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Facial Age Slider

by Wojtek Posted 3rd May 2017 at 10:15 PM
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This project started as a simple actually quite complex adult and elder facial mesh replacement. It was a couple of days ago when I realised that it was possible to create a slider out of this. This is a unidirectional slider, which means the changes take effect as you move it to the right. It simulates the way the face ages as the sim gets older. It affects the whole face to a bigger or lesser extent in the following way:
- Smaller eyes
- Bigger nose
- Bigger ears
- Lower cheekbones
- Deeper naso-labial folds
- Narrower temple area
- Thinner lips
- Less pronounced jaw
- Double chin
- Flatter cheeks

You can find the slider in the following area:
Face / Head and Ears / Global

The slider's default name for almost all game languages is Facial Age, but I included the Polish and Russian translations:
Polish: Wiek Twarzy
Russian: Возраст Лица
If your game language is not Polish or Russian, the name of the slider is Facial Age.

The slider is available for adults and elders of both sexes.

If you want to see the gradual proccess as the slider is moved to the right in CAS, here's a link to the Youtube video I uploaded which demonstrates the use of the slider:
Click to watch

Bear in mind that this slider modifies the whole face and in the case of some sims, the face may turn out distorted, depending on the sliders used before. For example, there's an issue with sims who have the jaw shape slider moved to the very right (round jaw). When you apply my slider on those sims, their jaw will be distorted. In this case I consider either moving my slider halfway through or making the sim's jaw a little bit more pronounced (in the middle).

You can use this slider in CAS, as you're creating adult/elder sims, or edit your sims in CAS via MasterController, testingcheats or plastic surgery in a hospital if Pets installed.

What if I want all adult/elder sims to be affected automatically?

Yes, it's possible. This is not available by default, but there's a mod which makes it so that all sims who fulfill certain criteria have their slider(s) moved automatically. Th mod is Project Landslide by Consort. Its main task is to apply sliders on sims depending on what criteria they meet. You can for example make it so that all young adult males who have the athletic trait have broader shoulders etc. I'm not going to go into details about the mod as you can take your time to read it on your own.

After you've become familiar with the use of Project Landslide, here's the code I prepared for you:
slider facialage setto 1 if adultorabove skipset

If your game language is Polish or Russian, replace facialage with:
for Polish players -> wiektwarzy
for Russian players -> возраст лица

It makes it so that every time you enter the cheat, all adult and elder sims have their Facial Age slider moved all way to the right. It may take up to a minute to apply the changes, depending on the population of adult/elder sims and your computer. You can alter the number and if you replace 1 with 0.5, the slider will be moved halfway through for all sims. skipset makes sure no sims are affected twice in the proccess.

What if I'm fed up with copying and pasting the cheat all the time?

If you're lazy like me you can make it even easier. If you don't feel like entering the longish cheat every single day to make sure all adult and elder sims are affected, you can download the Sims 3 Auto-Cheater by K1ll3RM1CK. Its main purpose is to assign hotkeys for various game cheats, including these from Project Landslide. For example, I assgined F4 to be the hotkey for the slider facialage setto 1 if adultorabove skipset cheat, so technically every time I press F4, the game moves the Facial Age sliders of new adult/elder sims automatically.

Is there any other way to make the aging proccess more natural/gradual

Yes, there is. Download Age by Consort. The mod simulates the hair graying process and assigns wrinkles on sims' faces automatically.

It does sound confusing but if you happen to have any doubts or problems, let me know in the Comments section. If you want to show me how your sims aged with my and Consort's mods, don't hesitate

Additional Credits:
Consort for his outstanding mods (Age and Project Landslide)
K1ll3RM1CK for his Auto-Cheater

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Tags: #age, #slider, #aging, #sagging, #face, #facial, #age-related, #volume, #adult, #elder, #slackening, #youthful, #elderly, #tissue, #gravity, #skin, #bone, #age-related

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