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plasticbox
30th Aug 2014, 12:21 AM
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See also:

For a list of tools and resources, see the sticky in Tools (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=532317).

EAxian modding documentation can be found here: forum thread (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/779844/maxis-documentation) | zip (http://cdn-assets-ts4.pulse.ea.com/Guide/TS4_Custom_Content_Guide.zip) <-- one needs to be logged in at EA to access that forum

Tutorials lists on the wiki (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Sims_4:Modding)
Maxis Info Index (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/858947) at EA forums

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CAS - Sims 4 Studio collection of CAS-related tutorials

Sims4Studio — CAS and pose tutorials (brujah, orangemittens, many others): forum link (http://sims4studio.com/board/25/cas-pose-tutorials)
Includes recoloring, changing flags etc., and meshing with Blender


CAS — Recoloring (Clothing)

TS4 CAS Tools: Recolouring (plasticbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=560283) in this forum (CAS Tools screens have changed somewhat due to game patches, but otherwise everything in the tutorial is valid.)
Simple Retexturing with Photoshop (BlackGarden): Article (Simple Retexturing with Photoshop (BlackGarden): Article at Platinum Simmers) at Platinum Simmers (Ignore the part about Color Magic, which is obsolete - the texturing tips are useful)
PhotoShop Recolouring tutorial (JSBoutique): tumblr post (http://jsboutique.tumblr.com/post/95875949953/my-first-ever-tutorial-phew-that-turned-out-a-lot)
How to convert adult clothing for children using Sim 4 Studio and Photoshop (texture conversion only) by Kiara Zurk: Video tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wshaLDZqiZE)


CAS — Recoloring (Hair, Eyes, Make-up)

Custom tattoos for TS4 (Simssalabim): tumblr post (http://sims-sala-bim.tumblr.com/post/98901020847/this-is-the-newest-version-of-my-tutorial)
Eye defaults for TS4 (Astraea Nevermore): tumblr post (http://thepathofnevermore.tumblr.com/post/95214814239/tutorial-eye-defaults-for-ts4-just-a-quick-little) (Note that recent versions of s4pe have been updated to correctly identify and import RLE textures.)
Making custom eyelashes/mascaras (Vampire_aninyosaloh): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=536554) in this forum


CAS — Recoloring (General)

Adding Transparency Using GIMP and CAS Tools (cmar): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=625355) in this forum
Adding Shine Using GIMP and CAS Tools (The Simple Way) (by cmar): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=625351) in this forum
Adding Glow Using GIMP and CAS Tools (cmar): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=625320) in this forum
How to Recolour fast and easy (With tips&tricks!) (Lyralei): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=612641) in this forum
Seamless pattern tutorial | Photoshop (RockChick/Neen): video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97GXwDddEQg) on YouTube (Ignore the references to TS3-specific tools - applies for TS4 as well, since it’s about the pattern making itself)
Multi-channel image editing (RLES, shadows etc) with Paint.net and friends (plasticbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=560074) in this forum
Editing specular images with Gimp (s3nova): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=569409) in this forum

Note that for the actual texturing, tutorials for TS2 (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:Body_Shop_Recolouring_Tutorials) may still apply (particularly if you are using an older version of Photoshop).


CAS — Genetics

Proper genetics for non-default eyes (Helianthea): post (http://modthesims.info/m/showthread.php?t=535207) in this forum
Creating a custom skintone with TS4 Skininator (CmarNYC): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=568713) in this forum


CAS — Flags and sorting

TS4 CASTools: Flag edits | Gender, randomness, categories, etc (plasticbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=560292) in this forum
Hair F-to-M Gender conversion (Soloriya): post (http://soloriya.tumblr.com/post/143381756161/female-hair-for-male) on tumblr


Meshing — General

Beginner's Guide to blender: instructables.com (http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-Blender/) (blender 2.63)
blender.org: Tutorials section (http://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/)
Blender tutorial links: thread (http://sims-studio.proboards.com/thread/9/blender-tutorial-links) at sims-studio.proboards.com


Meshing — CAS

Free Marvelous Designer Renaissance Dress Video Tutorial Workshop (Camille Kleinman): Video tutorial (https://cgelves.com/free-marvelous-designer-renaissance-dress-video-tutorial-workshop/)
Editing a Hair Mesh using CAS Tools and Milkshape (Kiara Zurk): Video tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht-XUziY06A) on YouTube
Meshing for TS4 using 3ds Max (coloresurbanos): List of video tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpOEwGWpbqziIDrDmZ-tsT2QOK_bnect3) THESE TUTORIALS ARE IN SPANISH


