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SharkMaid by JRJ

by JRJ Posted 1st Mar 2016 at 12:19 AM
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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.
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I searched for many hours but could not find a shark tail for mermaids. I finally decided to make one myself but when it was done it just didn’t seem right without fins and skin to complete the sharkmaid creature. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I do.


Tail Info

You will need the Island Paradise expansion pack for the shark tail.
It has two recolorable channels and is for young adult and adult females.
It is a bottom piece in the everyday, sleepwear, and swimwear catagories. It is, however, hidden in CAS. I use Master Controller and the unlock outfits cheat to apply it to a mermaid sim, thought there may be other ways to do this.
The swimming animation is a bit strange using an up and down motion with a vertical tail fin. If someone could make a side to side swimming animation, that would make this look really awesome.


Fin Info

The dorsal and pelvic fins are a one piece accessory found with the earrings in the everyday, formal, sleepwear, swimwear, and athletic categories and is valid for random. It is for teen-elder females. It was made with a base game accessory so it should be base game compatible but I always had IP on during testing.
It has two recolorable channels.


Skin tone Info

The skin tone uses the same sharkskin scale pattern as the tail but I could not figure out how to match the colors exactly to make the entire sim seem like one solid creature, but the lightest setting seems to work best. If anyone knows how to do this, please share for future projects.
It is for teen-adult females.
Like with the fins, the skin tone should be base game compatible but I always had IP on during testing.

Issues

I could not find a way to match the colors of the skin tone and the colors of the tail and fins to make everything completely seamless and appear to be all one piece. If anyone can figure out how to do this it would be greatly appreciated if you would let me know for future reference.
The swimming animation is a bit strange using an up and down motion with a vertical tail fin. If someone could make a side to side swimming animation, that would make this look really awesome.


Polygon Counts:
Tail
LOD1 1528 polys
LOD2 739 polys
LOD3 202 polys

Fins
All LODs 440 polys

Additional Credits:
Delphy for CTU Inge and Peter for S3PE and S3OC Gaybie for meshing tips and advice.
Spladoum for constructive criticism, without which this entire project would be bland, boring, and distortedly ugly.



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SharkMaid by JRJ.7z | Set for creating a shark type mermaid

Size: 12.34 MB · Downloads: 3,836 · 1st Mar 2016
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3 Island Paradise

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Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Sleepwear Swimwear
Clothing Style: Fantasy Alternative
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

Tags: #mermaid, #shark, #tail, #dorsal, #fin