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MMD to Blender 2.79 Tutorial by crazy4anime09 MMD to Blender 2.79 Tutorial by crazy4anime09
Read all comments in all the MMD in Blender tutorials I've made to see if your question has been answered before you ask ^^
Also, check out our group :iconmmd2blender-mmdart: There are other MMD in Blender tutorials there as well as art :D


I decided to make an updated version of my MMD to Blender Tutorial because there have been a lot of changes made to the MMD Tools addon since my last tutorial. It still has the same info as the previous one but it's all updated. I did add a little more info based on some questions people had asked me. This tutorial uses Blender 2.79 (Will work in previous versions of Blender) and the latest version of MMD Tools addon. The addon gets updated frequently ^^


Hopefully you will find this helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask :D (Big Grin) Even though I've been using Blender for a while now I'm still a noob and don't know how to do a lot yet. I do have more knowledge now than I did when I made my first tutorial, but I may not be able to help if you have a question I don't know the answer to. I'll try to help if I can though ^^


This is something I didn't put in the tutorial but I thought I would mention it here. Some MMD models may not work in Blender. If you can't get a model to work in Blender then you'll have to find another model to use instead.

If you are still having trouble installing it here is more info that may help you github.com/powroupi/blender_mm…


Here is the link to download Blender www.blender.org/download/

Here is the link to download MMD Tools addon for Blender github.com/powroupi/blender_mm…


Here are my other MMD in Blender tutorials I made
MMD to Blender Tutorial (Old Version) fav.me/d9anqi0
MMD in Blender Basic Posing Tutorial fav.me/d9qroj9
MMD in Blender Importing Motions Tutorial Part 1 (New Version) fav.me/dclo4au
MMD in Blender Importing Motions Tutorial Part 2 (New Version) fav.me/dcloa6q
MMD in Blender Importing Motions Tutorial (Old Version)  fav.me/darjqf8


Models used in the tutorial are:

Kaito V3 (c) Biyo
Kaito V3 (c) :iconhzeo:
YYB style Miku Hatsune (c) YYB

Tutorial made by me in Photoshop CS5
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KATEtheDeath1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
After I installed the mmd folder in "Addons" and opened Blender, I can't find  mmd tools when I tried to search it up in User Preference.
idk if it's because Blender got updated for me or something but I had those add-ons installed before but now they're gone ^^;
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, is Community selected in user preferences?  Blender User Preferences Community Button by crazy4anime09  If it's not selected mmd tools won't show up. Or you can try uninstalling the addon by removing the folder from Blender's addon folder then re-download the addon and add it back to Blender's addon folder to see if it will show up. If that doesn't work you could try restarting your computer and see if it shows up then. Or if none of that works you could try reinstalling Blender ^^
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:iconcreepypastalily:
Saddly, I have the same issue...  (;~; )
I have Blender 2.79, just like you. I followed the steps, didn't unzip the files, "Community" is selected. I searched everywhere else in the list of addons...  It might be the addon that hasn't been updated yet ?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you try putting the mmd_tools addon folder in Blenders addon folder while Blender is closed? Blender detects new addons when it is starting up, so if you installed the addon with Blender open it won't show up in user preferences. I just learned about this myself. Or another thing you can try if you haven't already is restart your computer to see if the addon shows up in user preferences then ^^

Here is some more info about installing it github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… ^^
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:iconcreepypastalily:
CreepypastaLily Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018
Thanks a lot ! Really, I mean it ! ^^
I was able to install it by following the instructions with the link you gave me :)

I was doing everything wrong: either trying to add the zipped file, or searching mostly in the import-export category, or trying to add the wrong unzipped folder, or even trying to add the old version of the addon (sugianny or something like that)...

I'm so relieved, I can finally go back to converting from SFM now  x3
*Virtual Hug*
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad you were able to install it :D ^^
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL, BUT WHEN I IMPORT MY MODELS (BE THEM PMX'S OR PMD'S) THEY DONT HAVE ANY BONES, BUT I CHECKED THEM IN THE ACTUAL PMX EDITOR AND THEY DID IN THERE. IS THERE SOMETHIGN WRONG WITH MY BLENDER IMPORT? (I'M USING BLENDER 2.78 BTW BECAUSE 2.79 DOSE'NT WORK FOR MY PC).
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D The bones should show up. I used 2.78 before I went to 2.79 and the bones were always there. Are you using the latest version of MMD_Tools by powroupi? In earlier versions the armature stays hidden when you import the model and you had to turn it on in viewport properties. If that's not the problem then when you go to the file browser to import the model check the lower left side where you change the scale of the model. Make sure armature is highlighted above it otherwise the armature won't import.

