There are awesome fan-made custom content out there on Sims 4 CC websites. However, if you want to be a real creative and try to be a CC creator, you can learn how to make Sims 4 CC!
After learning how to create your own Sims 4 CC, you can try to make your very first custom content and try it on your own game. Then, find what’s something you can improve. Polish your CC until it looks great. Then, tell your friends or other players about it. If they like it, maybe you can try creating a new Patreon account and put your CC there!
This post will quickly talk about how to make Sims 4 CC. It’s not a thorough tutorial. But it can help you to grasp the very basic concept. So, check this out!
How to make Sims 4 CC in 6 steps:
Step 1: Understand the concept of object in Sims 4
Before anything else, try to learn the basic concept of mesh, uvmaps, and texture.
What is mesh in Sims 4?
Every object in Sims 4 has a shape and mesh is something that defines the shape. Mesh is the 3-dimensional frame of an object. It’s the very first thing you want to craft when you want to make a Sims 4 CC from scratch.
What is uv map in Sims 4?
The UV map is the 2D version of your 3D object if that makes sense. Let’s imagine there’s a fabric wrapping the body of your object. Then, cut that fabric (make a seamline), unwrap it from your object, and lay it flat on a surface. That’s the UV map of your object.
How to add texture on Sims 4 CC?
Texture will help your object looks more realistic in the game. You can add texture or retexture Sims 4 CC using the Blender or Photoshop software.
Step 2: Download the apps and learn how to use them
These programs are a bit on the techy side so it’s OK if you don’t understand EVERYTHING at once. Learn one thing at a time.
Step 3: Try to clone an object
With this application, you can make new content either from scratch or by cloning resources from your game. The latter is obviously easier than the former. Cloning an item can speed up your CC creation process.
After the item is cloned, don’t forget to change the name, the price, and the function (the tuning).
Step 4: Try to recolor
Recoloring is one of the fastest ways to get a “new” object for your game.
If you want to recolor something, you can change the texture of the cloned item. When you want to recolor something, make sure that you have permission to do so. Some CC creators won’t like it if you use their creation to recolor. Be sure to check their TOU (Terms of Service).
Step 5: Try to make a new mesh
If you want to make a new item, you can change the mesh of the cloned item. It’s an advanced process of creating a new item. Once you mastered it, you can craft almost any new object for your game!
Step 6: Save the file
Have you completed your first custom content? Congratulations!
Once you finished editing the item on sims4studio, you can save it as a new item on your game. Remember that the format must be .package.
How to learn more to make a Sims 4 CC
You can check various video tutorials out there to learn the exact step by step on how to make a Sims 4 custom content. Once again, this tutorial is just a simple, quick guide to help you understand the very basic idea of making a Sims 4 CC. I hope you like it and don’t forget to stay creative! Happy simming!