please link those ttutorials lmao. I would love to learn
Some programs and tutorials that I’m going to recommend are paid, but ALL OF
THEM can be found on torrent websites like thepiratesbay (always click on
a download link with a magnet and read comments) and rutracker (requires registration).
Zbrush (paid) - you’ll need it only for one feature;
optionalMaya (trial and student versions are free) - check system requirements,
older versions are less demanding. When it comes to making clothes, everything you might
need it for can be done in Blender. For the future, if you’ll ever
consider creating hair PLEASE DO IT IN MAYA OR 3DS MAX IT’D BE MUCH EASIER AND LEARNING THEM
WOULD BE TOTALLY WORTH YOUR TIME;
Graphic editor of your choice, preferably Photoshop.
Here is the order you need to follow for everything to work:
tip 1: First thing first, keep everything organized and give
distinctive names - it is very important. Create a folder with your project
name and subfolders “meshes”, “textures”, “preview”. If you’re using Maya, make
sure there are no spaces, symbols or non-Latin letters in the ENTIRE path. This
bitch will give you hell if there are.
tip 2: Create a “base models” folder with exported .blend (nude
top, bottom, full body, feet) and .obj files (anything is fine) of all genders
and age categories that you plan on making clothes for in the future. Put uv_0 and uv_1 templates there as well.
Import nude .obj mesh in Marvelous Designer (in meters), make clothes, export as .obj (without
avatar, thin, no internal lines or textures);
To decrease the poly
count without negatively affecting the topology and to have good edge flow
I suggest you to do retopology. This is why you need Zbrush;
nude/reference .blend mesh, import .obj file, do uv_0, close holes, transfer
uv_1 map, transfer weight, vertex-paint, remove doubles, split sharp edges, bake maps, remove covered parts of nude body, combine, set S4Studio
The Sims 4 Studio: import
lod0, change textures, change everything you need under Categories tab;
Graphic editor: edit textures;
The Sims 4 Studio: re-import
the textures, save the package, put it in the mods folder;
Run the game and PRAY;
everything that is wrong, DON’T FORGET TO DO LODS (make them only after
your lod0 is perfect), add swatches, make thumbnails if you want and
you’ll be good.
[Tutorial] How to make sims4 cc with marvelous designer (part 1)
(part 2)- pretty much everything you need to know, with the exception of The Sims 4 Studio part and retopology;
Elia’s Quick Sims 4 UV_1 Help Mini Tutorial - here you can find the templates I’ve mentioned previously. Also, those chaotic borders can be avoided by splitting your mesh approximately where the seams of the reference mesh are;
Dark spots on ambient occlusion map - subdivide surface and re-bake;
Previous mesh is visible after uploading new lod-s- you need to start from a different item. One thing to
note (it may be an issue with my program/game, but I’ll tell just in case it’s
not). When you create your package from a nude bottom, accessories like pantyhose will overlay your item’s texture (I’m pretty sure this can be
changed in Warehouse tab, but I’m too scared to even go there). When you start
from nude top, every time any CAS part is removed, your item of clothes will be
taken off as well. If you’ll run into the same problem start from underwear instead.
When vertex-painting, make sure the hex codes of colors are identical (if the same) or have a very smooth transition (if different). Use blur tool. Otherwise there may be a “split in mesh“;
When loading lods, nothing shows up - you forgot to
Before merging packages into one, make sure you didn’t overwrite them in the past. There will be 2 or more pairs of them in game.
Endlessly grateful to all people who shared their knowledge on this subject. Thank you <3
Feel free to drop any questions related to creating The Sims 4 custom clothes (only clothes and shoes, I don’t know anything else yet).
