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IMVU Studio Making an Accessory – Female Sunglasses

1. Download the Materials to Make your Sunglasses

Many products in the IMVU Catalog can be derived. This means that if a product is set as derivable, other creators can make a newly edited version of the item and sell it as their own.

When a derived product is sold, both the previous people who created the product and the ones who derived the product, make money.

To create your own sunglasses, you are going to derive from the Glasses F product. We have supplied you with 3 texture options (glasses frame, lenses, and opacity map).

Go ahead and download the textures to your computer.

Download these three textures only:


  1.   Right click on the texture

  2.   Save the texture to your computer by selecting Save Image As…

  3.   Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other textures

After downloading the textures, you will see the following files in your computer’s “Downloads” folder.

If you are not familiar with textures, please read Introduction to Textures.

2. Customize your Sunglasses

You are going to customize your sunglasses using Photoshop   or Gimp   software.

If you are not familiar with Photoshop or Gimp, no worries. Just follow the instructions and you will see how easy is to make awesome products.

Photoshop requires a paid license and Gimp is free.

Click on one of the links below to get started. Completing this step is required before moving on to “3. Final Materials.”

Customize Female Sunglasses using Photoshop
Customize Female Sunglasses using Gimp

To download Photoshop or Gimp, please click Download Photoshop or Download Gimp.

3. Final Materials

Your sunglasses textures are ready!

4. Choose a Base Product

Let’s customize your sunglasses!

Before jumping into Creating, if you are not familiar with IMVU’s Creators Guidelines, please read Your Responsibilities as a Creator.

For those who have not downloaded and installed IMVU Studio yet, please read [NEED ARTICLE LINK].

Open IMVU Studio. Click on the Create button in the upper right hand corner of your IMVU Studio screen.

When you click on the Create button, you are taken to a new screen.

Let’s specify the product you will base your sunglasses on.

Enter Product ID 46130329 in the Product ID field, located in the upper left hand corner of your Create screen.

For future reference, Product IDs can be found at the bottom of product pages if you access from the IMVU Classic Website and it is also the number at the end of a product page’s URL if you access from the IMVU Classic Website or the IMVU Next.

  • From IMVU Classic Website

  • From IMVU Next

5. Product Creation

Below are instructions on how to assemble your Sunglasses in IMVU Studio.

In the upper left hand corner of your Create screen, under the COMPONENT section, select the Material icon.

You will now see the original components of the sunglasses.

When you click each texture in the COMPONENT section, you’ll see the details in the TEXTURE section. The TEXTURE section is located in the upper right hand corner of your Create screen.

Now you will update these textures with the ones you customized.

  • Go the the MATERIAL section located under under the COMPONENT section.
  • Click the texture at the top of the list in the MATERIAL section.
  • Go to the TEXTURE section located in the upper right hand corner of the Create screen.
  • Hover over the texture to the right of Diffuse and click the “+” button. (Diffuse mean to soften focus for a selected area.)
  • A pop-up window will appear. Click the “+” button or ADD IMAGE and choose the corresponding texture in your computer files that you updated earlier.
  • The updated asset will appear in your image window.

Repeat the same steps for the lenses.

  • Go to the COMPONENTS section in the upper left hand corner of your Create screen and click the Lenses material.
  • Hover over the texture to the right of Diffuse and click the “+” button.
  • A pop-up window will appear. Click the “+” button and choose the corresponding texture in your computer files that you updated earlier.
  • The updated asset will appear in your image window.
  • Repeat the same process for the Opacity, which is just below Diffuse. An Opacity is a grayscale image that determines what areas of your texture are opaque, transparent, or translucent.
  • 1) Hover over the texture to the right of Opacity and click the “+” button.
  • 2) A pop-up window will appear. Click the “+” button and choose the corresponding texture in your computer files that you updated earlier.
  • 3) The updated asset will appear in your image window.

After applying changes, you can save your product by clicking on the Save button in the upper right hand corner of your Create screen.

Once you have saved your product, you can upload it to the IMVU Catalog and make money.

To learn how to Upload a Product, please read Upload a Product.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have derived your first accessory!

You can market your products by taking photos of your creations and sharing them with the IMVU Community. Click on the following links to learn how to take photographs and how to post pictures in the IMVU Feed.

Updated on August 24, 2020

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