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-Mix and Match Defaults!- 15 'Keen Eye' Binned and Townie Friendly Eyes! Set#1

by Phaenoh Posted 23rd Oct 2007 at 12:38 AM - Updated 1st Jan 2012 at 8:34 PM by Phaenoh : added better pictures
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Eyes, though simple, can be surprisingly complicated, especially if you are a perfectionist and trying to put together a set. I originally started this set for my Old Hollywood contest entry, and then decided I would like to continue with the set. (I have since continued it, with Set#2 and Set#3). My two biggest problems with Maxis eyes were that they were WAY too big in proportion to the rest of the eye and head, and secondly, there was NO shading around the sides to indicate that the eye was in fact, round.

My eye set addresses both those problems. The iris is smaller, and there is shading. I also didn't like how blurry the eyes were, real eyes are VERY clear and intricate. On that note, I don't really want realistic eyes, so I didn't overdo it there. Instead, I went overboard with the colors and your new default options! All these eyes were made using the Maxis ones as a base, shrinking, and color changing them, so they still have that good-old Maxis feel to them.



15 colors in all! (See picture, I don't feel like naming them all right now). In addition I have made up a pack of Default Eyes, though, mine are different from most default eyes out there. With mine, you can pick each color individually!

No more liking 3 colors but detesting the other 2! Some of the colors I'm offering are even available as two different default colors (I made some blue greens and some middle blues, those are available for both their closest matches). You will need to pick your five favorite (or you could just replace some of them, if you happen to be partial to some of the Maxis ones, or have other separated eye defaults already (like Set#2, lots of pretty greens and some hazels and purples there, or Set#3, full of browns, grays, hazels, and fantasy colors). Each Default is labeled first with the color it will replace, then with my color's name. Ex. Defaults-BrownEyes-PhaenohKeenEye-Chestnut. This file will replace the Maxis Brown eyes with my Chestnut ones.

The picture below lists the name of each color and next to the name are the Maxis swatches that color could be the new default for. See the first one, 'Royal' has the Maxis dark blue swatch, meaning it could be your next Default Dark Blue if you like. Do make sure you don't just blindly drag and drop the default package into your downloads folder, they clash with each other as there are at least 3 options for each color. Please also note, the actual CAS and Bodyshop Swatch is not pictured, I made custom ones for each one so you see what color it is and that its part of this set.


If you don't want to mess around with my defaults, the other package contains all the colors pictured as standard custom eyes. Each of these eye colors is binned, or genetically correct, meaning if you install my eyes they won't take over your neighborhood. Chestnut, Oak, Walnut, Sapphire, and Emerald are set as dominant (will act like the brown Maxis eyes do) and all the others are set as recessive (act like light blue or green). All of these eyes are townie-friendly, meaning after you install these eyes, townies created afterwards have a chance at having them, even if you don't use the default replacement set!

My personal favorites are Sapphire, Emerald, Oak (hum, maybe thats how I decided what would be dominant?...) Teal, Azure, and Slate. Oh drat, that's one too many for a my Default set! Oh well, Teal really is a mixture of both green and blue, so I prolly wouldn't use that one for a default anyways. On the other hand, I really like the Pine color in the second set... What colors you pick are up to you! Have fun!

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. I love reading comments, leave me a couple? I'd love to know which colors you guys like and which ones you'd pick for defaults!

Additional Credits:
To the authors of a couple random posts on MATY and a few here that are buried so deep that you practically need spelunking gear to find them.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 2:40 AM
Sapphire, Azure, Steel, Oak, and Forest would make up my ideally-coloured default set, since you asked so nicely, BUT I think your way of letting people pick their own is the absolute best way to do it.
Actually (off topic), I'm sad (but only a little! these are GREAT EYES) that you didn't make a brown/green pair because I can never find eyes that match my boyfriend's (blotchy brown and green) or mine, which are a mix between your Steel and Azure.

I basically just like to play uglacies.
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#3 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 5:05 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 24th Oct 2007 at 5:13 AM.
...sounds like a request... I was thinking about making some hazel eyes, if you watch this download, when I make them I'll add them here.

On second thought, I might do another set of 'mixer' and fantasy colors. If I do that it will be a new post all together.
Test Subject
#4 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 6:07 AM
I like the idea of another set of 'mixer'/fantasy colors ::hint hint:: .

I'm using Teal, Azure, Royal, Oak, and Slate as my new defaults, and I took most of the rest of them as CC eyes. Not Powder, though, because I don't like eyes that light, and not Chestnut cuz I'm just not a fan of that particular color (nothing against your eye set).

Fantastic job!
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#5 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 7:28 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 25th Oct 2007 at 3:48 AM.
If I thought I could come up with the worlds greatest colors that everyone would love, I would have only made five colors! I personally don't like Royal, Cobalt, Chestnut or Turquoise all that much, but I figured someone would! I'll totally work on those eyes next, but it will be a few days, I am so far behind on my school projects thanks to my new found hobby of content creating (never made anything worthwhile before June). 50-ish posts in 3.5 months, pretty obsessive sounding to me, especially since all of them are sets with at least a few if not many things in them. I should shut up and get back to my drawing, otherwise I'll be up all night again working on homework. Ok enough of the blogging. Thanks for commenting everyone!

