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15th Nov 2011, 10:38 AM
I've successfully converted some adult outfits to teen and vice-versa with no problems. Now I want to have a go at converting some adult outfits with alpha layers. I'm assuming that when I grab a teen mesh to overwrite with my scaled down adult one, I'll need one that already has alpha layers. How would I go about easily finding this information? The only way I know is to create a bunch of Bodyshop projects and see how many images pop out, but this seems unnecessarily complicated. Is there an easy way to find out?
15th Nov 2011, 07:20 PM
What I would suggest is simply adding the alpha layers to the recolour package yourself. CatOfEvilGenius's tutorial (http://stonegod.org/sims2/tutorial/alpha%20skirt%20tutorial/index.html) shows you how to do this (the tutorial is for a skirt, but the steps for adding alpha parts are the same no matter what you're making). The exact steps you need are here (http://stonegod.org/sims2/tutorial/alpha%20skirt%20tutorial/index.html#recolPackage) but I would suggest reading through the whole tutorial anyway; it's a good resource on how to make alpha meshes.
15th Nov 2011, 08:10 PM
OK, thanks, I'll have a read of those. I've never tried mucking around with alpha's, but I guess there's no time like the present to start learning!
15th Nov 2011, 10:24 PM
We used to copy the txmt's and textures for alpha layers till i discovered how to clone them with bodyshop:
It is much easier, quicker and with less errors :)
There is also a more in depth tutorial on TSRW, with pictures i believe.
dont forget to read the ''NOTE'' as you do need to change the materialdefination and enable the blend settings when done.
Not sure if you just want a teen alpha dress or want to mesh one yourself.
Feel free to clone one of mine if you can not figure it out.
Although most meshfiles contain 3 or 4 shoemeshes, just one is called by the outfit.
16th Nov 2011, 11:58 PM
Thanks, I'll have a look at those too. :) I pretty much just want a teen alpha outfit that I can clone and overwrite with a scaled down adult one, I didn't think about using an existing CC one instead of an EAxis one. That should help nicely, thank you.
17th Nov 2011, 12:51 AM
You can clone one of the outfits and attache your own mesh to it.
Just have a look at the tutorial to find the correct meshgroup ''names''
I often renamed the groups
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