View Full Version : How to update Tree/Shrubs to be snow covered.
12th Feb 2008, 2:04 AM
I'm looking specifically for how to edit existing CC shrubs and trees so that they will be snow covered when it snows in the winter. I've seen creators update their stuff so I know it can be done. I'm hoping it's a simple change in SimPE or there is a detailed tutorial on how to do it. I do not have much Sim PE experiance other than bining hair but I'm willing to give it a go if someone can explain it or direct me to a tutorial.
Second Is there a way to update an existing tree so that it turns colors and drops leaves in winter? I read Echo's tutorial but it seems that's if you were creating an item from scratch but what I would be looking for is to update an existing file. If not, I would be happy with just getting snow to cover it in winter.
12th Feb 2008, 4:11 AM
I think the Seasons EP's snow covering is dynamic in the sense that it automatically works for all objects, including custom ones, with no modifications needed.
For the trees, you may need to reclone a tree and just export the mesh and textures from the old custom tree and import them into the new clone.
But, as with everything, I may be wrong. :P
12th Feb 2008, 12:24 PM
I'm afraid the best way to make a tree or plant seasons compatible is to re-make the tree from a seasons clone. It's not a simple tick box or anything like that, you need the new mesh groups and naming changes. The process is the same as in the tutorial I put up for seasons compatible trees, it's just that you don't need to import autumnal meshes, just the wintery ones.
12th Feb 2008, 2:36 PM
Thanks for the replies. It looks like getting a tree to turn colors and drop leaves may beyond me at this point.
But what about just getting snow to cover an existing shrub or something like a palm tree if it snows? While most of my CC objects do end up snow covered when it snows, I have some trees and shrubs that don't. I wouldn't think this would involve needing new meshes just an editing of the existing file to add/remove something that is preveting snow from covering the object. I of course might be wrong but was hoping that that would be at least something I could do, If I couldn't get leaves to drop.
12th Feb 2008, 11:26 PM
If you want it to still be considered a tree in the game, you have to do the seasons-compatibility tutorial to get snow to appear on them. That's because trees and bushes are a specific exception to the automatic 'cover with snow' functionality. If you really don't want to do that, import your plant mesh into a deco object. It'll get the snow coverage, but it won't do any of the other plant type things.
13th Feb 2008, 1:36 AM
Hmm Ok ... looks if this isn't a quick SimPE tweek after all. Hmmm... this may finally be the thing to actually get me to "create" something. Off to read tutorials. I'll probably be back with questions : )
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