CAS - Conversion

Converting a TS3 dress to TS4 using CAS Tools, Milkshape, and GIMP: Tutorial (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=582340)
Converting a TS3 hair to TS4 using CAS Tools, Milkshape, and GIMP, plus alpha mesh tricks: Tutorial (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=582345)
How to convert an adult mesh for child using Sims 4 Studio and Blender, by Kiara Zurk: Video tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tj8bqNEIDY)
How to convert an adult hair for children using Sims 4 Studio and Blender, by Kiara Zurk: Video tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42zPOVnOCOo)


Objects - Sims 4 Studio collection of object, walls, floors, roofs, water, terrain-related tutorials

Sims4Studio — Build/Buy/Tuning tutorials (andrew, brujah, orangemittens, many others): forum link (http://sims4studio.com/board/26/build-buy-tuning-tutorials)
Includes creation, texturing, tuning, etc., and meshing with Blender


Walls/Floors/Terrain

Level up your exterior and landscaping! (Lyralei): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=612018) in this forum
How to place multi-tile wallpapers (Bakie): video (http://youtu.be/oSsZjYvjgh4) on Youtube
Recoloring a Wall in Photoshop (melbrewer367): tumblr (http://melbrewer367.tumblr.com/post/102588188496/recoloring-a-wall-tutorial)
Seamless pattern wallpapers (Bakie): video (http://youtu.be/46D7hpchdhQ) on Youtube
Coloured Pool Water (manual cloning) (pbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=568497) in this forum


Objects

Basic Object Instructions for TSRW: thread (http://forums.thesimsresource.com/index.php?/topic/276936-tsrw-02-2015-release-basic-object-instructions/) at TSR
Vertex declaration for glass in lamps (TSRW): post (http://forums.thesimsresource.com/index.php?/topic/276946-vertex-declaration-for-glass-in-lamps/) at TSR / TSRW forums
How to create a custom(ised) catalog object: post (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=573053) in this forum
Build/Buy Mode Thumbnails + Swatches -- how to edit, add, sort etc: post (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=573344) in this forum


Objects — Recoloring

How To Create TS4 Style Paintings [Photoshop] (simalary): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=562607) in this forum
How to Replace Default Easel Paintings (NekoMimi): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=612948) in this forum
Custom wall stickers (Bakie): video (http://youtu.be/ZU0C7esLXLg) on YouTube
Custom paintings (Bakie): video (http://youtu.be/pX_Uu6YE4d8) on YouTube
Creating Specular Images for The Sims 4 (Sim_Man): pdf ( https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmif1gnjbnhr0mq/Creating%20Specular%20Images%20for%20The%20Sims%204.pdf?dl=0) on dropbox; linked from here (http://forums.thesimsresource.com/index.php?/topic/276936-tsrw-02-2015-release-basic-object-instructions/)
Normal Maps for TS3/TS4: post (http://wiki.thesimsresource.com/index.php?title=Normal_Map) at TSR


Coding

Python — Some useful pointers on how to get started in this thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=533143)
How to Access The Sims 4 Python Files (Zerbu): tumblr post (http://zerbu.tumblr.com/post/97149326382/modding-tutorial-how-to-access-the-sims-4-python-files) | thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=533907) in this forum
How to change the simulation clock speed by changing maxis scripts (jcgurango): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=533337) in this forum
How to run a function when the game is loaded (mgomez): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=535396) in this forum
For absolute beginners: Making a simple script that gets the town's population (mgomez): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=536436) in this forum
Script Reloading (fetusdip): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=534451) in this forum

TS4 Advanced Coding Tutorials: wiki page (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:TS4_Advanced_Coding_Tutorials)

XML Tuning How-To (pbox): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=537976) in this forum
Extracting TS4 XML Using TS4 Combined XML Extractor (scumbumbo): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=560317) in this forum


Strings and localisation

Change Game Language (simalary): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=553072) in this forum
Add names to random names generator (An_dz): post (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=4742613#post4742613) in Modding Discussion
Adding new random names for CAS and townies (julyvee94): thread (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/866186/mod-tutorial-add-new-random-names-for-cas-and-townies) at EA forums | Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ou-BgtOsvnA) on YouTube
How to add a custom string resource (STBL) to something (pbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=573055) in this forum
How to translate an existing mod (STBL editing / pbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=570244) in this forum


