Best mod to make best looking female?

#1Cobra1010Posted 12/30/2012 4:17:37 PM
All the female chars on skyrim nexus look awesome but after around an hour of trying, i cant get anywhere near how they look.

I currently have Apachii hair mod, CBBE, envision face, pretty face, RANS type-D headmesh and pretty face.

And eyes of beauty dont work.

Can someone suggest mods i should install to at least put me on the right track? Thanks.
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#2andysocialtlmPosted 12/30/2012 7:05:37 PM
Well the face and head mods that you are running are awful if you want a realistic attractive female. I made my own face texture using Temptress race as a base but I'm using nuska's normal maps. However it's my preference so you are going to have to do a lot of trial and error before you are happy.
#3BigJeffreyLanePosted 12/30/2012 7:53:06 PM
how about a screenshot of what ya have made? maybe then someone cna offer advice.

we each see beauty our own way, so remember to take any advice openly..
here's one of mine from a while back, using several of the same mods as you. to me she is fine, kinda on teh cute side, others will say differently.
#4pyro_buntaPosted 12/30/2012 8:02:13 PM
For those looking for more a more eastern or japanesey look to their female characters:

BFG - Better Face Gen []
Envision Face [] or Univision Face []
RANs HeadMesh Variants []
RANs Tweaked FaceMenu []
Fair Skin Complexion Body for ADEC-CBBE-UNP-UNPB-UNPC []

Pretty self explanatory. These mods are all just needed to be installed if you want a ďjapanese-madeĒ look to your characters (I.E japan game art direction, not anime). RANs Tweaked FaceMenu replaces eye width slider with eye angle slider which allows you to adjust the shape of character eyes even further (like making elven eyes look more human). RANs Headmesh Variants is just a face texture mod with some different variations to pick. The rest are just face, body, and face shape texture mods. Fair Skin Complexion Body is the body texture thatís compatible with Envision or Univision face to avoid neckseams due to body-face skin tone mismatch.

The rest is just your slider skills. There's Enhanced Character Edit, but it's pretty buggy and usually causes crashes. I recommend using CBBE over UNP if you want japanese-ish characters.

If you want western style:

XCE - Xenius Character Enhancements []
A mod pack containing all of character enhancement mods by Xenius. It improves facial textures and also gives higher detail to character faces, getting rid of the blocky-ness you get from low quality models and textures. Affects both the player and NPCs like most character texture mods.

Coverwomen []
A female texture enhancement mod for Skyrim's female characters. Letís be honest, Skyrim doesnít exactly have the best female character faces (pretty ugly even). This mod enhances the look of female characters while still saying true to the art direction and close to vanilla Skyrimís look. Canít stand the sight of a strong Nord woman? Well now you can.
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#5Cobra1010(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2012 12:10:57 AM
Im gonna try that right now. Also, after each time I modify the mods, do I have to start a new game for the mods to display correctly or can I just use showracemenu?
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#6pyro_buntaPosted 12/31/2012 12:40:53 AM
I recommend starting a new game (a.k.a clean save), then save that new game. Then load your old save file.

Just make sure you install them properly (NMM recommended for the ones that do not need manual install). Make sure you run BOSS too, just in case (even though these are texture mods).
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#7ToxicatePosted 12/31/2012 12:54:36 AM
This is how to do a real clean save, by the way.

Starting a new game isn't going to do anything for your current character. If the mod changes are big enough, I'd actually recommend starting fresh (especially script-heavy mods), but if it's just cosmetics you're probably fine.
#8Cobra1010(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2012 2:05:04 AM
Thanks alot for the help.

Wasnt able to do much with the sliders or maybe im just noob but this is the best i can do. I an very satisfied with it. The women are just way too ugly without mods in this game. Its still far from the screenshots of other peoples char i see but i shouldnt be too greedy.

Heres a screenshot;

Thanks all again for the help. For a long time gamefaqs user, i can definitely say the elder scrolls gamers are definitely one of the most helpful of all.

If anyone knows other tips and tricks for making prettier faces, please let me know xD
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#9aceofspadez9928Posted 12/31/2012 3:12:58 AM
Remember its not just the mods, but the slider settings as well. Generally speaking, slider settings towards the middle are usually the most attractive. You always want to go for symmetry. Your character's brow and cheekbones and area underneath the chin above the neck are too low. I would recommend downloading a save game with an attractive character, and then use that as a template for designing your own character.

Here's a pic of my character:
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#10Cobra1010(Topic Creator)Posted 1/2/2013 5:53:48 AM
^ I made a few tweaks using your advice.

Heres a screenshot

Can you recommend some hairpacks? Im currently using apachii hair but the hair in the screenshot is the only one i like out of them all.
Playing: Guild Wars 2, BFBC2, Age of Empires Online
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