Post by orangemittens on Jan 30, 2015 9:44:13 GMT -5
This tutorial will show you how to use Sims 4 Studio to create a floor recolor for Sims 4. It will not include in-depth instructions about how to use a 2D editor and focuses on the Sims 4 specific steps of making the recolor.
What you will need
Sims 4 Studio v. 126.96.36.199 (Flora) or above
A 2D editor - Paint.net, Photoshop, and GIMP are popular choices
1. Open Sims 4 Studio version 188.8.131.52 or above and enter your creator name if you haven't done so. Put a dot in the circle next to the word Floor.
2. Click the Create Recolor button.
3. When the thumbnail list comes up click on the floor you want to recolor.
4. Click the Next button. A popup will appear that allows you to name and save your .package.
5. Once you have saved your .package the model viewer screen will appear. Give the floor a new name. You can choose whatever you like.
6. If you want you can change the description.
7. Change the price if you want.
8. Once you've changed the catalog entries to your liking click the Texture tab.
9. Click on the word Diffuse. This is the main texture of the floor. If you want you can export it and work with that image. Otherwise just create your own. It should be 512 x 512 and it should be saved as a .png.
10. Once your image is done click the Import button to import it into the .package. Once it is imported you will see your new texture show up on the floor model in the model viewer. Repeat this step for the Normal image and the Specular image. They should also be 512 x 512.
11. You can also import a new thumbnail for your floor. The image should be square and you can use the original diffuse image for this if you want. If you decide to use the original diffuse image for your thumbnail and you want a custom icon overlay on all of your thumbnails this is easily done in a single batch using Studio's thumbnail icon overlay feature. The tutorial showing how to use that is HERE. This will allow you to import your overlay just once rather than having to add it to each floor thumbnail you import.
12. Right mouse click on the first box in the Swatch Thumbnail Colors section to bring up a small eyedropper. Drag it over your floor in the model viewer to pick the color you want for your swatch thumbnail. You can select up to 3 colors. If you only want one or two you can clear any extras.
13. If you want to add another swatch click the Add Swatch button.
14. Repeat the above steps to import your next texture image and catalog thumbnail image. Choose your new colors for the swatch thumbnails. When you've added all the swatches you want click the Save button and check your new floor in the game.