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darkphoenix5
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:01 pm
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OK...So hello to everyone to everyone here. I'm new.

Now then, to my tale of woe:
I had downloaded some movie posters for my sims, and they were Tmogs of that Blind date painting (which is 2-tiled) I decided to try to make some of my own, since there were some movie posters that I wanted, but couldn't find. When I cloned and exported the painting, I opened both tiles in Paint Shop Pro, only to find that one of the object tiles was turned so that I could only see the back...

So. Obviously I'm doing something wrong. If anyone knows how to create artwork for a house or can direct me to a tutorial that tells me how to do it, I would apprecitate it alot.

Thanks!

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miros1
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:51 pm
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You should have 4 sprites, front right, front left, back right, back left.

The ones you want are the front ones. They're probably in different folders, grouped front right/back right and front left/back left.

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darkphoenix5
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:04 pm
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Thanks! Do you know of any sites with a tutorial over this? OR! If you are just itching to tmog stuff for helpless people like me, would anyone be interested in making some stuff for me?

EDIT!!!

Ok, I found a tutorial that explained everything to me and I did it!!!....except I don't know what format to save the file as. Help??

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Sita
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:44 am
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It's best to do it for yourself, it's a load of fun once you have learned it. You sound like me, having to learn everything by banging your head against it!

How far have you got? You made the sprites and want to go back to Transmogrifier? And where is the tutorial you found? Maybe if we read it together we can work out where you are up to. Not that I am any kind of expert, but I have some time today.

I made a couple of very simple tutorials on TMogging here http://www.simechoes.org/downloads/help/tutorial/tutorials.html
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:27 am
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I suspect this is where you are:

You need to save the files from your art package as 8 bit or indexed color "bitmap." You might need to change from rgb to indexed before you save, depending on what's available in the Save dialog.

Then you go back to Tmog and Import.

Now you should be back on track with your tutorial.

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darkphoenix5
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:27 pm
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here's the link to the tutorial: http://simstp.ifrance.com/tuts_paint01.html

Thanks for your help everyone! Now to see if I can finish...to be continued...

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:53 pm
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hello2 Hi darkphoenix5!
Welcome to the Hullabaloo. wink

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darkphoenix5
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:21 pm
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Thanks!

omg...It STILL won't go! This is depressing me...

I just got done with everything else...I changed the color to 8-bit...and now I need to save. I have been told to save it as a bitmap, but I still can't import. Could this have anything to do with the version of Tmog that I have? (it's 2.0 by the way...)

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miros1
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:27 pm
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It shouldn't have anything to do with your version of Tmog. Exactly what error message or result are you getting?

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Sita
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:33 pm
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Do you need to flatten or merge layers?

But for us to help you, you need to give us some more information - what gaphics program you are using, what exactly the file is that you need to save. smile
darkphoenix5
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:50 pm
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Ok...I'm using Paint Shop Pro for this. I've already merged and layered everything correctly, and I have Sims Transmogrifier 2.0. I'm trying to use the Blind Date painting to make some movie posters for my Sims, and I'm having trouble saving the sprites.


In other words: How do I save the sprites in Paint Shop Pro so that Sims Transmogrifier will recognize them as XML files?????

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Sita
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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:54 am
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Well, you have to save the sprites, back in the folder they were exported to, with their original filenames, as BMPs - it is TMog that will import the XML file.

You shouldn't ever do anything to the XML file itself, as I understand it.

Once they are all saved you have to IMPORT the sprites from TMog by selecting the XML file. TMog scolls through and after that you can select View your object in TMog's main screen.
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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:28 am
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Yes, over 99% of the time, you don't change the xml file. Just save your bitmaps with the original filenames.

If you've overwritten your xml files, just re-export to a different filename and save your bitmaps there.

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darkphoenix5
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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 3:15 pm
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omg...OMG...I GOT IT TO WORK!!!! cheers

Thank everyone so much for their help!!!

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Sita
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Post Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 3:19 pm
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Hooray!

Send us a pic of what you made!
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