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New mesh: teen formal dress with alpha layers

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 16th Jun 2007 at 7:01 PM - Updated 10th Oct 2008 at 2:38 AM 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
So, here's a new dress mesh for female teens, hope you'll enjoy it

Mesh history
In short, this mesh is actually a requested gift.
In long, there's a Russian forum where I 'dwell'; we hold Sims2-making contests from time to time; on the most recent (spring) contest, to encourage people to participate, I promised to make any mesh the winner will request (fitting the category in which the winner had won). So, this mesh was requested by winner in teen female clothes set category, Blondmermaid aka Janna.

Mesh notes
Mesh has heels and 2 alpha layers - inner skirt (alpha1) and outer skirt and sleeves (alpha2). Both alphas have backfaces, so you can shorten/shape them anyway you want; however, due to this, it's relatively high-poly - 4272 faces, 2880 vertices (for comparison, original tfbodynaked had 1930 faces, 1244 vertices).
Mesh has fat state and bump maps working, for all layers.
Mesh created from tfbodynaked, so it is compatible with any versions of the game.
Mesh archive contains UVW maps for body and alpha layers (UVW is the same for both alphas) - these are useful for recolorers. If you are not going to recolor, feel free to delete them If you are going to recolor, but not sure what these are for - use them as base texture in your recolor and see

Mesh flaws
I'll be honest - this mesh isn't flawless (as you can see from some screenshots), but I made it as close to good as I can. With most usual poses, you'll see no clipping. However, in some cases it still occurs - i.e. when sim places hands on hips, hands sink into skirts; ground-sitting poses also have some clipping. I'm afraid there's nothing I can do about it However, feel free to comment about the poses where flaws appear - there are still chances that I missed something.

Recolors
Both uploaded recolors are made by Janna, and uploaded by me with her permission. (Sorry, but I don't like to recolor, so anything by me wouldn't look good, so I asked her permission to use these).
Actually, she already made more recolors - uploaded them to VitaSims, see pages 35-37 in teen clothing.

Thanks
To skankyboy, for the smd plugin.
To Dr Pixel and Sunair, for explanations how to add subsets to clothing mesh.
To pinhead, for explanations how to set up opacity properly (on hair example).
To Janna, for allowing to use her textures.
To MTS2 #create chat, for listening to my whinings :D

Policy
Feel free to create recolors of this mesh, but don't post them as donation or pay items - only free - and don't forget to credit me properly.
Ask for permission if you want to clone/alter it.
You may use clothes with this mesh in your sims, if they are posted on a free site. (The Exchange or TSR doesn't count as free site, if anyone doubts.)
You may upload the mesh with your recolor, if you put a link to this post as well - however, I'd prefer if you give link to this thread, for error-reporting (if any) and updates purposes.

Polygon Counts:
4272 faces, 2880 vertices total.
Tags: #teen, #formal, #alpha

Age: Teen
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Formal
Clothing Style: No Style Modern Historial Fantasy
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
JS_TF_FormalBalDress_Lilac.rar

Size: 1,009.0 KB · Downloads: 18,751 · 16th Jun 2007
1,009.0 KB 18,751 16th Jun 2007
JS_TF_FormalBalDress_pink.rar

Size: 996.1 KB · Downloads: 19,041 · 16th Jun 2007
996.1 KB 19,041 16th Jun 2007
MESH_Jasana_tfcontspr07forBlondmermaid.rar

Size: 281.8 KB · Downloads: 30,993 · 16th Jun 2007
281.8 KB 30,993 16th Jun 2007
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 7:42 PM
Yay!I'm the first one to post.
The dress is amazing,thanks a bunch <3

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Alchemist
#3 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 7:57 PM
Your sims look like Cinderella.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 8:01 PM
Its amazing. I love it. =]]]

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#5 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 8:03 PM
Wow.. wow.. wow.. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Space Pony
#6 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 8:32 PM
Wow, that's pretty amazing!

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#7 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 9:15 PM
This is a lovely mesh! and Janna is an amazing texturer - I went to look at the other recolors, all lovely.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 9:57 PM
too cewl. thanks. just like cinderella
Test Subject
#9 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 10:27 PM
Absolutely fabulous mesh, beautiful and universal=) Thank you much!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 11:37 PM
This is absolutely beautiful! I normally just request recolours (I don't have photoshop on my Sims-capable computer), but I think I may have to play around with this one myself ...

Thank you for making and posting it!

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Scholar
#11 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 11:48 PM
This is lovely; thanks for making it.

The download buttons for Janna's recolors at VitaSims all lead to pages of jumbled characters, so I guess something over there is broken.

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 3:45 AM
Thanks, this is so pretty!
Scholar
#13 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 5:14 AM
This is really pretty, but it's a shame that it's only for teens!
Forum Resident
#14 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 6:16 AM
beautiful formal!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 9:08 AM
WOOW! These dresses are really awesome! Thanks a lot!!!

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Test Subject
#16 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 9:24 AM
Big thanks for sharing new mesh! Both dresses are wonderful
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 11:47 PM Last edited by WinfieldGrey : 18th Jun 2007 at 11:17 PM. Reason: Additional Feedback
Jasana, I can only imagine how much time and effort you put into this alpha editable mesh, 10 points for patience and persistance, for without both, the ppl here would not have such a great outfit to download.
Great work on including the "normals" for the "skinners" to play with and overall, you have done a fantastic job.

I hope the positive comments here inspire you to keep creating as we should all hold "mesh makers" in very high esteme!

Kind Regards

Grey

PS...I picked up a virus (GAIN) at VitaSims when I followed the link above. Apparently it is in the "counter" on the page, which is most probably sourced from a 3rd party server that VitaSims have no control over!!!.
Just thought I'd share this in case any other members go there.
I'm sure they'll correct it shortly though.

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#18 Old 19th Jun 2007 at 9:03 AM Last edited by GreenDaySim74 : 19th Jun 2007 at 9:05 AM. Reason: Hmmm....
I was looking for some good - great - teen dresses and ... wow, these blew me away. I'm still learning how to make meshes and clothing, it's hard, so I thank you for taking the time to make it and share it.

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#19 Old 19th Jun 2007 at 1:25 PM
Thanks so very much for this. THere are very few formal teen meshes with BumpMaps, and to have an alpha is even greater.
And you're a darling for supplying the UV maps. It's such a useful thing!

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#20 Old 21st Jun 2007 at 3:35 AM
The mesh is so beautiful and it reminds me of Cinderella. Thanks for another fantastic creation from you .It makes me happy when I see something from you because I know it is quality work.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 3:22 AM
MARVELOUS!
I don't even know how to make alpha editable clothing parts yet, wait a minute, I don't know how to mod clothing even, hahaha.

This is beautiful and top quality!

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 1:59 PM
Ooh, that's a great mesh! Well done! Can't wait to download.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 1:17 AM
This is great! I don't suppose there are any plans to make a version for adult Sims? :D
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#24 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 6:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leeann
I don't suppose there are any plans to make a version for adult Sims?
No, there's more than enough adult meshes over the net, I feel no need to make a new one
Test Subject
#25 Old 24th Aug 2007 at 8:31 AM
woweeeee! These are absolutely amazing, I want one to wear :D! Thanks muchly for the brilliant dresses!

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