Parameter palette

(Updated 05/19/2022)

The Parameters 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.

 

About the Parameter Palette

character Item
a Buttons used for key editing
b Other Buttons
c Parameter bar
d Popup that appears when you click on a parameter slider
e Icons used to create and delete new parameters and folders
f Full expansion and consolidation of all parameter folders
g Parameter group
*Group parameters by placing them in a folder.

 

a. Buttons used for key editing

Number Item Details
(1)  Add 2 Keyforms Clicking with any object and parameter selected automatically inserts keys into the minimum and maximum values of the parameter.
(2)  Add 3 Keyforms Clicking with any object and parameter selected automatically inserts keys into the minimum, intermediate, and maximum values of the parameter.
(3)  Delete All Keyforms Clicking with keyed objects and parameters selected will delete all keys.
(4)  Manual Editing of Keys With any object and parameter selected, click to open the [Edit Key Form] dialog, where you can create a key to any value you wish.
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) Narrowing-down

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

(2)

Options for Paste Form Special

Opens the Options for Paste Form Special dialog.

(3)

Palette menu

Reset to default values:
Resets the current selection of parameters 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 Deformer:
Locks the default key form so that it cannot be edited. For example, it can prevent mistakes such as accidentally changing the key form of the original image.

Parameter setting:
You can check the list of parameters, change names and IDs, default values, etc., and set repeats.
-> About parameters

Group Settings:
You can check the list of parameter groups and change their names and IDs.
-> About parameters

Settings for Eye Blinking and Lip-sync:
You can select parameters to be tied to blink and lip-sync, which are functions of the animation view.
-> Blink setting
-> Create scenes with background music and sound

Automatic generation of four corner shapes:
The shape of the four corners is automatically generated when parameters such as
[Angle X] and [Angle Y], [Eyeball X] and [Eyeball Y] are combined.
-> Automatic generation of 4 corner shapes

Reflect Motion:
You can create an inverted vertical/horizontal movement around the center of the deformer.
-> Reflect Motion

Multiple Keys Editing:
You can edit the key forms of the drawing order and opacity of objects tied to multiple parameters at once.
-> Multi-key editing function

Bulk Reflect:
Key values for multiple parameters can be selected and inverted at once.
-> Parameter Adjustment

Extended Interpolation:
The orbit between keyforms can be interpolated with a curve. You can select either [Interpolate Oval] or [Interpolate SNS].
-> Extended interpolation

Limit Settings for Blend Shape Weights:
Opens the Limit Settings for Blend Shape Weights dialog.
-> Limit Settings for Blend Shape Weights

Synchronize Parameter Values Across Tabs of Same Model:
Synchronize parameters between tabs displaying the same model in the viewer area.

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

 

c. Parameter bar

Number Item Details
(1) Combined with the parameters below

Click to combine 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

the name of the parameter will be displayed.
Right-click on the name to display the following menu.

Edit Parameter:
The [Edit Parameter] dialog box opens.

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

ID:
ID of the parameter. Although you can set any ID you wish, we recommend that you use the IDs in the “Standard Parameter List” unless there are any rules in the specifications.

Minimum, Default, Maximum:
Minimum, default, and maximum values for parameters can be set.
The range of parameter values can be set arbitrarily, but if there are no specific rules, it is recommended that the values in the “Standard Parameter List” be used.

Repeat:
Check this box if you want to set a repeat (loop setting) for the parameter.
For details, please refer to the “Repeat” page.

Blend Shape:
If the parameter is for a Blend Shape, it is checked.
For more information, see “ Blend Shape” page for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

(3) Parameter slider The key value is displayed as a straight line from the minimum to the maximum value of the parameter.
(4) Parameter Value

The current value is displayed.
You can also specify a value by dragging it on the text box or typing it directly from the keyboard.

 

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

Number Item Details
(1) Add Single Keyform  Creates one key point with the current value.
(2) Delete Keyform  Deletes only the currently selected key.
(3)

 Choose / Reflect / Adjust / Change

 The items on the left appear on mouse-over, allowing you to select the corresponding object and make various adjustments to the parameters.
-> Parameter Adjustment

 

e. Creation and deletion of new parameters and folders

Number Item Details
(1)  Create Parameter

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



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

ID:
ID of the parameter. Although you can set any ID you wish, we recommend that you use the IDs in the “Standard Parameter List” unless there are any rules in the specifications.

Minimum, Default, Maximum:
Minimum, default, and maximum values for parameters can be set.
The range of parameter values can be set arbitrarily, but if there are no specific rules, it is recommended that the values in the “Standard Parameter List” be used.

Blend Shape:
Check the box to create Blend Shape Parameter.
For more information, see “ Blend Shape” page for more information.

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

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

TIPS
When a new parameter or folder is created, it is added under the currently selected parameter or folder.
If it is not selected, it will be placed at the bottom of the [Parameters] palette.

 

f. Expand and consolidate all parameter folders

Number Item Details

(1)

Full expansion and consolidation of all parameter folders

All parameter folders are expanded and consolidated.

 

g. Parameter folder

Number Item Details

(1)

Folder name

The name of the folder is displayed.
By right-clicking on a folder, the following functions will pop up.

Set Group Color:
The [Set Group Color] dialog box opens.
See the “Color Coding for Parameter Folders” section on this page for details.

Reset Color:
Resets the folder color to the default setting.

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

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

Create folder:
Create a new folder.

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

 

Basic operation of the parameter palette

Add a key to the parameter:
See “Adding and Deleting Keys to and from Parameters” for details.

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

Changing the order of parameters:
The order of parameters can be changed by dragging and dropping the “parameter name” section.
* The same operation is used for folders.
*Multiple selections can also be selected and dragged & dropped.

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

Selection of keys already created:
Right-click on the key's area on the slider to select it for adsorption.

Expand/Collapse Folders:
Click on the folder icon on the parameter folder to expand or collapse it.

 

Parameter Refinement

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

Clicking on the [Refine] 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.

 

 

About the display of parameter sliders

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

Current value:

Current value with no key form set.
The current value for which the key form is set.
The current value at which the repeat is set.

Key:

This is the display when the object with the key form set is not selected.
This is the display when an object with a keyform set is selected.
When multiple objects with key forms are selected, this is an indication that all key forms do not match.
* For example, if you select the “right eyebrow” and “left ear” objects at the same time,
the key for the parameter [Right Brow Deformation] will be yellow because the latter is not related to brow movement.

 

Blend Shape Parameter

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

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

 

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

Base key:

This is the display when the key form is not set.
This is the display when an object with a keyform is selected.

Key of Blend Shape:

This is the display when the object with the key form set is not selected.
This is the display when an object with a keyform is selected.
When multiple objects with keyforms are selected, all keyforms do not match.

 

 

Color coding of parameter folders

Parameter groups can be color-coded for easier viewing.
Right-click on the parameter group and select [Set Group Color].

From the [Set Group Color] dialog, select the color you prefer.
[Reset Colors] will return the colors to their defaults.

The colors you set will also be reflected on the timeline of the animation view.

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