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this journal is going to be deleted in one week because of tired of all the notifications I get from it along with the fact I don't even use MMD anymore. Sorry


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Journal no longer supported- sorry, I won't answer your questions anymore, there's too many and 99% can be solved with a Google search so please refer to that for any questions thank you


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17,160 views
sobs
thx everyone
thank you
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9,000 + views we did it kids. I'm going to revise this a bit later (some of the information is outdated OTL
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This person has a lot of great tutorials on making bodies and Metasequoia: www.youtube.com/user/MMDMCL?fe…
and the groups
:iconmmdmodelers: , :iconmetaseq-models: and :iconmqo-love: have great tutorials too (Metasequoia is probably the best program to make MMD models with^^)
Oh yeah, and helpful tip: USE REFERENCES
the groups
:iconreference-library: , :icontutorialsclub: , and :iconbody-shaping: have great references for you to use (plus they have digital coloring tutorials- great for UV mapping and making eyes ^-^)
and the group :iconlowpolyworkshop: have great tips (though there not really just for metasque^^

Making a model from scratch is hard, but its worth it in the edit (plus is uber fun to do)
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First, The animation program "Blender"
www.blender.org/
BLENDER is a free animation software that is just as good as what professionals use. Blender is hard to master and you can't just go in and hope to learn on  your own- considering this is similar to a 1000$+ only-for-commercial use 3D animation program you'll need to learn basic math, at LEAST.
Unlike other 3D programs, BLENDER can export into .pmd and now recently .pmx format, but in order to do this you will need the 2.5 python script encoded into the blender program, which automatically comes with the blender programs 4.5 and up.
Blender is hard to master, yes, but there are a lot of tutorials out there, though considering blender changes a bit for each version you get- the tutorial you look at may only apply to the version you have.

Downloads:
Blender to PMD:
translate.google.com/translate…
Blender to PMX:
u7.getuploader.com/Yjo_oi_Neg/
I... don't know the password sorry
Making Human: This is a software that allows you to make human like models very easily, and it goes hand-in-hand with blender. Careful: I don't know how high the polygon count is on these models, so when you load the model into MMD it may slow it down, and also this doesn't make anime-like models, so you may have a hard time making a cute-moe face
www.makehuman.org/


Tutorials:
wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ow9ft…
fav.me/dfigm9
fav.me/d16hyn4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss6hEx…
sites.google.com/site/mikumiku…
fav.me/dt9nw1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Micpv…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc72cN…
Other helpful features: Blender can animate and create video games as well as make models.

Metaseqiuoa

This is the program I normally use to make models. Metasequioa is a freeware and a shareware, but you can't use most tutorials without the full version
the full version is 50.00$, which isn't a lot in 3D modeling terms -@
metaseq.net/english/
Though, I will give you 1 hint. If you get the 3.0 BETA version while its still BETA, you can use some things ((not all though)) as you would as if you paid for it.

Tutorials:
metaseq-models.deviantart.com/…
mmdmodelers.deviantart.com/gal…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h3Joi…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOqzMw…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgp2bs…
www.daybreak-studio.net/metatu…
By MMD-artist
sites.google.com/site/metasequ…

Downloads:
Metaseqioa PMD import:
translate.google.com/translate…
And thats about it for metaseq. Metaseq was made by O. Mizno

Hexagreat3D:
This program goes hand-in-hand with Metasequioa.
www.flat2d.com/hexagreat_en.as…
You can make the model here, import into metasequioa ((no conversion needed!)) then convert the model from there.
Tutorials:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aErINi…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=99P0Q7…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vygFab…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMB4oX…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnSXB…
You will need to have a good idea of perspection on this program

Google Sketchup:
Another way to make MMD models
like I had said, I don't like to make it for models, but for stages. But unlike The other programs. this doesn't export directly into .pmd or .pmx, only directX, and you still need a plug-in.

