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Creator Updates and News - April 1, 2021

A 17th BIRTHDAY THANK YOU!

A huge IMVU Birthday thank you to our community of Creators! Your imagination, skills, talent and dedication have made IMVU an amazing place to be for 17 YEARS! We couldn’t do it without you!

APRIL 9 - CREATOR AD PROGRAM EVENT
 
Join us April 9th to learn how running a Creator Ad campaign can drive success for your shop! Our Creator Ad experts will share tips on running an effective ad campaign and answer questions about how the Creator Ad Program works. Join the conversation April 9th https://help.imvu.com/s/topic/0TO41000001Hl3sGAC (look for a pinned post)
 
CREATOR AD PROGRAM - NEW PERK!
 
If you run 2 or more Creator Ad Campaigns between April 1 and June 30, 2021, you will be featured prominently on our Community Center home page, one of the most well-trafficked areas on IMVU. Your featured banner will run for 2 weeks. Learn more about the Creator Ad Program here: https://about.imvu.com/creator-ad

LATEST CREATOR NEWSLETTER

Find NEW updates, tips, and opportunities based on your interest and experience level. Whether you're a brand new Creator, a seasoned Texture Artist or Mesher, you'll find something to help you along your Creator journey! https://create.imvu.com/creator-newsletter-march-2021/

CREATOR QUARTERLY REPORT

We are excited to begin a new initiative in the form of quarterly reports that highlight the amazing growth you’ve achieved through the IMVU Creator Program over the last several years. Take a look! https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p00002BqinZCAR

MARCH 29 TO APRIL 30 - VIP CREATORS MAY GIFT THEIR DEV TOKENS TO OTHER CREATORS

This is a great opportunity to give Developer Tokens to fellow Creators who need them. You can also transfer Dev Tokens to your alternate accounts. Get more details here: https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p00002B54H5CAJ
 
NEW! EXCLUSIVE AP DISCUSSION GROUP
 
If you’re an AP user and Creator, you now have access to our new AP Discussion group! This is a great way to connect with AP buyers and fellow AP users. Look for the AP group here https://help.imvu.com/s/discussions and read the "Group Details" section to learn how you can share about your shop!
 

Creator Updates and News - March 24, 2021

MARCH 29 TO APRIL 30 - VIP CREATORS MAY GIFT THEIR DEV TOKENS TO OTHER CREATORS

This is a great opportunity to give Developer Tokens to fellow Creators who need them. You can also transfer Dev Tokens to your alternate accounts. Get more details here: https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p00002B54H5CAJ
  
NEW! EXCLUSIVE AP DISCUSSION GROUP
 
If you’re an AP user and Creator, you now have access to our new AP Discussion group! This is a great way to connect with AP buyers and fellow AP users. Look for the AP group here https://help.imvu.com/s/discussions and read the "Group Details" section to learn how you can share about your shop!
 
IMVU STUDIO
 
Did you know you can see product derivation chains when you create in IMVU Studio? This convenient feature allows you to choose the most cost effective base product, which helps you save money. Try IMVU Studio and see what we mean! https://create.imvu.com/imvu-studio-beta/

Creator Updates and News - March 24, 2021

MARCH 29 TO APRIL 30 - VIP CREATORS MAY GIFT THEIR DEV TOKENS TO OTHER CREATORS

This is a great opportunity to give Developer Tokens to fellow Creators who need them. You can also transfer Dev Tokens to your alternate accounts. Get more details here: https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p00002B54H5CAJ
  
NEW! EXCLUSIVE AP DISCUSSION GROUP
 
If you’re an AP user and Creator, you now have access to our new AP Discussion group! This is a great way to connect with AP buyers and fellow AP users. Join the conversation here https://help.imvu.com/s/collaborationgrouplist?groupId=0F94p000000UyYB and share your shop here https://help.imvu.com/s/feed/0D54p00002AG2s4CAD
 
IMVU STUDIO
 
Did you know you can see product derivation chains when you create in IMVU Studio? This convenient feature allows you to choose the most cost effective base product, which helps you save money. Try IMVU Studio and see what we mean! https://create.imvu.com/imvu-studio-beta/

Creator Updates and News - March 2, 2021

ATTENTION MESHERS - LEARN ABOUT SKIN WEIGHTING LIMITS

When you create an avatar, clothing or accessory, a process called “skinning” is applied to the item's mesh geometry, via a ‘skeleton.’ A ’skeleton’ is a hierarchy of connected ‘bones.' Skinning assigns the bones of the skeleton to each of the vertices of the mesh.
 
