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(Wed, 01 Feb 2023)
Linen patterns in the making I’m making a whole set of traditional linen patterns (I’m having too much fun to stop). I have 10 so far, and a plain one too! Here, I’m testing the recolorability, which is excellent :) I made the plaid stripes subtly transparent to look less plastered on. On the intersection points, the opacity is increased slightly. Doing this is quite a bit of work, I painted all the intersections in by hand. But doing this adds to the realism of the plaid effect and makes those areas a tiny bit darker if you have a light background. The strength of the textured linen effect can also be adjusted and also made invisible for a flat pattern effect. I’m really happy to have found the joy of creating patterns again! Making my own textures is also extra rewarding, it’s not merely adjusting someone else’s work but deciding which design I like and experimenting with lots of variations and combinations :)
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(Mon, 30 Jan 2023)
I dipped my toes back into pattern-making and it went much better than I thought. I felt really confident and ready today and went on to make dish towel patterns (my mom acquired an old traditional linen fabric that has thin checkered lines on it which she wants to turn into dish towels and it must have sparked my muse!). So I made some geometric linen fabrics completely from scratch. They will be great for bedding, as table cloths and curtains… I love how they turned out, so think I’m going to make more of these!
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apricot-studies: dedalvs: incidentalcomics: How to Finish I... (Sun, 29 Jan 2023)
apricot-studies: dedalvs: incidentalcomics: How to Finish I drew this poster for Jon Acuff and his FINISH book tour. Big thanks to Jon for this collaboration, his book has some great ideas about how to complete creative and life goals. Love this, but reblogging it specifically for “Get rid of secret rules.” That’s one of the most amazing illustrations—and points—I’ve ever seen. so important especially for perfectionists who procrastinate and never finish, or even start because they set such high standards for themselves.
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(Sun, 29 Jan 2023)
simlicious: simlicious: Hi there, I’m Simlicious, a Sims 3 Custom Content creator who specializes in recolorable patterns. For over a decade, I have presented my content on simlicious.com and it is a safe home for my creations. Many CC finds sites have linked my CC over the years, and even my oldest CC links can still be found and accessed because I have maintained the site for so long. I have kept my site ad-free all these years. In recent years, the hosting prices have steadily increased and that’s why I ask for your help! I am looking to raise 264€ to pay for the next two years of website hosting. I have supported other members of this community in the past when they needed it and also provided help and advice on making CC. I think somebody who gives also receives, and if you also see it that way and I have helped you in the past or you enjoy my content, please consider making a monetary contribution. Your support would really make a difference! I want to thank the people who donated in the past or just recently, your contributions helped me to make this post again this year, which took extra strength and courage. Visit this link to see all the options you can donate: Support Simlicious’s website by making a donation! A huge thanks for reblogging, donating, spreading the word, kind comments and all other forms of support you’ve shown me. I’m glad to be part of this supportive simblr community! I’m speechless, you people! I’ve received 147€ so far, you are amazing! Payment for one year is secure, let’s see if we can get the remaining amount so I can pay for 2 years. Thank you so so much for your generous support! We are so close, I received 225€ already. Only 39€ to go! Should I receive additional funds, they will be invested for an image resource membership (such as freepik) that I can use for making my CC. Again, thank you, I never dreamed that we would make it this far!
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I sent you some money. Thank you so much for everything you do for the game. I use your stuff constantly (Sat, 28 Jan 2023)
This means so much to me, both your kind words and your generous donation. You have a big heart Thank you!
