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Original Poster
#1 Old 2nd Oct 2022 at 6:14 PM
Default Custom created skin has cut off shadows.
Hi!

I have been doing some digging around this site and have seen similar problems, but not yet a solution that fits for me (I think).
I have tried to recolor a skintone, but it keeps giving me cut off/strange lighting issues. See here:

https://ibb.co/QF1CMhN

https://ibb.co/h74FBKy

I first thought it was my reshade so I removed it, which did not seem to be the problem. Especially cause sometimes and with certain clothing it seems "smooth". Then I read here it's probably an issue that files are 512x512 (body) and 256x256 (face/head) and to find the bigger files in SimPE. If I go through my SavedSims folder all files are the same smaller sizes, if I open the original skintone I am trying to recolor I only have 22 of the 40-something files, but they are the bigger ones (1024x1024).

This only happens with skintones I created and on certain clothing, but it's too many items to ignore. Anybody has a clue what the fix should be? If it's the resizing after all how can I find the bigger files of all of them instead of just the 22?

Happy to provide more info if needed! Thanks.
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 2nd Oct 2022 at 6:41 PM
Have you checked the texture sizes in the actual package files with SimPE? Could be Bodyshop reduces the size when importing to the game.

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If it only happens with some clothes, it could be a mesh issue, due to a problem with shaders and bump maps. Have you noticed any (older) CC hairs/clothes showing up weird in CAS too?

See if the "bright CAS mod" either partly or fully fixes the issue: https://modthesims.info/d/657850/ov...ht-cas-fix.html

If it does, it could be that the clothing meshes (often if they're older) lack some references to bump maps, which causes this issue in CAS. If the clothes/skin looks fairly normal on a lot, that's most likely the problem.

If the skin looks just as bad on a lot, it's most likely a bump map issue from somewhere else.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 4th Oct 2022 at 4:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simmer22
Have you checked the texture sizes in the actual package files with SimPE? Could be Bodyshop reduces the size when importing to the game.

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If it only happens with some clothes, it could be a mesh issue, due to a problem with shaders and bump maps. Have you noticed any (older) CC hairs/clothes showing up weird in CAS too?

See if the "bright CAS mod" either partly or fully fixes the issue: https://modthesims.info/d/657850/ov...ht-cas-fix.html

If it does, it could be that the clothing meshes (often if they're older) lack some references to bump maps, which causes this issue in CAS. If the clothes/skin looks fairly normal on a lot, that's most likely the problem.

If the skin looks just as bad on a lot, it's most likely a bump map issue from somewhere else.


I found that whatever was explained here was the issue. I had to look literally a second longer before posting. But yes it was the smaller files problem.
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