About the Cubism Controller

(Updated 09/21/2022) 

You can add keys from the control panel or timeline on Adobe After Effects, but this section describes a convenient way to edit using the Cubism controller.

 

 

Cubism Controller Display

By using the Cubism controller, keyframes can be hit in the same way as in the Cubism timeline.

Click “Open” in the red frame to display the [Cubism Controller].
It can also be opened from the Effects Control Panel or the Timeline Panel.

 

Parameters and parts are displayed in a tree and sliders can be manipulated.
Parameter concatenation, right-click adsorption of keys, etc. are also reproduced, allowing for almost the same operations as in the Cubism timeline.

 

If the Cubism Controller does not appear, check to see if the [Cubism Controller] checkbox in the [Window] menu -> [Extensions] is checked.

 

 

About the Cubism Controller

This section describes the functions within the Cubism controller.

 

Parameter

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(1) Switching Switch parameters and parts.
(2) Open All/Close All Open or close all groups in the parameter folder.
(3) Parameter group Open and close groups in the parameter folder.
(4) Connecting Buttons It is connected to the parameters placed below.
No cross-folder linking is allowed.
(5) Add/move keyframe button The diamond-shaped button in the center adds a key to the playhead position in the After Effects timeline.
Use the left and right triangle buttons to move to the previous and next keys.
(6) Create Keyframe button Allows you to add keys to the After Effects timeline.
(7) Parameter name The parameter name is displayed.
(8) Numeric editor Enter numerical values directly to change parameter values.
You can also change the value by dragging.
• [Shift] + drag changes the value 10 times faster.
• [Ctrl] + drag to change values at 0.1x speed
(9) Slider Drag the slider to change the parameter value.
(10) Reset button for parameter values Reset individual parameter values to default values.
(11) Batch reset button for parameter values Resets the values of all parameters to their default values.
(12) Locking the Layer Display Once locked, the display will not switch when another layer is selected.

 

Part

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(1) Switching Switch parameters and parts.
(2) Open All/Close All Open or close all groups in the parameter folder.
(3) Add/move keyframe button The diamond-shaped button in the center adds a key to the playhead position in the After Effects timeline.
Use the left and right triangle buttons to move to the previous and next keys.
(4) Create Keyframe button Allows you to add keys to the After Effects timeline.
(5) Open/Close part Open and close the parts.
(6) Part Name The part name is displayed.
(7) Numeric editor Enter a numerical value directly to change the opacity value of the part.
You can also change the value by dragging.
• [Shift] + drag changes the value 10 times faster.
• [Ctrl] + drag to change values at 0.1x speed
(8) Slider Drag the slider to change the opacity value of the part.
(9) Show/Hide button for parts Show or hide individual parts.
You can switch between them by dragging.
(10) Batch hide button for parts Hide all parts at once.
(11) Batch display button for parts Displays all parts at once.
(12) Locking the Layer Display Once locked, the display will not switch when another layer is selected.

TIPS
Non-parted objects will not be displayed in the Parts tab.
In CubismEditor, create a folder of parts for each component of the character (eyes, nose, etc.), and
put the object you want to display in it.

 

Panel docking

The Cubism controller panel can be docked to the After Effects panel.

 

Place them anywhere as needed.

 

 

Cubism controller display switching

When working with multiple models loaded, the controller for each layer must be displayed.

The layer on which the controller is to be displayed can be selected directly or by clicking the [Open] button in the figure below.

 

 

Lock the layer to be operated on

Clicking the button with the key icon at the left end of the title bar prevents the display from switching to the other layers even if they are selected.
This ensures that Cubism controller operations while locked will only be performed on the layer that is locked.

 

 

Cubism AE Plugin R1 and previous Cubism controllers

This section describes the functions within the Cubism controller prior to the Cubism AE Plugin R1.
* Since the Cubism AE Plugin R2, the operability of the Cubism controller has been greatly improved, so please try the latest version.

Parameter

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(1) Cubism controller minimize button Minimize the Cubism controller.
Click again to return to the original size.
(2) Switching tabulation Use tabs to switch between parameters and parts.
(3) Parameter expansion tree Parameters are displayed in a tree view and can be expanded.
Read cdi3.json to reproduce the name on the Animation View.
(4) Add Keyframe button Add a key to the playhead position in the After Effects timeline.
(5) Parameter name The parameter ID is displayed.
(6) Numeric input box Enter numerical values directly to change parameter values.
(7) Slider Drag the slider to change the parameter value.
(8) Reset button for parameter values Reset individual parameter values to default values.
(9) Batch reset button for parameter values Resets the values of all parameters to their default values.

 

Part

No Item Details
(1) Cubism controller minimize button Minimize the Cubism controller.
Click again to return to the original size.
(2) Batch hide button for parts Hide all parts at once.
(3) Switching tabulation Use tabs to switch between parameters and parts.
(4) Parameter expansion tree The parts are displayed in a tree view and can be expanded.
Read cdi3.json to reproduce the name on the Animation View.
(5) Add Keyframe button Add a key to the playhead position in the After Effects timeline.
(6) Parameter name The part ID is displayed.
(7) Numeric input box Enter numerical values directly to change the value of the part.
(8) Slider Drag the slider to change the parameter value.
(9) Reset button for parts Reset individual part values to default values.
(10) Batch reset button for parts Resets the values of all parts to their default values.

 

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