Parameter palette

Updated: 03/22/2024

The Parameter palette manages “parameters” that tie the degree of deformation of an object to a numerical value.
This page explains the icons on the palette and basic operations.
For more information on the functions, see the respective pages in the parameter category.

Parameter Palette

LetterItem
aButtons used for key editing
bOther buttons
cParameter bar
dPopup that appears when you click on a parameter slider
eButtons used to create new parameters and parameter groups and to delete them
fExpand/collapse all the parameter group
gParameter group
Note: Groups are created by putting parameters inside them.

a. Buttons used for key editing

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(1)Add 2 keysClicking with any object and parameter selected automatically inserts keys into the minimum and maximum values of the parameter.
(2)Add 3 keysClicking with any object and parameter selected automatically inserts keys into the minimum, intermediate, and maximum values of the parameter.
(3)Delete all keysClicking with keyed objects and parameters selected will delete all keys.
(4)Edit keys manuallyWith any object and parameter selected, click to open the [Edit Keyforms] dialog box, where you can create a key at any value you want.
The same operation can be performed by double-clicking on the parameter name while the object is selected.

b. Other buttons

Number Item Details
(1) Refine Search

Only the parameters for which the key of the currently selected object is set are narrowed down and displayed.
See the “Narrow Down Parameters” section of this page for details.

(2)

Options for Paste Form Special

Open the Options for the Paste Form Special dialog box.

(3)

Palette Menu

Reset to default values:
Reset currently selected values of parameters back to the previously set default values. For example, it is used to return a face or body that was facing diagonally to a frontal orientation.

Lock Default Forms:
Lock the default keyform so that it cannot be edited. For example, this can prevent mistakes such as accidentally changing the keyform of the source image.

Synchronize parameter values across tabs:
Synchronizes common parameter values of the displayed model.

Tips

If you load a model (.cmox) with lip-sync settings in Cubism 2.1, the lip-sync check box must be checked in the “Settings for Eye Blinking and Lip-sync.”

c. Parameter bar

Number Item Details
(1) Link parameters below

Click to link and display with the parameters immediately below.
Since the current value on the slider can be moved up, down, left, or right, it can be used for parameters that move in the X and Y directions for intuitive operation.

(2) Parameter name

Display parameter names.
Right-click on the name to display the following menu.

Edit Parameter:
[Edit Parameter] dialog box opens.

Name:
The name of the parameter. Can be set to any desired setting.

ID:
The ID of the parameter. Although you can set any IDs you want, we recommend using the IDs in the “Standard Parameter List” if there are no rules in the specifications.

Minimum, Default, Maximum:
Minimum, default, and maximum values for parameters can be set.
Although the range of parameter values can be set as desired, we recommend using the values in the “Standard Parameter List” if there are no specific rules in the specifications.

Repeat:
Check this box if you want to set a repeat (loop setting) for the parameter.
See “Repeat” for more information.

Blend Shape:
Check this box if the parameter is for a Blend Shape.
See “Blend Shape” for details.

ID rule display:
The [About IDs] dialog box opens.

Create Parameter:
[Create New Parameter] dialog box opens.

Replicate parameters:
Duplicate parameter settings only.
Objects and keyforms are not duplicated.

Create folder:
Create a new parameter group.
Group names are created automatically, but can be changed by double-clicking on the name.

Delete:
Click on a parameter or parameter group with it selected to delete the parameter.
If a group is deleted with parameters in it, the parameters inside the group will be deleted.

(3) Adjustment of parameter name display area

You can adjust the display area by moving the [:], which is on the right of the parameter name, to the right or left.

(4) Parameter slider The key value is displayed as a straight line from the minimum to the maximum value of the parameter. The key value is displayed as a straight line from the minimum to the maximum value of the parameter.
(5) Parameter value The current value is displayed.
You can also specify a value by dragging it on the text box or typing it in directly.

d. Popup that appears when you click on a parameter slider

e. Icons used to create new parameters and parameter groups, and delete them

Number Item Details
(1) Create Parameter

Create a new parameter.
[Create New Parameter] dialog box opens.


Name:
The name of the parameter. Can be set to any desired setting.

ID:
The ID of the parameter. Although you can set any IDs you want, we recommend using the IDs in the “Standard Parameter List” if there are no rules in the specifications.

Minimum, Default, Maximum:
Minimum, default, and maximum values for parameters can be set.
Although the range of parameter values can be set as desired, we recommend using the values in the “Standard Parameter List” if there are no specific rules in the specifications.

Blend Shape:
Check the checkbox to create Blend Shape parameters.
See “Blend Shape” for details.

