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14th Mar 2007, 3:49 PM
Can I change the shape of my sims' body with using bodyshop or other software?
Like changing my sims to taller, fatter, more muscles etc.
How to do it ? With which software ?
Is there any tutorial about that?
Help me PLS!
14th Mar 2007, 3:54 PM
You cannot change the shape of the body with Body Shop alone.
Any change in body shape (beyond just making them Maxis fat) would involve making a new mesh. There are meshes for fatter, skinny, muscled, etc.
Taller and shorter is not possible via meshing - the only thing you can do is use the stretchskeleton cheat, but you can't really go very tall or very short - just a little bit in either direction or animations begin to look really wrong.
14th Mar 2007, 4:04 PM
Thank you for your replay!
If I can only change the shape of sims body without through changing the clothing?
Is there any tutorial for this?
14th Mar 2007, 4:10 PM
The only way to change the body shape is by changing the body mesh. If you want a sim to have a certain body style in all outfits, you have to make matching meshes for all those outfits. If you want them to have that body shape when naked, you have to make a skintone and link it to the nude meshes for that body shape - sims wearing that skintone will then stay that shape when nude.
Changing body shapes is not really graceful for The Sims 2. There's no easy way to do it and no way to do full body changes across the board without making a pile of clothing meshes for all different styles. Either way, considering your inexperience with meshing, I would really suggest you continue through the Unimesh tutorials and practice with those techniques before taking on a large project like a new body style, though experimenting with changing body shapes (to make single meshes, just to play and practice) can be good to try after you've done the tutorials.
16th Mar 2007, 8:28 AM
Well you just need to take a walk around the tutorials and try them out. And actually, it really isn't very difficult to change the body shapes, so you can try them out straight away. However if you wish to make the nude meshes it will be a problem for you as that requires abit more experience. Also be aware that modding the meshes usually causes holes to appear within the mesh so try not to overdo it.
16th Mar 2007, 9:16 AM
darkspyfox, making mistakes modding might cause holes to appear but not if you do it right. :P
16th Mar 2007, 11:37 AM
Changing body shapes is pretty easy. Changing them WELL and RIGHT and in ways that look natural is quite a bit more difficult.
If I had a dollar for every mutant-looking new body mesh I've seen that just makes the sim look weird, I'd be pretty rich by now.
Which is why I recommend people work through the tutorials before taking on a big project to do a new body style, as it's going to require edits to many many many body meshes to make a new body style at all useful. Sure, experiment with it - making a fat sim, skinny sim, etc., can be good practice, but I definitely recommend against trying to do a whole new body style, and all of the multiple meshes that entails, until someone is more experienced.
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