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Holiday Stocking contest FOR MESHERS

Hey Everyone,

Great new contest here...yay! First I just want to say this is the first of three contests, mesher, then texture artist then Stream, so if you don't mesh don't worry, your contest is coming!

There is a login gift room coming out November 25th, but we're getting a little jump on it here. The room has nodes to hang STOCKINGS on the fireplace mantle, and this is all scaled so your avatar fits INSIDE the stocking!

So, for this contest, we are hoping meshers will get excited to make some awesome stockings to be textured in the next contest. We are providing a max file here (http://jinx.sonofthere.com/stocking_contest.zip) to get you started with a base stocking all set up at the right size and everything and ready for your tweaking and/or referencing for size, etc. We hope you have fun with this and that everyone has plenty of stockings to decorate their room with by the end of December!

Here are the details:

When: This contest runs from today, the 21st, through the end of the day on the 30th (or morning of December 1st, when workdays are starting and someone is around to close this thread. Let's just say if the thread is not locked yet, your entry is in time, but it's never a good idea to wait until the last moment!)

What: Giant size Holiday Stockings to hang from the mantle of the room everyone gets for logging in on November 25th. You don't have to make a spot for an avatar to fit in your stocking, but they are sized for that! Please at least use the IMVU-provided Max file as a reference. Be creative! I'm thinking...pompoms, tassels, pointed or curled toes, gifts spilling out, different poses if that's your thing, different shapes, different lengths. C'mon, let's go crazy! Smile They do not have to be Christmas themed, since not everyone celebrates Christmas.

Rules:

All stockings must properly fit on a mantle node in the Holiday Tree room that is being given away Nov. 25th.

Stockings should follow good rules of meshing like not having crazy numbers of polygons. If you are not sure if what you are doing is a good idea or not, please ask someone here or in the 3d developing forum.

By entering into this contest, you are agreeing to allow your mesh to be used in the complimentary contest for texture artists, and this may include eventually being used as a login gift.

Stockings do not need to have a proper texture, a placeholder texture that shows your entry is properly mapped is just fine since we are judging the mesh and not the texture. In fact, if your stocking is used in the next contest you will have an opportunity to paint your own stocking then, if you like.

Please set your entry to Display Only (a good idea anyway, if you are using a placeholder texture!)

Prizes:

There will be at least one winner and up to six. Each winner to receive 100k credits.

We will be promoting this contest and the stockings as well. Whether you consider this part of the prize or not is up to you! Smile

Please ask questions if you are unsure about anything, and have fun making holiday stockings!  Mesher Contest
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November 25th Deadline --- BEST SHOP pic for Small Business Saturday on our Facebook & Twitter!!!

Hello Creators!

Small Business Saturday is coming up fast and we’re beyond excited.

IMVU would like to promote your shop/boutique on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Just click on this link to submit. Any questions or comments should be posted there, please:

Best shop pic

Small Business Saturday --- November 26, 2016

We will be hosting this popular event for our Community on Saturday, November 26, 2016 aka Small Business Saturday.

For those who may not be aware, Small Business Saturday is a day in the United States where people are encouraged to do their holiday shopping with small, local businesses. It follows Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

You - our content Creators are definitely small businesses - with huge creative imaginations! We want to celebrate you and your creations with this event and invite all the Community members to go on a shopping spree on that day and beyond.

This is your opportunity (optional of course) to set up special rooms and boutiques to show of your products and be in the rooms to meet and greet with your customers.

Feel free to check it out at this forum

How to Participate

--All Creators are welcome to participate in Small Business Saturday on IMVU

--Creators will put together individual public chat rooms that will show off their products, typically called a boutique or showroom. GA and AP catalogs are welcome!

--You can be present in your rooms to answer questions, gift items, etc. or you can hire models or take turns moderating your room with friends. It is up to you!

-- Partners/collaborators can also submit their showrooms

Promotion

We have planned promotions via multiple (and additional) channels.

--A forum post in general announcements section
--A forum post in our IMVU Hosted Events section which will also list the final lists of all showrooms/boutiques for the event
--Blue Bar
--A message (with email notification) to all users mid-month
--A special landing page announcing the event which will be linked from the Shop menu on our website
--Banner ads and webpage and shop page interstitials leading up to the event
--Client login interstitial and login gift both promoting the event on Saturday, November 26th
--Promotion via our social channels - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Additionally, we encourage those who participate to share the information via pulse/photo stream/feed too as we get closer to the date. We will be doing the same.

How to Organize Your Showroom

Some ideas:

--Use Flash mannequins and Flash shop display items to display your items
--Ask friends to model your clothing while walking down a runway in your room
--If you are a room creator, use a chat room portal (like this one by Tidy) to show off multiple rooms at once

**Feel free to post any tips or products that can help others with their showrooms in this thread.

It would be great if your room description includes the phrase "Small Business Saturday" too.

How to Submit Your Showroom

Submission begins today, November 1st, 2016 and ends on November 23rd, 2016.

Use this forum topic below to submit your showroom. There is no limit on how many showrooms you may send, but we will do our best to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of their showroom being seen on the list.

When submitting a room please include the following information.

Host(s) name
Room name and link
Whether it is GA or AP
Type of products showcased (clothing, rooms, furniture, accessories etc)

Members of IMVU staff with the help of our moderators will review all submissions for Small Business Saturday. Please put your best items in your rooms. Please make sure all products comply with our policies.


Creator Contest: Pumpkin King Throne!

Creators are encouraged to enter the Pumpkin King Throne contest to show off their texturing skills and participate in the Halloween season. First place winner will have their version given site wide as a login gift on Halloween and a cash prize of $50.00 USD. Ends Oct 23, 2016 so don’t miss out! Details available here.

Texture artists: looking for a fun, but spooky challenge?

Currently in the Creator forum we are running a Jack-O-Lantern contest, the winners of which will be featured in a special Halloween WithMoji™ pack. Lots of winners! Many great meshes to choose from created by Donatella, 4u, Polystyrene, ZaraKaine, Pharmacist, DimitriX89, WickedAngel, Leonessa75, LestatDeLioncourt and Dnutt20X6

Enter today >

Use Studio 3D Max? Test our new installer

Our team is testing a new installer that consolidates various 3DS Max files in one single download for ease and convenience. If you are a mesher using Studio Max please test the installer and give us feedback. We appreciate it. Details available here

Creator Contests: Style September

Style September = Fashion Weeks across the world and of course in IMVU! We have quite a few contests especially for Creators to celebrate New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Check out the details about various contests where you can create outfits, rooms, furniture, and badges here. Have fun!

Use Studio 3D Max? Test our new installer

Our team is testing a new installer that consolidates various 3DS Max files in one single download for ease and convenience. If you are a mesher using Studio Max please test the installer and give us feedback. We appreciate it. Details available here.

Creator Contest - Summer Themed Room & Furniture

Creators, we would love for you to create a set of 4 products - one room and three pieces of furniture for that room - for this contest and submit it for our consideration. Winning entry collection will be given away as individual gifts over 4 days starting July 1. Entry period runs out on June 26th so get your beach hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen on and get creative! Please read contest details here.

Creator contest: Products for IMVU Game

Creative Beginnings Month 2016 celebration kicks off now and lasts throughout the month of May! We have a very unique product contest for our Creators as part of the celebrations. We are developing a new game where zombies try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by rescuing themselves and their friends. We are inviting our creators to team up (meshers and texturers) to create outfits that we can showcase within this game. Curious? Read more details here