How To Design Clothes in Kaneva

Posted on February 9, 2009. Filed under: advice, Avatars, design | Tags: , , , , , |

I see the question pop up all the time “How do I make clothes in Kaneva?”.  It’s not just the newbs that are wondering this either.  Veteran Kanevians like myself are always looking for hints and tips to make their designs top notch.  While looking through the forums I happened to find a link to Kaunaz’s DDK community.

On this community page I found many helpful tutorial which I am posting here to help those who are new to designing clothes in Kaneva.  I did not make these tutorial videos, they were made by other Kaneva users in a selfless effort to help other designers better their craft.  So check out the videos below and don’t forget to check out Kaunaz’s DDK design community along with the GimpArtists community.

Without further ado – here are your videos:

– Using Gimp To Create Clothing in Kaneva – Video By Kaunaz

– Advanced Tutorial For Creating Male Shirts in Kaneva – Video By LordWhiteTiger

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Using Corell Paint Shop Pro To Create a Shirt In Kaneva – Video By Diva42

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Using Photoshop to Make a Shirt in Kaneva – Video By Live4Him

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Hope you found these helpful.  Feel free to share your Kaneva Clothing design tips in the comments below.  A big thank you to the Kaneva users who have donated their time to create these videos!

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Trick or Treat?

Posted on October 15, 2008. Filed under: design, UGC | Tags: , , |

Halloween is a great time of year.  We get to dress up and eat candy – no matter how old you are.  It’s also a great time of the year for the UGC designers on Kaneva because everyone is in the market for a good costume.  Sure, Kaneva put out some new costumes – but they can’t cover everything.  Not to mention, they also seem a little overpriced (and I’m not just talking about the matrix looking “avenger” costume).

This morning, in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to try on some of the UGC costumes.  Below are some of the best male costumes that I’ve found:

Spider Man, Spider Man – look at me, I’m dressed like Spider Man

This costume was designed by fudnut

  • The shirt can be found HERE
  • The pants can be found HERE

STOP! In the name of the blog

This police officer costume was designed by carrieq

  • The shirt can be found HERE
  • The pants can be found HERE

I’m such a bonehead

This skeleton costume was designed by UberNoobie

Holy Superman Batman!

The next two designs were done by Kaunaz

  • Get the superman shirt HERE
  • Get the superman pants HERE
  • Get the batman shirt HERE
  • Get the batman shirt HERE

If I didn’t pick your design, my apologies.  There are just so many to choose from so I could only do a simple search and pick the ones that caught my eye.  I’m hoping to do another post with women’s costumes, but I need models… any volunteers?

Also, in the spirit of the Kanevian Blog Halloween Contest and helping designers know what people want – I would like you to leave comments with what costumes you would like the designers to make.

NOTE: Comments on this post count for the Kanevian Blog Halloween Contest

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The Importance of Fame

Posted on October 8, 2008. Filed under: building, Fame | Tags: , , , |

Many people have their own reason for why their fame level is important to them.  Some will tell you it’s because they want to appear on the Kaneva Leaderboard, some may like all the activities that go into creating fame, and some are like me – they enjoy the rewards every time a new fame level is reached.

Since I’ve been “remodeling” my Kspace, I’ve really needed the rewards (I’m too cheap to buy credits).  I could care less about the titles, popularity, or anything like that.  Although, being on the leaderboard might increase the amount of traffic to this site, which would be nice [HINT – Link to this page from your profile =) ].

Here are all of the current ways to earn fame (look at this forum post for the latest ways to earn fame):

Fame Packets you can earn only once:

  • Invite a Friend: 10 join Kaneva
  • Invite a Friend: 25 join Kaneva
  • Invite a Friend: 50 join Kaneva
  • Add 5 friends in Kaneva (different than the Invite a Friend program), adding 1 new friend will trigger 4 of your current friends to “count” to the total
  • Create a hangout or use a deed

Repeatable Fame Packets— These can be done as many times as a day as you want.

  • Dance Floor: 10 unique members visit your dance floor
  • Dance Floor: 35 unique members visit your dance floor (you get a double bonus for both the 10 and 35 packets)
  • Home: 10 unique members visit your home
  • Home: 10 unique members visit your home (double bonus for both the 10 and 35 fame packets)
  • Hangout: 10 unique members visit your hangout
  • Hangout: 10 unique members visit your hangout (double bonus for both the 10 and 35 fame packets)
  • Home Raves: every 10 raves your home receives
  • Hangout Raves: every 10 raves each of your hangouts receives
  • Community Raves: every 10 raves each of your community receives
  • Pattern Raves: every 10 raves an uploaded pattern of yours receives
  • Photo Raves: every 10 raves an uploaded photo of yours receives
  • Video Raves: every 10 raves an uploaded video of yours receives

Once a day
: these fame packets can only be gained once a day

  • Log into the 3D world
  • Spend more than 10 minutes in the 3D world
  • Spend more than 3 hours in the 3D world
  • Dance to difficulty level 10 in the Dance Fame Game
  • Sign in and visit your “My Kaneva” page (it still works if you have the automatic sign in when you open the bookmark)
  • View 3 media detail pages (click on any 3 pieces of media)

