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Author Topic: Tutorial: Converting standard outfits to BodyShape Meshes  (Read 59057 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2006, 08:25:14 pm »

No, you have to install my stuff, or whichever meshes you want to use, into your game first... then you can use Bodyshop to make new outfits/skins.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2006, 11:08:52 am »

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I'm confused:/ are the .rar files already exported into the bodyshop??

ionlylooksweet:

Make sure you unpack the RAR-files with one of the following:

PC-users:
WinRAR ($ PC: http://www.rarlabs.com/)
7zip (free PC: http://www.7-zip.org/)
AlZip (free PC: http://www.altools.net/)
TUGZip (free PC: http://www.tugzip.com/)
Filzip (free PC: http://www.filzip.com/)
IZArc (free PC: http://www.izarc.org/)
UnzipThemAll (free PC: http://www.herve-thouzard.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=6)
ICEOWS  (free PC: http://www.iceows.com/)

Mac-users:
Stuffit ($ Mac & PC: http://www.stuffit.com/)
**Some Mac Users report corrupt packages from using Stuffit
**check for an upgrade or use UnRarX
UnRarX (free Mac: http://unrarx.sourceforge.net/)

or some similar software, place the extracted files in your Downloads folder
(one of the following):

Windows XP
[/B][/U]

C:\Documents and Settings\*your-windows-username*\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads

Windows 98, 98 SE, & Millennium Edition
[/B][/U]

C:\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads

other possible locations are:

   C:\The Sims 2\Downloads
C:\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Downloads
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Downloads
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims 2\Downloads
C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Downloads
C:\Program Files\The Sims 2\Downloads
C:\Program Files\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Downloads
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2006, 10:25:05 am »

this is really, really great!  I hated sims all looking alike.  wish i could do what you do.  but i guess that's why you are the master.

would this tutorial also work for crteating invisible clothing for the assorted sizes?  for example, could "mannequins" be made for each individual size, allowing
the sim to remain unclothed?
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2006, 10:41:20 am »

Absolutely... in fact it's really very easy.  To make a nude outfit for a particular mesh, you simply export that outfit, then edit the exported .bmp with "alpha" in the name... this is the layer that determines what is transparent.  Open that file in Paint or any graphics program, and make it completely black.  This will make the entire outfit transparent.

Note this really only works with a nude mesh, otherwise it looks pretty odd... experiment, and use the Refresh button in BodyShop after you save the changes to the .bmp, and you'll see how it looks immediately.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2006, 10:45:12 am »

Thanks for reply so fast.  i'm going to give it a try.  i'm not very talented,...but not dumb either...so i hope it works.  would it be best to start with invisible clothing first?  i mean, would it be easier?
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2006, 11:49:59 am »

Easiest to start with is a swimsuit or undies, since the shape and texture is pretty simple.  It's what many nude outfits were made from originally anyway.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2006, 07:18:25 pm »

i want to thank you again for all your help, and to tell you how slick you are.  while looking through undies to alter the alphas, i found the entire set already nude.  just a matter of exporting, re-assigning to all categories and re-importing.  it was so simple!  thank you again!  you rock!!
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2006, 04:03:53 am »

this might sound dumb and all -.- but this is my first time using body shop like ever! lol. and I was trying to convert one of your tops and bottoms Warlokk into an outfit that i love that is an whole one. (i dont have any whole outfits of your sizes yet) only tops and bottoms, and  when i click on the top only the top got converted and when i click on the bottoms only the bottoms got converted -.- I was wonder, is there an way that i could add them together so i will be able to make an whole outfit? sorry if it sounds confusing.:sad11:
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2006, 08:12:52 am »

Not really, no...  I am going to start working on more outfits shortly, including full-body nudes for all sizes.  Until then though, you can check out the Original Bodyshape set, there are some more outfits in there, although they won't match perfectly, they're pretty close.  You should run the MeshCleanup files afterwards though to remove any conflicts.
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2006, 05:40:33 pm »

Thank you ;] i'll do just that.
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2006, 09:29:25 am »

Quote from: Warlokk
Not really, no...  I am going to start working on more outfits shortly, including full-body nudes for all sizes.  Until then though, you can check out the Original Bodyshape set, there are some more outfits in there, although they won't match perfectly, they're pretty close.  You should run the MeshCleanup files afterwards though to remove any conflicts.


Hi, "gigantic" thank for your work!
I've made a wonderful girl using your new Hi-Res meshes with a 34DE-36 body. Following your clear tuto I've converted some tops and some bottoms dresses to these sizes and also I've converted the very good Paradise's skintone. All looks very, very good and sexy.
But I cannot convert (or, I'm not able to) some custom beautiful lingerie and swimsuits because there are not yet the full-body sizes I need.
Above, you wrote I can use some meshes from your original bodyshape system (I still have it, stored out of the game, of course).
But, wich "old" mesh must I use (I'm a little confused about the new naming-system of the breast size)?
And I think that I need to use a full-body "nude" mesh to start, or not?

Thanks in advance,
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2006, 10:15:28 am »

The new sizes only changed the numbers on the DD and DDD to be more accurate.  So if you made a 34De-36 sim, you can use the same size outfit from the original set for now until I finish up the rest.  If you had a 36DDDn, you could use the 40DDD from the old set.  The DDD enhanced is new though, so there's no good match for that.
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2006, 10:22:00 am »

Many thanks for your quick reply.
It's more clear now.
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2006, 04:57:03 am »

Can the tutorial be used for full outfits?, works great on tops.
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2006, 11:03:01 am »

Yup, absolutely... it works with just about any outfit, as long as the original and the target mesh are mostly the same, just so the textures line up correctly.
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