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Introduction

This section covers meshing Body Shop content: that is creating new 3D models (meshes) for hair, clothing, bodies, and accessories.

You will need

Before you start reading these tutorials, you will absolutely need:

  • SimPE
  • A 3D modeling program - we HIGHLY recommend Milkshape with the Unimesh plugins and Demon's 'align normals GMDC oriented plugins. Free programs are available but simply will not do what Milkshape will do for its low price.
  • Tig's Templates for UV mapping are very helpful to make sure your mesh will display the recolor without distortion along with Dr. Pixel's and DJMur's [General: Example Bodies and Faces which are useful to place accessories and for checking hair placement.
  • Prerequisite for ALL Body Shop Meshing Projects: You MUST be an experienced creator of Body Shop recolours - that is, changing textures and alphas for clothing, hair, accessories, skintones, etc... These tutorials will not tell how to use Body Shop or make textures for your meshes... and the skills you learn through becoming extremely adept at making recolours/retextures/reskins of Body Shop content are -crucial- to being successful at creating new Body Shop meshes.


Body Shop Meshing Tutorial Categories:

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Introduction

An introduction to Body Shop Meshing - what it's for, terminology, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I made my sim round! Aww dammit....

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Beginner Tutorials

If you've never meshed before, start here!

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Clothing and Body Tutorials

All meshing tutorials related to making clothes and new body shapes.

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Accessory Tutorials

Accessories are a bit more difficult than bodies, but if you have been through the Unimesh tutorials, you should be able to handle it.

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Hair Tutorials

Hair is much more difficult to make in the Sims 2, so make sure you have done all previous tutorials before these ones.

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Other Tutorials

Tutorials not specific to a particular type of meshing but are well worth reading.

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InfoCenter Section

These tutorials cover hints and tips to help you get the most out of the Body Shop Meshing tutorials.


Body Shop Meshing Forums

Have a question? We have an extensive question-and-answer forum:

Tutorials by Category

Body Shop: Recolouring | Meshing | Modding | Sims  Objects: Object Creation | Recolouring  Building: Building | Landscaping | Walls & Floors | Other: Careers & Majors | Hacks and Game Mods