View Full Version : Blurry clothes created by body shop
5th Dec 2005, 01:10 AM
Help! I have had this problem on different computers, different levels of expansion packs, ie all of them! etc. I cant seem to create clothing with body shop that isnt blurry in game. I can create it fine, but then when it is downloaded to the game, it comes across blurry. Is it my settings or my drivers? I can create objects with simpe just fine, no blurriness whatsoever, it is just the bodyshop/clothing thing that is a problem. I have tried to find out what kind of drivers I need to download for my graphics card, thinking that might be the problem, but other than finding out I have a Via/S3G Unichrome IGP card, I cant find out which one of the unichromes it is specifically. It does seem to be a worse problem (the blurriness) btw when it is a more complicated item of clothing (more files to it). Any help would truly be appreciated!
5th Dec 2005, 09:30 AM
How blurry are we talking here?
Could you provide some screenshots?
5th Dec 2005, 01:36 PM
I will try to, I will have to actually go in and figure out how to do that. It is blurry enough that most of them will actually blur out the rest of the sim's clothing, say if you pair pants I have made with a top from the game, or if you use the makeup it will blur their face, like it has been smudged or something, like looking through a pair of glasses that arent quite the right prescription kind of thing. Some body shop downloads are like that too btw, and some arent. I dont know why that is either. It will be later today or tomorrow when I get to tho, as my schedule is a weird one, and I just got done with my second day off in over three years. I get two half days off a week normally.
6th Dec 2005, 01:30 PM
I am having a similar problem, only my bodyshop creations aren't quite as blurry as gdayars described. Anyway, I took a couple of screen shots of a sweater and toddler PJs I made in bodyshop so you could compare the difference. As you can see, you lose a great deal of detail, to say the very least. On some items, you can't tell what the design is meant to be at all, it's just a blur of colors. The pictures are linked out because of size:
At first I thought it had something to do with the bump maps, but when I edit the bump maps, it really has no effect anyway.
P.S. gdayars, you press the print screen (Prt Scrn) button to take a screenshot and then paste it into your paint program and save it from there.
6th Dec 2005, 05:21 PM
It could be graphics related... the game uses an entirely different set of scripts to bodyshop- for example it's possible to have bumpmapping in game but not in bodyshop. The first thing I'd suggest is to upgrade your graphics card drivers.
6th Dec 2005, 07:44 PM
do you have the texture details set to high in your ingame options?
i have a very lowend graphics system, so much so it isn't even supported anymore, and mine will only look like that if i have them set to low. putting them on medium or high solves the problem
also the latest drivers may not actually cure the problem, but its worth a try. if it doesn't, or makes the problem worse, which is a possibility, you can roll your drivers back to the previous ones which worked best for you, or reinstall them
6th Dec 2005, 10:50 PM
Okay, let me just be the first to say that you guys are live savers!! Here is what I did:
Graphics Options - High
Texture Detail - High
Sim/Object Detail - High
When I went to look at my created items after changing those settings, they looked exactly as they had in bodyshop--and as I had intended! I'm so greatful to all of you *cries dramatically and hugs everyone* Now I can finally stop worrying that the clothes and stuff I created turned out like crap and instead start posting them on here for upload! Again, THANK YOU!!
6th Dec 2005, 11:02 PM
I don't know if this will address your problem, but I had blurred clothes, the occasional smudged face, etc. The solution posted in this thread completely fixed that for me. I still can't get over how much better everything looks -- all the time!
9th Dec 2005, 12:07 AM
Okay, I just got time to check my messages on this, and thanks to everybody for your suggestions. I am heading to check out the suggestions now, and will let you know!
9th Dec 2005, 01:29 AM
OH THANK YOU ALL! I am sooo happy! My daughter and I just got our Christmas present for the year! LOL The changing everything to high setting just saved our clothes :)
Thanks also for telling me how to take screenshots :)
16th Dec 2005, 06:11 PM
I found a solution.
What happens is that bodyshop exports the image sizes smaller than how they should be. So, if you want to have high quality clothing you must double the size of all the exported images of your project. This means that if you have a image of 512x512 pixels you must change its size to 1024x1024 pixels, and if you have an image of 256x256 pixels you must make it a 512x512 pixels.
Note: Remember if you double the size of only 1 image of a project the clothes won't appear in bodyshop. You must double the size of all the images.
This process also works for any other thing exported with bodyshop.
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