Last updated: 11/07/2013
EasyBillboard turns an asset into a billboard effect, causing it to always face the camera and appear in front of any other models or effects.
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1. Go to 'MMEffect' and select 'Effect Mapping'.
2. In this new window, select the asset you want to apply the effect to, and click 'Set Effect'.
3. Select 'EasyBillboard.fx' and click 'Open'.
4. Click 'Apply' then 'OK'.
Accessory Parameter Values
-X, Y, and Z: Adjusts the position of the billboard effect.
-Si: Adjusts the size of the effect.
-Tr: Adjusts the opacity of the effect.
Editing the Code Parameters
-Line 11: #define MIPMAPTEX_SIZE: Determines the texture size for anisotropic filtering. Setting this value to '0' disables the anisotropic filtering.
-Harigane recommends creating a flat, 2D asset to display a still image with. While it is possible to apply the effect onto 3D assets, it may create undesirable results.
-When creating a 2D plane, you can type 'screen.bmp' into the texture section and, when loaded with this effect into MMD, it will create a screen that works with MMD's innate screen capture mode.
-EasyBillboard is a modification of Dance Intervention-P's Laughing Man effect.