So like I love the Modern Royals AU and coffeeshop and bookstore aus and all, but just picture normal modern life…
Like everyone lives really close together
I imagine Eustace and Edmund share an apartment at some point
And it’s like some 90s sitcom where everyone comes and goes from each other’s homes as they please
Susan being like the little mother of the group
She’s the one lecturing everyone about healthy choices and preaching salad while Lucy bakes a double chocolate cake that disappears within ten minutes
and Susan low-key surreptitiously cleaning the boys’ apartment: like putting a timed air freshener in the bathroom and an automatic shower cleaner and keeping Frebreze in her purse and empties it around the apartment before she leaves (Edmund and Eustace are pretty tidy people though, compared to Peter…no one lets Susan to go his apartment)
Susan and Caspian have late late night talks
Peter insisting everyone take self-defense classes (originally he just insisted the girls take it, but then realized if they all went together he could watch Lucy drop Caspian on his back in three seconds flat)
Eustace is always trying to smuggle in his bug collection, despite Edmund’s rule against it. (”No bugs, Eustace.” “But my ant colony wouldn’t be-” “No Bugs. NO. Bugs.”)
(So Eustace gets really excited every time there’s like a spider in the shower or something)
Also, Lucy calling having to call her brothers or Eustace to kill a bug when there’s one in her place
Really big group hugs
When men whistle or cat call at the girls, the guys don’t get aggressive. They just cat call the men back.
I bet Caspian takes Eustace clubbing just to see what happens
Edmund always runs errands for everyone, so he has a key to everyone’s places, and has thus walked in on his brother at very awkward moments.
Surprise parties for everyone’s birthday. (they all see it coming, they just don’t know when or where it will happen.)
(Like Edmund bringing Lucy groceries she asked for (which included a lot of party supplies) but when he walked into her apartment they were all there, screaming “SURPRISE,” and it scared him so badly he flung all the grocery bags at them.)
(But that’s nothing compared to the time they all tried to surprise Lucy by hiding so she wouldn’t see anyone until she turned on the lights, but Eustace hid behind the door and Lucy thought he was a mugger so she took him down and poor Eustace was incapacitated for the whole party.)
When Lucy wants to get a tattoo, she wants to get everyone’s opinion about her ideas….but first it takes her and everyone else a year and half to convince Peter to drop the patriarchy and let her get one.
All night movie night where they all plan to be up until dawn but like almost everyone falls asleep after the second movie
Everyone always has someone to lean on and go to for any reason
After writing all of these, I feel there’s a lot of story/drabble potential. Message me if you wanna read any in particular. :)
A/N: I was recently struck with the inspiration to write something about Connor Murphy so this was the result. It’s not the best but i’m happy that I was able to write something for him.
Warnings: mostly just fluff, some swearing, connor being hard on himself
If you were to ask your classmates what comes to mind when
they hear the name Connor Murphy, the results would overwhelmingly be “freak.”
They may even go on to spur out some story about how he went
crazy and threw a printer at a teacher in the second grade.
Connor swears this never happened. You hesitantly brought it
up when the two of you had first started dating because you were curious. It is
true that Connor has a bit of a tough exterior but you have come to realize
that he is also incredibly kind and although you’ve seen him get angry before,
you couldn’t possibly imagine that he would ever go that far.
“Jesus Christ! No, I did not throw a printer at a teacher. I
was a skinny second grader. I don’t even think I had the strength to lift a
printer, let alone hurl it at a woman’s face. I mean I may have yelled at her a
bit because she actually made Nick
Wheeler the line leader. That was the worst fucking decision she could have
made! That kid was such a piece of shit. He used to stick chewed gum and earwax
under the desks. There was no way he could have handled that job. I was clearly
a better choice but she wouldn’t even consider it. That is the truth. I yelled
and got upset but I never physically hurt anyone but somehow over the years it
developed into a story that I threw a printer at a teacher. It’s like a game of
telephone, the story starts out as one thing but then eventually it gets passed
around to so many people and changes every time that it ends up being the
furthest thing from the truth.”
You believed him. Connor always intimidated you a little
when you would see him but you liked him. You couldn’t help it. He was
intriguing and attractive. Even before the two of you got together you couldn’t
shake this feeling that there was more to him than the freak label that
everyone gave him. Sometimes you still couldn’t seem to wrap your mind around
the fact that the two of you were actually together. You actually got to call
yourself Connor Murphy’s girlfriend. It was a pretty great title and it
definitely had its perks.
There was the perk that the two of you would always paint
each other’s nails. He actually had quite the collection of nail polish in his
room, maybe even more than you. Connor would let his paint chip a lot and he
didn’t seem to mind it too much but the minute he would notice the paint on
your nails chipping he would offer to paint them. He took it very seriously. He
would hunch over your hand and stick his tongue out trying to make it perfect.
