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Square Column

by darylmarkloc Posted 26th Jan 2006 at 6:35 PM
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts
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.
The Flat Faced Square Column

What is it? A column, flat side, and square profile. It comes in white but I included three recolours in rendered white, brownish and light brick

What does it do? It columns.

Does it have any special features? Umm..it holds things like floors up

The mesh is called FlatfaceColumn-[darylmarkloc-26.1.obj

Since it is cloned from a standard Maxis column, I doubt it needs an EP.

It appears in Build Mode under 'Columns'

You can do whatever you like with it as far as giving it away with your lots or adapting it or recolouring, just link back here if you post them....and maybe let me know, so I can have a peek, too

No pay sites, please, unless it is given as a free download with a link back here.

Faces: 196 Vertices: 408, mostly because the edges are bevelled a little.

I decided to tackle making an object because I needed a particular shape column and the excellent Trianon one wasn't quite what I wanted and I couldn't find one I didn't have to buy or was allowed to recolour.

My thanks to IgnorantBliss for advising me on why it was transparent in places and to Lethe for pointing out the quirk in Blender that made it so.

Enjoy, with coffee

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

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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 8:40 PM
very nice i especially like the brick effect one.
also is there any chance you could try making what i'm looking for in this link:

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#3 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 9:02 PM
darylmarkloc, you're such a square.

Thank you.
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#4 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 10:59 PM
eddief66 - I prefer to think of myself as a cubicle
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#5 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 11:05 PM
mike19 - I've seen those used as garden ornaments when I lived in Salisbury, Wilts. I've made exactly 1 object in my life (we won't talk about the first attempt) but what the heck..it'll be good practice trying
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#6 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 11:10 PM
Hooray! Another person making buildy bits - this is great thank you =)

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#7 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 12:30 AM
Originally Posted by darylmarkloc
mike19 - I've seen those used as garden ornaments when I lived in Salisbury, Wilts. I've made exactly 1 object in my life (we won't talk about the first attempt) but what the heck..it'll be good practice trying

if you can make them that would be absolutely fantastic. Also if you were to manage to get them so that they can be built on that'll be brilliant.

and i live 25 miles or so from salisbury. thats where my local hospital is

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#8 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 1:11 AM
Cool, though I wish custom columns showed up on neighborhood view.
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#9 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 1:30 AM
I needed a big, large, square colomn, thank you!
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#10 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 1:47 AM
Sweet! Just what I need. Thank you for letting me have it.

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#11 Old 31st Jan 2006 at 1:10 PM
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#12 Old 2nd Feb 2006 at 8:39 PM
These are great. Thank you!

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#13 Old 7th Feb 2006 at 8:47 PM
Great work
and thanks for sharing

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#14 Old 11th Feb 2006 at 7:51 AM

Columns~ I love columns and love this, ty
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#15 Old 8th May 2006 at 4:55 AM
Can U Make A 2 Story Version? Please

I read all the comments you leave, even if they are made a year later, thank you all:)

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#16 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 3:11 AM
Exactly what I've been looking for - thanks!
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#17 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 8:59 AM
Thank you very much - it is a solid and rich looks, I like it ! Very beautifull.
Also I looking for fallen, broken column, wall and big bricks from ruin for my gothic and antique garden - may be somebody know where I can to find them?
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#18 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 9:03 PM
darylmarkloc, I've been looking for a square column recently and this is exactly what I needed! Thank you.

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#19 Old 4th Nov 2007 at 11:39 PM
Hallelujah, you are my hero!! This is precisely what I've been looking for. Thanks!!
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#20 Old 29th Apr 2008 at 5:05 PM
Lovely, thanks

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