The next day: I was actually up till 4am finishing those drawings...maybe I should have shut up sooner!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 1:43 PM
I think being able to pick your own default set is a great idea and I hope it becomes a trend. I have just this week gone back to Maxis eyes, so give it a week or so, and I'll maybe get bored of them. At which point I'll come rushing back here for your really cute colours.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 8:01 PM
This is awesome! I'm picking Chestnut, Slate, Cobalt, Saphire, and Turquiose.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 11:00 PM
yay! it's exactly what i wanted to do for myself without taking time away from my homework to do it! i snagged the lot, and for defaults i chose cobalt, slate, emerald, walnut, and i hope you don't mind, but i took the royal and made it more purple just for my own personal use (my sims are weird). though if you were to do a fantasy pack and threw in a purple i liked better, i'd gladly trade it in.

thanks so much!
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#9 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 11:23 PM
I just finished the first part of another set of eyes, these are all grayer colors, but they are all really pretty in my opinion, and yes, there are 3 purples included!
Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 8:59 PM
I love what you've done here, who thought you'd tackle genetics as well as clothing? I've followed your work from the beginning and I love it. I wish I was as talented as you! I think I'll be picking sapphire, azure and steel (those three maxis colours always look the same to me in game and I can never tell them apart) and forest. I'm not sure about the browns yet, they all look lovely. Maybe oak, as that seems to be the one in the middle?
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#11 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 9:21 PM
I am seen as solely a clothing creator? Well, that needs to be changed. I'm trying to become a Jack-of-all-Trades here. I really liked all the cute starter homes I made and the neighborhood for them, those were some fun logic puzzles, how to get the most for your money. And what about the Parthenon I did, that seemed to be amazing enough to get me a prize with all its wall textures and object meshing. And this month's contest, I made a sim and a new dress mesh and HAIR (oh god hair). I also had a few clothing mods that were really alot more programming than recoloring, I don't think I used Photoshop for those at all.
Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Oct 2007 at 4:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Phaenoh
I am seen as solely a clothing creator? Well, that needs to be changed. I'm trying to become a Jack-of-all-Trades here. I really liked all the cute starter homes I made and the neighborhood for them, those were some fun logic puzzles, how to get the most for your money. And what about the Parthenon I did, that seemed to be amazing enough to get me a prize with all its wall textures and object meshing. And this month's contest, I made a sim and a new dress mesh and HAIR (oh god hair). I also had a few clothing mods that were really alot more programming than recoloring, I don't think I used Photoshop for those at all.


Oh no, I didn't mean to be insulting! I haven't tried out your lots, though they look good I personally don't like to download houses as I cannot run clean installer. And your work on the clothing mods was great. Once I get Seasons I'll be using your huge clothing project, but for now I'm using one of the athletic wear ones. It's given me just that little bit extra choice that I wanted. I think your current Hollywood project is fab, well done for being all inclusive too - a lot of creators just made a file containing other people's custom content but because they put it all together they labelled it as their work. You stick in my mind as a great clothing creator who's released some brilliant default replacements, but I'm sure that'll change as you release even more different projects. I found you as I was searching for creators who use base game meshes and what you've done with them is great. Your work is an inspiration. I'm going to stop now before I sound too fan-girl!

And these eyes are great. I've just played with them in game, and I love them.
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#13 Old 31st Oct 2007 at 7:10 PM
I didn't take it as an insult. And I love 'fan-girl' 'apologizes'. ;-)

On a side note, everybody, go to my second eye set and REQUEST COLORS!!! My third eye set is ONLY REQUESTS, and want to get 15 before I make it. Fantasy colors welcome as well as natural colors I haven't done yet. Please at least try to describe the color, a link to ANY picture (other than real eyes, too much variance) is good.
Test Subject
#14 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 6:45 AM
These are fantastic! I love the idea of choosing my own set AND the fact that you kept them maxis-y. I really don't care for most of the maxis colors, but I like the cartoonish style, so I've never replaced them... until now! I'm going to choose Azure, Cobalt, Steel, Forest, and either Oak or Walnut... I haven't decided yet. I just have one question first. I'm new to default eyes, and I see that, of the ones I want as defaults, Cobalt is set for light and dark blue. Do I have to do something special when I install them to only get them as dark blue? Or will just installing an only light blue, like Azure, with them sort of "overwrite" the Cobalt's light setting, for lack of a better word?

Please see my profile for my share policy!

b <3 e
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#15 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 7:04 AM
With these since they are mix and match, you have to go through and pick out the files you want, you get all of them and you can only keep 5 in your downloads file, the other 13 either need to get moved or deleted. There are ALOT so don't get bogged down. Each file is named in a pattern, the first word is Default (duh, helps you find it later when you get tired of them) - Maxis Eye Color it Replaces - My Name and the Set Name - Individual Color.

