Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wayback Machine


This was originally just going to be a quiet post about six rug sets.
What it became is something different.
Don't they all? Good lord.

Filling requests, revisiting some older objects that I love
so they could be released as I originally hoped and in the process,
creating new files to compliment them.

This is a big post and a lot of links to the original posts
with some download links
so let's get to it.

Rugs
In designing the last 4x3 rug set, I had released the option
to also have it in the 2x3 size. I had a request for smaller rugs
and realized that it would be easy to resize the mesh for smaller spaces.
This same mesh had been used six times prior, so I was able to
go back and recompile these files onto the new smaller mesh.

Please visit the original posts for these updated files. (links just above)

Each comes in both formats and you can choose the ones you want in this additional size.

Pillows

So, there is nothing wrong with the original pillows.
I do however hate to activate and deactivate the 'moveobjects' cheat
every time I want to put in a window or move an object.
Having it on is great to place things off grid and in areas you are not allowed,
but when it's on you can't easily place windows and doors.

Annoying.

So, these have been updated to have no footprint.
Instead - they act like a rug.
This makes it easier to achieve the look above
with every pillow I have ever made (including styles not shown above).

You just need to download the updated files.

This will also give you 15 new styles (pictured above)
12 Rug and 3 (simulated) Animal Hide styles.

both file formats

Kitchenware
This contains updated versions of two files. The batter bowl and water glass.
Originally released in the Salt is the Fifth Food Group set,
I had always wanted the bowl to hold something.

When I opened the file to amend it, I realized the handle had way too many polys
especially if I wanted to have things in the bowl.
Version 2 to the left - old version to the right.
The handle has been redesigned and I smooth things different
from when this was created, so this looks like a completely new bowl,
but only the handle is actually new. It has been remapped to
accommodate this new handle so the pattern needed to be adjusted.

This new version has three styles with three different tiling
options for patterns to help you get the best look,
as well as a slot to put things inside the bowl.

What do you put in the bowl?

How about five new fruits/vegetables?

Certainly, I didn't want to leave you hanging with nothing to put in the bowl.
Jeez. Give me some credit.
So here we have:
Avocado, Heirloom Tomatoes, Minola Oranges, Star Fruit, and Lemons.
And some pictures with stuff in the bowl:
Stuff and
MOAR stuff. Ahem.
The water glass posed a different challenge to me.
Glass is no easy thing to program.
Too cloudy and it looks fake, too clear and you can't see it.
This hopefully is a compromise.
Lookie there!

This particular item also had a request - to fill the glass.

You learn new things with every set and this is my second attempt
to have too many transparent groups in an object
and subsequently my second failure.
While this glass now holds something, it's contents are still not transparent.
This now has four styles, two empty, two full, in one file.

both file formats

and finally . . . .
Artwork

This is also filling a request.
This set you may or may not remember. 
Pandora Boxed was released the morning of the Green Room set
and subsequently overshadowed this release.

I've always loved it, but it was a tricky set.
The frames both needed a light source to counter
the reflection on the glass/acrylic.

Being the literal sort, I made a light on the frame
as it was going to it's own light source.
Well duh - it just needed the light - not the lamp.
Just make sure to read the notes following the pictures about light intensity*.

While recompiling these sets,
I wanted to offer two new sets
but this artwork is huge
and while based on real frames/framing
I wanted reasonably sized art too.

That brings us to these two new sets:

Circle Gets the Square
Row 1: Riley, Pearson, Escher, Spalatin
Row 2: Unknown, Lieberman, Agam,  Hirst
Row 3: Anonima Group, Unknown, Noland, Wilding
& Lines Squared
Row 1: DeLap, Bayer, LeWitt, Neal
Row 2: Cruz-Diez, Albers, Anuszkiewicz, Allen
Row 3:  Alviani, Vasarely, Stanczak, Weiser
Both of these new sets are also light sources and as such
just need to be clicked on to adjust the lights*
Enjoy while eating,
while reading,
while drinking and reading *hic*
or relaxing quietly - quietly because of the echo from the walls. Shhh.
So, perhaps you will want to download these updated
artworks now . . .
Download Package 
Download Sim3Pack
(both frame styles included in each format)
&/or
perhaps you just want the new art.

Download Circle Gets the Square
Download Lines Squared
(both file formats included)

Either way, have at it bubbies.
You deserve some good art.
I am here to tell you - this is good.

