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Double Hung Window Add-Ons

by plasticbox Posted 30th Jun 2015 at 12:29 AM - Updated 13th Feb 2016 at 4:07 AM by plasticbox
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 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.
Three additional versions of the Maxis “Double Hung” window: one that fits over end tables and desks, one that fits over counters, and a small privacy window. I quite like that window but it’s difficult to use e.g. in kitchens when there’s only a full height version.

The same windows with rolled glass are available here.


Update 2015-07-07: The tall window (mesh override) had a gap in the inner frame that was visible when viewed from the side. Updated with a fixed mesh.




The new windows have one less “rim” on the interior frame (shown above with the original Maxis one on the right) since that was a bit too bombastic for my taste; I also made a mesh override for the original with the smaller frame (that is a separate package). Also included is a fix that adds colour tags for the additional colour variants from GP01 (the December 2014 free Holiday Celebration add-on); those variants have none by default.

The additional windows cost 25§, 30§, and 35§ respectively; same 15 colour variants as the original (all textures are referenced). For the colours from GP01 you need to have that installed.



Polygon Counts:

Tall window (mesh override), high/mid poly: 250V/156F (rest is unchanged)

Medium-height window, high/mid poly: 250V/156F
Medium-height window, low poly: 88V/64F
Medium-height window, high/mid poly sun shadow: 60V/108F
Medium-height window, low poly sun shadow: 16V/24F

Counter-height / Privacy window, high/mid poly: 264V/160F
Counter-height / Privacy window, low poly: 96V/68F
Counter-height / Privacy window, high/mid poly sun shadow: 64V/108F
Counter-height / Privacy window, low poly sun shadow: 16V/24F


blender, TSRW/Milkshape, s4pe.
Tags: #thememaxis

Style: Contemporary Modern
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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Sims 4
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pbox_window-double-hung_add-ons.zip

Size: 71.3 KB · Downloads: 15,222 · 7th Jul 2015
71.3 KB 15,222 7th Jul 2015
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9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Instructor
#2 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 1:59 AM
Great Job

You only live once make the most of it..:)
Scholar
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#3 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 2:58 AM
Thanks again for another nice and needed product.
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 3:19 PM
This is my favourite window and these addons will sure come in handy!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 6:01 PM
Thank you plasticbox.
I have been waiting for these Windows for such a Long time.
Kind regards
Freche
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 8:17 PM
Woot thank you, they are fantastic.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 9:17 PM
Thank you, I needed this!
Test Subject
#8 Old 4th Jul 2015 at 10:43 AM
I always love your work, but I find it strange that you did not center the bar in the middle of the window. Maybe it didn't look right? But I just keep thinking, "That would be a weird window in real life." I'm not trying to be mean, just curious I suppose.
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#9 Old 4th Jul 2015 at 3:18 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 4th Jul 2015 at 3:31 PM.
I'm not terribly familiar with those slidery windows I think you mean (they basically don't exist here, except in very old trains =) .. is it wrong when the bar isn't in the middle?

Hm .. yeah I guess if we assume this is a "slide a pane up and down" type of window, then yes, it would have to be more in the middle. But we don't know! There are no handles or anything, so we can just as well assume it's a "tilt a pane in our out" window, or even a plain old "has hinges at the side" window. Those would work with the bar at any height =P

ETA: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CEL34luO-...chenfenster.jpg -- this is actually quite practical for kitchens (the bottom part is unopenable since there will inevitably be stuff in front of it). Something like that?

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#10 Old 7th Jul 2015 at 9:44 PM
Update: I noticed and subsequently fixed the gap in the inner frame of the tall window. Updated the zip.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.