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Yes! Yes! Finished! - Build-A-Curtain Set - Final Update Apr 16 07

by khakidoo Posted 19th Mar 2007 at 6:37 AM - Updated 29th Mar 2014 at 9:14 PM by leefish
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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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List of Additions Not Included In This Thread:
chains and bar addition here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=228456
Low Height to Floor Curtain here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=250775

April 16, 2007
Update

Small Update: Made the rods go down with the walls.
Instructions for Updating Rods: Unzip Rods .rar into downloads folder - allow to overwrite..

Unless something went wrong, *and please let me know if something did* this is the last update I think I'll to have to make to this set. I may add little things here and there but they will be listed up top and posted in seperate threads... It should be safe to recolor these now, without fear that I will switch it all around again.

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Previous Updates
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April 10, 2007
Update
Yikes,,, I just got finished editing this and when I clicked into my messages I learned that my latest lot got featured..... that lot has a couple of the old curtains, so if you've come here looking for the rest of the set, take note of the directions below ...
OK, I've updated this set. Yeah. Again.
Instructions this time are:
Delete previous versions.
Unzip new version to your Downloads folder.
Only I get to cry.
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April 6, 2007
Update
Short Story: New Go Down Curtains Added. Includes 2 story and sheers. They won't overwrite old ones, sorry. Rods and finials haven't changed, no need to redownload them.


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This is a set of curtains and rods....

Here's a pic of some curtains on one of my fave windows that is hard to dress (window is tigmomx4's (or tigdad's i dunno whats going on there!) awesome triple wide double hungs)


I have a few more pics of these curtains in use here:
www.philosimphy.com/peak scroll down a bit past the outdoor house pics...

----- To save space in the catalog I have put some of the different rod sizes in the recolors... Each size actually has 4 more sizes in the recolors... sounds confusing maybe, but once you download them, if you just click thru the different color options of the rods, you will see what I mean.... to clarify you'll need to place it on your lot and then use the recolor tool to click the color/size options, that way you can see the change to size color on the rod...


These are the different Curtain Sizes




You will need to use moveobjects on, and boolprop snapobjectstogrid false for placing alot of these... and there is no diagonal - and likely never will be, so use boolprop allow45degreeangleofrotation true ...


I added colormaps down below... for anyone who wants to do a recolors.... there are 2 repository files... for the curtains it's in the "tied curtains" folder... for the rods, it's in rods folder - note that when recoloring the rods you have to color one rod area... leave the others blank and use DTX3 format... I put XrepositoryX as part of the file name of those files so they should be easy to find...


Notes for Lot Uploaders:
If you don't include the repository items in your lot, when you upload it to share it, none of the recolors of the object gets included....
The repository of the curtains is the Tall Floor Length Tied Curtain, the repository of the rods is the Shorter Highest Rod set.... even if you don't use these repository items in your house, you should include them somewhere so that the colors for the ones you used on purpose get uploaded... hope that made sense...


And UGH you may notice that some of the rods are slightly off center when they snap into place - it's mostly the longer ones... but I didn't notice until I was way past working on the rods, and well - considering that moveobjects and the snap cheat would be used most of the time - it was just too much hassle to go back and shift them ever so slightly to the side... please forgive me

Polygon Counts:
All Tied Curtains - Faces 374 Vertices 532
All Untied Curtains - Faces 144 Vertices 228
All Rods - Faces 224 Vertices 408
2Story -
Both Tied Curtains : Faces 434 Vertices 636
Untied Curtain: Faces 144 Vertices 228
All finials: Faces 168 Vertices 266

Additional Credits:
Impossible without SimPE You - because it wouldn't be worth making if you didn't want to use it :D
Mike19 for the transparency tutorial enabling the sheers
JohnBrehaut1 for complicated help that he made uncomplicated
motherspet for lighting a fire under my butt so I would make them go down-able
fanseelamb for spurring me on to do the dang rods...
JLonier was kind enough to give us all some collection files, I attached them below - be sure to unzip them to your "Collections" folder and not the Downloads folder
And many thanks also to eedgan for suggesting I get some collection files in the first place

Thank you all very much for sticking with me thru this. I hope that it's all fixed up nice and tidy now, and I really hope that you all have as much fun making pretty windows treatments with these as I do ...

