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[Update] Sims Body Essentials: A Complete Set of Body Sliders

by leWing Posted 13th Jul 2013 at 7:54 AM - Updated 5th Aug 2013 at 8:53 AM by leWing : Additional Info, Update
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NOTE: Seeing how there''s only one EP left, I think I'll modify the sliders after it hits. There's no point in fixing some issues now if they might be tweaked one last time by an update.

Update: 7/15
Arm sliders have been adjusted to minimize creasing. Avoiding it all together would require me to combine both the forearm and bicep slider. I will make f/l arm sliders in the future. I will also add a finger length slider, even though it's not necessary.

EDIT: Sliders works with 1.55, and are also compatible with Jonha's body sliders. Only one slider supersedes one of his (calf slider), so be sure to grab both of our sets! I recommend getting Jonha's waist size, hip size, and shoulder width sliders. Those add a nice touch of variety to your sims

Be sure to have NRAAS MasterController or a similar mod installed so that you can use all of my sliders! Otherwise, like Jonha's, they won't show up in game. Also, keep in mind basic proportion when using these sliders. Using them in obscure ways may yield unwanted and undesirable effects, and sometimes I have no control over such situations that might arise.

It's done! After 5 months of standstill, it's finally done!! The calf sliders have been fixed, and, to my knowledge, everything is fully compatible. Furthermore, to certain extents, these sliders can be pushed out of normal ranges, so feel free to experiment there if you want. I've experimented with every bone on the body except for the spines, so these will be the most comprehensive body sliders you'll ever find. I've even divided them further into x and z components, or frontal and lateral components for further customization. This is the gift I've been looking forward to give back to the other creators in this community! Your mods and creations are the reason why I decided to take this project on. So thanks to all the creators out there!

The body sliders are found in the global mouth section, and they are labeled accordingly. The Midear Point Slider is found in the Ears Section, the Upper Nasal Bridge Slider is found in the Nose Bridge Section, and the Neck Sliders are found in the Global Head Section. Geom sliders are for all ages and genders, and all my sliders should work with the basegame and any updates. I can't say how it works with the latest EP Island Paradise, but I feel safe saying that these will be fine.

The sliders are:
1. Mid Ear Point
2. Upper Nasal Bridge
3. Neck (3, packaged as one): Size, Counterweight, Tapering
4. Arm: Shoulder Thickness
5. Arm: Bicep (2) - Frontal/Lateral
6. Arm: Forearm (2) - Frontal Lateral
7. Hands: Jasumi's Finger Girth ... enabled for both genders. Completely her creation! I included it so that it can be used in conjunction with the Hand Size for both genders (Finger Girth + Hand Size = longer fingers).
8. Hands: Hand Size (an alteration of Jasumi's finger girth to provide the perception of larger hands)
9: Hands: Wrists (2) - Frontal/Lateral
10. Leg: Thigh (2) - Frontal/Lateral
11. Leg: Calf (2) - Frontal/Lateral
12. Leg: Achille's Tendon (you know how there's a curve to your heel from your calf? Yeah, that)
13. Feet: Foot (Height//Length)---\ (Should be
14. Feet: Foot (Length//Width)----/ used together)
15. Feet: Toe Length
16. Feet: Toe Thickness
17. Feet: Toe Size (basically, combination of length and thickness. Is that repetitive?)

There are a total of 24 sliders. Frontal means width, and Lateral means thickness.

Feel free to play around with EA's default muscle mass slider in conjunction with mine. That was the plan behind these sliders. You can create your own body builder and fine tune your sims' body to greater detail, or shrink certain muscles that the EA slider will increase. EA should have focused more on body sliders anyway -- to have tons of facial sliders but no body sliders was just plain silly. I disliked the scrawny chicken legs and small feet. Now those won't be problems.

The only slider that I'm not fully comfortable releasing was already packaged with all the other neck sliders. It's the Neck Tapering -- when used it, leaves a sort of neckline around the neck.

I've asked for help and workarounds to fix this, but it seems like nothing can be done. If you'll use my sliders to make stories, there's always photoshop to edit out the line. Also, the neck sliders are divided into three parts. I've mentioned the Tapering Slider, but the counterweight and the neck size slider oppose each other and must be eyeballed. Otherwise, it runs into the same problem as Whiterider's original slider.

