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New Non-Default Lara Croft BodyShape Mesh

by RoguePilot Posted 21st Jul 2009 at 11:27 AM - Updated 22nd Jul 2009 at 4:19 PM by RoguePilot : Tutorial link added
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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Available for Adult/YA Females. Enabled in Everyday, Formal, Sleepwear, Athletic and Swimwear.

Also non default texture provided for Maxis Mesh in Swimwear, Sleepwear and Athletic.


This is a non-default Mesh. It will not override a Maxis mesh.

Last week I cracked how to set up a non-default mesh.

I have a project in planning stage which requires a Lara Croft/Superheroine body shape. So I made one.

Combine the two and here you go, voila (how come the French have a word for that?)



The challenge here wasn't so much in shaping the mesh, but in producing a shape which works well with the existing morphs.

Do I need to describe the Lara Croft shape?

Ok, its not that extreme, more in line with the latest Tomb Raider editions.

See the pictures with slider positions included to see the morph effects.

The default Mesh position is with the Thin/Fat slider centered and the Fitness slider at minimum. This is how the Mesh would look in a your 3d editor.

Because the mesh waist has been narrowed and the hips slightly narrowed, the 'plus size' sim retains a more realistic attractive shape as the 'fat' slider is moved up. The larger breasts don't hurt either.



The fitness slider still reduces the breasts and increases the thighs, but it is again much more realistic.

Included in one zip is the Mesh, plus the required texture. Both must be intalled to see it in game. In the other zip is the texture for the standard Maxis Mesh.

The texture for the mesh can be modified but at the moment requires a bit of hex editing to the CASPart to apply it to the mesh properly. Hopefully now that I have done this a tool may be forthcoming.

Technical Info:

The mesh uses
name afBodySwimsuit_edited
VPXY instance of 0x0000000030E169C1.
lod1 has instance 0x00000000A2AC5C92,
lod2 is 0x00000000A2AC5C91
lod3 is 0x00000000A2AC5C90.
All lods are group 0x00637C8A.

Anyone who understands this can make use of the mesh for re-texturing, but essentially this is all the information any tool would need.

Please do not re-use these names and instances if you are building your own mesh. If we start producing a lot of meshes, as I hope, we will have to avoid conflicts.

Comments and Feedback please. I have tested it in-game running at top detail and it is fine. The lower meshes are consistent in shape so should not be jarring if they kick in at long distance, but please tell me, good or bad.

I learn by trying the impossible. (Well....very difficult)

Click bold underlined part below to go to tutorial.

Link to tutorial on how to texture this mesh.

Click bold underlined part above to go to tutorial.

Additional Credits:
Delphy, of course, Peter L Jones and simlogical and this time WesHowe. Very very much WesHowe. Thanks guys.
Tags: #Body, #Mesh, #Lara, #Hourglass

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Underwear Sleepwear Swimwear Athletic
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Clothing_SwimsuitBalcony_RP200709.zip | Balcony Lingerie/Swimsuit for Maxis Mesh

Size: 91.7 KB · Downloads: 27,803 · 21st Jul 2009
91.7 KB 27,803 21st Jul 2009
Mesh_BodyShapeLara_RP190709.zip | Working Non_Default Mesh Plus Texture

Size: 295.6 KB · Downloads: 40,250 · 21st Jul 2009
295.6 KB 40,250 21st Jul 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#101 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 1:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Skeggjold
I remember seeing that too. Maybe they couldn't get it working in time, or it was a resource hog? Or maybe they are saving it for Sims 3: Plastic Surgery? We should bombard them with demands.



I actually remember something similar for the XBOX version of the sims.
After all the discussion about this I have been attempting to modify the morphs so that the slider would produce a more 'hourglass' figure as it was moved up. No success yet though. I think there is a link that's missing.

