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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.]]
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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.
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'''[[Wikipedia: User-generated content|User-Generated Content]]''' (UGC for short) is a feature that allows [[players|users]] to publish their own items and sell them to other users. It is mainly associated with the [[Avatar Shop]] but has previously been applied to other parts of the Roblox website such as [[Models]] and [[Plugins]], viewable in the [[Library]].
   
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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.
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The [[accessory|accessories]] can be viewed under the [[Catalog#Community Creations|Community Creations category]] in the Avatar Shop. 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 who had previously worked with Roblox on different occasions for modeling and texturing purposes, with many suspecting that popular [[YouTube celebrities|Roblox video content creators]] in the official [[Roblox Video Stars Program]] will have access to it.
   
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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.
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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 a default.
   
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On October 8, 2019, Roblox announced that UGC [[hair accessory|hairs]] have been officially released.
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Whenever a user publishes an [[accessory]], they can input customized descriptions, a [[Robux]] price, and much more. However, releasing [[limited unique]] items and making existing items [[limited]] is still restricted to {{Player link|ROBLOX}}. Roblox has stated that 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>, but are unable to reasonably allow this ability due to the minimal amount of creators in the program.
   
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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 request User Generated Content items to be created per {{player link|TheMeganPlays}}' tweet.<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1203167916541263872</ref> Some select star creators were given the ability to request an item early to test the feature. Roblox catalog managers originally let MeganPlays' item be created 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 can still be purchased to this day. On December 19, 2019, it was revealed that star creators can request multiple items to be created per the [[Catalog:Fire Overlord Wings|Fire Overlord Wings]]' description.
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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 request User Generated Content items to be created per {{player link|TheMeganPlays}}' tweet.<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1203167916541263872</ref> Some select star creators were given the ability to request an item early to test the feature. Roblox catalog managers originally let [[Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom-Poms (original)|MeganPlays' item]] be created to test the feature<ref>https://twitter.com/MeganPlays/status/1202742288239267841</ref>, but her item was quickly turned into a blank item uploaded by the ROBLOX account. [[Catalog:MeganPlays Pink Pom-Poms|A copy of the&nbsp;item]] was later re-uploaded onto the catalog the afternoon that the original was deleted, and can currently be purchased. Currently, star creators are able to upload one accessory per month.
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[[File:UGC Hair is Here|thumb|right|335 px|Roblox's story post]]
 
   
 
==List of UGC items==
 
==List of UGC items==
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{{Main|:Category:UGC items}}
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==Selected Developers==
 
==Selected Developers==
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Currently, there are only 21 known creators who are allowed to upload their own creations. Those selected users are:
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Currently, there are only 40 known creators who are allowed to upload their own creations without request. Those selected users are:
   
 
{{:User Generated Content/List of selected developers}}
 
{{:User Generated Content/List of selected developers}}
   
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There are also 4 selected accounts that were/are used for testing. These are:
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There are also 7 selected accounts that were/are used for testing. These are:
 
*{{player link|clockwork}}
 
*{{player link|clockwork}}
 
*{{player link|hatsoffto2019}}
 
*{{player link|hatsoffto2019}}
 
*{{player link|Games}}
 
*{{player link|Games}}
 
*{{player link|n00b3n}}
 
*{{player link|n00b3n}}
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*{{player link|thegreatvolare2}}
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*{{player link|takewhatyoucan}}
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*{{player link|B3ntheHammer}}
   
 
==Criticism==
 
==Criticism==
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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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The UGC feature has mostly been criticized due to potential copies of pre-existing catalog items by ROBLOX or unoriginal ideas, with a notable example being some early hats by {{player link|tarabyte}} ([[Catalog:BiggestHead|BiggestHead]], [[Catalog:Illuminati|Illuminati]], [[Catalog:Despacito Spider|Despacito Spider]], and [[Catalog:Triple Headstack|Triple Headstack]]).
   
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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.
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UGC has also specifically 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}} and had subsequently 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 noticeably different mesh and texture on closer inspection.
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The ability for creators to allow comments has also drawn criticism as the vast majority of UGC comment sections tend to be filled with [[spam]] chains unrelated to the item (such as "/e free" and "Post this on X items" copypastas) as well as generally harbored toxicity due to certain users personally attacking other commenters as well as the item and its publisher.
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A trend among UGC items are waist [[accessories]] designed to look like a giant object, so a user can disguise your avatar as that object and fool other users into thinking their avatars in-game are part of the game map. A notable example is [[Catalog:BOX|BOX]]. Because of how this can disrupt gameplay, scripts have been published in which they remove these kinds of accessories from avatars wearing them, and Roblox eventually took all of them off-sale.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
{{Trivia section}}
 
{{Trivia section}}
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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]].
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*A UGC item typically consists of a [[mesh]] created in a 3D modeling program such as [[Wikipedia:Blender (software)|Blender]], which then has a [[texture]] applied to it and is imported into [[Roblox Studio]] for final checks before being published to the Avatar Shop.
 
