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General Category => HELP ME! => Topic started by: CorinaS on December 27, 2018, 07:58:01 pm

Title: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out
Post by: CorinaS on December 27, 2018, 07:58:01 pm
At first i though it wouldn't be that big of a problem that only a few of my hairs would do that glitch when zooming out. But I started to download a lot of kinky, curly hairs not so recently, like Ebonix, DiversedKing, etc. but I'm always having to change the hairs because when I'm I'm not in CAS, and in game mode, when panning/zooming out it just disappears, leaving just the scalp of their hair along with the edges(If the sim has some on, which they most likely do.) I'm not sure If it's just me, because when I'm watching other you tubers play with their sims and nothing really happens when they zoom out I'm a bit confused.
Title: Re: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out
Post by: Baddolly08 on December 27, 2018, 09:32:29 pm
I have this same problem... Maybe b/c we aren't running our game on high??? I need answers as well.
Title: Re: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out
Post by: aksiutina123 on December 28, 2018, 01:48:38 pm
Same happens to me
Title: Re: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out
Post by: LadyBurger on December 28, 2018, 04:55:51 pm
Same and I turn my game up high. Even when I'm close to my sims its grey on the curly hairs
Title: Re: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out
Post by: Jjjanjan on December 29, 2018, 12:15:29 am
same with mine &  i also noticed it happening with my fatter sim. shes really thick but when I zoom out she looks skinny and all her curves are flat. dont know whats causing it though
Title: Re: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out [solved]
Post by: Yokozii on December 29, 2018, 05:16:25 pm
here is the issue:

there is a thing called LODs. when creating for sims 4 there are 3 LOD levels . LOD from 1  - 3 are how good quality u can view a mesh on a sim from a closer distance to a worse quality to be seen from a longer distance. the key to creating LODs in a mesh is making it so it will look good upclose and far away without it pixelating & looking bad. 1 LOD on a mesh is how you see it upclose at regular gameplay & in CAS range. the further you zoom out the more youre going into a different LOD level. if there is no LOD , the mesh will become invisible. alot of creators do not add LODs to their meshes because most people do not play the game zoomed out far into the sky and plus it required to recreate the entire mesh again just to be seen in LOD 2 or 3 which can cause a higher poly/ KB file size to your mod folder. most people who do create LODs compress files which can still be heavy in polys. so the decision is, would u want a creator to make all LODs for each mesh and your game lag? or zoom out for a split second let your mesh disappear because there is no LOD for that mesh and zoom back in ? its a iffy call to make

I personally would like people to at least make meshes with 2 LODs for simple zoom out gameplay when looking around but i do understand it can be a big issue if every mesh has LODs but its a way and sometimes they may not know how!


hope this helps you all understand.
Title: Re: Female Hairs disappearing when zoomed out
Post by: tierra588 on December 29, 2018, 07:11:59 pm
It happens to me too because my sims graphic is on medium, when I put it on high and zoom out then it's fine. The same thing happen to me with some of the clothes too. At first I put my graphics on high so that I could fully enjoy my hair, but I had to delete a lot of CC just so it wouldn't really glitch, so I went back to medium graphics. Change your graphic to high and it'll work.