For Colbalt to be your dark blue eye replacement you need 'Defaults-DarkBlueEyes-PhaenohKeenEye-Colbalt'. If you have any other files that start with 'Defaults-DarkBlueEyes' they will conflict with each other and its anybody's guess as to which one the game picks to win out. If you wanted Colbalt for your light blue instead you would need to keep the Defaults-LightBlueEyes-PhaenohKeenEye-Colbalt file. Hope that clears things up!

Also, if you like these, make sure you take a look at Set#2, it has a better selection of greens and they all work interchangeably with each other!
Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 5:27 PM
Oh, I see. I didn't realize that Cobalt would then have two separate packages. Thanks a lot! Again, beautiful work, and Set #2 is pretty as well, though I prefer the brighter colors of this one.

Please see my profile for my share policy!

b <3 e
Top Secret Researcher
#17 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 6:39 PM
Thank you so much! This is my favourite set of eyes
Field Researcher
#18 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 7:28 AM Last edited by eeyore226 : 25th Nov 2007 at 7:52 AM.
I love your choice of eyes! but there has been a little problem...

heres don:




and heres kaylyn:




don's eyes look abosultly beautiful on him, and i know i got the defaults, since it changed everybody else that lives in a house in town... so why didnt kaylyn's eyes change?

i thought default eyes changed eyes for everbody.

my last realistic set did that. (im trying to come back to simbasics :D) so im wondering why she didnt?


also she was saved into the house when it happened. she isnt part of the family, she was just over to get some woohoo XD


EDIT!!

i just checked the pleasent house, and Lilth Pleasent eyes also had troble changing.

her eyes stayed the same ugly burly maxis eyes.

im also checking other households, and the whole burb family eyes are the same, along with the rest of my households.

also, don in the goth house suffers from ugly blurry eyes.

in his house its alright.

and my graphics are bad, they arent insainly amazing, but i can have everything on high and on, and it still runs smoothly.
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#19 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 7:43 AM
No flipping clue. Defaults replace everyone who has them. I've got no explanation for why her eyes are blurry. I would suggest you send her home, take my eyes out of your game, invite her over, make sure everything is back to Maxis, send her home again. Then put my eyes back in the game and she if its better.

Or, give her a breathalyzer test, she looks a bit glassy eyed to me!

Check to make sure you don't have anyone else's eyes in your game, not sure how that could make them blurry, but just to be safe. Also, which eye colors are failing?
Field Researcher
#20 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 7:57 AM Last edited by eeyore226 : 25th Nov 2007 at 8:16 AM.
hmmm... i have everything in subfolders, so i know i dont have other sets in there.

my colors are...

walnut, steel, cerulan, shappire, and forrest.

when i changed the defaults i just switched them out and i didnt let the game reload without any of the defaults... it could of been that?

ill try that out now.


oh and HEHEH! drunk kaylynn

EDIT!

nope nope.

the same. don has the beautiful eyes, and everybody is cursed.
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#21 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 9:01 AM
Check for other default eyes, having multiple default replacements of the same thing is ALWAYS a NO-NO. Are all of your colors having problems or just one color in particular? Try a different color (Emerald instead of Forest) and see if Kaylynn hasn't gotten over her hangover yet. If that still doesn't work. Drag your ENTIRE downloads folder to your desktop and place ONLY my default eyes into the game. Reload. Maybe there is some weird clash you have with another CC package.

BTW, those blurry eyes aren't Maxis eyes. They look like blurred versions of mine. Something is messing up my textures. Maxis eyes are bigger and without shading, remember?
Field Researcher
#22 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 9:33 AM Last edited by eeyore226 : 25th Nov 2007 at 9:07 PM.
i positivily have no other default replacement eyes in the game.

but its strange.

Don, Kaylyn and lilth have green eyes, so it can't be a problem with the green, since it obviously works on Don...

He's the only set i got to work in pleasentveiw. It also only works with the other three pleasents. just lilth didnt get the eyes.

EDIT
i just love this picture! its so don-esque.


yes thats your new man undies XD
Field Researcher
#23 Old 26th Nov 2007 at 2:45 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 1:19 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post. And edited out all the annoying spacing.
i got it!!

i just had to put all of the default pieces in one at a time, instead all at the same time like i was doing.
i guess it was too much for my game to generate at once?
ahh who cares.
im happy it works!
yay~ im excited to see any new projects with your new defaults you have. :3
EDIT:
crap!
i have to reenter into all of the houses in EVERY hood i have before i put in the new defaults!
CRAP MY LIFE.
rawr.
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#24 Old 26th Nov 2007 at 9:45 PM
Lol, that picture is great. Don got a bit furrier than I remember, but he looks great in his underwear.

That seems to be a really strange way of fixing the problem. I think you'd only have to reenter any houses that you saw my new eyes in. The unentered houses should be unaffected.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 8:57 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 1:20 AM. Reason: Edited out the annoying spacing.
i think i figured out the problem...
i downloaded a hairy default skin (not the one don is using, another one) because ive noticed discoloeration on some charaters.

like along the lines of the head color doesnt match with the body color which is like alot brother for whatever reason >>

because i never got around to trying the default on don, since i automatically changed his skin before i got around to putting the default!
so THERE! its the skin!
AFTER ALL THAT WORK TOO!
gawddamnit.
and yes. don is quite the hairy one
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