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Show the Love: Melanie’s “Ring Around the Moon”

A Feature Article by Reggie Dentmore on LearnMMD.com

A Project for MMDers …

See the "Ring Around the Moon" video on YouTube.Melanie’s
“Ring Around the Moon”


Create a beautiful little duet using a pair of your favorite models. I would call this a MEME except that I am only supplying the WAV file for the music. The pose, the motions, the camerawork and the Emotion is all up to you.

Melanie Safka’s little love song was included in her 1971 “Gather Me” album on Neighboorhood Records.  There is a lot of love packed into this 40-second song and it easily becomes an MMD video. Though she sang it as a solo, I have “converted it into a duet” by lowering the pitch of the second verse to simulate the answering voice.

To get you started, I created this little video. Only camera motion is used.

Show the love …

The song runs a bit less than 40 seconds … and all you need is the download of my WAV file from the Downloads page and two loving MMD models. You can add a stage … adjust the lights … add some motions to fit those described in the lyrics … make a smooth camera-work … maybe create the lip-sync motion … and show the warmth of the love that this song can bring.

Who will draw a ring around the moon
Who will draw a line from star to star
Who will sing a penny’s worth of song
To tell them how in love we are

I will draw a ring around the moon
I will draw a line from star to star
I will sing a penny’s worth of song
To tell them how in love we are

Please include MMD Ring Around the Moon in your video’s title, leave a credit for LearnMMD.com, and send me the link to your video so that I can write about it on the pages of LearnMMD.com

— Enjoy!


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  1. June 25, 2016    

    I am a french 15 years old mmder and when i have seen your project “Ring Around the Moon”, i would to do this project.
    I hope i understood all that you writed.
    My vidéo is done, so… There’s my vid !


    Yukari HS

    ps : sorry for my bad english…

    • Silent Headset Silent Headset
      June 25, 2016    

      Holy-! That’s a high quality video you’ve made there!!
      Glad that there’s another one willing to do this little project!

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