How to Make Different Textures for IMVU

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IMVU is a 3-D chat client that people download to chat using avatars, futuristic worlds and rooms. The "IMVU 3D Virtual Catalog" has several products that may be derived by users to create avatars, flannels, hair, accessories, clothing and more. IMVU textures are used when creating products for the "IMVU 3D Virtual Catalog." Products that are sold in the catalogue are three-dimensional; the textures for the products consists of two-dimensional artwork. Each texture is created using photo imaging software program. GIMP is commonly used for creating textures for products that are sold in the "IMVU 3D Virtual Catalog."

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Instructions to Create a Texture Using GIMP

  1. 1

    Launch GIMP. Three windows will appear. In the window titled "GNU Image Manipulation Program", select "File," "New" and "Template." Under "Template," select the width and height of the texture you will be using. Select "OK." You should now see a blank window.

  2. 2

    Go to the window that is titled "Layers, Channels, Paths, Undo." Select "Patterns" in the lower portion of the window. Drag and drop the selected pattern you wish to use into the "Untitled" window.

  3. 3

    Go back to the window titled "Layers, Channels, Paths, Undo." Select "Brushes" in the lower portion of the window. Click on the brush you would like to use and brush across the image you have showing in the window titled "GNU Image Manipulation Program."

  4. 4

    Click on the window titled "Toolbox." Select individual colours to place on your texture, erase areas, sharpen specific areas of the texture and much more.

  5. 5

    Save the pattern you created in GIMP as a ".jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp or .tga file" once you have finished. Be sure to save the pattern to an area on your computer you will find easily so that you may open the image into the "IMVU Create Mode" program.

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