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Transparent Rug - Hopscotch, graves and dance feet instructions

by SaraF Posted 3rd Apr 2008 at 9:25 PM - Updated 4th Apr 2008 at 1:21 PM by SaraF : Forgot to add credit to SIMale for his font
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
I was going to make walls...but as I was following the instructions of an awesome tutorial by Pixelhate ( I only came up with ideas for rugs and luckily for me I was able to put 2 and 2 together and realize the instructions would probably work just the same for rugs as for her wallset. So here are a few rugs I made.

They all work on all types of floortiles as they are transparent. You decide what kind of groundcover you want your hopscotch rug, old stone floorgraves or dancing instructions to be on.

They are all recolors of Echo's 3x4 rug (don't forget to go get it at the link at the bottom if you don't have it already). If you download the 2x3 and the 1x2 sized rugs also the recolors will show up on all 3 and you can decide what size to use. Thanks to Echo, Windkeeper and Numenor for making these rugs.

Credit to SIMale for the use of your simlish font which was used for the text on the graves. You can find his font here:

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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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 1:36 PM
Very clever idea!
Forum Resident
#3 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 2:47 PM
Indeed a splendid idea I never saw before! Thank you for sharing your work.
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 3:19 PM
good idea! That could also be used to add some dirt e.g. quickly to any floor wanted
Test Subject
Original Poster
#5 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 3:50 PM
I actually had an idea to make a crime scene too with one chalked out body and another transparent blood splatter rug if you wanted it to be bloody. But my photoshop abilities really failed in making a good bloodsplatter so I trashed that idea for now. Hopefully someone with a bit more skill would be interested in making that one day.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 4:57 PM
Thank you for this! I was recently searching for something like this so that I could recolor it and make sidewalk chalk drawings! Do you think you could upload a blank template?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 5:46 PM
I didn't actually use a blank template for it. I chose to open the original rug and export the image out so I could open it in photoshop. Then I just used layering to do what I wanted to do making sure I stayed inside of the original rugpicture in the background. When I was done I deleted the background layer, saved the image as png and imported it into SimPE again. I'm still pretty new at this so I really don't know what making a blank template entails yet .
Field Researcher
#8 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 10:26 PM
Oh, I see! I have no idea how to go about recoloring something without using Body Shop, so I don't really understand. I've tried to find a rug recoloring tutorial, but I came up with nothing. How do you open the rug file and get the image out?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 12:11 AM
Ok I really am very new at this so I don't think I would do a very good job at explaining. However I did find some links for you that I hope will help. First I managed to actually find a template for the echo rug searching around MTS creator forums:

Then there is a tutorial for recoloring objects that seemed good here:

And finally at the top of this there is a link that leads to a wallset by Pixelhate that also has a really good tutorial included with it for making transparent recolors of those walls. http://(
That tutorial was really helpful for me in understanding what was happening. I don't think I could have done these rugs without it.
#10 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 3:15 AM
What a cool idea! I especially like the hopscotch version.
#11 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 1:09 PM
A very good addition to rugs (I like especially the school one) ! Thank you SaraF !

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Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 2:57 PM
Wow, unique idea! Thos look great, thanks
Field Researcher
#13 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 10:46 PM
SaraF! You are amazing! Thank you for showing me those links!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 11:52 PM
Glad you found them useful . Good luck with the creating!
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#15 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 1:07 AM
Neato! Thanks for sharing

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 7:44 AM
Absolutely brilliant! I tried it out in-game last night, and it looks fantastic.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 6:38 AM
These really brilliant! The hopscotch ones especially will look great in my SimLogical schools!

Now for a silly question - I know that in the post you said they were from Echo's rug mesh, but then at the bottom in the required downloads section it has a link to a rug mesh my Numenor. Which one is it?

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#18 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 7:54 AM
Originally Posted by destuana
Now for a silly question - I know that in the post you said they were from Echo's rug mesh, but then at the bottom in the required downloads section it has a link to a rug mesh my Numenor. Which one is it?
Both are correct. Follow the link, and you`ll see for yourself.
Mad Poster
#19 Old 9th Jan 2022 at 5:59 PM
Thank you