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18/12/2016 05:40:47

mindiflyth
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I haven't bought the Asian & South Asian character packs yet, and I'm wondering how customizable they are. I know they come with only a few outfits, hairstyles, etc, but can you change the colors of the clothes/hair/etc., or remove aspects of the outfits like the scarves? And can you change the chins, noses, etc., like you can in the other character packs? Can you add custom textures to the characters, so that (for example) clothes could have another pattern or color? I'm very curious about the characters, but I don't really want to spend $16 just to see what they can do.
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18/12/2016 06:28:05

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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south asian pack woman and daughter:

EYES: you can change eye color, but no attachments or additional eyes

HAIR: you get 2 or 3 built-in hair styles and the ability to change color & texture
plus the ability to replace hair with a modelled attachment.

EARs: one earring for each ear, plus the ability to import an ear attachment

TOP: you get two different styles of top, plus the ability to change the texture and color of each. A third option is the nude form, which also allows a texture... but I have not seen a texture map for any of the characters since Mandy. With a texture map you could make outfits like we can for the original potato heads. No attachments allowed for the top

GLOVES: color and texture can be changes for the hands and the nails

HANDS: the usual assortment of accessories are available for her to hold, plus you can import attachments

WRIST: one bracelet, color and texture are changeable.. plus it can be replaced with an attachment

LEGS: 3 outfits which can be textured and colored. No attachments. Its worth noting that one of the daughter's leg options is a long dress made from soft cloth! So no clipping! And it can be textured! I think the outfits for these characters in general are very nice, and the fact that you can change the textures and colors makes this set well worth the price

INSTRUMENTS: She can play all the instruments and new ones can be imported as attachments
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18/12/2016 06:35:34

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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south asian pack man and son:

EYES: you can change eye color, but no attachments or additional eyes

HAIR: you get 2 built-in hair styles and the ability to change color & texture
plus the ability to replace hair with a modelled attachment.

NECK: one scarf, which can have texture & color change... plus attachment point for a model at neck

TOP: you get two different styles of top, plus the ability to change the texture and color of each. A third option is the nude form, which also allows a texture... but I have not seen a texture map for any of the characters since Mandy. With a texture map you could make outfits like we can for the original potato heads. No attachments allowed for the top

GLOVES: color and texture can be changes for the hands

HANDS: the usual assortment of accessories are available for her to hold, plus you can import attachments

WRIST: one bracelet, color and texture are changeable.. plus it can be replaced with an attachment

BEARD: comes with a mustache and the ability to import something as an attachment

LEGS: 2 outfits plus nude legs all of which can be textured and colored. No attachments

INSTRUMENTS: all the instruments and new ones can be imported as attachments
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18/12/2016 06:51:33

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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asian pack woman and daughter:

EYES: you can change eye color, there is also an attachment slot for whatever else you might want to add

HAIR: you get 2 built-in hair styles and the ability to change color & texture
plus the ability to replace hair with a modelled attachment.

EARs: nothing

TOP: you get two different styles of top, plus the ability to change the texture and color of each. A third option is the nude form, which also allows a texture... No attachments allowed for the top

GLOVES: color and texture can be changes for the hands and the nails

HANDS: the usual assortment of accessories are available for her to hold, plus you can import attachments

WRIST: nothing

LEGS: Mom has shorts, a skirt and nude legs, all of which can be colored and textured. Daughter just has 2 skirts and bare legs

INSTRUMENTS: She can play all the instruments and new ones can be imported as attachments
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18/12/2016 07:00:02

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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asian pack man and son:

EYES: you can change eye color, and an attachment slot is available

HAIR: you get 2 built-in hair styles and the ability to change color & texture
plus the ability to replace hair with a modelled attachment.

NECK: nothing

TOP: you get two different styles of top, plus the ability to change the texture and color of each. A third option is the nude form, which also allows a texture...

GLOVES: color and texture can be changes for the hands

HANDS: the usual assortment of accessories are available for her to hold, plus you can import attachments

WRIST: nothing

BEARD: nothing

LEGS: 2 outfits plus nude legs all of which can be textured and colored. No attachments

INSTRUMENTS: all the instruments and new ones can be imported as attachments
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18/12/2016 07:06:33

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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mindiflyth wrote:
I haven't bought the Asian & South Asian character packs yet, and I'm wondering how customizable they are. I know they come with only a few outfits, hairstyles, etc, but can you change the colors of the clothes/hair/etc.,

yes

or remove aspects of the outfits like the scarves?

yes

And can you change the chins, noses, etc., like you can in the other character packs?

no

Can you add custom textures to the characters, so that (for example) clothes could have another pattern or color?

yes

I'm very curious about the characters, but I don't really want to spend $16 just to see what they can do.

its a fairly repetitive answer, so you might gloss over it... but I'd like to specifically make sure you saw the note about the long dress made of soft cloth that comes with the south asian daughter character
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18/12/2016 08:56:50

mindiflyth
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Thanks so much for the info, PatMarrNC! So, to be clear, NONE of these characters have texture maps available anywhere, right?
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18/12/2016 17:48:03

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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mindiflyth wrote:
Thanks so much for the info, PatMarrNC! So, to be clear, NONE of these characters have texture maps available anywhere, right?


not that I'm aware of... BUT....

One big difference between these characters and the potato heads is that the potato heads are made from one solid mesh. For the potato heads you NEED a UV map in order to know where the shirt ends and the pants begin if you want to create new outfits.

These characters are actually EASIER because they use a separate model for the top, legs etc.... so you can apply a texture directly to the blouse or skirt without having to worry about it bleeding over into something else.

If you want a blouse with buttons, you might have to experiment get the placement right... but I bet they'd be in the center of the texture

But, here's where it gets better: With the old characters we had to paint the clothes onto the bodies. (you can still do that with these characters)... but the NEW outfits have dimension and soft cloth! Skirts, pants, scarves, sweaters etc have their own bulk, so they look like they exist on top of the character instead of looking like they're painted on! I like this a lot! It's a very good implementation of clothing in my opinion.

When you consider how easy it is to apply a texture to a skirt or sweater, that the clothes look more realistic and that they move with the characters... you begin to realize that these characters are different in a GOOD way. The changes have made these characters easier to modify.

Thanks for asking this question, because I had bought these characters but never really examined them to understand how the differences are actually improvements. Answering your question has opened my eyes in a good way, and I'll be using these characters a lot more as time goes on.

Now that I've discovered the long soft cloth dress, I'll have to make some more Civil war era women (daughters maybe...)

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18/12/2016 19:10:58

ikesMuvizu mogul
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If you edit the texture and the screen comes up where you pick or import the texture there is a folder called UV Templates. There you can also find the Asian templates. Select one and click the Edit button.