This article outlines how to make avatar pants and shirts, either for yourself or to sell in the catalog.
The easiest (but most limited) clothing design is a t-shirt which is basically an image applied to the front of an avatars 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 avatars body, giving you more design control. To get started, download the following clothing templates and draw your own art on top.
- 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 "foldedup" and wrapped around a Roblox character's body, arms, and legs. Here are the sizes for each template part:ShapeSize (width × height)Clothing PartsLarge square128 × 128 pixelsFront and back of torsoTall rectangle64 × 128 pixelsSides of torso (R, L)
Sides of arms/legs (L, B, R, F)Wide rectangle128 × 64 pixelsTop and bottom of torsoSmall square64 × 64 pixelsTop and bottom of arms/legs (U, D)
- Open a template in the image editor of your choice; some free options include GIMP and Paint.NET.
- 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.
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.
To upload or sell certain items, you must first pay a fee. An uploadfee is paid when an item is first uploaded, before it is moderated. A sellingfee is paid the first time an item is marked onsale and becomes available for other users to purchase.Item TypeCostFeeTypeShirt, Pants10Upload FeeT-Shirt10Selling FeeHat, HairAccessory, FaceAccessory, NeckAccessory, ShoulderAccessory, FrontAccessory, BackAccessory, WaistAccessory
- 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 (for3D 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 TypeCatalog PurchaseIn-Experience PurchaseT-Shirts, Shirts and PantsCreator receives 70%Creator receives 60%
Affiliate receives 10%Hats and AccessoriesCreator receives 30%Creator receives 30%
Affiliate receives 40%
Clothing can be tested without paying a fee as outlined below:
- In Studio, open the Plugins tab and click Build Rig.
- Choose a rig type from the popup menu. This should drop a Dummy avatar in your workspace.
- In the Explorer window, hover over the Dummy object, click thebutton, and insert either a ShirtGraphic (T-Shirt), Shirt, or Pants object according to your clothing type.
- Locate and select the new ShirtGraphic or Clothing object inside the dummy.
Shirt Graphic (T-Shirt)
Clothing (Shirt or Pants)
- In the Properties window, locate the associated property as follows:
- Click inside the propertys 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.
To make sure your clothing looks as good as possible on as many avatars as possible, make sure you test on a few different rig types.
Once youve finalized and tested your design, you can upload the clothing item to Roblox.
- Go to the Create page.
- Click on either Shirts, Pants, or T-Shirts in the left column, depending on your design.
- In the main area of the window, click ChooseFile to select your template file. Remember that your image must be the exactly 585pixels wide and 559pixels tall or the upload process will fail.
- Type in a creative name for your item.
- 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.