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Picked upload! Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand

by kithri Posted 29th Jul 2012 at 4:22 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2012 at 3:00 PM by kithri
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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.
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 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.

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Stairway to Cleaveland Plant Stand

Size: 392.9 KB · Downloads: 13,743 · 29th Jul 2012
392.9 KB 13,743 29th Jul 2012
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 8th Sep 2012 at 12:30 PM
This is so cute! I can't wait to put it in my houses! Thnak you so much for sharing it!
Test Subject
#27 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 3:19 PM
could you make one that is actually a stairway aswell please?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#28 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 6:37 PM
Originally Posted by darkgreed453
could you make one that is actually a stairway aswell please?

Make a half stairway that sims can walk up???

"Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice...Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!..." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Test Subject
#29 Old 28th Oct 2012 at 11:06 PM
One of the cutest and most creative works on MTS2. Thank you!
Test Subject
#30 Old 8th Feb 2013 at 6:18 AM
I fell in love with this the second I saw it! I'm in the middle of a residential cottage/Fairy Folk build/decorate project and was looking for accents. This is absolutely perfect. Thank you!
Test Subject
#31 Old 26th Jul 2013 at 10:34 AM
absolutely love this
Test Subject
#33 Old 1st Oct 2013 at 7:51 AM Last edited by LunarRyou : 1st Oct 2013 at 7:53 AM. Reason: To further extole on the awesome, and prevent myself from saying "lovely" repeatedly ^.^;
This is by far one of my favorite objects in my game. However, I've had to limit my use of this lovely item when I was putting it on every floor, in every bedroom, it's just so absolutely, spectacularly awesome. If only I could have this in real life.
Test Subject
#34 Old 27th Jun 2014 at 10:29 AM
it is very cute. I actually have a plant stand similar to this.
Field Researcher
#35 Old 28th May 2015 at 2:45 PM
I'm in Cleveland, I've never seen one of these here lol
Test Subject
#36 Old 13th Jul 2017 at 10:09 PM
I really love this. <3
Test Subject
#37 Old 4th Jan 2019 at 4:11 AM
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