Magic Pumpkin Bike

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Videos

Modelling the Pumpkin

Materials & UV Unwrapping

Furniture Prep & Poses

Description & Info

In this set of IMVU videos for Creatween 2020 (Live recorded Twitch stream, may include off-topic chat), we take a look at using Blender 2.83 LTS and the Furniture and Pose Starter Files to make a Witches Magic Pumpkin Bike… a simple pumpkin furniture item with handle bars and a custom ‘riding’ pose.

Additional Resources
Blender Starter Files for IMVU.
Make more IMVU items using Blender here.
IMVU Basics tutorial series for Beginners.

Video I : the pumpkin is made by dropping a UV Sphere into the Scene (at the 3D Cursors location) which is reduced using the ‘mesh’ panel from 32 down to 16 sides making the object more manageable. In Edit Mode this is then cut and shaped, handlebars then extruded roughly from the top to form the overall pumpkin ‘bike’.

Video II : some minor adjustments are made to the mesh before Materials are assigned and used to aid UV Unwrapping the object and assigning two images to the resulting UV Maps are semi-temporary placeholders (over-writes the generated ‘Color Grid’ images).

Video III : with the Pumpkin mesh complete and textured it finally needs to be prepared as a furniture items for IMVU using vertex groups and parenting. Once done core elements can be appended into the Alternative Pose File for a custom seat pose

Duration:
– Video I : Meshing – c. 1 hr 10 mins (01:10:00).
– Video II : Materials & UVs – c. 1 hr 10 mins (01:10:00).
– Video III : Custom Pose – c. 1 hr 30 mins (01:30:00).
Info: 1080p | Total c. 3.5 GB.
Source: n/a.
Product ID: Witches Magic Pumpkin Bike.

Design note: see links below for more on topics shown in the video;
Setting up left or right mouse click.
What is Mesh Smoothing?.
The basics of Blender 2.8.
Material basics, using Nodes in Blender 2.8.
IMVU compliant material names.

Timestamps

Times are approximate (chapter/timestamp markers).
Video I : Meshing – c. 1 hr 10 mins (01:10:00).
– 00:00 : Stream Start.
– 03:30 : Overview & Pumpkin.
– 18:00 : Materials & UV Maps.
– 22:00 : Handlebars & Optimisation.
– 50:00 : Further Editing & Retopology.

Video II : Meshing – c. 1 hr 10 mins (01:10:00).
– 00:00 : Stream Start.
– 02:45 : Overview & Optimisation.
– 12:00 : Textures & UV Unwrapping.
– 40:00 : Pinning UV’s.
– 1:00:00 : Materials & Texture Maps.

Video III : Meshing – c. 1 hr 30 mins (01:30:00).
– 00:00 : Stream Start.
– 03:00 : Overview, Prep & 1st Export.
– 22:00 : Seat Nodes, & 2nd Export.
– 28:00 : Pose File & Append.
– 35:00 : Posing, Prep & 3rd Export.
– 1:07:00 : Pose Fixes & 4th Export.
– 01:21:30 : Final Export.

Twitch Alternatives
Video I, Video II, Video III.


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