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Picked upload! Need A New Bed? Build One! ~New Meshes~ (Double & Single)

by mustluvcatz Posted 12th Aug 2011 at 5:19 PM - Updated 26th Oct 2011 at 12:55 AM by mustluvcatz : slight change in glass handles, added screenshot
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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The GOS Christmas in July/Secret Santa event just got done. I made a bed as part of my Santee's gift and, well.. here's what I ended up with. Now, my Santee didn't get everything included with this set. She had mentioned needing more content for male sims- so she got the more masculine looking meshes. This is the whole set. (Sorry, Santee! The "1 more mesh" just exploded on me, lol.) No expansions are needed, the whole set is completely base game.



What's included:
Double Bed - both beds come in 10 colors, 5 with contrasting trim and 5 solid colors (All wood is Maxis Match)
Single Bed
Picket Fence Head/footboard - all head/footboards come in 5 colors
Arched Head/footboard
Chalkboard Headboard
Glass Drawer Handles - all handles come in 5 colors (The drawers don't actually open!)
Metal Drawer Handles
Wood Drawer Handles

The arched and picket fence head/footboards have invisible recolors so you can choose to not have a footboard or even mix and match head and footboards. There are many decorating/mix-n-match possibilities with this set!



No matter what I did, the handle thumbnails were tiny and could barely be seen in the catalogue. They were also impossible to grab or recolor without moving the bed out of the way first. So, I added a box subset. This helps in 2 ways- you can see which handle you're choosing from the catalogue and once a set is placed, you can easily grab them or click to recolor them. The box sticks out just a bit from the end of the bed and has an invisible recolor. I tested this in game- the box doesn't stop a sim from using the bed or walking around it.



NOTE:
The double meshes are the masters as follows:
Double Bed- master for the single bed.
Double Arched Head/footboard- master for the single Arched Head/footboard.
Double Picket Fence Head/footboard- master for the single Picket Fence Head/footboard.
Double Chalkboard Headboard- master for the single Chalkboard Headboard.
Double Glass Handles- master for the single Glass Handles.
Double Metal Handles- master for the single Glass Handles.
Double Wood Handles- master for the single Wood Handles.
The MASTERS are needed for the corresponding slaves to work in game.


Polycount Note:
The drawer handle polys are a bit on the high side for what they are. I originally had one handle meshed with the bed. When doing recolors, I realized that the colors couldn't be used for every bed texture. (Since you can only have 2 recolorable subsets and the bedding is slaved to the Maxis bedding.) I like choices! So the handles are now separate. The bed is pretty low poly, even with the Maxis bedding. Since the handles were meant to go with the bed and I wanted them to be noticeable without squinting, I left them as they are. Yes, I could have added handles on the texture, but I do like the 3D look to them and still couldn't have choosen which color to use with which bed color. The glass handles were changed, see pic of sim relaxing for up-close shot of what they look like now. Having 2 round ones was kind of silly.

You might be interested in:
Part 2 - 11 bed, arched and picket headboard recolors & Part 3 - with 8 new meshes

Any questions, feel free to ask! Recolors are more than welcome.

Credit To:
archive3d.net - for the Arched and Picket Fences, which were heavily edited by me to resize, map, reduce the polycount and convert for use with SimPE.
Their TOU:
Quote:
1. This 3D model is provided "as is", entirely at your own risk.
2. Archive3D.net doesn't accept any claims regarding quality of 3D model or any standards conformity.
3. This model may be used in any commercial way only if it is a part of artwork or project. Single reselling or redistribution of this model is prohibited.
4. This model may be freely modificated or elaborated.


Polygon Counts:
Glass Pulls (Double and Single)156
Metal Pulls (Double and Single) 444
Wood Pulls (Double and Single) 300
Both Beds 1700
Headboard 1 (Picket Fence) Double 480
Headboard 1 (Picket Fence) Single 264
Headboard 2 (arched) Double 744
Headboard 2 (Arched) Single 600
Headboard 3 (Chalkboard) Both 76

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, PhotoShop CS2, SimPE, UVMapper Pro
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-6DrawerBedSet.rar | Description: All meshes and their recolors. 3.95 MB 14,754 12th Aug 2011
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Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Bedroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #bed, #bedroom, #Maxis Match, #double bed, #single bed, #headboard, #footboard