What is Deriving?
Derivation is an important step in Creating products. When a Creator “derives” from an existing product, that means their new product inherits the characteristics of the product they derived from. They then edit the product to override certain aspects, such as textures, then submit it as a new Product.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to search and Derive from Products in the IMVU Shop.
How do I Derive from a Product?
1. Create a new project
Start a project by clicking on File > New or the + button below the menu bar. You can also start a project by clicking the Home button on the upper-left corner, and clicking Create on the upper-right side.
File > New
Home > Create
2. Select a product to derive from
A search bar will appear, where you can type in either the Product Name or the Product ID (PID) of the item you wish to derive from.
When searching via Product name (Product), you will also be able to narrow down your search by using the categories filter on the left panel.
Click on the Product you wish to derive from. The item information will appear on the right. To start Creating, click Derive.