with SketchUp. Google’s SketchUp is a free 3-D drawing software that, like MikuMikuDance, let’s you do simple things quickly and easily. With some practice and a bit of learning, your SketchUp objects will take shape like magic.

For our purposes, you will want to add a plug-in to SketchUp … I found the “3D Rad Exporter plug-in” that will allow you to save objects in the DirectX file format with the extension “.x”  … and the plug-in is available as a free download.

See the DOWNLOADS PAGE for links to both Google SketchUp and the free Plug-in for it. The download page for the plug-in has instructions for installation and use. As you draw in SketchUp and are ready to save your “.x” file, don’t use Save or Save As, instead, click the Plug-ins tab at the top of the page, select the new plug-in, and choose the DirectX .x selection. Put that new object’s file into the Accessories folder inside the User Folder in the MikuMikuDance folder.

SketchUp has a huge free library of other people’s finished objects that are available to you. You might just find what you are looking for in that collection. Have fun … Let’s learn how to do everything!


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5 Comments

  1. shachan shachan
    December 28, 2014    

    does sketchup work for clothing as well?

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      December 28, 2014    

      Good question … I have no idea … my guess is “no” just because it doesn’t feel right, somehow.

  2. February 20, 2013    

    I would like to know HOW do i make a stage in skeath up please becouse i never realy played with it much so yeahhh

  3. Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
    February 29, 2012    

    The direct link for the 3D-RAD plugin is this:
    http://www.3drad.com/Google-SketchUp-To-DirectX-XNA-Exporter-Plug-in.htm

    Hope that works for you. FireFox doesn’t always try to save a zip file. Try another browser … Explorer? to get the automatic start of the download. Good luck!

  4. February 29, 2012    

    i can not find the first plug-in from your link. it seems that once i click it it brnigs me to the home page of ruby plug-ins, this leaves me to search through hundreds of plug-ins and i searched for Su2stl but got no resultsif you could help me out i would greatly appreciate it.

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