Hi again with a new tutorial. This time we will see how to make our own wall papers and floors. This will also be an easy one so dont worry.
Wallpapers and floors are the most important parts if you like decorating houses.They can make a really good decorated house look beautiful or ugly. But i think for most of us, options which are offered by EA are the not enough. At least for me. I am always in need for more 🙂 So lets start with what you will need for this;
- Sims 4 Studio
- 2 d Editor Program ( Gimp ,Photoshop, Paint or etc.. you can work with the program you want )
We will start with wallpapers, and later you will see for doing floors we do same procedures only with a few differences.
1- Open sims 4 Studio and write your creator name
2- Under the build menu, select wall and hit on build
3 – Select the wall you want to recolor ( better select it according to the type, i mean choose a plain wall if you will do a plain wall paper with out trims ) and hit next
4 – A box will be opened, write your new wall paper package name and save
5- When it is opened, you will see the catalog menu. Here you can change the name, description and the price of your wall as you want
6- Now go on texture menu, just near the catalog tab
7- You will see three sizes short, medium and tall. These are the wall heights of EA. We will export all these 3 textures. You can do it by one by with the export button or can use , ” export all ” button. Dont forget to name them as short, medium and tall when saving, so you will know which one is what when recoloring.
8 – Now open your 2 d photo editor program. And do your recoloring for each wall sizes. Here are are sizes for all walls ;
- Tall Walls – 256 x 1024
- Medium Walls – 256 x 512
- Short Walls – 256 x 512
If you dont work with right sizes, you will see question mark instead of your texture in the game and they wont show up.
9- When you finish your recolorings, save each file as .png
10- Go back to sims 4 studio, and import all new recolors according to the sizes.
11- Arrange your swatch tumbnail colors as we learned at previous tutorial of recoloring.
12- Just near the texture tab, click on the tags menu. Here you can change existing tags according to your new walls such as color and wall paper type
13- Save your file and put it in the Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods folder and you can test your new walls in your game
Everything you do with wall papers is also in use with floors. Just choose floor under the build menu if you want to recolor a floor and hit the build button.
Only the difference is the size for floors is 512 x 512. And you will see three textures here diffuse, normal and specular. You will export all these 3 images and do your recolor. Everything else is same with above
I hope this tutorial will be helpful for those who wants to create own walls and floors. If you need help or have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask. I will do my best to help.