June - last edited June by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 22.214.171.1240
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Put any female top or outfit with chest shading on a male sim.
What happens when the bug occurs? When male, masculine-framed sims wear feminine clothing the clothes still have "boob shading", giving the illusion that the sims have breasts.
What do you expect to see? That the shadows would be edited away on feminine clothing that have been converted for use by male sims.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No
From reading the archived threads about gender conversion details looking wonky, I've gathered that the developers are (or were?) looking into fixing everything that looked weird. However, it's been four years since the feature was introduced and this problem still remains. I didn't see many people talking about it in those archived threads so I thought I'd make my own thread. Apologies if there already is an active thread on this - I wasn't able to find one.
The shading really bothers me a lot, so I haven't been able to make use of female clothing on my male sims. Is this something the developers are still working on?
Pictures for reference. One red, female top and a green, male top worn by the same sim for comparison. It occurs with all feminine clothing that has chest shading. There also seems to be some slight extra padding going on on his pecs and upper back.
Edit By Crinrict: Added Tag to Title
I completely agree. We get more and more clothes, but almost none of them come in one version for each 3D-rig, everything is made only for one of the 3D-rigs. Put some clothes for the male 3D-rig on a sim with the female 3D-rig and you'll get a weird crotch and jagged breasts. Put some clothes for the female 3D-rig on a male sim and all the bottoms become low-waisted (sometimes ridiculously low-waisted) and tops either just look weird or give them the illusion of breasts.
The chest shadows will remain because they are painted onto the texture.
The assets are not created for each seperate body frame. The game simply applies a morph to the meshes so that they fit the other frame shape.
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