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CAST yourself a painting!

by armiel Posted 4th Oct 2010 at 6:14 PM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 3:07 PM by armiel
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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 little something I've been wanting to have myself for sometime, and I decided to share with you guys too.

CAST yourself a painting is a painting, that has no image. That's right. The painting is made so you can CAST it to look exactly what you want - A modern stripy painting ---> An empty coloured canvas. What ever you want. The limit is your imagination, and the patterns provided by game/pattern-makers.



You can place many paintings next to each other, to have bigger paintings. You don't need cheats to do this



The known issue with this is that you have to place lighting carefully. When you place many paintings next to each other, they do not always look like made of one piece, cause of the lighting.

The painting is called 'Cast yoursef a painting', and it can be found on decoration - paintings and posters. The cost is 500 per piece. There are 2 presets.

Polygon Counts:
High poly mesh: 40/30
Low poly mesh: 24/12

Additional Credits:
EA for the Modern Painting I cloned this from.
TSRW
UVmapper and Lithunwrap
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.

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Quick Guide:

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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Test Subject
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#2 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 6:32 PM
Thank you so much! This is genius! ^^
Inventor
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#3 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 6:58 PM
Thank you thank you thank you, I've been wanting something like this for some time lol
Test Subject
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#4 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 7:25 PM
This is awesome. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 8:51 PM
Cool!! This has a lot of potential seeing as I have yet to get the hang of making my own paintings the other way. Thank you for sharing!
Space Pony
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#6 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 8:55 PM
This is genius (:
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 8:55 PM
totally awesome!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 9:31 PM
Really nifty idea, thank you!
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 9:37 PM
Thanks so much! I have a lot of ideas using this with Create-a-Pattern. Thanks for sharing it.
Scholar
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#10 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 9:38 PM
Oooo this is great thanks. Could you also make a version with a recolorable frame too?
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#11 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 9:46 PM
Fantastic, the first thing that popped in my head was BLOOD SPLATTERS and then CRAZY ARTIST'S STUDIO FILLED WITH CANVASES SPLATTERED RANDOMLY WITH PAINT. I love splatters..
Test Subject
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#12 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 10:26 PM
Thank you so much, I've been wanting something like this for ages!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 10:31 PM
Very nice idea. Thanks for sharing it. (:
Test Subject
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#14 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 10:52 PM
I've been wanting something like this since I first got Sims 3. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 11:04 PM
This is such a great idea! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 11:25 PM
This is great! Definitely something that we needed in the game.

Quick question though: what is the roomscore on it?

Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 12:15 AM
I must say...this was an awesome idea. You can really get creative with this, as far as creating your own paintings with the patterns in the game. Thanks for sharing this.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 12:34 AM
This is very very awesome, I can't wait to use this in my Sim's homes :D
Eminence Grise
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#19 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 3:36 AM
OMG... this is BRILLIANT :D

Great use for some of those patterns that are just too big to work on normal stuff too :D
Test Subject
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#20 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 3:47 AM
It's one of these so-obvious-it-hurts little things the game designers seem to have completely missed! I kept wondering why the game didn't have something like this. Thank you so much, I'll be using this painting everywhere!
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#21 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 4:38 AM
As I said before, Perfect and Amazing idea.
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#22 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 5:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Kittywulfe
This is great! Definitely something that we needed in the game.

Quick question though: what is the roomscore on it?

Thanks!


Another question: What does the roomscore mean? :P

If you mean that in what rooms you can use them, you can use them in any room you want.
They should be available on almost every room in 'by room' gategory.
Using 'By function' gategory you can put them anywhere.

Hope this was what you ment, I still have no clue on what a roomscore means :P


To everyone else:

Thanks for liking this
Test Subject
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#23 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 7:12 AM
i like it! thank you very much for creating and thank you very much for sharing
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 8:06 AM
Thank you, this is awesome!
Theorist
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#25 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 8:23 AM
This is brilliant! Time to make some smiley face paintings LOL
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