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|30th Aug 2014, 12:21 AM||List of TS4 Tutorials #1|
For a list of tools and resources, see the sticky in Tools.
EAxian modding documentation can be found here: forum thread | zip <-- one needs to be logged in at EA to access that forum
Tutorials lists on the wiki
Maxis Info Index at EA forums
CAS - Sims 4 Studio collection of CAS-related tutorials
Sims4Studio CAS and pose tutorials (brujah, orangemittens, many others): forum link
Includes recoloring, changing flags etc., and meshing with Blender
CAS Recoloring (Clothing)
TS4 CAS Tools: Recolouring (plasticbox): thread in this forum (CAS Tools screens have changed somewhat due to game patches, but otherwise everything in the tutorial is valid.)
Simple Retexturing with Photoshop (BlackGarden): Article at Platinum Simmers (Ignore the part about Color Magic, which is obsolete - the texturing tips are useful)
PhotoShop Recolouring tutorial (JSBoutique): tumblr post
How to convert adult clothing for children using Sim 4 Studio and Photoshop (texture conversion only) by Kiara Zurk: Video tutorial
CAS Recoloring (Hair, Eyes, Make-up)
Custom tattoos for TS4 (Simssalabim): tumblr post
Eye defaults for TS4 (Astraea Nevermore): tumblr post (Note that recent versions of s4pe have been updated to correctly identify and import RLE textures.)
Making custom eyelashes/mascaras (Vampire_aninyosaloh): thread in this forum
CAS Recoloring (General)
Seamless pattern tutorial | Photoshop (RockChick/Neen): video on YouTube (Ignore the references to TS3-specific tools - applies for TS4 as well, since its about the pattern making itself)
Multi-channel image editing (RLES, shadows etc) with Paint.net and friends (plasticbox): thread in this forum
Editing specular images with Gimp (s3nova): thread in this forum
Note that for the actual texturing, tutorials for TS2 may still apply (particularly if you are using an older version of Photoshop).
Proper genetics for non-default eyes (Helianthea): post in this forum
Creating a custom skintone with TS4 Skininator (CmarNYC): thread in this forum
CAS Flags and sorting
TS4 CASTools: Flag edits | Gender, randomness, categories, etc (plasticbox): thread in this forum
Hair F-to-M Gender conversion (Soloriya): post on tumblr
Beginner's Guide to blender: instructables.com (blender 2.63)
blender.org: Tutorials section
Blender tutorial links: thread at sims-studio.proboards.com
Editing a Hair Mesh using CAS Tools and Milkshape (Kiara Zurk): Video tutorial on YouTube
Meshing for TS4 using 3ds Max (coloresurbanos): List of video tutorials THESE TUTORIALS ARE IN SPANISH
CAS - Conversion
Converting a TS3 dress to TS4 using CAS Tools, Milkshape, and GIMP: Tutorial
Converting a TS3 hair to TS4 using CAS Tools, Milkshape, and GIMP, plus alpha mesh tricks: Tutorial
How to convert an adult mesh for child using Sims 4 Studio and Blender, by Kiara Zurk: Video tutorial
How to convert an adult hair for children using Sims 4 Studio and Blender, by Kiara Zurk: Video tutorial
Objects - Sims 4 Studio collection of object, walls, floors, roofs, water, terrain-related tutorials
Sims4Studio Build/Buy/Tuning tutorials (andrew, brujah, orangemittens, many others): forum link
Includes creation, texturing, tuning, etc., and meshing with Blender
How to place multi-tile wallpapers (Bakie): video on Youtube
Recoloring a Wall in Photoshop (melbrewer367): tumblr
Seamless pattern wallpapers (Bakie): video on Youtube
Coloured Pool Water (manual cloning) (pbox): thread in this forum
Basic Object Instructions for TSRW: thread at TSR
Vertex declaration for glass in lamps (TSRW): post at TSR / TSRW forums
How to create a custom(ised) catalog object: post in this forum
Build/Buy Mode Thumbnails + Swatches -- how to edit, add, sort etc: post in this forum
Custom wall stickers (Bakie): video on YouTube
Custom paintings (Bakie): video on YouTube
Creating Specular Images for The Sims 4 (Sim_Man): pdf on dropbox; linked from here
Normal Maps for TS3/TS4: post at TSR
Python Some useful pointers on how to get started in this thread
How to Access The Sims 4 Python Files (Zerbu): tumblr post | thread in this forum
How to change the simulation clock speed by changing maxis scripts (jcgurango): thread in this forum
How to run a function when the game is loaded (mgomez): thread in this forum
For absolute beginners: Making a simple script that gets the town's population (mgomez): thread in this forum
Script Reloading (fetusdip): thread in this forum
TS4 Advanced Coding Tutorials: wiki page
XML Tuning How-To (pbox): thread in this forum
Extracting TS4 XML Using TS4 Combined XML Extractor (scumbumbo): thread in this forum
Strings and localisation
Add names to random names generator (An_dz): post in Modding Discussion
Adding new random names for CAS and townies (julyvee94): thread at EA forums | Video on YouTube
How to add a custom string resource (STBL) to something (pbox): thread in this forum
How to translate an existing mod (STBL editing / pbox): thread in this forum
Custom TV Channels (Simser der Deutschen): thread in this forum
Finding Maxis string and object IDs: thread in this forum
Please post in this thread with updates/additions/corrections, so that we can edit the list. Thanks!
