anonymous asked:

im sorry im a dumbdumb but um what does baking textures mean ?


I would literally LOVE to explain this to you nonny. I love talking about making cc :3

So as I’m sure you know, cc is made up of basically 2 parts: the 3d object, or mesh, and the texture. the 3d mesh, without the texture, is basically like an unpainted model car. You know it’s a car, but it doesn’t REALLY look like a car without the paint.

the texture is basically the paint.

however, as I’m sure you know, textures usually look soooomething like this:

which obviously doesn’t look like anything. that’s because to apply a texture to a 3D object, you need something called a UV Map

(these don’t match, I did one before the other lmao) A UV map, like the name implies, is basically a map that tells the 3D program where to apply the ‘paint’, or texture.

The way I get that texture is by applying ‘materials’ to the objects in the 3d program.

Here’s what texture baking looks like in Blender. You can see my render, and then to the right is my node setup. The nodes tell Blender what to apply to the 3D mesh. So, for instance, right now I have a copper-like material applied to the mesh, so that means that you can see in the render the roof looks like it’s made out of copper!

Then, when I click bake, it uses the UV map I showed you up there to ‘paint’ each pixel onto the UV map, to turn it into a flat, 2D image.

That way when I import it into sims4studio, sims4studio can use the UV Map I created in Blender, to know where to apply the texture I baked for it! That way, it looks properly ‘painted’ in sims4studio, and in the game when I export it into a .package

LMAO this was long af but the answer needed a bit of background and I hope this answered your question XD XD

Heartbreak never truly goes away.

Eventually, you stop crying yourself to sleep and the self-blame will dim. The questions as to why you weren’t good enough along with all that lost time spent in the shower retracing your last conversation will also stop too.

However, it will not be easy.

You are still going to wake up with them in your mind for weeks to come and similarly, they will be all you can think about before you sleep. Heartbreak is a bit like love in that respect, you think about them constantly except the thoughts are painful this time around.

Indeed, there are moments where you find shelter from these thoughts, a hot chocolate with a friend or an essay that requires your full attention. Your favourite song will come on but then that shuffled sad song will follow and trigger the thoughts all over again. This is inevitable so when it catches you off guard, let it all out. Do all you must to wash away the sadness. Call a friend, bake some cookies, go and lie on the floor with your dog and tell him you’re glad he wouldn’t ever hurt you like this.

Your heart will miss them so much it will use any excuse to search for them. The same model car they have will drive by while you are laughing away with your friends and suddenly you cannot breathe.
You might see someone with the same curly hair or the way the person sitting in front of you on the bus drums their fingers to a song will remind you of them. This too, is inevitable. Try to appreciate these small quirks because regardless of where you have ended up, these were once pieces of a puzzle that led to you falling in love and that is a beautiful thing.

Most importantly of all, you are going to want to run to them. You are going to want to share your day- whether it be good or bad- purely out of habit. You will miss the way they told you terrible jokes or sent you pictures of your favourite breed dog just to bring a smile to your face for the first time that day. You will miss how excited they got when you were excited- how happy they got when you were happy. Allow yourself to grieve this absence but remind yourself that they aren’t the only person who would be willing to devote so much effort to cheering you up. Let your loved ones know you’re sad and soak in the warmth of their kind words. 

And then, suddenly, a few weeks have passed and you think of them for the first time in three days and you realise that you are healing. You start to fill your time with people and things that make you happy. You suddenly crave adventure and new experiences and anything that makes you feel alive again. You stop beating yourself up and start to defend your corner like you are your own best friend. You put your hands up and admit your contribution to the downfall of it all but the difference is, you refuse to defend them any longer. You validate your pain and tell yourself that it is okay to hurt and that you just need time- the art of healing requires the same patience as a few broken bones.

The bond with your friends will strengthen if you let them in- please let them in. Spend time with them and regularly express how much you appreciate them. Feel good about telling loved ones that you love them. Do not shy away from this term because your heart is broken. Please remind yourself that this is not the end for you. Do not console yourself with the whole there are other fish in the sea rubbish because I know that despite how much pain they have caused, you still want them and you will continue to want them for a very long time. Instead, console yourself with the thought that your heart may be in two right now but bones do that sometimes and with a little support, healing is inevitable.

My darling, to break may not be beautiful while you’re going through it but it is, don’t you see? Even a glow stick has to crack to shine; think of how proud you will be when one day you can smile at yourself in the mirror and mean it again.

—  Heartbreak 101.

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Selfish part 2

part one


In which H is a little bit selfish


mild smut, angst, fluff


I’m sorry this took so long to update, and I know I said it would be a lot sooner but I was a lot busier than I thought I would. Hope you enjoy!

The house was still, stifled by silence and Harry lay awake, far too submerged in his own thoughts to even consider the idea of sleep. He silently observed the shapes being carved by a mixture of moonlight and streetlight from the window to his left, dancing on the walls all around him. Clenching his eyes shut and resting his forearm over them, Harry could almost feel the fleeting moments shared between he and y/n, some over a decade in the past.

His fists balled and his jaw locked. The past. 

“Harry!” He could feel the way she squealed his name, embedded deeb within him, haunting him to this day.

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