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Okay guys. I need some real help. I have no clue how to rig arms. I always mess up. I need some tips. I can kinda use Blender but im best in PMDe. Basically I wont be able to make much content if I dont learn arm rigging so any help would be great. 
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ILoveThePanda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial really helped me Wing's Helpful rigging guide by MMDFakewings18
MetroidMan64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
This tutorial might come in handy for me! :)
siletrea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
link me the character and I'll do a video screenrecorded rig job to show you how to rig I'll rig it for ya free o charge
and check physics and such
vasilnatalie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Is this for clothes or for, umm, humanoids?  For humanoids, good bone placement is essential.

Screenshots of how it bends funny would be useful.  If it's about volume, you might find SDEF useful.

My basic technique for weight painting is first, do it in order (from UB1 -> fingers); second, isolate each part that I want affected into a new material, mostly so I can mask a lot easier; finally, use the linear gradient in the 3d view and check in the transformation window.  If the trans window looks funny, ctrl-z, try again.  It usually takes me several tries to get a good looking deformation, but with that workflow, trying again isn't hard.

Hopefully you're not doing gloves :)  If I was doing gloves, I'd just use some hands for a base mesh and manipulate the mesh in Blender so I could keep the original weights.  Some other kinds of clothes, that works too.

Love your stuff, I'd be happy to look at a specific model where you're having trouble if you want.  Or, to explain any of that, sometimes some really talented people don't know about some part of PMXE that will make their life tons easier :)
MikuEvalon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hello, I can find you some tutorials if you wish but I learned the hard way so I don't know how to explain it ^^; sorry

but if you wish for me to find you some tutorials please let me know and I will look for them :)
pompom-s Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student General Artist
can i ask what you mean by mess up btw? like. what do you mess up on specifically??
amiamy111 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Like I have a really hard time putting the weight where it needs to be and the whole ratio thing. - . - ;; shit always wants to bend weird. 
pompom-s Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student General Artist
rigging tutorial…

rigging guide…

semistandard bone plugin……

~magic~ bones…

(parts in desc.)…

bone translation guide…

HUGE masterlist of tutorials…

tbh when rigging shirts that dont need physics or even just parts of shirts to a model i just use the weight transfer plugin
amiamy111 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
See I tried that weight transfer plugin and it just made it bend weirdly. -. - ;;
pompom-s Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student General Artist
did you use it properly? if so it should've worked fine, though it's not perfect and may need adjusting occaisionally
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