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MMD to Blender Tutorial
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Published: September 23, 2015
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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

New :iconupdatedsignplz: I created an updated version of this tutorial. You can find it here fav.me/dbvo83i


I decided to make a MMD to Blender tutorial because all the ones I found were a couple of years old and were hard to follow because of changes in Blender and the MMD tools addon. This tutorial uses Blender 2.75 and the most recent version of MMD tools addon.

Hopefully you will find this helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask :D I've only been using Blender for a few weeks and I'm still a noob so 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 tho ^^


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.


Here is the link to download Blender www.blender.org/download/
They just released Blender 2.76-rc1 while I was making this tutorial. I don't think it's the stable version of 2.76 so I'm sticking with 2.75 for now. If you want to download 2.75 I can help you find it on the site ^^

(Edit: This tutorial works for all new versions of Blender)

Blender 2.76 has been released and I checked to make sure the MMD tools addon works in it and it does ^^

MMD tools addon works in Blender 2.77 as well ^^

MMD tools works in Blender 2.78 ^^ (Sometimes when you try to convert certain mmd models into cycles render it closes Blender for some reason. Just keep re-opening Blender and convert the model to cycles again. After a couple of tries it should work. If you don't want to deal with this you should stick with Blender 2.77 for now)

MMD tools works in Blender 2.79 (It still has the convert model to cycles issue where when you hit the convert button Blender closes. Just keep re-opening Blender and convert the model to cycles again. After a couple of tries it should work. If you don't want to deal with this you should stick with Blender 2.77 if you don't care about using the most recent version of Blender.)


(Edit)
Here is the link to download MMD tools addon for Blender github.com/sugiany/blender_mmd… (Do not download this one because it is old instead download the newest version by powroupi github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… It will look different from how it looks in this tutorial, so I recommend following my new tutorial instead.)

Bullet; Blue VPD pose files can now be imported into Blender. Download the latest version of the mmd tools addon by powroupi Bullet; Blue 
The export pose button has a traceback error and so does the new export motion button


Here are my other MMD in Blender tutorials I made
MMD to Blender 2.79 Tutorial (New Version) fav.me/dbvo83i
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:

Tutorial made by me in Photoshop CS5
Image size
900x21690px 10.32 MB
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bigshrimppenis's avatar
is it possible to export .ply/obj file without amateurs? i must be retard cos that shit useless, all these tutorials do it so different i cant trust i gotta speak to a guru such as urself !! help kaito-sama!!
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know with the newer version of the addon that when you go to import a model in the file browser there are buttons above the scale that let you choose what gets imported. You can deselect the armature and it won't import the MMD models armature. Or you can delete the armature by selecting it in object mode. I think that will completely remove the armature but I'm not sure ^^
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Tysm,  XDXD truly bless you my guy!! All this information helped progress this month long process!!! Literally, this the first I seen of an updated toolkit addon... like only two other people just brought that up to me!! THANK YOU BREH!!! 
 Some pmx files i seen, the armature are imbued to the actual object scene... so it was really confusing... !!!! Ty  
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I am glad to help :D ^^
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i dont understand how u people getthis tool to work, im exporting and get nothing. Literally, i got so fed up, and imported a pmd to blender just test the export functions and still got nothing on pmx editor!! dont mean to vent, but if you got the real mmds on you send that shit cos mines shit as hell
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial I made is old and I have made an updated version of it here MMD to Blender 2.79 Tutorial You'll also want to use the latest version of the addon if you are using an older version github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… since it has been updated a lot ^^

I don't export so I'm not sure how to get models to export correctly but here is a tutorial that powroupi made for how to convert a model to MMD that may help you out github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… If you still need help I can tell you someone who could help you ^^
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amazing tutorials huge help
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D ^^
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hello. when i try to open this model  Marie Rose + Download (Non-Normalmap Effect) by SenseiTag  it says file signature is invalid. i have tried the dev, master and 0.4 version of the addon but none of them seem to work. can you help?
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using the most recent version of MMD tools addon by powroupi? This is an older tutorial that uses an older version of the addon. I have an updated version of this tutorial here  MMD to Blender 2.79 Tutorial by crazy4anime09  if you haven't seen it yet ^^
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You are a hero, i had problems with textures not showing for the model and all the other tutorials i looked up didn't show the simple fact that i just need to press GLSL. Thanks for the tutorial :D
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :heart: I'm glad it was able to help you :D ^^
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oscarstg's avatar
can help me??
i need blender to mmd
some mode fast o tutorial easy?
for example.i need convert this models to mmd?
have some tutorial o autoconvert?,o can convert you?
www.deviantart.com/mrunclebing…
www.deviantart.com/mrunclebing…
www.deviantart.com/mrunclebing…
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Will the add on work in versions older than this, specifically, 1.6.1?
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think it will, but you can try to see if it does ^^
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abcacbbca's avatar
It will not work! It's when I try to load the files, it doesn't show in the adding. And the ones that will work, I put in Blender 2.7.0 and still nothing... what do I do from there?
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the add on only works in 2.75 and up. Try installing 2.75 or a newer version of Blender. When I first started using the add on I was using Blender 2.75 and now I'm currently using 2.79b ^^
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alfian25|Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i use the blender to create the outfit then?
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep you can, if you know how to model in Blender ^^
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alfian25|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm not good at making outfit or anything resembling a character, my speciality is only weapon XP
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool :D I'm not good at making anything yet XD
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mmdlizzy2000|Student Digital Artist
Help! by mmdlizzy2000  Help! i used pda miku from :icondan1024:
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crazy4anime09|Hobbyist Digital Artist
She imported normally for me. Were you trying to pose her and her pose got messed up? I'm using the latest update for MMD Tools and I'm using Blender 2.79b ^^
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