Saturday, November 17, 2012

Don't Sweat It!

Have your sims been exercising? Are they overheated and about ready to drop? Is the sweat puddling up and threatening to drown everyone in the neighborhood? Well, I've got the solution. A brand new window air conditioner courtesy of the folks at SimAire.

This air conditioner doesn't just sit in the window and look pretty. Your sims can actually cool off!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Morrocan Curtains - Edit, Add-Ons & Recolors

Another project bites the dust! :) I do have recolors of this curtain but my curtain addiction cried out for more. Plus, none of the colors I had quite matched the current house I'm working on, lol. If anyone knows of any more recolors, could you post a link?

Edit: The original, unedited curtain can be found here.  Remember, my recolors will work with this curtain but you will need my edit for the rod to be recolorable. The half-open slaves could probably be used with the original curtain. (I didn't change any filenames or the GUID.)

The edit: The original mesh has been smoothed because I noticed half the rod was colored oddly. The rod is also it's own recolorable subset now. I'd never tried the diagonal version out so I'm not sure if it worked properly before- when looking at it to clone it I noticed a few extra letters in one of the entries that shouldn't have been I corrected that.

The add-ons: 2 half open curtains. One for the left and one for the right. Both are slaved to the original curtain so you have to have that for these 2 to work in game. They might not reach the side on all windows, there might be a tiny little barely noticeable gap- but the original curtain is like that too.

The recolors: 20 random textures picked randomly from my textures folder. Some of them didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped- but none of them screamed "Delete me!" at me so you can have them all if you want them. No swatch, sorry. My PhotoShop is acting up on me tonight. The files are named by pattern and if some of them have strange names, blame the texture, lol. One of the textures is in there twice because I mirrored it to use it on both sides. NOTE: There is only 1 recolor of the rod and it's black.

All curtains have working diagonals. Hope you like these and can use them. And if anyone would like the .psd I made with shadowing, let me know and I'll post it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Morrocan In Reverse

Why didn't anyone point this door from Exotic Elements out to me a long time ago? It's awesome! It's not a true door- it's decorative. But that doesn't take away from it's awesomeness.

I like to use decorative doors, like the sets HugeLunatic made. Since this door didn't have a handle on the other side, I set out to add one. Then I realized that might not work out quite the way I I moved the handle to the other side, made a new door and slaved it to the original. Then I did some recolors in my favorite Maxis woods. Since the mesh is white, there is no white recolor. Original mesh is included and is needed for my door to work in game!

It's Getting Hot in Here.. (DL Link Fixed)

I've had THIS water heater in my game for forever. Every time I've gotten a new computer I've always put this back in my downloads folder. There was only one thing that bothered me- it sticks through ceilings a tiny bit. So I fixed that. And while I was at it, I made it shiny and edited the texture a bit so the sticker didn't look so flat. If you want this edit, just let this file replace the original if you have it.

Please note: nikkibailey's policy at MTS states to not post her stuff on other sites. Normally I honor this- or ask permission. Since she hasn't logged in at MTS for over 3 years I'm making an exception to my own rule for this. If this bothers you, don't download- but don't hold it against me for sharing. :)

And yes, I know the pic doesn't show it NOT sticking through the ceiling anymore. Trust me- it doesn't. The pic DOES show the shiny though. I've been having way too much fun playing with PhotoShop actions lately.

Thanks to Ginnie for pointing out the incorrect link. That'll teach me to post when I need to be walking out the door soon and haven't even changed out of my jammies yet. :)

Window Mirror Recolors

6 Maxis Match recolors of Amaryll's window mirror.. because it's an awesome mirror and I couldn't find any recolors. Yes, my GoogleFu is pretty much fail in the best of times, but hey- have some recolors of a really neat mirror anyway! Mesh is included.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Fresh from my pumpkin patch to yours- 4 pumpkin meshes. A bit late for Halloween, but pumpkins aren't just for Halloween anyway. :)

There are 3 single pumpkins and group of 5 pumpkins. The single pumpkins are slaved, Pumpkin One is the master. There are 3 recolors for both the single and the group. The polys are a bit on the high side with the single pumpkins being in the 600 to 800 range and the group is over 2,000. In my defense, they were a lot higher poly at first! I lowered them as much as I could without losing a lot of detail and making them all blocky. Pumpkins are round-ish dangit! And they have those little ribs...