Saturday, April 27, 2013

Update

So I've been neglecting Sims 3 and this blog since I started closed beta testing a new MMO. It's very addicting and I used my same screen name *hint hint*. I'd really like to get back to creating content since I was on a rather great roll. So updates on my creations both announced and unannounced:

* Saber's Bun from Fate/Stay Night has a glitch on the left side that I haven't figured out how to fix yet
*Miku's hair and accessories are done, but the clothes and shoes need morphs
*2 out of 3 arm warmers need morphs, I abandoned them since I couldn't get my custom pattern to show up
*Reita's Bandera needs clean geometry for UVs, I'll have to redo the mesh (also had custom pattern issues)
*I don't know if I'll ever release my rhinestones, I personally use them but I don't know if it is 'ready' yet

Generally if people want a certain 'item' then I'll focus more attention on said project. If you don't mind the hole, I uploaded Saber's Bun to mediafire which is linked on one of my posts at MTS. If you have a request you think I could do, then I'll consider looking at it.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Queen's Curly Hair

6/18: I finally found the character, it is Yumil Steel Princess from Queen's Blade, an adult book.

After a lot of tinkering and mostly both alpha and bump issues, I proudly present my first hair, Queen's Hair for teen, young adult, adult, and elder sims. There are three control versions which basically means three separate and compatible color styles. I used the control map provided by Anubis360 to create the EA control map. All other textures are from Pooklet. My custom amateur textures will not make their debut today :) Everything is 1024 x 1024 quality. I had to relearn how to make textures so I didn't go too crazy with it. This tutorial by HystericalParoxysm helped a lot during my learnings. All clothing categories are on including outerwear. This hair made me think about anime and visual kei at the same time. It is possible to make a DANGERGANG look-a-like. As I continue with hair, I will lean more towards visual kei styled. I am allowing people to take this and re-texture it. I'm very new at this and would love to see how other people would texture this (Challenge accepted!). I worked very hard on this since the original mesh came from Purple Heart and instead of starting from scratch, which would have probably been easier, I heavily modded the hair to meet my standards. I am still a beginner, but I wasn't liking how the original mesh was made out of bare-minimum triangles.