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This will be a fun chapter. :D 

I have one fairly short scene left to shoot so I can see this being up late tomorrow night. 

New header

Feb. 24th, 2012 12:37 am
simtopi: (Rowan)

I figured it was time to rotate the Header

Rowan has been away sulking and ignoring his instincts that there is something nuts going on. But he'll be back in the next story arc. ^_^ This will be fun!  
simtopi: (shy)
You could file this under stuff I probably spent way too much time on. >_<

Willows Picture Wall

The frames are from Thread and Sandpaper. This is the first time I've ever attempted to recolour a custom object. I can't believe I managed to do this without exploding my game! :D  

I had a little bit of fun posing out a family portrait for the Marlen family (last entry).  A few more in detail after the cut. 

Read more... )

simtopi: (romantic)
 Meadow Thayer

I mentioned I was looking for a TS3 version of Meadow Thayer a bit ago. After finally getting to it tonight, it looks to me like  Acchan0's Meadow was the closest to the original Meadow Thayer (aka Face 8 EASI). Thanks for your help on that, everyone! :D 

more this way, about +4 more pictures )
simtopi: (Rowan)
I decided Rowan isn't in enough of my photoshoots. >_>   The idea for this picture came a few hours late though. :)

simtopi: (Rowan)
I have several screenshots. I have a decent idea of what scenes I need. And now I'm sitting here wondering what to do with all the pictures. I feel like I'm playing a game with my own story and the story is beating me.

It probably is an organization problem, but I think a big thing for me to is that a lot of the chapters coming up, including the next one, will have some kind of conclusion or resolution. Like I've said before, I need to be careful how to balance all of it. I'm kind of bummed out that this next chapter is not working for me yet, but I don't know how to get around that. I'm not enthusiastic about it. Maybe I need to throw in some kind of random zombie invasion or something. I don't know, lol. All I guess I could do is complain about it a little bit and hope my readers forgive me. >_<

So have an apology outtake instead. :)
make that 2 pictures this way... )
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Wesley and Willow
Wesley and Willow from this photoshoot. I didn't like this shot then, but looking it again I don't mind it. :)

I also have a teaser for Chapter 39. This scene was meant to go into 38, but after working that chapter out, I decided it didn't really belong there.

One teaser coming right up! )
simtopi: (Rowan)
This thing is going around. Awesome. xD

[ profile] simtasia and [ profile] infinitygoddess both tagged Rowan so here goes!

10 facts about Rowan Marlen -

on to the meme )

Let's see who to tag...

[ profile] odddude1 - Sheldon
[ profile] jerzibot - Quentin
[ profile] dgjamie - Aria
[ profile] the_mctavishams - Christiana
[ profile] strange_tomato - Sugar Tits (I know [ profile] simtasia tagged you already, I'm just agreeing it'd be an awesome character to read about!)

Again, please don't feel obliged to do this if you're not up to it for whatever reason. :)
simtopi: (Rowan)
Linden and Rowan Marlen

This is a gift specifically for the readers of SimTopi. I’m sure you know who they are and I do hope you enjoy them. :)



Feb. 17th, 2010 11:37 pm
simtopi: (Linden TS3)
I give up. As much as I tried actually playing TS3 at times since last week, it hasn't been good to me at all. The game, which I know has run decently before, is now crawling painfully slow and it's just not fun. I could lower the graphics setting to its lowest, but that too would make me sad. :(

At least I managed to get a portrait shoot  of Jinzou (or a copy of) for posterity's sake. :D


The only thing I have yet to try is to remove all the lovely CC I downloaded last week and play my game vanilla. I'm okay with that to play my legacy for a little while. At least until I upgrade my computer. :D

I did attempt to play the Marlens.

1 more pic this way )

It took the town several minutes to load in when I brought Rowan out and gameplay was even worse. If removing my Mods folder doesn't work I think I'll go back to shaking my fists at TS3 from the sidelines. *sigh*
simtopi: (TS3)
So I think I had way too much fun tonight. :D

Marlens TS3


They probably aren't the greatest TS2 -> TS3 sims out there, but I don't think I did so badly with them.  I think they're a lot better than my last attempt , and it was fun creating them, even though I know I'll probably never play them in any real capacity.  I'll post a download link later when I figure out how to share them.   Downloads are now available at my site!
simtopi: (Willow)
Now Linden is back, I decided to do a quick photoshoot of the siblings, since I don't really have one of them all together like this.

Linden, Willow, Rowan

I'm also working on a photo tutorial which will simplify some cinematography and storyboarding tips and tricks that I've learned over the years of being an animator.  There's already lots of stuff online, but hopefully i'll be able to give this the Sim point of view. :D   I don't know if it's needed or what not, but I'll write it out and see if it's useful to anyone. Please let me know if there's anything specific I should include in it. :)
simtopi: (Default)
Eye colours test

I like to call my game "maxis-match" even though it really isn't. It's sort of like a hybrid maxis-cartoony-realistic game, LOL. I don't know what else to call it, but I like it.   I think Nett's Eyeball edits really work for my sims and my story, but I got a little bored and wanted to play around with making my characters just a little more cartoony. So I  changed up their looks a bit tonight.

I switched up the eye colours with the Easy/Lucky/Free   eyes that used to be my old defaults. I also gave them nose masks and  Maxis-match eyebrows by Aquilegia. I'm kinda liking the results. :) 

Whee it's pic-spam time! +5 more... )
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I really need to take more pics of the stupid things my sims do when I'm playing them. :D

Let's start with Sibyll (chapter 19). This was just a pic that didn't make it in. I liked it, that's all.

+9 more stupid outtakes )

LOL Promo

Sep. 25th, 2009 10:57 am
simtopi: (av_jasmine)
simtopi promo lololol
So I wanted a group shot to make possible header banners and other promotional type materials. And this was the result! I sit back and I keep giggling at it because it seriously reminds me of some TV drama promo which wasn't exactly what I was going for, but it works. And my capture software takes pics as JPEGs so there was all this crappy jpeg artifacting so I filtered the pic up a little. When I get around to it I will probably reshoot. I don't know if I could use it in a header but I'll play around and see what I come up with. :p I'm happy with it even if it is a little cheesy.

Here's a larger image. (same poses different angle/composition) It cuts Wesley off but he gets enough screen time, I'm sure he'll be okay.

Why is this story called 'Simtopi'? Now you get to find out!!! -_- )
simtopi: (av_rowan)


I decided to do a little photoshoot of Rowan. He's currently my favourite Sim. Not sure if I mentioned that like about two hundred times or not yet. >_>

OMG there's another one... )
simtopi: (Default)
Just some random shots of my favourite family, the Marlens.

Willow Marlen, very shy, nerdy, witch-in-training. I was playing around with different face-masks here. I won't be using all that for the story pics, but it was fun to play around with it. I don't get a lot of chances to put sims together as most of the Sims I play right now are born in game.

On to the pic-spam! )

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