The shape doesn't matter. I can make the mesh whatever shape is needed.
What matters is the properties of the clone. The clone we need for this object is one which has two groups...not one with two recolorable channels...but one with two different material groups. After that requirement comes the placement...which item with two different material groups has the placement requirements which most closely approximate what it is that you're looking for to make it easy to work with in the game?
Again, shape doesn't matter...that's what meshing is for.
It's an object with one part that is wood, metal, plastic, etc. and another part that is glass or mirror. I'm going to try out the Reflectionator mirror. This one seems to do the half-tile placement you were talking about above.
Wow...there's more than I would have guessed. Thanks for looking through all that.
Perhaps I should have considered that deco towel cabinet instead of the reflectionator...I'm not sure what the Sims are going to make of, what looks to them, like a wall of mirrors to Admire Self in...lol.
Anyway, here's what I have so far...the Reflectionator cooperated nicely and, the good news, no cheat is needed to place it on walls (although you will need one to make corners with it unless I can make a corner piece that will fit right...I may try).
Below are pictures showing it placed on a wall and also showing its base (very slender and inconspicuous...won't show when object is placed on a wall). I just have some clean-up to do on the img's for it...you can see dark marks in the texture where it needs fixing but other than that this should be good to go. I'll do the ceiling height one next.
For future reference, when you said the fence would appear if you "hovered a window over it", that's a result of having moveobjects turned on.
If you put a window/door on a slot that already has a window/door, even without actually placing it, it "breaks" it- the wall shows right through it, but it is still usable and everything. So when the long window is on a wall, it shows nothing. But if a long window was on the wall with moveobjects, there's a chance you'd see the wall and not the window.
That's why the fence would show up again- the window wasn't "functioning" and reloading the lot fixes that.
Ilee I just wanted to let you know that your brainchild is now available in the Buy section of downloads. It took a long time because I had to get rid of the flicker and EA glass is relatively unforgiving in that department. A week of pixel by pixel adjustment of the alignment couldn't get rid of it so I had to go with overlap...I hope they still ended up ok.