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IMVU Studio Learning Session 9: 1.7 Release & IMVU Studio Toolkit for 3DS Max and Maya

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 session, our experts will demo brand new IMVU Studio features, plus give you a tour of our new 3DS Max Toolkit for Meshers. Our latest features make creating in IMVU Studio easier than ever, and the new 3DS Max toolset is designed to streamline your workflow. If you’re new to meshing, the tool will make it much easier to get started.

  • Part 1: @TaunTauntonic will take you through the new features included in the IMVU Studio 1.7 release
    • Manual camera control
    • Texture editor
    • New feature coming soon
  • Part 2: @MightySe7en will demonstrate our new versions of  IMVU Studio Toolkit for Meshers using 3DS Max and Maya
    • Toolkit Intro
    • Installation (create.imvu.com/articles/studio/toolkit/)
    • Tools for Room, Furniture, Attachment, Clothing & Animation
  • Part 3: @TaunTauntonic @Drosselmeyer and @MightySe7en will answer questions from Creators attending the Learning Session.

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Questions & Answers

(Verbal answers are recorded in the video)

Q: how do I transfer files from 3Ds max to the imvu studio?
A: The Toolkit is the easiest way.

Q: How do we open a product to derive? Do we click the link on the website that takes us to the Creator Tool?
A: No. The best way to derive from a specific product in IMVU Studio is by product ID number (PID). Here is a tutorial article on deriving in Studio: https://create.imvu.com/articles/studio/imvu-studio-deriving/

Q: I opened the pose master files in 3Ds max but I don’t know how to save an avatar pose with it.
A: These are very old and problematic. This is a large part of why we would like to develop the Studio Toolkit

Q: Can you make another video for particles?
A: This learning session might be helpful for learning particles https://create.imvu.com/articles/studio/imvu-studio-learning-session-4-particles-and-animated-textures/

Q: I see you are using 3DS Max 2017. Is it compatible with 3DS Max 2020?
A: We are developing Studio Toolkit for 3DS Max 2017 and are making sure it works with all later versions.

Q: Can we use the Maya Toolkit features in a MacBook?
A: The Maya Studio Toolkit will work on both Windows PC and Mac.

Q: Some people don’t know how to make opacity maps and clothes textures. Are there videos for that?
A: Here is a tutorial on opacity maps: https://create.imvu.com/articles/studio/imvu-studio-opacity-maps/. We are working on tutorials for texture creation and will be looking into a complete clothing workflow series.

Q: hello can we create on a cell phone?
A: Creating must be done on a laptop or desktop.

*This Learning Session took place June 22,, 2022, and the information shared is specific to this time period.

Updated on July 21, 2023

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