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Knee-Length Summer Skirts

by plasticbox Posted 9th Jul 2015 at 10:13 PM - Updated 14th Jul 2015 at 5:23 AM by plasticbox
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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.
The kids will get a sunburn if they keep running around in mini skirts all summer!


Update/Fix 2015-07-10: When making a new top for girls, I noticed two issues with the top edge of this skirt that I couldn’t see before (all the tops that I had until yesterday were covering up that edge) ‒ the top shadow was broken resulting in those dreaded black splotches, and if one looks closely it also becomes apparent that the texture is a little bit too large/high at the top (it goes over the edge, covering up the self shadow). The shadow issue is fixed, please redownload! I also added screenshots that show both the bork and the fix. For the textures it’ll be a little while until I fix them, since that means editing/re-saving all the textures





So I made them a longer skirt. It comes in 29 colours/patterns, is tested to be reasonably playground-proof (see screenshots) and optionally available for boys too (see separate upload). Available in Everyday and Party, and enabled for townies as well.

The bone assignments are a bit different from Maxis because I thought those were animating too stiff for this kind of skirt (also, have you ever seen a sim in a Maxis pencil skirt make situps? It is not pretty .. ). See screenshots; I tested quite thoroughly I hope ‒ there is still a bit of knee-clipping in some extreme positions, like when they climb onto the monkey bars, but that’s only for a very short moment, and some knee disconnection when you peek under their skirts on the monkey bar. Walking and sitting and such should be working fine though; I tested with thin/middle/fat kids and haven’t seen any big issues with that.

Also, with all settings on Low and in Laptop mode I’m seeing a stray face poking out from the belly in some positions (like on the monkey bars) ‒ I haven’t seen it during more generic animations but I don’t normally play in Laptop mode, so I can’t really tell how much of an issue it is. I probably can’t do much about it anyway because the belly is exactly the part that I haven’t changed from the original skirt at all.



Polygon Counts:

LOD0: 624V/890F
LOD1: 470V/626F
LOD2: 283V/320F
LOD3: 209V/172F

This is a little less than the Maxis mini skirt.


Additional Credits:

Some of the flower patterns are based on patterns from http://pixeledpaper.deviantart.com (CC BY-NC-SA). The white CAS background is by lumialover; the sims are wearing short hairs from here and here and Helianthea’s Super Bland Comic Eyes (defaults).


TS4CASTools, Paint.net, Milkshape + Cat’s Normal Smoother, s4pe0.3a.
Age: Child
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Party Wear
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

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pbox_cfBottom_SkirtKneeLengthRuffled.zip

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 11,577 · 10th Jul 2015
1.93 MB 11,577 10th Jul 2015
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16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 9th Jul 2015 at 11:05 PM
Nice. I love this.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 1:26 AM
These are amazing! I was getting so sick of my girls having no longer skirt options, and I'm sure I will be using these a lot. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 2:19 AM
When you said "Also, with all settings on Low and in Laptop mode I’m seeing a stray face poking out from the belly" my first thought was that you meant a humanoid face, I was like wth I want to see THAT screenshot lol, but I see you meant a mesh type face. I honestly can't say if I'm relieved or disappointed =D

The skirts are really cute and different to anything currently available for them, thank you, it will be nice to have more variety for them =)
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 2:37 AM
Thank you. Been wanting something between more than short and little dresses for my girls to where. Now she can still stay cool but still have a coverage when she plays and especial when sitting on floor or couch. (Always bothered me) Now for the women. Lol
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 6:41 AM
Goodness! Thank you! I always get what I need in the game from you.
Scholar
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#7 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 5:19 PM
Very nice, thank you.
Pettifogging Legalist!
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#8 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 7:08 PM
I just fixed the borken self-shadow on the top edge and reuploaded. Sorry about that -- I only have a short top that I can test this with since yesterday, so I wasn't able to see this before.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Instructor
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#9 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 11:44 PM
Great Job :)
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 9:56 PM
These are truly lovely. Thank you for making something different. It will help in making siblings of different ages.
Instructor
#11 Old 12th Jul 2015 at 6:32 AM
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Originally Posted by pixsay
When you said "Also, with all settings on Low and in Laptop mode I’m seeing a stray face poking out from the belly" my first thought was that you meant a humanoid face

Haha! I thought the same thing.

These are great, though. Thanks, plasticbox!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 17th Jul 2015 at 9:19 PM
very nice, thanks
Forum Resident
#13 Old 23rd Oct 2015 at 10:17 PM
I love this skirt but I have an issue with it. When my Sims sit down while wearing the skirt, they have their hands on the knees instead of on there thighs which would be normal. I guess this is because the hands are somehow animated to lie where the skirt ends, which looks weird after making the skirt longer. If you need, I can post some comparision pictures.
Pettifogging Legalist!
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#14 Old 1st Nov 2015 at 2:38 AM
I changed the assignments on purpose -- see the situp comparison pictures. Feel free to re-use my mesh if you want different versions.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#15 Old 14th Nov 2015 at 6:48 PM
Thanks for clarifying. Sadly, I´m not into mesh editing for TS4. Never mind, I still like your other stuff.
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Apr 2016 at 12:13 PM
I love this skirt too, but it makes my sim glistening all over, like covered in plastic...
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 8th May 2018 at 8:23 AM
This is so cute, I love it!
plasticbox also recommends you check the following:

Knee-Length Skirts for Boys


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