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HystericalParoxysm
3rd Nov 2013, 10:10 PM
These are the rubrics that MTS staff use for evaluating TS4 sims shared here. The corresponding guideline can be found here: MTS Creator Guidelines: TS4 Sims (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims_4_Sims)

The title above the post text controls the rubric's category, a number indicating its display order in the list, and its title, with no spaces between the word and the dividing | character: Category|Display Order|Title

Titles that begin with ** are rubric items that will not apply to every upload (an "Other" sim is not going to need a comparison picture or be evaluated based on likeness, for example) and thus can be set to N/A by the moderator when evaluating an upload. Links below the title are provided to the creator along with the rubric reasons and are links to the appropriate section of the guidelines, relevant tutorials, etc.

In the post text, the numbers at the beginning of a line indicate the star rating for a particular rubric item, with a possible 1 to 5. Exactly how these numbers are used will vary based on the type of rubric item... Is it a "was it done right? yes or no?" type evaluation which would have only 1 or 5 as options? Or a matter of quality that will be more of a sliding scale including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5? Or something else?

A dividing | character can be given at the end of any one of the 1-5 star items to give a link that is relevant to that item.


Note to moderators: This first post (the summary) must be maintained manually. If you delete or add a rubric item or reorder anything, please edit this first post. All edits to Common Rubrics (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=514801) requiring editing its summary must be manually updated on every single individual rubric thread. Please copy the # link to use in the summaries, not the post number, to view the individual post.

Quality

1. **Likeness (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497139&postcount=2)
2. **Uniqueness (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497140&postcount=3)
3. **Other content (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497141&postcount=4)

Files
1. Correct Tray Files (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497142&postcount=5)
50. (From common rubrics) Rar, zip, 7z (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273650&postcount=2)

Information
1. (From common rubrics) Title (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273660&postcount=3)
2. (From common rubrics) Description (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273664&postcount=4)
3. Credits and links for custom content (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497143&postcount=6)
4. Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs required (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=5066747&postcount=12)

Screenshots
1. Required screenshot: Face closeup (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497145&postcount=7)
2. **Required screenshot: Comparison picture (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497146&postcount=8)
3. Full body (optional) (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497147&postcount=9)
4. **Grown up (optional) (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497148&postcount=10)
5. In-game (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4497149&postcount=11)
50. (From common rubrics) Size (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273690&postcount=5)
51. (From common rubrics) Lighting (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273693&postcount=6)
52. (From common rubrics) Clarity (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273699&postcount=7)
53. (From common rubrics) Distance (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273702&postcount=8)
54. (From common rubrics) Distortion (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273704&postcount=9)
55. (From common rubrics) Photoshopping (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273707&postcount=10)
56. (From common rubrics) Attached (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273729&postcount=11)
57. (From common rubrics) Show all items (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273799&postcount=12)
58. (From common rubrics) Inline images (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273840&postcount=13)

Other
1. (From common rubrics) Pay or pirated content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273889&postcount=14)
2. (From common rubrics) Adult content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273896&postcount=15)
3. (From common rubrics) Content we do not allow (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273901&postcount=16)
4. (From common rubrics) Credits (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273902&postcount=17)
5. Included Content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4309886&postcount=13)

Special

Note: These are the only rubric items that can be rejected for on their own, with no other rubric items selected at all.

1. (From common rubrics) Uploader requested (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273919&postcount=18)
2. (From common rubrics) Stolen content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273920&postcount=19)
3. (From common rubrics) Other (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273923&postcount=20)
4. (From common rubrics) Duplicate (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4274541&postcount=21)
5. (From common rubrics) Uploads in Sets (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288440&postcount=22)
6. (From common rubrics) Not Completed Requested Changes (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4294597&postcount=23)

HystericalParoxysm
3rd Nov 2013, 10:26 PM
Quality (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims)

1: The sim doesn't look much at all like the person they're supposed to be, and needs adjustment to the face until the sim is a recognizable likeness.

