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Look here! 3 Unique Eyeshapes, Layerable (Like eyeshadow for dudes)

by AlfredAskew Posted 15th May 2009 at 4:20 AM - Updated 1st Jun 2009 at 7:28 PM by AlfredAskew
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(The lowdown in one line: Multiwear, natural eyeshaping "make-up", for male and female, child through elder, four shades to match most human colored skins.)

This is absurd. I spent way too much time on this. So many other things to do, and of course the thing I finish is the thing no one cared about but me. Let's get this typing part over with!

I'm super obsessive about faces. Particularly the details of them. I've noticed a distinct lack of anything that could help make a male sim's eyes (or women that don't wear crazy eyeshadow) stand out. I need to be able to define the line of the upper lid, and the shape of the bottom lid. Dagnabbit! I want real buggy eyes! Curse you Maxis and your limited number of planes!

And so, for every lovely I make, I attack their eyelids pixel-style.

Initially, these were in the eyeshadow bin with an intention to make them multi-wearable with layerable eyeshadow and such over the top (rather like my layerable lip-shapes). I was cruelly thwarted by the fact that eyeshadow doesn't like to be multi-worn.
Conclude, conclude, these are in the blush bin and I threw out the colored eyeshadow thought. Why? Because some one already did a bunch of those. Yes, your Maxis eyeshadow is finally going to get some use again.

You won't find any crazy annoying eyelashes drawn on these. I dislike the painted on look. However, I have included the "Understated Underlashes" set of three lashes (found under eyeliner). Just in case you want eyelashes that actually start on the eyelid proper. They're good for close-up shots.
If you want longer lashes, I like Anva's Lashes for Males. They show well without looking ridiculous.

Back to the 'eyeshadow' itself. The alpha had to be pretty dark, to cover up any weird shading on the various skins. As such, I had to recolor to make them fit the widest possible skin tones.
In general, 'Dark' will work best on the original Maxis dark skin, through HP's Idolatry of the Flesh Uber Dark tone. (I don't have the true Maxis skin right now, in the pictures you'll see it modeled on HP's skin, and a slightly lighter tone than is optimal.)
'Med' (Medium, yes, I'm being lazy), will look just fine on the two medium shades of maxis.
'Light' looks best on skins around the same tone as the origanal Maxis light skin.
And due to the proliferation of pastey emaciated dollish skins, we also have "Pastey". These look totally rad on Teru_K's BJD skins that are hanging around. Though I had no true pastey sims in game to model. Pastey also works alright on HP's palest shade of Idolatry.

If you have issues matching tones with skins that I didn't take into account, I've found CatofEvilGenius' Subtle Eyes (for Idolatry) to be indispensable in smoothing color differences.

Enough! Talk is cheap! This is what you get:


Model A-
A is for Alfi. That's me. My eyes have clearly defined round upper lids and what I like to call "minimum bugginess" of the lower lid. They have a tendency to shadow just a tad. I don't sleep enough.
This model has the best alpha of the three. It'll blend with the widest range of skin tones. The shape of the upper lid follows the line of vertices on the mesh, which means it'll look good on a similarly wide range of eye shapes, without blurring. The shading on the upper lid will make the eye look like it's sticking out further from under the brow.

Other CC on Alfi's selfsim:
Model K lips by me
Bright Eyes by Shady
Idolatry of the flesh by Hysterical Paradoxysm
Hair by raonsims



Model T-
If you've been watching my work, or if you've ever stopped by my deviantart, you saw this coming. Yes, T is for Tom.
These eyes are excellent for clean, unsloped, almond eyes. It's good for making eyes look... set and quite real. And decidedly masculine. It also adds a little shading to the side of the nose. Right where the pads of your glasses would normally sit, ya know?
These are not particularly unique eyes, but for a standard euromutt pretty, they work wonders in making a face more real.
The thing you have to watch for with these; it's textured quite tightly, and has a tendency to distort with certain face shapes.

Other CC on Tom:
Model T lips by me
Cropped Curls by me
Mesh by HP
Hunkalicious Button Down Top by Fanseelamb
Some other crap by me, including face texture and eyes.



Model N-
N is for, N-my-friend-has-the-coolest-prettiest-eyes-ever. Yes, that starts with an N. You know what else starts with N? Not a stalker. Nope. Jeebus.
This is my favorite texture of the three. These are what I call 'buggy tired eyes'. And they are the Pretty. The lower lid is shaded poofy, and rounded to make the eyeball look... more ball-ish. There's a shadow right by the nose, to set the inner corner of the eye further into the socket. The upper lid is fairly curved, but falls low over the outer corner of the eye. Thus "tired". Is this making any sense at all??? Crap.
These eyes look absolutely amazing on protruding, wide eyes. Sims with low cheekbones or gaunt cheeks may find that they start having less 'bug' and more 'bag'.

Other CC on the sim above:
Idolatry of the Twitch by Twitchhugstrees
Some other crap by me, including lips and eyes.


