How do you attach accessories to the model in MMD? How do you attach the microphone to the model in MikuMikuDance? How do you get the cat ears to stick to the model in MikuMikuDance? How do you get the model to hold things in MMD?
Dealing with MMD Accessories or…
Miku Miku goes Neko Neko!
One of the most common themes is MikuMikuDance animations is cat ears. The Cat Girl/Boy style is called Nekomimi, often translated as “Cat Ears”. They are a common anthropomorphism in Japanese anime, manga, and film. They are used to show a character in an excited, playful, or mischievous mood. Japan is filled with nekomimi cafes and coffee houses. It is such a common theme that cat ears have been included in the accessories file of MikuMikuDance. The only other properties (props) are a leek (negi.x),cellphone (keitai.x) and a microphone (mic.x).
Put Your Ears On:
Open MMD and load up a model of your choice. I would suggest one of the default models because their bones are listed in English. Then go back to the model manipulation panel and make sure the field reads camera/light/accessory. The facial manipulation panel will disappear and replaced with the camera, light and accessory manipulation panels.
Click load in the accessory panel and select “nekomimi.x” from the list. The ears will appear near the model’s feet. Now you can affix them to the model (if you don’t, then, the model will trip over them! That would be a catastrophe! ) In the accessory panel, there are
With this new skill you can attach the microphone or the leek (or any other accessory) to the model(s) in your animation. The steps are the same, except you would affix the microphone or leek to the model’s finger (one of the bones in the middle finger is the most commonly used).
The only time saver I can offer is when you do find the correct bone is to make a screen shot and save it for future reference. If you find an accessory that won’t work with this method then you’ll have to use dummy (dammy) bones to include them in your film. Please see the articles regarding dummy bones here at learnMikuMikuDance.
Credits: Niboshi Miku by ReYaMa; Petite Miku by Oyuugi (Anamisa Edit) Ver1.039; on the MMD Kitty Stage by NekoZ96
Have fun with this.
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