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Four Assorted Sci-Fi Eyes as Contacts

by Esmeralda Posted 27th Jul 2009 at 6:15 AM - Updated 20th Aug 2012 at 9:21 PM by EsmeraldaF : Major overhaul to thread
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UPDATE 11 AUGUST 2012: I've made a major overhaul to this upload, adding improvements to the original items such as recolourability and removing the need for the player to have to set all the colours of each eye to white first before using it, as was the 'old way' of using contacts. I've also added one completely new eye. If you've downloaded the old versions of these and would like the 'new improved' versions, please re-download!
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Thanks to Wintermuteai1's great tutorial (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=358457 ) and the research done by Xanathon (http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...#startcomments), we can now have non-default eyes as contacts cloned from the Costume Makeup item. So I had to rush right off and make some Sci-Fi style ones for myself, and I hope you'll find these useful for your own Sci-Fi or fantasy creations too.

They are for both genders and all ages, Toddler to Elder. They are all found in the Costume Makeup section in CAS, and each will have a thumbnail picture showing which eye it is.

This set consists of:

1. Eyes that are one solid colour. My old version came as three separate package files, white, black and red. The new version is one file with three presets for white, black, and red. The white preset is fully recolourable, so your sim can have solid colour eyes of any colour (or pattern) you like, or you can choose one of the other two presets to just instantly give your sim solid black eyes (such as my alien guy below) or red eyes without having to fiddle with CaST settings.

2. Lizard eyes. Good for humanoid lizardmen and other scaly creatures, such as my Lounge Lizard guy below (snout face made, although not very successfully, with the aid of a facial slider range multiplier). These are by default a natural gold-ish colour, not 100% recolourable but can be tinted in CAS to achieve other colours.

Lizard eyes, Black Eyes, Red Eyes, White Eyes

3. Cyber Camera Eyes, a dramatic-looking Sci-Fi eye consisting of photorealistic camera lens pupils/irises on a laser red sclera. Great for cyborgs, robots, aliens, and similar scary non-humans. These are preset as depicted below and not really recolourable, although they can be over-tinted a bit.

4. Solid Eyes With 2 Recolourable Areas. These are similar to the Solid Eyes but have two separate recolour areas, a large iris/pupil area and a background. They give you a similar effect to the Cyborg Eye mesh I've uploaded here, but they affect both eyes and they colour the sim's own eye rather than protruding like my Cyborg Eye does. The pic below includes depictions on how to colour the two eye areas in CaST:


Thank you for looking, hope you'll find these useful for your Sci Fi sims!



INSTALLATION:

All four eyes are in one zip file together. Just unzip the zip file and copy the .package file(s) of your choice to your Mods\Packages folder. Each eye is in its own separate package, so you can choose whether to install all of them or just one or two.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files


All eyes were made with CAS Texture Unitool.

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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Set_of_4_SciFi_Eyes_FIXED_and_with_thumbnails_ByEsmeraldaF.zip | All 4 eye sets in one zip file

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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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Tentacle Of Righteousness
#2 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:20 AM
Very nicely done EsmeraldaF

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:24 AM
this is awesome! hehe the toddler has no soul!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:25 AM
Oooo, your alien is too cute!
Test Subject
#5 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:28 AM
These look INCREDIBLE!! Thank you so much for these... they'll be perfect for a number of ideas I've had.

One question/concern though before I try these out: Will new sims generated by the game start popping-up in my neighborhoods with these eyes as well? I'm only a bit leery this could turn my entire neighboorhood into a lot of demonic freaks after awhile, which I definitely wouldn't want. Thanks again.
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:48 AM
Just today, I was looking around for some alien eyes and pow! Great work!
Test Subject
#7 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:54 AM
I've been waiting for something like this! They're perfect, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:59 AM
Beautiful work! The alien eyes are gorgeous! I also love the all-whites as I can now create a blind sims for a story! That or I can make a cute zombie :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 9:02 AM
Thank you so much! Perfect for my Dr.Manhattan
Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 9:56 AM
Thank you! Now I can really make some characters like they are SUPPOSED to look!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#11 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Uberdubie
These look INCREDIBLE!! Thank you so much for these... they'll be perfect for a number of ideas I've had.

