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Head Shape Slider

by jonha Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 11:11 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2011 at 12:44 PM by jonha
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One of the biggest issues in Sim creation is that Sims tend to have a rather high nose, a large forehead and a high head in general.

So I made, inspired by some requests, and looking at some Sims in the "Creator Feedback" forum, this CAS slider, which should fix many of the problems and is very easy to use.

This slider can move the upper part of the head (forehead, eyes, hair and ears) up and down, adjusting the nose length accordingly. This slider is very clean, there is no deformation and no clipping. I use it on all of my Sims, and I think it's one of the most useful sliders there.

The slider works on all ages (except baby of course), the effect is scaled proportionally on toddlers and children.

General info:

As with all facial sliders, this slider is genetically inheritable. Install it as every other slider. If you need further info, how to install sliders and how to override the slider limit if needed, look at my 10 CAS Slider download

Known issues:
Some hair and hats has wrong bone assignments, so the hair will not stick to the head. The vertices should be assigned to "HeadNew" (or "HeadDome") instead of "Head", but they aren't. Affected is the basegame female bob hair and Oepu's short version of it. A package to fix the adult female EA hair is attached, others may follow, although I'm really bad at using Milkshape so you shouldn't expect too much.

The slider works with all currently known game versions and should work with all future versions, unless EA does big changes to the slider system.

Additional Credits:
I want to thank Delphy for his Small Editors and everyone else, wo did research and wrote tools, that helped me creating this (s3pi, s3pe, MilkShape exporters/importers, Blender, Wolfram Alpha, Gimp, and many more).

The Sim is some random Sim generated in CAS and the CAS background (barely visible on the screenshot) is "warm tones at dusk" by joninmobile
Tags: #head, #shape, #slider, #forehead, #nose, #casslider, #cas

Type: Fixed

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 | Fixes hair not moving with head. Note: Incomplete. Will provide a better fix. Needs to be installed in addition to the above file.

Size: 183.8 KB · Downloads: 127,328 · 18th Apr 2010
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Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 153,988 · 17th Apr 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 11:25 PM
Wow! Amazing! Thank you so much!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 11:26 PM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 11:33 PM
Does hairs sit less high on the head with this slider?
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#5 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 11:35 PM
lol the animated gif for this is freaking me out P

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Original Poster
#6 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 11:39 PM Last edited by jonha : 17th Apr 2010 at 11:53 PM.
Originally Posted by jordoosims
Does hairs sit less high on the head with this slider?

Hair is moved correctly with the head. It works very well with all EA hairs. There could be theoretically issues with some badly designed custom hair, but I haven't encountered any issues so far.

Edit: If you want to make the hair look lower or reduce the forehead size, just put my slider to the minimum and pull the eyes up again.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:06 AM
Awesome!!! This was what i needed!!! Thank you!!!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:04 AM
This is great, and the ability to make hair sit lower on the head is particularly useful, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:40 AM
God yes <3 Marry me? :P

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Forum Resident
#10 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:38 AM
Very useful, keep the sliders coming the more the better

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:46 AM
Originally Posted by wintermuteai1
lol the animated gif for this is freaking me out P

me too... didn't know people have skull joints.. lol

anyway.. more seriously.. awesome slider addition.. Thank you Jonha! :D
#12 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 1:43 AM
This is awesome! Thanks again!

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 1:52 AM
Yay another wonderful slider! Thank you Jonah!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 2:09 AM
This is so awesome!
#15 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 2:16 AM
That's cool!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 2:46 AM
Oh, thank you! I can hardly wait to try this out! I love and use all your other sliders, thanks to these it is easier to make Sims look like individuals. Great work!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 3:10 AM
This is amazing, thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 3:48 AM
I was thinking the other day that this would be so amazing to have, and how I Do have it, Thank you so much :D

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#19 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 4:10 AM
Brilliant!! Thank you so much jonha!! <3
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 6:59 AM
Wow this is really good, just tried it. Great work, only problem, now i have to go and redo my favourite sims again using this slider. Seriously you can see the change and how much better it makes the sims look. Thank you. Great slider. Loving this and your butt slider.
Forum Resident
#21 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:19 AM
Default Sliders not working
I can't find the slider. When I tested it I also discovered that your 10 Slider hack no longer works for me. I am running HELS and I guess S3Z's hack only works with WA. I am confused about how to increase max slider limit. I followed the link to your 10 Sliders. I don't want to use Awesome. The extended game core I found is "Extended game core which allows switching otherwise hard coded behavior" and it says it fully conflicts with your sliders. That's the only one I found on the "download page". I tried installing CmarNCY's ear sliders and they work fine. Did I miss something some where? I would be grateful for any help.

Thank you for your time.

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:41 AM
Thanks so much, this will be very useful.
Original Poster
#23 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:46 AM
Winterhart, you can use the Extended Game Core, it conflicts with my "Slider Hack" but not with the sliders. There is nearly nothing, that can conflict with my sliders.

Of course you can alternatively also use the slider hack on the 10 sliders download site to remove the limit.

This slider is of course in Head->General, maybe you missed it because it is not necessarily at the bottom and it could be somewhere between the other sliders.
Test Subject
#24 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:48 AM
Wow, this is an amazing slider. I already have some other sliders as well, but I think this is going to be my favourite. It has always irritated me that the foreheads are soooo long. :-) Not everyone has that, like in real life so... Thanks a million!!

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 10:27 AM
Like your others sliders, do you plan to add translations? In case of a yes, the proper name from French (and Canadian French) would be "Forme de la tête".
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