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New Non-Default Lara Croft BodyShape Mesh

by RoguePilot Posted 21st Jul 2009 at 10:27 AM - Updated 22nd Jul 2009 at 3:19 PM by RoguePilot : Tutorial link added
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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Available for Adult/YA Females. Enabled in Everyday, Formal, Sleepwear, Athletic and Swimwear.

Also non default texture provided for Maxis Mesh in Swimwear, Sleepwear and Athletic.


This is a non-default Mesh. It will not override a Maxis mesh.

Last week I cracked how to set up a non-default mesh.

I have a project in planning stage which requires a Lara Croft/Superheroine body shape. So I made one.

Combine the two and here you go, voila (how come the French have a word for that?)



The challenge here wasn't so much in shaping the mesh, but in producing a shape which works well with the existing morphs.

Do I need to describe the Lara Croft shape?

Ok, its not that extreme, more in line with the latest Tomb Raider editions.

See the pictures with slider positions included to see the morph effects.

The default Mesh position is with the Thin/Fat slider centered and the Fitness slider at minimum. This is how the Mesh would look in a your 3d editor.

Because the mesh waist has been narrowed and the hips slightly narrowed, the 'plus size' sim retains a more realistic attractive shape as the 'fat' slider is moved up. The larger breasts don't hurt either.



The fitness slider still reduces the breasts and increases the thighs, but it is again much more realistic.

Included in one zip is the Mesh, plus the required texture. Both must be intalled to see it in game. In the other zip is the texture for the standard Maxis Mesh.

The texture for the mesh can be modified but at the moment requires a bit of hex editing to the CASPart to apply it to the mesh properly. Hopefully now that I have done this a tool may be forthcoming.

Technical Info:

The mesh uses
name afBodySwimsuit_edited
VPXY instance of 0x0000000030E169C1.
lod1 has instance 0x00000000A2AC5C92,
lod2 is 0x00000000A2AC5C91
lod3 is 0x00000000A2AC5C90.
All lods are group 0x00637C8A.

Anyone who understands this can make use of the mesh for re-texturing, but essentially this is all the information any tool would need.

Please do not re-use these names and instances if you are building your own mesh. If we start producing a lot of meshes, as I hope, we will have to avoid conflicts.

Comments and Feedback please. I have tested it in-game running at top detail and it is fine. The lower meshes are consistent in shape so should not be jarring if they kick in at long distance, but please tell me, good or bad.

I learn by trying the impossible. (Well....very difficult)

Click bold underlined part below to go to tutorial.

Link to tutorial on how to texture this mesh.

Click bold underlined part above to go to tutorial.

Additional Credits:
Delphy, of course, Peter L Jones and simlogical and this time WesHowe. Very very much WesHowe. Thanks guys.
Tags: #Body, #Mesh, #Lara, #Hourglass

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Underwear Sleepwear Swimwear Athletic
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Clothing_SwimsuitBalcony_RP200709.zip | Balcony Lingerie/Swimsuit for Maxis Mesh

Size: 91.7 KB · Downloads: 27,792 · 21st Jul 2009
91.7 KB 27,792 21st Jul 2009
Mesh_BodyShapeLara_RP190709.zip | Working Non_Default Mesh Plus Texture

Size: 295.6 KB · Downloads: 40,237 · 21st Jul 2009
295.6 KB 40,237 21st Jul 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 10:37 AM
Just because I am confused to be sure: Only by wearing this full body outfit at all times will retain the sim's shape to be the lara croft shape? Amazing work at making it non-default!
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 10:41 AM
Woah, props to you for being the first (that I am aware of) creator to create a body mesh.
Test Subject
#4 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 10:43 AM
Good job! I was sort mad that they made the breastes so small in the sims 3,
happy you made this.
Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 10:52 AM
awesome! just loved it!
but i would like if this shape was the default!!
is there any way to do that? :/
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 10:56 AM
Wohoooo!! another first from RoguePilot!! What can I say your a modding God!! I love this.... thank you, thank you, thank you!

And btw.... I'm a Lara Croft fan too! got all TR games right up to underworld. cool!

I'm looking forward to your next opus maximus RoguePilot!

p.s. I'm going to try this once I can figure out how to solve this error code 12 I keep getting!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by skygirl22
Just because I am confused to be sure: Only by wearing this full body outfit at all times will retain the sim's shape to be the lara croft shape? Amazing work at making it non-default!


Correct.

Unfortunately we cant set up a bodyshape as a skin in Sims 3, but I will be producing more meshes based on the same shape.

Something, something, something, Darkside
Field Researcher
#8 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:15 AM
RoguePilot, so we can basically edit the recolor of the outfit in CTU to make new outfits for this, right? If so, I might just have to give it a go. Maybe we can get a whole line of clothes just for that bod. I'm definitely pleased that I can have my sims have a more feminine form.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:32 AM
incredible!!!