Just to note, I don't take any requests, and I don't have plans on making new sliders in the future, but if I do make more, then expect things that will work with the spine. Sims 3 has been fun, but I feel that too much of my time has been spent on it. I'll visit once in a while to update and further finetune my sliders if needed, but I'll be on hiatus now.

If you like this mod, please take the extra time to "thank" or "favorite" it to let me know! It really puts a smile on my face to know that people enjoy what I've created! Feel free to post pictures of your sim as well. I'd like to see what these sliders are fully capable of.

PS. If there are any issues, please do not pm me. Instead, use this thread so that I can see pictures of your problem. I promise, if I respond then I'll get back to you sooner in this thread than in a PM.

KNOWN ISSUES (2):
  • I've noticed new Calf/Foot slider shaking problems with the Island Paradise EP, and not necessarily with patch 1.55. It's slight, but still noticeable, so I'll look into this more later.
  • Bicep and forearm slider will cause arms to displace skin at extreme values. This will arise as long as the difference between the forearm and the bicep sizes is big. There is no real way for me to fix this: you can only take care to avoid creating the size difference which causes displacement.



Additional Credits:
A huge thank you to Jasumi for allowing me to use her Finger Girth Slider as a base for my hand size slider! Her slider was invaluable to making it!

Thanks to:
WhiteRider for her bone tutorial
WesHowe for plugins
Cmar for Morphmaker and her geom tutorial
Delphy for CASSlider and BoneDeltaEditor
PLJones and ingejones for S3PE
Tags: #Ears, #Neck, #Feet, #Arms, #Legs, #Shoulders, #Hands, #Face, #Nose

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
Built with Game Version: 1.55
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All.zip | Package containing every slider that I've made -- 7/15 Update

Size: 48.6 KB · Downloads: 44,664 · 13th Jul 2013
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leWing - Neck Adjusters.zip | Sliders for adjusting the size of the neck.

Size: 9.8 KB · Downloads: 21,142 · 13th Jul 2013
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leWing - Upper Nasal Bridge.zip | Slider for adjusting the bridge of the nose. Found in Nose Bridge Section.

Size: 9.1 KB · Downloads: 12,233 · 13th Jul 2013
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leWing - Midear Point.zip | Slider for creating a point in the middle of the ear. Found in Ears Section

Size: 6.0 KB · Downloads: 10,267 · 13th Jul 2013
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Leg.zip | Sliders for Thighs, Calves, and Achille's Tendon

Size: 5.8 KB · Downloads: 19,680 · 13th Jul 2013
5.8 KB 19,680 13th Jul 2013
Hands.zip | Sliders for Hands, Fingers and Wrists. Includes a retouched Jasumi slider for both genders, and an additional hand size slider based on it.

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 16,503 · 13th Jul 2013
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Feet.zip | Sliders for Feet and Toes

Size: 5.9 KB · Downloads: 15,134 · 13th Jul 2013
5.9 KB 15,134 13th Jul 2013
Arm.zip | Sliders for Biceps, Forearms, and Shoulders -- 7/15 Update

Size: 6.4 KB · Downloads: 21,077 · 13th Jul 2013
6.4 KB 21,077 13th Jul 2013
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 8:11 AM
thanks for these thigh sliders brilliant I've been searching everywhere for those thank you!!!
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#3 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 9:20 AM
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Originally Posted by emile20
thanks for these thigh sliders brilliant I've been searching everywhere for those thank you!!!


My pleasure. Glad that you like them!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 11:05 AM
Wow, amazing! I can't wait to see some of the Sims that come out of these!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 11:22 AM
Congratulations ! Your job is Fantastic !!! A Sliders set it's an good idea !
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 11:24 AM
Love the sliders you've made, leWing
Scholar
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#7 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 11:45 AM
Thank you You did a wonderful job :D
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#8 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 12:49 PM
great job! they are amazing
but one question, is there a way to make a chest slider for males? the chest of y sims look always so flat in comparison to the rest of the body...
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#9 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Rickspiky
great job! they are amazing
but one question, is there a way to make a chest slider for males? the chest of y sims look always so flat in comparison to the rest of the body...


Jonha has a set of body sliders as well. He spent the time playing around with spine bones, so he has a chest slider that works for males. Go check them out!

