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Picked upload! Gravitarse: Functional Recliner, with Matching Armchair and Footstool

by Nysha Posted 29th Jun 2012 at 4:01 PM
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I've always felt that sims get a bad lot when it comes to seating: there's no room for real luxury. And when it comes to sleeping on seating, they're even more deprived - allowed only to sprawl out across a whole sofa like drunks! Terrible, indeed. What on earth is wrong with napping in a dignified manner on one chair?

Well, now there's a solution!

The Gravitarse seating set comes complete with a recliner, non-reclinable armchair, and sittable-on footstool. The recliner is cloned from an EA pool chair, meaning that your sims can either relax or nap on it - although I'm afraid they can't sit on it to eat, read and so on. Sorry! If only I were a scripter... The armchair and footstool are both, well, armchairs, and thus have all the normal armchair options.

The Gravitarse set comes in three designs:

Classic Green


Modern Beige

(The base of the footstool is not nearly that blurry in game - but I'd had the game running for about three hours when I took that pic, and my graphics card was considering strike action... you can see the base in all its non-blurry glory in the "scene" pictures; and it is also identical in-game to the base of the recliner's footstool )

And... um...
...and finally a, erm, mature design that was fished out of a charity shop. This third design, incidentally, demonstrates the recolourable channels quite well: channel A is the cushioning and arms, channel B is the wooden bases, channel C is the arm supports and channel D is the back/underside of the seat. The standalone footstool does not have channel C.



All three can be found in Living -> Chairs, or in Comfort -> Armchairs. The recliner costs 850, the armchair 700 and the footstool 150. This is posh furniture, you understand!

This is by far the most complex object I have ever meshed and, more significantly, mapped from scratch. There are a couple of mapping anomalies, which you can see on the chequered pics attached. Hopefully these won't bother you too much.

There are two files attached here, a repo version and a non-repo version. The recliner is the master object, so if you want the recliner, I recommend you download the repo version, as the three repo files put together are less than half the size of the three non-repo files put together. You do not have to keep the repo files together in the same (sub)folder.
If you don't want the recliner (wtf is wrong with you?!) or otherwise have problems with the repo version, download the non-repo version.

Policy:
Remesh, retexture, rehash, include with lots, pretend the floor is lava - whatever you like, just keep it free and give me credit with a link.

Polygon Counts:
LOD1LOD2
Recliner1582247
Armchair1113236
Footstool49194


Additional Credits:
Many thanks to Bloom and cmo, who helped me tweak the footstool's rig and slots so that sims sit lower (since otherwise their backsides float three feet in the air above it). Many thanks also to Inge, who saved me from her own mesh-breaking TT3-related malice.

The black hair worn by the woman in the armchair is a retexture by Beaverhausen of the only good Peggy mesh I have ever seen, Peggy #828 (free) (Peggy's site is currently even more broken than usual, so that link may not work, depending on the current lunar phase).

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

This is a multi-part download:


Download the REPO FILE if you want the whole set, including the recliner.
Download the NON-REPO FILE if you don't want the recliner, or if you have problems with the repo file.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Gravitarse seating - repo.rar 473.0 KB 10,326 29th Jun 2012
Gravitarse seating - non-repo.rar 1.19 MB 3,959 29th Jun 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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