Caddy says, "First you'll need to make all the texture maps that go with the character. Those are the '.bmp' files that get mapped onto the meshes. Here is a complete collection of skins to define me!"
Our Tour Guide togs come with some mix-and-match parts. This
version has my middy blouse. I like this one best. Well hey,
I have to work hard to keep this flat tummy, especially on the
moon! So I like to show it off!
My body is named 'moonpack' because I carry my backpack with me
any time there's a chance I'll get to do some flying. I love
OK, I'll admit it: Here at the villa I often run around in
just this thong. But Adam doesn't want us shocking the tourists,
so when I go swimming over in Luna City, I wear a more
I just love the feel of that red silk against my skin! You
might have guessed that I dare not wear anything under it. I'll
tell you a secret: Those straps are more than decoration; they
keep things from bouncing around so much.
We made the silk right here at the villa on Brasket Island.
We have our own silk worms here! It turns out the mulberry
trees are pretty easy to care for, and they're an important part
of the life support system when the worms aren't eating them.
In fact, as soon as we're done here, I'm going to change
into that outfit. We have a date with Bruce tonight!
My cute little red teddy -- proof that I don't always sleep
in an old undershirt and my panties!
Hmmm... I think I'll pack that outfit before we go out
tonight, just in case. I'll bet Pasiphae and Carla are
It really bothers me to be missing body parts, but Adam was
firm about distributing anatomically correct nude skins from the
Moon Sims web site. For characters that don't have a unique skin
tone, the regular nude skin will look fine; but I look awful in
that pale skin so I've included a nude skin in the archive just
My left hand
Matches my sunburn, darn it.
My right hand
Identical to my left hand, actually.
Why do groundhogs keep telling me that I remind them of their
It's small, but just the right size for my Anson Model 14
competition gold wings! If you're new to flying, you'd better start
with green wings. You can get them at the Green Wings Flying Club
here on Brasket Island in ASI MOO. I help out at the desk at the
club sometimes, so you might run into me there!
"I like to have a complete character in an archive, with all the files someone will need to get that character into the game. In fact, I want to make this a signature for Moon Sims, and distribute a complete wardrobe whenever we can. (Do you know anybody who knows what megahunk Adam Selene looks like in a swimsuit?) To do that, you will need all the outfits the character can change into plus additional skins for any additional accessories that go with the character."
"If the character has a unique skin tone like I do -- or if the character wears gloves or rings or anything that makes the hands unique -- you also need to include a set of hands."
"And finally, if you are working on a character with a unique face, you need to include the face in the archive. My face is especially unique because my skin tone matches my body. Most faces from The Sims will look a little pale on my body, so I included my face in the archive."
"Maybe we can talk Carla into giving you a lesson on how to make these texture maps. She's the wizard with Canvas and Photoshop; I just push the bits around. In the mean time, you will find lots of tutorials on groundhog Sims sites about how to make a skin. You will also find a lot of technical information about skins in Mary Baker's Tutorial on Skin Sets at the Wage of Sim."
"Now that we have all our skins collected, we're ready to start working on the mesh files. That's in Part 4."