You can find them here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=378416

PS. Thanks everyone for the thanks and comments! They're very much appreciated!
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#10 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 1:36 PM
These Sliders Are Awesome This Will Help Me Make More better Looking Sims!!!! Thankyou!!!
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#11 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 2:21 PM
I think I just died.

Thank you for all your hard work - I'm beyond ecstatic to try all of these.
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#12 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 9:28 PM
Oh wow, this was thorough. I'll definitely be adding these to Jonha's sliders. Thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
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#13 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 9:45 PM
Great work!! I'll definitely be using the arm sliders.
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#14 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 10:42 PM
Fixes so many slider issues! Thanks!
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Jul 2013 at 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by leWing
Jonha has a set of body sliders as well. He spent the time playing around with spine bones, so he has a chest slider that works for males. Go check them out!

You can find them here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=378416

PS. Thanks everyone for the thanks and comments! They're very much appreciated!


Even though Jonha's chest slider does work, it sort of makes the Sim slope forward, as shown in my attached image.

So is there any chance that you can remake it? It'll go really well with your other sliders, which are simply just brilliant.
Screenshots
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#16 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 9:42 AM
I've been waiting for the neck slider Thanks & Great job
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 1:18 PM
Default Love it!!
You should have worked your ass off, I am sure!! They were high quality, no leg shaking effect observed with body sliders, whatsoever!! Thanks tons!! Thought I'll put some photos of the new sliders in action plus a photo with combination of already existing ones!

The Biceps lateral thickness at high ranges had problems, but nothing major!!



A Paparazzi with the new sliders!!


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
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#18 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 2:22 PM
Thanks for these sliders!! Cannot wait to try them out
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#19 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 3:04 PM
I have been waiting for Neck Adjusters
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#20 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 4:02 PM
I can't believe in my eyes. just amazing. I haven been wishing upon every sim stars for this. Thank you.
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#21 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 5:21 PM
This is great :D! just a question what hair did you use for the guy with white/grey hair :D?
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#22 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 6:02 PM
Thank you! Every single slider helps the sim reach perfection. Especially celeb sims!
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#23 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 7:57 PM
Oh my god thank you so much for this
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#24 Old 15th Jul 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Wihi
Even though Jonha's chest slider does work, it sort of makes the Sim slope forward, as shown in my attached image.

So is there any chance that you can remake it? It'll go really well with your other sliders, which are simply just brilliant.


I looked at what Jonha did, and I'm pretty sure there's no way for me to fix that. Jonha did his best by the looks of things, and I think I'll leave his for now. There might be a way for me to make a better one, but I'll have to experiment with about 6-10 different bones with xyz scales individually and maybe even a quaternion. That amounts to about 30 or more different sliders to keep track of in tests, probably countless other prototypes, and literally a journal full of calculations. I'm not ready to go through that again, sorry! >_<;

I'm considering to experiment more with what I can do in the future, but it's more likely that I'll tackle that as a next year's summer project. Who knows, by then, maybe Sims4 will be out with actual and better body sliders :P

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Originally Posted by AmberIndia
You should have worked your ass off, I am sure!! They were high quality, no leg shaking effect observed with body sliders, whatsoever!! Thanks tons!! Thought I'll put some photos of the new sliders in action plus a photo with combination of already existing ones!

The Biceps lateral thickness at high ranges had problems, but nothing major!!



A Paparazzi with the new sliders!!



Can you post the error with the lateral bicep slider? In my tests, nothing weird happened. What range did you use? Was it within 256, or did you go somewhere up like 1000? Admittedly, all of my tests were done on males, so it's quite possible that there are unintentional deformities on the female body. I did that to save some time, since previous tests basically told me the sliders worked fine for both genders.

By the way, awesome sim you've got there. I'm pretty impressed with how nicely it came out! Thanks for letting me see your sim!! :D

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Originally Posted by Jacksi
This is great :D! just a question what hair did you use for the guy with white/grey hair :D?


I used Lapiz Razuli's laplace hair. He's the best hairstylist for male sims around. Glob, his work is just <3


http://lapizrazuli.blogspot.com/201...-laplace_9.html
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#25 Old 15th Jul 2013 at 1:34 AM
Awesome!!!! These are amazing work!
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