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(Sat, 28 Jan 2023)
simlicious: Hi there, I’m Simlicious, a Sims 3 Custom Content creator who specializes in recolorable patterns. For over a decade, I have presented my content on simlicious.com and it is a safe home for my creations. Many CC finds sites have linked my CC over the years, and even my oldest CC links can still be found and accessed because I have maintained the site for so long. I have kept my site ad-free all these years. In recent years, the hosting prices have steadily increased and that’s why I ask for your help! I am looking to raise 264€ to pay for the next two years of website hosting. I have supported other members of this community in the past when they needed it and also provided help and advice on making CC. I think somebody who gives also receives, and if you also see it that way and I have helped you in the past or you enjoy my content, please consider making a monetary contribution. Your support would really make a difference! I want to thank the people who donated in the past or just recently, your contributions helped me to make this post again this year, which took extra strength and courage. Visit this link to see all the options you can donate: Support Simlicious’s website by making a donation! A huge thanks for reblogging, donating, spreading the word, kind comments and all other forms of support you’ve shown me. I’m glad to be part of this supportive simblr community! I’m speechless, you people! I’ve received 147€ so far, you are amazing! Payment for one year is secure, let’s see if we can get the remaining amount so I can pay for 2 years. Thank you so so much for your generous support!
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(Fri, 27 Jan 2023)
Hi there, I’m Simlicious, a Sims 3 Custom Content creator who specializes in recolorable patterns. For over a decade, I have presented my content on simlicious.com and it is a safe home for my creations. Many CC finds sites have linked my CC over the years, and even my oldest CC links can still be found and accessed because I have maintained the site for so long. I have kept my site ad-free all these years. In recent years, the hosting prices have steadily increased and that’s why I ask for your help! I am looking to raise 264€ to pay for the next two years of website hosting. I have supported other members of this community in the past when they needed it and also provided help and advice on making CC. I think somebody who gives also receives, and if you also see it that way and I have helped you in the past or you enjoy my content, please consider making a monetary contribution. Your support would really make a difference! I want to thank the people who donated in the past or just recently, your contributions helped me to make this post again this year, which took extra strength and courage. Visit this link to see all the options you can donate: Support Simlicious’s website by making a donation! A huge thanks for reblogging, donating, spreading the word, kind comments and all other forms of support you’ve shown me. I’m glad to be part of this supportive simblr community!
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I’m still here (Wed, 25 Jan 2023)
Hey all, I’ve been quiet for some time now. I was pretty shaken and exhausted from everything that happened last month and I am not ready to go back to creating/posting regularly yet. A lot of trauma/buried things have resurfaced lately. I need more time to heal and come to terms with everything. I also feel so inadequate and frustrated when it comes to my sims stuff. An update to my blog theme is long overdue too. Unfortunately, I’m out of the loop with html/css coding and not satisfied with any of the premade themes (I’d have to edit them to my liking). I just can’t  seem to do any of that right now. I also planned to return to meshing, but there are new approaches and methods people use, that I have not tried myself and it all seems so daunting and overwhelming. Every time I open a mesh wip I get anxious and close it again. I cannot even do anything pattern-related, because even looking at patterns makes me think of my ex-friend. In fact, being on tumblr at all is pretty hard right now. I do occasionally comment on/like posts, but it’s a bit reduced right now. I try to distract myself by deep-cleaning my apartment (which is a tangible thing and definitely overdue) and playing Elder Scrolls Online, which gives me at least a little sense of accomplishment. I’m also in a sort of identity crisis and have been for a few months. I think I might be neurodivergent, which would explain a lot, but I am also doubting that I display “enough neurodivergent traits" to actually get a diagnosis. Also, I brought this up in my last therapy and my therapist said they highly doubt it/do not see the signs. It might also be a reason why my therapies have not been successful. I did not know anything about masking at that point, but neurodivergent people compensate and mask very frequently, so… maybe that’s what I was doing. I just feel like I am the oddball that does not fit in anywhere and it sucks. I also face another challenge with my website hosting costs, they got increased again, and I definitely need to do another fundraiser, but  I do not have the energy or capacity to rally like that right now. If you read this and want to help me out without fancy banner posts and detailed explanations, you can find out how to donate here. I also do not have the capacity to change hosters or anything like that at the moment, that would be a massive undertaking with months of preparation and would break all links to custom content finds sites, which is one of the biggest reasons I still want to keep the website. I only have 5 weeks until I need to pay 264 euros for 2 years of hosting (132 for 1 year). I want to skip next year’s cost increase by paying for 2 years upfront if I can manage it. The money will only be used to maintain my website. Any amount will help and is hugely appreciated! Thanks for helping out and for reading and interacting with my long posts
