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MMD to Blender Tutorial by crazy4anime09 MMD to Blender 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

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
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FierceOkami Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :heart: I'm glad it was able to help you :D ^^
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oscarstg Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
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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abcacbbca Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Will the add on work in versions older than this, specifically, 1.6.1?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think it will, but you can try to see if it does ^^
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abcacbbca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i use the blender to create the outfit then?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep you can, if you know how to model in Blender ^^
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alfian25 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool :D I'm not good at making anything yet XD
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alfian25 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you make a custom MMD character?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I've never tried. I just started learning the basics of modeling, so I haven't tried making characters yet ^^
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alfian25 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you make custom MMD character using pre made base and accesories?
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blenderenderer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
You can do it with Blender, but it recommended that you also use PMDeditor or PMXeditor. This site is handy for learing how to make mmd models. learnmmd.com/how-to-mmd/conten…
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't tried doing that either. I know I would mess it up if I tried XD
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Help! by mmdlizzy2000  Help! i used pda miku from :icondan1024:
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  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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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
look at her textures and also motions get the bones messed up in different positions
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right her textures have issues even when viewing the model in render preview. I'm not sure what's going on with the textures or how to fix them.

Did you change the scale for the motion?  Motion Scale by crazy4anime09  But even making sure the scale is the same as the scale you imported the model in her legs still do not work properly with motions. Her legs pull away from the center and I'm not sure why they are doing that.

I have two Kaito PDA models that I haven't used yet and checked them both. One of them worked fine with motions but the other has the same leg issue as the Miku model. It could be an issue that some PDA models have when the person ripped them, or Blender can't import them correctly. I'm not sure how to fix this either.

Powroupi might know how to fix it, or could look at the models that have the problem. You could ask them here github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… or you could try asking :iconhogarth-mmd: I think he helps powroupi out with the add on ^^
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Hogarth-MMD Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Yes, I am an assistant developer of mmd_tools. I am happy to help out, but if you want my help with a specific model, then you need to give me a download link for that model.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok :D There are two models so far that I've found where motions do not work correctly with their legs. Their legs pull away from the center. I made sure the scale for the motion was the same scale as the model when I imported them in ^^

PDA-Like Hatsune Miku DL by Dan1024  Here is the first model with the leg motion issue. Her textures also don't show up correctly even when viewing in Render preview for both Blender Render and Cycles Render. DL link PDA-Like Hatsune Miku

Project Diva Arcade Future Tone Half Spats Kaito by Luke-Flame  The second model with the leg motion issue. DL link PDAFT Half Spats Kaito
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Hogarth-MMD Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
The problems with these 2 models are not being caused by mmd_tools. These 2 models are full of errors. Someone needs to run the pmx error checker on them and correct the errors. Additionally the Kaito model has a lower leg bone IK angle limit of -1800, when it should have an angle limit of -180. The Miku model has 4 foot IK bones instead of the usual 2. My best suggestion to you is to save time and find some better Kaito and Miku models to use instead.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thanks for taking a look at them :D I have another question that is for all models getting imported into Blender. I noticed a while ago that new bones were added to models. The hand twist, arm twist bones etc. If you try moving or rotating them in pose mode the model breaks away from the armature and deforms. Is this something that is still being worked on so that we don't have to rotate the entire arm to rotate the hands and other parts of the models? ^^
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WeFede Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ktm "full of errors"? The problem on Kaito are the extra bones on his legs (右足D, 右ひざD and 右足首D)
Btw on mmd it works fine even with -1800 on it's IK configuration.
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey i need help im a mmd mac user but can i have a already parented bone version of this  [MMD] PjD World is Mine [Motion/Model DL] by minmode  follow the instructions in desc
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blenderenderer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
What do you want to accomplish exactly? I need to know in order to best advise you. If you don't mind using a different .vmd, try using the one here: World Is Mine-MOTION+WAV+CAMERA DL. This one does not require any setup, just apply the Center.vmd motion to your chosen model. The vmd you are trying to use doesn't appear to have keyframes for the feet, so they are locked to the floor (perhaps the parenting would fix this, but really I don't see how). I managed to get the model dancing nicely in Blender with this one only using my mac, although it lacks facial and hand movements, perhaps use the

Hand/facial anim Tovisawesome:
sta.sh/0suhd1r9dph 

that was on the page you linked. The motion is quite similar.

