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IMVU Studio Learning Session 3: Make Products Look Great with Transparency

IMVU Studio is our next generation creator tool, currently in development. It serves as the foundation for new features and optimizations on IMVU Desktop and Mobile, allowing Creators to take their products to a whole new level.

What You’ll Learn

In this learning session we’ll show you how to make products that look great and function well, so that your buyers will keep coming back for more.*

  • Part 1: IMVU Creator @jazzKat and IMVU’s Digital Artist @Drosselmeyer will show you how to optimize your products so that they look their best and function well.
  • Part 2: @jazzKat and @Drosselmeyer will answer questions from Creators attending the Learning Session.

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Questions & Answers

(Verbal answers are recorded in the video)

Q: Is it OK to delete drafts when you’ve uploaded and got a product in the catalog?
A: Once a product is published you *can* delete your draft, BUT any assets that are unused will be deleted. Unused assets are not included with the published product.

Q: Do you need to have textures on clothes, like skirts or shirts, set to composite to use shininess and normal maps?
A: No. You can use shininess and normal maps with any Transparency Mode: None, Composite Blend, Additive Blend, and Alpha Test.

Q: Will you guys be adding the file size limit change to hairstyles? Because ethnic hairs have a lot of limitation with the current file size limit.
A: We are still evaluating file size limits for product types.

Q: When the map with opacity and shine map are used, can one still add a simple map animation horizontal/vertical? And can the shine be independently animated or not? So will it then animate all the various textures or also individually?
A: That is a great question. No. When you use texture animation it currently animates all textures together, but this would be a great feature to add.

Q: Does the shine on items only work in rooms that were made in IMVU Studio?
A: Shine is only available in IMVU Desktop, the IMVU Website (NOT the Classic Website) and IMVU Mobile. It will not be visible on Classic Client.

Q: Would you advise if we should set the reflectivity to zero if we use shininess if we create such type of necklace?
A: No. If you want shininess you need to have some reflectivity, but maybe not all the way to 100. Try between and 60 and 80.

Q: It would be awesome to have a separate texture animation setting with shine. So one can animate the shine to flow.
A: Yes. That is interesting. There may be a way to do that with multiple materials on a single mesh. I would need to play around with that.

Q: I don’t really know how to start to create. I need help.
A: If you’re a new Creator we recommend checking out the “Get Started” section of https://create.imvu.com. To learn how to use IMVU Studio, look at https://create.imvu.com/article-topics/getting-started/

*This Learning Session took place May 28, 2021, and the information shared is specific to this time period.

Updated on July 21, 2023

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