(Text heavy, sorry. I'm not near my computer where I can do stuff.)
KaneYuki wrote:An MMD model.
I have blender, but I cant find any tutorials I understand. The ones I have found are all text walls. I'm a visual person... orz
Also, do I HAVE to have PMD editor?
I use Blender but just because it's the freeware option.
But Blender is not easy to use at all! I needed like 2 weeks just to understand to make the easiest thing.
And yes, you may need PMD Editor.
I need PMD editor because the normal armatures of blender are just all the same... "circle point" bones in MMD and you need a "square point" bone. IK I think it's called (the computer I can use is like 170km from here. Sorry for not giving names).
You may need it to rename the bones so they fit the normal MMD structure, too. But this point is doable in blender in Japanese locale, too.
If you're not discouraged enough then take in count that's the easiest step. Blender needs a pair of things to really start to work and they're kinda advanced stuff...
You'll need Python 2.6.2
, too. Not an older or newer version. Because that's the only version that blender2pmd
can use (oh, and you need the newest blender).
blender2pmd is a plugin for blender that imports/exports the pmd files for MMD that you also need.
Once you have blender and phyton, you must be sure the PATH for python is set correctly. This
may help you, but it's very text heavy and not low level at all. Take in count you'll also have to change the directories to your Python version.
Once you have Python installed, with the PATH set and with blender2pmd in the blender plugins folder then you can import and export pmd files, the ones usabble by MMD.
You need to run blender in Japanese locale if you plan on importing models as the Japanese names of the bones can't be imported otherwise. But if you only want to export then it's not really needed.
Now you have to make your models. I found that for a model to work in pmd exporter you need it to have an armature (bones) well defined.
The place where I found (almost -youtube tutorials helped a lot, too-) ALL the basic info about blender and how to use it (but I'm kinda still a noob) is from this awesome (but sadly incomplete in the most advanced points) wiki: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro
I can't help you much else right now but these may be the starting points to start your own model from zero with blender.
There is a pair of very good tutorials in vocaloidism forums about MMD modeling... but my bookmarks are in the other computer, uh. They may be around here
Hmm, maybe I'll try to make a tutorial about blender and MMD this winter vacations with screenshots and stuff. But not right now, sorry for not being more helpful.