Friday, September 11, 2015

Happy House

I had a request once for a large rug.
Larger, still, than I had already made.
It was a project that 
never quite made it to the front burner.
Why do we need exceptionally large rugs?
But the idea intrigued me.
How does one make a large rug 
while also keeping clarity
given the limitations 
to texture sizes?
A quarter rug, rotated and mirrored.
I deem it a Kaleidoscope rug.
The name comes from 
the gadget you look through and rotate
 The tubes length is lined with mirrors
reflecting the shiny trinkets at the end 
in unexpected and trippy patterns.
Which is pretty much how many rugs already look if you stare at them.
[wow man .... duuuuuuude!]
So, while I was at it, I decided to convert a couple more of my meshes
to the S4 platform while also expanding the S3 collection.
First we have the 5X3:
Preview from S3
Same set - preview in S4
 Then, a new size I created that is subtly different
for SFMagazine when I was a featured artist
(in case you missed it - check it out and get that gift set here - page 178)
Preview from S3
Same Set - preview S4
It's called SF series 2 cos, like,
there was a Series 1 given away as part of the gift.
(you did go and read it ... right?)
If you're an S4 player - here is that same set converted 
for you as a bonus:
I don't have a ton of previews
I mean - you all know what you can do with a rug,
Okay - have a look see:
And there you have it.
Hopefully next set will be a little more dynamic
than a few rugs.
Many of you already know that I have been taking it easy
while I wait to have surgery on my shoulder.
I might be out of commission for a spell, but I hope to be back
with a lot more interesting stuff before too long.

Download Today:
Sims 3 (both formats)

CC Used:
Picture 8: Plant, Coffee Table / Mango | Bench Seating / OhMySims | Bolster / Peacemaker
Picture 10: Candle / Omorfi Mera
Picture 11: Table, Vase, Stool / Exotic Elements | Butterflies / Pocci | Shelving / Awesims
Picture 12: Candles / Mango | End Tables /Youn Zoey
Picture 13: Curtains / DesignSimsAvenue | Coffee & End Tables / Pocci
Picture 14: Mirrors / OM | Black Mirror / Peacemaker | Table, Chairs, Curtains / Mango | Console Table / Youn Zoey

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cover All

 Back in 2010, I introduced this:
Sure for the time I was pleased
It got the job done
but there was something missing
something ...
perhaps style?
Skill ... there we go - skill.

Cut to today. We're in a new era ...
Sims are all emotional ...
everything is candy colors ...
It's just ... great.
Except - how do I convert

Answer? I don't.
I remake it.
Look Ma, I'm LOWER poly count too!
This is what it should have looked like.
And it should have had a sibling.
 And cousins.
And parents ... or is it genetic donors (?) ...
(it's tough being completely politically correct these days)
but more about the rest of them in a moment.

Let's just stare at the original/remake for a moment ...
is that comic sans? oh god no . . . . it's worse than I thought
Okay - quickly moving along ...
So back in 2011 I re-released some rugs on a new mesh
and then cut to 2015 and I am looking in old folders
and I find one set that was never converted ...

You may see where I am going with this ....

So a set starts to form.
It's still small at heart, but 
man is it large in file size.
(not poly size - file size)
First you get 18 new ottomans
(19 for S3 - one to recolor)
 You get a second, taller & narrower 
ottoman coffee table:
Then came the rug discovery - 
Kilim Series 2:
Then I discovered I had amassed 
quite a selection of rug textures ....
Finally I realized there was nothing to sit on
and as LGR points out - there are precious few chairs in S4
so I had to help rectify that:
Counter Stools are a MISC COMFORT category
Have a look at these items set up in rooms:
So go ahead.
Indulge your emotional sims
with some grungy worn textures.
All those candy colors are going to rot their teeth out.
Expose them to something with a history.
Kilim Set SIM3PACK

Again - these are large zipped files - sorry - it was confusing to break it up.

**September 12, 2015 **HEY! Want Ottoman 1 as a seating option? 
The lovely HarmonySimblr has converted this object for your sims seating pleasure! 
Check out her post here!

Enjoy bubbies!

Most of the stuff in the photos is either Game/Store/or found here,
but these are the CC items used:
photo 23 (S3): stove - Exotic Elements
photo 25 (S4): vase - Peacemaker / bird - Mango
photo 28 (S4) - bed, bedding, polygon silhouette animal paintings, end table, lamp - Peacemaker
Photo 29 (S4) - bar - ATS4
Photo 30 (S4) - Candles - Mango

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Biology 202

My first original mesh from 2010
was the start of a long and continuing education.

Now we're up to Sims 4 and what better way to enter a new era
than with an old mesh ... remastered of course.

Gone is the awkward and stiff boxy shape
Gone, too, is the blurriness ... sorry
I know how much you like to squint. 

12 new images for both Sims 3 & 4:
Sims 3 version - wooden weight and metal hardware are CASt-able
Sims 4 version - each with a unique wooden weight/metal hardware textures
Sure - it's not a huge set, but 
I have to start somewhere.

Add a little culture to your sims home in both 3 & 4
Sims 4 Living Room
Sims 3 Sitting Room
Sims 4 Kitchen
Sims 3 Loft Dining Area
So give you sims something to talk about
today . . .
cos you're never too old to learn. 

CC Used:
Picture 4: Lamp
Picture 5: Terrarium, Rug
Picture 6: Light
HUGE THANKS TO PEACEMAKER-IC - I have some sanity left thanks to you!
Sim 4 Recolorists - I will be posting the texture file on Tumblr shortly.
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