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Picked upload! Fanseefem Casuals: H&M Halter Tops as Separates... for the Laydeez

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 30th Jun 2007 at 3:41 PM - Updated 16th Nov 2008 at 8:16 PM by CatOfEvilGenius
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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.
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The Fanseefem Project:

The Fanseefem project is my effort to bring normal clothes to our adult female sims. Sick of overdressed sims, I've been making a ton of basic, simple stuff for girls.

This is part four of the Fanseefem series. I kinda hesitated to call this one a Fanseefem, but I felt like the shape was a really nice, comfortable-looking style and, while a little more sexy than the rest of the Fanseefem stuff, manages to take the halter top style and look a bit classier. I could see myself wearing this during the summer and not feeling over-exposed.

This is also a conversion of one of the tops in the H&M Stuff Pack - this cute little loose-necked halter came along with some jeans and shoes, which was okay but I really wanted it as a separate, so I made it a top on its own, to be paired with whatever bottoms you like. In the process, I removed the necklace and bracelet - I generally don't like jewelry attached to clothing.

I had to do it using alpha parts due to the way the shirt is supposed to overlap the bottoms, so there may be some clipping with certain bottoms - ones with bulky waists, augmented butts, etc. will be worse than slim-fitting ones. I have adjusted for this as much as possible... most of the Maxis clothes I tried worked great, including the new H&M jeans, which only show the tiniest bit of midriff in front with these shirts.

There is generally a bit more clipping with the fat morph, along the sides in back. I could have fixed it but then it would have hung in the air too far from slimmer-fitting ones, so I went with a happy medium. If you find the bottoms you pair these tops with clips through at the bottom edge, change the bottoms to something slimmer-fitting.

All of these work for young adults and adults - the waistline on elders is different so it doesn't work for them. As mentioned above, there is a fat morph, and I rather like this shape on the fat body - with the right bottoms it's quite flattering.

Because of the scope and grandeur of this project, I do not have any plans at this time to do the same for teens. Please don't ask - I may if the mood strikes me, but I hate doing stuff over, and doing the same huge pile of stuff again is enough to drive me batty.

What's Included:

This set has one new mesh:
  • H&M Halter Top Mesh - An elegant take on the halter design, the shape is loose and flowing, with a gentle fall to the hips.

There are also 11 recolours for the halter top mesh, including the standard colours for the Fanseefem series, plus orange and white (which encompasses the original three colours this top came in, by the way: orange, red, and grey).

Absolutely everything is clearly labeled so you can remove any recolours you may not want.

Known Issues:

These recolours may slightly "untuck" themselves on certain pants, applying the texture to the underlying mesh. This doesn't look bad on any of the pants I noticed it with, just something to be aware of.

Also, due to the way the mesh is constructed using alpha parts for the bottom, you may experience some graphical errors (bottom part of the shirt going invisible) if a sim wearing this top is in front of an object with particular settings - frosted glass such as showers and certain windows are a likely culprit. This should likely not come up in 99.9% of gameplay and is simply a graphical issue, nothing to worry about.

Mesh Required!

Make sure you download both of the attached files, both the recolours and mesh files for this to work in your game!

Credits:

Thanks yet again to fanseelamb for inspiring the Fanseefem project. Thanks also to Tiggerypum for advice and help on meshing, Wes_H for Unimesh and his other plugins, everyone who has contributed to the development of SimPE, Dr Pixel, and delicious Imperial White Peach Celestial Seasonings tea.

And also a big thank you to the rest of the MTS2 staff (especially Delphy) for making a place where I can learn how to do cool stuff like this, and share it with all of you.

Model Credits:

All three models are my sims. You can get full details on all of their skins, makeup, etc., as well as download them here at MTS2:

Recolours:

Go crazy recolouring these - I won't be making more recolours myself. Because I had to make an alpha part for the bottom edge, there will be three textures when recolouring - use the same textures/alphas for all three. Once you have imported the recolour and have a finished .package in SavedSims, you can open up that file and delete all but the top TXTR (texture) resource - delete alpha7 and alpha5's textures. Then go into the TXMT (material definitions) and copy the the value under "stdMatBaseTextureName" from the top_txmt material definition to the same value in each of the material definitions for alpha7 and alpha5. This will point the alpha parts at the top texture and remove the duplicates, making smaller package files. Not necessary and has to be done per recolour, but it's nice for downloaders.

Polygon Counts:
1466 polygons, 1102 vertices (normal)

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

Please make sure to read it before commenting that it doesn't work. :)
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MESH-H&MHalter.rar 77.3 KB 16,851 30th Jun 2007
H&MHalters-Recolours.rar 569.4 KB 15,776 30th Jun 2007
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Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: No Style Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Top

Tags: #fanseefem, #halter, #h&m stuff halter top

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