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Ashley Cataline Mirror MESH + 11 recolors *testers needed*

by suceress Posted 14th Nov 2006 at 9:37 AM - Updated 14th Nov 2006 at 10:41 PM by suceress : updated with pets friendly file
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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 the mirror that goes with my Ashley Cataline dresser (which will be uploaded as soon as I can get some of the bounding mesh and slot function issues worked out). I cloned it from the base game floor mirror. It will hover at countertop height and seems to allow other objects to be placed in front of it. It looks nice as just a wall mirror as well. With the other furniture I uploaded it looks like this.
The objects I currently have to go with it are the ashley cataline bed, ashley cataline end table with doors, and ashley cataline end table with drawers

It is footprinted as a one tile object but actually stretches out a bit into the edges of the tiles on either side of the main tile. I didn't think it was important enough to add more footprints and waste GUIDs. I wanted to keep it simple.

Thank you to everyone who helped me with this! Special Thanks to Windkeeper for helping me get things to line up in the resource node!
I created this with all expansion packs installed prior to Pets.

I have not tested this with just the base game as I already have other expansions installed and my system resources are limited. However, if anyone has any problems with this whatsoever, please let me know.

**NOTE: File without the "pets" suffix has a known issue with Pets expansion! After installing Pets expansion I found that it generated an error when I clicked on this object in the catalog. The error was: Object Error. An error occurred in object "Ashley Cataline Mirror" #368, Error: Transition to node that does not exist. This error ONLY seems to popup with testingcheatsenabled on. If you hit Reset it ignored it and lets the object be placed. If you do not have testingcheats enabled then it seems there is no error message and I haven't seen anything bad happen. It just lets me place the mirror anyways. Because of this I created the version that has "pets" at the end. It did not have the error and I also fixed a problem where the Sims would stand too close to the mirror and lean through it, even when it was against a wall. If anyone has any advice/suggestions, or experiences any other problems please let me know. (I have no life!)**
**EDIT: (Nov 14, 2006 6:05AM) Added the pets friendly version. The recolors will work with it without having to be changed. It has the same GUID. So only download one version. I fixed the issue with Sims leaning their faces through the glass in this one when there was not an object between sims and this mirror.***
**EDIT: (Nov 14, 2006 3:42PM) Fixed the original version to prevent Sims from leaning through the mirror when given the command "Gussy Up". If you downloaded the version prior to this time, please re-download. The new one will overwrite it.**

Recoloring & Distribution policy: Feel free to recolor and share this with others. I would prefer it if it was not put on a paysite because I would like to be able to download all recolors of it, however I am not going to have a hissy if it is put on paysites. I put a lot of hard work into this so please link back to this thread if you do recolors or use the mesh elsewhere. I require external validation to make me feel special. :-)
If you want templates or anything for recolors please let me know. I tried to make my textures simple and idiot label them for myself because I am very forgetful.
You may use this in uploads of homes and such if you wish.
I'm sure other people out there can do better textures than me so go crazy with it. I'd love to see what others can come up with.
Additional Thanks to wiseconnect for reminding me about my project and inspiring me to upload my current works. Knowing that people are interested in my work makes me feel special and encourages me. :-)
Description of mirror and files:
The mirror is rounded at the top and should fit seamlessly (I hope) with the dresser -- once I get that thing working properly.

Polycount: 316
Price: 150

The mesh file is onyx with gold trim and accents.
*onyxsilver1 is onyx with silver trim and accents.
*malachitegoldmirror has both versions of the malachite mirror with gold accents. the only difference is that one has a black back while the other has the malachite texture.
*malachitesilvermirror has both versions of the malachite mirror with silver accents. the only difference is that one has a black back while the other has the malachite texture.
*lapisgoldmirror has both versions of the lapis mirror with gold accents. the only difference is that one has a black back while the other has the lapis texture.
*lapissilvermirror has both versions of the lapis mirror with silver accents. the only difference is that one has a black back while the other has the lapis texture.
*qrtzgold1 is quartz with gold trim and accents
*woodgld1 is an orangey type wood texture I created with gold trim and accents

(some of the above files have the su_ashcat prefix). If you have any questions, please ask.

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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 9:55 AM
This is very nice! If you ever get the Pets problem fixed, I will definitely download it, and I am really looking forward to the dresser as well. Any chance you could make a single bed as well, in the same style?

"We don't quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Original Poster
#3 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 10:10 AM Last edited by suceress : 14th Nov 2006 at 1:09 PM.
Originally Posted by dadditude
This is very nice! If you ever get the Pets problem fixed, I will definitely download it, and I am really looking forward to the dresser as well. Any chance you could make a single bed as well, in the same style?

I'm not sure if it was so much the Pets expansion or if it was a conflict with another object. I found that unfortunately some of the grand trianon furniture caused havok with Pets. And I love that set. I'm about to go test and see if it still has that problem. If it does I am going to re-clone and hope for the best.
As for the dresser, the known issues with it are: 1) It was cloned from a taller dresser and therefore the clickable area is not right since jointed objects to not import bounding mesh properly. So it thinks the clickable area is higher. This prevents objects placed on top of the original tiles to be impossible to pick up once placed. The extended tile is not clickable but objects placed on it are easily moved. 2) The middle tile only allows placement of very thin objects for some unknown reason. I'm still working on it. 3) SimPE didn't want to let me import the mesh because of the high polycount so to cut down I had to get rid of things. That means the drawer and clothes do not pull out but the Sims will still go through the motions.

For the armoire I am going to have to remesh it and make it be able to be opened. I'm still reading tutorials on how to do that.

After that I think I will move on to my TV stand, which I have not photographed because my room is too cramped and it is really cluttered up with videotapes and junk.

Thanks for posting! I updated for pets now! Its a seperate file in case it conflicts with base game or other expansions. It obviously has pets at the end of it.

I realize I forgot to respond to the single bed thing. I actually thought about it and wasn't sure if it would be difficult to implement. I think I might give it a shot.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 12:20 PM
that's cute :D

Ooooh, my signature was too old, but I don't have anything to write now...
Forum Resident
#5 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 12:34 PM
This will suit the rest of your bedroom items, thanks suc

Please dont request anything to be made, but I dont mind suggestions/ideas. :)
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 3:19 PM
thanks! i love the shape of this one :-)

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more seldom than a wave is wet/more frequent than to fail/it is most mad and moonly/and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only/is deeper than the sea
*e e cummings*
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Nov 2006 at 3:00 AM
These mirrors are so fabulous, I really love the entire look, and I appreciate you sharing these. It makes the bedroom look so much more complete, and realistic!!!
Great Job!!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 15th Mar 2007 at 10:54 AM
wow i had this same set when i was 16..i love it its great and looks dead on :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 1:34 PM
woot!! many thanks
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 5th Mar 2012 at 9:11 PM
looks beautiful in base game - not nearly enough of these types of mirrors out there - many thanks!