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Author Topic: [IMVU] Make IMVU jewelry ring box accessory (Beginner Friendly) (LIVE!)  (Read 2587 times)

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In the videos below recorded live on Twitch, jazzKat walks through the process of making a very simple hand held jewellery (jewelry) ring/gift box accessory in Blender using four cubes that are then textured, positioned and then exported to FBX for import and assembly in IMVU. Recorded live on Twitch (may include off topic comments and conversation).

Beginner Friendly

Steps summary
- Delete default cube so no materials are available (optional)*.
- Add a new Cube - Add » Mesh » Cube.
- Add new Material (plus Texture and Image).
- UV unwrap cube - Mesh » UV » Reset.
- Duplicate Cube to make bow - Object » Duplicate Objects.
- Make 'bow' Material (plus Texture and Image).
- UV unwrap and edit UV map.
- Append to Accessory Starter File - File » Append.
- Assign Vertex Group and Parent to Armature.
- Export - File » Export » FBX (.fbx).
- Import and assemble.

note: * as the default Cube has a pre-assigned Material so the object was deleted to better reflect what is more likely going to be the case; a mesh being added to the scene without Materials, requiring their generation.

Source files

Twitch version

YouTube version (note: there may be audio/video synchronisation issues with videos converted from Twitch streams)

Offline Guyon

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Mesh offset in IMVU after export
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 03:35:42 PM »
**SOLVED

I followed the Blender 2.8 Accessories box tutorial, and it imported and linked to the hand into IMVU.  But there is an offset. I can supply the blender and my fbx but does anyone know of a reason for the offset?
My Blender Import was:

Derive New Product
Female Accessory GO
Import FBX/ Load FBX / Your file
(Did not change any setting) Configure FBX
(Back on Screen) Apply Scale 0.01 Mesh ID 2 CLICKED Import
Import Changes/ Apply Changes
Config Menu/ Attachment Node rtHand

Thanks

[EDIT] moved to appropriate topic. Kat.

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Re: Mesh offset in IMVU after export
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 04:15:50 PM »
You mean this video? - https://www.katsbits.com/smforum/index.php?topic=1007.0

Yep, per reply here (if that was you also), try exporting with Selected Objects disabled.

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Re: Mesh offset in IMVU after export
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 06:19:37 PM »
Yes that was me I will stay here.

It looks like you never did rotation and scale.  I did that could that be my issue?

Where do you remove doubles? (to close the gap?)   
Do you mean delete everything but the cube and the rtHand(AttachmentRoot)?

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Re: Mesh offset in IMVU after export
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 07:32:41 PM »
I figured this out.  In 2.8 my modeled object is parented!   The fix was:
left clicked the box
SHIFT clicked the rtHand
Object/Parent/Bone (and click the keep transformed box)


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Re: Mesh offset in IMVU after export
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2019, 04:14:01 AM »
Yes that was me I will stay here.

It looks like you never did rotation and scale.  I did that could that be my issue?

Where do you remove doubles? (to close the gap?)   
Do you mean delete everything but the cube and the rtHand(AttachmentRoot)?
Using FBX Apply is no longer absolutely necessary as the format (FBX) is able to properly interpret the objects position without issue.

To Remove Doubles see here - https://www.katsbits.com/codex/remove-doubles/. To Join meshes see here - https://www.katsbits.com/codex/join-meshes/

And yep, if the Mesh and Accessory armature are not parented IMVU won't know what the target object is supposed to be. For accessories that's not necessarily an issue as it is possible to use the defaults provided when deriving (the glasses skeleton - this is how programs like 3D Paint can be used to make content for IMVU), but the object may still need a corresponding vertex group.

 

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