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Using the MikuMikuEffect Archive


This page tells you how to use the Archive to its fullest potential, and how you can get the most out of it. We have a wide range of pages and resources, from producer pages, effect pages, resource pages and more! Here is how to properly navigate the Archive.

This page is under heavy construction. We apologise for the inconvenience


  1. What is the MikuMikuEffect Archive?

  2. How do I find effects?

    • Searching via producer names​​

    • Searching via effect names

    • Searching via types of effects

    • Searching via effect characteristics and features

    • Searching via year last updated and MMM compatibility

    • Searching via Beginner's Choice and Dev's Choice

    • Why can't I find an effect?

  3. How to I find tutorials and effect resources?

  4. How do I use producer pages?​

  5. How do I download effects?

  6. How do I find a producer's social media?

  7. How do I find out the latest MikuMikuEffect Archive website updates?

  8. How can I see image credits?

  9. How can I support or get involved with the MikuMikuEffect Archive?

1. What is the MikuMikuEffect Archive?

The MikuMikuEffect Archive (often abbreviated to The MME Archive) is a documentation website which aims to record every single MMD Effect that exists, or has existed. Its primary goal is to provide a space where MMD artists can easily access and learn about a diverse range of effects, along with their download information, credits, tutorials, history and further resources. We aim to draw attention to some lesser-known effects, promote their producers to a large audience and help MMD artists find the perfect effects to use in their personal work.

The MME Archive is run by 23 dedicated MMDers who all contribute to keeping the site updated with website developments, artwork, tutorial writing and idea generation. You can find out who works for the Archive on our Contributor page

2. How do I find effects?

The MME Archive provides various different methods of finding effects, such as searching via producer name, effect name, effect types, effect characteristics and features, and via how easy or iconic an effect is

Searching via producer name

If you are looking to download effects from a specific type of producer that you already know the name of, there are multiple methods that you can use. The easiest way is to use the The MME Archive search bar located at the top right of any MME Archive page. The page that you are looking for may appear in the dropdown menu before you finish your search!


You can perform a full producer search by typing the name of the producer into the search bar, and pressing 'Enter'. The next page will bring up all of the effects that this producer has made. Some producers only have a few effects, whereas others have hundreds.


As the MME Archive is an ongoing project, you may find that an effect producer does not yet have any pages. They will appear in the search engine under a page called A-Z Effect Producers.


Clicking on this result will take you to our index of MMD effect producers, listed in alphabetical order by their romaji name. Here you can scroll through our index, or press Ctrl+F and type the producer's name in the search bar. 

Producers that are highlighted will take you to their MME Archive producer pages. Producers that are underlined mean that they do not yet have producer pages, but clicking on the producer's name will take you to their primary MMD social media account. Producers that are not highlighted or underlined have not been fully researched yet, and we do not have any social media to link to. Any producers with multiple names means that they go by various aliases online.


Searching via effect names

You can search for effects by using the search bar. Simply type the name of the effect that you want to find, select it from the dropdown menu or press 'Enter' to bring up the full results. 


The most popular MMD effects may be modified and distributed frequently, and so doing a full effect name search will bring up all the modifications of your searched effect for you to compare in one place. You may also get results related to your searched effect, such as programs, tutorials or resources. You will also get results for any effect producers and effect types that have effects named after your search.


Searching via types of effects

The MikuMikuEffect Archive defines types of effects based on how they work, their functions and their characteristics. Each effect is assigned a 'type', which tells you what kind of effect it is. Types of effects include Blur Effects, Post Effects, Shaders, Effect Systems, Particle Effects and more. We have dedicated effect type pages which compile all effects of that type in one place, for easy comparison. You can access the master list of all our effect type pages here

When viewing an effect page, you can click on the effect type featured in the top left corner of the page to be immediately redirected to that effect's effect type page. 


Searching via effect characteristics and features

Each MMD effect is assigned various tags related to its characteristics and features. These tags describe the effect in one or a few words, for example SvDOF's tags are: mmd, Sovoro, SvDOF, DOF, depth of field, blur. These keywords describe the effect so that if any of these words is searched for in our search bar, the effect will come up.

Searching via effect characteristics and features is very useful for when you want to find an effect that creates a certain effect or does a certain feature, but you don't know what it would be called. For example, if you wanted to download a new toon-style shader, you can simply search for 'toon' and it will bring up all of our toon effects. Effects that are toon-style but don't have 'toon' featured in their name will be brought up by the search engine, so you never miss a result.


You can even search for non-specialist terms such as 'rain', 'weather' or 'polka dot'.

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Searching via last updated and MMM compatibility

The MikuMikuEffect Archive offers effect information such as when the effect was last updated and its compatibility with MikuMikuMoving to the best of our ability. If you are looking for an effect that was last updated in a specific year, or you want to find effects that will work with MMM, you can use the search bar for this. 



This is the homepage of the Archive! You will mostly start your journey here, and we have a lot to explore here, such as the Staff's Weekly Effects, What's New, and the MikuMikuEffect Discord/DeviantART Groups Monthly MME Contest.

Search for Effects

This is where we group effects to be searched for by genre. Each type of effect has its own dedicated page so that you can easily compare similar effects, and find the perfect one to fit your project.


A-Z Producers


This tab allows you to explore our huge list of MME producers by name. If you have a specific producer in mind that you want to find out more about, you can find their information here. Currently, this archive is only available in English, but all Japanese names are recorded in both Romaji and Hiragana / Kanji. For example, to find the page for the effect producer "そぼろ", you can search for this name, or its Romanized name "Soboro".



We have many types of resources listed on the Archive, from videos, tutorials, academic essays and more. Our resources are sorted into 7 categories:

  • Effect definitions- this resource lists all the definitions we use on the Archive, to make searching for effects as easily as possible. Effect definitions are used as inspired by Dance Intervention-P's definitions.

  • Tutorials- here we store links to effect tutorials that are much broader than focusing on one specific effect.

  • Programs- here we provide links to MMD and external programs that could assist with effect use or effect making.

  • ENG + JP Dictionary- here, we provide many translations and definitions in English and Japanese from popular tags, phrases and specialized vocabulary.

  • Raycast Resources- this page lists lots of tutorials, essays and downloads for Raycast

  • Websites- this page lists other useful websites which you can go to to find MMD resources, tutorials and communities

  • Further Reading- this page is specifically for people who want to learn about MMD effects as they exist in different rendering engines. They range from community resources to academic essays.


Here you can find a list of contributors that help the Archive Developer update the archive regularly, fact check all information, and provide original renders and tutorials to represent examples of effects. Our applications to become a member are always open, so if you'd like to join the staff, go here!

Contact the Developer

Here, you can choose from a range of social media platforms to contact the Archive Developer with tips, corrections, offers of contributions and questions.


Search bar


You can use the search bar to find producers and effects. The search bar is ideal for searching for specific effects, or effect mods. For example, searching for KiraKira in the search bar will show Beamman's original KiraKira effect, as well as KiraKira mods such as KiraKira_colours, KiraKira_sparkle, and KiraKira_snow.


Producer's page


Each producer has its own page with all their effects listed. You can navigate to the producer's pages through the A-Z Producers Tab, or by searching for their name in the search bar.


Each producer's effects are listed in the same way: an example image of the effect, complete with its title and description. Clicking on 'Read More' allows you to find out additional information about the effect such as a tutorial, effect type, code information etc. Clicking on the image gives you access to the image credits. The tags exist so that if you want to search for effects by characteristic, you can. 

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