• Wall Niches - Part 1 - The meshes and just a few recolors
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I saw these by Orange Mittens and didn't think there'd ever been anything done like that for Sims 2. So, inspired by those niches- I bring you inset wall niches for the Sims 2.



There are 11 meshes: 6 frames and 5 shelves. I did use the repository technique on these so the frames have a Master, with 5 being Slaves to it and the shelves have a Master with 4 being Slaves to it. I did it this way so the frames could have patterned backings. Smile The frames can be found in Windows for 15 Simoleons and the shelves in Surfaces>Shelves for 5 Simoleons.

No cheats are needed to place the frames or the shelves- you can't place 2 frames on the same wall tile. Due to wall masks, that just can't be done. But if you use "moveobjects on" you CAN place one of the single frames over any of the niches on the Master mesh or either of the double frames. If you do it that way, you'll need to choose the texture of the single frame before you place it because after it's placed, you can't use the design tool on it. You might need to play around with that idea a bit- it worked for me but not all the time, some textures just didn't show up on the single frame after being placed. You can see a working example of what I mean in the screenshots.

Another idea: if you use "moveobjects on" and "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" you can place a mirror in the wall to make it look like the frames have a mirrored backing. You can see an example of that in the screenshots, too.

One more idea: using the same cheats and being able to shift objects, you can place a wall light in the wall to light up the shelves. There is no screenshot to show that..but I did try it and it looks pretty neat.

I talk too much, so I'll just let the screenshots do the rest of the talking, lol. These are pretty fun to play around with and I found a use for them in quite a few of rooms while testing them out. Note- One of the screenshots says 12 meshes. I can't count- there's 11. This means that the labeled screenshot is wrong, too..there is no 2b for the shelves. (Those shelves are 2 single shelves that are pictured used together on that frame.) Confused

Polys
Triple Niche - 156
Double Niche - 104 (There are 2 doubles.)
Single Niche - 52 (There are 3 singles.)
Triple Shelf - 324
Double Shelf - 216
Single Shelf - 108 (There are 3 singles.)

NOTE: Being a very lazy cat (aren't most cats?) I haven't updated or edited this post yet. Sad I redid this set and posted it at MTS. I won't link to it right now, but you can find it by looking on my profile. (What?!? If I don't link to the newer set, that'll give me reason to actually edit THIS post, right? Right?? In theory..... lol.)
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Recolor, edit, include meshes with recolors and/or lots.
Just don't claim my work as your own and keep it FREE!
No paysites please!

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Comments
#9 20-07-2012
Nicely done, I didn't even know this was possible.

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#10 20-07-2012
Thanks for the comments, and downloading if you did. Smile

TNW- It's something I never thought of (beyond the cut-outs I did, that is.) When I saw the set by OM a light bulb went off. Since half the work was pretty much done (because of the cut outs, lol) I figured I'd see if it'd work. The trickiest part was getting the shelves placeable without cheats- it took me a few tries to realize that there would be a wall behind them AND in front of them. Once I cleared those flags.. done deal!

* mustluvcatz wishes wall masks could be made shiftable

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#11 20-07-2012
I gather these are repository and can be colored pretty easily? They will have to go on my project list.

Are you thinking of doing any with arched tops?

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#12 20-07-2012
ritaxis;15095 Wrote:I gather these are repository and can be colored pretty easily?
I can answer that one yes very easy to recolour. Trouble is knowing when to stop. Wink

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Sorry, that is a members only option