Sunday, February 28, 2016

three to four

What can I say that hasn't already been said?
Sometimes you just need
to repeat yourself.
Whether it is to punctuate a point
or to better understand something yourself.
This is a case of the latter. 
Sims 4 has been a bit of a hurdle for me.
Strange shader groups, odd bones, soft textures,
... no CAS ...
So, to wrap my mind around this iteration,
I have recreated some of my favorite pieces.
(Some ... and I suspect I will continue to do so over time)

This set is for Sims 4.
Some of these objects have been changed 
for adapting to Sims 4 from Sims 3,
but some have been cleaned up, 
whether that is lower poly counts
or smoothing issues - 
these items have been updated
and improved upon.
(S3 users will see these in my next set).
Let's just get it out of the way ...
what's included:
Door Screen (2011 Green Room set) in 6 presets
Accordion Table (2011 Green Room set) in 26 presets
Salvaged Door Dining Table (2011 Green Room set) in 3 presets/ 2 glass styles
Dress Form (2011 Green Room set) in 6 presets
Acrylic "C" Table (2011 Reflections set) in 8 presets
Domed Wall Mirror (2011 Reflections set) in 6 presets
Leaning Domed Mirror (2011 Reflections Set) in 6 presets
Art Deco Radio (2012 Inspiration: Blog set) in 6 presets
Modern Canopy Bed (2012 Inspiration: Blog set) in 3 presets
Bedding for bed (new for S4) in 8 presets
Picasso Inspired Readymade: Steer Skull (2011 In The Garden set) in 12 presets
Plaque Identifier / Specimen Plaque (2011 In The Garden set &
2015 Is It Art? set) 3 presets each.
Suitcase Victrola (2011 Mementoes Set) in 5 presets
Cookie Jar (2010 Cooking With set) in 3 presets
Vintage Caned Chair (2013 SF Magazine Gift set) in 18 presets
Leon's Mug (2013 Hold It set) in 8 presets
Duchamp inspired Readymade Bike Sculpture (2015 Is It Art set) in 8 presets
Studio Sculpture (new for S4) from the Readymade Sculpture (ea modified mesh)
Bonus: Noodie Cutie Frame (2014 Artwork 2.0 set) in 5 presets
Some of these items were not popular in Sims 3.
That's fine. I love them.
And perhaps giving them a bit of new life,
you'll enjoy them too.

Here - have a look at them in action:

Special thanks to Peacemaker for being a rock
through my many frustration rants, mirror angles, and "blonde" moments.
Door style 6 & Bed style 3 are Peacemaker wood textures.

At risk of repeating myself,

3/9/16: Whoops!! I originally forgot to add the accordion table into the zip file. I fixed it,
but if you want to just download the table you can do so HERE

CC Used:

Picture 1: Sofa/Living Chair/Herbs (on table)/Table Lamps/Flooring - Peacemaker |
Painting Conversion - dreamteamSims | Plant - HistoricalSimsLife

Picture 23: Painting Conversions - dreamteamSims
Picture 24: Medium Pipe - Around The Sims 4
Picture 25: peacemaker-ic - Bayside Daybed & Pillows | dreamteamsims - Painting conversion |
ohmycc - Shadow Boxed conversion | vonndasun - Amarante Sofa conversion | Mango - glass vase/candle |
- glass candle (leftmost) | kiwisims4 - walls

Picture 26: aroundthesims bedside table, dresser/cabinet | inakh Polaroids wall decor |
Poodle painting | omorfi-mera candles | Mango plants, candle, rocking bird

Picture 27: Kitchen cabinets/appliances/sink - Peacemaker
Picture 28: Candle - Mango
Picture 29: Wallpaper - Peacemaker

Sunday, November 29, 2015

by the book

One of the things I miss in Sims4 is clutter.
Specifically: books.
When I am dressing a 'set' for promo shots,
it's the first thing I go to.
I made a few books for Sims 3
and easily, those meshes could be expanded upon.

I expanded.

The books from this S3 set
have been converted for S4
 and expanded upon with 16 new covers in two volumes.
(S4 gets the six original covers in Volume 1) 

Remember. The standing book has TWO slots for each width book.
You can expand your row as long as you want, but do it on the floor first.
Pick up the first book and place on your surface or OMSP

Then from this set
I took the Vintage Open Book
(Eight Dog Chronicles)
 and expanded that into two new sets.
The Japanese Notebook (18 styles) &
Korean Children's Periodical (24 styles)
The Scrapbook Photo Album
has also been converted, but 
also updated for S3.
Tiny texture update to give the appearance
of more pages in the book
(a bit of an oversight, though not a deal breaker, in the original)
For S4, there are 32 styles (8 colors, 4 paper colors each)
and S3 a new multiplier and the four paper color overlays.

Not the most exciting post.
I have been recovering from surgery
and for the past week I have been battling bronchitis.
No guff from you ... I took some pictures (cough cough cough)
So I did something a little different.
I merged files this time as an option.
So for individual files:
For merged files:
3.27.16 - It was brought to my attention that the stacking books
no longer work correctly in Sims 4. EA patched on March 22 and altered how
the MOO cheat works and since this update I can no longer use these books myself
in game (after using them a couple of weeks ago). For this reason, please remove
the following files from your game OR use at your own risk:

  1. baufive_s4_vol1_thickbook
  2. baufive_s4_vol1_thickbook_stackable
  3. baufive_s4_vol1_thinbook
  4. baufive_s4_vol1_thinbook_stackable
  5. baufive_s4_vol2_thickbook
  6. baufive_s4_vol2_thickbook_stackable
  7. baufive_s4_vol2_thinbook
  8. baufive_s4_vol2_thinbook_stackable
 These files have been removed from the above link as of today
which leaves only four files to download.
Sims 3 users - there has always been reports of slotted items sitting on
another slot slowing the game down. If your computer is older/slower/lower end,
please also use at your own risk. Thank you - sorry about this -
I will continue to monitor the situation and hopefully will see these return someday.
These will not be released without slots - I don't see the point.

CC Used:
Photo 2 & 3 (S4) - Ball Candle - Mango / Hurricane Candle - Peacemaker / Jar Candle - Omorfi Mera
Photo 8 (S4) - Sofa / Lamp / End Table / Wainscotting - Peacemaker / Bookshelf - Llenies / Walls - OhMySims / Curtains - Vicarious Living / Candles - Omorfi Mera
Photo 9 (S4) - End table / Hurricane Lamp/candle - Peacemaker / Armchair / Loveseat - VonNdaSun / End Table / Ball Candle / OMSP - Mango / Candles (med/small) - Omorfi Mera
 Photo 10 (S3) - Armchair - SimsOnTheRope

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

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