aple's MMD render for the English and Japanese Dictionary for the MME Archive

English and Japanese Dictionary

This page lists useful English and Japanese terms that can assist in distributing and searching for effects. For more general MMD vocabulary, please navigate to the bottom of the page.

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English Terms

MMD

The abbreviated name of the 3D Engine MikuMikuDance. Both English and Japanese speaking artists will use this acronym to tag their effect downloads, or their artwork.

MME

The abbreviated name of the plugin MikuMikuEffect. Both English and Japanese speaking artists will use this acronym to tag their effect downloads, or their artwork.

MMM

The abbreviated name of the 3D Engine MikuMikuMoving. Both English and Japanese speaking artists will use this acronym to tag their effect downloads, or their artwork.

MikuMikuDance

The full name of the 3D Engine. Less used than MMD, but still used by both English and Japanese speaking artists.

MikuMikuEffect

The full name of the effect plugin. Less used than MME, but still used by both English and Japanese speaking artists.

MMEffect

Another variation of the effect plugin. Rarely used, but still used by both English and Japanese speaking artists.

MikuMikuMoving

An open source recreation of MikuMikuDance. Many MMD effects are compatible with MikuMikuMoving, but not all.

Effect Producer

An artist who produces original effects.

Effect Modder

An artist who mods existing effects to create something brand new. This may be done through texture or code editing.

Mod/Modification

Refers to an effect that has been modified using a base effect- the producer did not make the effect from scratch.

Base Effect

An original effect that has been modified to create an effect mod.

Distribution

Means that an asset is downloadable. 

Redistribution

A term usually found in an artist's readme concerning if an asset can be put up for download by anyone other than the original creator.

DL

An abbreviation of 'download'. Artists may use 'DL' or 'download' to signify that an asset is downloadable.

Japanese Terms

Words
(These words may also have the prefix 'MMD' or 'MME' in front of it in practice).

エフェクト (efekuto)

The Japanese word for 'effect'. 

改変 (kaihen)

The Japanese word for 'modification'. You can attach it to the end of any effect name to bring up modifications of that effect.

配布 (haifu)

The Japanese word for 'distribution'. 

シェーダー (shēdā)

The Japanese word for 'shader'.

パーティクル (pātikuru)

The Japanese word for 'particle'. 

ノーマルマップ (nōmarumappu)

The Japanese word for 'normalmap'. 

お借りします (okarishimasu)

The Japanese verb for 'to borrow'. In the MMD context, it means 'I would like to borrow this', the closest English equivalent is 'I'd like to use it/ I've downloaded it'.

オリジナル (orijinaru)

The Japanese word for 'original'. It is used to tag original assets such as models, effects, motions and stages.

Phrases

MMEデータ配布あり (MME dēta haifu ari)

The Japanese phrase for 'MME data distribution'.

MME配布 (MME haifu)

The Japanese phrase for 'MME distribution', a shorter alternative to 'MMEデータ配布あり'.

HAGenerator使用シェーダー (HAGenerator shiyō shēdā)

The Japanese phrase for 'Shader created with HAGenerator'.

MMD講座 (MMD kōza)

The Japanese phrase for 'MMD Course', which is used to tag MMD tutorials.

MME講座 (MME kōza)

The Japanese phrase for 'MME Course', which is used to tag specifically MME tutorials.

MMD照明 (MMD Shōmei)

The Japanese phrase for 'Illumination'. Although this hashtag is used mainly for lighting models, many of these models use AutoLuminous.

エフェクトメイキング (Efekutomeikingu)

The Japanese phrase for 'effect making'. Artists will break down what effects they use, usually for their videos.

MMDツール配布あり (MMD tsūru haifu ari)

The Japanese phrase for 'MMD tool distribution available'. It is used for various MMD programs, but especially for MME ones such as MikuMikuShading and HAGenerator. May also be shortened down to ツール配布 (tsūru haifu)

Further Reading

For more general Japanese MMD tags, please visit AkemiWhy's documentation which lists a large quantity of tags, especially asset specific such as furniture, animals and objects: 

https://www.deviantart.com/akemiwhy/art/nico-seiga-download-search-guide-2019-ver-UPDATE-794326186

For a more general documentation of English MMD vocabulary such as program language and cultural definitions, please visit MMD-Kyu's MikuMikuDictionary:

https://www.deviantart.com/mmd-kyu/journal/MMD-The-Miku-Miku-Dictionary-840789523