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IMVU Avatar Image Distortion Template (aka why our avies look like crap)

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:47 pm
by admin
Want to make your avatar image look great on Standard IMVU, Next, and the Discussions???

HA! Good luck.

Here is a template to illustrate what is happening.

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IMVU Website
IMVU's website is the only place your avatar will render true to size.
  • IMVU's Website will render your avatar image at
    -160 x 220 pixels on your IMVU homepage, site based avatar cards, and the old dead forums
    -40 x 55 pixels in Messages
IMVU Client
The Client will shrink down your Avatar image but keep its aspect ratio.
  • IMVU Client will render your avatar image at
    -112 x 154 pixels in client avatar cards
    -40 x 55 pixels on Messages history in client
    -33 x 43 pixels in friends online
NEXT
Next takes your Avatar and crops to the top to give a circle. It will keep the aspect ratio but you will loose part of the image.
  • Next will render your avatar image at
    -50 pixels in diameter in profiles and notifications
    -30 pixels in diameter in stream
Help Center/Discussions
The 'Discussions' area of IMVU crops AND compresses your avatar. You will keep most of the image (sans the corners; apparently IMVU thinks corners are overrated) but it will distort it to do so.
  • Discussions will render your avatar image at
    -70 pixels in diameter in Recently Published
    -65 pixels in diameter in the category’s sidebar
    -30 pixels in diameter in the thread’s posts
    -110 pixels in diameter on your My Page
    -58 pixels in diameter in your activity/history

I don’t know what is more pathetic, this convoluted system or that I actually wasted my time to document it. :roll:

Re: IMVU Avatar Image Distortion Template (aka why our avies look like crap)

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:14 pm
by MandaMarie
Funny just today I was working on a public room picture template. In everything, I checked there are like, 4 different sizes in different areas in the client alone. Why it is our images need to be resized in so many ways, I have no clue. Would be nice for a world like IMVU, that is a great place for artwork to be showcased, would respect pictures a bit more, and maybe centered around keeping them looking their best without so much resizing and compression.

Re: IMVU Avatar Image Distortion Template (aka why our avies look like crap)

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:09 am
by Roy
When I first heard about the discussions, I made a profile picture thinking it would be like Next. XD Oml it is terrible. Who is coming up with these layouts?

Re: IMVU Avatar Image Distortion Template (aka why our avies look like crap)

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:18 pm
by Seige
I am guessing there are 3 things going on here... There are 3 people working on 3 different things.
One has awesome eye sight one has bad eye site and the last one has no eyesight at all... :lol: