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Updated Again: Cabin Slats Add-Ons

by plasticbox Posted 20th Apr 2015 at 4:26 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2015 at 5:07 PM by plasticbox
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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.
These are three additional variants of the Maxis Cabin Slats: a one-tile version, a half open version, and a half open one-tile version.


Update 2015-08-29: I made them all flatter and added a flat override for the original blinds as well, so that they can be combined with other curtains (and don’t clip through). This requires using moveobjects since two curtains can’t occupy the same slot. See the additional screenshots for examples.





Update 2015-08-18: I put the open and closed versions in the same catalogue thumbnails now, because as of 1.10 one can switch between them with the in-game design tool. (Which means you don’t need to rebuy the blinds to open/close them; the model will only change when you let go of the tool, but it works nevertheless -- swatches are sorted with the half-open versions first, those also have a white bottom end to make them easier to distinguish.)


The LITE resource of the half-open versions is adjusted accordingly (they will let in more light than the closed ones) ‒ right now I only have a rather crappy screenshot of that (small and with no actual comparison, it only shows the edit) but I guess it'll give you an idea what it looks like.

They're available in all nine colour variants of the original; as usual the textures are referenced so no there's no unnecessary junk in the package and overrides will work too. The texture is remapped so patterns should be displaying OK; on the half open versions the middle part (three of the vertical folds) will be missing but I guess that'll look fine since the fabric would be folded in anyway.

The one-tile versions cost 60§ in game, the half open two-tile one costs 90§ like the original.

The bed and sofa on the screenshots are by myself (mesh overrides for the Maxis “Eminence” bed and “Squarely” sofa, see profile); the curtains on the picture above are from here (also by myself).


I’m also attaching the .wrk files (all three versions in the same zip) for recolouring purposes. You don’t need that if all you want is put them in your game as they are.


Polygon Counts:

Two-tile, half open:

High Poly: 118V/68F
Mid Poly: 106V/60F
High Poly Sun Shadow: 40V/68F
Mid Poly Sun Shadow: 36V/60F


One-tile, half open:

High Poly: 160V/94F
Mid Poly: 150V/82F
High Poly Sun Shadow: 40V/68F
Mid Poly Sun Shadow: 36V/60F


One-tile:

High Poly: 252V/166F
Mid Poly: 220V/136F
High Poly Sun Shadow: 64V/116F
Mid Poly Sun Shadow: 48V/86F


blender, TSRW/Milkshape, s4pe, ModdingToolkit.

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pbox_cabin-slats_wrk.zip | These are TSRW .wrk files for recolouring.

Size: 36.0 KB · Downloads: 4,533 · 3rd Jun 2015
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 4:56 PM
Thanks! I have been using the original versions of these a lot and these variations will really make things a lot more diverse. The more open one is great, as I like curtains in bedrooms but hate the feeling of a totally closed one.
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#3 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 6:05 PM
Thank you!!! :D
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 9:45 PM
Thank you so much. I find myself not using most of Maxis covering because they block out the light. Imagine blocking out more light in a game that is already light challenged. And don't even get me started on how most of the covering that are not curtains are too wide. Than k you again for all your work.
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#5 Old 22nd Apr 2015 at 2:01 AM
They look lovely, I think they will be a good addition in any home.
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#6 Old 24th Apr 2015 at 5:35 AM
Thank you very much !!!
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#7 Old 25th Apr 2015 at 11:07 AM
Thank you, these are great.
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#8 Old 17th May 2015 at 5:33 PM
thank you
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#9 Old 27th May 2015 at 2:32 PM
I love these, and I'd like to recolor them for personal use, but I can't seem to export the textures in Sims4Studio. Do you know why that would be, or could you post the textures by any chance? Thanks so much anyway.
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#10 Old 27th May 2015 at 10:36 PM
The textures are the original Maxis textures of the original two-tile cabin slats. They are all referenced, not included, so that the game doesn’t need to load four different (nearly-)identical ones.

If S4S can’t deal with that I could upload the .wrk files if you want.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 5:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
The textures are the original Maxis textures of the original two-tile cabin slats. They are all referenced, not included, so that the game doesn’t need to load four different (nearly-)identical ones.

If S4S can’t deal with that I could upload the .wrk files if you want.


Sorry for the late reply, yes please.
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#12 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 9:32 PM
@c_g I put them in the first post. Have fun!

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#13 Old 4th Jun 2015 at 2:15 AM
Thanks so much!
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#14 Old 17th Aug 2015 at 9:22 PM
Updated with some newfangled open/closedness-by-designtool technology. This will only be useful for those who have 1.10 and later.

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#15 Old 18th Aug 2015 at 12:13 AM
Thank you, I have been looking for curtains like these. Can you make more color shades. I am personally looking for a faded yellow (like the color of the sun, but faded). Thanks again for this!
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#16 Old 18th Aug 2015 at 12:35 AM
Please use the Discussion > Where Can I Find forum when you are looking for something (or even better, the Create forum to learn how to do it yourself).

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#17 Old 18th Aug 2015 at 8:47 PM
YeahHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#18 Old 29th Aug 2015 at 5:15 PM
Updated again: meshes are edited so that they can be combined with other curtains (includes a new override for the original too). Don’t know why I didn’t do that right away ..

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#19 Old 29th Aug 2015 at 11:48 PM
Great Job :)
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#20 Old 18th Feb 2016 at 11:35 AM
Its tough finding well fitting curtains, in real life and the sims!!;-)