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Oh, hi!

Yeah, now that I've learned how to recolor objects, I thought, "Hey, why not try something a little more complicated.  Remember all those hair meshes you like, and hate the colors?"

I found this mesh a while ago, and loved it, but the hair colors left much to be desired (it's a Helga mesh for VitaSims).  So I got me some Pooklet colors and went to work. 

One thing that drives me nuts about any mesh with a hat-like accessory is the fact that the creators always seem to use a different color headpiece for each hair color.  But what if my brunette sim doesn't like purple or green or whatever color you think matches?  So I did a 4-color family for each of these headscarfs.  And I changed the child recolors to use the headscarf as the pattern for the headband (it was a hideous purple paisly color).  It's not perfect, by any means, but I'm pretty please with myself.  Take a look:

The was also a version without the bangs. I initially liked it better but now I'm not so sure. So I only did the blue scarf for this. The child hairdo is exactly the same, so no previews.

Not too bad for a first-timer.

I also had a knit cap mesh from XM Sims and a recolor I got at MTS. Did the same thing as above, and created 4-color families around each hat color.

I know that some of the colors don't look great with some of the hairs, but I didn't care.

The hair colors are all Pooklet's (Black-Dynamite; Brown-Depth Charge; Blonde-Incendiary; Red-Explosive; Gray-Time Bomb). I binned and familied them using the Quick Easy Hair Binner by CatOfEvilGenius over on MTS.

There are a few other hairs I'm going to take a stab at because I dislike their colors (*coughPeggyZoneRedscough*), but they're a little more complicated and will take a little more patience, which I don't have right now.

And that is what I did today instead of playing.


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Jun. 13th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
They're so pretty! I like the scarf with the bangs, but it's nice that they're matched because you could use both versions for a before and after "riding in the convertible". I also love the hat mesh and the little girl headbands.

Are you going to upload them? Did I miss a link?
Jun. 13th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I liked the headscarf mesh because I think it will suit my sims when we get to the 40s/50s/60s era. I probably will go back and do the rest of the non-bangs scarfs because I'm a completist. I wanted the girls hairdo to be linked somehow to the teen-elder versions, so I made the headband match the scarf. And I love that knit hat mesh. Just wasn't a huge fan of the recolors.

I didn't upload them, so no, you didn't miss a link. I'd have to go check mesh policies before doing so, but if you think they're worth it, I'd be willing to do so.

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