BodySlide and Outfit Studio (2024)

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  • Description
  • Installation
  • Addons
  • FAQ
  • Uninstalling
  • Credits

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BodySlide has been updated with the addition of Fallout 4 support, bringing an enormous list of new features once again.
Unprecedented flexibility coupled with marvelous ease of use allows you to have all the outfits and shapes you've ever dreamed of.

For the latest updates, known issues and more, check out the sticky comment and the changes tab!

Note: As of version 3.8 of BodySlide, this utility requires OpenGL 3.3. If your card does not support this (cards that meet the minimum system requirements for Skyrim should), you should not update BodySlide until you can get a better card.


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Check out the official documentation and guides here on the Wiki


  • Customize outfits and bodies without the need to edit mesh files!
  • Use sliders to create your personal shapes.
  • Fancy outfit filtering quickly shows you the outfits you want,while the textured preview windows show you what you are going to get.
  • Building morph files allows you to use the sliders in-game using LooksMenu or other script mods.

Outfit Studio

  • The power of an experienced modder is now in your hands!
  • Convert outfits between bodies, create your own BodySlide sliders, correct animation weights and edit meshes otherwise.
  • If you know what you're doing, you can even edit static meshes.
  • Import and export .FBX, .OBJ and .NIF meshes.
  • Barely any previous modding experience required.


  • With the BodySlide addon on the CBBE mod page comes the "CBBE Body Physics" set.
  • Choose it in the Outfit/Body drop down of BodySlide and build it. Your nude body should now have breast physics.

GitHub Repository

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Add the following lines to your "Fallout4Custom.ini" file located in "Documents\My Games\Fallout4", or through your mod manager if applicable:


(No, that's not a typo. Yes, all three lines.)


  • Download and open the archive with 7Zip, and extract the 'Tools' folder to Steam/SteamApps/Common/Fallout 4/Data.
  • After you're done, the executable can be found in the "Steam/SteamApps/Common/Fallout 4/Data/Tools/BodySlide" folder.


  • Download and install the archive to Vortex like you would do with any other mod and enable it.
  • Make sure your Vortex deploys correctly by clicking the "Deploy Mods" toolbar button in the "Mods" section.
  • In the dashboard go to "Add Tool".
  • In the "Target" field, choose the "BodySlide x64.exe" file from your game installation's real data folder, NOT the Vortex mods folder: "Steam/SteamApps/Common/Fallout 4/Data/Tools/BodySlide".
  • Install any BodySlide addons such as body mods and outfits to Vortex as well.
  • GIF of the process

Mod Organizer

  • Download and install the archive to MO like you would do with any other mod and enable it.
  • In MO2, go to the Data tab on the right, locate the BodySlide x64.exe in the Tools/BodySlide folder, right click it, and add it as an executable. You can then launch it through MO2.
  • When BodySlide is open, click on the Settings button and ensure the Game Data Path points to your actual game data folder, e.g. "C:/Games/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Fallout 4/Data/".
  • Install any BodySlide addons such as body mods and outfits to MO as well.
  • After BatchBuilding, the files will appear in your Overwrites folder. You will need to create a new mod folder, for example 'BodySlide Output', move the files from Overwrites into this folder, and then enable it.
  • We do not troubleshoot MO installation issues, please ask for help in Mod Organizer communities.

You can uninstall old/install new, or just install the new files and overwrite if prompted. Just be sure to back up your personal presets/groups/bodies/outfits in the SliderSets/SliderPresets/ShapeData/SliderGroups folders so they don't get deleted, whether by accident or buggy mod manager.

If you're experiencing any problems, locate the main Mod Organizer/Nexus Mod Manager and BodySlide executablesand set them to always run with admin elevation.

In-depth installation and usage tutorial by Gopher:

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  • Caliente's Beautiful Bodies Enhancer - CBBE(female) by Caliente and Ousnius (NSFW)
  • Check out this list for some more CBBE BodySlide addons!
  • Jane Bod -JB-(female) by Nightasy (NSFW)
  • Atomic Beauty(female) by themilkdrinker (NSFW)
  • Super Hero Bodies(male)by smorris2012
  • Nude SHB (male) by KiraCura (NSFW)
  • CBBE Outfit Helper Reference Suite by SQr17
  • A-Body (male) by Allnarta (NSFW)
  • BodyTalk (male) by TheBottomhoodofSteel (NSFW)

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Q1: If I have an issue, what would you suggest I do before anything (including posting questions)?
A: Read the mod description, especially the FAQ. Read the stickies. Reinstall BodySlide. Install BodySlide manually if your mod manager of choice fails to do its main purpose.

