1. The Creator Program
At IMVU, we believe the act of creating is as natural as connecting, chatting, and sharing. We think everyone can create something, and that users like you should be able to share your creations with your peers. That’s why we’ve built the Creator Program.
The Creator Program allows you to extend your experience by making your own IMVU products such as clothes, accessories, rooms and furniture, meet other Creators, and get advice and help. You can also showcase your work in the IMVU Catalog and make money.
2. Create Mode
In this tutorial, we are going to focus on one of the 3 major tools in the IMVU Client, the Create Mode. It allows you to put together your own creations which you can publish to the IMVU Catalog to sell and make money.
Once logged in, the IMVU Desktop App will open.
You may have to click on one of the navigation arrows to the right or left to find it.
The Dashboard contains Creator News, Advanced Tools, Local Projects, Creator Progress, and Creator Resources.
● Advanced Tools
Every time you want to create a new product you need to derive it from an existing one first. Deriving means to create a copy of a product and base your new product starting with this copy. From there on out, it’s your product. When you sell it, both the previous people who created the product you derived from and you, make money.
The Open Panel enables you to browse projects you have already in progress.
The Edit Panel enables you to edit a product already created, a product submitted to the Shop.
● Local Projects
As its name indicates, the “Local projects that I recently worked on Panel” displays the most recent projects that you have been working on. “Local” refers to files stored on your computer vs. the Cloud or some other directory not on the computer.
The Create Mode Dashboard also contains information related to the creator and useful resources:
- Creator News
- Creator Progress
- Creator Resources
4. The Editor
Regardless of whether you’re Deriving, Opening, or Editing, you will end up opening the Editor. The Editor is where all IMVU products are assembled, where product creation occurs.