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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:56 am    Post subject: Message from Segallion - Director, Creator Program Reply with quote

Good Morning (or evening) Creators!

I want to start by wishing Varsha the best in her new endeavor. She has been a tireless (and I mean 22 hour a day tireless) advocate for the creators as well as the larger community and she will be missed by us all.

With Varsha leaving us I know there may be many of you who are thinking you no longer have an advocate within IMVU.

No fear, I was brought on board 7 months ago to lead the Creator program and have spent those months heads down working on new tools, a revamped website, and two new games for the new IMVU API.

But now I’m raising my head and my hand to help out while we find a full time replacement for Varsha.

Many of you saw my initial announcement months ago and I have talked to some of you privately over those same months, but I want to let you know what I’ve been up to…

Creator Education Center:

Our creator education center - website with all tutorials etc - was full of links, had issues when trying to find files, and was generally in bad shape. Over the past 2 months I worked with Varsha and our lead artist to organize, weed, edit, and rework the content.

In the coming weeks you will see the launch of the new site – which, although may be of little use to our experienced creators, will be a nice entry for all our new creators.

This version of the website is a work in progress and I welcome all feedback so that we can update any outdated or inaccurate information – so please reach out if you see anything.

3ds Max Exporters:

We have been remiss in upgrading our exporters for the latest version of 3DS Max (2017). Working with the engineers, we are releasing the latest version for those working in 3DS Max 2017.

I will be putting up a unified installer (mentioned below), with these drivers that will automatically install the appropriate 3ds Max drivers with the click of a button.

Unified Installer:

There are a great number of files that Creators need to have on their machines in order to build content for IMVU. Many of these were scattered all over the tutorials and not readily accessible.

Additionally, we were relying on the Creator to “hand” install the files (specifically the 3dsMax files) which only introduced another layer of complexity to an already complex art pipeline.

With the Unified Installer, you can download a single file, select what you want to install, and we do the rest.

API:

Creators are not just meshers, animators, texturers...we now have game developers in our midst! I’ve spent a great deal of time learning our API and implementing it in a game that will be released this summer.

While this might not, at first, interest our Creator community, the ability to engage your customers in new ways (and not just games), as well as monetize your efforts in new ways will interest some.

We already have a package in Unity and examples in that package of how to use IMVU Avatars in the Unity system.

I will be adding new shell apps to the Unity Asset Store that will give you all you need to create fun applets that the entire IMVU community can use.

Never fear, Unity doesn’t require coding – it is actually fun to use and amazingly powerful…so go take a look!

New Tools:

We have teams in-house working on new tools to enable a better pipeline. These tools will be released in the coming months and should clean up the art pipeline and make it less fragile and less complex.

We will also be seeking your feedback as these tools enter the alpha stage so we can make sure we are building them the right way.

Looking Ahead

Last, but certainly not least, we are working on the next generation of IMVU. I can’t tell you the specifics, but what I can say is the new system will harness all of the tools modern developers have.

We want our Creators to have the same tools any game developer has – as well as move IMVU into the future with all the aspects any advanced engine has.

It’s not just about the engine, however, the new pipeline will be MUCH easier to use as well as open to ANY 2D and 3D application you wish to use.

In closing I want to wish Varsha the best as she pursues her lifelong dream.

I think I speak for all creators when I say she will truly be missed.

I will be working with our moderators to make sure your questions are answered timely as well as informing you on any new developments.

I have been and remain your advocate.

Segallion (Todd) – Director, Creator Program
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally.

Hi Todd.

edited after coffee...

So Todd...

While it is exciting that you are working on all of the NEW and exciting projects for IMVU....please reassure me (and us) that you will put your long-standing - retentive - invested User base first.

We have been neglected for a very long time and you may not be aware of this.

I personally am very disappointed over the Creator Program - but I have stuck by waiting for improvements.

I am watching...whether you care or not. But I know you do care.

Please communicate.

4 posts in 7 months from someone who is a creator support position really doesn't impress me.

I am excited you are here...and we are ready to roll our sleeves up and work with you.

Bring it on!


p.s. There is a going away party for Varsha on Thursday 8/18...and it runs until I call it over Smile Please try to come in....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurray! Exciting times.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds awesome!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Todd!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is finally nice to meeting you Todd. Welcome to imvu.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A welcoming embrace from all of us to you, Todd!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Todd, were eager to see what you can do
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Toddy :3

oh you might wanna be careful with your chair...I replace it with a car air bag XD.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and good to hear from you! Smile

I look forward to more communications from the team - as a community that feels "in the loop" tends to better adjust to change Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Todd,

I'm really glad to hear about the creator education center, that's a hot mess to put it bluntly lol.

I am really happy to see this post, but would be lying if I didn't say it leaves me feeling apprehensive about the new tools and what that means.

While there are a couple of things I like about NEXT, I'm not a fan of it overall and that is where my apprehension lies primarily.

I have many questions and await more information as these things are rolled out.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI! And very interesting! I hope this means we can see some dynamic lighting (for use with spec and normal maps), and maybe even some physics? LOL **Fingers Crossed**
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-Hello Segallion (Todd).

You'll need to deck out in purple to impress us. You're not Varsha but we'll give you a chance. Laughing

Joking aside, glad to see you around.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Todd !

Looks like exciting things are coming to IMVU.

I just HOPE, that communications DO improve with the staff....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome!
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