Something, something, something, Darkside
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#102 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 6:37 AM
I finally got the mesh to work and I absolutely love it! :D
Test Subject
#103 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 10:00 AM
Sorry if I sound stupid, seeing how this is working for most people. The mesh is just not showing up, not matter how I alter the sliders. I see the white swimsuit bodysuit, but there is another whole body look that is completely see through and non-existent. Not sure what I'm doing wrong? Would love for this to work.
Test Subject
#104 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 4:36 PM
there was an EA explanation somewhere why there are no breast sliders (

but they were on that demo presentation I hope that the developers were kind enough to simply disable them instead of cutting the sliders out completely ))) should that be the case, we simply need someone to find them and reenable )
Test Subject
#105 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 10:46 PM
Is this available anywhere as a default? Because I wouldn't mind all my ladies having this kind of figure.
Test Subject
#106 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 1:36 AM
Default Non-default to default
I know people have already asked this, but I'm hoping someone has a solution. I love the fact that this is non-default, but as of right now, there aren't too many outfits for it. There are several clothing that I like from the vanilla collection of TS3.

So is there a way to convert the mesh and turn it into a default. In all honesty, I would LOVE to have all my Female Sims with more... figure to them.

Thanks in advance!
Field Researcher
#107 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 4:31 AM
xD Realistic my ass. Definitely gives the lady Sims the chance to have a bit more... intelligence, though.
Test Subject
#108 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 1:28 PM
Wow, can't believe I missed this!

It's awesome, thanks so much for making it.. the default maxis mesh was so... meh... unfeminine.
Test Subject
#109 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 8:22 PM
Hia!! i can't find this at all in my game can you give me some instructions on how to put it on my game pleasee??? this looks like an amazing mod, if only i could get it to work!! please help me...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#110 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 8:56 PM
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Originally Posted by sophie_p95@hotmail.com
Hia!! i can't find this at all in my game can you give me some instructions on how to put it on my game pleasee??? this looks like an amazing mod, if only i could get it to work!! please help me...


All sims body meshes have clothing textures applied to them. All clothing items are textures applied to meshes.
The way you select a specific mesh is to select a clothing item that uses that mesh.
The way you get a mesh to use a clothing texture is to use CTU to design an outfit for that mesh.
This has always been the case through Sims2 and is the same in Sims3. The only difference now is that we can use CAS to re-colour the clothing textures, and the meshes have morphs that we can apply.
Using a Lara mesh is exacly the same as using a Jacket mesh. The body is, in effect, a piece of clothing and you should select it that way.

Something, something, something, Darkside
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#111 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 9:03 PM
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Originally Posted by thiafy
xD Realistic my ass. Definitely gives the lady Sims the chance to have a bit more... intelligence, though.


Well... lets just say a wider range of body shapes than the one 'pear' shape that EA have limited us to.

Something, something, something, Darkside
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Test Subject
#112 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 11:14 PM
hi was wondering how would i go about making this mesh for re-texturing???please helpp!!
Test Subject
#113 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 4:35 AM
Thanks; I had been waiting for something like this to help define my sims shape more!
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 12:24 AM Last edited by zx1111 : 6th Aug 2009 at 12:43 AM.
Good job, RoguePilot. I wish more clothings come out for this mesh!

BTW, I have something to ask of you. Could make *less* "hour-glass"-like version of this mesh? The body shape of Lara Croft is too much, umm..., unrealistic, so it limits its usefulness in game.

I'd like to have mesh with little more "hour-glass"-like than E.A. default mesh but much less "hour-glass"-like than "Lara Croft" , but have same Mesh name/instance ID with your Lara Croft mesh so that it can share same clothings set.

I tired to do it myself to edit your mesh with Blender/MilkShape + GEOM plugins. But I realized 3D mesh editing is beyond my ability. I can't make smooth boob/waist like yours.
Test Subject
#115 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 4:46 AM
wait i still dont understand. i downloaded this and its a bathing suit that changes me sims body shape. hoe do i put clothes on?
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 6:48 AM
i love to re color this and make it a bathing suit, perfect for the pin up but yet modern shape
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#117 Old 24th Sep 2009 at 6:44 AM
A great job you did, so hard to add curves to your female sim...maybe in sims 4?
Test Subject
#118 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 12:14 AM
This mod will not work with Delphy's breast slider.

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#119 Old 27th Oct 2011 at 12:03 AM
Wow,nice job!
Thanks for sharing!
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