hooray for skin ramps!
hEY i made a skin ramp for sims of color a million years ago and forgot to release it cuz i got caught up in RL stuff and all my spare simming time was going into those freaking hair presets
but yes here is a thing. IT’S A PRETTY COOL THING? I’M PROUD OF IT it comes in custom and default and also i threw in the png and dds resources for you to selectively add it to any custom skins you want
the custom will pick up your default skin texture and that is that.
the default is the cool one tho cuz it replaces the USELESS BRIGHT RED DEFAULT RAMP along with any skin that uses an unaltered version of the USELESS BRIGHT RED DEFAULT RAMP. EH? COOL, RIGHT?
i futzed with the gradient a lot to try to base it on actual human skintones which is why some shades along the way are more red-based while others are more yellow-based. it works pretty well on most of the skin textures that i have in my arsenal. here it’s displayed on neuroticrobotic’s spiced cider skins cuz those are still my defaults! :D
ALSO as per this trick here, the little thumbnail is an easily-spotted pastel purple the same shade as my creepy cat icon and all custom skins using the unaltered USELESS BRIGHT RED DEFAULT RAMP will share this thumbnail color:
feel free to add this to any skins you want, use it in yr own skins, i super don’t care but credit is nice if you do! also don’t feel pressured to use the IMAG file with my name plastered on it, that’s just the only way i’ve figured out to easily alter the thumbnail color.
ok i think that’s all goodbye!!
i will add the written hex values later, i just wanted to get this up and posted! zip file contains both sims3packs and packages. the hair in the preview is by shockshame and is an adjust-shine control but i tested these fucking presets on all manner of texture and control combinations contained within my game and they look, at least to my eye, as close to the originals as they’re going to get!
but if you don’t like them i’m pretty sure some other ppl have done their own interpretations of these, so there are others from which you can choose~
they still have a ways to go before they’re a perfect representation of the characters but i’m all kinds of pleased with how anselm and ezra are coming along.
now i just got to figure out how to make a shit ton of cute, girly clothes for ezra. she can only raid anselm’s ubergoth closet but so often.