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Single tile closet - (REVISED March 22, 2008)

by donaldb01 Posted 3rd Mar 2008 at 5:49 AM - Updated 21st Nov 2008 at 3:05 PM by -Maylin-
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks 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.
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Revised object March 22, 2008
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Delete the previous version, and any instances in your lots. You might also want to delete the thumbnail cache so that this new version displays properly.

This revised object is colour-enabled, and of course requires the CEP for the recolours to work. This object now uses the repository method, so the door will use any ValueWood Lumber's "Justa Door" recolours that you have installed. And I have also created two recolours of very basic wood versions. If you want to recolour the door, you need to do a recolour of the value door, not a recolour of this object. The clothes in the closet for this object are still recolourable, but I didn't use the repository method on them because all of the clothes in the various armoires are pretty boring.

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Basic Description:
This is a new mesh of a working, single tile closet, which has the functionality of a dresser. This was completely inspired by Marmy's Single Built-in Closet (see the link below). I wanted something that could be placed more like a real door within the walls. I know that we don't really need closets now that so many people have created working clothing racks that you can place in a walk-in closet, but I really just wanted to see if I could do it. It's nice to have it as one object. I know that the value door is pretty ugly, but it was more about the challenge of creating the object than it was about the beauty, at this point.

Marmy’s Single Built-in Closet - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=190706

This object has its own GUIDs, and any mods are self-contained in the object. Almost everything in the base lockers object was modified to get this to work the way that I wanted.

The animation is not perfect yet. I have created new animations for both adult and child, but I’m still not an expert animator.

The thumbnail for this needs work. I wanted to be able to see both the door and the side angle of the clothes, as the clothes are actually a recolourable subset. I've been playing around with adding a thumbnail extension into the CRES, but I just haven't worked out the best camera angle yet. Those rotations and translations are tricky.

This object stays up when walls are in cutaway mode. You will sometimes see some weirdness down in the bottom corners of the doorframe if this is placed on a wall where the front wall butts up against a full wall. Hard to explain but I've circled it in one of the attached images. It's nothing major, but I didn't want anyone to report it as a problem.

Catalogue: Miscellaneous / Dresser
This mesh is a combination of a few different Maxis objects, the value door, the lockers, and some of the clothing racks. This object will show up in the catalogue under dressers and works in residential lots only.

Requirements:
You need to place this in a wall as you would any door. As a minimum you need to have University and Open for Business for it to work, but it does work with any other EPs installed as well as the required EPs. I've tested it with all EPs up to Free Time installed.

Usage Policies:
Feel free to recolour to your heart’s content. If you are going to clone and modify the mesh to make something more aesthetically pleasing, it would be nice if you pointed back to this object as the place where you got your inspiration. Also feel free to include this in your lot uploads, but I would appreciate that you point back here so that I get a bit of credit for my hard work. You may want to hold off cloning this object until I clean up the outstanding issues, but if you want to clone it and make it work better, feel free to go for it.

What’s next?
I’d like to clean up the little things that are still bugging me about this object, and then I think I'm going to work on a different door. I've seen a few louvered doors around that I think would be more of a classic closet door. I'm also thinking of a 2 tiled door based on the sliding door, but with a mirrored surface. I have a lot more reading to do before I tackle a mirrored surface.


Polygon Counts:
Polys: 1566 (clothing rack: 1074 door: 492)
Vertices: 2383 (clothing rack: 1814 door: 569)

Additional Credits:
Credit must go to Numenor, wes_h, Echo, and everyone posting in the Modding InfoCenter. I haven't spoken to these people directly, but the posts and tutorials by these people have been invaluable in creating this object. Also to the creators of SimPE, Milkshape, Wings3D, and UV Mapper, all of which I am finally starting to understand. It was a steep learning curve.
Tags: #closet, #dresser

Style:
      Contemporary
Room:
      Bedroom
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

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 2 University Open for Business
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 7:57 PM
You know, I was wanting something like this just last week. Thank you. I can't wait to give this a try.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 8:37 PM
This is brilliant and going to come in so handy! Thank you for sharing this.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 8:56 PM
So, it use the existing wall, kind of like the ascensor ?

If so, it rock !

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#5 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 10:03 PM
holy god. this was so on my ToDo List. THANK YOU!

I don't think the door is that ugly, just the doorknob. I'd love to see a regular doorknob (globe) instead of the handle, and maybe bring the clothing rack down a couple of feet, kids would never be able to reach that and real closet bars aren't that high up either. Mirrored closets were a style that went out with the 80s, and it would be kinda disappointing if you couldn't also use it as a mirror. you would have those be sliding doors where one goes behind the other, right?
Alchemist
#6 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 10:52 PM
This is quite awesome. I like the clean, functional look of it, and I especially hate those huge bulky maxis wardrobes so this is lovely.

