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Updating CC to Support Tan Lines in Island Living

SimGuruMorganSimGuruMorgan Posts: 11 SimGuru
Hi custom content creators!

As you might have noticed, in Island Living sunbathing supports tan lines from whatever clothes your Sims are wearing. Tan lines will work with your custom content as well (so long as you set it up your alpha channels properly).

* Please note this does not work for accessories. The only accessories that do support tan lines are socks, tights, gloves, shoes, and full-helmet-hats.

The alpha channel of the diffuse texture is used as the mask for applying a tan. That means in order to get good tan lines, be sure that your alphas are properly aligned with where you want a tan applied. On our end, the game does automatically apply a slight blur to the edges to make them feel more natural, so you don’t need to worry about doing that yourselves.

Concerning CC Skintone Replacements: Tans/burns are overlays on top of our basegame skintones, so it’ll work on replacement skins that are roughly the same complexion and in the same order/slots.

Hope that helps, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions, and I can try to get you answers.

SimGuruMorgan

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Comments

  • Ema_Ezequiel19Ema_Ezequiel19 Posts: 1 New Member
    Thank You SimguruMorgan ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ <3
  • logionlogion Posts: 237 Member
    Thank you for the info, very appreciated.
  • YonceSayYonceSay Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks for the info, was wondering about this!
  • nity01nity01 Posts: 88 Member
    Thank you so much! <3
    I make maxis match CC! Check out my blog here, if you like ----> https://anessasims.tumblr.com/ <3
  • felevafeleva Posts: 6 New Member
    Thank you!
  • GrumpyGlowfishGrumpyGlowfish Posts: 926 Member
    So that means CC clothing will most definitely not break (as in: become unusable), sims just won't tan correctly in them if the settings aren't right? That's a relief. Some people (myself included) have been worried about this, especially since I just downloaded those awesome Frozen dresses...
  • SimGuruMorganSimGuruMorgan Posts: 11 SimGuru
    So that means CC clothing will most definitely not break (as in: become unusable), sims just won't tan correctly in them if the settings aren't right? That's a relief. Some people (myself included) have been worried about this, especially since I just downloaded those awesome Frozen dresses...

    We never guarantee that CC won't break with any patch. However, when we tested tanning on CC it didn't break anything. If CC had their alphas setup correctly it worked just like our assets. If alphas weren't setup they either ended up tanning all over (as if they were nude) or they had weird cutouts where the alpha said there was material that there wasn't.

    If you get a tan you don't like, you can just retan in a different outfit, so it doesn't hurt anything.
  • DaphneyyyDaphneyyy Posts: 10 New Member
    This is awesome!
  • elvisjinkieelvisjinkie Posts: 6 New Member
    i love thisssss
  • RouenpucelleRouenpucelle Posts: 207 Member
    edited 7:52AM
    Since the patch, my female Sims are becoming shiny, like this:
    48090543941_1d41463e4c_z.jpg06-18-19_10:53:48 PM by Simmy McSimmerson, on Flickr

    Is there an easy fix? I thought it might be related to tan lines.
    Post edited by Rouenpucelle at
    Ooh Be Gah!! Whipna Choba-Dog? Whipna Choba-Dog!! :smiley:
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