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Indoor Plants 1 [Updated for WA]

by lemoncandy Posted 30th Aug 2009 at 10:57 PM - Updated 29th Dec 2009 at 7:22 PM by lemoncandy : update
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
EDIT 29/11/2009.
These objects became broken with the patch 1.6.6 and the expansion and caused the "blue lot syndrome". I have fixed them now so if you still want to use them with World Adventures, please re-download.

I decided to start learning how to mesh objects for the game. With no meshing experience at all, this plan was exciting and frightening at the same time. I wanted to start with just modifying simple objects a little, I thought that would be easy.
I was so wrong.
A lot of struggling with shadows, glitches, texturemapping and error messages followed. Starting over from step 0 and over again.
Several days (or rather weeks) later... I'm here with a few plants I dare to share, because I always think we need a LOT more variety in decorative objects.

My goal was to increase the number of plants that are placeable on tabletops, counters, nightstands and dressers. So, I pulled the hosta from the ceiling, re-planted the fern, and modified the orchid into a dracaena. Then created a recolor for each, thus this upload is 6 new plants.
All cost 40§ and are found in Decorative/Plants, obviously.
They don't replace game objects and all the pots are recolorable as usual.

Polygon Counts:
Fern/Dracaena Long: 474 faces, 390 vertices
Hosta/Syngonium: 272 faces, 251 vertices
Dracaena Lime/tricolor: 456 faces, 491 vertices

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE and S3OC,
Wes Howe for the object tool and the help he keeps providing in the meshing forum,
DeluxeDesigns for the tutorial,
and MTS for hosting all of the above and my stuff

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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IndoorPlants.rar | Fixed version for EP01.

Size: 190.7 KB · Downloads: 47,871 · 30th Aug 2009
190.7 KB 47,871 30th Aug 2009
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:01 PM
Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:03 PM
thanks these are fantastic!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:16 PM
Thanks, these look excellent!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:19 PM
you rock my socks!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:21 PM
LOVE IT! You can never have too many plants.
#7 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:28 PM
Thank you so much! It's so frustrating that most of the plants won't go on tables. These are sorely needed, and look great.
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:36 PM
YAY! Thank you very much. I love plants. And I love nothing more then decorating my Sim homes with them.
Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:47 PM
WOW i have wanted more plants in my game for a long time, these are just beautiful, just one thought, more more more. thanks again youre GREAT.
Test Subject
#10 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 11:59 PM
You've done a wonderful job, they look awesome in the screens cant wait to test them out!
Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:01 AM
Thank you very much for sharing.You did a great job with these.(:
Field Researcher
#12 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:03 AM
OMG! This are LOVELLY and much needed. I love decorating houses with lots of plants!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:03 AM
Wwwwooowww ! Those look gorgeous, w/ right shadows too, wo-woow !
Thank you so much help us make nicer houses.
And I love so much the "1" in the post title ...
Mad Poster
#14 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:04 AM
Armonia (who have the most gorgeous lots @ GOS) and I were talking how we need more Lemoncandy in our game, and look you have answered our wishes! You are my hero, for satisfying my addiction to clutter. Can't wait to put them in my game. Thanks so much for learning meshing and sharing with us.

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:25 AM
Well done! Keep up the great work =c)
Field Researcher
#16 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:38 AM
Vert nice, I just finished swearing at a sim who wouldnt eat her dinner at the table in one of Plasticboxes (<3) starter houses because there was a potted Ivy at the back edge - and was then rather disappointed because I actually liked the plant on the table and there was only that yucky 'vase with pink flower' (maybe an orchid) that would fit on it and allow her to still use the table.

Two mins later and I come here to find my mind bullets have been processed already by you! awesome :D
#17 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 12:46 AM
Thanks, the lack of good clutter is driving me insane.
#18 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:11 AM
all look great! nice work

Call me Tyu. (:
Field Researcher
#19 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:36 AM
Yay ! You decided to do it ^^ ! Great work ! More plants, I love those … (edit : Which is a celebration of you adding to the game's plants, not a request ^^)
Test Subject
#20 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:41 AM
These are just wonderful. Great work.
Test Subject
#21 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:44 AM
Amazing. Finally some more decent indoor plants. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:51 AM
Thank you, thank you! I can't wait to try them out, you're making my game better and better all the time.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 2:03 AM
Wonderful job Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 2:34 AM
very nicely done
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 2:54 AM
Great job
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