[ 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.
Extension Interpolation & Onion Skin
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.
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
(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)
|Internet Connectivity||Required for license activation.||Required for license activation.|
- *Note 1: Movies over 4096 pixels in width, or 2304 pixels in height cannot be exported in macOS.
- *Note 2: Users may need over 800MB of available memory while exporting files, in order to temporarily save data for automatic back-up purposes etc.
- *Note 3: Software may not work properly with onboard GPU (Intel HD Graphics etc.).
- *Note: If certain third-party software is installed on user’s macOS system, Cubism 4 Editor may not work correctly. For details refer to this link.
Q28. MacOS version Cubism 3 I try to operate the Editor, but it may freeze ... | Live2D Manuals & Tutorials
- *Note: We recommend the following tools for use when creating PSD files.
- Photoshop (Adobe)
- CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Celsys)
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|
- Note: Customers who are currently subscribing with us will also have their subscription plan name changed to Live2D Cubism PRO after the release of the Cubism 4 Editor.
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||〇||〇||〇||〇|
|Live2D Cubism PRO for business||〇||〇||〇||〇|
- Note: Please refer to the following for what your license key can access:
- Note: Customers on the annual plan will also be able to use Cubism 2 Editor PRO:
August 23, 2019
System Requirements: Cubism 4 Editor.Changed the "Display" from "1,360×768 pixel" to "1,440×900 pixel".