View Full Version : Possible to make this a seamless pattern for Sims 3?

10th Nov 2010, 11:07 AM
I was *trying* to work on a pattern/wallpaper project with a fellow simmer, and I'm having a problem with this pattern. It is seamless as how it is shown, but can it be made into a pattern for the Sims 3 game? I am having a super hard time finding a section that would repeat to be able to make it into a pattern/wallpaper, but I can't find one. I've looked for hours and I just can't do it. I've asked on Yahoo Answers, and someone said this pattern doesn't have an area on it to select to make into a pattern. Is that true? Can someone try it and see if they can find a section that would make the pattern into a pattern for the Sims 3 game, b/c I can't find one at all :(


10th Nov 2010, 11:22 AM
Sure, you can. The main problem there is that the pattern is skewed.


Outlined is a full repeat, but it's not square, and the lines are all diagonal.

Probably with this pattern, the easiest would be to carefully select each element separately and copypaste them into a new document and arrange them so that the pattern is square/unskewed, and then add the cute dots to the background. Basically the same as the "Alternate Technique" explained here: http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:Seamless_Textures

10th Nov 2010, 11:28 AM
Thanks HP. Wow, your eyes are REALLY good. I spent all day trying to work with this pattern and I could have pulled my hair out! You saw the pattern quickly and I really appreciate it. I will work with your pic and hopefully eveything will turn out fine b/c I really love this pattern. Thanks again!