General/Other

How to Create World Map Overrides (Menaceman): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=609378) in this forum
Sharing Sims 4 Apartments (justJones): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=611636) in this forum
Tutorial for Neia's Online Create-a-Career Tool (Simmiller): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=611227) in this forum
Custom TV Channels (Simser der Deutschen): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=533897) in this forum
Finding Maxis string and object IDs: thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=573047) in this forum


Obsolete/No longer needed but may be of interest:

How to add/reference bump and spec maps to walls (pbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=541387) in this forum - uses s4pe, no longer needed when using other tools

How to make the make up layer overlay skin (Notegain): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=540210) in this forum (This can more easily be done in Sims 4 Studio and CAS Tools)
PSD files for custom eyes + eye recolor tutorial (LoonehWannabe): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=531494) in this forum (See updated information for this tutorial here first: comment on outdated content (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5018675#post5018675)

How to remove a bumpmap/normalmap from a mesh using s4pe (CmarNYC): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=538065) in this forum (No longer needed with current CAS part tools but the mechanics may be of interest to some)

How to add CAS thumbnails for TS4 (MissDuo): tumblr (http://m1ssduo.tumblr.com/post/98810892163/hi-guys-just-here-to-share-a-little-guide-on-how) (Sims 4 Studio and CAS Tools will do this for you but the mechanics may be of interest to some)
Custom Thumbnails For CAS (simalary44): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=548028) in this forum (Again, no longer necessary but may be interesting)
Sort CC swatches How-To (Helianthea): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=537053) in this forum (How to sort using s4pe - not needed when using Sims 4 Studio or CAS Tools)

Converting S3 Hair to S4 using CAS Tools/S3PE/S4PE/Milkshape (mahamudosims4): post (http://mahamudosims4.blogspot.jp/2014/10/converting-s3-to-s4-hair.html) in their blog (with comments)
Adding new GEOMs to a CAS part with S4PE & CAS Tools (MyreMylar): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=536671) in this forum - Advanced - (Note that CAS Tools no longer clones unmodified meshs and RegionMaps; you'll have to export and import them to create a cloned copy in your package)
TS4 bones for Milkshape: thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=540296) in Resources (Notegain) (CAS Tools now exports meshes directly into Milkshape's ms3d format with TS4 bones so this is no longer needed, but may be of some interest)

Non-Default Terrain Paints (Snaitf): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=537090) in this forum - uses s4pe, no longer needed

Texture overrides for in-game objects (pbox) | s4pe: thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=538657) in this forum - uses s4pe and no longer needed but may be of interest.
Mini tutorial: Creating an override package (melbrewer367): tumblr (http://melbrewer367.tumblr.com/post/102741986421/hey-letichespixels-i-made-an-alternate-ending) - uses s4pe and no longer needed but may be of interest.
Default overrides for base game objects (SaudadeSims): post (http://saudadesims4.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/how-i-recolor-base-game-objects-in-the-sims-4/) at their blog - uses s4pe and no longer needed but may be of interest.


Outdated by patches etc. (for reference only):

Create Stand-Alone CAS Parts | S4PE, Color Magic, MeshTool (Simlicous): tumblr (http://simlicious.tumblr.com/post/98936864038/sims-4-cc-tutorial-create-standalone-casparts)
ColorMagic (early versions) — Fixing the “Cloud Llama” swatch issue (granthes): post (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12537652/#Comment_12537652) at EA | (Srikandi): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=532449) in Tools forum
ColorMagic (very early versions) — Fixing the swatchhovercrashing issue (Srikandi): post (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=531301) in Tools

ColorMagic — Basic instructions (Srikandi): forum post (http://forums.sims4.the-prof.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8&sid=ef5719860767138d2f2c9febed4bf5d8) at Sims 4 Stuff n Things
Making Custom-Textured Clothing using GIMP (Sydney Grey): forum post (http://forums.sims4.the-prof.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14) at Sims 4 Stuff n Things
About swatches (Srikandi): short info (http://forums.sims4.the-prof.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7&sid=6fc8c64846cca03afb632b4ae1c917ca) (with pics) at Sims 4 Stuff n Things

