Sims 3 Pattern Making Tutorial
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Tutorials by Cyclonesue added Oct 23, 2009, read 28451 times
About this tutorial…
There are several tutorials discussing how to make patterns for the Create-A-Style tool in Sims 3 that are helping many people make great patterns. However, I started out as a total beginner, and was still fumbling with issues such as ‘why channels?’ and ‘how do I add an alpha?’
when other people were seemingly outputting a pattern a minute!!!
If you too are floundering and feel like you know nothing, hopefully this tutorial will help you. After you’ve succeeded with this one, you’ll be able to move on to more advanced stuff. This tutorial is meant for people who still have no idea what they’re doing and need to know WHY they're doing this or that. So it DOES go on a bit. But that's me!
I’m not going to make a pattern from scratch (because that would assume you can paint stuff)! Instead, and because I can't paint stuff either, I’m going to convert an existing texture using a basic select tool to split a brick pattern across three channels (and an alpha) to make the English Victorian brick pattern shown on the right. You can use any pattern (including my brick pattern).
Whatever you use, ensure you start with a pattern that has easy sections to cut out and divide, and is sized 256 pixels wide by 256 pixels high.