SDK Support for Cubism 4.2 New Features

[Last update: 05/19/2022]

The Cubism SDK support status for the features implemented in Cubism 4.2 is as follows.

Cubism SDK Functional Support Table:

  Cubism 4.0 Cubism 4.2
Blend Shape X
Multiply Color/Screen Color X
Enhanced Mesh Edit X X
Runtime Model Track X X
Parameter Bookmarks X X
Freeze X X
Enhancement of “Automatic Generation of Four Corner Forms” X X
Paste Form Special X X
Enhanced Tabs X X
Improved Shortcut Setting Dialog X X

 

Overview of new features and SDK support

Blend Shape

This function adds differences to the model geometry. This is a convenient feature that allows modeling without worrying about the number of parameter multiplications.
For more information on Blend Shapes, see the Cubism editor manual, “Blend Shape”.

Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta and later are supported on all platforms.

When updating a project created using Cubism 4 SDK r4 or earlier to Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta or later, only a Core update is required.

 

Multiply Color/Screen Color

This function allows you to composite a specified color on an object by multiplication and screen.
For more information on Multiply Color and Screen Color, see “Multiply Color/Screen Color” in the Cubism Editor Manual.

Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta and later are supported on all platforms.

Notes:
If you are updating a project built with Cubism 4 SDK r4 or earlier to Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta or later, you will need to update the entire SDK, not just the Core and shaders, as there are modifications throughout the framework.

 

Enhanced Mesh Edit

“Mirror Edit” and “Merge Vertices” have been added to the functions for manually editing meshes.
See the editor manual “Edit Mesh manually” for more information on enhanced mesh editing.

Mirror Edit
The Mirror Edit function adds vertices and edges so that they are symmetrical around a straight line axis.
Mirror Edit of “Reflect Horizontally” and “Reflect Vertically” is supported.

Merge vertices
The already struck vertices and the edges associated with them can be combined into one.

Notes:
Enhanced mesh editing is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta or later because it is an editing function in the editor.
The edited mesh is exported to embedded data and can be used on the SDK.

 

Runtime Model Track

This function imports models for embedding into a scene as tracks. A built-in model configuration file can be loaded into the timeline to create animations.
For more information on Model Tracks for Embedded Systems, please refer to the Editor Manual “Runtime Model Track”.

Notes:
The Runtime Model Track is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because it is an editing function in the editor.
In addition, information on this function is not written to any of the embedded data.

 

Parameter Bookmarks

This function displays a list of parameters related to the right-clicked position of the model in the animation process in a Pop-up window or as a label. Even models with many parameters can be narrowed down to the parameters you want to display, allowing you to create animations efficiently.
For more information on Parameter Bookmarks, see the editor manual “Parameter Bookmarks”.

Notes:
Parameter Bookmarks is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because it is an editing function in the editor.
In addition, information on this function is not written to any of the embedded data.

 

Freeze

This function is used to stop specific properties on the Timeline to check motion, position, etc.
For more information on the freeze function, see the editor manual “Freeze Function
.

Notes:
Freeze is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because it is an editing function in the editor.
In addition, information on this function is not written to any of the embedded data.

 

Enhancement of “Automatic Generation of Four Corner Forms”

When auto-generating a two-parameter four-corner form, you can now select a standard parameter value and a key to override the auto-generated result.
For more information on the enhanced four-corner form auto-generation feature, see “Auto-Generation of Four-Corner Forms”.

Notes:
The enhancement of “Auto Generate Corner Forms” is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because it is an editing function in the editor.
The edited mesh is exported to embedded data and can be used on the SDK.

 

Paste Form Special

This function allows you to paste only arbitrary properties (Vertices Info, Opacity, Draw Order, etc.) into a key form when pasting a form.
See “Paste Form Special” for more information on special pasting of forms.

Notes:
Paste Form Special is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because it is an editing function in the editor.
The edited mesh is exported to embedded data and can be used on the SDK.

 

Enhanced Tabs

The following features have been added to the tabs that can be displayed in the editor's View area.

  • Set All Views to Same Display Position
  • Switch to Previous Tab / Switch to Next Tab

For more information on the enhanced tabs, see “About the View Area”.

Notes:
Enhanced tabs are not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because of the editing functionality on the editor.
In addition, information on this function is not written to any of the embedded data.

 

Improved Shortcut Setting Dialog

The UI of the shortcut settings dialog has been redesigned to make it easier to find items. In addition, configuration files can be shared between Windows and Mac.

See “List of Shortcut Keys” for details on the improved Shortcut Settings dialog.

Notes: 
The shortcut setting dialog is not supported in Cubism 4 SDK r5 beta because it is an editing function on the editor.
The information on this function is not written to any of the embedded data.


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