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Featured upload! TS4 Coat Converter

by CmarNYC Posted 5th Nov 2018 at 11:24 PM - Updated 6th Nov 2018 at 4:10 AM by CmarNYC
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is a very simple tool that finds and extracts painted pet coats from the .householdbinary files created in your Tray folder when you save a family in CAS to your library. The coat image is saved as a .png with full transparency and can be used as the texture for a CAS Part so the coat can be easily used and shared.

To find an image, navigate to your \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray folder and select a .householdbinary file. The tool will search for images and display them. If it finds more than one you can scroll through them.



When making a CAS Part, you have a few choices.

Pet Clothing/Accessories:
  • Clone the 'nude' body. Set the proper flags (check 'Show in CAS UI' and 'Show in InfoPanel', uncheck the 'Enable for Nude' options). Adding the FullBody tag will make it show in a clothing category - Costume value for outfits, Suits for tops, and Short Dresses for dresses.
  • Clone a collar or hat and remove the mesh.
  • Clone the Shoes (paws) and set the flags as above for the nude body. This will show up in the unfiltered clothing category and can be combined with other clothing/accessories.
Clone the ears or tail, but this will restrict you to one ear or tail shape.

Extract the .exe file and run it. Please report any problems!
Tags: #cat, #dog, #paint, #coat

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Cats and Dogs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TS4CoatConverter.zip | Description: Extract .exe file and run 61.0 KB 601 5th Nov 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use 7zip (recommended), WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (OS X) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s). OS X also has a built-in utility for that (just rightclick).

3. Extract the .exe file and run it.

Need more information?
 
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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Nov 2018 at 2:22 PM
I don't fully understand so this might be a stupid question but, could this work the other way around by putting a picture over the file in the right shape and in a way "painting" an actual picture on the pet?
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#3 Old 7th Nov 2018 at 5:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bloodywillzzz
I don't fully understand so this might be a stupid question but, could this work the other way around by putting a picture over the file in the right shape and in a way "painting" an actual picture on the pet?


If you mean using a picture to make a CAS Part (pet clothing), you could do that using any image editor.

If you mean writing a new image into the .householdbinary file so it shows up on the pet when you import it from your library or the gallery, that's an interesting idea and should be possible at least in theory. I can take a look at it!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Nov 2018 at 2:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CmarNYC
If you mean using a picture to make a CAS Part (pet clothing), you could do that using any image editor.

If you mean writing a new image into the .householdbinary file so it shows up on the pet when you import it from your library or the gallery, that's an interesting idea and should be possible at least in theory. I can take a look at it!


I meant the second thing cause I think it'd be awesome if you could for instance put starry night by van gogh on your cat without having the need for painting skills.
I hope theory becomes reality in this case!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 12:10 AM
Is it worth pointing out that if you paint a dog with pointed ears, when you apply the extracted texture to a dog with floppy ears (I don't know the technical terms) the texture does not cover the entire ear but leaves the tips with the underlying fur colour showing?

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#6 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Is it worth pointing out that if you paint a dog with pointed ears, when you apply the extracted texture to a dog with floppy ears (I don't know the technical terms) the texture does not cover the entire ear but leaves the tips with the underlying fur colour showing?


Thanks, I'll do a little testing and put that in the description - may apply to tails as well. I know the different shapes of ears and tails are mapped differently in uv1 and maybe in uv0 as well.

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Test Subject
#7 Old 13th Dec 2018 at 11:16 PM
What about pets skin, not coat-paint? Over one year wait for default fur.
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#8 Old 30th Jan 2019 at 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by LadyStanleyCup
I'm not really up to par on the terminology of computery stuff... lol - but it sounds cool. I am just an artist - I don't know the tech stuff, but it sounds like we can basically customize pet coats with a png and this will convert it for us to use in game for our pets? Correct? If not, I won't be offended if you say "Nope, dingbat, that isn't what this is at all." Like I said, when it comes to the words of computery files and extensions, I am lost.


Well, yes and no. You can paint a coat on a pet in CAS, save the family to your library, use this tool to convert it to a .png, and use that to make custom pet 'clothing' which will show the coat. You have the right general idea, though!

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims content:
Online Sims - general mods for Sims 3
Offline Sims - adult mods for Sims 3 and Sims 4