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Monolith Surfaces Collection

by enable_llamas Posted 26th Jun 2020 at 9:28 PM
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 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.
Today I bring you an 8-piece collection of various surfaces and two sinks. The minimalistic but bold monolithic kitchen islands and home accents design trend is currently very popular so I wanted it for my sims, too. Irl it's expensive, impractical and hard to obtain so naturally I was a fan immediately

Inside you'll find:
  • Monolith Counter - $1000 in Surfaces/Counters; 6 presets, 1 recolorable channel
  • Monolith Island Counter - $1000 in Surfaces/Counters; 6 presets, 1 recolorable channel
  • Monolith Shelf 1 Tile - $100 in Surfaces/Displays; 1 preset, 1 recolorable channel, tileable
  • Monolith Shelf 2 Tiles - $150 in Surfaces/Displays; 1 preset, 1 recolorable channel, tileable
  • Monolith Pedestal - $500 in Surfaces/Displays; 8 presets, 6 overlays, 1 recolorable channel
  • Monolith Coffee Table - $1000 in Surfaces/Displays; 8 presets, 6 overlays, 1 recolorable channel
  • Monolith Sink - $500 in Plumbing/Sinks; 1 preset, 3 recolorable channels
  • Monolith Sink Standalone - $1000 in Plumbing/Sinks; 6 presets, 3 recolorable channels

Both counters have all working parts and are the same in size and UV mapping so you can put them together and create a seamless object look while still maintaining full functionality. UV map on the front/back/top takes exactly 1 pattern tile for a sleek transition.



The sink for the counter matches its UV near perfectly so you can get the "basin carved into the stone" look should you want to. I was going for undermounted, which is not fully feasible but I got it as close as humanly possible, I think. The second channel is the tiny sliver of countertop surface that remained. If you want the truly undermounted look opt for the standalone sink, which I've made like a fake counter.

The shelves take up exactly one and two tiles respectively (texture as well) and can be tiled next to each other.

The pedestal and coffee table have several eye-catching marble overlays and fully recolorable presets at the end.

Also great thing about minimalism is that everything (excluding the sinks) is extremely low poly by design and should be very gameplay friendly.


Counters come in both package and Sims3Pack - install only one


Everything is BG compatible and compressed. Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
Counter
high/med: 30f / 12f


Island Counter
high/med: 30f / 12f


Shelf 1 Tile
high/med: 30f / 12f


Shelf 2 Tiles
high/med: 38f / 20f


Pedestal
high/med: 30f / 12f


Coffee Table
high/med: 30f / 12f


Sink
high/med: 1230f / 218f


Sink Standalone
high/med: 1268f / 226f

Additional Credits:
Blender, Milkshape, TSRW, Photoshop, S3PE

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
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enablellamasMonolithSurfacesCollection.rar 4.14 MB 710 26th Jun 2020
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 26th Jun 2020 at 11:36 PM
Thank you! These look great!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 1:24 AM
Oooh, they look so beautiful! And I have a feeling I'll use the shelves and sink... a lot!
Test Subject
#4 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 2:02 AM
WCIF the little deco macchinetta/moka pot sitting by the fridge?
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 5:53 AM
You're killing me with all this good stuff.
Another must have download!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 8:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashley1784
Thank you! These look great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deniisu
Oooh, they look so beautiful! And I have a feeling I'll use the shelves and sink... a lot!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MurderPrincessK
You're killing me with all this good stuff.
Another must have download!



Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicNumberONE
WCIF the little deco macchinetta/moka pot sitting by the fridge?

It's a working coffee machine by ATS3 here
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 12:54 PM
LOVE your stuff! Thank you!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#8 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 1:54 PM
You could do high chairs from pedestals. And also a great amount of furniture like dinning chairs, benches, picnic tables etc. I vote for this cause this set is lowpoly and seamless. Those features are enough for such simply good stuff.
Regards Vic ^_^
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 29th Jun 2020 at 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Sakura90
LOVE your stuff! Thank you!

Thank youu!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
You could do high chairs from pedestals. And also a great amount of furniture like dinning chairs, benches, picnic tables etc. I vote for this cause this set is lowpoly and seamless. Those features are enough for such simply good stuff.
Regards Vic ^_^

Wouldn't solid stone barstools with sharp edges be painful to sit on, tho? I'm open to suggestions, you can send me some examples of what other stuff might look like and I'll take a look