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Smaller Rectangle Glasses for Children up to Elders!

by Grimma Posted 26th Oct 2009 at 6:22 PM
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Fed up with boring TS3 glasses? I am, so I made some new ones. This set contains a smaller version of the rectangle glasses which can be used from children up to elders, male and female.

The original glasses were sometimes too big for the face and look I had in mind. I often yearned for a smaller, more customisable version of these glasses, so I decided to make that.

Original Version: Smaller Version:

The archive contains three package files: one for males teen to elder, one for females teen to elder and one for children, which is unisex and so works for both boys and girls.

Featuring three designs to choose from, these glasses come in:
a.) The original horn-rimmed style, modified to have two recolorable channels - one channel for the rim and one for the ear piece
b.) A smooth new solid texture which can be chosen in
i. Two channels, for greater individuality


ii. Single channel for fuss-free customising.

Future glasses-related plans also include smaller oval glasses and sunglasses, coming soon!

Polygon Counts:
742 polygons, 584 vertices

Additional Credits:
MANY, many thanks and credit to Delphy for
1.) The incomparable CTU tool
2.) Giving patient assistance in the CAS Accesories Tutorial thread
3.) Providing the SimGeom Editor and instructions

WesH for providing us with the plugins
Inge and PL Jones for S3PE Everyone who works hard to create tools, mods and downloads that are free to use
Everyone who participated in the above thread - thanks to all your intelligent questions and answers, I was finally able to figure things out!

Accessory Type: Glasses
Age: Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

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
Smaller Rectangular Glasses.rar | Smaller rectangular glasses for Children up to Elders!

Size: 751.8 KB · Downloads: 5,576 · 26th Oct 2009
751.8 KB 5,576 26th Oct 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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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 7:04 PM
Thank-you. So many of the glasses are to big for the sims face
Test Subject
#3 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 10:51 PM
Oh, thanks a lot. I like these very much. Especially for the grown ups. They are still a bit too wide for the children, I think, but I have no idea about how to make them smaller.
But all together glasses that I would consider myself in real life, thanks again
Mad Poster
#4 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 1:06 AM
Nice first upload, glad you were able to make good use of what we learned in that fantastic Accessories Tutorial thread!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 2:13 AM
Many thanks for sharing these glasses, at last we'll have glasses that will look like they belong to the sims!

Roses are red, violets are blue, I've got a split personality & so have I.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 5:15 AM
Great idea, thank you!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 5:27 AM
I haven't been impressed with glasses yet (not the hard work, just the styles), these are the exception.
Well done, thank you.

Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 10:38 AM
Thanks everyone! Metteaske, I'll try to fiddle with them some more tonight, see what I can do in terms of width.
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 10:42 AM
Nice. Any chance you could make frameless glasses? My own pair of glasses have the "arm" on each side and a "bridge" connecting the two lenses, but the lenses are not surrounded by frames.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 1st Nov 2009 at 10:34 AM
Yay! A replica of my own glasses for Sims, many thanks!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 3rd Nov 2009 at 10:50 PM
Fantastic-- I find smaller glasses so much cuter and smart looking than what the game came with.

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
-Christopher Robin to Pooh
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 4:04 PM
When I downloaded this file and tried to extract it, I got a message saying that the file was corrupt. I followed all the instructions on downloading and installing Sims 3 content. I really like these glasses (the size and options are much better than the game glasses). Just checking to see if something is wrong with the file?