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Pedimentary, My Dear! Door Collection Pt I [Upd Jul 16]

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 9th Jul 2007 at 4:28 AM - Updated 23rd Sep 2007 at 4:36 AM by phoenix_phaerie : update main image
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Jul 16 update - I just realized that the wall shadows on the Cornice and Swan Pediments were screwy so I removed them all together. I play with the shadows off so often that I didn't notice it during testing. All related zip files have been updated.


Jul 11 update - The triangle pediment file has been updated due to an issue with it reverting to the LaFenetre Door on diagonal walls. Thanks to poplers for the heads up.

Click to download Pedimentary, My Dear Collection Pt II

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Continuing my obsession with classic architecture, I bring you Part I of the Pedimentary, My Dear! Door Collection.

This is a collection of pedimented entry doors for your Simmy manses, estates, manors and halls. Each door features a unique pediment style and brightly polished brass hardware.










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The dimensions of these doors have been supersized. The pygmy-sized 1-story doors in this game have always irked me. IMO, these doors will give your stately homes a more authentic look.
Seriously, what good is a mansion with a puny door?

Because of the big sizes, some pilasters/columns will spill into neighboring squares. This *IS* inentional. You'll have no issues placing windows in the overlapped wall spaces, but certain wide windows might intersect the door meshes.

It's up to you to choose your windows and spacing wisely.

Also, these doors stand well above one wall in height, so the pediments will not so much *peek* over the top of your walls as glare angrily over them.


This is probably my highest-poly set to date.

How high-poly is this set? Each door averages about 830 polys/tile.

To put it in perspective, the huge 2-story medieval door that shipped with University contains 3172 polys. In comparison, the Swan Pediment door in this set contains 3256 polys.


Polygon Counts:
Cornice Pediment - 2890 polys

Swan Pediment - 3256 polys

Triangle Pediment - 3603 polys

Broken Triangle Pediment - 3526 polys


It is completely up to you to decide whether these items are worth any potential game lag-time (although, I never noticed any lag in my game even with 6 doors on the lot I used for picture-taking).


Terms and Conditions:
You may recolor this set, but you canNOT clone it, hack it or alter the package files in any way!
You may also include it in houses and lots, but NOT if you are uploading to the exchange or any paysite (exception is TSR).

If you recolor this, don't host these mesh files anywhere else. Please link back so that downloaders can get the actual meshes here.
Please give full credit and a link back if recoloring or adding to a lot.
Thanks.
(pedimenttemplates1.zip contains the recolor templates for the entire collection.)


Additional Credits:
SimPE, CEP, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max.


The PedimentaryDoors.zip contains EVERY door and all their assorted recolors.

Individual mesh files follow below.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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PedimentaryDoors.zip

Size: 2.68 MB · Downloads: 93,659 · 16th Jul 2007
2.68 MB 93,659 16th Jul 2007
pedimenttemplates1.zip

Size: 259.8 KB · Downloads: 80,663 · 9th Jul 2007
259.8 KB 80,663 9th Jul 2007
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#2 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 4:28 AM Last edited by phoenix_phaerie : 16th Jul 2007 at 6:39 PM. Reason: update SwanPediment.zip file
Default Pedimentary, My Dear! Swan Pediment
The Swan Pediment
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Frame Colors:




Door Colors:




Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip SwanFrameRecolors.zip (107.4 KB, 498 downloads)
File Type: zip SwanDoorRecolors.zip (371.2 KB, 537 downloads)
File Type: zip SwanPediment.zip (190.1 KB, 390 downloads)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 4:29 AM Last edited by phoenix_phaerie : 9th Jul 2007 at 4:44 AM.
Default Pedimentary, My Dear! Broken Triangle Pediment
The Broken Triangle Pediment
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Frame Colors:




Door Colors:




Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip BrokenTrianglePediment.zip (220.5 KB, 403 downloads)
File Type: zip BrokenTriangleFrameRecolors.zip (102.5 KB, 403 downloads)
File Type: zip BrokenTriangleDoorRecolors.zip (401.4 KB, 410 downloads)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 4:29 AM Last edited by phoenix_phaerie : 12th Jul 2007 at 3:52 AM.
Default Pedimentary, My Dear! Triangle Pediment
The Triangle Pediment
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Frame Colors:




