MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Picked upload! The Shine Factor : Add shine effect to any wall + Basic Ship set

by Pixelhate Posted 19th Oct 2008 at 4:06 PM - Updated 15th Mar 2009 at 1:09 AM by pixelhate
518 Thanks  Thanks     50 Favourited
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
*Update 1/10/08* An "how to" pdf guide has been added, so you can make parts of a wall shiny or play with other reflection texture.

I've hoped for long that some Wizards make a mod for the wall to be, somehow, reflective. While the solution was in my hand for some time, thanks to the ModFather, it clicked in my mind only very recently :
Recolours of the FullHeight Poster that enable the EnvCubeTextures parameter for walls.
It doesn't enable mirror reflection. (For this you'll need full wall mirror from Numenor), but it add a shine like on metallic object (counter, table,..).

Plain metallic panels with reflection.
-Recolours of the 1tileFullHeight poster that look like solid polished metal.

Add shine effect to any wall.
-Recolours of the FullHeight poster that add metallic shine effect when placed over any existing wall.
While you could add this effect to any existing wall (it can be odd with some, tough), it work best with neutral or plain wall as it "washes" and flatten a bit the texture underneath.
Some nice result achieved with basics fromThe Next Gen SF set (Here I go for self-advertisement, now!)

It is also possible to make multiple overlay to increase the shine factor.
Keep pressing Alt if you want to place several poster one after the other. The weight of a recol is ridiculously small : around 4Ko...

2 kind of shine available : Metallic and Silver.
But you can create many more.. It's quite easy and there's some potential to express your creativeness, there. Think of shiny cut out parts in your wall...
Use the "How to add shine or shiny parts to walls" guide provided if needed.

Basic Ship set
For your pleasure, and with a special thought for JasonDuskey I've joined a set of basic SpaceShip wall. They're made with no texture, which means only shades of grey to create bevel and emboss effects. They're looking quite dull. But once used in combination with the poster recolour, a bit like bump map, they giving pretty good result as ship metal panel.
-12 seamless panels, some are combinable, under siding for 7§ + a collection file.

Waiting for your feedback...

Additional Credits:
Yep JLonier, no texture means ... no credits needed!

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
How to add shine or shiny parts to walls.rar

Size: 683.8 KB · Downloads: 2,305 · 1st Nov 2008
683.8 KB 2,305 1st Nov 2008

Size: 294.3 KB · Downloads: 3,072 · 19th Oct 2008
294.3 KB 3,072 19th Oct 2008

Size: 10.3 KB · Downloads: 3,744 · 19th Oct 2008
10.3 KB 3,744 19th Oct 2008

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents

Need help with downloading or installing content? Click here!

Meshes needed
This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:

Recolourable FullPoster "Wall Overlay - Wall Animation" *Update 06/11* by Pixelhate
23 Comments / Replies (Who?)

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

23 Comments / replies (Who?)



Tags: #Metal, #Shine, #shiny, #reflection, #wall, #overlay, #wall overlay, #decal, #SF, #ship