Amadaeo1969

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End of year wishes...

Hello friends!! So...the post title..what does it mean?  Well, if I could go back and remove certain sims from my portfolio, I would. I feel like there have been some that I put out there because I felt a need to "stay on pace"...ie; release a sim at the minimum of one a month. However, that didn't always lead to quality sims. 

This last one, for example...I like her, but I'm not in love with her. One thing about me, I'm going to be 100% upfront / real when it comes to these things.  I put a personal pressure on myself to deliver at least one sim a month. My new job keeps me travelling a lot, so that only adds to it.

What I need to keep in mind is that it's not so much about releases, but about the quality of those releases. You all deserve better.

I track my stats, not to compare to others, but to see commonalities that are popular between sims. What does the public like? How can I deliver on that, and still release a sim that isnt just a combination of "liked features"...but rather a sim you want to download because it could fit a story or narrative you have in mind? *THAT* is what I'm striving for. 

Again, I love your input...tell me what you like to see, not see, etc....I take it all seriously! 

Until next time, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!

Quantity over quality

Something I struggle with a lot....and I think I have a handle on now. In making Sims, at first I felt like I needed to "catch up" in downloadable content..but as time has gone on, I've realized its not about the numbers, but about the quality of the product I'm trying to provide to all TSR patrons. 

If there could be a day where all content creators get to go back and remove certain subs, I def have a few...not so much because the download numbers are bad, but the WHY....as in I rushed the sim..didnt put my best effort into it. If anything, the numbers are the silent critics that let me know just that. 

So, rest assured my uploads may not be as frequent, but when I do upload, I want to be sure its a quality sim you'd be proud to have :)

Creating Sims for you...my process (and some humorous looks)

 

It is safe to assume that a good portion of Sims 4 players, or any Sims verison tend to play with auto-generated sims, or they may tweak their own slightly to make theirs unique...but the thought of full customization can be daunting!  

 I know when I started into the Sims 4 heavily, and discovered TSR, it was like a world opened up to me. So many talented artists!! So much CC!!

 

 


All I know is I saw these gorgeous Sims...created by so many talented Featured Artists, Select and submitters..it was mindblowing. One could say I had an addiction for a while.. ;)

Eventually I started to fiddle around in CAS, and happened to make a Sim that looked pretty darn good (to me). That set me down the road to making Sims that I now offer to all of you :) 

"Amadaeo...what is your process??" asked no one ever...but I'm going to tell you anyway, in hopes it inspires you to take the leap, not be hesitant...and GO FOR IT! Soon you'll be spewing out mid Sims like me!! (just kidding!! mine are almost mid.... :P )

1. I started downloading "saved" games from popular youtube Sims players. Some tore down all the buildings and made new homes, businesses and new Sims..with stories and more. Some even did makeovers on townies (because I hate to say it, orange swim trunks, a formal top and swimming flippers is *so* early-2000's...).

In doing so, I also noticed Sims that were auto generated, but it used CC from things I've downloaded, or that came with the download. Sooo..I started tweaking the rando sims that were generate (to avoid any infringement). Needless to say, that's one good way to get a base model for your creation. Another is just going in to CAS and hitting the randomize dice until something catches your eye..then fiddling with it. 

It only looks good when you make it look good...or so my wife tells me when picking out my clothes for important events.

2. CC! CC! CC!  Not to say that traditional Sims don't look good, but CC adds so many layers to them. So many options to customize your Sim.

So about this Sim creation thing...Amadaeo Creations

Hi... Amadaeo here of Amadaeo Creations...(If I could change my profile name...that would be great..lol  **EDIT** He was, in fact, able to change his name)

It's definitely been a learning curve! It started out with just fiddling around in CAS...trying different looks, skins etc...

Then I noticed that they were starting to look pretty good / lifelike, and I thought, why not share them with everyone? Its great to have diverse Sims outside the usual townie fare. Lord knows, Divaka and other creators have fueled my Sims sessions with their creations :) 

I'll keep creating...its too much fun not to do. I will take a stab at making male Sims, but I feel like they are limited in looks to some degree since you dont use a lot of makeup, eyelashes etc...things that drastically alter the look of a female Sim...but I'll give it a go. 

Until next time... :)

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