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  1. I’ll eventually write a tutorial or at the very least some loose notes to get this result:

    SimpleCorset_wip2.thumb.jpg.8b4df9fbbba1b11ead38cf800f8699b1.jpg

  2. View File Impossible Heels ‘Hera’ This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=5176; LOD2=1404 4 color channels Will add 8 “units” to adult and young adult
  3. 20 downloads

    This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=5176; LOD2=1404 4 color channels Will add 8 “units” to adult and young adult’s height, 7 to teens Only available as .package Defects
  4. View File Simple Corset N04, for MedBod This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For young adult and adult femsims Located in upper garment gategory Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=4642; LOD2=2514 4 color channels Only available as .packa
  5. 18 downloads

    This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For young adult and adult femsims Located in upper garment gategory Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=4642; LOD2=2514 4 color channels Only available as .package Defects: Right arm looks weird on CAS, everything looks f
  6. View File Simple Lingerie N15 This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible Located in accessory category, gloves slot For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims 3 color channels Only available as .package Defects: Texture mig
  7. 16 downloads

    This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible Located in accessory category, gloves slot For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims 3 color channels Only available as .package Defects: Texture might look pixelated at full zoom Texture stretching and defor
  8.  

    Many moons ago I mentioned ‘Bforartists’ a fork of Blender that centers in ease of use. When I found it Blender 2.79 was the latest version which I barely was able to use so Bforartist looked like a good alternative, but then I looked into the developer notes and goals for Blender 2.8 (which I believe was in early alpha back then) and decided to wait for it instead.

    Recently I checked it once more and now the project has up to date builds based in Blender’s latest (2.91 alpha) and a more robust faq/guide section. If you hate memorizing keyboard shortcuts you might feel at home with Bfoarists because every function has a colorful icon and/or entry on the menu and you can still configure the workspace, install addons, etc.

    Bforatists_wip.thumb.jpg.201e5f9ee42fdb882975e3cd6382b302.jpg

    I’m already accustomed to Blender’s new interface and shortcuts but if you’re the complete opposite maybe give Bforartists a try.

  9.  

    From this:

     SimpleLingerie_texture_wip1.jpg.76195d765d7b30427ae8d3b9fc4cd457.jpg

    To this:

     SimpleLingerie_texture_wip2.jpg.dc2d9e233eba47e3e846bda8ec9d238f.jpg

    “Simple Lingerie” accessories (and maybe stockings) are going to become a little less simple... and that's a good thing!

  10. Quick and dirty trick to reduce contrast on textures for Sims 3 

    Why reduce contrast? Because DDS compression (DXT1 – DXT3 – DXT5) absolutely sucks when compressing pixels that go from near black / white to neutral gray: 

    DXT5_artifacts.thumb.jpg.14b54ac5c0d9a4f832abb47de3907e71.jpg

    It might look like no big deal on a 3D editor but once in the game these artifacts and other DDS-attributed defects (like ringing) can be easy to detect. 

    So besides modifying the lighting, material, UV size and baking settings inside Blender you can easily just use an image editor that allows modifying levels using curves (in my case PaintNet). Just be careful because, as you can see below, reducing contrast also washes away detail, a small adjustment is enough: 

    PaintNet_curves_editing.thumb.jpg.4a2a049add5049edaf879ec99fd386b1.jpg

  11. View File Impossible Heels ‘Freesia’ This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=9828; LOD2=1796 4 color channels W
  12. 34 downloads

    This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=9828; LOD2=1796 4 color channels Will add 9 “units” to adult and young adult’s height, 8 to teens Onl
  13. View File Impossible Heels ‘Giraldii’ This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=7882;LOD2=2336 4 color channels W
  14. 23 downloads

    This CC is completely free You’re allowed to modify it in any way, shape or form imaginable; you don’t need to ask me for permission I don’t take requests nor commissions Details: Base game compatible For teen, young adult and adult femsims Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, formalwear, career, outerwear and validformaternity Disabled for random sims All LODs and morphs Polycount: LOD1=7882;LOD2=2336 4 color channels Will add 8 “units” to adult and young adult’s height, 7 to teens Only
  15. I was looking into making some procedural textures using nodes, but every tutorial ends in a monstrosity like this one (and the image just shows half of it):

    blender_node_hell.jpg.8748deb0336df218904169fc4dba439f.jpg

    Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because of the power of making something completely modifiable to the smallest detail. But then I remembered “Blender can also use DIY patterns” and then made this in less than 5 minutes:

    diy_tile.png.f690cb376c4f08487f69208e85631f13.png

    Obviously is doesn’t generate as much detail as a procedural texture, but for the stuff I make you’ll hardly notice any difference.

    blender_tile_node.jpg.2e0d967a6282ba20256869f81207910f.jpg

    TL;DR: sometimes being lazy does pay

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