Downloads:
DirectX exporter:
www.3drad.com/Google-SketchUp-…

But here:
sketchup.google.com/

Tutorials:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NREaJ…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lyT84…

3D Custom Girl, Polygon Love, and LoveDeath
I.... won't give links for these programs, because
1. I could get a virus
2.Its hentai.
Google it for the links to these
WANRING: If you get 3Dcustom Girl, you WILL get a virus. No doubt about it. And beware of copyright: 3DCG doesn't want the models that you have to pay for made into MMD models. Polygon Love Doesn't want any of their models turned at all, only with permission ((there is a group on deviantart that has legal ploygon love parts, pl2-to-mmd.deviantart.com/)) And because making MMD models ISN'T the main function of these erotic games, **emphasis on EROTIC** The poly count is VERY high. And in my opinion, 3DCG girls and all others looks terrible in MMD.
Oh, and .tso to .pmd is free, and I have it and it didn't get me viruses. ((I got it because I thought it was another version of PMD Editor, so....))
Edit Since this is how to make it from scratch, I'm crossing this part out. Its still up for people interested, though

Tutorials ((they have download links to the programs)):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwkyy…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=es_N1e…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK1pb3…
((Only for 3DCG, sorry))


If there are other programs you are intrested in me telling about, please tell me. I will look into it and add the programs and other things here.
Tips:
Math helps.
www.coolmath.com/0-geometry-ma…  it helps but its not nessisary

Please be aware of copyright; some companies do not like their characters and such turned into MMD models.
Example:
Crypton Future Media: Good
Walt Disney Comapny: REALLY BAD
Yamaha: Good
Studio Ghibili: NOPE
Anything vocaloid is good. And also be ware of UTAU owners.
CONCERNING DISNEY: I know a lot of people "Grew Up" with Disney, and on nostalgic impulse would make an MMD model of their characters or something ((I didn't grow up with them, so I don't care to make models of them)) But please refrain from doing so. Disney is known to sue for every little thing. For example, read this headline:news.google.com/newspapers?nid…
And I see a lot of people reigging Kingdom Hearts Characters. Please be aware of the copyright.
Also be aware that Toei Animation doesn't like for models to be made of their characters, but they don't normally take action and as long as you make money, you'll be fine. If you want to make a character of an anime character, find the original animation company and look at their copyright terms. EX: Masisi ((Or Piron, I forgot who this was)) usually allows free edit and redistribution, but when he made Pretty Cure Versions of Luka and Meiko, he had to make it to where you couldn't for those models

Other helpful sites:
www.mikumikudance.wikia.com
sites.google.com/site/mikumiku…
and Google is good, too
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XxHatsuneMikuV2xX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About the Metasequoia to pmd thing... Do you need the FULL metasequoia?
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enigmaplatypus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
um what license would you recommend for metasequoia. the standard or expert or are they about the same.
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:iconsakurachan501:
SakuraChan501 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This one is gonna sound odd, but here it goes:
Do you recommend a particular program for beginners? I own Blender, but this one is way too advanced. I even tried Poser and Daz 3D, but the program didn't download right, and I never got very far either...
I have a few OCs and fairy/mermaid designs, but I want them to look anime style, it would be nice to see them move around and such.
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:iconkitkatmmd:
KitKatMMD Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
I think Metasequoia is a lot more simple than Blender. It took me a week (probably less) to figure out, whilst Blender, I've been trying to understand for a while XD
Anyways here's the official website and I recommend version 3.1.6 here: www.metaseq.net/en/download.ht… (bottom of page where it says old products)
In this version it's shareware, so you can register with these codes and have all the features www.moparscape.org/smf/index.p… 

