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Picked upload! Retro Dining

by mustluvcatz Posted 23rd Jul 2011 at 12:37 AM - Updated 29th Aug 2011 at 5:14 AM by mustluvcatz : added screenie showing the clipping
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 20 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Inspired by SailinSims 70's Retro theme..a new dining set consisting of a 1-tile table and chair. Even though I was around during the 70's, I don't really remember much about the furniture. Ask me about the clothing, and we can talk! (Plaid hip-hugger bell bottoms anyone?!?) Doing a tiny bit of research gave me the idea that a lot of color was used (ok, Mom..why did we have a brown plaid couch then?).. and my set was modeled after a real set.. so I decided to add some brighter colors. New for me, no? Yes, it is.

Known Issues:
*The tabletop is slightly oversized- it will clip into the walls if you put it in a corner. For that reason, there are no wall shadows for the table.
*Sims will clip into the base of the table a bit. Hand will pass through tabletop when they first start to eat, too. See attached pic.
*The animations for pulling out the chair are a bit off since there is no back. It doesn't look too bad though.

There are 12 colors total for the table/chair frames, 14 for the tabletop and 12 for the cushion- all are shown in the screenshots. Not all are "retro", I felt there should be some more modern colors, too. The colored table tops are leather. There are also 3 glass and 2 marble table tops. If there are any you don't want, the recolors are named to make it easy to delete them. (The chair recolors are named by the frame color- not the cushion.)

If you would like to recolor, I do have the .psd's with the shadows and the cushion piping. Also, since the default table top is glass- if you do a solid recolor, you'll have to change "blend" to "none" in the TXMT or your recolor will be transparent. (That's very easy to do but if you need help, feel free to ask!)

Polygon Counts:
Table: 674
Chair: 534

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, UVMapper Pro, PhotoShop CS2
Tags: #retro, #dining, #table, #chair, #leather, #glass, #marble, #metal

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Sims 2
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MLC-RetroDiningChair.rar | Chair mesh and recolors.

Size: 840.1 KB · Downloads: 10,310 · 23rd Jul 2011
840.1 KB 10,310 23rd Jul 2011
MLC-RetroTable1Tile.rar | Table mesh and recolors.

Size: 786.3 KB · Downloads: 10,502 · 23rd Jul 2011
786.3 KB 10,502 23rd Jul 2011
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#2 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 3:05 AM
I always like tacky retro crap. Thanks!
Former Hamster
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#3 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 3:54 AM
@ tacky retro crap! You're welcome and thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 6:07 AM
Even though I don't play Sims 2 anymore, I like seeing what you come out with. I like the fact that this is a low poly set.
#5 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:32 AM
Very nice use of color and texture. Why not use a stool template so the animation works?
Mad Poster
#6 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:51 AM
One word only : Beautiful ! Thanks a lot for sharing
Field Researcher
#7 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 11:11 AM
This is gorgeous, as always. Thank you for sharing these awesome goodies.
Former Hamster
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#8 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 5:25 PM
fway: Thank you, that's an awesome compliment. And- low poly ftw! (I've done a lot of playing around in MilkShape lately.)

Josepina: I guess I could have done that, but I do believe I would've had to edit the CRES so sims wouldn't float above the chair. Since the animation is so short and isn't terrible, I just went with what I had. Thanks for the compliment about the color and texture, too. Guess redoing the textures a million times paid off, lol.

Thanks Guardgian and sailfin.. you're welcome.
Not actually evil.
#9 Old 23rd Jul 2011 at 11:46 PM
You did piping on the pillows! Yay for details. The blue is so very pretty.
#10 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 12:56 AM
I love this!! Thanks MLC!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 2:03 PM
These are "far out". I think a few of the chair colors (the orange and green ones maybe) will go nicely with some of the wallpapers from the IKEA SP. Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 1:30 AM
awws these are really the red one thx!!
Former Hamster
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#13 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 7:17 AM
COEG- I learned something with that piping.. while you can add it to the texture (like I did) it's probably a whole lot easier to just add a mesh for it. What a fiddly little bit of texture that was!
Thanks for the comments and you're very welcome! (I'd probably say more but I'm using my "backup" keyboard and it's narrower. Nothing is in the same spot and I keep having to backspace and correct my typos, lol.)
28th Sep 2011 at 2:18 PM
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Test Subject
#14 Old 10th Nov 2011 at 7:26 PM
So cute! x_x Nice colours, thanks!
Test Subject
#15 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 4:08 AM
LOL Elephant leg jeans would be cool
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 7th May 2012 at 8:11 AM
Really cute! Thanks!
Constant Contestant
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#17 Old 30th May 2012 at 12:23 AM
This is really sweet, and yes, I remember the 1970's too. The patterns remind me of the 1970's too I had bell bottoms, hotpants, tank tops and long flowing dresses and tiered skirts...
Test Subject
#18 Old 11th Jul 2012 at 6:23 AM
These are gorgeous! Such attention to detail and an amazing range of colours - I love the glass tabletops.
I really wish I could have these in my game, but I'm playing Sims 3.
Former Hamster
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#19 Old 11th Jul 2012 at 7:46 AM
Thanks for the comments and you're welcome, too.

karen- OMG! Me too!! My favorite pair of pants when I was 9 or 10? Plaid, bell bottom, hip huggers, lol. Crazy pants but I loved them.

RaptureQuinn - if anyone wants to convert this set to Sims 3, they're more than welcome to. Any of my stuff, for that matter. Thanks for the compliment.
Blenderized to Pieces
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#20 Old 22nd Apr 2013 at 4:50 AM
This is just what my simmies need! Thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 4:00 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#22 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 11:09 PM
Thank You