And here is a list of all of the current fame packets (look at this forum post to see all of the latest fame packets :

Level Reward

  1. 100 Rewards
  2. Rave Me InMotion Shirt, 100 Rewards
  3. 100 Rewards
  4. 100 Rewards
  5. Kaneva Belt Buckle, 100 Rewards
  6. 100 Rewards
  7. 100 Rewards
  8. Rave My Place LED, 100 Rewards
  9. 450 Rewards
  10. Up-and-Coming Title, 450 Rewards
  11. 450 Rewards
  12. Green Acres Hangout Deed, 450 Rewards
  13. 450 Rewards
  14. 450 Rewards
  15. It’s Party Time LED, 450 Rewards
  16. 450 Rewards
  17. 450 Rewards
  18. LED Light Pants, 450 Rewards
  19. 450 Rewards
  20. Achiever Title, 450 Rewards
  21. 450 Rewards
  22. Sexy InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  23. 450 Rewards
  24. 450 Rewards
  25. Glass Water Floor, 450 Rewards
  26. 450 Rewards
  27. 450 Rewards
  28. Winking Stars InMotion Pants, 450 Rewards
  29. 450 Rewards
  30. Over-Achiever Title, 450 Rewards
  31. 450 Rewards
  32. Clock Necklace (men), Gold Necklace (women), 450 Rewards
  33. 450 Rewards
  34. 450 Rewards
  35. Flame InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  36. 450 Rewards
  37. 450 Rewards
  38. Gold Watch, 450 Rewards
  39. 450 Rewards
  40. Rising Star Title, 450 Rewards
  41. 450 Rewards
  42. Boombox, 450 Rewards
  43. 450 Rewards
  44. 450 Rewards
  45. Chain Necklace (men), Heart Choker (women), 450 Rewards
  46. 450 Rewards
  47. 450 Rewards
  48. Wink InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  49. 450 Rewards
  50. Almost Famous Title, 450 Rewards
  51. 450 Rewards
  52. Nose Ring (men), Diamond Earring (women), 450 Rewards
  53. 450 Rewards
  54. 450 Rewards
  55. Classic Water Fountain, 450 Rewards
  56. 450 Rewards
  57. 450 Rewards
  58. I’m Awesome InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  59. 450 Rewards
  60. Famous Title, 450 Rewards
  61. 450 Rewards
  62. Chain Armband (men), Gem Bracelet (women), 450 Rewards
  63. 450 Rewards
  64. 450 Rewards
  65. Laser Light, 450 Rewards
  66. 450 Rewards
  67. 450 Rewards
  68. Round Earring (men), Star Earring (women), 450 Rewards
  69. 450 Rewards
  70. Celebrity Title, 450 Rewards
  71. 450 Rewards
  72. Rock Star InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  73. 450 Rewards
  74. 450 Rewards
  75. Deco Water Fountain, 450 Rewards
  76. 450 Rewards
  77. 450 Rewards
  78. Grabby Hands InMotion Pants, 450 Rewards
  79. 450 Rewards
  80. Super Star Title, 450 Rewards
  81. 450 Rewards
  82. Hot InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  83. 450 Rewards
  84. 450 Rewards
  85. Fish Tank, 450 Rewards
  86. 450 Rewards
  87. 450 Rewards
  88. Speedboat InMotion Shirt, Fish InMotion Pants, 450 Rewards
  89. 450 Rewards
  90. Mega Star Title, 450 Rewards
  91. 450 Rewards
  92. Equalizer InMotion Shirt, 450 Rewards
  93. 450 Rewards
  94. 240″ TV, 450 Rewards
  95. 450 Rewards
  96. Pool, 450 Rewards
  97. 450 Rewards
  98. Leather Trenchcoat, 450 Rewards
  99. 450 Rewards
  100. Legendary Title, 450 Rewards

As I mentioned earlier in the post, I’m remodeling my house so here are some pictures of my progress – Enjoy!

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Extreme Home Makeover – Kaneva Edition

Posted on September 29, 2008. Filed under: building, design, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Well… kind of.  In the ABC television series “Extreme Home Makeover”, one family who’s been hit hard by bad luck and circumstance is given a completely remodeled home.  In almost all cases the home is torn down and rebuilt.  In this edition of Extreme Home Makeover, I am not helping some unfortunate Kanevian (although this may be a contest in the future).  I am simply re-doing my digital abode.

Sometimes you just get bored with your space, or you are just inspired when you get to visit one of the many well designed/built homes in Kaneva.  In my case, it is both.  The first thing that I did after signing back into Kaneva after my short vacation, was to remove everything from my living space.  I mean everything.  I even set all patterns back to default.

Luckily,  I did not have a lot of “stuff” in my Kaneva apartment, so the job of “demolition” was quite simple.  Over the next few weeks (possibly months) I will be showing off the re-design and looking for feedback – positive or otherwise.  During this time of rebuilding, I will also try to interject some design and building tips for the inexperienced – or those just wanting to learn more.  For now, enjoy the view of what an empty Kaneva city loft looks like.

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