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5th Jun 2011, 6:36 AM
Are these pants suitable for upload? They are supposed to be opaque tights.
And yeah it's on Sentate's mesh, using his original texture for the boots.
5th Jun 2011, 12:31 PM
Yes, they are suitable for upload. (If Sentate allows to use his meshes, but I think he does. But it's easy to check)
Are you going for more colors? Like brown? Or maybe some, that aren't 100% opaque?
Well, even when they're opaque, they have some light and shine on them. Look on real opaque tights, like those: http://styletips101.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/tights.jpg
There are surely better pictures than that, but you got the idea? :)
Great idea and start btw!
5th Jun 2011, 4:14 PM
As they are now, I don't think they would be approved - they are -too- black. It's hard to make true black clothing look good in the game, so you'd be better off making it more gray-ish and adding some shadowing on the texture :)
6th Jun 2011, 9:08 AM
I don't want them to look like they are made of leather with bright white highlights (I cringe every time I see a creator do that) I want them to look sheer. I originally had a shadowed texture but it looked terrible and had seams so I went with just plain black. After that, I tried making them just a little bit transparent, but people with non-barbie skintones would be seeing the sims's private parts as it's untucked, not completely covered by the shirt. Yet doing and painting a pair of underwear underneath defeats the whole purpose of having tights - you want them to look smooth and seamless. If it was Sims 3, I could simply slap a shader on them, but this isn't Sims 3 and I don't think that there is a way to cause such a effect in Sims 2. I believe it is all painted on. I will try painting in a few highlights/shadows and making them lighter, and will check back to this thread when I have something to show.
And ShineShine, I am also working on brown/purple/dark blue recolors. They just aren't suitable to move out of my photoshop folders yet.
6th Jun 2011, 9:20 AM
Try making them very dark grey - not black. Right now they really do look black bucket fill to me - maybe with ever so slight a texture, but I can't tell for sure. And you can do some very subtle shading and highlighting without them looking like leather - not bright white or very dark, but just a very subtle shading - a little bit of very soft highlighting to the front of the thigh and back of the calf, and maybe a small highlight on the top of the knee, to make those areas look rounded. On the back of the knee, you can do a very subtle set of horizontal shadows in parallel lines, to make it look like the creases that pretty much all tights get if you walk/sit down in them.
I know this is a TS3, not TS2 pic, but it's a good example of what I mean: http://thumbs2.modthesims.info/img/2/6/0/0/9/8/6/MTS2_daluved1_1202263_LGP-ballet-tights.jpg ... see the ever so faint creases on the backs of the knees? Tiny details like that add a lot of realism, but you're going to have to lighten them up a wee bit before you're able to do that, since with that dark dark black, you've got really nowhere to go with shadows.
15th Jun 2011, 7:17 AM
Yes, they are suitable for upload. (If Sentate allows to use her meshes, but I think she does. But it's easy to check)
Sentate's a guy, not a girl. :giggler:
15th Jun 2011, 12:56 PM
Corrected for your confidence. (And his maybe)
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