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|30th Aug 2014, 2:10 PM||#2|
|30th Aug 2014, 2:16 PM||#3|
@Kiara24 - Your tutorial is about default overrides, do I understand that correctly? Or recolors?
|30th Aug 2014, 2:22 PM||#4|
|7th Sep 2014, 5:59 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2009
I went tutorial hunting tonight, and these are what I found. I don't think there are any duplicates of what you have so far, but you might want to check too. I was also able to grab a few of yours I didn't have.
How To: Make Your Recolours Appear in the Same Thumbnail @ tumblr by JSBoutique
How to make a custom tatoo for the Sims 4 @ tumblr by simssalabim
How To: Use Transparency in Your CC @ tumblr by simssalabim
PS Recoloring Tutorial @ tumblr by JSBoutique
Beginner's Tutorial - Custom Recolor and T-Shirt Design @ StarryNiteSims
Adding Custom Swatches to Your Custom Content @ StarryNiteSims
Pattern Tutorial Video for use with Caster Tool @ MTS by Rock Chick
How to Create (and install) Custom Content - The Sims 4 @ The Sims 4 Blogger, tumblr by PeterSims
Video Tutorial: TS4 Custom Lipstick Tutorial @ youtube by imaorney
Textures to Re-texture Hair @ www.jennisims.es by JenniSims
|7th Sep 2014, 11:56 AM||#6|
Thanks, auntielynds! =)
|7th Sep 2014, 1:59 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Is there a tutorial for making CAS CC as a new content (no recolor & no default replacement) ?
I did more than 160 tattoos in TS3, I can't imagine to make 160 recolors.
|7th Sep 2014, 2:14 PM||#8|
The first link in antielynd's post might be what you want?
("Recolor" doesn't have to mean "exactly like the EA version, only with a different colour" .. it's more about the distinction between "new content" vs "override".)
|10th Sep 2014, 9:30 AM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2014
Awww thanks for linking to my tutorials! Happy to answer any questions if anyone decides to try one!
|10th Sep 2014, 12:24 PM||#10|
Cool, thanks! =) If people post questions, they will hopefully do it on your site or in a separate thread -- not in this one please, otherwise we'll end up with a mega thread about every tutorial under the sun =P
|14th Sep 2014, 8:57 PM||#11|
I am really excited to see that my tutorial for Custom Lipstick made it onto your list!
Since that tutorial was based on using the CAS Demo, I have updated the tutorial and re-uploaded it. Would you be able to correct the link, please?
Here's the new video:
|14th Sep 2014, 9:19 PM||#12|
Fixed; thanks for the update! =)
|21st Sep 2014, 1:08 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate the listing!
However, it seems that the link to "how to share a sim" is broken at the moment. Is there a better link to it, or another tutorial someone has saved? Thanks!
|21st Sep 2014, 1:16 AM||#14|
You mean the "Sharing sims without the Gallery (Srikandi)" one? That one works, I just checked -- can you try again?
(Was it one of those 502 / Bad Gateway errors, perchance? Those are not due to broken links, that's got something to do with the server caching *waves hands* -- but usually only lasts a few seconds, so whenever you encounter that just wait a little bit and reload.)
Thanks for reporting it!
|21st Sep 2014, 2:08 AM||#15|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Thank you so much! I just checked again and its working now! And its good to know that from now on.
I had a feeling it may have been that, but maybe I just got super unlucky and refreshed a few times in a few minutes between and every time caught that. It was like only a five minute span though so yeah! Thank you again!
|23rd Sep 2014, 8:49 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jun 2010
*slides Tutorial * I hope this is the right place to put this. I found a slightly more efficient way to convert hair from female to male using S4Castools. it saves a lot of time and you don't have to worry about swatches.
|23rd Sep 2014, 5:36 PM||#17|
Thank you, added it to the list!
|27th Sep 2014, 6:55 PM||#18|
I just posted a tutorial for making eyelashes and mascaras with PS and S4S: LINK
I'm not sure what kind of tutorials are needed, so if it's too elemental or unuseful I'll take it down. Thank you!
|27th Sep 2014, 7:00 PM||#19|
Oh thanks, I just added that because I saw the new thread! =) But thanks anyway, it helps when people also post here so I won't miss things.
|28th Sep 2014, 9:07 PM||#20|
Added a bunch of new ones (great finds auntielynds =) and also shuffled around the sort order a bit since the CAS section became a bit unwieldy.
|29th Sep 2014, 12:33 PM||#21|
|29th Sep 2014, 9:48 PM||#22|
The link works for me, I just checked. It's an announcement in http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/cat...cal-discussions in case you still can't get there by direct link. (What I don't know and currently can't check because I can't find their logout button =P is how well the EA forums work when you aren't logged in. Maybe that is the problem?)
|30th Sep 2014, 1:05 PM||#23|
Yes, this is very intuitive . I'm pretty sure that a few weeks ago the modding section was available for anyone.
PS: the log-out is hidden under the cog-wheel button.
|30th Sep 2014, 5:47 PM||#24|
LOL wut .. they made their modding section top secret? o.O
That must be a new thing then, I'm sure because I used to know where that darn logout button was. Thanks for letting me know.
Yeah, very intuitive indeed. It only makes their forum look broken.
|2nd Oct 2014, 7:19 AM||#25|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Has anyone figured out how to convert hair from Sims 3 to Sims 4 yet? Can I use a way similar to converting female hair to male?