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MMD Resizing Background Images Tutorial by Trackdancer MMD Resizing Background Images Tutorial by Trackdancer
Simple tutorial on how to resize a background image in MMD 7.39


Per ~GM34 , this works with background AVIs also.


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:iconbluerosepetalsqueen:
BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Could you make a tutorial of resizing the stages in mmd? I've been having hard time with it.
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Just use MMD's accessory panel controls scaling function for .x type models. PMD and PMX stages can be resized using the PMD Editor. But as for a formal tutorial, I would be a little reluctant to make one on this subject as a lot of MMD stage makers don't like people messing with their models in the PMD Editor.
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BlueRosePetalsQueen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
thank you
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:iconyukareine:
Yukareine Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Thank you! >w<
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
YW :)
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:iconmatoal:
matoal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is nice and helped a lot. Is it possible to get the background to wrap around the stage though? 
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
No, that's why people use skydomes.
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:iconmatoal:
matoal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And now I learned something. Thanks. ^.^
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:iconsimmeh:
Simmeh Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Very cool! Thanks for the tips! :) I didn't know how to change the background size before. 
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
YW
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:iconsimmeh:
Simmeh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Hey, is there a way to rotate/twirl the image in MMD and change the perspective and whatnot? I only know how to move it around and make it big/small. 
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Nope you can't twirl or rotate the backdrop although it's possible to flip it left to right but I'm not sure what the controls are despite the fact that I've done it accidentally a few times.
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:iconaoqi:
Aoqi Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial !
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
YW
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:iconaoqi:
Aoqi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So I tried both control keys plus the widgets on the bottom and top and all that's moving is the camera. Am I doing something wrong?
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Fairys-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Are you sure you have the newest version?
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:icontheawesomemoomoo:
TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The problem's actually been fixed. ^^ But thank you anyway!
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:iconfairys-fire:
Fairys-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Glad you fixed it!
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Maybe not. The feature can be quirky at times and will not work when certain MME effects such as Diffusion is applied. Try it with just the background loaded and see if it works on a fresh set up.
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TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It worked! Thank you!
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:iconweekoldmilk:
WEEKOLDMILK Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Your are amazing. Thanks for this!
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
YW
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animefan9545 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
thanks for explaining this, its helpfull.
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
You are very welcomed.
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xTsubakixCamilliax Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Thanks!
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
YW
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:iconrainbowdash0708:
rainbowdash0708 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
works really well!
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Yes it does. Really useful tool.
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Len11999 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i press ctrl it makes the camera movement slower not this
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Your mouse arrow must start over one of the icons on the top right of the screen for this to work. Press CTRL, click on the icon you want and then drag the mouse. Might take a few tries when you first do this to get it to work as it's not completely intuitive.

> Magnifying glass icon is used to resize
> 4 directional arrow icon is used to move
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D-A-WOODS Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew you could do this !! :O
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
And now you do - if you have diffusion loaded, switch it off first as it conflicts with this feature.
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D-A-WOODS Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay!
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:iconshin001:
Shin001 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~ now I can trace videos!

Never thought that the magic of CTRL works also inside MMD.
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Both [SHIFT] and [CTRL] works in combination with the mouse buttons and makes it much easier to work in MMD
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Shin001 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi it's me again, I just re - installed my MMD and I don't know what's wrong with it, but yeah somehow I can't manage to work this tutorial out, I really don't know what to do anymore~

Which should I press first again?

The:
Shift button while clicking and dragging the widget (which looks like a magnifying glass) or dragging the other one which looks like a cross?

Or the CTRL button? Or should I click them both?

Or well in images, do they need a format so you can drag it?

Sorry to bother you though~ It's just that I just come back and I want a refresher, and the best one I could come up with is by asking your help.
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
CTRL + dragging over either the magnifying glass or movement widget at the top are the only controls that work when resizing or moving the background image.

Image can be any format so far as I know. Most of my background images are 1280x800 pixels (same size as my monitor screen), but I often work with other screen ratios so I regularly need to resize or shift my backgrounds.
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Shin001 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it work on laptops?
I can't manage to work it out~
Sorry if I ask too much~

It's really frustrating, when you learned it and then epic-ly failed to do it again.
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I use a laptop for my MMDing so yes it does work on my laptop (but I do have an external mouse attached as my touchpad is dead).
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:icongm34:
GM34 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice feature, will this work for AVI backgrounds also?
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I have no idea. Can you please try it and let us know if it's possible?
I still don't have .avi files for bkgd playback.
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:icongm34:
GM34 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! you can...

size it, locate it, play it!

that's the answer to the question.

motion, in motion, with, motion :D
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
GJ - going to update page with your new findings - thx
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:icongm34:
GM34 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YW
been wanting that feature :D
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Necessity4fun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!! was wondering if I could do this~
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:icontrackdancer:
Trackdancer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Being a "fat-fingered" kind of person, I found this out by "accident" ... lol
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HikariYamamoto47 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! ^^
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
YW :)
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