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Posted 26th Jul 2012 at 2:58 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 2:47 PM by Nysha - Viewed 237775 times. Direct link to this thread
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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 what the name implies - a set of tools for the serious Sims mesher. It's still very much a work in progress, but I've been working on it for almost six months and this seems like a good time to officially upload it. Updates will probably be frequent, especially as more people try it out. Please report any bugs, problems, and stuff not working, and don't hesitate to suggest any (reasonable) improvements!
Some of the Toolkit screens are attached below for illustration. Select files using the buttons which bring up the standard Windows file browser. Basic instructions for each function are in the tab for that function. As more tutorials for the use of this set of tools are done by me or others, I'll link them below.
Frankensteined Clothing in Seven (reasonably) Easy Steps (GEOM FrankenMesh, BGEO for clothing, GEOM tangent fixer)
List of functions:
Auto tools for GEOM
Auto tools for WSO (added in V1.1)
Package tools (added in V1.3)
To-do for a future version
Unzip all files into a folder and run MeshToolKit.exe. You must have .NET 3.5 or higher installed. This should also run under Wine or Mono on Mac / Linux, and I'd like feedback from anyone who tries.
Delete the files.
Here's the lovely Jessi, who arrived as half a woman with no bones or morphs. After auto-bone assignment using a swimsuit mesh as reference here she is with vertex colors based on bones - I had to fix a few verts between her fingers but that was all:
And here are auto-created morphs. The fat and pregnant ones are a little bumpy but this will probably not happen on a normal-poly mesh:
And last, after Mesh Mirror and auto-UV assignment. The UV mapping needs a lot of work.
BloomsBase for the Jessi mesh - she made an excellent example of a super high-poly mesh to show what Toolkit is capable of. Plus she's rather eye-catching!
Everyone in the Create forums for help, feedback, and suggestions.
7/28/12: Version 1.1
9/2/12: Version 1.2
Also a somewhat related note - TSR has fixed the TSRW calculation of tangents in its new version that came out 8/28, so now muscle definition should show up correctly on TSRW items.
9/6/2012: Version 18.104.22.168
Bugfix for an error causing the Frankenmesh function to crap out if morphs are included.
9/11/2012: Version 22.214.171.124
2/13/2013: Version 126.96.36.199
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.
For Package files:
1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).
For Sims3Pack files:
1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).
Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.
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