If you are interested in becoming an SecondLive Creator, you will need certain software to do your creating. Of course you will need Creator Tools (i.e. Space Editing Tool, Space Decoration Tool, Avatar Editing Tool - Gobeti), the app that allows you to create and submit products Moreover, you will also need one or more apps to make assets that you assemble in Creator Tools.
Creator Tools is the proprietary SecondLive tool for getting your 2D textures and 3D models into SecondLive. Whether you are swapping textures on a T-shirt or creating your own 3D Mesh, you will need Creator Tools to import, arrange, and finally submit your design to the NFT Marketplace.
- 1.Click Creator on the SecondLive homepage to enter the creating page.
2. There are 3 editing tools for creators as follows. You can start to create with your own expertise, saving your work and applying for a public list. The Creator Tools currently support Windows and MAC systems.
Whether you are making a texture for an existing product or your very own 3D model, you will be using some sort of 2D application to create and manipulate your digital images. Although Photoshop is the acknowledged industry standard, it isn’t necessarily your only choice. Photoshop is what we use here at SecondLive and it is one of the most powerful image manipulation software out there. Nonetheless, there are several less expensive alternatives.
Photoshop is an industry standard and a powerhouse in image manipulation. It is the tool of choice for many graphic artists and professionals. However, its many features can make it a bit daunting for beginners. It also comes with a high price tag that may not suit some Creators.
Elements is the cheaper cousin of Photoshop. For a fraction of the price you can do many of the same things you do with Photoshop. Its focus is on photo editing and while it lacks some of the creation tools contained in Photoshop, it is definitely worth checking out for those just getting into 2D graphics.
Adobe Photoshop Elements
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source freeware program and it is the software of choice for many successful Creators. It is a great free alternative to Photoshop, but be aware that as it is an ongoing effort by independent software engineers, it is not completely free of bugs.
PHOTO-PAINT is Corel’s answer to Photoshop. It is another powerful image manipulator used by many in the graphics industry. As with Photoshop, its multiple features attract a higher price so it may not be ideal for those new to 2D graphics.
When it comes to graphics software, there are a myriad of options available. If none of the suggestions above suit you, have a browse around the internet or talk to other Creators – there’s sure to be something that suits your budget, skill level, and work style.
Here are a few we have found:
Blender is a powerful industry grade tool and best of all, it’s free! We highly recommend it especially if you are new to 3D. It’s what we use at Secondlive along with 3D Studio Max to build our own products.
3DS Max is an industry leader and a powerful tool for 3D creation which is used by professionals in both the gaming and movie industries. It is very expensive and has a steep learning curve but every skill you learn is applicable to 3D asset creation in the real world.
3D Studio Max
Maya is another professional 3D software which is used to create 3D modeling and interactive 3D applications. It is also very expensive and has a steep learning curve.