Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew If You're Recreating These Amazing Hannibal-Inspired Sims 3 Characters
If you had told me one year ago that I would be desperately awaiting the second season of a television series about Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham lead by the actor who played Prince Char in the movie adaptation of Ella Enchanted... Who am I kidding, I'd probably believe you. So of course this piece of Sims 3 art that's making the rounds on Tumblr jumped out at me. In addition to being masterfully edited, the sim subjects themselves are uncannily accurate.
Thankfully, creator Akira Yamato included most of the pertinent details on how she pieced this pair together. Most, but not all...
In her original post on Tumblr, Yamato lists the mods and basic components of the sims:
The problem with just about every jaw-dropping celebrity-to-sim transformation is that that specific information only goes so far. The vast majority of the work and the resulting likeness is in careful manipulation of sliders and in some cases sliders that are modded or altered from vanilla settings to allow for features that otherwise wouldn't be possible. It's tricky to show people how to do it for themselves without just offering them the sim as a download... And with all that custom content involved, it can be a pain to get a carefully crafted sim looking quite as good as it does in the creator's hands. And does any of that even matter if I can't find a good cannibalism mod?
This is something I've struggled with when considering if I should release the cast of Sim Downton Abbey for download, but it's also something that The Sims 4 has a chance to handle better. Okay, I'm not exactly holding my breath on that one, but anything could happen.
(Hat tip: Dakota Buck)
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Iris Ophelia (@bleatingheart, Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.