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Featured upload! Sim Height Slider

by CmarNYC Posted 29th Jul 2013 at 7:52 AM - Updated 29th Jul 2013 at 3:00 PM by CmarNYC
378 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I can't take much credit for this since it's the EA teen morph used for shortness and with the adjustments reversed for tallness, converted to a slider. It was embarrassingly easy to do but I think may be useful so I've submitted it.

The slider adjusts the sim's overall height proportionately for the whole body. There's no hand or foot shaking, and no arm or leg distortions I saw besides the glitches noted below. It works for child through elder. Most animations work well with it. I disabled the slider for toddlers because it causes distortion in the usual sitting animation and they don't do a lot of standing anyway, but you can adjust the value and when the sim ages up he/she will be accordingly taller/shorter than normal. The height should be fully inheritable and will show up when the sim ages to child.



Known problems:
  • As shown in some of the pictures, as with any height slider the kissing animation looks pretty bad.
  • There's some mild distortion of the ankles and feet in short sims when sitting or lying down.
  • Tall sims will have their knees clipping through the covers when sleeping on their backs.



There may be more problem animations that I didn't see during testing.

How to use:
The slider is located in the Appearance tab in CAS, in the Head and Ears general section, Advanced view. The label is "Sim Height by cmar" - to differentiate it from other height sliders.

Installation and removal:
Install like any other mod. Remove by deleting the package.

Compatibility:
This slider should work with any game patch version and should not need updating. If you have a problem with it let me know, otherwise please don't ask every time a patch comes out. It will work with any EA or custom clothing that is correctly constructed.

Please be aware that if you use more than a very few custom sliders you'll need to use a core mod or NRaas Master Controller to increase the number of sliders CAS can use. Some core mods that do this are AwesomeMod, XCAS, and S-Club Privée Slider Hack.

Additional Credits:
Delphy for his slider tools.

Peter and Inge Jones for s3pe.

BloomsBase and haukke4 for indirectly and directly getting me to take another look at this.
Tags: #Height slider

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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cmar_SimHeightSlider.zip | Description: Sim Height slider package 3.8 KB 165,557 29th Jul 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#26 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 1:13 AM
Yes Thank You You're Perfect I Love You
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#27 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 1:43 AM
Default :)
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Originally Posted by UltraRobbie
If you go to Looks > Head and Ears and then to Advanced > Global (the lower right icon on the diagram of the head), scroll down and you will see 'Sim height by cmar' which will be the height slider


Thank you alot! I will go and test it! (My Game is in german, so i have to see if i got the same names) But thank you alot! :D
Test Subject
#28 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 2:09 AM
Default it worked
Quote:
Originally Posted by UltraRobbie
If you go to Looks > Head and Ears and then to Advanced > Global (the lower right icon on the diagram of the head), scroll down and you will see 'Sim height by cmar' which will be the height slider


Thank you again!!! I finally found it, you were really very helpfull. Thank you!
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#29 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 2:22 AM
This is awesome thanks I'll try it!
Inventor
#30 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 5:21 AM
I found that in Overview

How to use:
The slider is located in the Appearance tab in CAS, in the Head and Ears general section, Advanced view. The label is "Sim Height by cmar" - to differentiate it from other height sliders.



Cmar
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#31 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 6:12 AM
You say that it was embarrassingly easy, yet no one else has thought to do this. Great job.
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 11:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TotallyLovelyKate
Thank you again!!! I finally found it, you were really very helpfull. Thank you!


No problem :P
Test Subject
#33 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by alexisduvalier
I have been using the height slider from Blooms base. So I am wondering, how is this different from that one? Thank you!


I have Bloom's too and tried them both. I didn't see any difference between them in game, but the cool thing - as someone else noted (pointing to a slider of Delphy that I had missed)...

if you have both Blooms and Cmar's in game, then you can make the sims TWICE as tall or twice as short (because you set the height with one slider, then you can use the next slider to change it even more) ... which, if nothing else, is amusing and could come in handy in some circumstances.

This new height slider seems very stable and a good addition to the available ones (and is now a lot more accessible than others, being here at MTS.)
Test Subject
#34 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 6:59 PM
Fantastic! Now my sims can have different heights within the same age group. It works great except for some very minor problems such as taller sims knees sticking into their towels when relaxing face down on the beach (the reverse of the bed glitch mentioned above) or some creasing at the hips when taller sims use the ballet barre.
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#35 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 9:33 PM
This is amazing! I tried it out last night and it worked perfectly with absolutely no problems. If you were going to have only one slider, this would definitely be the one. Brilliant!
Test Subject
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#36 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 11:30 PM
Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 11:39 PM
I tried it last night also. It works quite seamlessly. I am very appreciative of this mod and I thank you, Cmar, for sharing it.

An enthusiastic thumbs up!

Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breaths away...
Field Researcher
#38 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 12:23 AM
It works great in TSM (The Sims Medieval) as well (dwarves and giants, anyone?)! There is some weird distortion in the hem of dresses when making a female dwarf, however. And I thought that the torso and head appeared a little disproportionate on the taller sims (all of the lengthening seems to go to the legs and is not distributed between them and the torso). This is most likely due to the differences in how the bodies are constructed in TSM verses TS3. But, what the hey! It still opens up new vistas in both games! Thank you so much for yet another fabulous mod, cmar!!
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#39 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 12:48 AM
I've been looking everywhere for this! Thank you!
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#40 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 1:08 AM
i love it, but a short female only give birth to small girl, but normal boys. is it a way to make it more realistic? like that the boys also are small, or heigth is a mix from mother and father?
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#41 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 1:15 AM
Your a wizard!
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#42 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 2:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sims2rules
i love it, but a short female only give birth to small girl, but normal boys. is it a way to make it more realistic? like that the boys also are small, or heigth is a mix from mother and father?


How many children have you tested this on? All sliders should be inherited equally by boys and girls but with a 50-50 chance of inheriting from the father or mother. Possibly all your boys happened to inherit from the father. I'll test this when I have time. It's possible some sliders only inherit to the same gender depending on the slider construction, I guess.

The way I understand Sims 3 inheritance, the child inherits each slider value from either the father or mother without blending. You'd need a core mod to change that. This is just a slider, it can't modify game behavior.

Please do not PM me with mod, tutorial, or general modding questions or problems; post them in the thread for the mod or tutorial or post them in the appropriate forum.

Visit my blogs for other Sims 3 content:
Online Sims - general Sims 3 mods
Offline Sims - adult Sims 3 mods
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#43 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 3:00 AM
Can I just call you the miracle slider magician? Heh-heh.
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#44 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 3:30 AM
(((hugs to CmarNYC!)))
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#45 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 9:19 AM
Hoping that you will make this same slider, but in a different slot than the one you have it in now because it is turning off some of your other more important sliders. Maybe the ear or nose section. It works really well though.
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#46 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 9:31 AM
I laughed out loud at the kiss animation. Thank you for this! Variety is the spice of life.
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#47 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 1:45 PM
I used Delphy's and Blooms, and now I'll use this, too!

Any slider that cures that saddening tourettes syndrome of the hands & feet sims get is more than welcome by me!
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#48 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 3:39 PM
Wonderful job, thanks for this!
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#49 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 4:11 PM
Thank you so much. I have never used a height slider before. I didn't even think of making my Sims different heights. What a cool idea. I can't wait to try it!
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#50 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 4:15 PM
I use Jonha's height sliders, where in the knee cutting the bed doesn't happen, but the sim float above the seats in couches and chairs. I am wondering if you can his and yours together to achieve something that'd be like a Win-Win situation? Thank you!
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