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Old Paintings - Portraits

by Alopex Posted 9th Mar 2010 at 6:33 PM - Updated 19th Apr 2010 at 11:02 PM by Alopex
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
6 Old paintings with portraits of sims. These paintings are based on some real paintings (See pic for comparison)
All the paintings are made from screenshots in game that I have taken and fixed with photoshop.

The painting is a new mesh based on the "McBob Landscape #47" painting.
(The painting with the ocean)
-The frame is recolorable (1 channel)
You can find the paintings in Decorations>Wall hangings.
The painting takes 2 tiles in space
(the painting itself is placed between the 2 tiles)



Known issue: The painting appears in a lying position 1-2 secs after it has been choosen but after that it looks normal. When playing and when the painting is placed it looks as intended.
This is because the original mesh it was made from was in lying position.

(If you are wondering why the paintings are numbered 1-7 (in game) but the 5th is missing it's because the 5th painting didn't fit in among the others.)

Polygon Counts:
Faces = 20
Vertices = 40

Additional Credits: S3PE and photoshop

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 3
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Size: 3.50 MB · Downloads: 15,280 · 9th Mar 2010
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Scholar
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9th Mar 2010 at 7:19 PM
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Scholar
#2 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 7:24 PM
Its a great idea and a great work.I adore the way you have adapted and "simmified" some original paintings.Thank you so much.I am downloading,couldn't resist.
Rogue Redeemer
retired moderator
#3 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 7:31 PM
No way, this is just what I was looking for! I love the shape of them and the pictures!
Theorist
#4 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 7:41 PM
This is wonderful. Good job
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 7:57 PM
These are absolutely lovely! Thank you.
Instructor
#6 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 8:05 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Test Subject
#7 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 11:29 PM
Very nice! Great job!
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#8 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 11:32 PM
One question though, what happened to the 5th painting in the download? Or maybe you accidentally miscounted them?
Test Subject
#9 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 3:41 AM
Terrific. As good as can be.
Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 5:30 AM
How did you get your sims to pose like that? And where did you get the clothes and hair. Oh yeah and great work.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 5:46 AM
Very nice! I really like it when people make paintings and pictures with sims in them.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 9:50 AM
These paintings are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 10:25 AM
Wow! Awesome idea & work! I love them ~ these are the best sims-pictures!


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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 11:38 AM
I'm rather impressed. Very nicely done. ^_^
Field Researcher
#15 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 2:38 PM
These are really cool, just what I've been looking for, I love how you've used real Sims and environments. However I'm having a slight issue, like a glitch, whenever I pick a painting from the catalogue it looks for a split second like it reverts to the original, it's so fast I thought I was seeing things, but it keeps happening with all of them, just thought I should let you know.

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Test Subject
Original Poster
#16 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 8:27 PM
I know about the issue but couldn't fix it, :/
hope it's not a to big problem since it's only seen 1 sec after choosing the painting and not after the painting has been placed or while playing.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 9:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ems0309
How did you get your sims to pose like that? And where did you get the clothes and hair. Oh yeah and great work.


Some of the poses, hairs and clothes are edited in photoshop. I used no custom content in these pictures except for my own painting in the painting with the lady in front of the fireplace.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 11:23 PM
Yay - perfect for my Goth mansion! Thank you!

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Field Researcher
#19 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 3:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alopex
I know about the issue but couldn't fix it, :/
hope it's not a to big problem since it's only seen 1 sec after choosing the painting and not after the painting has been placed or while playing.


Well, my game's been crashing almost constantly due to other unrelated cc issues so I'm a bit on the careful side, I do love them, just worry they're not 100% stable - my loss though if I don't keep them in, they're beautiful.

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Field Researcher
#20 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 12:33 AM
You did a wonderful job with these. Thank you.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 24th Mar 2010 at 7:07 PM
Very neat! I was thinking of creating something like these, but trying to find compairable custom clothes and hair is a pain. You managed it pretty well. I'd love to see more in the future. Maybe some 18th century, french paintings
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 8:20 PM
Very beautiful! Nice to have some nice paintings for the game now. Thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 1:19 AM
Wow, beautiful Artwork.... Amazing... Thx for sharing with uns!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 28th Sep 2010 at 9:10 PM
Just like the firt comment, it's so wonderful how you simmified these! They work out great for my new story about a Victorian woman about to inherit the throne, but is lost out at sea. These would look great in the house! Thanks! Btw, if you can do THAT in photoshop, well then brava! I am completely computer stupid so...
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