Sims for Visual Concepts

Jun 30, 2016

    1. Just curious, does anyone else use the Sims 4 (or any other Sims) to design, plan and flesh out their WIP dolls? It is something that I've found very useful, although time consuming :)
       
    2. I haven't done it that way, but I made an OC for a RP and used the Sims 4 to flesh her out and create reaction images, and now I'm looking to flesh her out in doll form.
       
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    3. I use the Sims 4 to make my OCs! :D
       
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    4. I used Sims 3 for my OC later I created the same OC in Sims 4. So I have a Doll, Sims 3/4 Sim Version of my OC.
       
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    5. I never have but now I want to. :chibi
       
    6. Never thought about doing that. So far sims 3&4 and bjd have been totally separate hobbies for me. But I sure loved to see pics how sim characters became real bjds:love
       
    7. I have visual concepts going in the Sims as I'm waiting for layaways to finish, wigs/clothes to ship out, and heads to return from face-ups. As soon as my first head comes back I will be posting comparison pictures.
       
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    8. I've never used the sims to create characters but I use to get a better feel of what their (pre-created character's) facial shape and body structure is like sometimes.
       
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    9. Ooh that's kind of a cool idea! I tend to kind of do stuff on the fly... just get cool looking dolls, and put random clothes and accessories on them until I find something that inspires me. But I might try turning one of my sims into a doll or something... :)
       
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    10. For basically every character I've ever thought up, I've always made a Sims 2 version of them. My incoming first doll is actually shelling a character that's started life as a sim that then developed into a character. If I ever decide to get her a custom faceup, screenshots from the game would be the reference pics I'd send to the artist.
       
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    11. I like to do the opposite. Once I have a new doll's character figured out, I'll make a Sim of her and see how she interacts with the Sims of my other dolls.
       
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    12. Sims 3 was my jam back in the day. I spent hours looking for mods to make original characters to live with other characters from Marvel or from Sherlock. My only problem with making sims is that I am a merciless god who loves killing random NPC's and breeding and army of children, and I forget I'm making OC's for art references by that point. :cool:
       
    13. :lol: It is so hard to not let all of that power go to your head
       
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    14. Lord help me when I get a new computer that will run Sims 4.
       
    15. Oh those poor high resolution, fully customizable sims :shudder
       
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    16. I've played with my existing dolls way back on the Sims 2, but I also made a Sim husband at one point who I ended up getting a doll of! ^^; He was just too cute and sweet *not* to get in resin form, oops.
       
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    17. I have not done this yet, but I'm looking into reinstalling all my TS3 expansions and maybe, just maybe, I can get into this! Might be a bit difficult tho especially for fantasy characters since The Sims is pretty limited in those regards.
       
    18. Ive always used Sims to make my OCs, OCs that will become dolls included!
      CAS is just really nice for playing with body/face shapes and fashion to figure out whatcha like!
      Even if I dont end up using the Sim in game, its really nice to just play around and customize them to figure things out for the OC. (:
       
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    19. Sometimes I use IMVU to create or demonstrate a characters appearance. Particularly when I'm too lazy to art. I have made characters in other mediums before BJDS. The good ones end up as dolls.
       
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    20. Hmmm. I don't have much use for SIMS since I am usually going for a more anime look.
      Strong features do not matter much.