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MMD Screen Capture Tool makes taking pictures a Snap!

Do I have to do a Windows screen capture to save pictures from MMD? How does the Render to Picture File work in MikuMikuDance? How do I make Miku Miku Dance pictures?A Feature Article by LearnMMD Contributing Author, NOKO2

MMD Screen Capture tool makes pictures
from inside of MMD

Ever thought you wanted to save a a picture of a frame in your MMD motion data? You can do that easily with the MMD screen capture tool. Here’s how:

Put together your scene … Load any This picture was taken as a "Render to Picture File" command from the FILE Menu.model you want, set a stage and load a pose. Now click FILE and select “Render to picture file”. Name and Save your file. A window should pop up. Your picture should be there. If a black window pops up, you may want to save your MMD file and try again later.

The MMD screen capture tool lets you save the image as bitmap, JPG, PNG, or any of several other modes. The on-screen display stuff does not show on your new picture … it looks sharp and clean.

If your picture successfully saved, great job! You can edit it from here in Gimp, MS Paint, or any other art program.


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  1. Creeper_Queen Creeper_Queen
    February 21, 2017    

    I tried doing this, but the picture is always black. I’ve tried to just save it and go back to it the next day, but it never works!

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      February 26, 2017    

      This should be pretty simple. I am surprised it’s not working for you. Try adjusting your screen size (View> Screen Size) … make it smaller like 640×360. Does that work, now? … Also be sure to select a file type when you name the file, like PNG or JPG

  2. Bella Bella
    December 30, 2013    

    Help me .. I dont know how to make this ..

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      December 31, 2013    

      Tell us more … what are you trying to do … what happens when your try?

  3. Anon Anon
    July 4, 2013    

    But that does not work! Because the picture show up all tiny!

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      July 6, 2013    

      I believe it shows up at the same size as your screen settings in MMD. Under the VIEW menu, near the top is Screen Size. You can adjust the size of your MMD image and video frames using the Screen Size adjustment.
      … Yes?

  4. Arizona Arizona
    July 22, 2012    

    I see this option all the time but never really played with it. Really good info. This will help me in my articles. I can also use this for creating custom wallpaper for my laptop.
    I can’t wait for your next feature.
    Thank you Noko2!

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