ID rule display:
The [About IDs] dialog box opens.

(2) Create new folder Create a new parameter group.
Group names are created automatically, but can be changed by double-clicking on the name.
By dragging the name part of a parameter and dropping it on a group, it can be stored in a group and organized for easy viewing (only one level can be created).
(3) Delete Click on a parameter or parameter group with it selected to delete the parameter.
If a group is deleted with parameters in it, the parameters inside the group will be deleted.
Tips

When a new parameter or parameter group is created, it is added under the currently selected parameter or parameter group.
If it is created with nothing selected, it will be placed at the bottom of the [Parameters] palette.

f. Expand/collapse all the parameter group

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(1)Expand/collapse all the parameter groupExpands/collapses all the parameter group.

g. Parameter group

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(1)Group nameThe name of the group is displayed.
By right-clicking on a group, the following functions will pop up.

Label Color:
You can set a color for a parameter group.
See the “Color Coding of Parameter Groups” section of this page for details.

Create Parameter:
[Create New Parameter] dialog box opens.

Replicate parameters:
Duplicate parameter settings only.
Objects and keyforms are not duplicated.

Create folder:
Create a new parameter group.

Delete:
You can delete groups.
If a group is deleted with parameters in it, the parameters inside the group will be deleted.

Basic Operation of the Parameter Palette

Add a key to the parameter:
See the “Add/Delete Keys to/from Parameters” page for details.

Select a parameter:
Clicking on a parameter name such as “Angle X” will change the color to gray and the parameter will be selected.

Change the order of parameters:
The order of parameters can be changed by dragging and dropping the “parameter name.”
Note: The same operation is used for parameter groups.
Note: Multiple selections can also be selected then dragged and dropped.

Set the current value:
Left-click on the slider or enter a value in the text box to the right of the parameter bar.

Select keys already created:
Right-click on the key’s area on the slider to select it for adhesion.

Expand/Collapse groups:
Click on the icon on the parameter group to expand or collapse it.

Parameter refine search

As the number of parameters increases, it becomes difficult to know which parameters are tied to an object or deformer.

Clicking on the [Refine Search] button (1) in the Parameter palette will display only the parameters that are associated with the object, making it easier to find the parameter you want to adjust.

Multiple objects can be selected. Click again to return to the original view.

Display of Parameter Sliders

The parameter slider has two elements: “current value” and “key.”
The display changes depending on the presence or absence of keyforms and the state of object selection.

Current value:

The current value with no keyform set.
The current value for which the keyform is set.
The current value for which repeat is set.

Key:

This is the appearance when an object with the keyform set is not selected.
This is the appearance when an object with a keyform set is selected.
This is the appearance when multiple objects with keyforms are selected and all the keyforms do not match.
Note: For example, if you select the “right eyebrow” and “left ear” objects at the same time, the key for the parameter [BrowR transform] will be displayed in yellow because the “left ear” is not related to the eyebrow movement.

About parameter linking

Linking parameters allows you to move the current value on the slider up, down, left, and right.
Using this for parameters that move in the X and Y directions allows for intuitive operation.

Linking parameters:

Click the chain symbol to the left of the parameter bar to link it with the parameters immediately below.

Unlinking parameters:

The linked parameter bar can be unlinked by clicking the chain mark to the left of the linked parameter bar.

Line type:

Type Details
When both of the linked parameters have keys, a solid black line is displayed.
When neither of the linked parameters have a key, a black dashed line is displayed.
When only one of the linked parameters has a key, a green dashed line is displayed.

Blend Shape Parameters

You can create Blend Shape parameters by checking the [Blend Shape] checkbox in the [Create New Parameter] dialog box.
It is recommended that the Blend Shape parameters be set to a minimum value of “0,” a default value of “0,” and a maximum value of “1.”

See “Blend Shape” for details.

The keys of the Blend Shape parameters are indicated by square marks.
The color change is the same as for normal keys.

Base key:

This is the appearance when the keyform is not set.
This is the appearance when an object with a keyform set is selected.

Blend shape key:

This is the appearance when an object with the keyform set is not selected.
This is the appearance when an object with a keyform set is selected.
This is the appearance when multiple objects with keyforms are selected and all the keyforms do not match.

Color Coding of Parameter Groups

Parameter groups can be color-coded for easier viewing.
You can set a color for a parameter group by right-clicking the parameter group and selecting [Label Color].

If you wish to use a color other than those listed, go to [Advanced Settings] and select the color of your choice in the [Label Color Settings] dialog box.

The colors you set will also be reflected on the timeline of the Animation View.

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