Replacing textures in custom objects (Rebekah): tumblr (http://whatsims.tumblr.com/post/103160668874/object-retexture-tutorial-sims-4)

WallEz: Step-By-Step (Srikandi): forum post (http://forums.sims4.the-prof.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=211&p=370#p370) at Sims 4 Stuff n Things
Creating Walls/Floors (HugeLunatic): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=538607) | wiki (http://modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorial:Sims_4_Creating_walls_Floors)

Package Combining for TS4 recolors (Srikandi): post (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/771286/package-combining-for-ts4-recolors) at EA forums
Making better use of the unpackedmod folder (file extensions, subfoldering | DarkWalker): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=535393) in this forum
Sharing sims without the Gallery (Srikandi): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/m/showthread.php?t=531149) in this forum
Sharing lots without the Gallery (Christine11778, pbox): thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=532723) in Create > Building
How to package a lot (plasticbox): thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=561923) in this forum -- this works for sims as well

How to create a career for TS4: tutorial on tumblr (http://tsundere0202.tumblr.com/post/122030227076/how-to-create-a-career-sims-4) (OhMy/tsundere)


Please post in this thread with updates/additions/corrections, so that we can edit the list. Thanks!

Kiara24
30th Aug 2014, 2:10 PM
I made a tutorial HERE (http://mystufforigin.blogspot.pt/p/blog-page_77.html)
I hope it will be useful, I tried it to be easy to follow :)
I have a version in Portuguese for those who are interested HERE (http://mystufforigin.blogspot.pt/p/pt-tutorial.html)
Video tutorials HERE (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kiara+zurk)

plasticbox
30th Aug 2014, 2:16 PM
@Kiara24 - Your tutorial is about default overrides, do I understand that correctly? Or recolors?

Kiara24
30th Aug 2014, 2:22 PM
Recolor

auntielynds
7th Sep 2014, 5:59 AM
Hi pbox,

I went tutorial hunting tonight, and these are what I found. I don't think there are any duplicates of what you have so far, but you might want to check too. I was also able to grab a few of yours I didn't have. :beer:

How To: Make Your Recolours Appear in the Same Thumbnail (http://jsboutique.tumblr.com/post/96261303043/hi-its-sqquaresims-i-love-your-cc-use-it-all-the) @ tumblr by JSBoutique
How to make a custom tatoo for the Sims 4 (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=531149) @ tumblr by simssalabim
How To: Use Transparency in Your CC (http://sims-sala-bim.tumblr.com/post/95324127512/hi-love-sorry-to-ask-but-could-u-explain-how-did-u) @ tumblr by simssalabim
PS Recoloring Tutorial (http://jsboutique.tumblr.com/post/95875949953/my-first-ever-tutorial-phew-that-turned-out-a-lot) @ tumblr by JSBoutique
Beginner's Tutorial - Custom Recolor and T-Shirt Design (http://starrynitesims.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-sims-4-beginners-tutorial-custom.html) @ StarryNiteSims
Adding Custom Swatches to Your Custom Content (http://starrynitesims.tumblr.com/post/96745216944/how-to-add-a-custom-swatch-to-your-sims-4-cc) @ StarryNiteSims
Pattern Tutorial Video for use with Caster Tool (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=531606) @ MTS by Rock Chick
How to Create (and install) Custom Content - The Sims 4 (http://thesims4blogger.tumblr.com/post/94564096767/petersims-how-to-create-and-install-custom) @ The Sims 4 Blogger, tumblr by PeterSims
Video Tutorial: TS4 Custom Lipstick Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nApJFLG95PE&list=UUU203qeTQLzGKID0pTU4Z7g&index=1) @ youtube by imaorney

Resources:
Textures to Re-texture Hair (http://jennisimsunanuevaexperiencia.blogspot.com.br/2014/08/downloads-sims-4texturas-para.html#.VAvE22MXJ_0) @ www.jennisims.es by JenniSims

plasticbox
7th Sep 2014, 11:56 AM
Thanks, auntielynds! =)

Kabuto
7th Sep 2014, 1:59 PM
Is there a tutorial for making CAS CC as a new content (no recolor & no default replacement) ?

I did more than 160 tattoos in TS3, I can't imagine to make 160 recolors.

plasticbox
7th Sep 2014, 2:14 PM
The first link in antielynd's post might be what you want?

