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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 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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:iconmmdlizzy2000:
mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Help! by mmdlizzy2000  Help! i used pda miku from :icondan1024:
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  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 3 days ago  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 3 days ago  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 17 hours ago
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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mmdlizzy2000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Oh ok thank you for trying >v>
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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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wazupdudes123 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018
File signature is invalid.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using the latest version of MMD Tools addon? If not here is the link to it github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… It is being worked on by powroupi now, so the one I used in this tutorial is old. It should fix the error when you update the addon ^^
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wazupdudes123 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Yeah I got it.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have the latest version of the addon and you're still getting the error? ^^
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wazupdudes123 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
No.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok ^^
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devsterman12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
I can't get mmd_tools to install on blender 2.78, Is there a fix for this?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you copy the right folder to put in Blender's 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 otherwise it may cause problems.

Also, in Blender's User Preferences make sure Official and Community are both selected under where it says Supported Level. If you are trying to install sugiany's old version of MMD Tools addon try downloading and installing powroupi's version instead and see if it will work for you then github.com/powroupi/blender_mm…

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 and see if it shows up then. Or you can try restarting your computer after putting the mmd_tools addon folder in Blender's addon folder and see if it will show up in Blender, but I'm not sure if this will help or not. If none of this works you can ask powroupi for help here github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… ^^
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devsterman12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
It turns out I put the wrong folder in and when I tried again it started working, thanks for the help.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D ^^
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SenorScotty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Hey, i got a problem when importing a model: List indices must be integers or slices, not NoneType.
 What i have to do to fix this :(
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never had this error and I'm not sure what it is, but if you're not using the latest version of MMD Tools try updating to the latest version. It's being worked on by powroupi now github.com/powroupi/blender_mm…

If that doesn't fix it you can ask powroupi if they can fix it or know how to fix it by creating a new issue here github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… you'll have to create an account first though ^^
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fukkai Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2018
hello! i have placed the mmd_tools folder into the addons folder, however, it does not show up in blender ;;
do you have any idea what the problem is?


What by fukkai What 2 by fukkai
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the screenshots :D I actually just noticed something that I've never noticed before. I looked at my Blender User Preferences and under the search where it says Official, Community, and Testing I have Official and Community always selected. The mmd_tools shows up with Community since it's not an official add on. Hold down shift and select Community so that you have both Official and Community selected and then search for mmd_tools. It should show up then ^^

Blender User Preferences Community Button by crazy4anime09
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fukkai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
i've tried that, but it somehow does not work. could it be a bug in the program or the version? i have version 2.78 for blender
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could be, maybe you had a bad download of the add on. Try re-downloading MMD Tools and see if that works. If you downloaded sugiany's version of MMD Tools try downloading powroupi's updated version instead github.com/powroupi/blender_mm…

If you are updating MMD Tools you'll want to delete the old version first. I know that if you copy the new files over the old ones it can cause problems.

Or if those don't work you can try re-downloading and installing Blender, or try downloading a different version of Blender. I've never had a problem with it not showing up in the user preferences. I've been using the add on since Blender 2.75. Right now I'm using 2.79 ^^
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SweetDreamsMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Student Filmographer
I have Blender 3.79. I tried reinstalling the mmd. Still doesn't work.
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you try reinstalling Blender to see if it will work? You could also try going back to Blender 2.78 or 2.77, or restart your computer (I'm not sure if restarting your computer will help or not tho)

If that doesn't work you could try asking powroupi for help github.com/powroupi/blender_mm… There are some people who have already asked powroupi about it ^^
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SweetDreamsMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Student Filmographer
I got the plugin working since I posted my comment, but the model I want to work with is an FBX file. It seems that neither the mmd tools or Cat's plugin can work with FBX.
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bioweapon797 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am having the same problem, how did you manage to get the plugin working?
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Blender can import and export an FBX file. If it doesn't show up under File, Import, you can turn the addon on in User Preferences. I've never used it though ^^
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fukkai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
i've updated and redownloaded MMD Tools and it worked! thank you very much, I appreciate the help! ;w;
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad that worked :D ^^
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