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|1st Aug 2011, 06:33 PM||Making Celebrity Sims #1|
How do you guys perfect the sims and make them look almost like twins to the celebrity? I'm attempting to make a Hayley Williams sim because no one has made one and no one really takes sim requests, but I don't really know how to do the whole face construction thing.
How do you guys construct your sims?
|2nd Aug 2011, 01:51 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2004
I think a lot of people use face masks or skintones with painted on faces (which can be a problem to use if you let the sims breed). I have to say, I think celebrity sims are less successful in this game than they were in the first one. They might look like the said person when the face is at rest but as soon as the sims start moving and making facial expressions, the illusion is shattered.
|2nd Aug 2011, 09:51 AM||#3|
What you said is very true Maxon. Especially in CAS. In the game they don't do those weird CAS expressions as much though and you don't often zoom close enough that it is all that noticable. The selected sim in the game panel is always at rest. Also the faces may need a little tweeking in bodyshop to make them look less weird. I'll generally change the facial structure and makeup on celebs sims without changing their likeness. Definitely Bodyshop is better for editing as it has more options for changing facial structure than CAS.
Is there no tutorial for this? Personally I wouldn't create a custom skin tone because it is too time consuming. There are so many eyes, brows and lips available you could use to build a reasonable facsimilie. Hayley Williams' face is symetrical and doesn't have any distiguishing features like freckles or spots. If she did you'd really have no choice. She does have those dimples but I'm sure you could find some dl dimples. You'd just need a really pale skin tone and find custom eyes, lips etc that closely resemble Hayley's. I mostly use pale skin tones or they look like they've spent too long at the tanning salon. People have made cc for the corners of the mouth which looks much better (Hayley's is very subtle), and a shadow for underneath the upper eyelid adds eye definition and a pale blush that is noticeable without looking clownish. You need a really light coloured nose texture to define the nostrils. I usually use the same nose as the other ones I have make the nose too pronounced and goofy. I don't like chiselled looking noses. Those are the main cc I use that look good in varying lights, angles and distances. This does not affect their likeness, infact it tends to improve their recognisability and stops them appearing garish when animated. The biggest issue is eyelashes because most of the cc use too much mascara and eyeliners which looks really unnatural.
If you can't find features that work you could also make a custom eye colour, eye shadow or lips and edit with a photo editing program. That will save you having to make an entire face. The Hayley photo you use will need to be exactly front on otherwise the features will be warped. Make sure you see an equal amount of r/l ear in the photo and the eyes are looking at the camera and the head is not tilted. Even a little bit off will look strange. Faces look different in bodyshop so what looks good in a photo might look terrible on sims. Especially true of eyes. Best to use a photo with very white eyes and a strong contrast for the reflective light. Otherwise they'll look dull.
When restructuring the face use a side profile and front view photo. You'll need to turn the sim to profile as you go to make sure the eyes, brows, nose, mouth and jaw are not protruding too much. Eyes are a pain because you tweak them and the brows a fraction too much and the eyelid crease becomes bent. The lips are troublesome because if you move them backwards the texture starts to look uneven. If you want the lips to be plump like Hayley's they start to protrude. Perhaps there is a custom head mesh that would get around this.
The creator's feedback forum is where you can get other members to offer advice on your project.
|2nd Aug 2011, 09:20 PM||#4|
My only problem is that I don't understand at all how to make or edit things, (and the tutorials make NO sense to me) so I pretty much grabbed things that Hayley has, like her gorgeous green eyes, her wingtip eyeliner, her skin, her hair, ect, and I attempted to make her face shape, and her nose, and lips, and I realized a little into the game that she kind of looked like a younger Cathy Griffin.
Sims are confusing.