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(Wed, 28 Dec 2022)
I posted 138 times in 2022 93 posts created (67%) 45 posts reblogged (33%) Blogs I reblogged the most: @simlicious @windermeresimblr @ferociouscharm @bioniczombie @ninjaofthepurplethings I tagged 137 of my posts in 2022 Only 1% of my posts had no tags #ts3cc - 33 posts #ts3 - 29 posts #sims 3 download - 27 posts #advent calendar 2022 - 23 posts #simblr advent 2022 - 23 posts #simlicious advent 2022 - 23 posts #s3cc - 21 posts #ts3wip:patterns - 19 posts #simlicious wip - 18 posts #personal - 16 posts Longest Tag: 113 characters #the levels tool is the thing to use for making sure your textures have the perfect lightness and darkness values! My Top Posts in 2022: #5 I bundled up my Sims 3 Advent Calendar goodies from 2021! It consists of patterns, an accessory scarf, and a dress for adult females. Downloat at my website If you want to give something back, please consider a donation, I really need them to cover the (ever-increasing ) costs from my website hoster. Thank you!!! 98 notes - Posted December 14, 2022 #4 My ❄ Advent Calendar ❄ filled with goodies for the Sims 3 is now live, yay! This calendar is completely free You are never too late for a gift – the doors stay open! fresh content every day for 24 days! visit every day for the best experience content will still be accessible once the calendar has ended multiple design refreshes to keep things interesting! Design refreshes? Yes, several simmers have kindly made background images for the calendar, so the calendar’s background image and color scheme will change periodically to keep things even more interesting. If you want to submit an image for the calendar too, please refer to this post, where you’ll get the info you need! The new door should open every day at 00:00 AM in your timezone. Link to the calendar below! Advent Calendar  Tip Jar @katsujiiccfinds@emilyccfinds@kpccfinds and all other people who reblog my stuff, thank you for supporting me by spreading the word! 101 notes - Posted December 1, 2022 #3 In the spirit of celebrating love, I give you a true labor-of-love-project. A set of 9 sims 3 patterns which fit together like a puzzle to form a really awesome floor mosaic. Fully recolorable and found under tiles! Download at my website 107 notes - Posted February 14, 2022 #2 Simblreen 2022 Gifts Fully recolorable patterns for the Sims 3! Three designs, 9 patterns in total Download via simfileshare 122 notes - Posted November 1, 2022 My #1 post of 2022 See the full post 212 notes - Posted September 21, 2022 Get your Tumblr 2022 Year in Review →
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Merry Christmas (Sun, 25 Dec 2022)
I hope all of you have a good time and find some time to relax and have something to enjoy. I hope you are safe wherever you are! And remember, you are important and you do matter, and someone cares about you ❤ A bit more personal stuff follows. This Christmas is a bit of a turbulent one, my mom got really sick and needed to go to see a doctor on new year’s eve, and we were all rather feeling sad and concerned than festive. Luckily, she is feeling a bit better today, and we got to enjoy a great meal. I made a wonderful mousse au chocolat that everyone loved! About a week ago, one of my best friends both in the simblr community and IRL broke off our friendship, then blocked me everywhere. That hurt a lot and really threw me off my game. I still tried to hold on to the one steady thing I had this December, which was the advent calendar. I did not get to do a grand finale as I had planned, but that’s life, it disrupts your plans. I am slowly recovering and hoping next year brings me new people who are kind and understanding and love me for who I am. I am making big plans for my simblr for next year, but at the moment I do not know whether they will come to be or not. Regardless, I am grateful for your support and respect, kind words, mutual love for this game, for liking my take on making it my own! Thank you for enjoying my patterns like I do, and for joining me on this journey that is my blog and my life! I hope you all have a good holiday, no matter what you are celebrating!
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(Sat, 24 Dec 2022)
Don’t miss the grand finale! If you want to give me a gift too, you can do so here Merry Christmas, everyone!
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(Fri, 23 Dec 2022)
the calendar is almost over, enjoy it while you still can!
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(Thu, 22 Dec 2022)
right now!
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(Wed, 21 Dec 2022)
It’s okay to be curious!
