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Butterfly Wings for Toddler-Elder

by Esmeralda Posted 10th May 2011 at 4:31 AM - Updated 30th May 2016 at 6:13 PM by Esmeralda : Combined childrens/toddler wings from earlier version with this one
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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.
UPDATE DEC 2012: For those with low-spec graphics for whom these wings look blurry and pixellated even without wearing other accessories at the same time, I discovered that my new glass version of these wings looks MUCH less blurry on low-spec chips than these do. Don't know why, but somehow glass seems to render better on cruddy graphics. Try the glass version here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/487123
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Please note: do not have your sim wear any other accessories while wearing these wings - it will turn the wings texture blurry. This is unfortunately a known problem with TS3 accessories and as far as I know, there doesn't seem to be any way around it, sorry.

Here's a set of Butterfly Wings for all ages Toddler to Elder.



They are found in the Accessories panel in CAS, in the Earrings section, and have three recolourable channels: the inner main section, the veins, and the outer dots, as seen below.



They are enabled for male and female both in one .package file.



Looks cute on kids and toddlers too:



Thanks for looking, hope you'll find these wings useful for fantasy sims.


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file(s) of whichever version(s) you want, and copy the .package file(s) to your Mods\Packages folder. You only need the one file for both male and female, as it is enabled for both.

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

Polygon Counts:
Adult and Children wings: 2712
Toddler wings: 1518

Additional Credits:
Made with CTU: http://www.modthesims.info/d/364926

THANKS to BloomsBase, CMarNYC and Rez Delnava who helped me in the Creator Forum with my dilemma of trying to figure out what joint assignments to use to make these things stay attached where they're supposed to be. If it hadn't been for their help, I'd still be struggling with the wings twirling around the sims' shoulders and may have ended up giving up. Thanks again to all.

Accessory Type: Misc
Age: 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
ToddlerButterflyWings_ByEsmeraldaF.zip

Size: 240.1 KB · Downloads: 1,091 · 30th May 2016
240.1 KB 1,091 30th May 2016
ChildrensButterflyWings_ByEsmeraldaF.zip

Size: 445.3 KB · Downloads: 1,115 · 30th May 2016
445.3 KB 1,115 30th May 2016
SmallerButterflyWingsM+FTeen-Elder_ByEsmeraldaF.zip

Size: 471.9 KB · Downloads: 12,062 · 10th May 2011
471.9 KB 12,062 10th May 2011
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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#2 Old 10th May 2011 at 9:36 AM
these are really beautiful,perfect for my goth fantasy sims <3 thank u
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#3 Old 10th May 2011 at 11:24 AM
Oh my gosh I love them so much!!!
I have made fairy sims and the wings I have from another site ar a little large.
These are perfect!!!
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#4 Old 10th May 2011 at 1:08 PM
Thanks, I was waiting for these.
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 10th May 2011 at 2:07 PM
Have I told you lately that I love you? I hope this and the green man hair you made the other day are a presage to even more fairy creations! My Mods folder is just WAITING for you, my darling! Thanks for everything!
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#6 Old 10th May 2011 at 6:58 PM
Totally amazing! These are a definite must have for me! Thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#7 Old 10th May 2011 at 11:05 PM
These are great, I love them. Have you ever considered making angel/demon wings?
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#8 Old 10th May 2011 at 11:18 PM
Omg such a good idea! I think many people are going to love these ^^
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#9 Old 11th May 2011 at 1:55 AM
I love both versions!!! ^^ But I have a question. A character in a book I'm writing is a fairy (the winged type), and to get a better view of how to describe her in the book, I want to make a sim-version. But her wings are dragonfly wings. I'm not making a request, but I'm just wondering if it would be really hard to do on my own. Thank you for making these. I bet I can make these look like butterfly wings, using the color channels. Thank you, these are awesome!!!
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 11th May 2011 at 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by backnblack
These are great, I love them. Have you ever considered making angel/demon wings?

I haven't but Rosesims has already made both, some time ago: http://www.rosesims2.net/ , then look under 'Sims 3' and 'Magic'.

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Originally Posted by minimogut
I love both versions!!! ^^ But I have a question. A character in a book I'm writing is a fairy (the winged type), and to get a better view of how to describe her in the book, I want to make a sim-version. But her wings are dragonfly wings. I'm not making a request, but I'm just wondering if it would be really hard to do on my own. Thank you for making these. I bet I can make these look like butterfly wings, using the color channels. Thank you, these are awesome!!!

How hard they would be to do on your own depends on how much experience you have at making custom content! There are tutorials for making CAS items here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...3_CAS_Tutorials . The hardest part is the joint assignments, which I had BIG problems figuring out. Finally I made a thread asking for advice, and BloomsBase gave me a set of assignments that worked perfectly - they're in his post number 13 here: http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...611#post3043611 . Good luck!
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#11 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 2:25 PM
Thanks!
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#12 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 7:12 PM
Okay, thanks! I'm still am using the wings, they are really pretty <3
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#13 Old 24th Oct 2011 at 5:25 PM
Thanks so much for these, they are just gorgeous!!
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#14 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 1:03 AM
Perfect wings for a Victoria's Secret fashion show in my Bridgeport. Thank you!
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#15 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 8:33 PM
Very beautiful, works great!
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#16 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 1:55 PM
Pretty!!!!!! WOW. That's amazing.
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#17 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 8:42 AM
Gunther Goth Is So Hot!!
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#18 Old 5th Jul 2012 at 3:17 AM
Can you install both this one and the larger wings at the same time?
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 5th Jul 2012 at 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by royal22
Can you install both this one and the larger wings at the same time?

Yes. They have different CASparts and don't conflict with each other.
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#20 Old 6th Aug 2013 at 12:06 PM
Wow i love them so much
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#21 Old 3rd Sep 2017 at 1:32 AM
I just ::nab::bed your Glass wings, and now I`ll ::nab:: these! Thanks!
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#22 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 2:10 AM
These are so cute and they seem to work nicely! Thank you!