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Making Avatar Clothing

Making Avatar Clothing

5 min

This article outlines how to make avatar pants and shirts, either for yourself or to sell in the catalog.

T-Shirt Decals

The easiest (but most limited) clothing design is a t-shirt which is basically an image applied to the front of an avatar’s torso. To make a t-shirt, create an image (ideally 512×512 pixels) and then articles/game assets#images|upload it to Roblox.

Shirts and Pants

Unlike t-shirts, shirts and pants wrap all the way around an avatar’s body, giving you more design control. To get started, download the following clothing templates and draw your own art on top.

  1. Right-click these images and select Save Image As… to save the templates to your computer.
Torso + Arms (Shirt)
Torso + Legs (Pants)

On each template, notice that the parts are "folded up" and wrapped around a Roblox character's body, arms, and legs. Here are the sizes for each template part:

Shape Size (width × height) Clothing Parts
Large square 128 × 128 pixels Front and back of torso
Tall rectangle 64 × 128 pixels Sides of torso (R, L)
Sides of arms/legs (L, B, R, F)
Wide rectangle 128 × 64 pixels Top and bottom of torso
Small square 64 × 64 pixels Top and bottom of arms/legs (U, D)
  1. Open a template in the image editor of your choice; some free options include GIMP and Paint.NET.
  2. Design your clothing item and then articles/game assets#images|upload it to Roblox. Note that you can use 8-bit alpha channels for transparent regions.
Notes / Limitations
  • Your image must be the exact dimensions of the template — 585 pixels wide and 559 pixels tall — or the upload process will fail.
  • Some avatars like Knights of Redcliff: Paladin do not accommodate clothing, by design.

Design Considerations

When applying clothing to articles/roblox avatars|R15 avatars in Roblox, some limits exist with the templates. Here are a couple examples of how you should and should not design the shoes on a pants template.

In this example, the shoe designs are placed near the bottom of the leg regions (L, B, R, F) but don't extend too far up. This provides a nice separation between the shoes and the bottom of the jeans.
Here, the shoe designs extend too far up the leg regions (L, B, R, F) which make them appear as if they're part of the pants. The same issue may occur near other joints on the avatar's body.

Uploading Clothing

Upload/Selling Fees

To upload or sell certain items, you must first pay a fee. An upload fee is paid when an item is first uploaded, before it is moderated. A selling fee is paid the first time an item is marked “on sale” and becomes available for other users to purchase.

Item Type Cost    Fee Type
Shirt, Pants 10 Upload Fee
T-Shirt 10 Selling Fee
Hat, Hair Accessory, Face Accessory, Neck Accessory, Shoulder Accessory, Front Accessory, Back Accessory, Waist Accessory 750 Upload Fee
  • An upload fee is not refunded if an item is rejected through moderation.
  • An upload fee is refunded if an item's underlying mesh or texture is moderated (for 3D items like hats and accessories).
  • A selling fee is only paid the first time an item is put on sale. After the initial payment, the item can be put on/off sale as many times as desired.
  • An item with an upload fee can be put on/off sale without paying any selling fee.

When community items are sold on Roblox, a portion of sales will be split between the item creator and Roblox. If the item is sold within an experience, the revenue share will additionally be split with the owner of the experience.

The current revenue share percentages are as follows:

Item Type Catalog Purchase In-Experience Purchase
T-Shirts, Shirts and Pants Creator receives 70% Creator receives 60%
Affiliate receives 10%
Hats and Accessories Creator receives 30% Creator receives 30%
Affiliate receives 40%

Testing Clothing

Clothing can be tested without paying a fee as outlined below:

  1. In Studio, open the Plugins tab and click Build Rig.
  1. Choose a rig type from the popup menu. This should drop a “Dummy” avatar in your workspace.
  1. In the Explorer window, hover over the Dummy object, click the button, and insert either a ShirtGraphic (T-Shirt), Shirt, or Pants object according to your clothing type.
  1. Locate and select the new Shirt Graphic or Clothing object inside the dummy.
Shirt Graphic (T-Shirt)
Clothing (Shirt or Pants)
  1. In the Properties window, locate the associated property as follows:
Graphic (T-Shirt)
ShirtTemplate (Shirt)
PantsTemplate (Pants)
  1. Click inside the property’s row and select the image you uploaded to Roblox. This should apply the clothing to the dummy avatar so you can see how it looks.

Upload Process

Once you’ve finalized and tested your design, you can upload the clothing item to Roblox.

  1. Go to the Create page.
  2. Click on either Shirts, Pants, or T-Shirts in the left column, depending on your design.
  3. In the main area of the window, click Choose File to select your template file. Remember that your image must be the exactly 585 pixels wide and 559 pixels tall or the upload process will fail.
  4. Type in a creative name for your item.
  5. Click the Upload button. Once approved by Roblox, the item will show up as one of your creations and can be applied to your avatar or offered for sale to other Roblox players.
  • avatar
  • clothing
  • shirt
  • pants