Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic, and superstition. Scary costumes, decorating with black and orange, and sweet treats are traditions (among other things) that make this festivity unique and unforgettable. And guess what? At IMVU, we love Halloween!
This “spooky” tutorial shows you how to create and add a face to an existing IMVU pumpkin head!
Let the fun begin!
2. Download the materials to make your pumpkin face
In order to create a pumpkin face, we have provided you with two products (two pumpkin heads) to derive from. You will have to choose between the female (Pumpkin Head F) and male version (Pumpkin Head M).
The pumpkin heads contain two textures – one for the outside part of the pumpkin, and one for the inside part of the pumpkin. This means you can create realistic looking carved pumpkin heads using opacity maps. Also, the heads come with built-in bald caps. No need to struggle with finding a hair that works well with them!
Both products use the same wire maps (images with black and white lines) and you can use your texture (the one you will create later on following the tutorial steps) for both the male and female version of the pumpkin head.
To make this tutorial we are going to choose the male version. The female pumpkin head uses the same textures, so you can repeat the process for the female head in the same way as for the male one.
On the product pages of both pumpkin heads, male and female, there are colored textures, gray shadow maps, and wire maps supplied.
After downloading the textures/maps, you will see the following files in your computer’s “Downloads” folder.
3. Customize the pumpkin head
After all textures are downloaded – two colored textures, two gray shadow maps, and two wire maps – we are going to use Gimp or Photoshop software to customize the pumpkin head.
If you are not familiar with Gimp or Photoshop , no worries. Just follow the instructions and you will see how easy is to make awesome products.
|Customize Pumpkin Head using Photoshop|
|Customize Pumpkin Head using Gimp|
5. Choose a base product
Let’s specify the product you will base your pumpkin head on.
The Editor Mode will open.
6. Product creation
Once the Editor opens, 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 see how the Halloween spirit takes over your avatar!
Now, the texture in the Materials Column is the one you created.
Let’s have a look to the next asset in the Materials Column.
In this case, leave the Texture slot as it is.
All textures are loaded, so let’s see how your avatar looks!
Your pumpkin head is ready! If you want to make more adjustments – go for it, do what feels best for you!
Once you are happy with the results, save the changes done.
CONGRATULATIONS! You just made your first pumpkin face!
7. Make a carved pumpkin head
Why do not make the pumpkin head even more spooky?
It looks scary!
You are just a few steps away from having a spooky pumpkin head! What are you waiting for?
Click here to get started.