One question/concern though before I try these out: Will new sims generated by the game start popping-up in my neighborhoods with these eyes as well? I'm only a bit leery this could turn my entire neighboorhood into a lot of demonic freaks after awhile, which I definitely wouldn't want. Thanks again.


Ha ha, actually, an entire neighbourhood of demonic freaks sounds like fun to me! But no, these are just contact lenses, not actual eyes, so I don't think that will happen (unfortunately, LOL).
Field Researcher
#12 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 10:42 AM
lol good job!

I might just have some nightmares tonight. lol :p
Test Subject
#13 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 12:48 PM
Ooh, thanks for making these. I have a small question though -- are the lizard eyes recolorable at all, or are they stuck at yellow?
Test Subject
#14 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 1:10 PM
you are pure awesome! i had been hoping for something like this!!!
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 1:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by yhibiki
Ooh, thanks for making these. I have a small question though -- are the lizard eyes recolorable at all, or are they stuck at yellow?


Yes! See new update to this thread, and new screenshot. I hadn't thought of recolouring them, as I was only going to use them 'au naturelle', but I've now gone back and experimented and yes, they are recolourable. The only two colours that really 'take' effectively are red and green, but they look great.
Test Subject
#16 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 2:45 PM
Finally! Contacts. :]
Test Subject
#17 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 3:12 PM
WOOOOT, you're my hero!

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Inventor
#18 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 4:34 PM
Finally more than just the alien contacts from GOS, I hope someone will make cat eyes soon because I wanted to but the process was too frustrating for me. I will use the Lizard eyes a lot I think since I love sci-fi sims. Thanks so much!

Just out of curiosity Why are the Black, Red and White different files? If the white can be made any color like the Black ones from GOS I'm not really sure why you'd use all 3 files, Sorry if it's a stupid question.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 4:34 PM
wow, thanx for the nightmares!!! Love it though

-Isis-
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 5:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ScorpioMaurus

Just out of curiosity Why are the Black, Red and White different files? If the white can be made any color like the Black ones from GOS I'm not really sure why you'd use all 3 files, Sorry if it's a stupid question.


Partly for convenience and simplicity so that it's possible to just immediately have red or black eyes without having to mess around with colour settings. You don't need to install all three files, just install the red one if it's only the red eyes that you need, the black one if you only want black eyes, and so on. The white eyes CAN be recoloured to black or red, but getting the exact bright laser-red shade I made the red eyes with requires messing around with the colour wheel. And also, recolouring the red eye gives a different effect from recolouring the white eye - because it was MADE in red, recolours will retain a red tinge, an effect that you can't get with the white eye, so you get a bit more versatility.
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:19 PM
now i can make starfire now !!! thank you
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 6:56 PM
hahah these are so freaky. awsome! thank you
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ScorpioMaurus
Finally more than just the alien contacts from GOS, I hope someone will make cat eyes soon because I wanted to but the process was too frustrating for me. I will use the Lizard eyes a lot I think since I love sci-fi sims. Thanks so much!

Just out of curiosity Why are the Black, Red and White different files? If the white can be made any color like the Black ones from GOS I'm not really sure why you'd use all 3 files, Sorry if it's a stupid question.


I've been hoping for some cat contacts as well. *sigh* nobodys made them yet though! >_<
Kudos to you, although i would've liked to color them myself. . . :x
Test Subject
#24 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 12:10 AM
These are really great. Thanks!
Mad Poster
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#25 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by m0nst3rs
I've been hoping for some cat contacts as well. *sigh* nobodys made them yet though! >_<
Kudos to you, although i would've liked to color them myself. . . :x


I'm hoping to do some cat eyes soon, as well as some multi-coloured fantasy eyes - if they turn out OK, will try uploading them!
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