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Two packs of silk beddings [UPDATED July 26, 2008]

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 12th Jul 2008 at 6:15 PM - Updated 21st Nov 2008 at 12:02 AM by whitesiren
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

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[UPDATED July 26, 2008]
In short: Double beds 'explode' with silk beddings for some people. If they do explode for you - delete the package you downloaded earlier, and get its NOSHINE version instead.

Mode details:
Several people reported that double beds 'explode' (like in picture provided by thegreenlollypop) if any of silk beddings are used and sim gets into bed. Thanks to mdbickley who was willing to test more, the culprit is found - the envcube/shinyness presence. So, I added shineless versions which differ from 'full' ones only by envcube absence. I still don't understand why the explosion happens, though

Note that 'full' and NOSHINE versions share the same instances, so they'll override each other - so it's pointless to have both RCLR_Jasana_bedding_plainsilk and RCLR_Jasana_bedding_plainsilk_NOSHINE, same with lacysilk pair. So if you are getting the other version, don't forget to remove previous package!

Just wanted to play a bit (to rest from RL and more complex projects), and felt that I need more new beddings :o So, here are two packs of beddings, one plain and one patterned, to add more variety to our sims' bedrooms.

These are recolors of default Maxis bedding, from Colonial Ironwood Bed - so they'll be used by any bed that shares bedding recolors with it.

It's well known that bump maps don't work for bedding, but how about the other options? I've toyed with them a bit, so here's what we got:
1) silky beddings - reflection (envcube) maps can be added to beddings; so these do have a bit of silky shine
2) fancy edges - alpha-cutting appears to work for beddings, too; so plain blankets just have a lot of folds/wrinkles, and patterned blankets has lace edges
3) monotonous recoloring via stdMatDiffCoef - thanks plasticbox for reminding about it - in each pack, beddings share the same (grey) TXTR, and color is added in TXMTs - saves a lot of space; for each pack, the following colors are available (in the order as they are on screenshots from left to right, named as their respective colors are named in color table):
- turquoise
- plum
- royal blue
- lemon
- pink
- ivory
- maroon
- lavender
- gold
- black
- light sky blue

One disadvantage is that I stored all colors of each pack in that pack's package, so two packages total (to avoid situations when people get just color without texture). So, if you don't want all the 11 colors, please help yourself - using SimPE - simply open the package, and delete MMAT and TXMT which name includes color that you don't want. If you want to have different colors - stdMatDiffCoef is the property you need to change. Is more detailed explanation for this part needed?

Feel free to create more "recolors", but don't post them as donation or pay items, and don't forget to credit me
You may use these in your sims/houses, and include them to upload, if they are posted as free items.
Please don't upload my stuff to Exchange.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Akulina for the screenshots.
Tags: #bedding silk

Style: Contemporary Fantasy
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.

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Forum Resident
#2 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 8:23 AM
Very nice!

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#3 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 8:25 AM
Gorgeous bedding! Thank you very much.

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#4 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 9:22 AM
Very pretty!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 10:18 AM
These are the finest bedding recolours I have EVER seen!! Thank you so much!
Forum Resident
#6 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 10:21 AM
haha... you even seem to add all your genius in modding into something as simple as bedding recolors... Thankyou very much!!
#7 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 10:53 AM
Om nom nom! Very beautiful!

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#8 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 11:20 AM
This is really incredible - extremely innovative, and just sheer pretty to boot! This must've been the first time i've ever squeed at seeing bedding XD Absolutely lovely. Thank you.
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#9 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 1:16 PM
Thanks and spasibo Wonderful job.

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#10 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 1:29 PM
Ooooh, the prettiness and the natural look! Thanks,
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#11 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 3:17 PM
WoW!!! Very nice!!! ThankYou!

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#12 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 4:20 PM
Gorgeous! I especially like the lacy ones!
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#13 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 4:47 PM
Super!! Thanks!!

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#14 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 7:37 PM
Amazing!!! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 11:15 PM
Gorgeous detail, and great color selection. I want these in real life!
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#16 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 11:26 PM
Beautiful, thanks!!
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#17 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 1:10 AM
Jasana, you little genius, you. That is so cool!!
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#18 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 4:24 AM
Love them thank you!!
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#19 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 5:58 AM
wow great Lots of bedding recolors out there but few really high quality ones. These are beautiful, and will go with anything.
#20 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 7:20 AM
Beautiful bedding. I can certainly use these.

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#21 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 9:58 AM
thank you very much

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#22 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 12:50 PM
They are lovely but I am having problem using them with the Maxis platform bed that came with the Glamour Life stuff pack (I have all EP's and SP's installed except Ikea) the colour seems to radiate out from the actual bedding
Having said that it works brilliantly with the Holy Simoly beds

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#23 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 7:09 PM
Thanks everyone
Originally Posted by zentaraxia
I am having problem using them with the Maxis platform bed that came with the Glamour Life stuff pack (I have all EP's and SP's installed except Ikea) the colour seems to radiate out from the actual bedding
Sorry but I don't have Glamour, so I can't check myself what's wrong with it can you provide a picture, please?
Test Subject
#24 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:20 AM
Originally Posted by zentaraxia
They are lovely but I am having problem using them with the Maxis platform bed that came with the Glamour Life stuff pack (I have all EP's and SP's installed except Ikea) the colour seems to radiate out from the actual bedding
Having said that it works brilliantly with the Holy Simoly beds

same thing happens to me. the color sort of diffuses (and stretches way out of boundaries) as you move the camera. but it's really gorgeous, wish you can sort of help us out!
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#25 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 3:14 AM
Same thing happening to me! It looks like the sheets are being hung by a hamock? (lines stretching out on the top and one of the sides) all the way to the borders of my monitor. I tried to take a pic but it didn't show up, I'll try again!
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