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Sim-realistic pictures: Photos – Buildings | Update: template available

by plasticbox Posted 30th Mar 2009 at 6:13 PM - Updated 3rd Apr 2009 at 5:01 AM by plasticbox
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Some more sim-realistic pictures, this time of buildings and landmarks. All of these show actual sim buildings and are recolours of base game meshes – like in real life, sims who can’t visit these places can now at least put up a picture.

22 photos of various buildings, framed with passepartout:

014 Ocean Grove by keef1973
02Hydra Town Square by V1nd1care
03Bermude Resort by alex_stanton1983
0411 Ocean Grove by keef1973

05Little Mill House by shery00
06Old Sherbrooke by Xianny
07Villa "Gehben" by lacrisa
08Pushing Daisies by V1nd1care

09Small Town House by hasel
10Georgian Beach House by mazyte1975
11Claire's Grocery by thewestkid11
122 Wee Way by twoflower

13SoHo Downtown by Rosehill9991
14Sims Aveniu No.12 by mazyte1975
15Ocean Drive 02 by Bite_My_Tongue
16Neo-Gothic Victorian by simon007

See attached screenshots for rest of the pictures ("photo_4-05_misc", "photo_1-karaoke" and "photo_1-arghist_daisy"):

17Rugged Barn Outfitters by thewestkid11
18Simton Railway Station by leesester
19Campus Boutiques by Margierytka
20Fishhead Hotel by myself
21Katamari Village Karaoke Buildings by squeam
22"Divine Daisy" Victorian by Pyronium3

#01-#21 are recolours of "Transcendence" by Joan Schnitzel (800§), #22 is a recolour of "Arghist Soldier" (2.000§).

Most screenshots were taken by the respective creators, a few by myself. I un-distorted, colour-adjusted, retouched, filtered and otherwise mutilated almost all of them in some way.

Update: I have uploaded a layered psd template for the passepartout (including passepartout with shadows in- and outside, and optional vignette and sepia tone) in the Templates department if anyone feels like making more of these.

See also:
Sim-realistic paintings: Watercolours – Seaside
Sim-realistic paintings: Watercolours – Landmarks and Ruins
Sim-realistic paintings: Dutch Still Lifes


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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 6:20 PM
Oooo! Very nice!

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Forum Resident
#3 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 7:05 PM
Awesome! I love all the different houses! Thanks
Test Subject
#4 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:24 PM
*grabbed* Thanks again ...
Field Researcher
#5 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:45 PM
Wow I was totally shocked to see one of my lots there. What a fun surprise. And these all look so great. I can't wait to put it in that lot owners house. Thank you for this great tribute to MTS builders.
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#6 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:00 PM
Originally Posted by squeam
What a fun surprise

You're most welcome! Thanks for letting me use the picture (I know I never asked in the first place, but still =). It was surprisingly difficult to find good screenshots for this project!

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Mad Poster
#7 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:13 PM
I love your idea to make pictures with the gorgeous houses built by fellows simmers ! That's lovely and fantastic. I also love these black and white pictures, they have a little retro look ! Thanks so much for sharing
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#8 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 11:39 PM Last edited by Alisar : 30th Mar 2009 at 11:57 PM.
cool idea. beautiful houses.
you should do the same with the best of yours too, for example the Backdoor Lane brick houses that I love so much plus a couple by Vind1care with that 'industrial look' : it would be another gorgeous set - a 50es-60es like - you can do also some with farms and another with castles
I've been thinking of doing something similar for a while and you made all this so wonderfully thank you plasticbox! for doing and for sharing

I create for my amusement. I share for -I hope!- yours :)
Enjoy and ... Happy simming!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 10:58 AM
Really nice!

I love them all!
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#10 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:04 PM
I loved this concept from the start

You’ve taken the pics of beautiful homes from many fantastic builders, converting them into miniature pieces of art for us all to enjoy. They’re so beautifully done. Thank you.

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#11 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 12:59 AM
Gosh, these are lovely (I have the Dutch Still Lifes already) and I am honoured that you included my station as one of the lots in the pictures. Thank you.

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#12 Old 1st Apr 2014 at 11:33 AM
I really like your choice of subjects for your photos. thanks!
Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 10:04 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Apr 2016 at 7:46 AM
Love all of your stuff! Thanks so much!