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
KhakidooBACRods Go-Downed 16-04-07.rar

Size: 311.3 KB · Downloads: 17,123 · 16th Apr 2007
311.3 KB 17,123 16th Apr 2007
BAC Set.rar

Size: 2.35 MB · Downloads: 19,901 · 16th Apr 2007
2.35 MB 19,901 16th Apr 2007
Collections.rar

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 14,167 · 16th Apr 2007
5.1 KB 14,167 16th Apr 2007
colormaps.rar

Size: 6.6 KB · Downloads: 14,329 · 19th Mar 2007
6.6 KB 14,329 19th Mar 2007
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 6:44 AM
very cool idea this will come in handy

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Instructor
#3 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 6:51 AM
This is probably the best idea ever for curtains. It is a pity that a diagonal isn't possible. Thank you very much for these!

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 7:02 AM
Wow cool Idea! So many colors too! Great Job! Looking forward to using these.
Scholar
#5 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 7:18 AM
WOW! This is perfect!

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Instructor
#6 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 7:38 AM
This is amazing and will solve so many different peoples' problems when building. This totally rocks, thank you soo much! This should definately be featured.
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 7:46 AM
This is sooooo awesome. Great Job. They look fantastic i just know i am going to love using these, and my simmies are going to love them too.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 7:55 AM
Are you freakin' kiddin me? What a great idea, just a super idea. The greatest thing to hit our sims' walls since the window itself! Great job and thankyou!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 8:17 AM
woo this chould be featured
its really awesome
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Original Poster
#10 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 8:57 AM
Thank you all so much for your comments I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy

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Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 8:59 AM
I can't thank you enough!

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#12 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 9:11 AM
I agree, what a great idea! Thank you.
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#13 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 9:40 AM
Brilliant. Now odd window arrangements can still have sensible curtains!

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 10:02 AM
Aww I wanted for a long time a custom curtain set like this where any windows can have its curtains. I'm a lover of curtains, it adds such a touch in a house it's a necessity for me to add them XD Thank you so so much for your hard work !
Hope it'll be featured it deserves it
Forum Resident
#15 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 10:12 AM
You did an amazing job on these, khakidoo. You have opened up a new area for home personalisation, Thank you
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Original Poster
#16 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 11:26 AM Last edited by khakidoo : 19th Mar 2007 at 12:21 PM.
Thanks everyone, and I already found a problem with the dang turn it backwards idea... stupid walls anyway I'll add the curtains rotated to face the opposite way to the shadow doesn't take over - there goes my cute little thumbnail I'll have to change it to 30 meshes... oh well... luckily should be easy as i just need to rotate in wings3d should have those additions up in a couple hours...


Update: Well that was faster than I expected... I've added the turned curtains

I don't totally blame myself for this though.... has anyone else noticed how with Seasons - when you place doors and windows no light comes in? So I was taking all my pics and playing around left a wall missing so the light would come in.... and I didn't realize - tho I should have known that the shadow would change if the placement square was put outside.... sorry guys

Subtle In Spades
Alchemist
#17 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 11:35 AM
Dear dear khakidoo, you did a great job, very useful for all of us and nicely developed. I can only imagine how much work you put in this set, while working on other projects too! May I sing a song for you for thanking? Just let me know and I'll do, little ballet also included. Kiss and ciao.
Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 11:40 AM
That is so clever! Have a cookie, this is an awesome thing.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 12:15 PM
Oh my!! Thank you!! I have been looking all over for something like this

Peggy (Irisflowerp)
Instructor
#20 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 12:55 PM
I agree that this is a wonderful idea!
Scholar
#21 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 1:37 PM
I totally agree with Pepperdawg This set is so brilliant end precious that it should be featured.
Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us.
Mad Poster
#22 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 1:52 PM
Awsome set!!! Thank you khaki.
#23 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 3:47 PM
Oh my WOW this is absolutly A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!!

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 5:16 PM
Holy macaroni this is some spectacular work! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much, this is something I am jonesing to get in my sims houses. Awesome!
Test Subject
#25 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 6:01 PM
Wow, these are fantastic! I've seen a similar idea posted elsewhere, but of course it was a pay item. I can't even imagine the hard work you must have put into these. Thank you so much for sharing and making them available to everyone!
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