If that doesn't help try un-installing the MMD_Tools addon and remove the folder from Blender's addon folder. Then re-download MMD_Tools and add it back to Blenders addon folder and see if that fixes it. If this doesn't help maybe you can show me some of the models that are not showing bones and if I can download them I can see if the bones show up for me. Or you can create a new issue here github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… and see if powroupi can help you ^^
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
THANKS, I ACTUALLY FOUND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG, THEY WHERE HIDDEN JUST AS YOU SAID, I MOST HAVE AN EARLIER VERSION OF IT THEN, I'LL HAVE TO UNINSTALL IT AND REINSTALL IT AGAIN...HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE THE LATEST ONE THOUGH?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D I'm glad you figured it out. You can find the latest version of the addon here github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… ^^
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
THANKS, I WILL UNINSTALL AND REINSTALL IT NOW...ILL LET U KNOW HOW IT GOES...HOW DO I UNINSTALL IT FROM BLENDER AGAIN?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok :D To uninstall it all you have to do is go to Blender's addon folder and delete the mmd_tools addon folder ^^
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
AH THANK YOU I SHALL DO THAT, I DON'T HAVE TO GO INTO BLENDER PREFERENCE SOR ANYTHING?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D Nope, I always go to the addon folder to remove it when I update it ^^
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kart96 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
Thanks, it helps me a lot to convert to other formats! :)
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad you find it helpful :D ^^
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:iconsomesovietweeb:
I tried to import a model but the shirt and sleeves are all glitched. Any tips? (also i just got blender and I am completely new)
Screenshot 396 by SomeSovietWeeb  
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen it do that before when you first import a model. It could be the bones that got messed up when you imported it. If you go into pose mode you could try to see if the shirt has bones that were moved. I have a posing tutorial that you can follow MMD in Blender Basic Posing Tutorial by crazy4anime09  or you could see if there are any errors in the model using the MMD/PMX software and fix it there first and then import it to Blender ^^
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SomeSovietWeeb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Thanks! I managed to fix it!
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad you were able to fix it :D ^^
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UsersWorld23 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
It says "Signature is invalid" plz help
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using the most recent version of MMD Tools addon by powroupi? If you are and are still getting "Signature is invalid" what model is having the problem? ^^
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UsersWorld23 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Fixed it nvm. I used this tutorial  [MMD Tutorial]PMX Bad Signature Fix by harryhack91
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you fixed it :D ^^
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tidiestflyer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for this. You've been a great help.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad :D ^^
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Akitano Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2018
if i want to export the model to mmd pmx the programs not generating the file what can i do?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how to export models from Blender to MMD/PMD/PMX, but I found two tutorials by noodle boy on Youtube that may help. Read the descriptions and comments under the videos, and turn on captions for info on what they are doing in the videos ^^

[blender to mmd] exporting your own model into mmd using nothing but pmd, pmx, and blender!! [easy] www.youtube.com/watch?v=apNLL9…

[BLENDER to MMD] modeling a lolipop in blender then converting it to mmd! www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOyHO4…
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Akitano Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
thanks
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D ^^
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AmelaKotton Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I export the edited model (as PMX using the plugin) and try to open it in MMD it doesn't work at all. Opening it in MMD only loads up a single bone, so I dunno what went wrong.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how to correctly export a model back to MMD after it's been edited in Blender, but you could try asking :iconhogarth-mmd: or :iconblenderenderer: They might know how to export models correctly ^^
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Hogarth-MMD Featured By Owner Edited May 19, 2018
You would need to upload the .blend file for me if you want help.
If you are converting a model to MMD from other software, mmd_tools powroupi fork) has a "Convert Model" button.
Be sure that you are using the powroupi fork of mmd_tools.
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FnafKingOfCre Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is the link the newest version i need to update mine mine is v.0.5.0
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, it will take you to the latest version :D ^^
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FnafKingOfCre Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :) ^^
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FnafKingOfCre Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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TheBetrayedPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student General Artist
How do I fix this issue? My model imports with the feet up even though they're flat in  PMX.
Screenshot 190 by TheRebelPhoenix  
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blenderenderer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Do you have a link to the model? I can try to take a look at it and see what I can do.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen this happen before. I'm not sure how to fix it, but you could try asking powroupi to see if they know. You can create a new issue here to ask them github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… ^^
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Wikkid1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Do you have any tutorials for exporting a blend file to pmx or pmd? I tried to export a camaro model via the mmd tools which shows up as you stated in the tut. But when I press the export button nothing happens and the Camaro.pmx file is not created. 

Any tips? I can do a screenshot or vid of what happens if it helps.

Thanks
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I don't know how to export blend files to pmx or pmd correctly, but I did find a Youtube video that might help ^^


How to Export PMX Models from Blender using MMD_Tools www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXKwGC…

Or you could try looking through the issues for mmd_tools here to see if someone else had issues with exporting github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… and if not you could create a new issue to ask powroupi about it ^^

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Jolveen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I got so confused when it said "go to this PC and click windows" 
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Jolveen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Update: I got it, it took me awhile to process it in my head lmfaooo.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you figured it out :D ^^
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Lilothestitch Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Artist
Is there a tutorial on converting FBX to MMD?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure how to do it myself but this tutorial might help www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5I2y… it shows how to import FBX to Blender. If FBX doesn't show up under File, Import, go to User Preferences and search for FBX to turn the addon on. Then after you do that you can export it to MMD using MMD Tools. I don't know how well it works though. You can look at the issues that people have brought up to powroupi here github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… or you can make you own ^^

If you can't get it to export still you can try this method instead www.youtube.com/watch?v=apNLL9… It shows you how to export to Direct X and import the .X file to MMD. Turn on the captions because they explain what they are doing in more detail ^^  
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warriorssos11 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
i tried to add the folder but it doesnt show up in blender
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you copy the right folder to put in the addons folder? You want the mmd_tools folder not blender_mmd_tools-dev_test folder. If you did, then double check that it didn't get put in another folder by mistake. If you are updating the mmd_tools folder make sure you delete the old one first.

Also, in Blender's User Preferences make sure Official and Community are both selected under where it says Supported Level. The addon shows up in Community.

If you did all of that and it still doesn't show up try downloading the MMD Tools addon again from the website, or uninstall Blender and reinstall it, or update Blender to 2.79, if you haven't yet ^^
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