He would sometimes even do some of those intricate nail art designs that you
see all the time on the internet but didn’t have the patience for. The boy had
Another perk of dating Connor was kissing him. The thing
about it is that every single kiss is a different experience. There is the kiss
where he breaks apart to tell you something but still keeps you close so that
he is whispering against your mouth. There is passionate kissing where you
would be sitting in his lap. There were the soft sweet kisses he would place on
top of your head when you weren’t feeling your best. He wasn’t always the greatest
at PDA and showing affection since it is kind of foreign to him but he wanted
to be there for you even in his limitations. His favorite kind of kiss was when
he would distract you from something that you needed to be doing. He would
start by kissing you on the lips and then move down to your neck, the boy
absolutely loved kissing your neck. You had a love-hate relationship with it.
It tickled but there was something about the way he did it that felt so damn
But the best perk of dating Connor was baking.
Connor was great at baking. When you asked him about it he
just shrugged and said he’s always liked to do it for as long as he can
remember. It was just a part of him.
The two of you had spent many nights baking various sweets
together. Your personal favorite was the
pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting that he baked for you one night. You both
devoured them easily and you spend much of your time begging him to make them
Life has been particularly shitty for you lately and Connor
decided that the only logical cure was to bake double chocolate chip brownies.
This was how you found yourself sitting in your car outside the store with
Connor by your side so that you could get all the proper ingredients.
Connor turned to you and pulled out his phone.
“I’m going to win this time!”
You couldn’t help but roll your eyes at him.
“I don’t think so, pretty boy. I feel confident that I’m
going to be experiencing victory tonight.”
You and Connor invented this game that you play every time
you go to the store. You found that they are almost always playing pop songs
from the 2000’s over the speakers, so you will both type three songs into your
phone and if the song gets played while you’re in the store the person will get
“Okay, let me see what you’ve got.” You handed your phone
over to Connor and he gave you his.
You looked at his list.
1. That song where the girl is singing about making
her way downtown and falling into the sky
2. Any song by Justin Timberlake
3. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
“Not bad, Murphy. You might actually win this time.”
“Ha Ha. Let’s see what you’ve got.”
He read your list out loud.
1.That theme song from One Tree Hill by Gavin
2. Waiting on the world to change by John Mayer
3. Drops of Jupiter
“I like it. I think this might actually give me some tough
Drops of Jupiter was playing the minute you stepped into the
“Ha! Twenty points for me!”
“Okay, fine you got lucky but I’m telling you that I am
still going to win this thing.”
“Sure, Con. Whatever makes you feel better.”
You were so focused on the various chocolate items in front
of you that you almost didn’t notice Natasha Bedingfield blaring from the
“There’s my twenty points! Now we’re tied, Y/N.” Connor
grinned at you while grabbing two bags of chocolate chips.
“Oh I’m going to catch up. I will not be defeated!”
You were almost done with your shopping trip and you and
Connor were both tied with 40 points. Connor was intensely examining the
variety of ice cream flavors when you heard it.
A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton.
“No. No. No. No. No.” You groaned.
“Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I win!” Connor said while tossing a
container of ice cream into the cart.
“Damn you, Murphy.”
Connor’s laughter filled the car.
“You can’t seriously still be upset that I won.”
“The only reason you won is because you took so fucking long
picking out an ice cream flavor!” you argued.
“I couldn’t decide between butter pecan and chocolate
marshmallow. I didn’t know that they were going to play one of my songs. I
don’t have any knowledge of their song lineup. That’s not my fault.” He argued back at you, smiling the whole
“I was so sure I was going to win.”
“Maybe you’ll get it next time.”
“You bet your ass I will.”
Silence filled the car until you spoke up again.
“…What flavor did you decide on?”
You thought it over for a minute.
You watched Connor mix the chocolate chips into the brownie
batter. The kitchen was filled with a sweet scent from the chocolate and Connor
had never looked more beautiful than he did right now. He had on an old flannel
and his hair was covering his eyes but you couldn’t look away. It was moments
like this where you couldn’t understand why people thought he was a freak. You
couldn’t understand why people spoke about him so harshly. Of course, your
classmates didn’t get to see Connor like this. They didn’t get to watch him
bake sweets in the kitchen and paint his nails. They don’t really know him;
they just know the idea of him that has spread around over the years.
