I finally did it. A glass framed painting. First and formost, thank you to Orangemittens. Without her wonderful tutorial
and personal help this would not be possible *cheers and applause*. Presented here is a my sims 2 character Hisayo London posing as Dorthy Dandridge. She was created for a contest here
at MTS. Work got in the way and I had to back out, but I didn't want such a nice picture to go to waste. So, after a lot of work we have a lovely painting with a special glass
frame. The cost is a mere 300 simoleans. Even better than that it only has 86 total faces/polygons. A few things to note:
This objects is cloned from the medicine cabinet deco. So, your sim can not view it like a regular painting and it only has 1 room point (I haven't been able to make heads or tails out of the info to change this yet).
The frame only has a single foot print, but takes up two. Objects placed too close will pass through.
The first "color" option in the package has a sheen, the other two do not. Take your pick of styles.
Technically there are no recolor options.
Here is the finished project:
Here's a shot so you can see the relative size:
Want to see just how clear the glass is?
A few more things. On my monitor, you get a reflection of the picture in the frame on the left side of the frame. OM kindly took a screenshot for me, and she doesn't have that reflection. So, It appears that this has something to do game settings. My screenshot is on the right, OM's is on the left.
, while there are no recolors, the glass can be changed using Orangemittens tutorial (linked above) and modding the diffuse line code in mtlrsc 6 of the main MLOD. It's really not hard to do. Here is an example:
Bigger pictures in attachments. Anyway, have fun with it.
Orangemittens- Tutorial and Problem solving help
Delphy- TS3 Install Helper Monkey
Inge & Peter- S3PE, S3OC
Wes Howe- Object tools