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|1st Mar 2012, 08:44 PM||Sim PE Not bringing up package file for export (SOLVED) #1|
First let me just say that I have recolored clothing, walls, floors, and messed around with some object meshing so I am not new to custom content. I have not however done any object recoloring before.
I was asked to do a custom lot for a friend and the project required that I recolor one of the shelves that came with the Open For Business pack to make it a little less cheesy. I started to follow the Recolouring Objects with Object Workshop (NEW tutorial) and had no trouble what so ever until it came to the point where I export the texture to edit. Once I have saved the package it is supposed to come back up so I can edit it and export it in Sim PE but for what ever reason it is not doing that. It just says object was created and when I go to plugin view there is absolutely nothing, no resource tree, zip. Normally I would post this in the tutorial's forum but since it is from 2004 I decided I might get a better response here. So my fellow simmers any ideas what is going on with Sim PE? Or am I not doing something I should. Is there a more recent object recolor tutorial that I should use instead? Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
|1st Mar 2012, 10:17 PM||#2|
Can't you just open the new package?
|1st Mar 2012, 10:56 PM||#3|
If the newly created recolor package is empty, it may be slaved to another shelf. Check the documentation to see what is recolorable, and if it is slaved to something to make sure your recoloring the correct shelf.
|2nd Mar 2012, 01:31 AM||#4|
Once the package is saved it says that it is open
Okay I checked and you are right it is a slave to another shelf. So, does that mean if I recolor the other shelf then the shelf that I want recolored will be recolored?
Okay I tried to recolor the parent object and got the same result as before, nothing shows up when I go to the plugin view after the package has been saved. Alternatively I tried to use Wizards of instead of the regular program and received a message stating that "The selected object can't be recolor (yet)" in fact it seems I get that message no matter what object I try to recolor.
|2nd Mar 2012, 02:50 AM||#5|
Please do not multi post, use the edit button.
Yes, if you recolor the parent object then the slave object will be recolored as well. Is the shelf recolorable without CEP? And if no, is the installed correctly? Have you tried reinstalling it? I have no idea about the wizards, never used it.
|2nd Mar 2012, 03:52 PM||#6|
I have no idea if it is recolorable without CEP. I uninstalled tried to recolor the parent object with the same result, then reinstalled and tried again and there was no change. The object is on the object list so I'm assuming allows it to be recolored since there is not a big "not recolorable" next to it.
EDIT: I was able to solve this with help from Michelle 111's help. For anyone that has this problem in the future, dis not have the file location for OFB. You have to click Extra / Preferences / System Folders and make sure that each expansion pack you have, has a file path for to find it. This will also solve the problem of not being able to clone OFB objects as well.