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[ INFORMATION ] August 1st, 2019 / UPDATE : August 23, 2019

About the Live2D Cubism 4 Release

Major update and Change of Subscription Plan Name

Live2D Inc. will release the major update of Live2D Cubism, Live2D Cubism 4, in early September.

Cubism 4’s New Features

The Cubism 4 Editor comes with new video features that allow users to achieve the expressiveness of hand-drawn animation, including features, which enable users to edit models directly from the timeline, such as “Form Animation,” “Onion Skin,” “Frame Step,” and “Image Sequence Track.” In addition, using the “ArtPath” function, which allows the creation of lines within the Editor, enables users to express more freely with lines and truly to their illustrations.

The new Cubism 4 SDK will enable users to take advantage of the new “Extension Interpolation” feature. This enables users to perform not only linear interpolation between key forms, but also curve interpolation, allowing them to achieve more natural movement without compressing textures when creating swaying objects. The SDK also enables users to “Inverted Mask” using the clipping mask, letting users draw “carved out” expressions in real-time applications.

We look forward to sharing the new version, with all its many features that will deliver superior quality, and more efficient workflow.


Form Animation

ArtPath

Extension Interpolation & Onion Skin

Inverted Mask

The PRO Version Free Trial

We are offering a 42-day free trial of the PRO version of the Cubism 4 Editor. This free trial is available even to users who have already used the free trial of the Cubism 3 Editor.

Past Versions

We will be continuing to offer the latest versions of Cubism Editor 3.2 (backwards compatible with 3.0 and 3.1) and 3.3 even after the release of the Cubism 4 Editor. The Cubism 4 SDK, which we are scheduled to release at the same time, is backwards compatible with Cubism Editor 3, so you will be able to continue working with your Cubism Editor 3 data in the new version. While we will no longer be distributing Cubism Editor 3.0, Cubism Editor 3.1, Cubism 3 SDK, or Cubism 2 SDK, we will still be offering support to customers using those products.

System Requirements: Cubism 4 Editor

Windows Mac
OS Windows8.1,10
(64bit, Desktop mode)
macOS v10.12 (Sierra) (*1),
macOS v10.13 (High Sierra) (*1),
macOS v10.14 (Mojave)
CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or later (i7 or later recommended) Intel® Core™ i5 or later (i7 or later recommended)
Memory 4GB or more (8GB recommended) 4GB or more (8GB recommended)
Storage approx 400MB (*2) approx 400MB (*2)
GPU OpenGL3.3 or later (*3) OpenGL3.3 or later (*3)
Display 1,440×900 pixel or higher, 32bit or more color
(1,920×1080 pixel recommended)
1,440×900 pixel or higher, 32bit or more color
(1,920×1080 pixel recommended)
Input Format PSD、PNG、WAV PSD、PNG、WAV
Output Format PNG、JPEG、GIF、MP4、MOV PNG、JPEG、GIF、MP4、MOV
Internet Connectivity Required for license activation. Required for license activation.

Change of Subscription Plan Name

Upon releasing Live2D Cubism 4, Subscription Plan name will change as following:

Before After Price / Terms
Live2D Cubism 3 PRO for indie Live2D Cubism PRO for indie No Change
Live2D Cubism 3 PRO for business Live2D Cubism PRO for business No Change

Access All Versions with the Same License Key

Customers who are currently on the Cubism PRO subscription plan will be able to use the latest version of the Cubism 4 Editor PRO with the same license key. They will also be able to use AE plug-ins and previous versions of the Cubism 3 Editor. Cubism PRO subscriber will be able to access the following tools:

Cubism 4 Editor PRO Cubism 4 AE Plug-in Cubism 3 Editor PRO Cubism 3 AE Plug-in
Live2D Cubism PRO for indie
Live2D Cubism PRO for business

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