NEWS RELEASE, January 8th, 2014
Live2D Cubism released globally
Standard of 2D modeling. Now available to all 2D artists and 2D loving developers worldwide.
Tokyo, Japan, January 8th, 2014 - Cybernoids, the inventor of Live2D, today announced the worldwide release of Live2D Cubism, a set of graphic technologies and tools that allows artists to create animations and interactive contents with the original 2D art.
Over 100 commercial titles. Setting a standard of 2D modeling.
Since the first introduction in 2010, Live2D Cubism has powered over 100 commercial titles in games, apps and movies mainly in Japan and has created a new category in the computer graphics industry. The worldwide release accompanies the English version of Cubism Editor and Cubism SDK, which are to be followed by a series of support materials like online tutorials, video sessions, and knowledge-sharing communities.
Creative tool for all 2D artists
Cubism Editor is made for all 2D artists in the digital era. A drawing directly becomes an interactive model with every detail of the original art preserved. Cubism Editor comes in PRO and FREE. Cubism Editor PRO, the full fledged 2D modeling/animation tool is available with a free 30-day trial and at a significantly reduced price for teachers and students. There is also a free leasing program for academic institutions. Cubism Editor FREE is available for free to everyone with all the basic functions.
Game development with interactive 2D models
Cubism SDK is a middleware that allows game/app developers to run interactive 2D models realtime on various platforms, including major mobile OS (iOS, Android), gaming consoles (PS Vita, PS4, Nintendo 3DS), and game engines (Unity, Cocos2d-x). While the SDKs for gaming consoles are limited to businesses, fee-free license is available to non-profit indie developers for mobile and web platforms as well as Unity.