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Testers Wanted: New *big* painting - Added 3 posters 24feb

by Qortex Posted 17th Feb 2005 at 10:35 AM - Updated 24th Feb 2005 at 9:12 AM by Qortex
101 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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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Outback Before Sunrise is a large 3 tile (looks like 2 tiles but is centered over 3 tiles) painting. 2 tile version coming soon.

I took the photo myself while on a camping trip in the outback, with my el cheapo digital camera at about 5am in the morning. Feel free to recolour it, and if someone wants to make a template of it for Photo Studio it'd be much appreciated

*EP Compatible* SimPE 017c was used.

Thanks to the whole MTS2 community, especially the creators of SimPE and Meshtool for making stuff like this possible.

*Edit- The jpeg compression looks pretty bad on that thumbnail, is much better ingame.

Added 24 feb
Here's 3 different poster sizes, and a SimPE Photo Studio template for each. Templates go in /SimPE/Data/ folder.

PS- Thanks sharing your recolours and new frames/templates for the painting Cathybear and rickd

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Size: 129.2 KB · Downloads: 66,122 · 24th Feb 2005
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Size: 198.6 KB · Downloads: 78,050 · 17th Feb 2005
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Test Subject
#2 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 10:47 AM
I really like the big painting
the paintings in sims2 are so small
Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 11:29 AM
wow, its kinda like a big window!

In the words of RGiles:


Oh that made me laugh.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 1:00 PM
WOW , that is very cool :D
#5 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 1:48 PM
Very nice! I like this. Downloaded and will test it later. I like big paintings in some houses.

#6 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 1:56 PM
Beautiful work, thank you
#7 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 2:04 PM
wow cool!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 2:35 PM
wow it's huge.....great work!

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The Quiet One
retired moderator
#9 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 4:00 PM
that's very nice and i love the picture, too!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 17th Feb 2005 at 4:08 PM
Good work Thank you!!
Test Subject
#11 Old 21st Feb 2005 at 11:46 AM
excellent big painting, qortex! here's my attempt at a SimPE photo studio template. hope it works for you folks!

BTW, perhaps you could make a BIGGER one. something that'll fill almost the 3-tiles. also, how about a no frames option, with the painting a bit thicker.

thanks again! excellent work!
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File Type: rar esc_my_big_painting.rar (123.0 KB, 523 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 1:20 AM
Brilliant, brilliant. Thanks again.
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 2:39 AM
Thank you It's wonderful
Field Researcher
#14 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 2:52 AM
Thank you for the New Painting Qortex! & Thank You Rickd for the New Templete!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 3:41 AM
Hey thanks for the template rickd
The main reason I didn't cover all 3 tiles is because it caused the texture to stretch a bit horizontally. I'm starting to figure out uv mapping now though, so I'll be putting out a few new size paintings soon. Hopefully I can find the time sometime this week.
Forum Resident
#16 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 3:56 AM
Very nice, I love the colours, Thank You.
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Feb 2005 at 7:03 AM
my pleasure, qortex. actually, i found a huge 3-tile painting from this site:
unfortunately, i tried making a template for it but it just didn't work. could you perhaps help!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 2:59 AM
I did some recolours and they look GREAT!!! Thank you Any other shapes in the works????
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File Type: rar Cathybear_IoanPopeiTrees_painting.rar (178.3 KB, 395 downloads)
File Type: rar Cathybear_LuneRiverDyer_painting.rar (181.2 KB, 386 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 3:08 AM
oh drat, wrong pic.. no frame.. having another go
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File Type: rar Cathybear_SheridanCoongelakes_painting.rar (162.8 KB, 399 downloads)
#20 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 4:54 PM
The only question I have, Is it okay to put new meshes for objects in a seperate folder in Downloads? I know this has been answered before, but I forgot..
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:57 PM
Thank You. I really appreciate have inventive you(all) are!!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 9:29 PM
New Painting
WOW this is really wonderful !!! Great work - thanks !! :D
Test Subject
#23 Old 24th Feb 2005 at 12:09 AM
Sorry for being so slow, but where does this get downloaded to? TSData, or a subfolder? It looks great and I want to do some custom paintings! :D
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 24th Feb 2005 at 12:12 AM
Qortex; thank you! It's really lovely.

Test Subject
#25 Old 24th Feb 2005 at 6:06 AM
Default more big painting frame templates
hey qortex and all of you big painting nuts out there! here are more templates if you're tired of the same ol' brown wood framing... enjoy!

ps to qortex: bigger 3-tile stuff pleeeeeze, ty again!
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File Type: zip (582.4 KB, 608 downloads)
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