About nizimane

nizima Manager for FaceRig “nizimane” is an app that allows you to “register, save, and edit” the settings necessary for using Live2D models in exported data format with FaceRig.

App developer: Live2D Inc.

  • Windows version only.
  • Currently, nizimane only supports FaceRig settings, but other applications may be supported as well. Please stay tuned.


1. Run the downloaded Setup.exe to launch the installer.

2. Follow the prompts and press “Next”.

3. Specify the installation folder and click “Next”.

4. Press [Next].

5. After carefully reading the license agreement, select “I agree to the license agreement”. and click “Next”.

6. Press [Next].

7. Click “Install”.

8. The installation will start, so please wait as it is.

9. Click [Finish].

  • If nizima Manager for FaceRig is already installed, the uninstaller will start automatically and you are requested to uninstall it according to the dialog.


From the “Start Menu”, click on the icon with the name you specified during installation. If you cannot find the shortcut, execute “nizima_Manager_for_FaceRig.exe” in the “installation folder”.

  • At startup, the error message “The code execution cannot continue because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing.” error, downloading and installing the “Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2015, 2017, and 2019” from here may help.

Startup screen

Screen Layout

nizimane consists of four areas.

Area NameDescription.
toolbar– Displays app icon, app name, and app version information.
– Minimize, maximize, and close (exit apps) windows.
– The window can be moved by dragging and dropping the toolbar.
Note: Window size cannot be changed.
menu barPlease check the menu bar.
Select various settingsClicking on the title will display the corresponding settings.
Various settingsPlease check various settings.

menu bar


menu item nameDescription.
Open ModelOpen the Live2D model you want to use in FaceRig.
shortcut key [Ctrl]+[O]
Model StorageSave the Live2D model being set to the FaceRig folder set in the model selection screen.
shortcut key [Ctrl]+[R]
saveSave the Live2D model being set to specified folder set in the model selection screen.
shortcut key [Ctrl]+[S]
Launch FaceRig.Launch FaceRig.
shortcut key [Ctrl]+[F]
Open the strage location of Live2D Models for FaceRig.Open the Live2D model storage location for FaceRig that is set in the model selection screen.
shortcut key [Ctrl]+[D]
ExitExit the app.
shortcut key [Ctrl]+[Q]
  • If you do not need to set up motion and parameters (e.g., you already have a cfg file), load model3.json, storage the model (Ctrl+R), and launch FaceRig (Ctrl+F) to immediately enjoy the avatar experience with FaceRig.


menu item nameDescription.
manualThis page will open.
nizima websitenizima will open.
Live2D websiteThe Live2D Inc. website will open.
versionDisplay version information.
Clicking outside the screen closes the modal window.

Various settings

In 4 Steps, Setup and and storage location your Live2D model for FaceRig.

step 1. Select Model

Select the Live2D model you would like to use with FaceRig. check the model formats available for FaceRig and select the Live2D model you would like to use.

1. If the standard FaceRig installation folder is found, the FaceRig folder will be set by default.

2. If you cannot find the standard installation folder of FaceRig, press [FaceRigフォルダ登録] to specify the folder where FaceRig is installed.

3. Select the model you wish to load.

Drag and drop the “*.model3.json” file of the model you wish to load onto the area enclosed by the dotted line.

Alternatively, click in the area to display the file selection screen.

If you want to re-set a previously set model, click on “Load Previous Model”.

4. When the model selection check box turns green, loading is complete.

If motion is already registered in the Live2D model, the “Motion Setup” checkbox will automatically be green as well.

  • We have confirmed that the operation stops when models with warnings about clipping masks, models with incorrect paths associated with model3.json, etc. are loaded. If the operation stops, please make sure that there are no flaws in the model export or folder configuration.

5. Click “Next” to move to the motion setting screen.

step 2. Motion setting

1. The model loaded in step 1 is displayed.

  • In the model view, the model can be scaled up and down with the up and down wheel, and moved by pressing and dragging the wheel.
  • Currently, even if a “cfg file” for FaceRig settings exists in the Live2D model file, it is not reflected.
  • If the motion is registered in the Live2D model settings and the path to the motion file is correct, a list of motion file names will be displayed. It also automatically assigns keys in index order.
  • Motion files stored in a folder named “motions” are automatically copied when the model is registered. If you want to use an existing cfg file, please make sure that the motion files are stored in the motions folder.

2. To play the currently loaded motion, hover the mouse over the motion name.

3. Associate a motion to each key (Q, W, E, R, T, Y).

Key Binding

1. select the key you wish to register that is located in the “Motion Shortcut bindings” section.

2. Select the name of the motion you wish to register, which is located in the “Operations Controlled by Shortcuts” section.

Confirmation of key operation

Enter the key that you have set the bind setting for on the keyboard. Alternatively, select that key from the [Shortcut Keys] listed in the lower left corner of the screen.

