Shows a list of all files located in your sims/downloads directory.
I have chosen Lamps. This is an easy object to clone for our birdhouse.
All of the different lamps inside the lamp file will show here. You will see them listed by type (floor or table) and by value.
We are going to be using the Expensive lamp.
It is VERY important that if you are planning to distribute your object that you ONLY clone ORIGINAL objects. Original objects are made by Maxis and distributed with your The Sims game.
Choose a name for your object file. I suggest something unique. If you plan to distribute your objects on the web you should come up with a code. I use "ccsimcastles" before all of my object file names.
The Magic Cookie is a special number given by the makers of T-mog to brand your objects. If you do not have a magic cookie type in 0 or click the button that says "Get Magic Cookie" to go apply for a number of your own.
As you can see Lamp- Table- Expensive is highlighted.
Don't even think twice about the lamp-table-expensive that we cloned our object from. This new file is the only file we will be working with from now on.
Go ahead and click this button
This shows where T-Mog put your object file when it was cloned. You don't have to do anything with this. It is just a reference. T-Mog uses a file called sims/downloads/transmogrified. This is where all of your T-Mogged files will be found on your hard drive.
In default this option will always be checked. Since we want to totally transform the lamp into a birdhouse we need to uncheck this option as shown above.
This is the option we are going to pick.
Many object creators disagree at this point. Many suggest that you export ALL Zooms and ALL channels. Hence you would be editing all of them instead of having T-Mog automatically generate them for you. For the purpose of this tutorial, keeping things simple, we will export One Zoom and One Channel. When you are comfortable with this option go ahead and try the other options. I think it best to start out simple and work your way up.
You don't have to worry about any of this right now. Just make sure they are all checked.
By default, T-Mog will want to save in your sims directory. I dislike that idea and have created a seperate directory to store the files I am working on.
Go ahead and click "Save". You will get a screen that will scroll and show all of the files being extracted and saved. Click the ok button.
At this point you can close T-mog or simply minimize it.