Q2:Why is there an error when building sets, saving projects or writing other files?
A:You might have to set BodySlide (and tools that launch BodySlide such as NMM and MO) to always run as an admin.

Q3:Why are the changes I am building not appearing in-game?
A:Make sure you have added the line "bInvalidateOlderFiles=1" to your "Fallout4Custom.ini" filein the "Documents\My Games\Fallout4" folder.
- Check if your player character or NPC is using a custom race, or your outfit a plugin that points to a different meshes folder (unique player mods).
If so, you will have to manually move the built files to the correct directories for the race/NPC.
- Make sure your character has its weight at the very centre of the weight triangle if you want the body to match what you see in the preview window.
- Take a look at the "last modified" date of the files you built and check if it changed (see Q2).
- If you use MO2, BodySlide will generally place the built meshes into your overwrites folder. You need to turn that into its own mod in MO2 each time you do a Build/BatchBuild.
- If you use NMM, make sure it's the latest version from GitHub.

Q4:Why does my BodySlide not contain any bodies or outfits?
A:You need to install addons for BodySlide, such as the CBBE body or various other mods that support BodySlide.

If you're using NMM/Vortex/MO, make sure that you've correctly linked the BodySlide directory/executable to the program and are running it through them properly. Sometimes you may have to redo the shortcuts to BodySlide, especially with MO2. See the installation part of the description. Also, make sure that when you click on 'Settings' in BodySlide, the Game Data Path is your game data path, i.e. "Steam/SteamApps/Common/Fallout 4/Data".

Q5:Why do I get an error saying "Failed to find game install" or "Failed to load Setup.xrc file."?
A:Registry isn't set, or BodySlide wasn't installed properly. Launch Fallout 4 using the Steam launcher instead of F4SE to fix the registry, and try launching BodySlide again. If it still doesn't work, make sure all the files are installed correctly and you're running it as admin. If you have to set the directory manually, ensure it's pointing to Fallout 4/Data. Try downloading and installing the mod with all anti-virus software disabled.If you're using NMM, make sure you're using the latest files from GitHub.
Note that Vortex/MO aren't perfect and may not install all of the files, especially Setup.xrc. If so, you may have to install manually.

Q6:Why do my outfits or bodies say "No Image" all over them?
A: You need to install correctly, according to the instructions.You need the outfit and body textures installed in your Data directory. You also need to launch Fallout 4 from the default/Steam launcher (not F4SE) to sort out the registry, or manually set the directory to point to Fallout 4/Data through the 'Settings' button. Only then BS/OS will be able to find and load the textures.

Q7:Why am I getting a lot of distortion for very small but detailed meshes?
A:Fallout 4's meshes are saved using 16-bit half-precision positional values. What this means is, for meshes that are very small but at the same time have many polygons, there can be a lot of distortion because it's not precise enough.

The full precision checkbox in the shape properties of Outfit Studio makes the shape it has been activated for save with the full 32-bit single-precision positional values that previous games had, so there will be no distortion. This should only be used when you really need it, though.

Q8:How does in-game morphing work?
A:For in-game morphing to function, your bodies and outfits need to have so called TRI morph files built for them.
CBBE and its vanilla outfits already come with pre-built and attached morph files, so you can use it out of the box.

If you are customizing the body or any custom outfits using BodySlide, then you have to check the "Build Morphs" checkbox before building.
Only then the built set can be morphed in-game using LooksMenu or other script mods. For LooksMenu, you need the slider definition JSON file coming with CBBE (or potentially other body mods).

Q9:Why does the FBX import create weird texture coordinates?
A:You have to split all edges of your mesh along the UV seams. The NIF format only supports one texture coordinate per vertex, so UV seams need duplicated vertices.

Q10:Why do I get an error saying "OpenGL context is not OK" for Outfit Studio or the preview window?
A:This means the driver of the graphics chip used doesn't support the version of OpenGL that's required. Make sure to update all of your graphics drivers (manually). In case there are multiple graphics chips built into your PC, set BodySlide to run with the dedicated one only.

Q11:I didn't save my preset. Can I get the slider configuration using the created meshes?
A:No. If you don't save a preset, then it's gone. Your only option is to try and recreate it.

Q12: I use Vortex/MO, and even though I've installed a body mod, BodySlide is blank/Outfit Studio throws up an error. How do I fix this?
A:You need to make sure the body you have installed is actually BodySlide-compatible, and you need to follow the installation instructions. With Vortex, you need to run BodySlide/Outfit Studio from your actual game folder. With MO, please contact the MO devs/read their own documentation.

