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"Precious Jewels" Eye Set + Defaults

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 3rd Jul 2006 at 9:54 AM - Updated 2nd Jul 2013 at 8:53 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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I've been playing around with eye textures for quite a while now, experimenting with different things, and I finally made a texture I really liked. I figure, if I want to use it and it's what I'd prefer to use out of everything I have, you guys might like it, too. So... lots of colours! I think I'm gonna use these as my defaults now, so... there's a default replacement set, too, yay! The file sizes on these are still really small, despite the fact that my textures are double normal size. For sim-related content, I normally work double size for a better appearance close-up in the game... I feel the minor impact in performance if you use it where it counts is worth it.

Colour names are after mostly precious and semiprecious stones, hence the name of the set. I used to work in the jewelry trade, so I've used some kind of obscure ones (hey, I did a lot of colours). Yeah, I know some of the colours are a little off for the names (if anyone else is a bit of a lapidary geek like me) and sterling's not a stone, but I kind of fudged 'em a bit. :D

They're very deep and shadowy, much more so than any other set I had - kind of make sims look a little squintier, sort of bedroom eyes, hehe. They're also not incredibly photo-realistic (these are not photoskinned in any way - the textures are all made from scratch in Photoshop), though they look really nice on realistic sims... I don't like the photorealistic look, especially not a photo-like reflection shine, so that's what I've done here. The whites of the eyes are not white, but rather pinkish cream (like the "whites" of eyes really are) and heavily shadowed. These things were my intentional aesthetic choice. Your preferences may vary.

Remember, if you get the default replacements, take out any existing default replacements you may already have FIRST before installing mine! My default replacements always say "DefaultReplacement" in the name so you can search for that to remove mine if ever you want to get rid of them.

Thanks to:
  • Caffeine, the delicious brain juice that fuels my creation.
  • LyricLee, for being patient... You shall have your perfect pixel boy. I'm working on it - and no other meshes till I finish it.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

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PreciousJewelsEyes-DefaultReplacements.rar

Size: 42.5 KB · Downloads: 2,058 · 3rd Jul 2006
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PreciousJewelsEyes-NonDefaultEyeSet.rar

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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 10:28 AM
Very nice :D
Forum Resident
#3 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 2:06 PM
That is a lot of eyes. Thank you, they all look very nice.
Instructor
#4 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 3:21 PM
Fantastic work! I love the violets!
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Field Researcher
#5 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 7:15 PM
Oh these are gorgeous!!! Thank you!!!

Can't. Stop. Downloading.!!!
Forum Resident
#6 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 8:06 PM
Very beautiful! I agree, photorealistic doesn't make it for me! I love the attention to the "whites" of the eyes! Give your self a huge round of applause and a big round of coffee! On me! Thanks for your creativity!!

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Forum Resident
#7 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 9:14 PM
I think you just made an even more permanent name for yourself in Simming History. This eye set is AMAZING. I've been dissapointed in the past with some default replacements that look good in pictures, but once they're on my sim it looks funky. There is nothing funky about these! Absolutely Stunning. THANK YOU!!

Always,
Emma
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 9:23 PM
These are beautiful. I esp. love all the shades of blue which I have a hard time finding one I like. Thanks too for listing all the color names so I can pick and choose which go into the downloads folder.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 10:31 PM
Default Great Job
Thanks for these great eyes. I've been looking for some new default replacements and I love these. I also love the "jewel" idea - themes are fun.
I do have one question, I have very dark, chocolate brown eyes, with a black rim on the outside - would it be possible for you to create this shade and add it to your collection - I know it would be difficult to find a precious gem name, maybe Onyx?

Thanks again for your hard work!
Gail

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Test Subject
#10 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 11:46 PM
Absolutely gorgeous eyes! Great job ^^

Just for reference, what skintone did you use for the model?
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Original Poster
#11 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 11:55 PM
stormygail - I was thinking of doing a couple more really dark browns, and perhaps some multicolours. I'll see what I can do. There's a lot of dark brown/black gemstones I could use for names, hehe.

elvenarya - The skintone is a composite of several custom skintones (mostly SimCribbling and Enayla's) with a lot of handpainting. Personal use thing that I made for one character for a story. Not releasable without written permission from Enayla, and she seems to have gone AWOL.

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#12 Old 4th Jul 2006 at 1:44 AM
Wounderful my friend! I'm glad to see you've posted them Thank you!
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Miss Bona Fiscalia
#13 Old 5th Jul 2006 at 3:48 PM
Nice, HystericalParoxysm! They're beautiful. Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 8:01 AM
I LOVE THESE!!!! Can they be made as contacts too???

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#15 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 8:07 AM
Yes, Anji, I have plans to do them as contacts. I'm going to do them under blush rather than full-face makeup, though, because then I can still put a thumbnail so you can see what they all are (I hate contacts as full-face makeup because you have to go through ALL of them to find the one you want), and I'll make them so they can still be worn with a normal blush (multi-wearable).

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 11:33 AM
gorgeous.
Test Subject
#17 Old 10th Jul 2006 at 4:40 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this... Its exactly the style I was looking for
They are quite sexy

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Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 3:53 AM
These are stunning! I've downloaded your blasphemy eyes but I couldn't help but want something a little darker in color. And these fit the bill perfectly! Thank you for making these.
Instructor
#19 Old 23rd Mar 2007 at 10:07 PM
yaaaay such a pretty texture .. and in so many colours, too!!! thanks for making these!

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