2: The sim looks a bit like the person they're supposed to be, but still needs some significant adjustment to be a really recognizable likeness.

3: The sim is recognizable as the person they're supposed to be, though some additional tweaking could improve the likeness further.

4: The sim is definitely recognizable as the person they're supposed to be!

5: The sim looks exactly like the person they're supposed to be and is a truly excellent likeness!

HystericalParoxysm
3rd Nov 2013, 10:30 PM
Quality (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims#Quality)

1: The sim is not terribly unique, mostly resembling the default faces. Some significant adjustment to the face is needed to make the sim truly unique.|Tiptorial: Creating Sims (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Creating_Sims) We also recommend checking out our page with default sim faces to see what we  consider a not-so unique sculpt: Sims 4 Default Sim Faces (http://www.modthesims.info/rubrics/3872/ts4/)

2: The sim is a bit unique, but still mostly resembles the default faces but with a bit of tweaking. More adjustment to the face is needed to make the sim truly unique.|Tiptorial: Creating Sims (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Creating_Sims) We also recommend checking out our page with default sim faces to see what we  consider a not-so unique sculpt: Sims 4 Default Sim Faces (http://www.modthesims.info/rubrics/3872/ts4/)

3: The sim is fairly unique, with all the features sculpted to be fairly interesting.|Tiptorial: Creating Sims (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Creating_Sims) We also recommend checking out our page with default sim faces to see what we  consider a not-so unique sculpt: Sims 4 Default Sim Faces (http://www.modthesims.info/rubrics/3872/ts4/)

4: The sim is nicely unique, with all features well sculpted to make an overall interesting look.

5: The sim is very unique, with all features done extremely well, creating an overall very interesting and different look. Well done!

HystericalParoxysm
3rd Nov 2013, 10:31 PM
Quality (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims#Quality), Sims 4 Body Shop Creator Guidelines (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Body_Shop)

1: The other content included with the sim does not meet our creator guidelines for TS4 Body Shop content.

3: The other content included along with the sim meets our creator guidelines for TS4 Body Shop content.

5: The other content included along with the sim not only meets the guidelines for TS4 Body Shop content, but is truly excellent and well done!

HystericalParoxysm
3rd Nov 2013, 10:38 PM
1:The upload does not include all the required Tray files. See the instructions in the Sim Creator Guidelines (www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims_4_Sims) to gather all the needed files.

5:The upload contains all the required Tray files for the sim. Thanks very much!

HystericalParoxysm
3rd Nov 2013, 10:40 PM
1:Your sim is pictured with custom content, but you have not provided credits for that custom content. You must post a link and credit for each item of custom content shown on your sim in the text of your post. This should look something like "Hair by Simmer123: http://www.simmer123site.com/hair.html"

2:You have shown your sim with custom content, and provided some credits, but the credits are not sufficient. Each and every item of custom content must have a proper link and credit in the text of your post. This should look something like "Hair by Simmer123: http://www.simmer123site.com/hair.html" For sites like MTS where many users submit content, you must link to the user's profile or the upload thread - not just the site itself.

5:The sim has no custom content, so no need to link or credit anything! That's certainly easier! :)

5:You have provided a good link and credit for every item of custom content shown in your pictures. Fantastic!

HystericalParoxysm
4th Nov 2013, 9:51 AM
Required Screenshots (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims_4_Sims#Screenshots)

1: You have not included the requested a close-up shots of your sim's face. This includes a "passport photo" of your sim, from a straight-on angle with the sim's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc as well as corresponding side-on photo.

2: You have included a close-up shot of your sim's face, but this screenshot is insufficient or you have not provided all of the requested angles. These screenshots should be like a "passport photo" of your sim, from a straight-on angle with the sim's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc as well as corresponding side-on photo.

