What's New 4.2

(Updated 06/16/2022)

Live2D Cubism gets a major update to version 4.2!
Please see below for a detailed description of the new features.

 

New Feature Introduction Video

Japanese version

English version

Korean version

Chinese version

bilibili:

 

Blend Shape

This function creates parameters for Blend Shape and adds the difference to the object's shape.
Detailed movements such as changes in facial expressions can be created as differences, allowing modeling without worrying about the number of parameter multiplications.

For more details, please see the “Blend Shape” page.

 

Multiply Color/Screen Color

This is a convenient function that allows you to composite a specified color on an object with a Multiply Color or Screen Color.
It can be interpolated as a key form, allowing the color to change with the movement.

For details, please refer to the “Multiply Color/Screen Color” page.

 

Enhanced Mesh Edit

A Mirror Edit function has been added to the Mesh Edit mode.
Symmetrical vertices can be added to create meshes more efficiently.

For more information, see the “Edit Mesh manually” page.

 

Paste Form Special

When pasting a form, this convenient feature allows you to select the properties to be pasted.
It is possible to paste only arbitrary properties such as ArtMesh Vertices Info, Opacity, Draw Order, and ArtPath Line Width.

For more details, please see the page “Paste Form Special”.

 

Enhancement of “Automatic Generation of Four Corner Forms”

The [Override Key] setting has been added to the function of automatically generating forms for the four corners.

You can select either the default value or the center of the parameter for the Parameter Value to Reference.
The key to be overwritten can now also be selected.

For more details, please see the page “Automatic Generation of Four Corner Shapes”.

 

Parameter Bookmarks

This function pops up parameters related to the position where the model is right-clicked during the animation process.
Even models with many parameters can be narrowed down to the parameters you want to display, allowing you to create animations efficiently.

For more details, please refer to the “Parameter Bookmarks” page.

 

Runtime Model Track

This function imports models for embedding into a scene as tracks.
Models for embedding can be loaded into the timeline to create animations.

For details, please refer to the “Runtime Model Track” page.

 

Freeze

This is a convenient feature that allows you to stop certain properties on the Timeline to check motion, position, etc.

For details, please refer to the “Freeze Function” page.

 

Improved Shortcut Setting Dialog

The UI of the shortcut setting dialog has been redesigned to make it easier to search for shortcuts.
You can enter the shortcut key you want to find, select a group from the category, or enter a letter from “Search”.

Shortcut 2 can now be added.
You can also search by selecting [Name] and [Key Bindings] in the search box.

For more information, please see the “Shortcut Key List” page.

 

Enhanced Tabs

The following functions have been added.
• Set All Views to Same Display Position
• Switch to Previous Tab / Switch to Next Tab

This is useful for comparing differences in the visibility of parameters in different tabs, such as Models, Animations, etc.


For more details, please refer to the “About View Area” page.

 

Other Improvements

Random pose setting

Added the ability to select parameters to move in random poses.
This can be changed from [Random Pose Menu] -> [Setting] -> [Random Pose Settings].

For more details, please see the “Random Pose” page.

 

Language switching function

You can switch the language displayed in the editor.
Language can be selected from [Japanese], [English], [Korean], and [Chinese].

For details, please refer to the “File Menu” page.

 

Synchronize Parameter Values Across Tabs of Same Model

All Modelling Views can synchronize parameter values.
This can be changed from the [Parameter] palette menu -> [Synchronize Parameter Values Across Tabs of Same Model].

For more details, please refer to the “Multiview” page.

 

<<OWViewer>> Confirmation function of event information in .motion3.json

 Event information set in .motion3.json can now be viewed in the Viewer.
Event information is displayed at the bottom of the setting item area and at the bottom right of the model display area.

For more details, please refer to the “Checking UserData and Event Information” page.

 

<<OWViewer>> Addition, deletion of .userdata3.json, and confirmation function of content

User data exported as .userdata3.json can now be viewed in the Viewer.
The contents of the user data are displayed in the setting item area.

For more details, please refer to the “Checking UserData and Event Information” page.

 

Changing the name or display

The following items will be changed from Cubism 4.2 beta1.

• The name of “shape” used to mean “including opacity, draw order, etc. in addition to vertex information” has been changed to “form”.
• [Add Tab] has been renamed [Duplicate Tab].
• In the [Target version selection for animation] dialog, the text of the video icon was changed from “Movie” to “Video”.
• [Export For Runtime] in the File menu has been changed to [Export for Embedded File].
• The icon design of folders with [Guide Image] checked in the Parts palette has been changed.
• The notation of “Synthesize corners” has been changed to “4 corners”.
• Transparent area was added to the Shy icon.

 

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