I just... I dont even know how to fully express my love for all that you do. You are amazing! You are wonderful, and I believe you are an awesome person to go along with it! Thank you for what you do, and thank you for your COLORS! They have changed so many peoples lives, though I am sure you have heard this a thousand times, I thought I would make 1001 :D keep on doing your ting, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do for us simple people :D
oh my gosh this is such a nice message!! thank you truly but honestly i did not do much i’m just hella lazy and couldn’t be bothered to recreate the same colors from scratch for multiple hair sets, lol. but i am SO glad that the actions were useful to other people and helped folks to make content they like in their games. and i totally had help along the way in the form of feedback and suggestions and patient beta testers. it was a group effort!
yr a total sweetheart, this really brightened my day.
edit: dfgkhfkjghd shit! anon! i was cleaning out my inbox and i accidentally blocked your last message instead of just deleting it. from what i read it means i won’t receive any other anon messages from you but you can still contact me while logged in. i’m sorry, i don’t know how to fix it :(((
Thank you! I'm probably going to download everything on that list <3 Another thing, if you don't mind, what do you do for makeup? Do you have any idea how to convert things that are just for girls for men too?
i’m not actually sure re: makeup. i downloaded a WHOLE bunch of makeup and some of it happened to work on AM, so that’s what i use, lol! i would check my game but i haven’t reinstalled ts3 yet. but i know that one of those leefish links contains some converted makeup!
as for tutorials, there’s one by omegastarr on converting skirts. i don’t know any for tops or full body outfits that retain the AM chest. where texture overlays without meshes are concerned (such as tights or, i presume, makeup!), littlecat told me in a pm that you can easily convert those sorts of things in s3pe. you select the CASP part, then select GRID, and then under age/gender set “male” to true. that’s it!
these fishnet undershirts by murderdoll aren’t strictly femme but my trans girl ezra gets a lot of use out of them layered under cute tops.
i don’t know how practical this rocky horror outfit by simsationaldesigns is, but it’s still cool!
also i haven’t tried out this top by sk-sims yet but i think it would go really well with a little mini skirt assuming there isn’t too much clipping (clipping with AM skirts in general is very catch as catch can, unfortunately).
aaand then there’s this top and pleated skirt over at hal’s archive which i also haven’t tried but they look pretty cute!
and that’s all that i know of. i didn’t include shoes but i know omegastarr and leefish both did some heels and should be easy to find in the links above. like i said, there isn’t much femme content for AM but if i ever figure out how to do more than the most basic of ts3 creating i will certainly share a bunch of stuff i inevitably make for ezra. :)
hide extra tm/am/em 02base template in ts2 bodyshop?
i remember seeing discussion about this somewhere but i can’t for the life of me find it.
does anyone know if there’s a way to hide or get rid of the 02Base duplicate face template that appears in bodyshop before all the others for T-EM sims? this here is what i’m talking about:
the duplicate face there at the beginning seems to take on whatever template you have for 02Base but only for TM/AM/EM, the rest of the ages and all of F gets the default 02Base face for their genetics and i KEEP ACCIDENTALLY CLICKING IT AND NOT NOTICING UNTIL I SWITCH TO F AND EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE
but yeah is there a way to make that guy at the beginning go away i do not like that guy. i know you can hide the default bin sims in bodyshop but can you hide stuff like this also?
ts2 empty neighborhoods when installing to program files
so when GOS went down it took my empty neighborhoods tutorial with it, which isn’t such a big loss because it was in need of a major rewrite anyway, which i will get around to shortly.
for the time being i wanted to share a link that was provided on my old tutorial (accessed via wayback machine) that might explain why if you install to the default program files location on windows 7, you still get a lot of random character files dumped into your neighborhood!
….what? on fire? first degree burns? did you use your computer in some sort of fire cleansing ritual or something? XD
ahaha no! it was just defective and thus overheating. to the point where the screen was forming hairline cracks from the temperature. it was ridiculous, the poor thing was getting up to 100 degrees celsius when i tried to run ts3. it was either the cpu or the graphics card doing it because the second time i sent it in for repairs they replaced both those things and now it is much, much better.
but i haven’t tried running ts3 on it yet so i guess we will see.
do you think maxis being involved again will increase the likelihood of something like bodyshop coming back? I think I saw a theory like that in the sims 4 tag
for ts4? i’m not sure! i mean they’ve been involved in ts3, too, right? like circa university? and still no ts3 bodyshop :( but maybe being involved in ts4 from the start will make a difference. i certainly hope so!
I'm a little high on working internet connection atm but I just wanted to plop in your ask to let you know of my opinion which is that you are cool and good and awfully delightful and inspiring in many ways! Mushy stuff! Bye!