Did you know that there is a game industry standard of 4 bones per vertex?
 
If you’re not following this standard, your work may look distorted in IMVU’s newer platforms like the IMVU Website, IMVU Desktop, Mobile and IMVU Studio.
 
 
USE EXTENDED CREATOR REPORTS TO PROTECT YOUR WORK
 
If you're not already using our Extended Creator Reports, you're missing out on an effective way to protect your work.
 
Extended Creator Reports provide information regarding potential copying of meshes and animations. Textures are not included in the reports. 
 
This is a completely opt-in process and does require verification of your own account.
 
Learn more and start protecting your work now! https://help.imvu.com/s/article/What-are-Extended-Creator-Reports
 
SPRING SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS
 
Apply for a Spring Creator Showcase Feature, by submitting your most inspiring Spring vision. Learn more here and submit your entry by March 12 Pacific Time! https://forms.gle/TPjp8GWUVUnVRWyP7

Creator Updates and News - February 12, 2021

CALLING ALL ROOM & FURNITURE CREATORS
 
We’re looking for amazing room & furniture Creators to potentially contract with IMVU on individual projects! These projects will be made using IMVU Studio. Learn more here https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p0000282guhCAA
 
IMVU STUDIO VIDEO CLIP CONTEST
 
Submit a video clip and image showcasing your IMVU Studio Product, and you could  be featured on our Discover Feed and Instagram channel, which are seen by tens of thousands of potential customers! Complete this form to apply https://forms.gle/X36LoJm8mJuxc5z77
 
GREETER GIFT PROMOTION - SPRING THEME AND IMVU ANNIVERSARY THEME
 
Submit your product to be considered for an IMVU Greeter Gift https://forms.gle/4ob7FZcrrag8eFyw6. Having your product selected as an IMVU Greeter Gift is a great way to promote yourself as a Creator! We’re currently looking for Spring themes and IMVU's 17th Anniversary themes!

Latest Creator Updates and News - February 1, 2021

BUYERS ARE SHOPPING ON IMVU MOBILE

It's more important than ever for Creators to start focusing on IMVU Mobile and the IMVU Studio BETA Creator Tool. In 2020, IMVU users spent 21% more Credits on IMVU Mobile than Classic (Client).

Mobile buyers are also starting to see new IMVU product features, like dynamic shine. These features can only be viewed on Mobile and Desktop BETA and created in IMVU Studio.

We highly recommend that you take advantage of these trends to continue growing your Creator business.

CREATOR AD PROMOTION - FREE BANNER AD

If you run 3 or more Creator Ad Campaigns between September 11, 2020 and March 31, 2021, you will be featured prominently on our Community Center home page, one of the most well-trafficked areas on IMVU. Your featured banner will run for 2 weeks.

Learn more about the Creator Ad Program here: https://about.imvu.com/creator-ad

You can also check out our Media Mavens page for campaign ideas https://create.imvu.com/imvu-creator-media-mavens. You’ll find top performing ads for inspiration, as well as tips on how to launch a successful ad.

NEW TO CREATING?

If you’ve just joined the IMVU Creator Program and want to learn the basics of creating, take a look at the “Get Started” section in our Creator Education Center! https://create.imvu.com/article-categories/get-started/

CREATOR NEWSLETTER

Find updates, tips and inspiration based on your interest and experience level. Latest update - IMVU Studio BETA has Hi-Res Snaphots! https://create.imvu.com/creator-newsletter-december-2020/

Latest Creator Updates and News!

CREATOR CONTEST WINNERS

Announcing the 'Make Your Shop Shine' Contest Winners, Runners-Up, and Honorable Mentions! https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p000025P40zCAC

CREATORS AND THE IMVU ECOSYSTEM

Did you know that IMVU’s Royalty Program sent more than $11 million in 2020 to Creators across 101 countries? Click on the link to learn more! https://medium.com/imvu-official/creativity-is-currency-in-the-participation-economy-at-imvu-8774bf03e969

MEDIA MASTERS

Want to learn how to make an effective Creator Ad? Check out these examples by our latest Media Masters! https://create.imvu.com/imvu-creator-media-mavens/

Media Masters are Creators who have run top performing creative campaigns based on the total number of visits driven to their shop.

