This tutorial is your starting point for dressing avatars with your own creations, selling them in the IMVU Catalog, and making money!
Let’s dive in and make your first shirt.
We will take you through each step of customizing a shirt. At the end of this guide, you will be able to add your personal touch to adapt any existing IMVU product to your style.
1. Getting the required Textures
The textures should now be downloaded to your Downloads folder or to any other folder you selected.
2. Customizing your Textures
Make the product your own by customizing your textures!
This can be done by using Photoshop, GIMP, or your preferred image-editing software.
If you are not familiar with Photoshop or GIMP , do not panic. Just follow the steps and you will see that there is no need to be an expert to make amazing products. All you need is a basic understanding of using a Painting (texture-creation) application.
To customize your textures in Photoshop proceed to:
|Making a Shirt – Customizing in Photoshop|
To customize your textures in GIMP proceed to:
|Making a Shirt – Customizing in GIMP|
3. Creating your Product
Once you have completed customizing your textures, it’s time to import them to IMVU Studio! Fire up IMVU Studio and create your product by deriving from the Bella Crop Top product.
• Choosing a Base Product
Let’s start a new project.
Choose as a base product the Bella Crop Top product. So, let’s specify the product by searching for its name or PID.
Once a product is selected, a 3D Preview will load in the upper right corner of the screen and the full Derivation Chain of the chosen product is displayed below the 3D Preview.
• Adding your own Textures
It is time to add the textures you have created. To do so, you have to select the Materials you want to edit.
The Materials of a product are displayed under the MATERIAL tab. When selecting one of them, its properties are displayed on the right panel on the right side of the screen. The MATERIAL Panel allows you to select the front, back, and sleeves of the product.
Let’s import the textures you customized.
The TEXTURE Panel pops up on the screen allowing you to import the front texture you customized.
You can preview the changes you have made at any time by clicking on the PREVIEW button.
• Submit your Product to the Shop
Uploading a Product costs Credits and requires a thorough knowledge of the Virtual Goods Policy.
Once you have done customizing your tee, make sure that your product meets IMVU’s Terms of Service.
In order to upload your product, you need to edit your product information by filling out the details under the INFO Panel.
The INFO Panel is where you can edit your product details that will show up in the Shop, such as your product’s name, rating, keywords, product’s image, your profit margin, and more.
A confirmation message pops up.
• Publish your Product
When you submit a product to the Shop, you are the only one who can wear and use it. You need to publish your product if you want others to see/buy it.
CONGRATULATIONS! You have derived your first T-shirt!
We encourage you to keep creating your own products. Learn how to make some basic products by following the tutorials you will find here.
What are you waiting for to show off your tee among your friends? Wearing and gifting your own items is a great way to advertise your Shop. Find out how to wear and gift your own products!