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Cyborg Visor with Recolourable Glow-In-The-Dark Lens, Men and Women Teen to Elder

by Esmeralda Posted 5th Aug 2012 at 11:01 PM - Updated 6th Aug 2012 at 12:07 PM by EsmeraldaF
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Having been inspired to create a Cyborg-style visor sort of thing for Sci-Fi simmies, I wondered if I could possibly figure out how to make a recolourable lens to make it a lot more versatile, and after many hours of experimentation, here we go:


The visor has two recolourable parts, the frame and the lens, and is found under Glasses in CAS. It's for men and women from Teen to Elder, and is enabled for all outfit categories including Maternity for your lady Cyborgs.

And as well as being recolourable, the lens is also patternable:


I especially like them for my Lunar Lakes simmies, and the lenses give off a bit of a glow at night, which looks pretty nifty:


The frame can be patterned too, so if you have, for instance, a crazy old scientist lady who likes making zillions of clones of herself and is an eccentric dresser as well, she can have two wildly conflicting bright patterns to suitably enhance her eccentricity. The patterning looks especially zany/spooky at night, because of how the lens glows in the dark:

Note: When patterning rather than using a solid colour with the lens part of this item, adjusting the brightness slider to the darker end of the spectrum looks best, as it gives the pattern in the lens more detail.

One issue: The frames may have funky shadows on them in CAS (they do on my PC, they may not on yours), but the funky shadows are not there in-game.

Thanks to Tish (tish85) for linking me to the crazy video 'Sexy Cyborg' that gave me the inspiration for the visor! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-z54EP0EhM

Thank you for looking, hope you'll find these a useful Sci-Fi accessory!



INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file(s), and copy the .package file(s) to your Mods\Packages folder. For each item, you only need the one file for both men and women, as it is enabled for both.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files



Polygon Counts:
Frame: 424
Lens: 102

Additional Credits:
Made with CAS Texture Unitool http://www.modthesims.info/d/364926
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Accessory Type: Glasses Sunglasses
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

Tags: #glasses, #sunglasses, #visor, #cyborg, #science fiction, #sci-fi, #sci fi, #goggles, #space, #glow, #glowing