It isn't exactly easy though... I'm still very new at it.
Anyways, hope this helps!
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Buggar, I was going to ask if you know how to make a dragon MMD character from scratch, like this one:
the-abandoned-games.deviantart…
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:iconmmdgirly:
MmdGirly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
i dont even understand anything
i maked a OC with acco on mmd because this is hard
but now i wanna make her dance
and thats impossible
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:iconlucariozelda2000:
LucarioZelda2000 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to make a model of my guy OC, anime styled. Any recommendations?
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:iconapple-tree13:
apple-tree13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you use sculptress to make the models and put the textures on them??
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:iconsingindancerswag:
SinginDANCERswag Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
This is really helpful
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks^^
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:iconl1lxbunny:
l1lxbunny Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Sorry for asking this, but I've been trying to get MMD models into Maya and I was wondering how to about that. Since Blender takes .pmd/.pmx files would I be able to open up MMD files into Blender and convert it into a .ma file for Maya and still keep the rig? Or do you have any other ideas about converting MMD models? :0
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
i have no clue :( sorry
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:iconnashiup16:
NashiUP16 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thanks so much :) really helped
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:iconspavvy:
SpavVy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I want two mmd models made from scratch, base and everything. I've worked with pmd editor many times and I was never satisfied! I've gotten glitched parts messed up physics even though the bones were fine and I haven't been able to find a base that is even close to my art style because I want something accurate and just so sick of the frustration! Is there a way for me to get in contact with anyone willing to make two models for me with good physics? I don't have time to be getting frustrated with pmd and so on. I have a comic book and other projects to work on.
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
i dont know anyone who does requests like that :( sorry
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:iconhitosu-chan:
hitosu-chan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ok I have one question.
Are any of these programs
Android compatible?
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
an android phone? uh, i wouldn't recommend using your phone to model anything uh
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:iconhitosu-chan:
hitosu-chan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh....sigh oh well thanks for telling me :)
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconhitosu-chan:
hitosu-chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I guess I'll just have to enjoy other peoples mmds
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:iconruby6895:
ruby6895 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
is the uh i forgot but how do u edit
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
with pmd editor
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:iconloppers:
Loppers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where might you get that program? (If it's in here I feel like an idiot)
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
sLow reply im really sorry 
heres a "limited" english ver showmo456.deviantart.com/art/L…
and heres pmx editor (for .pmx models) rinxlen4fevernight.deviantart.…
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:iconpandorathekiller:
Pandorathekiller Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey what is the best program gor manking dress ,gloves etc for my doll :3?
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
metasequioa probably 
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:iconigikopop:
IgikoPop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello :) I just had a question on how to put together models via pmd editor (ie base + hair + clothes, etc) Thank you!
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
ahh sure, what do you need help with? ;u;
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:iconigikopop:
IgikoPop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :) how do you add clothes to a base model?
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
oh uh
this is more about making a model from scratch .x. i dont really edit all that often 
maybe this will help you?
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:iconigikopop:
IgikoPop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
your welcome!
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:iconmiejinkaku:
Miejinkaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Then all I need to do is practice and watch tutorials right? and find a way to model the thing i want, right? I got the feeling that it will take a lot of time...
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah pretty much and just dont give up and keep going and u will be able to model 
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:iconmiejinkaku:
Miejinkaku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thanks I will do my best
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:iconazuredestiny:
AzureDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELP!!!!!!
Can I get help on exporting my model that I have created so that it has 2-sided faces. When it's loaded up into MMD, the inside of her dress is see-through. Is there a way to make normals face both ways?
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
uhh, which program are you using? (metaseq, blender, ect)
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:iconazuredestiny:
AzureDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a blender user.
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, uhhh
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:iconazuredestiny:
AzureDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hwaa~! Thank you so much! This is why I was asking, take a look: azuredestiny.deviantart.com/ar…
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh, it looks really pretty! ;u; good job
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goddessofadventure Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
>_>
now i can create that 3d anime i wanted >_>
thanks>_>
now if only i could find someone who sounded like axel for free....
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
o ok good luck!
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:iconskidehskideh:
skidehskideh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This has enlightened me, thanks :>
Llama Emoji 03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad I could help! ;u;
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:iconbakasaiko:
bakasaiko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i suck at math,but thank you for this helpful tutorial ;o;
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:icontsukikou:
Tsukikou Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
aa, your welcome
and its really just basic math, like 2+2 type thing its not too hard ;;
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:iconbakasaiko:
bakasaiko Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh,okay then ;w;
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:icongear20056:
gear20056 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Someone have tutorial create model MMD with Maya?
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