The Stage can be found here: Dreamy Theater World is Mine Stage DL (Reupload)

Hope this helps! :D If not, let me know your intent and I will try my best to help. 

By the way, how are you running MMD on mac? Do they have a mac version? (I have very little experience with MMD itself, preferring to render my animations with Blender).
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I want this model 

PMD

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to have disabled ik bones
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Ok, I can disable the IKs on the model. However, this does not appear to solve the issue. The feet are no longer grounded, but the model appears to float about due to a lack of IKs to hold it down. Here is a brief video of the result of removing the IKs: 

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I noticed the constraints are incorrect and tried fixing them, but with the same result. Would it be possible to schedule a live chat (screen share) thru Discord or Google Hangouts to work on troubleshooting this problem in real time? If so, when are you available? (I will most likely be working throughout the week, perhaps this weekend?)

I got it working with the other vmd here's what it looks like:

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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure because I'm a windows user and I don't know if it works differently with a mac. I think you have to parent the bones yourself to fix the feet. Or find a model that already has the bone requirements so you don't have to do it yourself. Or the person who converted the model would have to do it. I haven't learned how parenting works yet ^^
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok thank you for trying >v>
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, sorry I couldn't be of more help ^^
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
file signature is invalid and i did update mmd tools
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which model or models are you getting the error for? ^^
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hatsune Miku Download by Jomomonogm  the normal miku
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried importing it into Blender and I didn't get the error. I am currently using Blender 2.79a and this version of MMD Tools github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… Is this the version of MMD Tools you are using? ^^
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
another thing is why is it huge??
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have to change the scale of the model in the File Browser before you import it. I show how to do it in my updated tutorial ^^  MMD to Blender 2.79 Tutorial by crazy4anime09
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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
her silver shirt textures are pink...
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On the normal Miku? Are you in Blender Render or Cycles Render? ^^
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Island-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh every time i put textures on my mmd models they are pink any advice please 
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are showing up pink because for some reason Blender can't find the textures, I think it has something to do with the name of the textures. The only way I know how to get the textures to show is by adding them manually into Blender. If you're not sure how to do this I can make some screenshots. I have one model that shows up completely pink when I import it into Blender ^^
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Island-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure ill love that ^^ 
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok :D Which type of pink texture problem are you seeing? The one on the left shows a pink like filter over the model, but this only happens in Blender's Internal Render. It should go away when you convert the materials to Cycles, but if you want to use the model in Blender's Internal Render there is a an easy fix. The one on the right is completely pink and looks this way in both Blender's Internal Render and in Cycles ^^

Pink Textures by crazy4anime09
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Island-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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this is the problems i mostly have ^^; 
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I think this fix will only work in Cycles but you can switch back to Blender's Internal Render after if you want. First switch over to Cycles Render and Convert the Materials for Cycles. Then on the top right in the Properties Panel click on the Material tab, and select the first material.

If you don't know what part of the model the material goes on hit the tab key on your keyboard to go into Edit Mode. Hit the A key on your keyboard to deselect everything. Then hit the Select button underneath the materials to see what part of the model gets selected. 

Then scroll down to the MMD Texture section and click on the folder to open the File Browser.

Figure out which texture you want then select it and click on accept. I opened all the textures in Photoshop so I could see what each of them were to figure out which one I needed.

Then wait for it to load and the texture should appear. Then click on the Deselect button or hit the A button. Click on the next material and do it all again. It may take a while to do if you have a lot of materials. While you do this you can go back into Object Mode by hitting the tab key again to check to see how the model looks then go back into Edit Mode ^^

Pink Texture Fix by crazy4anime09
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Island-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh kk ^^ thank u so much 
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D ^^
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Island-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i on the right that the blender problems i been having with a few models 
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