If you want to have happy-fun-pixel-time with prettifull-eye-shape-things, send me a woopdi-awesome-personal-message first.
Translation: You can almost certainly use my textures/alphas for whatever you've got in mind, be kind and tell me your intentions beforehand.
Cheers.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 15th May 2009 at 4:41 AM
These are so amazing! What treasures! Many thank yous.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th May 2009 at 4:58 AM
These just make me so happy, because they are fantastic and glorious and splendid and all that rot. Thank you very much.
Instructor
#4 Old 15th May 2009 at 6:54 AM
I love that you're super obsessive about faces! Thanks so much for these.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th May 2009 at 6:58 AM
Oh, thank you so much! Besides being insanely useful, I love that set A is very much like my own eyelids, which was one huge thing holding me back from making a self sim. And I must say that if you choose to upload Alfi, I would give her a sweet homemade lot, treat her with respect and never let her pee her pants. She's just gorgeous!

Again, these are simply awesome. Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th May 2009 at 7:01 AM
Thanks a lot, these are lovely and just what I needed!

Need to bin the hair you create? To geneticize your eyeset or skinset? so PM me!:)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 15th May 2009 at 7:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by azraelchan
Oh, thank you so much! Besides being insanely useful, I love that set A is very much like my own eyelids, which was one huge thing holding me back from making a self sim. And I must say that if you choose to upload Alfi, I would give her a sweet homemade lot, treat her with respect and never let her pee her pants....


You just made me giggle. xD Thanks and you're welcome.
My selfsim gives your selfsim a high five for having eyelids!
She'll probably get uploaded one of these days.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 15th May 2009 at 10:08 AM
Fantastic ! Thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 15th May 2009 at 10:43 AM
bravo ! i can see you love layerings in make ups .. more wonderful stuffs from you:D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 15th May 2009 at 10:50 AM
Ninja is Correct! *Downloads* Seriously though thank you =]

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-Thomas Edison
Forum Resident
#11 Old 15th May 2009 at 11:26 AM
Holy crap you won't believe how badly I needed these!
Thank you thank you thank you!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 15th May 2009 at 2:26 PM
Love these! I'm glad you're obsessive about sim faces, because I am too - the only difference is that I have no talent for CC making! So, I have to rely on you.

Thanks for sharing these; they will get a lot of use in my game!
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th May 2009 at 2:30 PM
Very nice! Now my male sims will look much more realistic. Thanks!
Zombie Socks
#14 Old 15th May 2009 at 3:09 PM
I love it! I love it! I love it! These will be so perfect I could just BURST! I can't thank you enough!

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#15 Old 15th May 2009 at 4:15 PM
very well done! Thanks for sharing

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Instructor
#16 Old 15th May 2009 at 4:29 PM
WOW!!! These are awesome! I love how realistic it will make sims' eyes look... I've been making do with only a handful of lovely ones I managed to find, and these are a truly welcome addition to the game! Thank you very much, they are really lovely <3

Check out my sexy male sim creations! http://www.insimenator.net/forumdisplay.php?f=170
Demon Sheep
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#17 Old 15th May 2009 at 5:01 PM
Eeeeee! Ooh Alfred, these are FANTASTIC! I've been wanting this ...exact thing, basically.... for ages now. The others I've tried were always too girly or too photoskinned. But these are perfect! They look terrific on Maxis skin, and judging by your pics, they look great on more realistic skins too. Thank you so much!
Gone Fishin'
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#18 Old 15th May 2009 at 5:12 PM
Awesome! I love them!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 15th May 2009 at 9:39 PM
I love downloads that help make my simmies more individual Thanks a million, I these are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!
Bowties are cool.
retired moderator
#20 Old 16th May 2009 at 1:11 AM
I just LOVE your ideas!! These are wonderful, we need more of such 'little' things, they really make a world of difference. Thank you!
Scholar
#21 Old 16th May 2009 at 1:14 AM Last edited by debwilldo : 16th May 2009 at 1:36 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by agent_99
Love these! I'm glad you're obsessive about sim faces, because I am too - the only difference is that I have no talent for CC making! So, I have to rely on you.

Thanks for sharing these; they will get a lot of use in my game!



I second that! I'm in exactly the same place as agent 99, and I'm glad that you share your talents with the "CC challenged" like me!

Thank you!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th May 2009 at 6:03 AM
You're my Hero Ta for sharing !!
Test Subject
#23 Old 16th May 2009 at 10:34 AM
I love all of your custom content, it always comes in handy when making sims look unique. Great job!
Test Subject
#24 Old 20th May 2009 at 7:07 PM
AAARRRRRGGGHHH!!!! I LOVE YOU!

No, seriously though, you make the most awesome stuff hehe.
My smexi male sims thank you so much for making them, well... Smexier x]
Such pretty eyeshapes... lols.

Thanks a bunch =D
Field Researcher
#25 Old 26th May 2009 at 3:27 AM
Excellent! I am always looking for ways to make my sims more unique and I like this mod. Its a little detail that I am sure will go a long way to making my sims more special. Thank you!
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