("Recolor" doesn't have to mean "exactly like the EA version, only with a different colour" .. it's more about the distinction between "new content" vs "override".)

StarryNiteSims
10th Sep 2014, 9:30 AM
Awww thanks for linking to my tutorials! :) Happy to answer any questions if anyone decides to try one!

plasticbox
10th Sep 2014, 12:24 PM
Cool, thanks! =) If people post questions, they will hopefully do it on your site or in a separate thread -- not in this one please, otherwise we'll end up with a mega thread about every tutorial under the sun =P

imaorney
14th Sep 2014, 8:57 PM
I am really excited to see that my tutorial for Custom Lipstick made it onto your list!
Since that tutorial was based on using the CAS Demo, I have updated the tutorial and re-uploaded it. Would you be able to correct the link, please?

Here's the new video:
http://youtu.be/ag_C5M6PSoM

plasticbox
14th Sep 2014, 9:19 PM
Fixed; thanks for the update! =)

LovelyOrange
21st Sep 2014, 1:08 AM
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate the listing!

However, it seems that the link to "how to share a sim" is broken at the moment. Is there a better link to it, or another tutorial someone has saved? Thanks!

plasticbox
21st Sep 2014, 1:16 AM
You mean the "Sharing sims without the Gallery (Srikandi)" one? That one works, I just checked -- can you try again?

(Was it one of those 502 / Bad Gateway errors, perchance? Those are not due to broken links, that's got something to do with the server caching *waves hands* -- but usually only lasts a few seconds, so whenever you encounter that just wait a little bit and reload.)

Thanks for reporting it!

LovelyOrange
21st Sep 2014, 2:08 AM
You mean the "Sharing sims without the Gallery (Srikandi)" one? That one works, I just checked -- can you try again?

(Was it one of those 502 / Bad Gateway errors, perchance? Those are not due to broken links, that's got something to do with the server caching *waves hands* -- but usually only lasts a few seconds, so whenever you encounter that just wait a little bit and reload.)

Thanks for reporting it!

Thank you so much! I just checked again and its working now! And its good to know that from now on.
I had a feeling it may have been that, but maybe I just got super unlucky and refreshed a few times in a few minutes between and every time caught that. It was like only a five minute span though so yeah! Thank you again!

Uberkid
23rd Sep 2014, 8:49 AM
*slides Tutorial (http://simloleon.tumblr.com/post/98133854013/ftm-updated-hair-conversion-tutorial) * I hope this is the right place to put this. I found a slightly more efficient way to convert hair from female to male using S4Castools. it saves a lot of time and you don't have to worry about swatches.

plasticbox
23rd Sep 2014, 5:36 PM
Thank you, added it to the list!

Vampire_aninyosaloh
27th Sep 2014, 6:55 PM
I just posted a tutorial for making eyelashes and mascaras with PS and S4S: LINK (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=536554)

I'm not sure what kind of tutorials are needed, so if it's too elemental or unuseful I'll take it down. Thank you! :)

plasticbox
27th Sep 2014, 7:00 PM
Oh thanks, I just added that because I saw the new thread! =) But thanks anyway, it helps when people also post here so I won't miss things.

plasticbox
28th Sep 2014, 9:07 PM
Added a bunch of new ones (great finds auntielynds =) and also shuffled around the sort order a bit since the CAS section became a bit unwieldy.

Don Babilon
29th Sep 2014, 12:33 PM
EAxian modding documentation can be found here: forum thread (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/779844/maxis-documentation) | zip (http://cdn-assets-ts4.pulse.ea.com/Guide/TS4_Custom_Content_Guide.zip)
This forum thread doesn't seem to exist anymore.

plasticbox
29th Sep 2014, 9:48 PM
The link works for me, I just checked. It's an announcement in http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/technical-discussions in case you still can't get there by direct link. (What I don't know – and currently can't check because I can't find their logout button =P – is how well the EA forums work when you aren't logged in. Maybe that is the problem?)

Don Babilon
30th Sep 2014, 1:05 PM
The link works for me, I just checked. It's an announcement in http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/technical-discussions in case you still can't get there by direct link. (What I don't know – and currently can't check because I can't find their logout button =P – is how well the EA forums work when you aren't logged in. Maybe that is the problem?)OK, I figured it out. While other sections in the new forum can be seen and linked to without having to be logged in, the whole modding section seems to be only visible for logged-in users and you have to be logged in before clicking any link to it. When I clicked on the link without prior log-in I was sent to the Origin site to log in and then back to the Sims forum's main site but not the thread that I wanted to see.
Yes, this is very intuitive :rolleyes:. I'm pretty sure that a few weeks ago the modding section was available for anyone.

