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Picked upload! REDUX: Longer Nails for the Ladies

by daluved1 Posted 7th Aug 2012 at 4:07 PM - Updated 7th Aug 2012 at 4:34 PM by daluved1
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
And....take two!

One of my very first "popular" uploads was my Longer Nails for the Ladies set. In fact, I believe it's the most downloaded item of mine. Well, I made those a long, long time ago when I was still new to creation. I recently saw a picture of them on tumblr being used on a sim and I was mortified. At first I was just going to remove the nail upload and leave it at that. But, I really like the squared tip shape of these, it's unique. They just needed a serious overhaul, so I set out to do it.



The first thing I did was adjust the nail placement on the sim. I got them to sit a little closer to the skin to reduce the thick floating effect. They are still a little raised on the finger, but that's how real acrylic nails (oxymoron, much?) look anyways. I also gave each age group their own separate mesh instead of using one enabled for all ages. This allowed me to fix the sunken thumbnail issue with elders.



The second update I did was to change the texture of the nails, well technically there never was texture, I just added it. The nails have a natural nail texture with a white tip applied to it. Because of the white tip, if you want to give the nail a complete thick opaque I-put-on-three-coats-of-polish-just-like-the-directions-said look, then you'll need to make the tip and tip liner slightly darker than the base of the nail. Otherwise, if you give them all the same color, you'll get a sheer "one coat" effect.



Lastly, I fixed the pattern tiling on the nails. Before, on the old version, any pattern applied to the nail would be squished horribly to the point where it looked like a bunch of confetti. Now you can have cute patterned tips!



Everything else about the nails is still the same. There are three channels: nail base, tip, and tip liner. They can be found for female teens through elder in all categories, including naked and career. They are accessories categorized as gloves.

Polygon Counts:
Faces:690 Vertices:780
(same for all LODs)

Additional Credits:
The same credit/thanks goes to Rose Sims for letting me modify her original nail mesh.

All hairs are EA, but the short cut has a default replacement texture by Aikea_Guniea.

Accessory Type: Misc
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Female

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
daluved1_afLongerNailsRedux.rar | Description: Adult/YA Version 257.0 KB 34,090 7th Aug 2012
daluved1_efLongerNailsRedux.rar | Description: Elder Version 246.8 KB 18,308 7th Aug 2012
daluved1_tfLongerNailsRedux.rar | Description: Teen Version 241.1 KB 25,408 7th Aug 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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