“Why the fuck are you staring at me like that?” Connor’s
voice brought you out of your thoughts and you couldn’t help but smile and roll
your eyes at him.
“Because you’re beautiful.” You leaned up and kissed his
“I thought I was supposed to be the one saying that to you.”
“There is no reason that I can’t call you beautiful too.”
It wasn’t always like this. It took Connor quite a long time
to actually open up to you. It took him a really long time to believe that you
were genuinely being kind to him and that it wasn’t some sort of joke. He had
his guard up for so long and he was quite cruel to you in the beginning. He
loved you so much now that sometimes when he would think back on the way he
treated you it made him wince as if he was in physical pain.
He was still skeptical. He didn’t understand how or why you
wanted him and many days of your relationship have consisted of you assuring
him that this is real and that you do, in fact, love him.
The brownies were baking in the oven and you were examining
his bookshelf while he painted his nails.
“You can borrow something if you’d like.”
This was a common thing between the two of you. You would
give each other book recommendations and share books with the other person. You
picked “The Clockwork Orange” off his shelf and turned it over in your hands.
“Have you read it yet?”
“No.” you mumbled. You knew Connor wanted you to read it but
you never got around to it.
“I can’t believe you’ve never read it! That’s like a fucking
crime. You know, it’s one of my favorite books and the opportunity is right
there. Read it, damn it!”
“I will, I swear! The minute I finish the series I’m on
right now, I promise I will pick it up.”
Even though Connor’s head was down focusing on his nails you
could tell he was rolling his eyes.
“You mean those dumbass books about birds and psychics or
whatever the fuck it is?”
“Hey! The Raven Cycle is not dumb. You know, maybe you would
really like them if you gave them a chance. You would probably like Ronan.”
Connor paused his painting to look up at you with a serious
expression. “Y/N, I want you to hear me loud and clear, I have never and will
never have any desire to read those books. It’s not going to happen… No matter
how cute you look when you tell me about them.”
“Fine, if you want a real recommendation you should read The
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. You’ll be thanking me later, trust
Connor was silent for a minute until you heard him mumble
under his breath, “Well… that is a pretty cool fucking title.”
Connor was right. The
brownies definitely helped. The taste of melted chocolate on your tongue made
you suddenly forget about whatever was bothering you that made you bake the
brownies in the first place. You looked over to see Connor smiling widely at
you. You weren’t sure what he was so happy about but you were always pleased to
see his smile.
He looked nervous. Connor usually didn’t get nervous. Ever.
“I-I know I’m not the best at like being sentimental or
whatever and I’m probably a massive pain in the ass most of the time but I just
want to… thank you.”
“What on earth for?”
“I’ve spent so much of my time being told that I’m a freak,
you know? People think that I’m weird and that all I do is cause trouble.
People rarely give me a chance because most of our classmates have known me
since elementary school and they’ve all heard the rumors about me throwing
printers at people and they all think I’m bat-shit crazy. People that don’t
know me base their assumptions about me on what other people tell them.
Everyone says to stay away from me because I’m angry and unpredictable. It’s
nice being able to put my guard down with you even for a few hours. When I’m
with you I don’t feel like a mixture of shitty chemical makeup and bad choices.
I feel like a person, not like a thing that needs to be fixed. I spend so much of
my time thinking that I’m broken and a fraud and that I’m impossible to love
and don’t get me wrong I mean there are days when I wake up and there is
absolutely no fucking part of me that believes that you could love me. It’s not
like you’ve fucking cured me or something, I’m still weird and damaged but
being with you sometimes makes me realize that I’m not really as alone as I
You couldn’t think of anything to say so you just grabbed
him by the neck and kissed him. It seemed like you were kissing him so
desperately that your whole body was curving into his.
If you were to ask your classmates what comes to mind when
they hear the name Connor Murphy, the results would overwhelmingly be “freak.”
But if your classmates were to ask you what comes to mind
when you hear the name Connor Murphy, the answer would be “sweet.”