PS: the log-out is hidden under the cog-wheel button.

plasticbox
30th Sep 2014, 5:47 PM
LOL wut .. they made their modding section top secret? o.O

That must be a new thing then, I'm sure because I used to know where that darn logout button was. Thanks for letting me know.

Yeah, very intuitive indeed. It only makes their forum look broken.

AgentTexas
2nd Oct 2014, 7:19 AM
Has anyone figured out how to convert hair from Sims 3 to Sims 4 yet? Can I use a way similar to converting female hair to male?

plasticbox
2nd Oct 2014, 7:34 AM
This thread is for updates of this list, not for general questions. Please post in CAS parts.

xCharlieee
3rd Oct 2014, 11:08 PM
But still i have 1 question.
The sim i want to upload here, is in a family.
How do i get her in a '.package' alone, instead of packaging the whole family?

And where on this site do i upload it?

Sorry, just can't find it.

plasticbox
4th Oct 2014, 12:10 AM
Please ask in the actual tutorial thread, not here. This thread is for updates of the list. Thank you.

Bakie
11th Nov 2014, 8:02 PM
I made a video tutorial about: "How to place multiple tile wallpapers" on my youtube channel:
How to place multiple tile wallpapers (http://youtu.be/oSsZjYvjgh4)

plasticbox
11th Nov 2014, 9:50 PM
Cool, thank you!

melbrewer367
17th Nov 2014, 12:40 AM
I've made a couple of quick tutorials that I've shared on my Tumblr. One is for the photoshop portion of recoloring/adding a pattern to a wall (http://melbrewer367.tumblr.com/post/102588188496/recoloring-a-wall-tutorial).

The other is how to save your object recolors into a new package (http://melbrewer367.tumblr.com/post/102741986421/hey-letichespixels-i-made-an-alternate-ending) rather than just replacing the img in the FullBuild file (it was in response to another person on tumblr who shared a tutorial on how to recolor paintings and she was replacing the originals in FullBuild).

plasticbox
17th Nov 2014, 3:35 AM
Thank you, very cool!

Your wall sizes are wrong though, in your wall tutorial (or they need to be put in context to make it clear that these are not the final sizes) -- if you look at the Maxis walls, they are all 256 x 512 (short, medium) and 256 x 1024 (tall). Apparently using other sizes makes the walls not show up for a few people, maybe with non-supported cards / odd drivers .. not exactly sure what the difference is technically since I don't think anyone ever posted their specs. There's a thread about that in Help http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=539370 and another one at EA: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/799272/wallpaper-height-problem#latest -- looks like the size is the problem.

And in the recolouring one it looks like you're exporting the DDS and then import it again? You can skip one step here if you use "Export > To Package". =) But yeah, replacing stuff in the actual game files is very likely not a good idea, so thank you for posting that!

melbrewer367
17th Nov 2014, 9:57 PM
Thank you, very cool!

Your wall sizes are wrong though, in your wall tutorial (or they need to be put in context to make it clear that these are not the final sizes) -- if you look at the Maxis walls, they are all 256 x 512 (short, medium) and 256 x 1024 (tall). Apparently using other sizes makes the walls not show up for a few people, maybe with non-supported cards / odd drivers .. not exactly sure what the difference is technically since I don't think anyone ever posted their specs. There's a thread about that in Help http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=539370 and another one at EA: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/799272/wallpaper-height-problem#latest -- looks like the size is the problem.

And in the recolouring one it looks like you're exporting the DDS and then import it again? You can skip one step here if you use "Export > To Package". =) But yeah, replacing stuff in the actual game files is very likely not a good idea, so thank you for posting that!

Yea, I just saw on tumblr today someone else who makes walls was talking about that and I know from exporting the textures that they're different but I wasn't sure what else to put anyways. I've been using those sizes and I haven't had any problems yet and no one has said they're not working for them so I figure I'll just stick with that for now until we can get a solid solution.

