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Skirt Plugin Tutorial by RandomDraggon Skirt Plugin Tutorial by RandomDraggon
because the skirt plugin is godly and i hate 3DCG physics with a passion but sometimes they have nice skirts and well this fixes everything~

Questions? please ask!

DL the Skirt Plugin! [link]

How to install.
Get your pmde
Only works with the PMX version.

Go to your pmde folder>plugin>User
open the folder you downloaded and paste the files from it into your folder.

Open pmde go to
(E)>(P)>User>曲面自動設定プラグイン(PMX対応)
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:icondichrome:
Dichrome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Help! Does anyone know why my plugin is missing the function to choose the number of rows of physics? It was working a few months ago, I don't know how this happened D:
Picture: sta.sh/0digvlisx0d
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AnttonietMustang Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student General Artist
 i have  a similar issue my plugin is missing the function to choose the parents bones.
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
huh....weird. I'm not sure why that happened. I would just reinstall it again and see if that helps any.
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OtakuNeverBreaks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO i got the plugin and it keeps saying "Method not found:'PEPplugin.lPXPPmx.Builder PEPlugin.lPEBuilder.get_pmx()'. Why does it say that?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea, I would just try installing it again. 
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:iconotakuneverbreaks:
OtakuNeverBreaks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:/ which version do you have?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pssssh I have no idea to be honest. It's been a year or so since I last downloaded it so probably an old version. 
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:iconotakuneverbreaks:
OtakuNeverBreaks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang,well thanks anyways
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Shiandu-Nikune Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have everything in place, and everything is rigged and connected to what it needs to be connected to. All of my settings look just like they should for both my physics and my joints, but for the life of me I cannot figure out why the physics are refusing to move. They're set to be moving physics, they're properly anchored to the joints, all of the bones are fine, but when I load it up the physics just don't move. Have you had any problems like that? Or I guess, do you happen to know how to go about fixing it? It's driving me nuts.
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, try using different numbers (or just 0) in the slots i told you put numbers in. That might help? Otherwise i'm unsure what's wrong. 
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Shiandu-Nikune Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found what was causing the problem that I was having, but then I just ran into another problem, so I scrapped the part I was working on so I can just replace it. This is way more troublesome than I've heard people talk about. Then again, it's my first time using this plug-in so I'm just inexperienced. Thanks anyway though ;u;
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:iconfabyola11:
Fabyola11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Hmm for some reason I get everything right but it doesn't automatically rig the skirt to the new bones :S Any idea?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you make sure you selected the skirt and kept the skirt selected until you had to move the joint cubes into place?
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:iconfabyola11:
Fabyola11 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Yep I did that, but I have solved anyway xD For some reason, i just closed and re-opened PMX editor and the plugin worked ^_^
Anyway, thank you a lot for your help :)
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconmoondreamofa:
MoondreamofA Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not weighting anything for me, and when I press "anchor" after moving all the joints, it anchors them and then puts half of them up in the hair on top of the model... so like, I have skirt joints on the skirt connected to bones, then skirt joints floating around my models head...
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure what's going on there, sorry. 
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:iconmoondreamofa:
MoondreamofA Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm bad at explaining. I'll try and take a picture. either way; It's not weighting anything for me, how do I make sure it will weight?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know, I understood what you explained I just don't know why it's doing that and how to fix it. I haven't encountered the problem before.

The only thing that comes to mind with the vertex not being weighted, is that maybe you didn't select the vertex you wanted to rig before starting the plugin?
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MoondreamofA Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna just keep re-trying. I learned a little more and got a little better at it, but it's still a little ....meh.

Also i think your tutorial "circle" and "height" are backwards. I found that Circle gives me the number of rows and Height gives me the number of bones in the circle. (I have the english plug-in)

I hate joints.
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:iconkharanoslogic:
KharanosLogic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Just came to realize that mine doesn't have a user tab... time to do it the old fashioned way! \_(シ)_/
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:iconlacklusterenvy:
LacklusterEnvy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get mine to stop rigging stiff? I tried the numbers thing and nothing worked. what can I do?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ya know idek. These numbers aren't really the best, they work great for stuff like Miki's dress and bubbly things like that, but for other skirts? 

I just say ya gotta experiment some. 
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:iconlacklusterenvy:
LacklusterEnvy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok. it's a short skirt like the one in ur pic so maybe pmxe just hates me. but thx
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
-shrugs- again it's best to just look around at different stuff. I would take down this tutorial but it does get the fundamentals across, and that's all it's really for anyways. So anything more is just up to you and your experience!
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LacklusterEnvy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx don't take it down, now I know how to use it... I just need to fcuk around
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:iconapolline555:
apolline555 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thank you !! >w<
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:iconalexa2509:
Alexa2509 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When I pull up the menu and try to set it to lower body, it's simply blank and from the drop down there aren't any options to chose from. Can you please help me?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it's possible the physics and bones of the lower body don't have english names. If you're using english pmx editor it would show the english names I assume? Either that or there just isn't any lower body stuff to connect it to. 
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Alexa2509 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
english naming seems to be the most likely problem from the ones you suggested. I guess I'll go rename them?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah ;;w;;
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:iconalexa2509:
Alexa2509 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That wasn't the problem but I fixed it, thank you :'D
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KiraAneko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that's weird, I did every step, first it worked for me... but then after I did it on other models, the skirt stays stiff, even WITH these numbers.
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
-shrug- I would say, experiment with changing the numbers. Sometimes it just doesn't work out! It happens. 
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:iconoyukii:
Oyukii Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
I followed every step, but then my model's legs start twitching in mmd
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure why that would happen, seeing as the skirt has nothing to do with the legs, other than the leg physics. Perhaps try it again and make sure your body model is clean of all unnecessary physic bodies. 
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:iconoyukii:
Oyukii Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thanks, I tried cleaning some of the physics and leg bones and it's legs started working again. I have no idea what happened to it.
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it's just the fact that there's all this unnessisary stuff there, and it messes witht he model. That's why it's really important to keep your models and parts clean of all extra physics, joints, material, or bones. Then it'll load faster, work better, and take up less space!
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:iconoyukii:
Oyukii Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thanks so much!
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:iconsangabc:
Sangabc Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Can u help me with split skirt how to make an open there?????????
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:iconashitehare:
AshiteHare Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this~
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:iconmonmonthesketch:
MonMonTheSketch Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
When I follow the steps correctly, the skirt I used just dropped to the floor e-e...How can I fix this..?
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Make sure the bones, physics, and joints all connect to the waist bones, physics and joints! You can do that by selecting the skirt stuff, and seeing if it's mother section has the waist stuff selected. 
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MonMonTheSketch Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh o-o. 
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:iconvocaloidsfan:
vocaloidsfan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eventho I followed the steps correctly , it seems like the skirt plugin doesn't show up for me ;u;
can you pls upload a dl link of your pmxeditor that contains skirt plugin ? ;v;
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:iconrandomdraggon:
RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to download and install the skirt plug in on it's own. It doesn't come with PMX editor. I don't remember where I got mine or how to fix it if it has installation problems though, seeing as mine didn't have any issues. 
Sorry. 
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vocaloidsfan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I downloaded it , put it in the right folder and it just doesn't work . Oh well , thank you anyway ! c:
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VinnyVirusDementos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
You have to unblock the plugins 
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:iconvocaloidsfan:
vocaloidsfan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm...I have forgotten how to do that xD
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