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Portable Easel

by alianpe Posted 2nd Jun 2010 at 8:16 PM - Updated 13th Jun 2010 at 11:59 AM by alianpe : Adding german translation
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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.
I was playing an artist sim and thought it'd be nice to be able to paint anywhere, always wondered why they hadn't included something like a sketchbook.

I've modified the original EA easel to make it portable. You buy it as if it were the normal one and then you can put it in the inventory and place it in any lot.

Just note that you can't interact with it from the inventory, you have to place it in the ground and then use it.

It works exactly like the original one, and also you can start painting anywhere, take the unfinished painting with you and then finish it at home and viceversa.



Poly counts same as EA original

Hope you enjoy it.

Changes
Added a German translation.
If you want to see it in other languages please leave a translation in a comment.

Additional Credits:
Peter L. Jones for S3PE & S3OC
Style: Not Applicable
Room: Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 8:34 PM
Oh, that's a great idea! Thank you!
Test Subject
#3 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 8:39 PM
Brilliant idea! I couldn't stand having to wait until you had the ability to use the phone camera for memorizing scenes. This is infinately better.
Test Subject
#4 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 8:41 PM
I'm also surprised that there wasn't something along these lines to begin with...
Awesome mod!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:42 PM
Thanks a bunch! Great idea :D
Test Subject
#6 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:53 PM
perfect! now i can paint pictures of my friends in other countries!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:57 PM
I didn't know this was possible, what a great mod! Thanks
Scholar
#8 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:57 PM
Very creative. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:29 PM
Wonderful,
simple yet in-genius idea
thanks a million!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:29 PM
Awesome alianpe ty a lot for to share , very useful , i love it!

My Wings are broken....my hands bleed...
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 11:31 PM
Brilliant idea! I had never even thought of something like this, but now I wonder, too, why it wasn't included originally. Seems like it will be infinitely more useful in Ambitions, too. Thanks!

~ Non ducor, duco ~
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 12:14 AM
Finally someone decided to do this I've been looking for something like this for a long time so thank you
Field Researcher
#13 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 12:43 AM
This is so funny! I was just wishing for this today! Thank you!

is it can be sims tiem now plees?
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 1:33 AM
fantastic, just what I need, thank you
Field Researcher
#15 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 1:42 AM
Genius!
Test Subject
#16 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 3:16 AM
This is fantastic! Always annoyed me that you couldn't paint wherever you chose to do so. Thanks for the share
Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 4:26 AM Last edited by Zhivan : 6th Jun 2010 at 3:15 PM. Reason: Edit: to update! :)
It is so very rare that something that I had wished for in a discussion with fellow sim enthusiasts coincidentally comes to be, but that's exactly what's happened here! Thanks so much for your work on this, alianpe - you've made my artists sims much, MUCH more functional.

Works beautifully - no more stircrazy moodlets for my painters & so much more variety in my paintings! Once again, thank you so much for this!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 8:18 AM
Lovely! I never knew I missed this until I saw it!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 8:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikester112
Finally someone decided to do this I've been looking for something like this for a long time so thank you



This kind of wonderful ideas should be requested on the boards so someone who didn't think of it but does have the ability to make it, can do it
Banned
#20 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 1:01 PM
This is great. The ability to paint things like still lifes was rather meaningless if there were nothing around the house I wanted to paint. Plus, the digital camera is so limited.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 7:12 PM
Yay, now i can paint on the park!
Thank you =)
Test Subject
#22 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 8:12 PM
Absolutely Fantastic I've really wanted this.. Thank you very very much...
Test Subject
#23 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 10:37 PM
Sheer genius. It is going to be so cool to use in a park or on the beach. Sheer genius. Thanks for sharing.
Theorist
#24 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 6:46 AM
Definitely useful for my artistic sims, thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#25 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 8:59 AM
You heard my prayers Thank you very much, been waiting for something like this!
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