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MMD Tutorial Sphere Maps by Trackdancer MMD Tutorial Sphere Maps by Trackdancer
Someone asked for a tutorial about sphere maps, and at the same time I thought it would be worthwhile debunking some of the misinformation that's floating around about what these types of graphics actually are and how they are used.

More info (if you want the maths): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_m…

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Image used for example sphere map from wallpapersup.net/
Model used is my own edit of the default Meiko Sakine
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Made some minor corrections (12/14/2012)
Note also that if you're model a PMX model, there are more options with what you can do with a sphere map.
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raymhey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hrmmm, do you perhaps know what to do or know what it means when the red text appears about the area you type the texture and spa/sph name in? It only happens on some materials (like a hair I made in meta)  : \ But I can't ever find a tutorial covering what to do if this happens.
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Can't really comment on this as I've never seen this happen.
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raymhey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dop, it has been solved :iconawwyeahplz: !! Apparently the name of the file can be too long but still work on other materials with the unchanged name lol.
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Yeah, MMD does have its odd quirks ><
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Aoqi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Picture of what it is (sphere maps example image)?
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Some place in Thailand if I remember.
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Aoqi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooohhh
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Supurreme Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you do a tutorial on bumpmapping in MMD? ;w;
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I am not sure that you can bump map in MMD. If you can, someone will have to teach me ... ><
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Supurreme Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? o.o TDA One piece Miku has bumpmaps....but that might be some sort of effect thing, like an edited material shader..
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