Door Colors:




Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip TriangleFrameRecolors.zip (94.8 KB, 443 downloads)
File Type: zip TriangleDoorRecolors.zip (419.3 KB, 453 downloads)
File Type: zip TrianglePediment.zip (217.3 KB, 394 downloads)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 4:29 AM Last edited by phoenix_phaerie : 16th Jul 2007 at 6:50 PM. Reason: update CornicePediment.zip file
Default Pedimentary, My Dear! Cornice Pediment
The Cornice Pediment
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Frame Colors:




Door Colors:




Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip CorniceFrameRecolors.zip (74.8 KB, 463 downloads)
File Type: zip CorniceDoorRecolors.zip (376.1 KB, 464 downloads)
File Type: zip CornicePediment.zip (165.4 KB, 375 downloads)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:00 AM
That's all folks!
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:05 AM
Cool, cool & Super Cool! I totally agree with you about puny doors. These look like they will make gorgeous stately houses. I can hardly wait to get them into my DL folder.

Thank you.

Retired from the Sims world. Please continue to enjoy my creations. Thank you to everyone who helped -- by either giving me the tools and knowledge to create or by encouraging me & downloading my creations. The Sims community is the BEST!
Test Subject
#8 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:25 AM
Lovely doors you made here. A+ quality. =] Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#9 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:28 AM Last edited by blaze_burner : 9th Jul 2007 at 11:30 AM. Reason: changed my mind...
They're so pretty, but my game is lagging so much already...maybe next time.

EDIT: The temptation...I'll download it now...my game will make it...I'm sure of it.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:30 AM
Iv'e been waiting for someone to make some good doors just like this. It would be real cool if you made some windows with the columns and crown moulding surrounding them just like the Doors. Thank you
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Instructor
#11 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:39 AM
PERFECT!! I have all of your windows and doors, they're all beautiful!! Too bad I didn't have these at the beginning of my Classic Home Series. These would have been perfect for my Georgian home, which I already uploaded. Well, thanks sooo much, keep up the awesome work!!!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
Scholar
#12 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:41 AM
This ie really great. Thank you so much.

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Forum Resident
#13 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:44 AM
Absolutely fabulous!!
Instructor
#14 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 5:46 AM
Simply STUNNING! I will most definitely be using these with all my traditional homes. What a beautiful set, thank you so much for sharing phoenix

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-tzu

Sorry, I don't take requests.

My building tutorial: Link
Mad Poster
#15 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 6:05 AM
Awesome set !
Thank you phoenix

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

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Test Subject
#16 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 6:14 AM
Crystal, your work is truly magnificent! It is a great pleasure to use your objects when building my Sim homes. These doors come at a perfect time as I have lost about 1 1/2 years of downloads as well as most of my homes over the weekend due to a computer mishap.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Instructor
#17 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 6:33 AM Last edited by General Oohoh : 10th Jul 2007 at 3:43 PM. Reason: added something...
Amazing set, I love them all! I will defenetly download and most likely use in future uploads, thank you phoenix!

Oh, and congrats on another feature!

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
Test Subject
#18 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 7:15 AM
Amazingly Beautiful!!! Any chance you will be making more windows or matching Pediment roof decorations? I would love to be able to use them Thanks for the great downloads and keep up the amazing work!!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 7:43 AM
Tremendous work
They are by far the best-looking doors I’ve ever seen – As in
Astonishing -Your Talent Is Incredible!
Thank you so much for sharing your `Pedimentary Doors!
I love them!

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Instructor
#20 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 9:07 AM
This set is what I hoped for since the base game came out, so I think I'll survive the high polys, really LOL Thank you!
Stupid people are stupid
#21 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 9:34 AM
This is great for my georgian houses. Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#22 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 9:40 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#23 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 9:57 AM
Very smart!!

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 10:37 AM
These are very niice, phaerii, just fantastic!
Scholar
#25 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 11:47 AM
Absolutely wonderful.Thank you so much!
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