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Before & After Fences and Gates

by mustluvcatz Posted 14th Nov 2010 at 6:47 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2010 at 2:10 AM by mustluvcatz
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks 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.
After reading a request by Evanesco @ GOS, I decided to give it a shot. My attempt was a conversion failure. But I did like the way my mesh turned out so I finished my fence, two more colors and a gate. It was mentioned that a grungy fence or two might be liked. After starting a grungy color, I decided to take it a bit further and do a few wrecked fences. (With matching gate, of course.) These wrecked fences (and gate) are the result. To me, they look like the simple gates might look after they were neglected for many years.
The simple fences are all the same, only the colors are different. Each of the wrecked fences have small differences. A board might be shorter in one spot or missing in another compared to the other two.

You need to have at least one (any) EP for the fences to show in game.

NOTE: Even though I based my fences on a TS3 conversion request, my meshes do not use any of CycloneSue's mesh or textures in any way, shape or form.
NOTE 2: About the polycount- the nails are part of the mesh, not the texture. I liked the 3D look of the nails and leaving them as a mesh means that the polycount will be higher for such simple fences. That said, I had these fences all over my test lot and didn't notice any lag on my older computer.
NOTE 3: Since the sides of the fences and gates are slightly different (one side has nail heads)- if you want a uniform look you'll need to pay attention to the direction you start dragging from. One way shows one side of the fence, the other way shows the other side.

Polygon Counts:
SimpleStickGate- 870 (Maxis hinge)
SimpleStickFence - ALL - Diagonal: 384, Post: 12, Straight: 276
WreckedStickGate - 774 (Maxis hinge)
WreckedStickFence - ALL - Diagonal: 228, Post: 12, Straight: 216

Additional Credits:
Evanesco for the request that inspired these meshes and CycloneSue for the original fence that led to that request; HugeLunatic, CuriousB and CrabOfDoom for the tips and links that allowed me to finish the gates and fix a little texture problem.

MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2.
Tags: #fences, #gates, #build, #stick, #picket, #grunge

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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MLC-WreckedFencesGates.rar | Wrecked fence meshes, gate mesh and gate recolors.

Size: 887.7 KB · Downloads: 7,634 · 14th Nov 2010
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MLC-SimpleFencesGates.rar | Simple fence meshes, gate mesh and gate recolors.

Size: 807.1 KB · Downloads: 6,929 · 14th Nov 2010
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#2 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 6:54 PM
I particularly like the grungy fences - nicely done!
Former Hamster
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#3 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 9:52 PM
Thanks. Gotta admit I like the grungy ones, too.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 9:53 PM
These do look very effective in game. Thanks for giving my lot a better ambiance. :D
Test Subject
#5 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 4:15 PM
I know I already said thank you over at GOS, but these are just so brilliant I had to say it again. Thanks!!
Test Subject
#6 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 4:08 AM
These are amazing! Thank you so much for posting these gorgeous goodies!
Former Hamster
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#7 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 9:48 PM
You're welcome, and thank you for the comments!

miserydoll- since you're the one who mentioned a grungy gray color, you deserve credit for the idea. If it hadn't been for your request, the wrecked fences wouldn't have ever been made. And having used them myself..I've got to say I'm glad you requested the grunginess.
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Dec 2010 at 10:14 AM
woot! Grungy fencing for the front yard. Now just plop down some dead flowers and make it look uninviting for those pesky neighbors. LOL
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Mar 2011 at 11:21 PM
Love the grungy fences for my poorer sims. Great stuff.
Former Hamster
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#10 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 7:40 AM
Test Subject
#11 Old 28th Mar 2011 at 12:53 PM
Nice work thanks. Just what I was looking for
#12 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 1:32 PM
I love the grungy fences and gates. These are perfect for my Medieval neighborhood. You did a wonderful job and thanks for sharing.
#13 Old 20th Aug 2011 at 8:45 AM
Hah! This is much better than Maxis' original wooden fence! Thank you so much for creating this
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 1st Feb 2012 at 1:52 AM
I simply love these. Re-downloading them despite having a temporary tiny-weak computer at the moment. Just awesome.
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Feb 2012 at 8:37 PM
Now I have to make a grungy house this was the last piece of motivation I needed :P
Former Hamster
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#16 Old 5th Mar 2012 at 7:10 AM
Thanks for the comments and downloading. Sorry about the late reply, I tend to wander and forget things. Then I remember again..then I wander again, lol.
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Apr 2014 at 7:33 PM
Thank you for sharing this! You make really lovely things for our sims.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 8th Jul 2016 at 7:05 PM
Thank you so much :)
Blenderized to Pieces
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#19 Old 28th Sep 2016 at 8:32 PM
Nice! :)
#20 Old 18th Sep 2020 at 5:28 AM
Hey MLC! Sorry to bug you after an eternity about this set, but I just realized the gates don't work for pets. (Never had that EP until last week lol) I built a dog area in the yard on one lot and they just stood outside it until I swapped your gate for a basegame one. I'm assuming it's because the set is BG compatible?