FIN
So there you have it . . . lots of goodies.
Look it all over and take what you will from it.
Sometimes you need to step back to move forward.
Here's to moving forward.


*NOTES: While these pieces of art do not have a lamp,
they still act as lights and can be clicked on in live mode 
OR
ctrl+shift+clicked on in build mode
to adjust the light. 

The light settings are really set up for one to be on the wall
and in every image shown, these settings have been 
adjusted to either custom (.3) or set to dim.
They are lamps and the more you have the brighter and more 
obfuscated the art will become if you do not reset the light intensity.
This can be said for nearly every lamp in the game, so this should not be
considered unique to these items.

If you are remotely curious about what goes into these items, read about it here

CC Lists:
If uncredited, it's either a store/EP/SP item, or found here at the studio.
Some photos are shown at different angles and items credited in first photo.
Photo 2: Bench, Chair, - Exotic Elements
Photo 3: Bench - Eryt96 / Ladder - Cyclonesue / Sideboard - Cemre / Chairs - Shinokcr / Sculpture - Exotic Elements
Photo 5: Plant in Can - Exotic Elements / Utensils - Dresden / Pot - AnoeskaB
Photo 7: Stool - ATS3
Photo 8: Cutting Boards w/ bottle - Exotic Elements / Postcards - Verona Relapse / Kettle - AnoeskaB 
Photo 10: Side table, bench, bolster pillow - Exotic Elements
Photo 13: Armchair - D3VV / Dining Table - Holy Simoly(?)
Photo 14: Vase - Mango / Lounger - Eryt96 / Stools - Awesims
Photo 15 - Sofa, bowl with glass spheres - Exotic Elements

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! These all look great and can't wait to see the updates in game.

    I am having a problem downloading your Code Blue 2x3 rugs. I'm not sure if this is a bad file or a Mediafire problem. I'll check back later.

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  2. Thank you for noticing that Jill The Ripper The file was posted last week and worked then, but today it looked like it wasn't going to improve soon, so I re-zipped the file and uploaded it new. It looks like it is working now - phew! Thanks for catching that :)

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  3. Thanks Bau!! LOVE the updates to the kitchen stuff, off to use right now. :)

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  4. Okay...yeah, I am seriously loving this! What a wonderful set of stuff! Great job! ♥

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  5. Thank you everyone - I am happy these few items are more like they were originally intended - I feel like there's a monkey off my back now! I am also jazzed about these new items - I think being able to re-examine these older items only inspired more - so lots of new ideas . . . have to get a few sketches done to keep them fresh! Thanks again :)

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  6. The new wall art is gorgeous and thank you for making the pillows easier to place. Brilliant!

    I'm also having trouble downloading the Code Blue 2x3 sized rugs--I'm getting an "Invalid or Deleted File" message. I'll be back! ^_^

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  7. Glad you both like this :)

    Darkling - I just checked the link and it is working again - I am not sure what is happening when one file seems 'down' - it's curious, but the download numbers for all six are consistent - it could have been a fluke? Let me know if you still have trouble and I will see what I can do. Thanks!

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  8. Beautiful work Bau - I can't believe you could improve on items that were so lovely but dog gone it if you did! My many many thanks (I'm especially loving the slot in the bowl!).

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  9. Will you please stop SPOILING us! I love the new artworks (circles and squares, can it be any more perfect?), the updated pillows, bowl (with the ever so clever slot!), glass, the beautiful luscious fruit, the rugs in different sizes. Genius!

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  10. I was able to download the 2x3 Code Blue rugs. ^_^ I was trying to use the link that was added to the original Dec 25th post for the 4x3 sized rugs instead of the one on the newer Aug 2nd post. *is embarrassed*

    Thanks again for all the lovely, lovely stuff!

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  11. Dude! You completely ROCK! I was looking for kitchen clutter and found a new obssession instead. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Thanks all! Darkling - thanks for letting me know - the first day that post was a problem and stupid me, I forgot to update the link in the 'Code Blue' post itself. Glad you were able to get it.

    Jaguwar you'll be happy to know I am working on a new kitchen set. Not sure what it will entail, but it will hopefully feel like 'Part 2'

    alexpilgrim Thanks a lot! My head is so big now I can't even leave my studio!

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  13. Hi there ! My fave creator! I would like to know if I can use your wonderful CC in my lots that I upload to TSR, and provide a link to them.

    *sigh* I cannot live without your CC....
    Love it LOVE IT!

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