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TUTORIAL:: How to improve MMD texture quality by NipahMMD TUTORIAL:: How to improve MMD texture quality by NipahMMD
A short tutorial I wanted to do for a bit now. How to improve the texture quality of MMD models.

Lets say you have a gamerip model like this (Doesn't have to be Pokemon, I just chose this) or just a texture thats dimensions are small
when you add that texture to a model usually it will appear rather pixelated like the before images because the dimensions of the image are small.
The original dimensions for this models textures were 256x256. Now the After images textures are 1024x1024!! Making the models textures sharper and cleaner!

Doing this is VERY easy. All you have to do is go to this site waifu2x.udp.jp/ and upload your image.
For the settings choose "Medium" for noise reduction and for up scaling choose "2x"

I suggest you run it through twice for a better quality image if your original picture was small but do not do it more then that because the image will start to get a little muddy/blurry, you don't want that.

The site basically upscales your image, cleans up any pixealted parts and smooths it out.

AND THAT'S IT! Enjoy your higher quality models, this can work with literally any model and you don't need to adjust the UV once you're done.

Serena model: BryanRush (animefancy-mmd)
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morpice0 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
good!
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xXButtery-BreadXx Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Means the website is down a lot I recommend this: waifu2x.booru.pics/
It's not the original but its better than nothing! <3 This is a good tutorial btw! Thank you! <3
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Aaregon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
really nice trick. sadly it doesnt work on .tga files
will help me on normal textures doe O3O
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Basepop Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
You can convert it to a png file and then do it.
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Darknessmagician Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is great!!!
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MMDAsk1pDragonRussia Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this thing is not working for me it gives me a transparent thing with lines but i guess i could re-try.
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strdustlunanixhydra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are one of the originals,
resolution is beautiful thanks so much!!!!
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Squibyplaya Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude this is just awesome to find and the highest setting  is hnngh amaze
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moikoishoi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank youuu
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MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Just in case the site goes offline, is there a way to do the same exact thing on GIMP or Photoshop?
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EilaKasai Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for finding this, it's so darn easy and really improves the textures :3
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Obediently-Otsoko Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Alternatively, you could just get the UVMapping plugin for PMX/PMD Editor(s) and scale up the mapping.
That would scale down the textures on the model, but it requires accuracy.
...and lots, lots of updates... xD
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NipahMMD Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
This method is much faster and much easier.
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Obediently-Otsoko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Though it didn't work for me.
Closest alternative to this would be to just scale up the textures a bunch.
Since this doesn't work. (For me, at least.)
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NipahMMD Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Not sure why it didn't work for you? What format did you try to enlarge?
Upscaling an image regularly doesn't do much because and detailed textures will be rather blurry. 
Doing this it upscales it, sharpens and smooths out the image making the details of the smaller image stay intact.
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Obediently-Otsoko Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
I know what upscale filtering is.
It's also a system used in PSP games.
Just makes textures smoother and more clear.
Like in the older Project DIVA 2nd and Extend games.

I'm sure it's just the website, thought it could be my browser too.
I went to it, followed what you said, it's pretty basic.
Uploaded an image of the same format. (256x256 .png from Pokemon X & Y)
Clicked "Convert", it opens a new tab, loads for 5 minutes and then brings up a "cannot connect" page.

I'm trying it again and I can get it to work now but I notice no difference in the image.
Trying again...

Okay, it seems I got it to work.
It wasn't working before for whatever reason.
Sorry~
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DGCain Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2015
any chance you could tell me how to change the eye color on textures like this?
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:iconluxidoptera:
luxidoptera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Hue filter.
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DGCain Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Thank you ^_^
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AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
OMG I just tried this and it really works! Thanks for sharing!
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:iconmrangelz:
MRAngelZ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!

:3
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crueldude100 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude this really helped :D
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Odnamra22 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
dont work xc
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trashloid Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the website isn't available?
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DaughterofWolves Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible. Thank you so much for this! I'd never thought to use this site to improve model textures.
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MMD-Anime-Bunny Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
King-Jellyfish Here, this should help you :3

Thanks btw! ^^
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Cyan-Th Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Thank you for this, it's really helpful!
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MrWhitefolks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
One thing to be aware of is that the site doesn't support TGA or DDS files, so if your gamerip requires those formats for transparency (hair, for example) - you might be out of luck.

However, with older game rips and/or lower resolution textures in jpg/png format? This thing is brilliant. I've already tested it a few times and so far it works wonders. HIGHLY recommended for people to try, as it can literally take older models and give them a new/more clean look.
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NipahMMD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
If you convert the file from DDS or TGA to PNG it will then work I believe.
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MrWhitefolks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
It will on most files, yes. However, certain ones that need to retain transparency don't convert over as good, if at all (at least not that I've found - been trying to get dds/tga files with transparency to convert and most of the time it doesn't work well).  :(
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You have no idea how much you help us with this tutorial. Thank you! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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Supurreme Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew about waifu2x, but I never knew it could be used like this :o

thanks for posting this!
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SnowyTime Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I love you so much for this!! :D You totally make my day! Squee Bounce Frozen Fever - Wow! Anna's Surprise Icon 
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GingerCat-P Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I didn't even think it was possible to make low quality texture HQ again... :omg: Thank you for this tut!!
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NipahMMD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
It's something I discovered a bit back and forgot about it till today lol
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smilecat98 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!!!!
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kkusanagitw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial,thank you!
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MMDSatoshi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Thank you so much!
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NipahMMD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
No problem, hope it serves you well.
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TeenTitans01 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mistress: Oh shit dude your a life savor <3 <3!! Thank you so much!!
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nursemorrigan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankss
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AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU...
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SakuraNights Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! Thank you for this!
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alinoire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for doing this! *3*
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NipahMMD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
It works rather well with Kingdom Hearts models too sta.sh/01bmsg3ayrud
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alinoire Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist
oh my god, now he looks even more awesome.
Excuse me... I'll have to go fangirling over this.
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Mad--Machine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Oh thank you for posting this!
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