Hololive is getting a revamped Live2D version 3.0. The update will add more facial expressions and other features to its VTuber models. Some examples featured popular hololive VTubers such as Shirakami Fubuki, Natsuiro Matsuri, and Aki Rosenthal. The new Live2D 3.0 models will appear on live streams soon. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Cover announced the new version of the Live2D VTuber program during the Hololive Super Expo 2022 live stream event. The previous Live2D 2.0 version only supported rigging of the mouth, eyes, and head. However, the new 3.0 update will add support for hand rigging. This means that viewers will be able to see the model playing games using a keyboard and mouse or controller, complete with hand movements.
The new update also focuses on adding various animations to the models, such as crying and puffing up cheeks to show frustration. Models will also be able to get close up to the camera and show off more detailed animations. It’s unclear when the new Live2D 3.0 update will be implemented to Hololive models, though the announcement did indicate it is “coming soon”.
If you’re interested in checking out the animations yourself, you can watch the live stream archive below. (The segment starts at the 5:44:00 mark.)
The Hololive Super Expo 2022 event started on March 19, 2022. The event has been the center of a variety of announcements, including new Hololive Nendoroids of Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel, Nakiri Ayame, and Hoshimachi Suisei.