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Ponytail Braids/Cornrows for Adults (Child-To-Adult Conversion)

by Esmeralda Posted 10th Jan 2015 at 4:30 PM - Updated 30th May 2015 at 10:56 PM by Esmeralda : Just a change to the name of the package as requested
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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.
Before using this hair, be sure your game is patched up to date, as EA fixed the hair-crashing bug in a recent update and if you're not patched up to date you may have problems.

Here's a conversion of the TS4 base game female children's 'Braided Ponytail' mesh, rescaled and reshaped to fit adult heads. They are for both genders, from Teen to Elder.

I've packaged them with the default natural EA/Maxis colours that came with the child version, plus seven additional colours of my own making. In the pic below, first we have the Maxis colours auburn, brown, golden blonde, black, orange, dark brown, red, platinum blonde, and dirty blond, followed by my additions of grey, white, and green:

To continue in the next pic, we have blue, turquoise, and two natural colours with multicoloured ponytail braids. I enjoy having assorted brightly-coloured extensions added from time to time in my own RL hair, and thought this style would look nice with colourful clip-on extensions. So we have black hair with green, yellow, blue and turquoise strands, and dark brown hair with red, purple, green, and yellow. Unfortunately because of the way EA mapped this mesh, the three main strands at the back are all the same colour, because EA mapped all three strands to one texture. So I couldn't make those strands different colours, much as I wish I could.

And as you see at the bottom of the pic, this hair is compatible with hats. It's the same as the child version of the hair - the ponytail all goes up inside the hat.

In-game, a group of ponytailed friends chat with each other, while unknown to them, across the road a mysterious alien stranger watches. (Well, when I made the white recolour for this mesh, it made me think of those evil albino twins from The Matrix 2, and aliens, and cyborgs...)

Luckily, the alien cyborg turns out to be friendly. "Greetings, puny earthlings. I greatly admire your attractive hairstyles."

Recolouring: This mesh simply uses the default texture from the child's mesh, cfHairBraidedPonytail. So you can use the same texture in the same way EA intended.

Minor issue: It was difficult to fit this tightly-fitting mesh to an adult head, and there is a small flaw at the base of the back of the neck in the form of a small patch of scalp showing through the bottom of the middle row of scalp hair. I couldn't get this to go away whatever I tried - there seems to be something different about the base of a child neck and an adult neck, which doesn't want to play nice together. There's also a tiny fleck of scalp on the right side of the head which is only noticeable if using a dark hair on light skin, or vice versa. But although these are visible in CAS, it's not very noticeable in gameplay.

Thank you for looking, hope you'll find this a useful hair.

INSTALLATION:
Download one or both files depending on whether you want this for women, men, or both. Unzip the zip file(s) and move the .package file(s) to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.

Polygon Counts:
2684 polys each

Additional Credits:
Made with CASTools, Sims 4 Studio, Blender, and s4pe.



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Esmeralda_MensBraidedPonyTailDreadsTeen-Elder.zip | Please note the name Dreads on the zip file is a mistake, the package file inside the zip file is just named Braided Ponytail

Size: 4.73 MB · Downloads: 11,025 · 30th May 2015
4.73 MB 11,025 30th May 2015
Esmeralda_WomensBraidedPonyTailDreadsTeen-Elder.zip | Please note the name Dreads on the zip file is a mistake, the package file inside the zip file is just named Braided Ponytail

Size: 4.73 MB · Downloads: 15,314 · 30th May 2015
4.73 MB 15,314 30th May 2015

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Hair Style: Natural Colours Punk/Streaks/Crazy Colours Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Age Conversions Gender Conversions
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

Tags: #dreads, #braids, #plaits, #cornrows, #afro, #ethnic, #long hair, #ponytail