Outfits to Bodyshapes: Possible or Not?
#1 11-03-2020 
So after a necessary upgrade to the latest version of SimPE, I recently succeeded in changing a Servo's bodyshape or physical appearance. There may be other ways to do it, but the process I used involved creating a new Sim with the Servo's desired appearance, then using Sim Surgery to copy that Sim's appearance to the Servo. The second Servo so converted now looks like this:

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...because nothing says "synthoid" like chalky white skin, purple irises, gray lips and no eyebrows, right? Wink

Then I started playing around with the original Sim whose appearance was cloned onto the Servo, giving her a new skin tone, some new lipstick and some eyebrows. For those who aren't familiar with the many bodyshapes available for TS2, this bodyshape is named Girl Next Door, created by Bobbythehacker (aka. BobbyTH). I'm not sure why he gave the bodyshape that name, because when was the last time you saw a girl in your neighborhood who was this built?

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I really like this bodyshape, too! Her torso's a bit long-ish (most notably the midriff between her breasts/sternum and her navel/lower abdominals), but otherwise, GND is a great bodyshape for Simmy women who are physically fit and pleasantly muscular; in that regard — in my humble opinion — GND may be even better than other bodyshapes tailored for athletic Simmy women, including Fit Chick, Power Girl, Body Builder Girl, Amazon and Cyclist. I mean, just look at her abdominals and her lats! Are her torso muscles solid or what?

The problem here? That's not an actual bodyshape in its Naked form; it's just an Everyday outfit (one of the True Naked outfits from Blue Heaven Sims, if I recall). And I don't have the actual Girl Next Door bodyshape, seeing as BobbyTH seems to have vanished off the face of the planet (except for a Facebook page which he apparently hasn't logged onto in years), and evidently every Simming site which hosted GND for download has since gone under. So I only have GND as outfits for every clothing category in my catalog (yes, even as Outerwear; no, I wouldn't even think of sending my Sims out into a snowstorm in anything less than full coverage. But the rest aren't out of the question, especially Swimwear; how many of us haven't gone skinny-dipping or hot-tubbing au naturel? Big Grin ).

Despite her appearance there, Abba's natural bodyshape is Classic Pin-Up with a Navetsea skintone. So that's just a nude Girl Next Door outfit with the Classic Pin-Up's skintone painted over it. And Sims who "shapeshift" and change bodyshapes when they change or shed their clothes kind of irk me a bit. But again, no GND bodyshape here.

So this goes back to our Servo now. For want of a bodyshape, how easy would it be to convert an outfit to a Sim's base appearance or bodyshape? Could that outfit be cloned onto a Sim's Naked appearance to effectively give that Sim the GND bodyshape, as it can be done with Servos? Or will nothing short of cloning or remaking the GND bodyshape with Milkshape suffice? Undecided

Thanks in advance.
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