This custom content tutorial will teach you how to make custom eyes for your Sims in The Sims 3. It’s a relatively simple project using our TSR Workshop.
Open the Workshop and start a new project
→Create new Project
Now, choose the category: Makeup|Facial Overlay
→ Makeup|Facial Overlay
Choose the Mesh you want to change.
In my case: amCostumeMakeupFeline, a Tigermask → Baby|…|YAdult|Adult|Elder → Male|Female → Everyday|Naked|… → amCostumeMakeupFeline
Click: Next and ok, the Mesh is now loading.
On the left side, you will see the mask you want to change. On the right, you will see the Project|Texture|Mesh tabs.
Under Project you can manage the projects name, the description and others. Under the Textures tab, you will see the needed textures, which you have to export as a .dds file for making the custom eyes.
Now, click on the textures tab.
→ Textures → Face Overlay
Click on Face Overlay on the right side.
Click on the little button with the dots.
Export the image, which will pop up in another window.
→ Face Overlay → “… Button” → export
Now, open the exported image in photoshop or another program, which is able to open a .dds file.
The Eye Image is shown in the left under corner of the Overlay image. You can change the Eye you want to do, but the rest of the images have to be colored white.
Now, color and change the image how you like. Save your changes as a .dds file!
Now, go back to the workshop and click to face Overlay again.
Open the window by clicking on the button with the dots to import your new eye image.
Click done to take effect.
→ import → done
Under the category Tint Color you will see the colors of the feline mask. Change the terms to false! Your mask will no longer be orange.
→ Tint color A|B|C enabled → false
Go back to your project tab.
Give your project a name under the categories: Title + Description. Click Extras and name your project under the category: Filename. This will be the name for your S3Pack!
Now you can Export your custom eyes to Sims3Pack.
Here is my Eye Overlay Image for you to practice and work with in the meantime.