It is true that Connor has a rough exterior. You’ve always
known this, it’s the first thing people learn about the boy, but if you’re
willing to get close enough you’ll realize that Connor has a sweet, surprise
center. He is not perfect you could never fool yourself into believing that no
matter how much you loved him, but being with him is the closest thing you’ve
ever experienced to pure happiness which is pretty perfect to you.
Malec and/or Clizzy taking a cooking class together
“Hurry up Fray, we can’t let those bisexuals beat us at this
“Alec, for the hundredth time, it’s not timed, let me take
my time, you idiot!”
From the table next to them, Isabelle sat on the bar stool,
slowly stirring the frosting in her bowl and Magnus sipped at his wine,
observing his boyfriend cracking eggs in a rush and Clary panicking over that
she can’t find the sprinkles. Actually, he was not the only one paying
attention to that, considering that she was literally screaming “Where the
actual fuck are my god damn sprinkles, who took my sprinkles, I will murder
every single one of you if I have to, give me my sprinkles back!” as Alec held
her back from throwing a milk carton at a white straight couple two tables
“Do you think there’s any use in telling them again that a baking
class is not the same thing as a cake contest?” Izzy said, a fond smile on her
face as she watched her girlfriend glare at the said straight white couple.
“Considering the first 3 times didn’t change anything for
their stubborn competitive asses, I don’t think there’s any more need to try.”
Magnus chuckled, as he put his wine glass down and reached over to open the
oven and check if the cupcakes were ready or not.
Magnus and Izzy thought it might be a good idea to have a
double date at a baking class, but from the second the instructor said the
words “pick your partner” both Alec and Clary’s brains lost the ability to
register this as anything but the biggest competition of their lives. They
decided that they were going to split up into gay and bi teams and they only
got to work after watching Clary and Alec spend 15 minutes saying things like “let’s
see if the L in LGBT stands for ladyfingers master” and “let’s see if I’m not
just gay but I also SLAY… at baking.”
Finally, their cupcakes were done. Magnus and Izzy went for
simple half chocolate half vanilla ones, while Alec and Clary decided to make rainbow
frosting, a rainbow cake and add rainbow sprinkles.
“I thought you said that this is a cake contest, not a who’s
gayer contest?” Izzy teased, walking over to their table and looking down at
“First of all, there is no need for a who’s gayer contest,
we all know that I’m the gayest one here.” Clary said, and Magnus burst out laughing
at the look of shock and hurt on Alec’s face. “Second of all, there technically
is no need for a cake contest either, considering that our cupcakes are like so much better than yours.”
Izzy shook her head fondly and muttered something along the
lines of “This was never a cake contest to begin with, dummy” under her breath.
“How dare you say that you’re gayer than me?” Alec interrupted, “Can you believe this
Magnus? She just said that she is gayer than me? What kind of disrespect… I cannot even… I thought we were friends…”
“Alexander, dear, I don’t think it is physically possible
for a human being to be gayer than you.” Magnus put his hand on Alec’s shoulder
and smiled at the genuine look of happiness and pride that took over the latter’s
face, as he turned to Clary and stuck his tongue out to her.
After witnessing his boyfriend be the most dramatic 4-year-old
he’s ever met, Magnus sat down in the stool and pulled Alec down for a kiss by
the lapels of his jacket and heard him whisper “we are so going to beat you” into his mouth and then felt him smile as he
kissed him softly, putting his hands on Magnus’s waist and then pulling away
from the kiss, only to leave about a dozen kisses on Magnus’s cheeks, as Magnus
grinned and placed a soft kiss on Alec’s forehead: “of course you are darling.”
And as Clary was making sure with the flash of her phone
that all the cupcakes were 100% perfect, Isabelle walked up to the instructor
and asked her to come taste the cupcakes that they made and say that the
rainbow ones are so good that they don’t even compare to the half chocolate
half vanilla ones and she looked over at Clary fondly and then walked up to her
and hugged her from behind and felt her jump a little from the surprise and whispered
into her ear “we don’t stand a chance against you do we?” And Clary turned her
head and looked at her, slowly leaning down and dragging her lips over Izzy’s
and pulling away with a smirk: “you really don’t.”