And yea, I guess I am doing an extra step. I never thought to do Export>To Package. I'll try to update that when I have more time!

plasticbox
18th Nov 2014, 1:28 AM
I've been using those sizes and I haven't had any problems yet and no one has said they're not working for them so I figure I'll just stick with that for now until we can get a solid solution.

Well the solution appears to be to stick with the sizes Maxis are using. Not sure how widespread the issue is, but only because nobody reports it doesn't mean nobody has a problem .. I guess many people don't bother to come back and give feedback when some CC doesn't work, they just delete it.

Kiara24
28th Nov 2014, 4:58 PM
I made a video tutorial where I explain how to convert adult clothing for children.
Is in Portuguese, but is subtitled in English. HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wshaLDZqiZE)
I hope you find it useful

sherrysherry
9th Dec 2014, 10:30 AM
i hope someone will teach us how to make hair with blender T^T

Bakie
29th Jan 2015, 7:26 PM
I made some video tutorials about recolering certain objects. I show how I pick an object in game and change the texture using The Sims 4 Studio en photoshop. After changing I show how it will finally look in game.

How to make custom paintings: http://youtu.be/pX_Uu6YE4d8
How to make custom wallstickers: http://youtu.be/ZU0C7esLXLg

UPDATE:
How to make a seamless pattern wallpaper: http://youtu.be/46D7hpchdhQ

Menaceman44
9th Feb 2015, 2:34 AM
Just a heads up that the link to Chumcha's tutorial no longer works. It looks like their tumblr is gone now. :(
Is there a tutorial explaining the functions of and how to use S4CASTools anywhere?

Kylean
16th Feb 2015, 1:51 PM
Hey, is there a tutorial about overriding or adding new paintings for the sims to draw? :( :blink:

plasticbox
16th Feb 2015, 2:18 PM
There is a thread about that over in Object Creation. http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=535328 I believe you can ignore the first few posts (about tools not being able to read some resources, etc -- that was back in September last year); it’s been revived in January and that’s where it becomes interesting. If you have more questions, best ask in that thread.

lucy65710
3rd Mar 2015, 7:06 PM
Hair Accessory Removal tutorial :)

http://nyloa.tumblr.com/post/112607745635/picture-tutorial-for-simple-mesh-edit-here

Bakie
11th Mar 2015, 12:10 AM
Another tutorial added to my youtube channel today:
How to make a mural / multiple tile wallpaper (http://youtu.be/Y8BRiJjw5IE)

Lexxie_L
23rd Mar 2015, 3:26 AM
I'm new to s4pe and I'm looking for a tutorial to explain how to recategorize clothing. I've some CC dresses in everyday that I'd like available in formal dress etc... but not sure how to code it! THanks :)

VivificusZombiae
24th Mar 2015, 2:23 AM
i have a tutorial up on my simblr if you want. ive converted (3t4 female hairs) about 4 now successfully, BUT they are non-alpha since idk how to do that.

lucy65710
27th Mar 2015, 1:14 PM
CASP Flag tutorial / No random tutorial :) http://nyloa.tumblr.com/post/114254537090/for-this-tutorial-you-need-s4cas-tools-by-cmar

pandacat96
8th Apr 2015, 8:58 PM
I noticed several links are broken. I made a compilation of all broken links.


Walls/Floors/Terrain
WallEz: Step-By-Step (Srikandi): forum post at Sims 4 Stuff n Things


CAS - Recoloring (Clothing)
ColorMagic – Basic instructions (Srikandi): forum post at Sims 4 Stuff n Things
Making Custom-Textured Clothing using GIMP (Sydney Grey): forum post at Sims 4 Stuff n Things

CAS - Swatches, Thumbnails, tooltips
About swatches (Srikandi): short info (with pics) at Sims 4 Stuff n Things


Meshing
Exporting + Editing + Importing meshes for TS4 | S4CASTools/S4PE (chumcha): tumblr

Objects - Recoloring
Replacing textures in custom objects (Rebekah): tumblr


Now that I've gone through every link and section; there are far less than I thought.

BlossomHannah
16th May 2015, 7:22 PM
Is there anyway to mod careers in the sims 4? The current jobs in the base game absolutely suck and aren't a good fit for most of my sims.

OhMy!!
24th Jun 2015, 3:33 PM
Hi, I've made a tutorial How to create a custom career - Sims 4 (http://tsundere0202.tumblr.com/) on tumblr. I'll improve it later, if necessary.

plasticbox
24th Jun 2015, 4:37 PM
Thank you; added.

jaderj1209
29th Jun 2015, 1:21 PM
Very Helpful-Thanks!!!

