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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?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 16 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 165,534 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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Theorist
#2 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 11:05 AM
Does this overwrite any default slider?

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Test Subject
#3 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 1:36 PM
Default I need help please
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Originally Posted by pikafan8
This is probably the only custom slider I will ever use! Thanks for such a wonderful slider.


Hi, do you, or anyone else can tell me step by step how to use this mode??? I installed it, but cant find it in nras :/
Can someone help me?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 2:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TotallyLovelyKate
Hi, do you, or anyone else can tell me step by step how to use this mode??? I installed it, but cant find it in nras :/
Can someone help me?


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
Test Subject
#5 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 2:46 PM
what about if they dont fit in the bed
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 3:11 PM
So... with this, it would be possible to have another mod that incrementally increases this height slider as a sim ages through the child and teen stages, simulating real growth over time, and setting it to a low setting at the start of a new age stage to remove excessive momentary height gain during stage transitions, and adjusting final height depending on genetics, but also nutritional and health factors during growth... Or has this been done already?

Oh, and... highly appreciated mod in and of itself, I should add. Your x4 slider multiplier might make for some weird results though. I can have acromegalia sims as well as hypochondroplasia sims now :- )
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#7 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 3:17 PM
Thanks, everyone.

@Red_Queen: Yes, it will work with any clothing that has correct bone assignments.

@lientebollemeis: No, this is a completely separate slider and will not overwrite anything.

@TotallyLovelyKate: Answered by UltraRobbie two comments above. I've added the information to the mod overview as requested by the site mods.

@joshuasmith024: Tall sims will bend at the knees rather than come out of the bed. The head may clip slightly with a headboard. There's a pic of a tall sim sleeping attached to the mod post.

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.

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 8:07 PM
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Originally Posted by wileruilaer
So... with this, it would be possible to have another mod that incrementally increases this height slider as a sim ages through the child and teen stages, simulating real growth over time, and setting it to a low setting at the start of a new age stage to remove excessive momentary height gain during stage transitions, and adjusting final height depending on genetics, but also nutritional and health factors during growth... Or has this been done already?


It has indeed been done already! Consort's Grow -- except for that nutritional stuff. Fantastic idea, although I would see every town having an army of giant supermen since it's nearly impossible not to keep your family properly fed in this game. ;-)

It uses an older height slider (which causes head size distortion) paired with a head height slider to correct that distortion, so technically this new slider is more technically advanced and hopefully Consort will either adopt it or build in support for it, but in the meantime Grow is very, very functional and quite awesome: by far my favourite TS3 mod. If I can just get over my annoyance at EA to get back to playing again, anyway.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 8:26 PM
Cool! Thanks.

@ Margaret Pendragon: This slider makes sims slightly taller than Delphy´s heigh slider. If you use both sliders together, you can make them even taller, I just tested that.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 9:45 PM
Works great and doesn't conflict with any of my other sliders.
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