You can also take a look at our Media Mavens - Creators who have taken part in the Creator Ads program. https://create.imvu.com/imvu-creator-media-mavens/

FREE CREATOR PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES

 Just a reminder, we have free promotional opportunities for Creators too! https://help.imvu.com/s/feed/0D54p00001op5X7CAI

LATEST CREATOR NEWSLETTER

Learn about the latest Creator tips and opportunities, like taking a hiresnobg snaphsot in IMVU Studio, keeping your IMVU Shop in good standing, wowing your shoppers with Opacity techniques, and more. https://create.imvu.com/creator-newsletter-december-2020/

December 2020 - Creator Updates

MAKE YOUR GENEROSITY GO EVEN FURTHER

Thank you for caring! You continue to inspire us with the care and generosity you’ve shown towards your fellow Community Members, especially during these hard times. Thank you so much for your ongoing acts of kindness, including your donations to those in need - https://blog.imvu.com/2020/05/15/covid19-response-thank-you-for-your-donations.

Since this is an especially tough time of year for many, we’d like to help you make your generosity go even further.

Through the end of December, for every 100,000 Credits you give, IMVU will donate US$100 for a worthy cause: CARE (https://care.org/), a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and social justice with a specific focus on women and girls.

Learn how you can make a difference here https://help.imvu.com/s/question/0D54p000022lDbWCAU/thank-you-for-caring

5 FREE OPPORTUNITIES

Take a look at these 5 FREE ways to get you and your shop in front of IMVU enthusiasts!

1. Greeter Gift Promotion - submit your product to be considered for an IMVU Greeter Gift https://forms.gle/4ob7FZcrrag8eFyw6 Having your product selected as an IMVU Greeter Gift is a great way to promote yourself as a Creator!

2. Discover Feed Feature - complete this form https://forms.gle/XkmjSthRgEHzCZa6A and you may be featured on our Discover Feed! The Discover Feed is one of the best ways for the IMVU community to discover you and your shop.

3. Creator Newsletter Feature - Apply to have your texture or mesh featured in our next Creator Newsletter https://bit.ly/CreatorNewsSept2020 as an inspirational example for other IMVU Creators. Your product could also be promoted in the IMVU Discover Feed. Apply here https://forms.gle/8Kriq8QXK4SR1CnU9

4. Image Social Media Feature - if you add the hashtag #IMVUCreatorFeature to your social media promotional posts you will be considered for a feature in IMVU social channels. Your posts must include an image.

5. Video Social Media Feature - submit a sped-up (around 1 min long) video file of you creating a product to socialmedia@imvu.com for a chance to be featured on our IMVU social channels.

FREE CREATOR AD PERK

If you run 3 or more Creator Ad Campaigns between September 11, 2020 and March 31, 2021, you'll be featured prominently on our Community Center home page, one of the most well-trafficked areas on IMVU. Your featured banner will run for 2 weeks.

Learn more about the Creator Ad Program here: https://about.imvu.com/creator-ad

Creator Opportunities for the Holidays

CREATOR ADS

The holidays are a great time of year to launch a Creator Ad Campaign and get your shop in front of buyers who haven’t seen your work before. For campaign ideas and tips check out our Media Mavens page: https://create.imvu.com/imvu-creator-media-mavens

If you run 3 or more Creator Ad Campaigns between September 11, 2020 and March 31, 2021, you'll be featured prominently on our Community Center home page, one of the most well-trafficked areas on IMVU. Your featured banner will run for 2 weeks.

Learn more about the Creator Ad Program here: https://about.imvu.com/creator-ad

NEW FREE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE YOUR SHOP

You can now submit your product to be considered for an IMVU Greeter Gift, and at no cost to you! Having your product selected as Greeter Gift is a great way to promote yourself as a Creator.

Submit Now: https://forms.gle/4ob7FZcrrag8eFyw6

KEEP YOUR SHOP IN GOOD STANDING

When your catalog and account do not comply with our Terms of Service https://www.imvu.com/next/policyhub/termsofservice/ you may be missing out on FREE opportunities that are great for your business.

Learn more here: https://create.imvu.com/knowledge-base/keep-your-shop-in-good-standing/