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robe la douce - Ballet Dress

by jwofles Posted 4th Aug 2017 at 4:55 PM - Updated 4th Aug 2017 at 5:41 PM by jwofles
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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.


INFO
Hi everyone. This is my download for this month's performing arts theme! It's a a big poofy ballet dress for teens and adults. This dress is perfect for dancing or performing sims that want to give an impression to their audience. There are 10 swatches for this dress, including 3 beautiful glitter swatches that actually shine ingame. The dress has a relatively good polycount for such a complex mesh- the LOD0 is around 8.4k polys (more detail on polycounts below). The dress took me around 2 weeks to make but actually only 3-4 days of work, and I had to face a couple of issues that I hadn't come across before. I think the dress turned out pretty good, and if you want to see any other clothes I've made, check my tumblr .

COLOURS
There are three separate colour collections for this dress, 'la collection de blocs', 'la collection marie-moi' and 'la collection de brilliance'. The first collection is 3 simple colours, a light pink, a white and a dark gray. These suit any occasion and look very formal. The second collection, has 4 colours that are romantic and a perfect for weddings. The third and final collection has three glitter-y patterns which are ideal for use in ballet performances. You can view all three of these collections at the top of the page.

USAGE
In female adult fully-body outfits ingame, look for this thumbnail - here.

The dress has some issues with certain poses and movements. You can even see this in the screenshots. I've tried to fix this so many times in weight paint but I cannot make it any better than it is due to the complexity of the mesh. It's mostly unnoticeable in normal gameplay, like when the sim is just standing, so it should be fine. The clothing also has some clipping issues on super extreme sliders but again, that's due to the mesh being detailed etc.
You may have problems opening it in s4studio. This is because I was having issues with having 3 swatches with specular maps and the rest without, I had to make the 7 plain swatches and 3 glitters separate packages and then merge them. This means that they're hard to edit, so if you want to recolour/do whatever you want, download the separated versions here. The plains.package contains the mesh, and the sparkles.package act as a recolour with no mesh.
The white swatches look very bright in CAS but they look a lot better ingame, it's just due to the CAS lighting

SCREENSHOTS


Polygon Counts:
LOD0 - 8169
LOD1 - 4758
LOD2 - 2195
LOD3 - 657

Additional Credits:
s4studio team - Thanks for your amazing tool that allowed me to create this!
blender+marvelousdesigner+maya - For meshing.
glitter - Here for the glitter tops.
slyd - Thanks for your great tutorials and help on the s4studio forums.
flowerchamber - Thanks for the amazing ballet poses!

Age: Teen Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Formal Party Wear
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
robeladouce_ballet_dress.zip | Description: 10 colours 1.64 MB 4,190 4th Aug 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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