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Leg Size Sliders for All Pets

by PharaohHound Posted 27th Jun 2012 at 7:47 PM - Updated 8th Jun 2013 at 11:58 PM by PharaohHound : confirm 1.50 compatible
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Oh EA, you frustrate me to no end. Horses have no sliders to change their lower leg and hoof size, dogs have a foreleg slider that makes them look like a mutant, and poor cats have nothing at all!

When I saw CmarNYC's new tutorial for making pet body sliders (check that out here), I immediately knew that I had to make these sliders.



Features
Included are 6 separate sliders: Foreleg and Hind Leg adjustments for each species.
  • Works on all ages, including puppies, kittens and foals
  • Dogs and horses: Found in the Legs panel in Create-a-Pet, named Lower Foreleg Scale and Lower Hind Leg Scale
  • Cats: Found in the Body panel in Create-a-Pet, named Foreleg Scale and Hind Leg Scale
  • Dogs and cats: Sliders allow leg sizes both larger than the EA default, and smaller
  • Horses: Sliders allow adjustments larger than the EA default only
  • Separate packages for each species, so you can choose which ones you need
  • Works correctly with all feathering and hair on the legs
  • No clipping with most animations

Compatibility
Compatible with 1.33 through 1.50.
Built with game version 1.33.
Note for CC Magic/Package merging!
I have had issues with the sliders not appearing if merged when other pet sliders are installed. For CC Magic users, I strongly recommend you install these in the legacy folder (My Documents/EA/Sims 3/Mods/Packages).

Issues
  • Slight clipping may occur with certain animations, most noticeably when dogs and cats sit down, but it's hard to notice in normal gameplay. Clipping occurs in this game even without my sliders.
  • Horses: When set to high values, feathering may clip between the legs (particularly the hind legs).
  • Horses: In foals only, the sliders seem to cause a band of darker colour at the bottom of the hoof; I don't know what causes this and haven't been able to fix it, but it's not distracting in normal gameplay.

Thanks and Credits
A huge thanks to the amazing CmarNYC. Without her wonderful tutorial, I would have never been able to make this.

Made with S3PE, Delphy's Slider Template tool, Blender, and Delphy's BoneDelta Editor.
Tags: #slider, #horse, #leg, #thickness, #size, #scale, #dog, #cat, #cheval, #chien, #chat, #paw, #hoof

Type: Other

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

Sims 3 Pets
Built with Game Version: 1.33
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PharaohHound Pet Leg Scale.zip

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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#2 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 7:53 PM
OHMAHGAWD THANK YOU.

Srsly, I love you for this. YAY FAT LEGGIE HORSIES.
Rubric Wrangler
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#3 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 8:05 PM
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Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
OHMAHGAWD THANK YOU.

Srsly, I love you for this. YAY FAT LEGGIE HORSIES.


Glad you like it, HP. Now get cracking with that project of yours.
Interstellar Traveler
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#4 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 8:05 PM
Awesome! Great job on these! I love them!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 8:29 PM
I can finally make some convincing draft horses, thank you! :D
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#6 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 8:32 PM
YES!!! Thank you! If EA was really lacking something in that game, it was awareness that some animals have thicker/bigger legs than others. Which felt kind of silly in my opinion, wtf EA?! Wonderful job!!! I love it!!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 8:42 PM
Awesome!!! And just in time for my draft horses...
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#8 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 8:57 PM
Great slider :D
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#9 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 10:09 PM
Great!! We can count on you and CMAR for sharing some love the pets way!!
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#10 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 10:58 PM
You rock!
I have a cat so fat he can hardly roll over (out of 5 house cats he's the only overweight one, we don't know WHY he's like that) and I can't even get close to making him for the game - not and have him look right. He's not been thin since he was young.... once we got him fixed and he hit middle age...well, I guess I can empathize with him.
This will help me attempt to make him look more real!

Thank you so much!

Please share some draft horses, if you would?
I'm not good at creation with them, but my medieval world could sure use some.
I use the donkey someone on here made ALL the time in that world, since it fits so well into the story...all the peasants have them... but I'd like my farmers to have some draft horses....

(I;ve said this before - you have your own sub-folder in my mods ! lol)
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#11 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 1:05 AM
Very, very cool! Thanks for your hard work on this - the sim animals really need this kind of detailing.
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#12 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 2:21 AM
This was SO needed. THANK YOU (shouty caps lol)
Rubric Wrangler
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#13 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 2:46 AM
zhyzathn - glad that you like the sliders, I hope they help you making your fat cat. I do hope to do a set of draft horses at some point, probably Belgians, Percherons, Clydesdales and Shires.

Cmar - no, thank you. It makes me very happy to know you like these!

And everyone else, thanks for all of your fantastic comments! It makes me feel deeply appreciated, and encourages me to keep creating! :D
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 3:45 AM
Yes. I could so hug you for this. Proper draft horses!
... thank you!
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#15 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 4:09 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Finally!!! Next dream: sliders for overall size so your arabian isn't as tall as your shire.
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#16 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 4:16 AM
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Originally Posted by kaisoleil
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Finally!!! Next dream: sliders for overall size so your arabian isn't as tall as your shire.


kaisoleil, I believe that someone already has one in beta testing. Check on Equus Sims.

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#17 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 4:27 AM
Jebus this is awesome! Just what I've been waiting for!

Is there any chance of a height/largeness(?) slider from you sometime? Don't wanna be greedy, but that would be so cool! I could make believeable Great Danes! :-D
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#18 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 5:33 AM
T.T thank you this is so cool!
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#19 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 6:55 AM
Thank you, this is awesome
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#20 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 7:19 AM
I have a big cat too (she got up to 18 lbs. but she's 15 lbs. now) and she has thick legs so now I can make her sim more realistic! (I feel like EA made the small dogs and cats too small.) Hehe, I had to max all the sliders when making her sim. Thank you so much for creating and sharing this with us. You're the go-to modder for pets CC!
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#21 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 12:15 PM
Wonderful! Thank you for this!
As soon as I get some more time, I'll have to check out the pet slider tutorial, too.
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#22 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 2:32 PM
Wow, I can't believe the reception this has gotten! Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!

ArnaRun - I might at some point, but at this stage it would be third on my to-do list, and I do tend to work quite slowly. :P
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#23 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 5:10 PM
Omg I Love You!!! *hugs*

I will love you even moar if you manage to make a "body height" or "leg length" mod so we can have the illusions of ponies, or create Dachshunds, etc. I realise this would mess up EA's animation grids but I'm perfectly willing to admit that I don't care.

Ooops. I just realised Arna requested the same. Well. The more the merrier, right?

And while I'm at it ... can I shamelessly request additional ear sliders for the horsies, like tilt, flap etc for the dogs? Oh, there are so many sliders EA totally should have included. My Marwari horses just don't look right without the "sickle ears" their breed is famous for.
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#24 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 6:35 PM
Glad you like them Rockerduck! *hugs back*

Hehe, as mentioned already, I've put body size/leg length on the to-do list. As also mentioned even earlier, if you want an overall size slider for horses, I do believe one is being developed by someone on Equus Sims.

To be honest, I'm not sure I have the time or desire to make all of those ear sliders. However, if you ever wanted to try, I'd be happy to help if you run into problems.
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#25 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 2:19 AM
These are great...i was wondering could you possibly make one that shortens the legs...this way we can finally make a dachshund or basset hound.
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