I wish someone could replace them I need invisible lights for machinima xD
on it! i'll start working on invisible lights for machinima of different colors. i cant promise anything, but i'll do my best. if you want plain white, hit ctrl + shft + c and type in bb.showhiddenobjects then go into lighting and scroll to the bottom. the little circle and square lights will not be visible in game, but will produce light.
Oh thank you! Don't forget Candle-Light / Lamp type lights...Those are amazing for creating atmospheres XD
Ambient occlusion in Sims 4 stimulates some shadows (For example: Where the floor meets the wall, there will be a shadow there, In Sims 4 that is handles with Ambient Occlusion). I recommend you google it since I'm bad at explaining.
All I can really say for sure, is that the SSAO (Screen Space Ambient occlusion: basically means simulating ambient occlusion but in real time) Is really subtle in Sims 4 and personally I do not think it is that worth it. Especially if you use the AO on reshade ( A post processing program)
Post by BROKENSims on Nov 20, 2017 16:46:47 GMT -5
Note that this fix will remove your ambient occlusion completely from your game, but I figured it's easier to do this until someone comes out with a batch fix - or EA fixes it themselves.
Go to your C drive (Or wherever you installed Origin) >> Program Files (For me it is X86) >> Origin Games >> The Sims 4 >> Game >> Bin -Search for graphic rules in your search bar (mainly because I don't know exactly where it is stored)
*Open with Notepad (Or a similar software)
- Find SSAO with Cntrl F (Command F if you're on mac)
Set 'true' to false. You want to do this for the light setting that you use (Medium-Very high). You can see in the above picture, i only ever use very high lighting setting, so i only changed it for that. However, If you frequently use different settings, You probably want to change all of the SSAO to false (Note that it is already set to false for Low setting, That's actually how i found this fix)
Want proof it works? No problem. here's pics of a backdrop I made. (Also p.s the pose pack in the pic is mine, found at my tumblr @brokensims-ts4)
One on the left is with SSAO enabled. One on the right is without.
NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY FIX. IT WILL DISABLE SSAO. (For me it wasn't a big deal disabling this setting because i use reshade. You keep the cool light effects too since you only disable one setting).
For now we can only hope that EA will fix this, since it was not an issue before the patch.
hello guys! after the latest update, lot of ppl are experiencing problems with shadows showing through meshes... solution for this problem has been found ( you can see it HERE ) BUT those steps have to be repeated for every single object separately. My question is can you guys make this as a batch fix?
Thats a very tedious method. The best thing would be to get rid of SSAO until they fix it.
Hi oiwa, I recommend removing all custom content from your game and going back to see if the issue persists even when you have no CC/Mods installed. If it does, this is a problem on EA's side and it should be reported to them. If the problem goes away when you remove all CC/Mods, you can try doing the 50/50 method to hunt down the content that is causing the issue.
LuvMySimz , which EA items are causing the problem? Do you know if this is happening in everyone's game or if (maybe) it's a new graphics card/game settings problem introduced by the patch?
it's a game setting related thing. They changed something in their Ambient Occlusion setting that is messing things up from what I noted, As I stated, I will soon post a fix to this xD (very simple really)
Post by BROKENSims on Nov 16, 2017 23:44:59 GMT -5
inabadromance " in some ccs they are like this. " They did not state it was their cc. And Also, I have the same issue on my own cc (as well as others) And cloning other objects did not solve when I attempted.
Post by BROKENSims on Nov 15, 2017 15:36:16 GMT -5
It seems like I'm not the only one with the shadow issue. I suspect they changed something with the shaders? Or AO (Ambient Occlusion?) I hope it can be fixed because that backdrop was a precious work of mine xD.
Hey I have a problem involving object shadows and Im not sure where to go to fix it. My cc was fine before the update and suddenly now they all have strange shadows. You can check my package for the offending problem: here I created this before the pets patch, HOWEVER, after the patch with a fully updated Sims Studio, I tried cloning a different item and reimporting the mesh and texture. Same problem. Here's some pics of what I'm talking about
orangemittensandrew Could you guys shine some light on this? it is happening to a lot of my cc. Also, Batch fixing did not completely fix the couch issues. Some disappear when placing down.
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