Recently, the highly popular 3D choreography tool MikuMikuDance has appeared on Steam Greenlight, to begin the voting stage to be approved to the Steam store. The software was published to Steam Greenlight by Sekai Project, a company also known for licensing the release of visual novels on the Steam store.
“But isn’t MikuMikuDance already free?”, you’re probably wondering. The answer is yes, and the Steam release will remain free. The steam release has been approved by the creator himself, Higuchi, and it will serve as another distribution portal for the software, while also hopefully attracting new and curious users.
Of course, this is only the beginning of Sekai Project’s plans. Currently, the MMD communities are scattered across various wikis, blogs and deviantarts. Sekai Project hopes to turn this into a more collaborative and organized community, much like Piapro.
The software and respective models must continue to follow all creators guidelines (of course), and it will be up to the community to help teach the newcomers proper Vocaloid etiquette. Go forth and vote to show your support!
Filed under: Hatsune Miku,MMD — Written by jrharbort on Monday, December 1st, 2014 @ 2:05 pm
What would it be like to take a step into the world of MikuMikuDance to meet Hatsune Miku? We now have an answer to that question, thanks to the MMD animator named Tac. And that answer is… Be prepared to meet a LOT of Mikus.
As you can imagine, quite a lot of Hatsune Miku models have been created for MMD over the years, and a very large number of them are featured in this video. The story features the character named Mariel, who simply wanted to get Hatsune Miku’s autograph. But she ends up getting far more than she expected.
A rather uniquely styled Hatsune Miku has appeared for Miku Miku Dance by the name of “Kaneko-Type Hatsune Miku”, created by Kaneko Ranou. This new model is styled with more of an anime look, right down to the expressions and the texturing style.
Then the creator also came up with a really creative idea for introducing the model: An anime opening style video. It shows off the model’s look and feel perfectly, and I can imagine this model being used a lot for humor and drama-type MMD videos.
The popular YYB Type Hatsune Miku model for Miku Miku Dance has had an update today, pushing the version to 1.01. Known changes include a slight facial update, improvements to eye reflections, and more. The download link is the same as the old version, along with the same password (found in the image description):
Also released by YYB today is a swimsuit version of the model, featuring YYB Miku wearing a cute polka-dot bikini. The download link can be found from YYB’s tweet below, no password is required. You can also follow his twitter for future model releases and updates.
The 13th bi-annual MikuMikuDance Cup competition finally came to an end last night, and 24 videos were selected as winners. This competition had the most entries to date, with 889 video submissions across 7 different themes.
Theme and award titles will be translated on the videos shortly. But in the meantime, enjoy the full list of winners in the full story. Click → (more…)