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You will need to download and install the following - note this is a general reference.  The tutorial you're following may require different versions of these tools so check first before downloading and installing:
 
You will need to download and install the following - note this is a general reference.  The tutorial you're following may require different versions of these tools so check first before downloading and installing:
*[http://dino.drealm.info/den/denforum/index.php?topic=189.0 S3PE by Inge & Peter]
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*[http://www.simlogical.com/s3pe.htm s3pe by Inge & Peter]and [http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/859/index.htm Extras for s3pe by A]
*[http://dino.drealm.info/den/denforum/index.php?topic=190.0 S3OC by Inge & Peter]
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*[http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/190/index.htm s3oc by Inge & Peter]
*[http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=363908 Object Tools by WesHowe] You should download the msS3ObjPluginsV101.rar
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*[http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/625/TextureTweaker3.pdf Texture Tweaker 3 by Inge]
* [[3d Modeling Programs|A 3D modeling program]]
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**Milkshape required for TSRW.  Blender or Milkshape required for s3oc/s3pe
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**[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=389058 Object Import/Export Scripts for Blender are in Beta testing]
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*UV Mapper - UV Mapper Classic, UV Mapper Pro, Lithunwrap, Milkshape, Wings, and Blender all have built in mapping
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* [[Graphics Editors|A Graphics Editor]]
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==Tiptorials==
 
*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=365609 A short guide to good clonable CAS objects (in progress). By buggybooz]
 
  
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*[[3d Modeling Programs|A 3D modeling program]] - There are two which currently have Import/Export scripts for Sims 3:
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**[http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/ Blender] - A free 3D editor.
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**[http://chumbalum.swissquake.ch/ Milkshape] - A $35.00 3D editor with free 30 day trial period.  Note Milkshape is required for TSRW.
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*Import/Export Scripts for your modelling program
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**For Blender - [http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=433882 Blender Tools by Cmomoney], [http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/803/index.htm s3pe Blender helper]
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**For Milkshape - [http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=363908 msS3ObjPluginsV101 by WesHowe], [http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/807/index.htm s3pe MilkShape helper]
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*UV Mapper
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**Blender and Milkshape both have built in mapping.
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**UV Mapper Classic, UV Mapper Pro, Lithunwrap, & Wings are alternative mapping tools.
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* [[Graphics Editors|A Graphics Editor]]
  
 
==Tutorials==
 
==Tutorials==
  
====Custom Paintings====
 
  
* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=345670 How to Make a Simple Texture Replacement by ThomasRiordan]
 
* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=377737 Creating Paintings with Multiple Images by cmomoney]
 
* [[Tutorials:TS3_Add_Change_Object_Images|Clone a Painting and Change the Image - For Those New to Sims 3 Object Modification]] by orangemittens
 
  
 
====Texturing====
 
====Texturing====
 
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* [[Tutorial: Designer Rugs|How to Create Designer Rugs by cmomoney]]
* [http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorial:_Designer_Rugs How to Create Designer Rugs by cmomoney]
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* [[Tutorials:TS3 Understanding Roof Textures|Making a New Roof Texture with Functioning Thumbnails by Qbuilderz]]
* [http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:TS3_Understanding_Roof_Textures Making a New Roof Texture with Functioning Thumbnails by Qbuilderz]
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* [[Tutorials:TS3_Add_Change_Object_Images|Easily Add and/or Change Object Images and Change Default Textures]] by orangemittens
 
* [[Tutorials:TS3_Add_Change_Object_Images|Easily Add and/or Change Object Images and Change Default Textures]] by orangemittens
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*[http://sims4studio.com/thread/13638/create-own-seamless-patterns-photoshop Create your own seamless patterns in Photoshop. by Noir_noir at S4S]
  