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ts4eve:Okay guys, here’s a mini tutorial I thought I’d whip up... (Tue, 20 Dec 2022)
ts4eve: Okay guys, here’s a mini tutorial I thought I’d whip up in the dead of night. I’m very tired so sorry if there’s spelling errors. If you have any questions, just ask BTW. So, anyway, this quick tut is for retopo-ing MD meshes with Zbrush and Blender in a way that preserves the UV islands so you don’t lose the nice neat UV shape that MD generates. Ready? Okay. You will need: Marvelous Designer Blender Zbrush Note: This tut doesn’t cover how to use these programs. You have to already know that. Okay, here we go. 1. Make your mesh as normal and export from MD. Make sure the mesh is unwelded in the export options. I’ve called mine top.obj. Here it is. image 2. Now highlight all, right-click the 3D garment and chose Reset 3D Arrangement (selected) 3. Export this from MD, again make sure the mesh is unwelded in the export options. I called mine topFLAT.obj 4. Import FLAT version into Zbrush. 5. Under Geometry tab, ZRemesher, hit the ZRemesher button. Depending on your mesh, yours might be fine to export with the default settings. For mine, however I’m going to lower the Target Polygons Count to make it lower poly. image 6. When you’re happy with the poly count, export your mesh. I called mine topFLATretopo.obj 7. In Blender 2.79, import all three obj files. You can go ahead and tick the eye button to hide the original MD mesh and the FLAT version for now. First we will do things to the FLATretopo version. image 8. With the FLATretopo version selected, divide the window so that you have the 3D version to one side and the UV/Image Editor to the other side. Now you can ender Edit Mode, Mesh -> UV Unwrap and Project From View to get the same UV island shape that MD generated. Make sure you are in orthographic front view before doing this (hit 5 and 1) or your UVs might be skewed. With that done, return to object mode. image 9. In the Modifier tab chose Surface Deform. Set the target as the FLAT version, turn the Interpolation falloff up as far as it will go (16) and hit the Bind button. Now you can hide the FLATretopo mesh. image 10. Unhide the original MD mesh and the FLAT version. 11. With the FLAT version selected, switch to the Object Data tab. Under Shape Keys, hit the plus sign. ‘Basis’ key should appear. image 12. Now you must deselect everything, then select first the original MD mesh and second the FLAT version. It is important they are in that order. Once you have selected them, hit the little downwards arrow to the side of Shape Keys and chose Join as Shapes. Another key should appear, named the same as your original mesh. image image 13. Unhide the FLATretopo mesh. 14. Click on the newest key and slide the Value slider all the way to the right. The FLAT mesh and the FLATretopo mesh should morph into the position and shape of the original MD mesh. 15. Select the FLATretopo mesh and hit Apply on the modifier to confirm the movement. Then you can delete both the original MD mesh and the FLAT version. You don’t need those anymore. 16. Now you should have a final mesh that has a nice topology from what we generated in Zbrush as well as a neat UV map, plus it’s still in the shape as the original garment you made. It isn’t finished yet, however. Now you need to close up the seams, fix the UVs for TS4 usage, and make everything pretty. image Note: I personally start this next step by Shading Smooth in the 3D window. This will highlight the seams that need fixing. If the item is symmetrical, I find it easier to just delete half of the mesh and use a mirror modifier while I work on it. It cuts the workload in half. Now I just go around the seams and close them manually. It doesn’t usually take very long once you get the hang of it. I also bind all my repetitive keys to shortcut keys (eg. Merge, rip, cut, loop select, etc) so it’s quicker. When the FLAT version is still flat, you can also edit the topography directly onto the mesh to make sure the seam verts will match up. You can also remove any unnecessary loops easily as well as adding extras. Anyway, that’s all for now. Hope it helps some people! :) Have a nice weekend.
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(Tue, 20 Dec 2022)
yooo!
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(Mon, 19 Dec 2022)
don’t let it get cold
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(Sun, 18 Dec 2022)
Secrets? What secrets?
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(Sat, 17 Dec 2022)
get your gift
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(Fri, 16 Dec 2022)
Click!
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