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

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 12th Jul 2008 at 7:15 PM - Updated 21st Nov 2008 at 1:02 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.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
[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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Test Subject
#26 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 1:54 PM
The same thing happens to me! They stretch off screen when a sim uses the bed (it happens with every bed), and it's the same from any angle.
I really hope it can be fixed, the beddings look great!
Original Poster
#27 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 8:20 PM
thegreenlollypop, thanks for the screenshot! Wow, that's impressive 8-|
Sadly, I can't reproduce it - I spend some time to check it on all the Maxis beds, with different last addons, and couldn't see it. Moreover - I always believed that such problem can only be caused by errors in mesh - never by recolors

So, the only thing I can do is to make some guesses. Those who have this problem with beddings, could you please test how two beddings from archive attached to this post work in your game?
One of them - _MaxisTXTR - looks exactly like Maxis light blue bedding, but is very, um, shiny.
The other - _noEnvCube - has dark green color, the same texture as "plain silk" beddings, but no shinyness at all.

If one of them works, then culprit is either sninyness or alpha-cutting. If both explode - I can't guess what else could be the problem
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar RCLR_Jasana_bedding_test.rar (1.2 KB, 13 downloads)
Test Subject
#28 Old 24th Jul 2008 at 4:16 AM
I seem to be having the same problem as well, only not with just the Glam. beds but with any sort of double bed....The sheets work fine for a single bed but when I put them on a double bed the disfigured stretching happens....The silk sheets are too cute too...I hope something can be done about this....If you need pictures or anything I can get them for you...Best of luck in trying to figure this out!
Test Subject
#29 Old 27th Jul 2008 at 3:01 AM
Oh thank you for taking the time to fix this! It was happening in my bed as well & I figured I was the only one so I kept checking back here to see if there was a fix or if it was just my game being odd. So thank you! I can't wait to use these now. :]
Test Subject
#30 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 2:44 AM Last edited by tariahinchains : 28th Jul 2008 at 2:46 AM. Reason: Changed to a feedback comment.
I was too quick to respond.. seems as if the lacy is working perfectly & the silk is still going everywhere for me. :[
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 4:04 PM
I'm glad someone else was able to get a pic of what was happening! And THANK YOU for fixing it already! I'll test out which ones work for me (if it's the same as flybirdie) and post back here.
The Attack Cat
retired moderator
#32 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 12:29 AM
Very nice, they look awseme. Good job. Nice colors
Test Subject
#33 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 7:37 PM
Thank you very much for fixing the problem, both plain and lacy work well for me!
Mad Poster
#34 Old 2nd Nov 2008 at 9:21 PM
Same problem, the color stretches out in a triangular shape to the edge of the screen. Too bad, they're so beautiful!
Test Subject
#35 Old 10th Apr 2009 at 3:46 AM
If you already downloaded the first version do you have to delete it in order for the new on to work? I was having the same problem...
Original Poster
#36 Old 11th Apr 2009 at 7:52 PM
Originally Posted by CarrieUFan94
If you already downloaded the first version do you have to delete it in order for the new on to work? I was having the same problem...

Yes, you need to delete it - is it written not clear enough in starting post?
"If they do explode for you - delete the package you downloaded earlier, and get its NOSHINE version instead."
Test Subject
#37 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 7:48 PM
These are sooo beautiful! Thankies jasana! :3
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 12th Oct 2014 at 12:06 AM
thanks for making this :)
#39 Old 28th Dec 2017 at 9:12 PM
My favorite bedding, alas I am getting the stretching issue as well. Here's hoping that the test files will work!
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