View Full Version : Custom body mesh affecting other skins.
12th Mar 2005, 10:25 PM
Hey all, I got my custom body mesh all ready 2 go in the that 4 piece package file "MESH_Whatever" but for whatever reason I cannot point the mesh to one specific skin. Not only does it affect the one i extracted in body shop(Saved Sims folder) but other skins that use the mesh from which i used it edit. I've looked at some tutorials but have had no luck. Maybe i'll get some screen shots to better explain myself.
12th Mar 2005, 11:16 PM
Well from what I am reading...a few questions...Are you trying to modify a mesh someone else already created? If so, 2 things, 1 you need to export out the obj file and make your modifications to that I figure you have this part done.
Now me, Doesn't matter if I am working with a mesh someone else already modified or a Maxis original...I export out the 4 files you need from the original mesh.
Say I wanted to mod Telamon's mini-skirt (which I have) I look up what it is mod'ed from and then go export those files from the original Maxis files based on that mesh, and then create my new mesh file based on them.
Choosing a new name for the mesh, fixing the integrity and saving it, replacing the container info with the simpe package created with the mod tool.
Don't forget to export out the resource and shape files after you have fixed the integrity these files is what is used to tell the outfit what mesh to use.
Open the outfit file you want to use the new mesh, and follow the directions for putting the modified resource/shape files into it. Once that is all done then you should see your results in BS or the game.
It almost sounds like you replaced the container file in the original mesh you were trying to mesh. That could cause the problem with everything taking on the new mesh...I hope this helps and I wasn't tooo confusing.
13th Mar 2005, 01:28 AM
Or you didn't pick a name of your own when you clicked fix integrity at the beginning.
13th Mar 2005, 06:51 PM
I'll check the resource shape file issue. Seems like when i try that the files that where in there before are the same ones im dragging in... same instance that is. I'll also see if im not putting the correct name when i fix the the integrity. Thanks for the help! Hopefully i can make some progress
EDIT: I can't file the field for name entry. Just tools>>fix integrity.
13th Mar 2005, 07:08 PM
You're using a very old version of simpe that won't be compatible with the ep and won't generate unique hashes for you. In the newer ones "fix integrity" is under PLUG-INS and it asks for a name first. (15 might actually have both -- look in the plugins menu).
You need at least 15 to make a mesh (and sadly, no later than 19).
13th Mar 2005, 07:18 PM
Alright i'll see if i can get my hands on an version between those two somewhere. Thanks BriAnna
13th Mar 2005, 07:47 PM
THANK YOU... it was the naming issue because i had the old version... looks great... once i get this whole process down pat i'll start posting some skins and meshes.
13th Mar 2005, 09:20 PM
LOL, still some issues but I gotta go over the directions a few times hopefully getting it fixed.
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