3: You have included close-up shots of your sim's face, and these screenshots are good enough that we can see the sim's face from multiple angles.

4: You have included close-up shot of your sim's face, and this screenshots are quite good, so we can see the sim's face well from multiple angles.

5: You have included close-up shots of your sim's face, and these screenshot are excellent; not only good enough that we can see the sim's face quite well but is also well-presented. Good job!

HystericalParoxysm
4th Nov 2013, 9:52 AM
Required Screenshots (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims#Required_Screenshots)

1:You have not included a comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on. This screenshot should show the face of the real person, and as much as possible, should be similar to a "passport photo" of the person/character: from a straight-on angle with the person's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc.

2:You have included a comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, but this screenshot is insufficient to see if your sim is a good likeness. This screenshot should show the face of the real person, and as much as possible, should be similar to a "passport photo" of the person/character: from a straight-on angle with the person's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc.

3:You have included a comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, and this picture is good enough to tell whether your sim is a good likeness.

4:You have included a good comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, so that we can see the real person/character's face well.

5:You have included an excellent comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, so that it is very easy to evaluate the likeness. Thanks!

HystericalParoxysm
4th Nov 2013, 9:54 AM
Required Screenshots (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/Sims_4_Sims#Screenshots)

1: You have not included a full length photo of your sim. This should be taken from the front and in neutral stance (not very posed or on the move).

2: You have included a full length photo of your sim, but it is not sufficient enough to see the sim clearly. This should be taken from the front and in neutral stance (not very posed or on the move).

3: You have included a full length photo of your sim and it is good enough that we can see your sim’s build and clothing.

4: You have included a full length photo of your sim and we can see your sim’s build and clothing quite clearly.

5: You have included a full length photo of your sim and not only can we see your sim’s build and clothing clearly, but it is very well presented too.

HystericalParoxysm
4th Nov 2013, 9:56 AM
3:The sim you're sharing is a child or teen, and your upload does not include any pictures of what the sim will look like when they grow up. It's okay that you haven't shown them older, but perhaps consider aging up your sim and taking a picture of what they'll look like older. It's okay if they're weird looking, but it's nice for downloaders to know how a sim will look when they grow up.

4:You have included one or more pictures of your sim grown up, so downloaders will have a good idea of how your sim will look when grown. Nice!

5:You have included one or more pictures of your sim grown up, and your sim looks quite good when grown too! Well done!

HystericalParoxysm
4th Nov 2013, 9:59 AM
1:Some or all of the required screenshots are not taken in-game as they should be, but in CAS. Pictures taken in CAS do not give a good idea of how the sim will look in-game. Please put your sim in-game and take your required pictures that way - this can be done in Create-a-Sim, but even better is moving the sim onto a lot and taking pictures outside in the daytime.

3:All of the required screenshots are taken in-game, though some or all of them are taken in Create-a-Sim. While this is okay, it's even better to move the sim onto a lot, and take pictures outside in the daytime. :)

4:All of the required screenshots are taken in-game, rather than in Create-a-Sim, though some or all are taken inside. That's okay, but pictures outside in the daytime usually have better lighting. :)

5:All of the required screenshots are taken in-game outside in the daytime so your sim can be accurately seen. Yay!

PharaohHound
6th Aug 2016, 8:58 PM
1: You have ticked Expansion Packs (EPs) and/or Stuff Packs (SPs) for your sim as required which are not actually required. Unless the EP/SP content used on them is absolutely essential to their overall look, please don't tick any EPs or SPs as required. This ensures that people browsing MTS in "compatible" mode (to see items that work with their particular EPs and SPs as set in their profile) will still see your sim, since they can use it and just change the sim's hair, clothes, etc.

5: You have not ticked any Expansion Packs (EPs) and/or Stuff Packs (SPs) for your sim, or have ticked only those which are absolutely required for their overall look. Thanks! This makes sure that everyone who can use your sim will see it when browsing on MTS.