Quality Looking Textures?

User avatar
by redblack · 5 posts
8 months ago
Posted 8 months ago · Author
Hey, so i was wondering what are the best texture sizes for more quality looking products?

I know there's 512x512, or 256x512, 512x256, but even when trying all of those, some textures are still blurry on the client, do you guys have any tips for this? It would be much appreciated.
Posted 8 months ago
@redblack


Personally, I have the best results with 128x128 jpg at quality set to 75%.

Some of IMVU's original developer tutorials (2003 - 2006), say stuff like:
• .jpg is the file type of choice. There are a plethora of file types that we support but we have found .jpg to be both the best tasting and most filling.


Different areas of the avatar stretch the texture differently, some parts stretch a lot and it's common to find that a nice texture will become blurred. Some meshes are worse than others. For more detail, you need to derive from products that have templates for several areas that you want to have more detailed. The highest resolution that the client reads are templates 256x512 px or 512x256 px (anything higher such as 512x512 gets forcibly re-sized down under the hood). Try finding a mesh where the mesher states they have remapped the basic template to where the individual parts are broken up into separate maps.

As far as I can tell, the code base for IMVU's 3D engine was made with low resolution jpg's in mind, so it's algorithms for stretching jpg's work best, better than png, better than gif, better than tga.

In summary, I try to find meshes that support lots of broken up textures mapped over small bits (example: a separate texture for each limb, and a few textures on the torso), and then I stick with decently sized (128 by 128 or higher) jpg's. Bad meshes are the biggest culprit of blurry images. If the mesh does not have good texture mapping (strategically broken up into small parts), then you will end up with blurry textures in client.
Posted 8 months ago · Author
I understand now, thank you Don!
Posted 8 months ago
That was a lot of good info Dom. Thanks for sharing with us all. I was wondering about that as well.
Posted 8 months ago
thank you very much dom for this valuable information ... I will test it to see the result

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here

SIGN IN NOW

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

REGISTER A NEW ACCOUNT
Select a forum Protection     Help & Support     Introductions     Mafia News     IMVU News General Discussion     IMVU Lounge        IMVU Series / Roleplaying        Social Games     Mafia Market     Mafia Tools        Premium IMVU Tools        Off Topic Tools     Off Topic     Contests Creator Corner     Graphics Design        Photoshop        GIMP     Basic Creator Help     Catalog And Product Showcase     3D Meshing        3Ds Max        Sketchup        Blender Gangsters with Connections     White Hat Activities        Google Hacking        Trackers Programming Corner     Coding        Python        .Net (C#, VB, etc)        Flash        JAVA        Autoit        Batch        HTML & CSS        Javascript        PHP        Other        IMVU Homepage Codes           General           About me Panel           Messages Panel           Special Someone Panel           Visitors Panel           New Products Panel           Rankings Panel           Wishlist Panel           My Badges Panel           Outfits Panel           Url Panel           Groups Panel           Slideshow Panel           My Room Panel           Sandbox panel           Layouts     Help & Requests Free Credits     Approved Methods     Submit Methods Free Money     Approved Methods     Submit Methods Adult Corner     Get Mafia AP Here     AP Lounge        AP Social Games        Casual Dating Tips     IMVU Slave Market & Escorts