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 12:07 AM
WinRAR is giving me an error message when I open it. Is there something wrong or am I the only one?
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Original Poster
#8 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 12:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
I don't think the door is that ugly, just the doorknob. I'd love to see a regular doorknob (globe) instead of the handle, and maybe bring the clothing rack down a couple of feet, kids would never be able to reach that and real closet bars aren't that high up either. Mirrored closets were a style that went out with the 80s, and it would be kinda disappointing if you couldn't also use it as a mirror. you would have those be sliding doors where one goes behind the other, right?

Thanks for the good ideas.

I like the idea of the round doorknob too. It took me so long to figure out how to use Milkshape, that by the time I got the door working I wasn't that interested in changing much from the value door that I cloned. Now I can go back and make those tweaks.

I agree that the mirrored doors are so 80s, but I did see someone asking for that in another thread at one point so I thought it might be another good challenge for me. Besides it might be fun if you've got a nice little retro theme going on.

Definitely doors that would slide one behind the other. Now that I sort of know what I'm doing, it might be a bit easier than I initially thought it would be. We'll see.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 12:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaycab
winrar is giving me an error message when I open it. Is there something wrong or am I the only one?

I hope someone else can answer this one. I'm not much of a WinRAR expert. I've downloaded this .rar file and it worked for me. Is it just this download, or have you had this problem with any other downloads from the site? If you've had problems with other downloads as well, I would check out the link in the little download box that says "Need help with downloading or installing content? Click this link!"
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 1:18 AM
I love this! Its just what I've wanted! I'm fed up with making my own seriously crappy walk in wardrobes! This is awesome!

Great Work! I can't wait to see what you do next! Its all so exciting!

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#11 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 3:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by donaldb01
I hope someone else can answer this one. I'm not much of a WinRAR expert. I've downloaded this .rar file and it worked for me. Is it just this download, or have you had this problem with any other downloads from the site? If you've had problems with other downloads as well, I would check out the link in the little download box that says "Need help with downloading or installing content? Click this link!"
It means his internet sucks. He just needs to redownload it. It happens to everyone sometimes.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 10:39 AM
I often use the Marmy's closets, and I was missing too to have it in one tile. Many thanks to get that.
And a little suggestion, thought you are thinking in more recolors... why not a transparent or translucent door?
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 4:17 PM
Hi,

This is heaven sent! I love that you made it like a door, but with dresser functions. That won't make it look weird, which is sometimes the case with Marmy's because they are the entire length of the wall. I do have a suggestion, if it's not too much to ask. Could you possibly use the slave technique with the textures? I have some really good recolors of that door from http://www.piggis-sims.net/ and it would be nice to have matching doors throughout the house.

Either way, thanks a bunch for this, I will be using it often!

VJ

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Scholar
#14 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 5:57 PM
great!! thank you!!!
Test Subject
#15 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 6:03 PM
This is Great! I hope you do a few other door types. And even a double door set. Okay I'm asking alot. I love to hope. Thanks
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 10:53 PM
You sold yourself short in your comments. A one tiled closet was definitely needed. Not all my Sims houses are rich enough or big enough to have a walk in closet. I've been wanting a small closet. Thanks!
Instructor
#17 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 12:16 AM
Great item, it's going to be a favorite in my Sim's houses!
And I love the catalog description...

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#18 Old 17th Mar 2008 at 12:06 AM
I'm working on some tweaks. I managed to figure out how to get the repository technique working, as per mstybl95's comment, so now when I do finish this version, the door will use the value door as it's master texture. Which means that any value door recolours will be pulled in as well.

Unfortunately I had to flip the door back around to have the handle on the left side, and now I'm having problems getting the door to open out. The rotation joint is driving me crazy! I can't figure out why the door opens into the closet. I'll keep at it.

I also lowered the clothes so that the kids might be able to get them. They would probably still need a stool, but there's no way I would ever figure out how to get the stool to appear for them to jump up on. That's a tad over-complicated for what this is anyway

I also have to redo my animations now that the door handle is on the left side. I think I was lucky the first time around, because this time they are giving me no end of problems.

Anyway, just an update on where I'm at. Didn't want you to think I had gone away.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#19 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 5:20 AM
I managed to solve the mystery of the door opening the wrong way. It was the door open animation - just had to reverse some values.

I still have a few tweaks before I'm going to be completely happy with this version. And I still have to re-test it for children, but I'm making progress. A few more days and it'll be a finished product. Then I can move on to my other projects.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 5:35 PM
Well, it's great work - it looks awesome!

Thank You!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#21 Old 23rd Mar 2008 at 7:11 PM
BTW - Thanks for all the thanks
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th May 2008 at 3:10 AM
I like your closet, I like the whole concept of it being in the wall. I don't know I just like it better that way. I use closets in my houses, mostly the two tiled kind, i am currently using marmy's closet and when I need the single tiled I use your closets, so I will be waiting for your two tiled closets, maybe then I will upload my long awaited houses that I have kept to myself for almost a year.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 12:22 PM
Thank you so much. I've been wanting something like this for a while so I appreciate it a lot!!! =)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:11 AM
Awesome!! :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#25 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 11:02 AM
love the idea of a mirrored sliding door closet! hope to see it real soon :D
brilliant work, thanks so much!