In this article we will briefly discuss and analyze the most common techniques used to create animations in MMD. Before we do that though, it will be interesting to describe how animations used to be and to an extent is still being done manually. The reason for this is so that you can fully appreciate how wonderful MMD really is.
A couple of decades ago, I went to visit a friend of mine who ran what was known as an advertising workshop. This was a small company that did a lot of things related to the advertising industry. Being a freelance designer, it was a "smart" thing to ally oneself with larger organizations for mutual business benefits.
They had just received a contract to do a 30 second animated TV commercial. Since I was in-between projects, my friend asked me if I could help out with this project "pro bono" as he was understaffed. Since I've never done anything like this, like an idiot I agreed.
The animation required a talking, flying bee to be o