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Learn to use the MME  SSAO and the SvDOF Effects

Hello again dear MMDers!! (^^)/

I have once again come back to tell you about some really great MME effects, MMEffects, that can be directly applied, and give the most wonderful results!!

Before you can use these effects, you must have MME downloaded and installed in your copy of MikuMikuDance.  DOWNLOAD MMEffects from LearnMMD’s Downloads Page!

Use the SSAO Effect …

Let’s start with my personal favorite of all the effects: SSAO!

While I might not know what SSAO actually means in its full form, I know that using this effect will give a really gorgeous and realistic look to your models and the background stages you use!

You can see the difference in the image below:
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In simple words, this effect makes your images look more sharp and gives them a more ominous effect by giving them some shadows that make them look realistic.

Using this effect is simple! You just have to load the “.x” file like any other Accessory through the Accessory Manipulation area … that’s it … the effect is loaded!

Here is the download link to the effect:

Clicking on this link or pasting it to your web browser will automatically start the download as a “.zip” file. Save the ZIP file to your desktop. Unzip the folder and drop the new folder into your MMD Accessories folder … (Make a new “Effects” folder inside the Accessories folder and keep your effects in there.)

Start MMD. While in the Camera/Light/Accessory mode, load SSAO like you would any accessory. See that the SSAO folder has two effects:  “SSAO.x” and the other “SSAO_Lite.x”. The SSAO effect gives a stronger result, while SSAO_Lite gives a lesser effect of the same kind. It’s up to your choice which one you want to use!

Now try the SvDOF Effect … It’s Adjustable!

ALRIGHT! Now to the next effect which is really interesting to use and look at! It’s the SvDOF or DOF effect!

SvDOF gives a blurred effect to the Background surrounding your model. Unlike the SSAO effect, this time it’s necessary that you adjust the effect so that you get the right “look” … otherwise your model may look “blurred out” as well, which is not what we really want!

Here is the link to the SvDOF effect:

After you have downloaded this effect, just extract the file to your Effects folder. Then start MMD and set up your models and your stage before using the effect. For this effect, you set up your stage and your models first … and then apply the SvDOF effect to give it a final touch!

After arranging your stage and models, go over to the folder with “SvDOF2” and, upon clicking the folder, you will notice that there are three effects. The effect on the top, the “ManualFocus.x” effect, doesn’t really have any sort of effect on your setup, so it is practically not needed here … let’s ignore that one and take a look at the other two: the “SvDOF.x” and the “SvDOF_HQ.x”. These effects are the ones that really work! :3

After selecting the effect, you will see that your whole MMD set-up looks rather blurry, and, by adjusting the settings in the boxes with the numbers (like 0.0000), you can get the outcome you desire. Keep making adjustments until you love the result!

An example of how this effect works is given below (through Yuma-san who voluntarily posed for this picture!).
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Thank you for reading this article! (^^)

If there are still any doubts or any troubles with the effects, do comment on this article and I or Reggie-san will see to it that you get it solved! :3
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