Q13: There's scary redshiny gold text at the bottom of BodySlide. Wat do?
A: This was added in BodySlide v.5.5.0. The


gold colour means you have more than one option in BodySlide for the same thing. If you right-click it, you will see these options. If you click on one, BodySlide will swap to it in the Outfit/Body drop-down menu. If you check the box next to the


gold text, it will turn blue. This means BodySlide will only build this mesh when you BatchBuild, reducing the number of options you have to select when BatchBuilding.

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Uninstalling BodySlide is as simple as deleting the BodySlide folder or mod you originally installed, manually or using NMM/MO.

Removing outfit files created with BodySlide involves deleting the appropriate meshes within the "Data/meshes" directory.
Only you know which ones those might be.

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- Caliente
- Ousnius
- NifTools people
- Chinese translation by xuniana (蓿念) andsilentdark (S猫)
- CBBE Uniboob reference by SQr17

BodySlide and Outfit Studio (2024)


What is Bodyslide and Outfit Studio? ›

BodySlide and Outfit Studio is a customization mod/modders resource for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. The mod allows the player to customize each and every aspect of the female body mods, such as, CBBE and UNP bodies. With RaceMenu, these customization can be done in-game.

What is a bodyslide in Fallout 4? ›

An easy to use tool for customizing bodies and outfits, creating new bodies and outfits, and converting outfits between body types.

Where is the Bodyslide in Skyrim? ›

You need to find, within your files, exactly where you have Bodyslide downloaded. With me, it is This PC> Local Disc (D:)>Steam Library> steamapps> common> Skyrim> Data> CalienteTools> Bodyslide. Make sure you click the Bodyslide.exe part of it. Then, it should work from your mod manager via the Supported Tools tab.

What is a body slider? ›

The Body Slider allows professionals in all kind of industries to use manual handling techniques without needing to lift the person that is being turned or repositioned. This kind of slide sheets are used when turning patients over in bed or when moving a patient on or off a bed or a trolley.

Does Bodyslide affect NPCs Fallout 4? ›

Since you and the npcs have the same body you don't have to apply Bodyslide to npcs. You simply build the preset and everyone gets it. One exception: if a mod uses a different body than the vanilla npcs.

How to use Bodyslide in Fallout 4 2024? ›

Once you've got it installed, open it up and you'll see a list of outfits and bodies. Choose the one you wanna tweak, adjust the sliders till you're happy, and hit 'Build' to apply your changes in-game. Remember, you might need to tick the 'Build Morphs' box if you wanna see these changes reflect in-game.

What do build morphs do in BodySlide? ›

Adding to what Life has said, Build morphs essentially allows the clothing and armour to mold itself to fit whatever body shape preset you're using, and do so without otherwise causing clipping of the clothing and armour meshes in RaceMenu.

How do you use CBBE in Bodyslide? ›

Quick Setup
  1. Install CBBE and Bodyslide - make sure you install all Vanilla Armors.
  2. Open Bodyslide and Select CBBE Body.
  3. Select any Preset (or not) and adjust the sliders as you wish.
  4. Click "Group Filter" and check everything. ...
  5. Click Batch Build and resolve any conflicts.
May 31, 2020

Do I need to run Fnis after using Bodyslide? ›

FNIS must be ran every time you add, change or remove animation packs! Unlike Vortex, MO2 will not automatically run it for you. So after you change animation packs, make sure you remember to run it!

How to make bodyslide executable? ›

Look for the EXE in the right panel under the Data tab. Find and expand the CalienteTools/Bodyslide tree, find and right click on BodySlide x64.exe and select Add as Executable. If the EXE is not there then BodySlide has not been installed correctly.

What does Cbbe do? ›

Caliente's Beautiful Bodies Edition -CBBE- is a graphics mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. It overhauls the textures and model of the female body.

Does UNP need Bodyslide? ›

While providing initial support of physics, it does not have support for Bodyslide.

What is a Bodyslide preset? ›

Bodyslide has two applications, bodyslide and outfit studio. You only need bodyslide for the most part. In bodyslide, you can make up a body preset to your liking and then save it as a "preset". You can then use that preset to make a body for your character and to fit different outfits to that shape.

What are body slides? ›

Body slides allow water to flow through a flume, letting the rider slide to the bottom, using the pull of gravity, usually following a very gently... Extreme Slides.


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