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Featured upload! CAST Your Own Artwork: Nine Modern Paintings

by sionelle Posted 13th Feb 2012 at 12:34 PM - Updated 13th Feb 2012 at 11:53 PM by sionelle : To select proper image for thumbnail
73 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Download includes nine different "paintings" in the "Psimcasso's Scenic Circuits" frame from the High End Loft stuff pack. All of them are fully re-CAStable with four channels (three for the art and one for the frame), allowing you to customize the images to a pretty huge degree. For example, these two paintings, each shown in three different colorations:



The paintings are found in the "Decor -> Wall Hangings" section of the catalog, and are 900 simoleons each, just like the original. These are based on a picture from the High End Loft Stuff Pack, but this is a full clone, so it is basegame compatible.

Attached screenshots include all nine paintings in different coloration examples, in-game shots of a couple paintings, and an RGB mask illustration. (In the RGB illustratrion, the alpha/fourth channel is displayed as the black and white checker -- basically it's just the frame.) Note that the "half-circle" painting is included in both left and right versions so you can pair them up if you wish.

If there's a demand for this kind of thing, I am more than happy to make some more in different sizes and designs. Just let me know in the comments if you would be interested.


Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creators of S3PE and S3OC, and to BabaYaga for the pagoda from this clutter pack. Thanks especially to Inge Jones for the Texture Tweaker update that allows addition of a fourth channel, and to the MTS moderator who alerted me to the new functionality. (So awesome!)

All paintings were designed by me, using basic Photoshop brushes plus a couple of extras from brusheezy.com. One of the multipliers includes an extract from a drawing by Gabriel Orozco.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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sionelle_paintingHETech2x1_castable.rar 908.9 KB 23,109 13th Feb 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Lab Assistant
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#26 Old 18th Feb 2012 at 10:48 PM
Shut up and take my money! <3<3<3
Test Subject
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#27 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 12:35 AM
Thanks
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#28 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 1:50 AM
So very Cool!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
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#29 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 7:51 PM
This looks really good, but I can't get all the different paintings. How do I change them? I'm not sure I'm using CASt properly as I can only change the colour of the frame.
Lab Assistant
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#30 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 9:51 PM
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Originally Posted by desiree101
This looks really good, but I can't get all the different paintings. How do I change them? I'm not sure I'm using CASt properly as I can only change the colour of the frame.


Hmmm... Basically you should just be able to re-CASt these like any other multi-channel object. Once you click on the CASt button, you should see a panel in the upper left with the different paintings in it -- select one of those presets, and then change the colors in the channels on the right. The top three are for the painting and the bottom one is for the frame. I attached a couple of screenshots to help, if for some reason that didn't make sense.

If the object isn't working in your game the same way, let me know and I'll see if I can figure out what the problem might be.


Forum Resident
#31 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 12:33 AM
Wow, thank you for the pictures! Wasn't expecting that! lol Okay my CASt screen doesn't look like yours, i.e only one picture shows up with three 'cast-able' frames (unless I'm using the wrong picture - I wish I could upload an image to show you). What is the picture called in buy mode?
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#32 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 12:55 AM
Sionelle, I think I got it now! It was my mistake, I was definetly using the wrong picture there was a picture that looked like it with the same price! Thank you so much for your help and your great pictures. I'm going to add you as a favourite creator because you were so helpful! Thanks again!
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#33 Old 20th Feb 2012 at 6:01 AM
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Originally Posted by desiree101
Sionelle, I think I got it now! It was my mistake, I was definetly using the wrong picture there was a picture that looked like it with the same price! Thank you so much for your help and your great pictures. I'm going to add you as a favourite creator because you were so helpful! Thanks again!


Yay! Glad it's working now for you. That was definitely an easy mistake to make, and I should have realized what was happening when you described it. The picture that looks like mine with the same price is the object I based this one on, so they are pretty much identical.

Have fun CASting these!
Test Subject
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#34 Old 9th Mar 2012 at 2:53 PM
Amazing
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#35 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 12:04 AM
Congratulations on your featured upload.

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#36 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 9:48 PM
These are lovely, congrats on your feature!
As the mesh crumbles....
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#37 Old 11th Mar 2012 at 8:26 AM
Wow! I am gonna pop these in my game as soon as I get Showtime installed. (My CC is decommissioned right now. Waiting for the pre-order to get delivered STILL!.. GRRR )
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#38 Old 11th Mar 2012 at 8:58 AM
Amazing job! I was so bored that I had to use many similar paintings on big lots to decorate the walls. Now this brings the variety on big lots to a new level
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#39 Old 11th Mar 2012 at 9:51 AM
You have now just made the amount of time I already spend in CAS skyrocket.

THANK YOU!

I also would love to see some of the other sizes done in a similar fashion. Some smaller and even larger sizes. This is absolutely incredible!!
Test Subject
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#40 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 1:20 PM
Hi, different prizes is nice if you can do that? some time a Sim want to buy a picture fore xxx and if this one only is 900 and Sim must buy art for 2000 then it will be nice to have some cheap maby uglyer and som expensy (hmmm cant spell that word) and there you cant make them prettyer but that's ok with me.
Ps. Can you do this paintings so a Sim painter paint them?
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#41 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 2:10 PM
Thank you for your work and for sharing it. They are amazing!
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#42 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 2:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Denmark1
Hi, different prizes is nice if you can do that? some time a Sim want to buy a picture fore xxx and if this one only is 900 and Sim must buy art for 2000 then it will be nice to have some cheap maby uglyer and som expensy (hmmm cant spell that word) and there you cant make them prettyer but that's ok with me.
Ps. Can you do this paintings so a Sim painter paint them?


Hi, Denmark. Thanks for your comment. I plan to make some more styles and sizes of art like this, and some of them will definitely be less expensive.

Unfortunately, I don't know how it would be possible for a Sim painter to paint these. I have seen a way to change the default Sim-painted images to custom images for your Sims to paint, but I don't think they can be castable pictures. The game wouldn't know what colors to use (and I am not smart enough to make them random, if that's even possible.)

Thanks also to everyone else for the nice comments -- I read them, honest! And I appreciate all of the feedback.
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#43 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 6:00 AM
Thanks so much! My sims will love you. Now they can finally have other artworks that differ from all the other houses with paintings in town.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 24th Mar 2012 at 11:09 AM
Impressive! Thanks a lot!
Scholar
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#45 Old 24th Mar 2012 at 4:21 PM
I would definitely love to see more stuff like this, it is absolutely amazing! Great job!
Test Subject
#46 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 2:31 PM
These will make amazing additions to my artsy sims' homes!
Test Subject
#47 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 7:23 AM
Wow. I've already downloaded this before but now is the only time I learned that it had recolorable channels! Yipee! Thanks a bunch!
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#48 Old 5th Apr 2012 at 10:24 PM
I would love to see more of these. I would like some without frames and some that are maybe landscape sized instead.. I hope you know what I mean.
Test Subject
#49 Old 13th Apr 2012 at 1:07 AM
This is EXACTLY what I needed in the houses I have been making. Thanks!
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#50 Old 14th Apr 2012 at 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by telynor
Please, please may we have more? These are terrific! I'd love to see different sizes and frames.


yeah~~would you please more and more castable artwork for us?? thx a lot!~~

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