Image and video export

(Updated 08/19/2021)

This section describes the export of images and videos.

 

Image

The model displayed in the model workspace is exported as a PNG image.
It also reflects what you have moved in the parameters.

With the exported model displayed, click [File], then [Export Image/Movie], then [Image].

 

POINT
Larger export sizes may cause memory errors or other problems. (2048 and above)
If the export does not work, reduce the size.

Save setting
(1) Magnification power Resizes the image as a percentage.
(2) Size Enter the size of the image directly.
(3) Precompressed capacity The size before compression can be exported up to 200 MB.

 

GIF animation

Outputs the animation as a GIF animation.

With the exported animation displayed, click [File] > [Export Image/Movie] > [GIF animation].
Make the following settings and click [OK] to execute.

[GIF animation output settings]
(1) Size Enter the size to be exported.
(2) Fix Aspect Ratio If you check the [Fixed Aspect Ratio] checkbox, when you enter [Width] or [Height], the other will automatically be filled in with a value that matches the ratio.
(3) fps Sets the frame rate of the GIF animation.
(4) Export range Set the export range with “Output All” or “Output Work Area”.
(5) Output all scenes Outputs all scenes at once.
(6) High quality The image is drawn at twice the size and then reduced to the size of the set image and written out.
We recommend that you check the box if this is not a problem, as it will result in high quality.
(7) Loop Set a loop in the GIF animation.
If unchecked, it will play only once.
(8) Transparent background Export with a transparent background.
(9) Error Diffusion Dithering (error diffusion) is applied and the GIF animation is exported.
It mainly affects the appearance of the gradient area.
(10) Show Live2D logo Export with Live2D logo on it.

 

Still image (consecutive)

Outputs the animation as sequentially numbered still images.

With the animation you wish to output displayed, click [File], [Export Image/Movie], and then [Still image (consecutive)].
Make the following settings and click [OK] to execute.

[Still image (consecutive) output setting]
(1) Size Enter the size to be exported.
If you check the [Fixed Aspect Ratio] checkbox, when you enter [Width] or [Height], the other will automatically be filled in with a value that matches the ratio.
(2) Export range*1 Specifies the range to be written out. See the table below for details.
(3) File name setting*2 Specifies the file name for export. See the table below for details.
(4) Export format Select the export format as “PNG” or “JPEG”.
(5) Output all scenes Export all scenes at once.
(6) High quality The image is drawn at twice the size and then reduced to the size of the set image and written out.
We recommend that you check the box if this is not a problem, as it will result in high quality.
(7) Show Live2D logo Export with Live2D logo on it.

 

*1 Export range
Output all (sequential numbering) Outputs up to the last frame.
Output work area (sequential numbering) Outputs the work area (the area indicated by the orange bar on the timeline).
Output one frame of the selected one. Only one frame in the selection is exported.
Output specified frame Only the specified frame range is exported.

POINT
In Cubism 3, there is a bug that the last frame is missing when selecting (7) Output All (sequential numbering).
Please update to Cubism 4 or use (8) Output Work Area (sequential numbering).

 

*2 File name setting
Number of Sequential Digits Sets the number of sequential digits in the file name.
Start number Set the number of the first piece to be written out.

Match to frame:
Starts with the currently selected frame number.
User designation:
Specify an arbitrary number to start with.

 

PSD images(beta)

The model displayed in the model workspace is exported as a PSD image.
The deformation state of the parameters is also reflected as is.

With the model to be exported displayed, click [File], [Export Image/Movie], then [PSD images(beta)].

POINT
For models that use the clipping function, there may be slight changes in the display of the exported image and the original image.
Please be careful when using images exported with this function.

POINT
When exporting a model that uses skinning, a white line will be left at the division of the ArtMesh.
When exporting PSD images (beta), please omit the skinning setting.

Next, set up the PSD export settings.
Normally, select “Export all originals as PSD”, but if you only need to export the objects displayed in the avatar model, etc.,
the data size can be reduced by using “Export the current display as PSD”.

 

Finally, various settings are made and exported.

 

 

Video Export

Outputs the animation as a movie.

With the animation you wish to output displayed, click [File], [Export Image/Movie], and then [Movie].
Make the following settings and click [OK] to execute.

[Movie Export Settings]
(1) Width Enter the size to be exported.
(2) Height Enter the size to be exported.
(3) Fix Aspect Ratio If checked, entering a [Width] or [Height] will automatically enter the other with the combined ratio value.
(4) Export range*1 Specifies the range to be written out. See the table below for details.
(5) Output all scenes Outputs all scenes individually.
(6) High quality The image is drawn at twice the size and then reduced to the size of the set image and written out.
We recommend that you check the box if this is not a problem, as it will result in high quality.
(7) With sound Export audio files together.
(8) Video format*2 Specifies the format of the video to be exported. See the table below for details.
(9) Show Live2D logo If checked, the file will be exported with the Live2D logo on it.
(10) Show Canvas If checked, the canvas is exported as a background.

 

*1 Export range
Output work area Outputs the work area (the area indicated by the orange bar on the timeline).
Output all Outputs up to the last frame.

 

*2 Video format
MP4 Output video in MP4.
MOV
(transparent background/lossless)
Output video in MOV (QuickTime Animation). (PRO version only)
Encode

MP4:
• OpenH264 + AAC (PRO version only)
• OpenH264 + MP3

MOV:
• RLE + ALAC
• RLE + AAC
• RLE + MP3

* AAC sound output is a function available only in the PRO version.
The FREE trial version includes a beep sound in the output AAC sound file. Please use for evaluation purposes.

Bit rate

For MP4 export, the bit rate can be set as follows:

Auto:
The bit rate is set automatically.
User-specified:
The bit rate can be specified in the range of 1 to 240000 kbps.

YUV conversion

For MP4 export, YUV conversion can be set as follows:

• BT.601
• BT.709
• BT.2020
• FCC

 

Notes on image and movie output

  • The required capacity varies depending on the export settings. Please ensure that you have sufficient free space before exporting.

Notes on video output

  • Cubism's video export is a straight output of an image with alpha due to its specifications.
    For this reason, when a file exported in H264 is played back in a media player, the translucent representation may not be displayed correctly.
    If you want to create a video that can correctly display translucent expressions in H264, check the [Show Canvas] checkbox at the bottom of the [Video Output Settings] dialog box and export the video.
  • The following characters are not allowed in file names. 「 / : * ? " < > | 」
    Please note that this will affect the compatibility of the OS environment.
  • The minimum video output size is 16 x 16 pixels and the maximum is 9.4 MP (megapixels).
    * The FREE version is limited to a maximum resolution of 0.94 MP (megapixels). (Equivalent to 1280x720)
  • MOV outputs video in lossless format (lossless compression) with a transparent background, resulting in high quality but heavy data size.
  • MOV is not compatible with Mac standard QuickTime Player on macOS Catalina or later. Please use other players.
  • Windows Media Player may not support MOV depending on the version.
    Also, QuickTime player may not play MP4 audio properly.
    Please pay attention to the supported formats when playing.
  • For macOS only, if the image exceeds either 4096 pixels in width or 2304 pixels in height, it cannot be exported.
  • Video export may not be available for versions prior to macOS Sierra.
    Please understand this in advance.

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