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Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand

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Uploaded: 29th Jul 2012 at 3:22 PM
Updated: 14th Nov 2012 at 3:00 PM
There's a lady I know whose rocks and plants grow
on a shelf called the Stairway to Cleveland...

A mysterious stairway that goes nowhere…but does it really? Might it lead to the past? Or another dimension? Or maybe, it just goes to Cleveland? And what if something from the distant past, or another dark dimension, or gasp, Cleveland decides to come down those stairs in the middle of the night…Well, better put a bunch of plants and doodads on it so that the interdimensional thing from Cleveland’s past trips and tumbles down the stairs, making lots of noise, which wakes you up, and you run, run, fast as you can while it wheezes and snuffles and plays accordion music behind you…

Oooooh, really makes you wonder…

The Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand has three recolorable channels:

There are four presets:

No expansion or stuff packs are needed. The Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand was play tested on a base game fully patched to 1.36 and on a game full of expansions and stuff packs using 1.33. It might work on other levels, but there are no guarantees.

Note: There is a small defect in the mesh, a little bit of flickering that occurs in a piece of the central post. This defect is also present in the EA staircase mesh that I kithri-fied. There was no way to remove it without completely rebuilding the mesh, the thought of which made me curl into the fetal position.

Technical and Other Relevant Information

File Name: Kithri_StairwayShelf_7_12_v1
Name: Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand
Channels : 3
Slots : 15
Price: 100
Environment Score: 0
Buy Catalog Location: Storage -> Misc. Storage

Tip: To rotate the plant stand off the grid, press and hold the Alt key and then left-click and drag the stand with your mouse.

I love thanks and welcome comments, and of course, please report any problems you have with the mesh so that my shambling lackey Snortmorton can fix it.

Tools used: Maya, Blender, Milkshape, TSRW, S3PE, Sims 3 Pack MultiInstaller, a lizard’s gizzard, an entrail or two, and Photoshop CS6

Custom Content Credits: Morphead’s mirror floors, Cmomoney’s lovely potted posies and shelf items, Lisen801's pretty plants, decorative books by Lemoncandy, and TS2 conversions by Purplepaws, all here at MTS, and decorative lantern by http://lunasimslulamai.jimdo.com/. The small vase is by me. And, apologies to Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin!

Caution: If you climb a staircase that seems to lead nowhere, watch out! You might just end up in Cleveland.

Change History:

Polygon Counts:
HighLOD polys: 2042
HighLOD vertices: 2145
LowLOD polys: 749
LowLOD vertices: 1107

Additional Credits:
Thanks to: Delphy, Inge & Peter Jones, Cmomoney for Blender plugins, Wes Howe for MS plugins, Armiel for Builder’s Island, my sister Brenda Jean for her artistic input, and dear friend Kevin (from Cleveland) for listening to my endless babbling about those darned polygons.