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CAST yourself a painting!

by armiel Posted 4th Oct 2010 at 7:14 PM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 4:07 PM by armiel
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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.
This is little something I've been wanting to have myself for sometime, and I decided to share with you guys too.

CAST yourself a painting is a painting, that has no image. That's right. The painting is made so you can CAST it to look exactly what you want - A modern stripy painting ---> An empty coloured canvas. What ever you want. The limit is your imagination, and the patterns provided by game/pattern-makers.

You can place many paintings next to each other, to have bigger paintings. You don't need cheats to do this

The known issue with this is that you have to place lighting carefully. When you place many paintings next to each other, they do not always look like made of one piece, cause of the lighting.

The painting is called 'Cast yoursef a painting', and it can be found on decoration - paintings and posters. The cost is 500 per piece. There are 2 presets.

Polygon Counts:
High poly mesh: 40/30
Low poly mesh: 24/12

Additional Credits:
EA for the Modern Painting I cloned this from.
UVmapper and Lithunwrap

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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Quick Guide:

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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