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{{For|a list of current user-made accessories|:Category:UGC items}}[[File:FRBC.png|thumb|[[Catalog:Fresh Red Baseball Cap|Fresh Red Baseball Cap]], the first '''official''' user-generated accessory.]]
 
{{For|a list of current user-made accessories|:Category:UGC items}}[[File:FRBC.png|thumb|[[Catalog:Fresh Red Baseball Cap|Fresh Red Baseball Cap]], the first '''official''' user-generated accessory.]]
'''[[Wikipedia: User-generated content|User Generated Content]]''' (UGC for short) is a [[catalog]] feature that allows [[players|users]] to publish their own items and sell them. These unique items can be viewed under the [[Catalog#Community Creations|Community Creations category]]. The feature was initially announced at RDC 2015{{Cite}}, but its confirmation was declared at [[RDC 2019]]<ref>https://devforum.roblox.com/t/thoughts-on-rdcs-ugc-announcement/327646</ref>. It released on August 15, 2019 to certified users on the site. Before its release, [[Roblox]] had confirmed that this feature will only be allowed to certain users at first, many had suspected that popular [[YouTube celebrities|Roblox content creators]] in the official [[Roblox Video Stars Program]] will have access to it, although that is not the case.
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'''[[Wikipedia: User-generated content|User Generated Content]]''' (UGC for short) is a [[catalog]] feature that allows [[players|users]] to publish their own items and sell them. These unique items can be viewed under the [[Catalog#Community Creations|Community Creations category]]. The feature was initially announced at RDC 2015{{Cite}}, but its confirmation was declared at [[RDC 2019]].<ref>https://devforum.roblox.com/t/thoughts-on-rdcs-ugc-announcement/327646</ref> It released on August 15, 2019 to certified users on the site. Before its release, [[Roblox]] had confirmed that this feature will only be allowed to certain users at first, many had suspected that popular [[YouTube celebrities|Roblox content creators]] in the official [[Roblox Video Stars Program]] will have access to it, although that is not the case.
   
Roblox has reached out to reveal that they will sometime in the future depend on content created by eligible users rather than prioritizing [[Asset types|assets]] made by the official {{Player link|ROBLOX}} account, which is managed by admins to publish items as default.
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Roblox has reached out to reveal that they will sometime in the future depend on content created by eligible users rather than prioritizing [[Asset types|assets]] made by the official {{player link|ROBLOX}} account, which is managed by admins to publish items as default.
   
 
Whenever a user publishes an [[accessory]], they can input customized descriptions, [[Robux]] price, genres, and much more. However, releasing [[limited unique]] items and making existing items [[limited]] is still restricted to ROBLOX. Although, Roblox states they want to move in a direction where creators can publish their own limited items to sell to other users<ref>https://devforum.roblox.com/t/ugc-catalog-is-now-live/331405</ref>, their only issue with this concept is that there are a very minimal amount of eligible creators and in part of fact that they have been lacking in limited releases currently.
 
Whenever a user publishes an [[accessory]], they can input customized descriptions, [[Robux]] price, genres, and much more. However, releasing [[limited unique]] items and making existing items [[limited]] is still restricted to ROBLOX. Although, Roblox states they want to move in a direction where creators can publish their own limited items to sell to other users<ref>https://devforum.roblox.com/t/ugc-catalog-is-now-live/331405</ref>, their only issue with this concept is that there are a very minimal amount of eligible creators and in part of fact that they have been lacking in limited releases currently.
   
On October 8, 2019, Roblox announced that UGC hairs have been officially released.
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On October 8, 2019, Roblox announced that UGC [[hair accessory|hair]]s have been officially released.
   
On December 6, 2019, it was revealed that [[Official Roblox STAR Video Creators|star creators]] will be given the ability to create User Generated Content items per {{player link|TheMeganPlays}}' tweet.<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1203167916541263872</ref> Some select star creators are being given the ability to create an item early to test the feature. Roblox catalog managers originally let MeganPlays create an item to test the feature<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1202742288239267841</ref><ref>[[Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom Poms]]</ref>, but her item was quickly turned into a blank item uploaded by the ROBLOX account.<ref>[[Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom Poms (original)]]</ref> A copy of the item was later re-uploaded onto the catalog the afternoon that the original was deleted, and is currently still purchasable to this day.
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On December 6, 2019, it was revealed that [[Official Roblox STAR Video Creators|star creators]] will be given the ability to create User Generated Content items per {{player link|TheMeganPlays}}' tweet.<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1203167916541263872</ref> Some select star creators are being given the ability to create an item early to test the feature. Roblox catalog managers originally let MeganPlays create an item to test the feature<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1202742288239267841</ref><ref>[[Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom-Poms]]</ref>, but her item was quickly turned into a blank item uploaded by the ROBLOX account.<ref>[[Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom-Poms (original)]]</ref> A copy of the item was later re-uploaded onto the catalog the afternoon that the original was deleted, and is currently still purchasable to this day.
   
