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Tiki Textures

by Srikandi Posted 8th Jun 2009 at 10:44 AM
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
The Weave and Wicker category is the neglected stepchild of the Sims 3 pattern library, so I thought I should do something about it. Especially with the Tiki Set in the Store, and not even enough textures to get it to look like it did in Sims 2 :/ So here are some textures suitable for your beach shacks and grass mats and tacky tiki bars.

The bamboo strips come in horizontal and vertical versions, and work well for window and door frames as well as bamboo furniture and wall trim. The diagonally-woven pandanus mat is the flooring of choice in traditional societies throughout the Pacific region. The rope twill is a rugged textile suitable for mats, rugs and outdoor furniture cushions.

If you want fancy patterned floor mats, I'd recommend trying different combinations of these textures on some of the wood flooring tiles.

They're all in Weave and Wicker, and they're all one-color textures.

Additional Credits:
Delphy, HP, and all the other smart people who made this possible

In-Game Category:
      Weave and Wicker

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Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 10:59 AM

My english is not well.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:19 PM
Thank you! I was just trying to use the tiki set in a house, and grumbling about not having the right textures.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:26 PM
they look great!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 2:12 PM
Oh man, this looks awesome! This will fit my beach house perfectly! Thanks so much!
#6 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 2:28 PM
Thank you so much. I used some of the weave textures last night in one of my houses and was bemoaning the fact that I did not have enough choice.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 5:41 PM
Zomg... Zomg! yes.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 6:45 PM
Great work.
#9 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 7:19 PM
Sweeeet! Thanks I love the Tiki Style, Great Work.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 8:40 PM
Beautiful textures! Thank you so much for your great attention to detail.
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 8:56 PM
Yay! Tiki patterns!! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 10:41 PM
Wow this is great makes my tatami mat filled house much better looking then carpet texture! Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 1:58 AM
The Tiki patterns are great!! Could you possibly make some patterns for the cribs and childrens beds?
Eminence Grise
Original Poster
#14 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 2:41 AM
If I was gonna do a tiki crib, I'd use the bamboo here for the frame, and one of the hibiscus prints in the game for the bedding There are several good hawaiian-shirt type prints out of the box.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 10:35 AM
i like it thanks
Test Subject
#16 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 10:50 PM
Test Subject
#17 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 9:07 AM
Something that was missing thanks!
Test Subject
#18 Old 14th Jun 2009 at 10:10 AM
I've not made a tiki house since Sims 1.. I don't think I can resist doing so again with this now :D
Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Jun 2009 at 9:12 AM
I thought the tiki-pack would have included these,it is almost disgraceful that it didn't. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Jul 2009 at 12:10 PM
my favourite catagory weaveeeee

He who laughs last, does not get it
Mad Poster
#21 Old 6th Jul 2009 at 4:47 PM
Thanks! This category really needed more patterns! These will be used often!! :D
Field Researcher
#22 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 3:46 AM
These patterns have really proven to be some of the most useful textures. From using on woven rugs to sweaters... So thanks again.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 9:41 PM
I love anything tropical, so this is a must for me. Thanks for sharing your work.