Live2D Cubism Manual

Updated: 02/02/2023

This is the Live2D Cubism manual website.

For a detailed product introduction, please refer to the official Cubism website.


Notes on using Cubism Editor

cmo3, can3, and cmp3 files are backward compatible.
Please note the following points, as older files can be used with newer versions, but the reverse is not supported.

Model files, animation files, and part files created or saved with a newer version of the Editor may not open properly with older versions of the Editor and may become corrupted. When you edit data created with a newer version of the Editor with an older version of the Editor, you do so at your own risk.

How to Use the Manual

If you have any questions about Cubism, please feel free to refer to this page.
It is structured in such a way that it can be understood without having to read it in order from the beginning.
If you are new to Live2D or just want to learn how to create a model, please visit our tutorial website first.

Manual List

You can also download the latest Cubism Editor here.

Cubism Editor Tutorial.
If you’re new to Live2D Cubism, start here!

A marketplace where you can buy and sell rights to use and process 2D assets, including original illustrations and Live2D data.

Manual for Cubism SDK.
If you are an SDK user, please refer to this manual.

Users can upload and share their works and files with other users.

Explains the basic usage of Cubism SDK.

For requests or problems with the Editor, please contact us here.

For useful information about Live2D, please refer to this note.

Notes on the update version 3.3

[Note when exporting the model]
Live2D models created with the latest Cubism 3.3 cannot be loaded by third-party applications that do not support Cubism 3.3.
Please check carefully if your product is compatible with the Cubism 3.3 model.
Notes for Updating to Cubism 3.3 or Later

Manual Update Information

New!

[02/02/2023]: Added about size setting to “Warp Deformer“.
*Translations of these pages are in preparation. Please wait for a while.

[02/02/2023]: Added [Live2D Help] to“Help Menu”.

[02/02/2023]: “Embedded data” added notes.

[02/02/2023]: “ “Modeling menu ” “Remove deformers and reflect parameters to child elements” changed to “Apply deformers to child elements”.

[02/02/2023] : “Shortcut key List” has been updated to the latest content.

[02/02/2023]: Added [Placement Verification] to“Texture Atlas Edit”.

[02/02/2023]: Added adjustment of parameter name display area to “Parameter Palette“.
*Translations of these pages are in preparation. Please wait for a while.

[02/02/2023]: Added [PSD import settings] to”“Import PSD“.


[2023/01/31] The site has been renewed.

  • Improved visibility and operability.
  • Improved and optimized the display on smartphones and tablets.
  • Added comment functionality.
  • Significantly improved translation accuracy|.

[2023/01/26] : Added details of Ver4.2.03 to “Update history“.

[12/20/2022]: Details of Ver4.2.02 were added to the “Update History.”

[12/20/2022]: Added a description of error messages to “Launch Cubism Editor.”

[12/02/2022]: Added a DL link for Sample Project 2 to the “About AE Plug-in” of Cubism 4 AE Plug-in.

[11/29/2022]: Added a description of the [Validate Mapped Parameters] function to “Add/Delete Keys to/from Parameters” and “Modeling Menu.”

[11/29/2022]: Added a label color description to “Deformer Palette” and “File Menu.”

[11/29/2022]: Added a description about [Show recently opened files with their full paths] to “File Menu.”

[11/29/2022]: Added descriptions of the following points about [Clipping ID] to “Clipping Mask” and “Modeling Menu.”

        • Select Clipping Mask

        • Reverse Clipping

        • Add and delete objects from the parts tree

[11/29/2022]: Added a description of the display area for parameter names to “Timeline Palette.”

[11/29/2022]: Added a description of [Shuffle Playback] to the “Physics and Scene Blending Settings” section.

[11/29/2022]: Added a note to “Scene Management and Settings” regarding the name change from [Replace Scene Track with Image Sequence Tracks] to [Create Image Sequence Track from Scene Track].

[11/29/2022]: Revised “List of Shortcut Keys” to be up to date.

[11/21/2022]: Added a link to the SDK manual in the “Repeat” tips section.

[11/01/2022]: Added update information on Live2D Cubism 4 AE Plug-in R7 to “Downloads.”

[10/13/2022]: Added a note to “How to Set Up Physics.”

[10/13/2022]: Details of Ver4.2.02 beta1 were added to the “Update History.”

[10/13/2022]: Added a note to “About Extended Interpolation.”

[09/27/2022]: Added [Level edit] to “List of Shortcut Keys.”

[09/27/2022]: Added a description of the use of Blend Shape to “Model Template Function.”

[09/27/2022]: Added a note about the template function to the “Blend Shape” section.

[09/27/2022]: Added the details of Ver. 4.2.01 to “Update History.”

[09/21/2022]: Added update information on Live2D Cubism 4 AE Plug-in R6 to “Downloads.”

[09/21/2022]: Updated “About Cubism Controller” in Live2D Cubism 4 AE Plug-in R6 to the latest version.

[09/08/2022]: Updated the “Update History” page of Cubism Viewer for Unity.

[09/02/2022]: Added a note about multi-frame rendering to the “Download” page of Cubism 4 AE Plug-in. 

[08/25/2022]: A description of [Reset dialog box size and position] was added to the “File Menu” section.

[08/25/2022]: A description of the [Expand All/Collapse All] button in the Shortcuts Settings dialog box was added to the “Shortcut Key List” section.

[08/25/2022]: A description of the function to deselect hidden and locked objects was added to the “Edit Menu” section.

[08/25/2022]: A description of [Warp deformer shaping brushes] was added to the “Deform Brushes” and “Tool Details Palette” sections.

[08/25/2022]: A description of [Shape warp deformer along Bezier handles] was added to the “How to Edit” and “Modeling Menu” sections.

[08/25/2022]: Notes on skinning were added to the “Skinning” section.

[08/25/2022]: A description of the function to batch duplicate labels was added to the “Parameter Bookmarks” and “Animation Menu” sections.

[08/25/2022]: A new page on “Track Trajectory” was added.

[08/25/2022]: Details of Ver4.2.01 beta1 were added to the “Update History.”

[08/17/2022]: Added that motion inversion is not possible for “Blend Shape.”

[08/04/2022]: Updated the “Update History” page of Cubism Viewer for Unity.

[07/28/2022]: Update information on Live2D Cubism 4 AE Plugin R6 beta1 was added to the “Download” section.

[07/28/2022]: Updated the supported version of After Effects on the “Download” page of Cubism 4 AE Plug-in.

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