 
[[File:UGC Hair is Here|thumb|right|335 px|Roblox's story post]]
 
[[File:UGC Hair is Here|thumb|right|335 px|Roblox's story post]]
   
== List of UGC items ==
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==List of UGC items==
 
Click "Expand" to show the list of UGC items.
 
Click "Expand" to show the list of UGC items.
   
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==Criticism==
 
==Criticism==
The UGC feature has mostly been criticized due to potential copies of pre-existing catalog items by {{Player link|ROBLOX}} or unoriginal ideas, such as the various hats by {{Player link|tarabyte}} ([[Catalog:BiggestHead|BiggestHead]], [[Catalog:Illuminati|Illuminati]], [[Catalog:Despacito Spider|Despacito Spider]], and [[Catalog:Triple Headstack|Triple Headstack]]) and the antlers hats by {{Player link|Erythia}}.
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The UGC feature has mostly been criticized due to potential copies of pre-existing catalog items by ROBLOX or unoriginal ideas, such as the various hats by {{player link|tarabyte}} ([[Catalog:BiggestHead|BiggestHead]], [[Catalog:Illuminati|Illuminati]], [[Catalog:Despacito Spider|Despacito Spider]], and [[Catalog:Triple Headstack|Triple Headstack]]) and the antler hats by {{player link|Erythia}}.
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It has more notably been criticized by the [[trading]] community for fears of [[limited]] and [[limited unique]] items dropping in value. This originally began when the [[Catalog:Downtown Denizen Fedora|Downtown Denizen Fedora]] was uploaded by {{player link|WhoToTrus}}, which had been claimed by a portion of the community to be a ripoff of [[Catalog:The Classic ROBLOX Fedora|The Classic ROBLOX Fedora]] despite the Downtown Denizen Fedora using a higher quality mesh and texture than the classic fedora.
   
It has more notably been criticized by the [[trading]] community for fears of [[limited]] and [[limited unique]] items dropping in value. This originally began when the [[Catalog:Downtown Denizen Fedora|Downtown Denizen Fedora]] was uploaded by {{Player link|WhoToTrus}}, which had been claimed by a portion of the community to be a ripoff of [[Catalog:The Classic ROBLOX Fedora|The Classic ROBLOX Fedora]] despite the Downtown Denizen Fedora using a higher quality mesh and texture than the classic fedora.
 
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
{{Trivia section}}
 
{{Trivia section}}
*In order to properly create User Generated Content on Roblox, users would need to practice the many skills required to form [[retexture]]s of the many [[hat]]s, [[gear]]s, and [[face]]s present on the catalog. This can be efficiently done by using a computer graphics software tool named [[Wikipedia: Blender (software)|Blender]] which is the most common program used to create customized items. Likewise, creators need to have a clear understanding of applying a [[texture]] to a [[mesh]].
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*In order to properly create User Generated Content on Roblox, users would need to practice the many skills required to form [[re-texture]]s of the many [[hat]]s, [[gear]]s, and [[face]]s present on the catalog. This can be efficiently done by using a computer graphics software tool named [[Wikipedia: Blender (software)|Blender]] which is the most common program used to create customized items. Likewise, creators need to have a clear understanding of applying a [[texture]] to a [[mesh]].
**Though this entire concept is not new, [[players]] have been brainstorming and sharing ideas of their own of retextures through uploading [[models]] and meshes onto the [https://roblox.fandom.com/wiki/Create#Library_Section Library section] of the catalog over many years.
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**Though this entire concept is not new, [[players]] have been brainstorming and sharing ideas of their own of retextures through uploading [[models]] and meshes onto the [[Create#Library Section|Library section]] of the catalog over many years.
 
*Due to the current interface, sometimes hats will go off-sale when being updated.
 