OH MY GOSH THIS IS SO NICE i hope it is ok that i am publishing this because i want to keep it forever on my blog and never lose it, it is so nice. you super inspire me too i mean i basically totally ripped off yr style of ts3 photos and i just love the stuff that you do AHHHH
This is a repost of my old skin-smoothing tutorial. Used to be on dreamwidth, but got purged. But verocchio@lj saved it (thank yoooou!) so here it is!
tutorial under the read more. Requires a version of Photoshop that supports gaussian blur and layer masks. Also was written with an audience in mind that didn’t 100% understand layer masks even tho if yr blending a skin you probably have a working knowledge so i apologize for the long-winded explanations that i am leaving intact juuuuuust in case someone needs them. tutorial order is instruction THEN corresponding pic.
i do! i posted some of those thoughts here. basically, i am cautiously excited. what i’ve seen so far has looked really cool (EXCEPT the misrepresentation of voodoo i hate that sims franchise keeps doing that) but what will make or break it for me is how cc will work, i think. i am literally incapable of not slathering my sims in custom content and i really hope they make that easier to do than it’s been in ts3. i want bodyshop back!! or something like it.
I'm sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but I was wondering if there was a tutorial on how to pooklet hairs?? I've already retextured a lot but for some reason when I reload them to edit them in UNITOOL or whatever the mesh is gone... Do i have to do something to include the mesh o.o? any help would be SUPER appreciated!!
you mean for sims 3? because i have NO CLUE. :( that is something i have not learned but hopefully someone will see this and have answers for you i am sorry i am so useless at everything ts3
i haven’t been around much because i had to send my poor, overheating laptop in to be fixed. which means no sims but also i haven’t been logging into this blog a lot cuz seeing all the cute downloads that i can’t have and gr8 pics from other folks of games that i can’t play gives me a sad.
i got my computer back but it is still burning with the fire of a thousand furious suns so back it goes for fixing II: the refixening. they are expediting the service this time tho so perhaps sometime soon i will be able to reinstall ts2 and ts3!!
in the interim if you sent me a message and i didn’t reply to it, i probably didn’t get it! tumblr has been way fickle with messages lately. it’s the pits. feel free to message me again if you like! or not if you don’t! the choice is yours. the world is your lovingly fried oyster.
OH AND ALSO azaya and i saw the gameplay trailer for sims 4 and we both think it looks way cool! i loooove the way CAS is going to work and i’m interested in the emotions system. (not too keen on the misuse of voodoo that they showed in the trailer but that’s nothing new in sims games in general, unfortunately.)
i think the ts4 sims look pretty decent actually, at least as a base for loads and loads of custom content, cuz that’s how i roll. i’ll be really interested to see how cc is going to work in general. FINGERS CROSSED FOR A BODYSHOP APPLICATION, RIGHT? cuz i STILL don’t have the hang of making 90% of ts3 custom content.
but yeah that is it, just dropping in to say hello. stay golden, you glorious unicorns. i will hopefully see more of all y’all soon!
you and azaya are my biggest otp you don't even know. It's even better that it's real life :3
WE’RE MY BIGGEST OTP TOO ANON :D :D :D
(p.s. regarding yr later ask, no it’s not too enthusiastic at all! sorry, i didn’t mean to make it seem like i was ignoring you i just haven’t been logged into my simblr lately cuz azaya and i have been playing skyrim at all hours and my own computer is in the shop so we’re sharing one)
This might be a weird thing to say, but you're the reason I discovered the band empires and I just wanted to say thank you for that. They're one of my favorite bands now. Also I think you're great, keep on being great.
this is such an awesome message anon aww thank you! i’m so super glad you love empires i mean i just have so much squishy affection for them and i want everyone to love them. i’m all protective of them and their songs and the personal meaning i have ascribed to them but also i want everyone else to have the chance to listen to their songs and get way protective and personal about them too idek. if you ever have the chance to see them in person i hope you are able to take it cuz they’re rad in person!! and apparently way nice and chatty with fans if you’re not too hideously awkward to speak to them like meeeee.
you’re great anon. thank you for messaging me this made me feel all sparkly.
If you don't mind my asking, what do you like about sims 3? /ye olde sims 2 player who's thinking about finally switching
in the interest of full-disclosure i’m not playing either very much right now, just skyrim, lol. and i won’t even be playing that shortly cuz i’ve got to send my beshitted, defective laptop in for repairs.
for me, though, the number one thing i love about ts3 is the sheer breadth of character design options, and their ease of use. i’ve mentioned a couple times, i started playing ts3 in the first place because i was frustrated with how difficult it was to replicate a couple of novel characters in ts2.
in ts2, trying to make a twiggy trans girl involved a whole lot more meshing than i was prepared to handle. giving her the correct physical shape and proportions meant making a complete set of custom body meshes tweaked to perfection in milkshape, whereas in ts3 you literally just move some freaking sliders around. and that rly appeals to both my exacting standards and my prolific laziness.
(and now i’m putting the rest under a read more cuz it’s SO LONG, sorry)