OhMy!!
5th Jul 2015, 10:11 PM
Sorry, the previous link for my tutorial was wrong, this one should work : How to create a career - Sims 4 (http://tsundere0202.tumblr.com/). Sorry again.

Bakie
24th Jul 2015, 3:41 PM
I've 5 new tutorials on my Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMuxltq5mlcMjf6h7qrKzQ) :

Tutorial TuningMod Moderate : https://youtu.be/eE4_mYX2jcs
Tutorial TuningMod: https://youtu.be/aIRpU2VekRk
Tutorial Multiple tile Flooring https://youtu.be/MqHHfO1FUb4
Tutorial Flooring https://youtu.be/hJwDfxNUsj0
Tutorial_Mural http://youtu.be/Y8BRiJjw5IE

mustluvcatz
28th Jul 2015, 10:53 PM
As requested by plasticbox:
http://forums.thesimsresource.com/index.php?/topic/276936-tsrw-02-2015-release-basic-object-instructions/

Which is where the link for the Specular tutorial can be found. There's also a Normal Map tutorial linked there.
Creating Specular Images for The Sims 4: pdf on dropbox

plasticbox
28th Jul 2015, 11:11 PM
Ah thank you =) I'll edit in the author right away, and also link the other one.

zaleth
3rd Aug 2015, 1:04 PM
Does anyone know of any tutorials for recoloring using Paint Shop Pro x5 and above?

arkeus17
5th Aug 2015, 1:48 PM
Someone there could make a tutorial to create an NPC with their own interactions? I would create a waiter / cook functional, but have failed so far only now :(

toxicshadow_
8th Aug 2015, 8:58 PM
The custom clothing tutorial by BlackGarden at Platinum Simmers might be outdated because I believe ColorMagic is broken, and the creator said he was done with it in a blog post.

plasticbox
8th Aug 2015, 9:01 PM
Yes, I left it in because the actual texturing part (which is what it's mainly about) is still valid, no matter what tools you use to make the package. Like where they show how to overlay stuff and create shadows and so on. To me that seems useful?

Bakie
22nd Aug 2015, 10:57 AM
Got one new Tutorial on my youtube channel:

How to make a Backdrop Replacement: Click Here (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=562837 )

Bakie
18th Sep 2015, 4:38 PM
Another new Tutorial:

How to make a Face Paint: Click Here (https://youtu.be/Ode2RAQIx80)

ArtUrlWWW
4th Mar 2017, 9:59 AM
Hello.
I am working on my own documentation, that based on existing olds docs, but updated, changed by me, adapted for new instruments and new versions of the game.
Here is main page of the The Sims 4 section of my site - https://lifesim.biz/ts4 .
Here you can find useful modding tools - https://lifesim.biz/ts4/modding-tools
And here are will be tutorials, written or adapted by me - https://lifesim.biz/ts4/tutorials . Now there is one tutorial - How to create a simple mod with pie menu (https://lifesim.biz/ts4/tutorials/plugins/simple/how-to-create-a-simple-mod-with-pie-menu) , that based on old tutorial Tutorial - Mailbox Testing Cheats.

Bruvoll
29th Mar 2017, 6:38 AM
Hello guys, I'm sorry for may be making a post number 100 with this "?", but my english is not that doog, so it's hard to search and find something. It there any good tutorials (for begenners) that show the exactly way for creating new clothes (mesh) by using marvelouse design? I have made clothes but i don't know how to put it in to the game now =/

Neodymia
13th Jan 2019, 8:08 PM
Hi, I know this is a old tread but hopefully someone wil still check from time to time.

I'm looking to create a mod and what i want to do is have a random encounter with a ncp on a community lot. so there would be a random change when you are on a community lot for a npc to talk to your sim and from there a sequence of events would occur. I have found a lot on editing and expanding on objects traits and moods. also there is a lot about creating textures. I know there are mods are mods that have a version of this in them but i would really like it if there is someone here who could point me into the general direction to start from. creating the moods, traits and the like will be no problem at all but just the autonomous trigger of the npc is where i am stuck.

all suggestions are welcomed! thanks in advance everyone!

zefside
12th Nov 2020, 8:43 AM
Thank you!