**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.
 
**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.
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*An early version of the upload interface can be found [https://www.roblox.com/build/upload?assetTypeId=8 here], although it does not function if the user is not a designated UGC creator.
 
*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.
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*Creators cannot currently add [[script]]s and [[Class:ParticleEmitter|particles]] to their assets.
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*Creators cannot currently add [[script]]s and [[Class:ParticleEmitter|particles]] such as {{class link|Sparkles}}, {{class link|Fire}} , and {{class link|Smoke}} to their items.
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*Creators had/have to sign a "Non Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) to create hats.
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*Creators have to sign a "Non-Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) to create accessories.{{cite}}
 
*[[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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==Gallery==
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[[File:UGC Hair is Here|thumb|left|335 px|Roblox's story post]]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 00:20, April 6, 2020

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 feature that allows users to publish their own items and sell them to other users. It is mainly associated with the Avatar Shop but has previously been applied to other parts of the Roblox website such as Models and Plugins, viewable in the Library.

The accessories can be viewed under the Community Creations category in the Avatar Shop. 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 who had previously worked with Roblox on different occasions for modeling and texturing purposes, with many suspecting that popular Roblox video content creators in the official Roblox Video Stars Program will have access to it.

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 a default.

Whenever a user publishes an accessory, they can input customized descriptions, a Robux price, and much more. However, releasing limited unique items and making existing items limited is still restricted to ROBLOX. Roblox has stated that they want to move in a direction where creators can publish their own limited items to sell to other users[2], but are unable to reasonably allow this ability due to the minimal amount of creators in the program.

On December 6, 2019, it was revealed that star creators will be given the ability to request User Generated Content items to be created per TheMeganPlays' tweet.[3] Some select star creators were given the ability to request an item early to test the feature. Roblox catalog managers originally let MeganPlays' item be created to test the feature[4], but her item was quickly turned into a blank item uploaded by the ROBLOX account. A copy of the item was later re-uploaded onto the catalog the afternoon that the original was deleted, and can currently be purchased. Currently, star creators are able to upload one accessory per month.

List of UGC items

Main article: Category:UGC items

Alternatively, click "Expand" to show the list of UGC items.


Selected Developers

Currently, there are only 40 known creators who are allowed to upload their own creations without request. Those selected users are:

There are also 7 selected accounts that were/are used for testing. These are:

Criticism

The UGC feature has mostly been criticized due to potential copies of pre-existing catalog items by ROBLOX or unoriginal ideas, with a notable example being some early hats by tarabyte (BiggestHead, Illuminati, Despacito Spider, and Triple Headstack).

UGC has also specifically 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 and had subsequently been claimed by a portion of the community to be a ripoff of The Classic ROBLOX Fedora, despite the Downtown Denizen Fedora using a noticeably different mesh and texture on closer inspection.

The ability for creators to allow comments has also drawn criticism as the vast majority of UGC comment sections tend to be filled with spam chains unrelated to the item (such as "/e free" and "Post this on X items" copypastas) as well as generally harbored toxicity due to certain users personally attacking other commenters as well as the item and its publisher.

A trend among UGC items are waist accessories designed to look like a giant object, so a user can disguise your avatar as that object and fool other users into thinking their avatars in-game are part of the game map. A notable example is BOX. Because of how this can disrupt gameplay, scripts have been published in which they remove these kinds of accessories from avatars wearing them, and Roblox eventually took all of them off-sale.

Trivia

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

  • A UGC item typically consists of a mesh created in a 3D modeling program such as Blender, which then has a texture applied to it and is imported into Roblox Studio for final checks before being published to the Avatar Shop.
    • 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.
  • An early version of the upload interface can be found here, although it does not function if the user is not a designated UGC creator.
  • Due to the current interface, sometimes hats will go off-sale when being updated.
  • Creators cannot currently add scripts and particles such as ExplorerImageIndex 42Sparkles, ExplorerImageIndex 61Fire , and ExplorerImageIndex 59Smoke to their items.
  • Creators have to sign a "Non-Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) to create accessories.[citation needed]
  • Premium is required to upload hats, and losing it will cause all pre-existing hats to go off-sale.

Gallery

UGC Hair is Here

UGC Hair is Here

Roblox's story post

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
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