Post by orangemittens on Mar 28, 2015 18:04:01 GMT -5
This isn't really a tutorial per se but just blank bump and specular images suitable for importing into object .packages to overwrite EA's bump and specular. If the size I've included here isn't the same as what you need to overwrite you can simply resize it in your 2D editor before importing it.
What you will need
Sims 4 Studio
The images in this zip: Blank bump and specular images
Clone your item. Recolor and/or remesh it as usual. Once you're finished click the Warehouse tab. Scroll down until you see a DST Image line that has a small gray square on the left side. This is the bump line and it will look like this:
When you click on that line you will see something that looks something like this on the right side:
Above the image it will tell you the dimensions of the bump. If you need to resize the bump just open it in your editor and make the size match the one you're replacing. If you resize it save it as a .png or as a .dds DXT5(Interpolated Alpha) with the generate mip maps box checked. If you choose .dds instead of .png this is what the save configuration should look like using Paint.NET or GIMP:
Click the Import button below the grey image on the right, select the blankbump.dds, and import it. Once it's imported your screen will now look like this:
Repeat this step for the specular but instead import the blankspec.dds from the zip you downloaded. Sims 4 object speculars vary in appearance. You will know it when you see it because it will not be one of the diffuse images (colored ones you use for swatches) and it isn't the solid grey one you just replaced. They are often the first DST Image on the list if you have the list sorted by Type (to sort by type just click where it says type right below the Warehouse tab).
Once you've imported the specular click the Save button. Your .package now has a blank bump and specular and you can continue working on the item or, if you're finished, you can check it in the game.
Credit to SamanthaGump for the image showing GIMP dxt5 save configuration.