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5th Feb 2007, 2:44 AM
i KNOW ther has to be a tutorial out ther i just cant find it
id like to know a simple way to make parts of objects invisalbe
i want a shower...like that comes with UNI... thats sits on the wall...just a shower head and knobs...but i dont have uni. i want to recoolor the cheap base game sower...the green one...make the walls/floors.curtina invisable but keep the faucet.knobs.frain bit. so can somone link me to such a tutorial for a begginer?! :)
5th Feb 2007, 2:52 AM
Not sure if your compelled to create one yourself, but Inge and Wes_h have created that same thing here:
http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2Pages/Sims2NewMeshObjects.htm (scroll down)
5th Feb 2007, 3:01 AM
omg! thank you! this makes it easy! i was gonna do it myself but its already done! thanks alot! :D
5th Feb 2007, 3:02 AM
The first wall shower like that appeared over 2 years ago. I never updated it for any EPs, though. Inge (Simlogical) fixed the slots and some other stuff, but I don't know if she has kept it updated. But there may be one somewhere just like you want already built, although I didn't find one in the downloads here.
If you want to make your own, what I did to make it was clone a shower, and then I removed the mesh parts for the walls. All that was left was the knobs and shower head. I replaced the mesh in the clone with the one missing the walls. It worked, but you could only enter the shower where the now invisible door was at. That is one thing the Inge fixed (so Sims could get in from either side as well as the door. Since I cloned a shower from the base game, it worked in the base game.
<* Wes *>
EDIT: Zookini located it for you, and posted while I was typing all this in. If you want to make one later, you can use the technique in paragraph two.
5th Feb 2007, 4:20 AM
ok. is ther a tutorial for that? ive never gotten into meshing before..it sounds relativly easy...bit ide like to make sure i do it right. can it be dne with simPE? or di i need milkshape also?
5th Feb 2007, 5:21 AM
I don't know of a tutorial.
Applicable steps to learn would be to first get SimPE and use the Object Workshop to clone the shower you want to start from. There are tutorials on using SimPE and Object Workshop.
Next, you do need to remove the unwanted parts from the shower. Now I know this can be done with MilkShape, and I would be surprised if there were not other 3D editors that also work.
So study up on SimPE and Object Workshop, and then on MilkShape editing. For this project, that will be easier because all we need to do is select parts you don't want and press the delete key to send them off to oblivion.
<* Wes *>
5th Feb 2007, 7:19 PM
o wow! ok! ill start today reding! it sounds so simple! but i tend ot think alot of things are simple.
EDIT: ok so i cloned the shower...but i dont know wher to save it to
i fiigured that since all the mesh skeletons are in the milkshape->skeletons file ill save it ther. but i cant select that milkshape file type as a setting thus milkshpe cant find it. so can you just tell me wher to save the clone to and as what file type? i can do the rest..(hopfully) thats all i need to know for now. i figured how to delete parts and such so yeah. the default save path is tyhe sims3D folder but that dosnt work either :(
5th Feb 2007, 11:22 PM
I'm not going to fill a thread to walk through this, as there are tutorials on cloning objects with Object Workshop already written, even if they aren't showers.
To complete this project, you will need to create the clone with SimPE, extract the mesh and edit it with MilkShape or Blender (or 3DS Max), put the ediited mesh back in the package, and put the package in your downloads folder.
I would recommend you start by following a object cloning tutorial such as this one:
That will get you started.
<* Wes *>
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