Photo via Kaneko Ranou’s twitter
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.
Koneko-Type Hatsune Miku Introduction Video
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):
Download + Password: http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/seiga/im4344222
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…)
For people with more modern computer hardware, the MikuMikuDance 3D model choreography tool is about to get a lot faster. Up to 100% faster, according to some tester results.
The creator of the tool, Higuchi_U, released an alpha build of a DirectX 11 version of the program last night via twitter. He asked people to load the included ALLSTAR animation project file and compare the performance results to older MikuMikuDance versions, and nearly everyone reported high framerate gains.
Of course, to run the DirectX 11 version, you will need three things:
1: An operating system that supports DirectX 11. This means Windows Vista (fully updated) or newer.
2: A graphics card supporting DX11. Most desktop GPUs older than 4 years wont work, and most integrated graphics older than 3 years wont work.
3: The Visual C++ 2013 redist package from Microsoft.
If you meet these requirements and would like to try out the new MikuMikuDance, copy and paste the download link below from Higuchi_U’s tweet.