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Game Editing => Video Channel => Topic started by: kat on November 17, 2020, 02:07:54 PM

Title: [IMVU] Studio Editor, Normal & Shininess Tricks & Tips
Post by: kat on November 17, 2020, 02:07:54 PM

Description: in this playlist of videos recorded live (may include off-topic chat) we use a furniture item, a backdrop scene, to take a look at IMVU Studio; a quicker way to 'convert' Furniture items into Rooms; how this might mean making adjustments to project in Blender (Blender 2.83 LTS (https://www.katsbits.com/codex/blender-vs-blender/) used) before then looking more closely at Normal and Shininess (specular) maps; how to make them quickly and effectively from 2D artwork to save time but maintain decent results; tricks and tips for optimising materials to avoid hitting project file-size limits, and more...

Duration (playlist):
 - Video I : Room Set up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3txt2iy6U4) - c. 1 hr 55 mins (01:55:00).
 - Video II : Normal & Shininess Maps (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPYsmV5yzbg) - c. 1 hr 45 mins (01:45:00).
 - Video III : Normal Map Tricks & Tips (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkYTPkEtcqM) - c. 1 hr 45 mins (01:45:00).

- Blender 2.8+ Starter Files for IMVU (https://www.katsbits.com/codex/imvu-starter-files/).
- Learn to make Rooms for IMVU using Blender 2.8+ (https://www.katsbits.com/codex/blenderimvu/#imvu-401-%e2%80%93-creating-rooms).
- For more on creating items for IMVU see IMVU Basics tutorials (https://www.katsbits.com/codex/blenderimvu/).

Twitch Alternatives
Video I (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/799344981), Video II (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/809308934), Video III (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/809490663).