Robin2486 Posted October 30, 2017 Share Posted October 30, 2017 Hello everyone! So I wanted to know what everyone thinks about this. I tried researching it and there's no real discussion on the advantages/disadvantages of the two main body types available for FO4 female bodies. Reason I'm starting this discussion is because I'm currently torn up on it. Long story short, I've been thinking of switching over from CBBE to AB because in reality I love muscular, built and athletic women (but not to the point of being like those steroid using Miss Olympia bodybuilders that look like men with breast implants ) With CBBE its hard to achieve that look. I was only successful in achieving the look I wanted with my model so far because I've managed to find and download a few extra CBBE-compatible Bodyslide sliders on Nexus. I'm realing debating taking the plunge and going with AB, but I have literally DOZENS of clothing and armour mods, all for CBBE unfortunately, that I'd have to convert or download pre-made conversions for and that would be long, tedious and pretty much a day's work, which with a wife, kid and job, is not so simple a feat. Here are some pros and cons I can think of for both CBBE and AB. Please add to the discussion (in fact its encouraged!) because I want to know what everyone thinks. CBBE Pros: Much, much more support in the way of clothing and armor mods. Most mod authors on Nexus make the outfit for CBBE from the get-go Good for more anatomically correct and natural looking female models Tons of skin textures available again because of CBBE's popularity. I can think of Nuclear Nude (my fav), ONI, Silky Smooth and Valkyr Face and Body to name a few Tons of sliders in CBBE bodyslide to customize your female's body Cons: No sliders in Bodyslide available for muscle definition. Makes it really hard to achieve that lean but 'chiseled/ripped' look without adding custom sliders built by other mod authors. This makes guys like me who like 6-pack abs on girls sad Muscularity in Bodyslide is lacking. You can have your girl look like an Olympic Power Lifter, a voluptuous curvy girl with plenty of T&A and a tiny waist like Kim Kardashian or a thin waif-like school girl, but not an average girl with a hard athletic body Weird clipping/skeletons warping issues around the shoulders. Mostly only noticeable when you move dead NPC bodies around (don't ask lol...) or when the body is in certain poses AB Pros: Very easy to adjust muscle definition, muscle size and proportions. Good bodies for guys into heavily muscular women, women with ripped abs and Amazons. Overall a much better body and slider options for athletic girls Bodies, when done right and not over-exaggerated, look amazing and generally better than those made with CBBE Support for AB clothing/armor mod-wise is growing and the number of available conversions is growing Cons: While mod-support for AB is growing, its still very much lacking compared to CBBE Very easy to create exaggerated and anatomically incorrect or even grotesque looking models (you have to admit, some of the girls made with AB just look...scary) Did some extensive research, while weighing my options before I switch bodies, on Nexus and the overall consensus is that AB tends to get a lot of clipping issues with clothes/armor that require more editing in Outfit Studio to correct This is what I came up with. What do you guys think? Maybe your opinions will help me decide to take the plunge and switch to AB or stick with CBBE for now Link to comment
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