====Basic Object Meshing====
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=====Custom Paintings=====
*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=104795 Tutorials for TS2 but they cover meshing for Milkshape, Wings and Blender]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=345670 How to Make a Simple Texture Replacement by ThomasRiordan]
*[http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:Setting_Up_Blender_2.5_For_TS3_Object_Creation Setting Up Blender 2.5 For TS3 Object Creation by cmomoney]
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* [[Tutorials:TS3_Add_Change_Object_Images|Clone a Painting and Change the Image - For Those New to Sims 3 Object Modification]] by orangemittens
* [[Tutorials:3D Meshing Index|Understanding 3D Meshing by Wes Howe]]
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====Meshing====
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* [http://www.simlogical.com/ContentUploadsRemote/uploads/830/index.htm Start to Finish Object Creation for Beginners by orangemittens] - START HERE!'''
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*[[Tutorials:Setting_Up_Blender_2.5_For_TS3_Object_Creation|Setting Up Blender For TS3 Object Creation by cmomoney]]
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*[[Tutorials:Simple_Mesh_Replacement_In_Blender|Simple Mesh Replacement In Blender by cmomoney]]
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*[[Tutorials:Creating_An_End_Table_In_Blender_2.5_Part_1|Creating an end table in Blender 2.5 part 1]]
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*[[Tutorials:Creating_An_End_Table_In_Blender_2.5_Part_2|Creating an end table in Blender 2.5 part 2]]
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*[http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=489428 Milkshape 3D - Using lod1 to create WSO medium and low detail meshes with all morphs in Milkshape by sciguy77]
  
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====TS2 to TS3 Conversion====
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Note: these tutorials use outdated versions of s3oc, s3pe, and the Milkshape plugins.
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* http://www.blackpearlsims.com/showthread.php?t=31726 Converting Objects from Sims 2 to Sims 3 By Jonesi    '''Beware.  This link goes to an adware downloader.  Do not get the download. Need to find current tutorial's site.  Blackpearl sims is now defunct.'''
  
====Converting TS2 to TS3 Object Meshes====
 
*[http://www.blackpearlsims.com/showthread.php?t=31726 Converting Objects from Sims 2 to Sims 3 By Jonesi]
 
 
*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=372692 Converting objects from TS2 to TS3-Collecting mesh and Textures with Simpe by Cocomama]
 
*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=372692 Converting objects from TS2 to TS3-Collecting mesh and Textures with Simpe by Cocomama]
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*[[Tutorials:Start_to_Finish_TS2_to_TS3_Object_Conversion_Tutorial|Start to Finish TS2 to TS3 Object Conversion Tutorial by porkypine]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]][[Image:Gold_star-25pixels.jpg|25x25px]] This is a 5 star beginners tutorial.
  
*[[Tutorials:Start_to_Finish_TS2_to_TS3_Object_Conversion_Tutorial|Start to Finish TS2 to TS3 Object Conversion Tutorial by porkypine]] - Wiki version
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====General Object Meshing: Additional resources not specifically related to Sims 3 ====
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=104795 Tutorials for TS2 but they cover meshing for Milkshape, Wings and Blender]
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* [[Tutorials:3D Meshing Index|Understanding 3D Meshing by Wes Howe]]
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*[[Tutorials:Simple_Meshing_for_3D_Studio_Max_Part_1|Bufu's 3Ds Max Guides - Part 1: Simple Meshing for 3D Studio Max (Used Version 2013) ]]
  
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==Toolbox Tutorials==
*[http://www.customsims3.com/smf/index.php?topic=1348.0 Modifying a TS3 Mesh] - Modifying a TS3 Mesh by Wes Howe -->
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These are short, quick tutorials which only cover one  specific step in the object creation process. They won't show you how to go from nothing to a great object; but if there is a specific step that you're struggling with, these will help you get past that step.
  
