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#1 Old 21st Sep 2022 at 5:35 PM
Default Can i just use blender to Convert CC?
As the title implies, can i just use blender to convert cc? also can i use the newest version of blender to make/convert cc? any help is appreciated

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#2 Old 22nd Sep 2022 at 2:04 PM
For converting clothing, you’ll need a few more programs in addition to blender. This tutorial should help get you started: https://mimisapje.tumblr.com/post/1...hing-ts4-to-ts3

Also, sims3tutorialhub over on tumblr has a lot of great resources and tips for clothing conversion/creation: https://sims3tutorialhub.tumblr.com/
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#3 Old 22nd Sep 2022 at 4:29 PM
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Originally Posted by twinsimming
For converting clothing, you’ll need a few more programs in addition to blender. This tutorial should help get you started: https://mimisapje.tumblr.com/post/1...hing-ts4-to-ts3

Also, sims3tutorialhub over on tumblr has a lot of great resources and tips for clothing conversion/creation: https://sims3tutorialhub.tumblr.com/

Thank you! I have another question, can i use the newest version of blender for cc? I have all of the other programs now I just can't afford Milkshape nor can i find it, the links for it don't work for me.

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#4 Old 23rd Sep 2022 at 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by OhCrapItsTBGP
Thank you! I have another question, can i use the newest version of blender for cc? I have all of the other programs now I just can't afford Milkshape nor can i find it, the links for it don't work for me.

I’m pretty sure exporting meshes from Sims4Studio requires version 2.70 of Blender. If you don’t have that version and try to export a mesh, a pop up should appear asking if you would like to download that version of Blender.

As for Milkshape, there’s a working download link in this tutorial: https://sims3tutorialhub.tumblr.com...497728242352129
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#5 Old 23rd Sep 2022 at 4:09 PM Last edited by thornowl : 23rd Sep 2022 at 9:33 PM.
shameless plug https://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=659402
i checked mimisapje's tutorial and the only part i didn't cover in my tutorial is this:

> (OPTIONAL)Step 4: You can close S4CASTools and open up milkshape and import the OBJ file in it, then export it again as on obj file.
This step is optional, but I do it, cause if I directly import the exported obj file s4castools into blender, the mesh will look square-y.

i assume by "square-y" they mean flat shading? you can easily switch to smooth shading in blender, no need to use milkshape for that
just select your mesh in object mode and click the "smooth" button in the left panel (if you don't see it, press T)


if that's not it, well, let me know. i'm sure we can fix whatever that is without using milkshape

also you don't need 2.70 specifically, you can do this in any recent version. you'll need 2.8-2.9 if you want to use geom tools, but that's optional
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#6 Old 24th Sep 2022 at 4:12 PM
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Originally Posted by thornowl
shameless plug https://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=659402
i checked mimisapje's tutorial and the only part i didn't cover in my tutorial is this:

> (OPTIONAL)Step 4: You can close S4CASTools and open up milkshape and import the OBJ file in it, then export it again as on obj file.
This step is optional, but I do it, cause if I directly import the exported obj file s4castools into blender, the mesh will look square-y.

i assume by "square-y" they mean flat shading? you can easily switch to smooth shading in blender, no need to use milkshape for that
just select your mesh in object mode and click the "smooth" button in the left panel (if you don't see it, press T)


if that's not it, well, let me know. i'm sure we can fix whatever that is without using milkshape

also you don't need 2.70 specifically, you can do this in any recent version. you'll need 2.8-2.9 if you want to use geom tools, but that's optional


Thank you! I'll try this when i get a chance! Also i use 3.0, is that too new a version? None the less thank you!

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#7 Old 24th Sep 2022 at 4:13 PM
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Originally Posted by twinsimming
I’m pretty sure exporting meshes from Sims4Studio requires version 2.70 of Blender. If you don’t have that version and try to export a mesh, a pop up should appear asking if you would like to download that version of Blender.

As for Milkshape, there’s a working download link in this tutorial: https://sims3tutorialhub.tumblr.com...497728242352129


Thank you for the link! I look into it!

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#8 Old 24th Sep 2022 at 4:43 PM
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Originally Posted by OhCrapItsTBGP
Thank you! I'll try this when i get a chance! Also i use 3.0, is that too new a version? None the less thank you!

i haven't tried it (i still use 2.79 for performance reasons), but it should be fine. after all, you're just importing/exporting generic .obj files. meshtoolkit and tsrw is where the real magic happens
geom tools don't work in 3.0, but you don't really have to use them

yw, i'm always happy to save a creator from using milkshape
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#9 Old 25th Sep 2022 at 4:42 PM
Hiya, me again lol, stupid question, where do I find the sims 3 templates for bodies and such? I feel like i seen them somewhere but i can't find them now.

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#10 Old 25th Sep 2022 at 7:00 PM Last edited by LadySmoks : 25th Sep 2022 at 7:10 PM.
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Originally Posted by OhCrapItsTBGP
Hiya, me again lol, stupid question, where do I find the sims 3 templates for bodies and such? I feel like i seen them somewhere but i can't find them now.

TSRW is probably easiest way. You can export .obj directly, or export as package, open with S3PE and export the geom. You need TSRW to creat a new package anyway. Also, depending on the foreign mesh (sounds as you are converting TS4 to TS3), TS4 custom meshes are often much higher polycount than TS3 can handle, so you may need to reduce count, and decimate the heck out of L2 and L3. Just be careful if you need to reduce L1, as it can be easy to "lose" the appearance of the mesh.

I generally use Blender 2.80 and work in quads, and use edge select tool to control how and which vertices I remove. Other versions should work, as long as Smug Tomato's geom tools work with that version.

There is a section in MTK that has a chart (I think geom tools> mesh mirror). Also an older thread here, covers vertices counts.

Watch neck, waist and ankle seams, as TS4 and TS3 are very different body meshes, as well as UV mapping.
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#11 Old 25th Sep 2022 at 8:30 PM
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Originally Posted by OhCrapItsTBGP
Hiya, me again lol, stupid question, where do I find the sims 3 templates for bodies and such? I feel like i seen them somewhere but i can't find them now.

here https://modthesims.info/t/411795
or yeah, you can just find naked top/bottom in tsrw and export as .obj
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#12 Old 26th Sep 2022 at 2:55 AM
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Originally Posted by thornowl
here https://modthesims.info/t/411795
or yeah, you can just find naked top/bottom in tsrw and export as .obj


Thanks!

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