4. Motion can be added to the Live2D model that has not been preset.

Drag and drop the motion “*.motion3.json” file you wish to load into the area enclosed by the dotted line.

  • Motion settings vary depending on the Live2D model. Please use the motion for the currently set Live2D model.

step 3. Parameter Setting

1. The model loaded in step 1 is displayed.

The [Parameter controlled by shortcut] can be switched between ID display and Name display.

  • The parameters set in the Live2D model are displayed. If you want to add, change, or delete parameters, you will need to modify the model. Please contact the model creator.
  • If you do not set up a key for the parameters on nizimane and the following parameters exist in the Live2D model, FaceRig will assign them by default as follows.

    Z: ParamCheek
    X: ParamTear
    C: ParamRage
    V: ParamHairFluffy

2. Bind a parameter to each key ( Z, X, C, V, Shift+Z, Shift+X, Shift+C, Shift+V ).

Key Binding

1. select the key you wish to bind that is located under “Parameter Shortcut Bindings”.

2. select the parameter ID (or name) you wish to register, located under “Operations Controlled by Shortcuts”.

3. In [Parameter ON/OFF Value], enter the ON/OFF value for the currently selected parameter respectively. The valid range is set for each parameter, so make settings within the displayed range.

Confirmation of key operation

Enter the key that you have set the bind setting for on the keyboard. Alternatively, select that key from the [Shortcut Keys] listed in the lower left corner of the screen.

step 4. More Information

You can optionally set the default positioning of the model, icons, etc.

1. set the default position and scale of the model.

The default position and scale of the model can be set in two ways.

Screen used to set the default position and scale of the model

preview screen

You can set the position and scale of the model by mouse operation.

full screen

Clicking the button shifts the model’s default position setting to full screen mode, and pressing the button in the upper right corner returns the model to its current screen size.

grid button

A grid appears on the preview screen.

a. Set by entering numerical values

XMove leftMove right
YMove downMove up
ZScale upScale down

b. Visual setup with mouse

The default position can be set visually by using the mouse to manipulate the model displayed on the preview screen.

mouse operationbehavior
middle mouse button
+ drag
Up, down, left, right move
scrollScale up and down
Mouse left and right buttons simultaneously
+ drag
Scale up and down

2. Set up model information.

Sets model information to be displayed in the FaceRig avatar gallery.

1. Set the model name.

By default, the model file name is entered.

2. Set the model icon.

  • Please prepare the image to be used for the icon in advance.

    – Extension “PNG”.
    – Square size

1. drop or click on the image within the pink border to select it.

2. The set image will be displayed within the border.

Note: It is possible to reset the settings by repeating the same process even if they have already been set.

3. set the model description.

You can set the description to be displayed by FaceRig. Line breaks are automatically replaced by .

  • Special symbols (‘ and <) are output to cfg as they are, but may not be displayed on FaceRig.

step 5. Register models to FaceRig

1. press Register models to FaceRig

Note: This is the same function as [storage the model (Ctrl+R)] in the File menu.

If the Live2D model was successfully loaded in step 1, the model can be registered to FaceRig at any time.

2. If a valid FaceRig “cfg file” exists in the Live2D model being set up, a selection message will appear asking whether to use the existing “cfg file” or create a new “cfg file” based on the settings made in nizimane

Yes: Outputs the settings made by nizimane to a “cfg file” for use.
No: Duplicate the “cfg file” included in the Live2D model and use it.

3. The destination for strage location the model for FaceRig will open.

  • The folder name is created with the string corresponding to the “*” in “*.model3.json”.
    In the case of the above image, the folder is created with “haru” in “haru.model3.json”.
    Also, the name of the configuration file for FaceRig is “cc_haru.cfg”.

Check the display of the model with FaceRig

1. Press [FaceRig起動(Ctrl+F)] in the File menu.

  • The following is a screen shot of FaceRig. The actual screen may differ from the captured image. Please understand beforehand.

The steam update may run, or the login screen to steam may appear. Please follow the instructions on the actual screen.

2. When FaceRig starts up, press “LAUNCH”.

3. LAUNCH will open.

4. Change to “Advanced UI”.

5. Open “Avatar”.

6. check if the model you have just set up is displayed in the “Workshop and Custom Avatars” section.

  • The icons displayed in the list are loaded based on the string corresponding to “*” in “*.model3.json”.
    In the case of “haru.model3.json”, if the still image file “ico_haru.png” exists, it is displayed as an icon image in the FaceRig list. If it does not exist, the icon will be “? icon” if it does not exist.
  • If the same file name exists in the Common folder, it may not appear correctly in the FaceRig list.
    Please make sure that the folder name is not the same as the folder name in “FaceRig’s folder”\Mod\VP\PC_Common\Objects


Download it now and set up your Live2D model in FaceRig!

If you don’t have a FaceRig compatible Live2D model at hand, try nizima to find one you like!