*Due to the current interface, sometimes hats will go off-sale when being updated.
 
*Creators cannot currently add [[script]]s and [[Class:ParticleEmitter|particles]] to their assets.
 
*Creators cannot currently add [[script]]s and [[Class:ParticleEmitter|particles]] to their assets.
 
*Creators had/have to sign a "Non Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) to create hats.
 
*Creators had/have to sign a "Non Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) to create hats.
 
*[[Premium]] is required to upload hats, and losing it will cause all pre-existing hats to go off-sale.
 
*[[Premium]] is required to upload hats, and losing it will cause all pre-existing hats to go off-sale.
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==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Features]]
 
[[Category:Features]]

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For a list of current user-made accessories, see Category:UGC items.
FRBC

Fresh Red Baseball Cap, the first official user-generated accessory.

User Generated Content (UGC for short) is a catalog feature that allows users to publish their own items and sell them. These unique items can be viewed under the Community Creations category. The feature was initially announced at RDC 2015[citation needed], but its confirmation was declared at RDC 2019.[1] It released on August 15, 2019 to certified users on the site. Before its release, Roblox had confirmed that this feature will only be allowed to certain users at first, many had suspected that popular Roblox content creators in the official Roblox Video Stars Program will have access to it, although that is not the case.

Roblox has reached out to reveal that they will sometime in the future depend on content created by eligible users rather than prioritizing assets made by the official ROBLOX account, which is managed by admins to publish items as default.

Whenever a user publishes an accessory, they can input customized descriptions, Robux price, genres, and much more. However, releasing limited unique items and making existing items limited is still restricted to ROBLOX. Although, Roblox states they want to move in a direction where creators can publish their own limited items to sell to other users[2], their only issue with this concept is that there are a very minimal amount of eligible creators and in part of fact that they have been lacking in limited releases currently.

On October 8, 2019, Roblox announced that UGC hairs have been officially released.

On December 6, 2019, it was revealed that star creators will be given the ability to create User Generated Content items per TheMeganPlays' tweet.[3] Some select star creators are being given the ability to create an item early to test the feature. Roblox catalog managers originally let MeganPlays create an item to test the feature[4][5], but her item was quickly turned into a blank item uploaded by the ROBLOX account.[6] A copy of the item was later re-uploaded onto the catalog the afternoon that the original was deleted, and is currently still purchasable to this day.

UGC Hair is Here

UGC Hair is Here

Roblox's story post

List of UGC items

Click "Expand" to show the list of UGC items.


Selected Developers

Currently, there are only 18 known creators who are allowed to upload their own creations. Those selected users are:

There are also 4 selected accounts that were/are used for testing. These are:

Additionally, there are only two Roblox Video Stars who have been selected to upload a creation of their own:


Criticism

The UGC feature has mostly been criticized due to potential copies of pre-existing catalog items by ROBLOX or unoriginal ideas, such as the various hats by tarabyte (BiggestHead, Illuminati, Despacito Spider, and Triple Headstack) and the antler hats by Erythia.

It has more notably been criticized by the trading community for fears of limited and limited unique items dropping in value. This originally began when the Downtown Denizen Fedora was uploaded by WhoToTrus, which had been claimed by a portion of the community to be a ripoff of The Classic ROBLOX Fedora despite the Downtown Denizen Fedora using a higher quality mesh and texture than the classic fedora.

Trivia

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.

  • In order to properly create User Generated Content on Roblox, users would need to practice the many skills required to form re-textures of the many hats, gears, and faces present on the catalog. This can be efficiently done by using a computer graphics software tool named Blender which is the most common program used to create customized items. Likewise, creators need to have a clear understanding of applying a texture to a mesh.
    • Though this entire concept is not new, players have been brainstorming and sharing ideas of their own of retextures through uploading models and meshes onto the Library section of the catalog over many years.
  • Due to the current interface, sometimes hats will go off-sale when being updated.
  • Creators cannot currently add scripts and particles to their assets.
  • Creators had/have to sign a "Non Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) to create hats.
  • Premium is required to upload hats, and losing it will cause all pre-existing hats to go off-sale.

References

  1. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/thoughts-on-rdcs-ugc-announcement/327646
  2. https://devforum.roblox.com/t/ugc-catalog-is-now-live/331405
  3. https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1203167916541263872
  4. https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1202742288239267841
  5. Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom-Poms
  6. Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom-Poms (original)
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