====Meshing Objects in TS3====
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=398872 Save as .package in TSR Workshop by Nors]
*[[Tutorials:TS3_BasicObjectCreation by HugeLunatic]]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=391244 Creating Custom Thumbnails by HugeLunatic]
*[[Tutorials:TS3_Basic_HowTo_Mesh_Guide|Basic Step-by-Step guide to creating for TS3 by ellacharm3d]] - Wiki version
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=375349 Basic Step-by-Step guide to creating for TS3 by ellacharm3d] - Download version
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*[http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:Creating_An_End_Table_In_Blender_2.5_Part_1 Creating an end table in Blender 2.5 part 1]
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*[http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:Creating_An_End_Table_In_Blender_2.5_Part_2 Creating an end table in Blender 2.5 part 2]
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===Video Tutorials===
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*[http://videotutorials.thesimsupply.com/episode14 Basic Meshing Tutorial by Flabaliki]
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==Archive==
 
==Archive==
 
Tutorials that are outdated or unfinished, but may still have some beneficial information.
 
Tutorials that are outdated or unfinished, but may still have some beneficial information.
  
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=377737 Creating Paintings with Multiple Images by cmomoney] - Contains useful information about .package structure.  The instructions for tool selection and use are outdated.
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*[http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:Modifying_a_TS3_Mesh Modifying a TS3 Mesh] - Modifying a TS3 Mesh by Wes Howe - Outdated
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*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=375349 Basic Step-by-Step guide to creating for TS3 by ellacharm3d] - Download version - Contains useful meshing instructions & basic information about .package structure.  The instructions for tool use are outdated.
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*[[Tutorials:TS3_Basic_HowTo_Mesh_Guide|Basic Step-by-Step guide to creating for TS3 by ellacharm3d]] - Wiki version - Contains useful meshing instructions & basic information about .package structure.  The instructions for tool use are outdated.
 
*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=363856 Meshing Objects in TS3 by DeluxeDesigns - Outdated]
 
*[http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=363856 Meshing Objects in TS3 by DeluxeDesigns - Outdated]
 
* [[Sims_3:How_To_Clone_A_Painting_And_Change_the_Texture| How To Clone A Painting And Change the Texture - Outdated]]
 
* [[Sims_3:How_To_Clone_A_Painting_And_Change_the_Texture| How To Clone A Painting And Change the Texture - Outdated]]
 
* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=392299 Changing EA Painting Images by orangemittens - Outdated]  
 
* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=392299 Changing EA Painting Images by orangemittens - Outdated]  
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=365609 A short guide to good clonable CAS objects (in progress). By buggybooz]
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* [http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=394144 Enabling patterns in S3PE by cmomoney] - Can now be done automatically using Texture Tweaker 3.
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* [[Tutorials:TS3_Easy_Object_Animation|TS3 Easy Object Animation - RothN]] - Unsupported, non-functional tool
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[edit] What will I need?

You will need to download and install the following - note this is a general reference. The tutorial you're following may require different versions of these tools so check first before downloading and installing:


  • A 3D modeling program - There are two which currently have Import/Export scripts for Sims 3:
    • Blender - A free 3D editor.
    • Milkshape - A $35.00 3D editor with free 30 day trial period. Note Milkshape is required for TSRW.



  • UV Mapper
    • Blender and Milkshape both have built in mapping.
    • UV Mapper Classic, UV Mapper Pro, Lithunwrap, & Wings are alternative mapping tools.


[edit] Tutorials

[edit] Texturing

[edit] Custom Paintings

[edit] Meshing

[edit] TS2 to TS3 Conversion

Note: these tutorials use outdated versions of s3oc, s3pe, and the Milkshape plugins.

[edit] General Object Meshing: Additional resources not specifically related to Sims 3

[edit] Toolbox Tutorials

These are short, quick tutorials which only cover one specific step in the object creation process. They won't show you how to go from nothing to a great object; but if there is a specific step that you're struggling with, these will help you get past that step.

[edit] Archive

Tutorials that are outdated or unfinished, but may still have some beneficial information.

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