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Door with glass

by lemoncandy Posted 10th Oct 2009 at 4:58 PM - Updated 29th Dec 2009 at 7:47 PM by lemoncandy
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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.
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I really-really wanted a glassy door for kitchens, patios, balconies and such. I thought EA's "Mags' Door" would be great if it lost the stencil. But it is solid and has nothing to do with glass and my attempts to replace the middle part failed. So I did it the hard way. I cloned another door, that had glass, and replaced the whole mesh instead. This meant that a lot of new problems sprung up, like with the normals and messing up the boneassignments, I'm such an amateur at this... I placed wooden parts in the middle, and finally managed to make it work okay, I hope it will work for you.
Because it is cloned from a metal door, the defaults you will find with it will be metal, so you have to apply a wooden texture to it yourself. Choose horizontal textures, they look better for this door (I had to rotate the texturemap to fit the clone's map.)
Known issues: There are some odd shadowed parts that are visible in sunlight. It's because of the normals, I tried fixing them, this is the best I could do.
This door can be found in the catalog right next to "Mags' Door", it costs 270§.
Let me know if you have any problems with it.



Polygon Counts:
592 faces, 604 vertices.

Additional Credits:
S3PE, S3OC, ObjTool and plugins.
Tags: #door, #glass, #glassy, #patio, #kitchen, #balcony

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Sims 3
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Door_Glassy.rar

Size: 198.0 KB · Downloads: 66,246 · 10th Oct 2009
198.0 KB 66,246 10th Oct 2009
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Scholar
#26 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 8:31 PM
Loves it! Thanks for sharing.

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#27 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 8:50 PM
Thanks all for the comments!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahzsmylz
Us the whole kitchen up for DL? I love the walls and the counters, too.

No it isn't, but it's only some game textures and one pattern (the wallpaper) that you can find in my downloads.
Test Subject
#28 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 10:06 PM
In the Kitchen pic, there's this pack of bread in the corner of the counter? Are you planning to upload that?, love it^^ Love the door btw. :D
Test Subject
#29 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 10:12 PM
Thank you so much for this! I was hoping someone would come up with this idea. I was so tired of that stencil door =/
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#30 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 10:17 PM
Thank you, this looks great
Test Subject
#31 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 10:28 PM
OMG Thank you, thank you, thank you! I build lots of beachy lots and the lack of appropriate doors has been driving me crazy - this is the EXACT type of door I've been looking for! Thank you! I'll be including this in an upload very soon :-)))
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#32 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 10:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by redleigh86
I'll be including this in an upload very soon :-)))

Looking forward to see it!

Lucassimone3, the bread and buns are from this mod: http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=353351
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#33 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 11:05 PM
Does this allow light to "pass" (or have a light source, or whichever way this works in ts3)? Or does it behave like a solid door?

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#34 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 11:13 PM
Great job, sounds like you had a lot of hairpulling ;D I'll be downloading the moment I can hop on the other computer! This is so much better. Thanks for the info on how you did it to. You are a pioneer.

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#35 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 11:21 PM
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#36 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 11:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
Does this allow light to "pass"?

It has to, the glass material is the same as what windows use ("GlassForPortals").
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#37 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 11:48 PM
OK, I just tested – no, it doesn't have any light.

Left: EA solid door, middle: your door, right: EA glass door. Yours behaves like the solid one.
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#38 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 12:36 AM
You are so awesome! How I wanted some doors like this, missing my Sims 2 doors. I love lemoncandy!! Eating some now.

Thank you, thank you!!

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#39 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 12:59 AM
I agree with everyone here, and thank you :-)
Test Subject
#40 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:04 AM
Thank you so much!! I have been needing this for a while..and it's perfect!
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:04 AM
This is awesome. I've been waiting for this. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#42 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:07 AM
This is the door I have been searching for for months!
Test Subject
#43 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:19 AM
Oh my. This is extremely nice. This is going to be a big help with my home's appearances!

Thanks, LemonCandy. <3

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#44 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:27 AM
Wonderful! There's nothing amateurish about this at all.
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#45 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:28 AM
This door is simply awesome!
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#46 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 1:38 AM
OMG you did this. I've wanted this for such a long time. I hate that ugly door EA created with the bolts showing all over the place. Your stuff is terrific. Thank you for all the time you put into your objects and the fact that you're willing to share them too. Thank you!

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#47 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 2:22 AM
Thank you!! I hope we can have a double one next.
Test Subject
#48 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 2:34 AM
Thank you! Ive been looking for something just like this since the game came out!
Field Researcher
#49 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 2:57 AM
Positively beautiful! It's soooo much better with plain glass instead of that fugly stencil. Thanks a ton!
Scholar
#50 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 3:15 AM Last edited by fluttereyes : 11th Oct 2009 at 3:29 AM.
lovely, thanks. I had a go at removing that stained glass and failed miserably. You have much more patience than me. I don't even care if it doesn't show light, it looks great
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