The IMVU Catalog offers designs for every taste, but if you want to add a personal touch to your room, this is your starting point for creating furniture with your own custom look.
Let’s dive in and make your first piece of furniture. We are going to start with something easy, customizing a sofa. After you have learned how to customize an existing furniture item, we will show you how to start from scratch.
You can watch the video below that explains the process of how to make a sofa, or read on!
2. Download the materials to make your sofa
Many products in the IMVU Catalog can be derived. This means that if a product is set as derivable, other creators can make a newly edited version of the item and sell it as their own. When a derived product is sold, both the previous people who created the product and the ones who derived the product, make money.
To customize your own sofa, you are going to derive from the Tutorial Sofa product. We have supplied you with 3 texture options.
After downloading the textures, you will see the following files in your computer’s “Downloads” folder.
The textures supplied in this tutorial have been downloaded from the website www.textures.com.
3. Customize your sofa
You are going to customize your sofa using Photoshop or Gimp software.
Both, Photoshop and Gimp, have great tools that will help you to edit textures. If you are not familiar with Photoshop or Gimp, no worries. Just follow the instructions and you will see how easy is to make great products.
|Customize Sofa using Photoshop|
|Customize Sofa using Gimp|
4. Choose a base product
Our next step is customizing your couch by deriving it in Create Mode.
Let’s specify the product you will base your sofa on.
5. Product creation
A default avatar is displayed on your screen.
The one on the screen will be substituted with the one you have chosen.
Just a few more steps and you will have achieved your goal.
The texture you selected will appear in your Materials Column and in the Texture slot.
After applying changes, you’ll see your customized sofa.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have derived your first piece of furniture!