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MESH + 17 Loose Cropped Pants for Kids! (bottoms only) and 3 Maxis shirt recolors too

by CatOfEvilGenius Posted 25th Jul 2008 at 12:28 AM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 8:38 PM by CatOfEvilGenius
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Loose cropped pants for spring, summer, and fall! Shorter than pants, longer than shorts, just right for kids! Cargoes, sweatpants, jeans, plain and decorated!

You must download both my MESH and RECOLORS to see these pants, no EP required

If you want the 3 girls shirt recolors, those require OFB, and can use my neck seam fix

lots more pants shown in thumbnails

Orange girl's top is my "melon OFB shirt", available in this thread.
Tees are by migamoo. Blue shirt by Maxis.



Pink top and white top with flowers are my OFB shirt recolors, available in this thread.


These pants and shoes are my first 100% handpainted texture that I'm really happy with.
Melon colored / orangey OFB top available in this thread.
Green geometric halter here.




Do classic computer games ever go out of style? I think not. Check out the green "Mario 1 Up Mushroom" pants too.

MORE PANTS IN THUMBNAILS!

Usage Policy
- You MAY modify this mesh, but please link here for credit.
- You MAY recolor this mesh. Please do! UV map included with mesh. ...
- ...But do NOT include the mesh with your recolors, link back here. That way, people can find all the recolors in the recolor box.
- You MAY include my recolors and mesh with uploaded sims (but please see the rule above about making your own recolors).
- You MAY modify my textures for use in your creations, but please link here for credit, *especially* if you're going to use my flower shoes, ivy pants, flower pants, or the plain jeans. Those were 100% handpainted by me.
- Do NOT put my work or derivations thereof on paysites, including the Exchange.

Big Thanks
...to the creators of MilkShape, Wes for plugins, the creators of SimPE, Maxis for the game (but not the damn bugs), and www.bstitchin.net for the appliques.

Additional Credits
skin: Idolatry of Flesh by HP (faces changed by me)
eyes: Keen Eyes by Phaenoh
eyebrows: dragonmandy's brows made into defaults by me

Polygon Counts:
782 (about the same as Maxis meshes)

Age: Child
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
OFB girls top recolors.zip

Size: 288.5 KB · Downloads: 2,496 · 25th Jul 2008
288.5 KB 2,496 25th Jul 2008
recolors - loose cropped pants.zip

Size: 4.09 MB · Downloads: 3,355 · 25th Jul 2008
4.09 MB 3,355 25th Jul 2008
MESH - loose cropped pants.zip

Size: 61.4 KB · Downloads: 3,363 · 25th Jul 2008
61.4 KB 3,363 25th Jul 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Demon Sheep
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#2 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 12:08 AM
Aww, they're adorable! And so well done! With you and fakepeeps on the job, our sim kids are gonna be the best dressed ones in the family. Thank you!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 2:40 AM
Cute! I was actually trying to do something similar the other day, but got discouraged because the Maxis UV mapping (or the mesh... I'm not sure which) was a little messed up. Did you base these off the full body outfit with the cropped pants? If so, did you manage to fix the UV map?
Scholar
#4 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 6:03 AM
These are ffffantastic! :D

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Original Poster
#5 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 7:49 AM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 26th Jul 2008 at 7:55 AM.
Thanks for the nice comments.

fakepeeps I used part of the pants from a boys full body mesh, cmbodypullovershirtpants. That mesh had an untucked shirt, no butt, so I added the "butt area" from the children's shorts mesh, so the little sims had something to sit on! Matched up the vertices at the seam, moved a few things around a little bit, not much. I also replaced the lower legs with the lower legs from the shorts mesh so I could use the same shoe textures. Didn't see anything weird in the UV map. Just had to make sure the UV map pieces from the two different meshes met up correctly at the butt / upper leg seam, but that wasn't hard because they were already quite similar there.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 9:35 AM
These are super cute and definitely more like what I see real kids wearing. I'll have to recategorize them so my game's little sim girls can be geeky and the little sim boys can be cutesy, too.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 12:12 PM
Great stuff. I thinks its awesome that your supplying us with decent children clothing, because it was much needed. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 2:28 PM
Thanks! Real looking kids clothing...you have filled a gap.

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The face of your own stability
Suddenly look away
Leaving you with the dead and hopeless?
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Original Poster
#9 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 7:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Renatus Valentinus
These are super cute and definitely more like what I see real kids wearing. I'll have to recategorize them so my game's little sim girls can be geeky and the little sim boys can be cutesy, too.
I'm glad you like them. I agree both boys and girls could wear most of these. I only made some of these "boys only" so the boys would have more variety, since girls already have so much stuff. I do plan to make some computer game themed stuff for girls, since I'm a geek girl myself. As for cutesy, the cats and dog pants can be worn by boys. I might make stuff with toy helicopters and jungle animals later, I just need to get through all my other projects!

Please spay or neuter your pets. --- Cat Music Video! --- my meshes
Mad Poster
#10 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 8:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Thanks for the nice comments.

fakepeeps I used part of the pants from a boys full body mesh, cmbodypullovershirtpants. That mesh had an untucked shirt, no butt, so I added the "butt area" from the children's shorts mesh, so the little sims had something to sit on! Matched up the vertices at the seam, moved a few things around a little bit, not much. I also replaced the lower legs with the lower legs from the shorts mesh so I could use the same shoe textures. Didn't see anything weird in the UV map. Just had to make sure the UV map pieces from the two different meshes met up correctly at the butt / upper leg seam, but that wasn't hard because they were already quite similar there.


I didn't notice the weirdness either, until about the third time I'd used the mesh. It won't be an issue with these cute cropped pants you've made here because of the plain fabric. It's just a little problem on the lower inner leg... I think it's the left leg. I only noticed it because I was trying to apply a pattern of dots and one of the dots kept getting distorted. I don't quite know why. It almost seems like there's a vertex missing on the UV map (but if you look at the mesh, both legs appear to have the same number of vertices). It's no biggie, but I just wondered if you'd come across it.

You've inspired me to give my own cropped pants project another try. Don't worry, though... what I have in mind is quite a bit different from yours!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
I only made some of these "boys only" so the boys would have more variety, since girls already have so much stuff.


Fair enough! It only took me a couple of minutes to recategorize them for myself (since I'm not fond of silly ruffled frippery, my girls don't have a lot of clothes), so no big deal. :D
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 11:06 PM
These are great Cat! I can't imagine any of my Simmies feeling out of "fashion" when wearing your creations. Thanks for taking care of our Sims clothing needs!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
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THANKS POST
#13 Old 17th Feb 2014 at 10:09 PM
BEAUTIFUL! THANKS!