maandag 2 juli 2018


This is the written version of the previous post. I use the same screenshots here as I used in my video. 

As stated before: making a custom animation is very time consuming. All you can do to make the job easier, is great....

So let's start:

What you need: 

  • A rig to work with ( used Nanashi, which comes in different versions. I will put the link in the end below.
  • Blender 2.76 (Blender has many versions, you need this one to work with S4S)
  • your patience
  • this tutorial ;-)

Download the programs you need and install them. I assume you can already do this, but if you want to plunge in the deep, do the 1st step. 

Open Blender 2.76

Open the rigfile

4. (the acual work starts here)
Be sure to be on point 0 on the timeline.

Make the hand or the facial expression pose

Click one joint f.e. the wrist and hit B

Drag a square (box it) around the joints you altered

To the right were it says pose library, push the + icon.
you get 'add new'.

click. You get pose in the list. As this is not a very descriptive title, change it by double clicking and then give it a name of your own. Press Enter. 

If you have made another (hand)pose and you want your own preset back, box the hand and press the magnifying glass and select the pose you want. 

And that's all.


Don't forget to SAVE your personalized rig file.

the links:

Blender 2.76. Depending on what pc system you work, chose on of these
Nanashi rig here. There are more versions. Just google.

In my previous post is the YouTube video. 

Happy Simming!

zondag 1 juli 2018

tutorial presets in blender Medium



When trying to learn something about pose making or even making a custom animation, you will find that there are very few tutorials online. Also on YouTube there is not much to be found. 

The tutorials on Sims 4 Studio (S4S) cover the basics and they do that just fine. The more advanced stuff isn't there yet. 

So I made this mini tutorial. 

Presets are very handy when you make a custom animation. Animating is a time consuming task. Everything that can help to reduce the work is just fine.

So I figured out how you can make your own preset. The rig used is the Nanashi (comes in several versions) and the creator made presets that come with the rig. But yeah...... if you want your own stuff?

Just watch my video on YouTube. It is not difficult to do.

you can also watch my next post.

There I will post the screenshots and explain in writing how to do this.

Happy Simming!

woensdag 19 juli 2017

FINAL TESTING The Smile of the Vampire

It could be the title of a book, but no. This is what I called this little animation I made for amaya uchiha. Check it out on YouTube, but you must be 18+ because of mature content. Nevertheless he has a certain witt and humor that I like. Beautifully made also. 
So that's why I made this one.

Because it is only about a smile, the rest of the animation is stiff. The Simmie only fists his right hand out of agitation. 

If I were to work further on this I would make more subtle body movements. But because it's especially meant to be used for a Vampire, I think I can settle for this for now. 

Now you all have to wait for me to finish up completely. (that is to upload, make screenshots etc). That will be in a few days.

(in Dutch)
The Smile of the Vampire is geen boektitel, maar de titel van een kleine animatie die ik speciaal voor Amaya Uchiha heb gemaakt. Bekijk wat van zijn werk op YouTube. (NB je moet wel 18+ zijn). Hij heeft een zekere humor en thema's zijn homoseksualiteit, transseksualiteit, transgender. Alles verpakt in wat zwarte humor. Allemaal heel mooi gemaakt. 

Omdat deze animatie vooral gaat om de maffe grijns, is de rest van de animatie niet uitgewerkt, behalve dan de rechterhand waar hij een vuist van maakt (uit ergernis, spanning of what ever). Mocht ik er nog verder aan werken, dan zou ik wat subtiele lichaamsbewegingen toevoegen. Niemand staat compleet stil, maar tja, dit is een vampier. Voor nu laat ik het zoals het is.

En nu maar wachten tot ik kans zie om alles te uploaden. Komt nog e.e.a. bij kijken. Keep tuned. 

Happy Simming!

maandag 17 juli 2017

WIP The smile of the Vampire (request)

So I'm into animating now. (so much fun)
This one is just a short one requested on S4S forum. I thought to give it a try.

I made this sim especially for modelling this animation. He is a cutie, isn't 

Super bezig met animaties. Bovenstaande is op verzoek van iemand op het S4S forum die mooie filmpjes maakt. Met een twist (voor boven de 18).

De Sim heb ik speciaal gemaakt om de animatie te laten zien. Het is geen echte 'vampier', ik dat expansion pack (nog) niet. Ik vind hem leuk in ieder geval. 

Happy Simming

donderdag 6 juli 2017

Boring boring: again WIP Flamenco animation

Yes I know it's boring. 

I am still busy learning, practising how to animate. Finally I found some tutorials by FlowersSimFactory. Sometimes a bit long, not entirely on focus (hey I recognise that kind of behaviour). But he has some very usefull tips I wanted to bring in practise. 

So here is the beginning of the animation. Only the steps or footwork. I might make it somewhat longer. I will see about that later.

Please comment and if you dou in a constructive way. I might take note of your remarks if usefull to me. If you have any questions, leave a message.

Happy Simming

zaterdag 1 juli 2017

WIP 2: more dance animations

What was I thinking? 

Flamenco dance is so extremely difficult to animate. It is quite complicated due to the handmoves. To do that properly is actually too hard. So I will continue to do bits and stuff. First the feet, than the hands and head movements. Also I will make the hand movements more simple. Not the excessive in- and outwards turning and opening and closing the hand. All in one gracieus movement. 

To finish up I will make some poses or some less complicated animations from one to another 'pose'. I might or might not upload some stuff already. What do you think?

In the mean time I will do other projects, like Sexy Secretary which I also started with Sims 3 having a story in mind. (It it out there and I have a link, but I never finished because I stopped playing when my computer crashed beyond repair and with no funds to buy a proper one). The Long Road

In het Nederlands:
Ha, mezelf wel een beetje overschat met deze animaties. Flamenco Dans Animaties zijn behoorlijk ingewikkeld. Met name vanwege de naar binnen en buiten draaidende handbewegingen gepaard gaand met openen en sluiten van de hand. En dat alles in één vloeiende beweging. Eigenlijk te moeilijk.

Dus ga ik verder met een aantal losse poses of wat simpelere animaties. Misschien dat ik al wat ga uploaden. Hoe denken jullie daarover?

Tegelijkertijd zal ik aan een ander project werken. (meestal werk ik aan 2 -3 projecten tegelijkertijd). Sexy Secretary is er één van. Gestart als Sims 3 poses. Nooit afgemaakt vanwege een kapotte pc (niet meer te repareren) en gebrek aan geld om een fatsoenlijke vervangende pc te kopen. Sexy Secretary is ontstaan vanwege een verhaal waar ik toendertijd mee bezig was. Er staat nog wel een link ergens hier die ik zal opsnorren. The Long Road dat was hem. 

maandag 19 juni 2017

WIP Flamenco Dance Animations

Yeah right. 

Custom Animations as was suggested in one of the comments on the Flamenco Dance Poses on MTS. They were made some years ago for the Sims 3. Now for the Sims 4 I thought to give it a try. Just to see if I could do this.

I'll give you a preview on YouTube. 

Comments and suggestions are welcome