Does it means that from now on we'll be able to create lot of new clothing meshes for the sims 3?

Because I'm very bored the clothes in game, I like the store clothing but it is forbidden to share any recolour of them.
Scholar
#10 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:45 AM
So the sim would have to live in a swimsuit all the time then? Can this be applied to a sim in game through CAS or just on new sims. I'm also confused. It would have been good if this was a default replacement on nude so that you could dress the sim in normal clothing.

I wish we had the ability to add several skins to the game that don't involve them running around in their knickers, lol.

Good job on this, it's a great start

KANNO, haven't you noticed all the new clothing in the downloads section?
Scholar
#11 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:57 AM
Now we need a hack to dress people in nude mode.


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And Jupiter aligns with Mars
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retired moderator
#12 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:35 PM
FINALLY! Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:49 PM
I'm guessing putting it in the accessories section doesn't work?

It'd be the perfect place to use it as the stuff in there can be layer'd, still it's a great mesh! :D
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:52 PM
Im happy now that you mmade this my simys wont be almost flat chested .... -.- curse EA for that!but anyway thanks <3
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustified838
I'm guessing putting it in the accessories section doesn't work?

It'd be the perfect place to use it as the stuff in there can be layer'd, still it's a great mesh! :D



Interesting idea?

Maybe I just need to set the texture category. But it would not match the shape of an original mesh.

Something, something, something, Darkside
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluttereyes
So the sim would have to live in a swimsuit all the time then? Can this be applied to a sim in game through CAS or just on new sims. I'm also confused. It would have been good if this was a default replacement on nude so that you could dress the sim in normal clothing.

I wish we had the ability to add several skins to the game that don't involve them running around in their knickers, lol.

Good job on this, it's a great start

KANNO, haven't you noticed all the new clothing in the downloads section?


I have enabled it in all categories to demonstrate that the MESH is available for anything.

A default nude mesh would not change anything except showering and bathing. Any clothing item always uses it's own Mesh

See my upcoming tutorial on how to set a texture to use this mesh.

Something, something, something, Darkside
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kanno
incredible!!!

Does it means that from now on we'll be able to create lot of new clothing meshes for the sims 3?

Because I'm very bored the clothes in game, I like the store clothing but it is forbidden to share any recolour of them.


Kanno, your skinny jeans would look great on this mesh, just remember to add a top as well.

I will be doing a split top and bottom as the next in the mesh series.

Something, something, something, Darkside
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:36 PM
Random comment.
Voila in french.. while used as slang/colloquially to mean "Ta-da!" is actually more literally translated as "This thing here!" Voici means "That thing over there". The Japanese do the same thing by saying Sore and Kore.

So you might say "Oh.. you want to see the world's most wonderful pastry? Voila *Here* You need look no further!"

.... was that totally inappropriate of me to say?

Also, good job First mesh.. you have opened a can of delicious worms ^^ Hooray!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 2:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KateZ
Random comment.
Voila in french.. while used as slang/colloquially to mean "Ta-da!" is actually more literally translated as "This thing here!" Voici means "That thing over there". The Japanese do the same thing by saying Sore and Kore.

So you might say "Oh.. you want to see the world's most wonderful pastry? Voila *Here* You need look no further!"

.... was that totally inappropriate of me to say?

Also, good job First mesh.. you have opened a can of delicious worms ^^ Hooray!


Thanks, I think that applies here.

Something, something, something, Darkside
Inventor
#20 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 2:59 PM
Excellent work, would look lovely with some of the fitting capri style pants applied. I will have to create something to use in my game now just to be able to play around with and enjoy the new bodyshape.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:06 PM
Applauds! This is great, i can't wait to see this in game. thank you very much,i love it ;-0

Appreciation is a wonderful thing . It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Test Subject
#22 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:11 PM
I just had a brain wave!!!! so some body else modified the breast shape of the default body mesh a while back, if you and him/her worked together you could apply your mod to his and give us the new default body correct? I am just shooting ideas out there for anyone smart enough to try them.

Thanks a lot for this though!!!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:17 PM
*choir music in background* I so love this site. There is always something here to make me smile. Your work is wonderful, thank you. Will definitely be watching for the future meshes you mentioned. Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#24 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:17 PM
Looks really good in game! The only thing is with sims on the thinner side look very thin with it, but other then that i absolutely love it, thanks a bunch.
Scholar
#25 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:48 PM
Thank you so much for non default-able BodyShapes I thought it wasn't possible to do this. hopefully we can see more Voluptuous and Rio shape meshes like the legendary warlokks meshes
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