View Full Version : Is it possible to convert textures/meshes, dare I say even character templates from other rpg games, into Sims 2?
9th Aug 2011, 3:16 PM
Thanks in advance for replies! :) But As the title pretty much says it all, can I convert other files in relation to texture or meshes from other games into Sims 2?
9th Aug 2011, 4:25 PM
I don't know but I do know that some creators have imported meshes from things like Poser. I think you might well have a chance if you can extract the mesh (and probably the textures) and then important them into something like Milkshape. Why, who were you thinking of?
9th Aug 2011, 4:31 PM
I have seen conversions from Dragon Age, and a few other games, Kleo at Kleos Creations and Daislia (Redemption) have several on their blogs.
9th Aug 2011, 4:31 PM
Certainly is possible, but it depends very much on the format of the items from the other game (and whether you can even export them - that game will have to have mesh tools where you can at least get them out in some useable format), how the textures are laid out, and what you want to do. Most of the time, unless you're just making a "statue" type mesh or something static and not animated like a table, it's going to require a lot of fiddling to make it work right. Especially when you get into things like clothing, hair, or accessories, a lot of times you'll be almost remaking the item from the other game rather than "converting" exactly, because so much work will have to be done to make it fit right on the sim, the bone assignments, etc.
"Character templates" well, probably not, depending on what you mean. You can't import a character straight from any other game into TS2. You can probably convert the hair mesh (with difficulty), maybe combine parts of the clothes and clothes textures, perhaps even the skin and eye textures. But the face, you really will have to make with the TS2 tools - Body Shop sculpting, primarily, and perhaps a little tiny bit of meshing (I have a tutorial on how to modify a TS2 sim's face mesh). For really weird characters that don't look much human, look at the Bender and Powerpuff Girls downloads on this site - they use meshes that reshape the body and completely cover the head to create the appearance of a different shape, but they don't animate.
And if you want to share your creation - i.e. not just use it yourself, you'll need to get permission from the creator of the other game.
I'm moving this to the Body Shop Meshing forum where it is more appropriate than the discussion forum.
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