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Default Eyes?

I remember a discussion that went on about default skins that people were using, which made me start to wonder, what default eyes (and non default, for that matter) does everyone use?

I recently had to redownload stuff and I'm thinking it through a little more this time. So what eyes are your favorite? I'm currently thinking of using Lyran's default eyes (I have this odd thing about staying loyal to normal maxis content, I use Lyran's skins, but as non-default).

Do you go for more realistic or keep them looking closer to the Maxis default?


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Aug. 1st, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
I think it depends on what you're looking for. I also use Lryan's default eyes and skin but I like my sims to look simmish and not too real. On the other hand I find other's real looking sims pretty as well just not for me.
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
I use Rensim's eyes and SimCribbling's skins.

I try to stay close to Maxis-style, but I like that the skins I have are a little less...flat, I suppose. Not totally realistic, but they've got a little more tone to them. The eyes I got because I was sick of not being able to tell the difference between grey, blue, and green eyes (and Rensim's are so pretty!)
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
i use lyran's eyes, and simcribbling's skins.

i LOVE lyran's eyes, because they come in a ton of colors and they're all so pretty.
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Lyran's are my favorite. I don't like the whole realistic sim thing.
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
i use lyran's everything. i tried some regular "shiny" skins and they looked good on the girls, but not the guys :(..
Oct. 10th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
yeah, my first new-default skin is shiny in the face and my guys look silly.
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
I use SimCribbling's skins, and Barcelonista's V7 defaults from MTS2. I actually change them around a lot, cuz I've not yet found skins or eyes that I totally love and can live with. So sometimes I end up using Lyran's skins (the skins are always switching between those 2), and sometimes SC's. Eyes... all over the place. I don't even know. :-P
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
I use Lyran's eyes and I love them, immensely. I love her skintones, too. My only gripe and it's a tiny one, is she has the nipples positioned a bit.. high.. So even clothes I don't want them showing.. they show a touch. :p (I need to learn how to make small adjustments to default skintones and then set them for default skins again. I know how to change them if they AREN'T going to be default skintones, though.
Aug. 1st, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
That is my thing with Lyran's skintones, too. The maids were always popping out of their tops, and some other outfits are affected, too. I'd go back to Lyran skins in a heartbeat if I knew how to do what you're talking about, with setting them back to default again.

Oh, another vote for Lyran's eyes -- I like the Maxis cartoony look, but Maxis eyes are a bit spooky and flat. Lyran's eyes are still cartoony but have sparkle and depth. For alien eyes, I use wicca_gal's defaults from MTS2.
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Aug. 1st, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm using old skins from Helaene, and am currently trying Barcelonista's eyes (V.4, I think). But I find the brown too light, so I might either switch to someone else, or edit the eyes to be darker.

I haven't found custom default eyes I'm happy with - I like somewhat realistic eyes, but most have way too much dark, which looks bad when sims do something that has them have their eyes wide open. I may have to cobble together various colors from different eye-sets into a default set of my own.
Aug. 1st, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
I'm using SimCribbing's skins and old Helaene eyes for my defaults -- I changed the light blue color to violet for more variety, and I made the Helaene eyes default myself.
Aug. 1st, 2006 08:14 am (UTC)
I'd love to see what the SimCribbing's skins look like, if the site wasn't down <.< lol
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Aug. 1st, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
I use rensim's default eyes.
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
I love Rensim's default eyes. Exnem also makes really nice eyes that you can make your own default set out of. For skins I use SimCribbling's, but I think that I might switch to the version by a different creator, can't remember the name at the moment, because this other version doesn't have the belly button ring and eyebrows as part of the skin. And I tend to make my sims look more realistic. I recently noticed that the Maxis look isn't that bad, but I just prefer a more realistic look.
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
They're on shinysims, I think. I really like that version of simcribbling's skins, but I can't bring myself to use them. The bright red gums on the toddlers are a real dealbreaker for me and I cringe anytime I see someone post a picture of a toddler using those skins with the gums showing (and glowing red). *lol*
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Aug. 1st, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
I use the maxis default skin tones, besides my alienskin with Tattoos. And the Bartelonista eyes.
Aug. 1st, 2006 11:55 am (UTC)
I also use Rensim's eyes, I think they're gorgeous.

For a long time I used NicMcD's, they're excellent if you want something that's on the toony side but better quality than Maxis. Bright, clear colors and they look great in-game.
Aug. 1st, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'm using Ninny's neutral eyes made default by refined_android

I like them pretty well.

I've been swapping around default skins. My problem is that now that I have a top-end computer I can set everything to high -- and I see every fault in custom content. I see the seams in skins, the weird little problems eyelashes have with eyes, when a texture was compressed too much or obviously designed to look optimal on a computer that would make everything a little fuzzy. Blah.

If I were a better artist I'd make my own defaults, but I'm not sure I can pull it off.
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