Monday, June 24, 2013

Dress Preview

I have already begun my next project, a dress made out of scales. It's inspired by a cult movie that I enjoy. Once again for adult female sims, but it will be a part of a small pack for both genders. I grabbed the halter dress from TSRW, meshed on it with ZBrush, created the UVs in 3DS Max, created the morphs in 3DS Max with help from Morphix, created an alpha brush (scales!) for ZBrush, made the normal and diffuse maps in ZBrush, and am now working with the textures in Cinema 4D BodyPaint. I had to split the mesh in two, since workshop handles a limit of less than 60 bones, causing a visible seam. I'm not done rigging yet. Everything is 100% made from scratch. Well, obviously EA made the base halter dress, but I digress >.> ... Here's two shots of the dress colored and the normal map that I made... And of course Blogger forces me to use Chrome instead of Firefox to upload images... bleh... Hey I never showed what happens when you're a n00b in ZBrush's symmetry. I somehow made an even worse burrito baby while working on something completely different.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hatsune Miku Pack

As promised, I present my Hatsune Miku Pack. I'm somewhat of a n00b still but I think I did a pretty good job. I couldn't do this without the base models I found lying around in the internet. I have heavily modded them and gave them new UVs: the under skirt of Piron Miku v2 provided by Xoriu, hair/headset/tie parts from Animasa provided by Sucaloid321, and pieces of bangs from Piron. The base sleeves came from a source mentioned above (I forgot). The eyes come from a poster I saw, there isn't information of the original artist unfortunately. Everything else was made by scratch. All of these items are meant for adult female sims, though some are acceptable to be used with elder and teen sims. There are still kinks, I'll iron them out if requested.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hatsune Miku Update

Miku is finally finished (again)! I wasn't sure if I would ever finish Miku (revision 23) since I quit modding for Sims 3 three times since my last post. I have started my own side projects as a hobby, so hopefully I'll keep up with Sims 3. I couldn't have done this by myself, I used different base models and textures. This set includes a full outfit, boots, headset, contacts, sleeves, and hair. I'm not good on making actual sims, so I may end up using other actual sim models since mine look like cartoons and I want a realistic look. Anyway, you can expect the actual .rar tomorrow. I'm taking a much needed break right now. This was originally meant for ModtheSims' multi-cultural photo competition. I seriously delayed it once I saw that someone else had entered their own Miku sim. I haven't worked 24/7 on this, as I said I took many weeks off. Sims 3 is frustrating due to its UVs and 'rules.' I wish I could get Sims 3 to match my own renders >.> So yeah, here's some CAS preview shots. I used many programs to create this and I have deleted this whole project at least a dozen times, I'll add the whole process tomorrow. As a part of constantly changing things, I have already changed the bangs in these screenshots that I took earlier today.