F) CBBE for HDT Guide:
1. Get the body.
Go through the installer. On the first tab, select that you want to create your own body and have bodyslide installed. Bodyslide lets you shape your character's figure and create different body types. The other options in the installer including Texblend are great too.
2. Get the add-on for Bodyslide.
Bodyslide 2 + Outfit Studio
If you're unfamiliar with this program, it makes Bodyslide more flexible and adds lots of nice things to it like new body types and sliders.
Outfit Studio is something else that can be used to convert outfits to different CBBE types.
2.5. (Optional Step) Download the HDT body.
Its not exactly a separate body from CBBE but something that will add on to your Bodyslide tool. A new body with lots of new sliders will be on the list.
There's also additional sliders that can be downloaded and sliders can be added to other body types. Blabba plans to make a guide for doing this.
I did notice that this body looks a tad bit different than the normal CBBE one in some ways that I didn't like, but some might prefer it.
(.. do note that the pregnancy stuff isn't going to be thrown at your face or be required so don't be afraid to download it like I was at first lol)
NOTE: If you use the extra ECE sliders from the XP32 skeleton I linked in the main HDT guide then you may get some small issues with this body type. Upon testing, I noticed that even when I didn't change any of the sliders through the race menu my character was a tad bit shorter and her breasts looked a little bit off.
If you want to use the HDT body, I don't recommend installing the extra sliders. If you want to use the sliders then use AdvancedTPPB.
3. Install a reference skeleton fix for Bodyslide.
If you plan to use (use, not just install into bodyslide) the HDT body, skip this step. Also, installing this fix will overwrite things like swords on your character's back.
But without this fix, you might notice your character's breasts being quite torpedo-ish when using the AdvancedTBBP body that I tell you how to install in the step below. If you actually want your character's breasts to poke out rather far then don't install this.
While I said not to overwrite things in the XP32 skeleton before, this is an exception.
Simply install this file over the old one:
Reference Skeleton Fix - make sure to get it at the above link here, not the "real vagina" download below.
Rename the file to skeleton_female.nif and place it here:
Data/ meshes/ actors/ character/ character assets female
4. Generate your body.
Skyrim/ Data/ CalienteTools/ Bodyslide/ Bodyslide.exe
At the top in the "Outfit/ Body" section click that and select the body type you want.
If you want bouncing lady parts, select CalienteBodyAdvancedTBBP.
If you downloaded the HDT body, you can also select HDTCBBEBodySlide but its not required to be used even if you downloaded it.
Select a preset. You can either form your own or use one from the list. The "Cbbe" one is the default and I recommend it if you're just starting out. You can always easily change it anytime.
Hit "Create Bodies" and there you go.
This is just for the character body. For clothing, see the clothing guide.
5. (Optional) Remove neck seam (easy way)
This isn't really HDT-related, but I've noticed some people don't really know about this so I'm going to include it real quick.
Install the face mod and any textures you want to use.
You'll probably have a noticeable neckseam. There are two versions of Texblend.
One is more complex and can do the job better and the other is simpler and can still work fine.
For the light version, its an optional download in the CBBE installer. You should have it by default. Just go to:
Skyrim/ Data/ CalienteTools/ TexBlendLite/ TexBlend.exe
Double click it. Wait for it to complete. And that's it. No more neck seam
6. (Optional) Additional edits.
Go in game and you may notice some clipping with certain weapons or want to make some simple adjustments without using bodyslide.
If you have ECE + The extra sliders from the XP32 skeleton I linked then you'll have a load of new slider options through "showracemenu"
.. you definitely know how to do this but if you reeally don't then open up the console and type in "showracemenu" for the race menu to pop up. (No quotation marks)
You can change things like breast and rear size and if the armour is TPPB then it'll scale with it. Extreme adjustments might result in clipping.
You can also change sizes and reposition weapons. It can work really well for moving something out of the way so it no longer goes into your character. This is part of why ECE with the extra sliders is so great.
G) Clothing for CBBE w/ HDT:
Once you have everything with HDT working, you're going to want things to wear.. Bodyslide and TPPB clothes are your best bet to work right with everything.
You can find conversions in some different places. Here's a few threads I found on here. I think there are more, but I don't feel like looking right now.
Just hunt yourself.
Bodyslide Armor and Clothes List
Bodyslide Armor and Clothes List v2
Outfit Studio Bodyslide 2 CBBE Conversions
Also, a lot of these work fully with physics and bodyslide:
Bodyslide Outfits and Mods
Even if you don't use bodyslide, you may at least want the amulets off of here so they are no longer floating off your character.
In a lot of cases, you'll need to install the armours normally and then install the conversions.
So do just that.
1. Get the armours.
Its as simple as that. Find armours with TPPB support preferably and ones that have conversions for bodyslide available. Bodyslide isn't necessarily needed if you want to use the default CBBE preset though.
2. Get the conversions.
Either by a manual install and merging them with your bodyslide folder or through NMM from Nexus.
Once they're both installed, go open up BodySlide. In the top dropdown box, you should be able to find the outfits in the list now. You can click on the specific outfits and then select a preset from the list and hit create bodies.
Note: User-created presets will not show up in the list by default and the only way to add your preset to the clothes will be through a batch build. Its easy to get the presets to appear in the list. I might edit this post later to explain how.
You can hit create batch build in the bottom left as well. When doing this, you'll want to uncheck all the body related options and only leave outfits selected. So uncheck things like the "CalienteVanilla" body etc. You'll also only want to install one type of each armour/ clothing. So say you see something on the list twice. One might be plain and the other might say TPPB in the title. Uncheck the plain one and leave the TPPB one - assuming you're using TPPB.
Make sure you only have the right outfits on the list and not body types otherwise you'll notice some issues in game.
That should pretty much do it.