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Extended arches for thicker walls

by Lisen801 Posted 14th Jul 2010 at 7:13 AM - Updated 9th Jun 2012 at 3:10 PM by Lisen801
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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.
Updated for Pets and patch and tested in game

The walls are too thin in the basement. I made some experimenting and was able to edit the arches so it give an illusion of thicker walls.

I started with my own single arch and after some experiment I found it works.

I also tried to extend one of EA's arch, the Egytian one.

It works too but I have some problem with the texturing. Maybe it is because it's something special with that arch, I don't know. As you can see in the picture the texturing is something special as you can recolor just the border on one side. I think it's great. The disadvantage is that the texture is stretched on the extension. But I think it works well if you dont't use geometrical patterns. I think wood works best.

Another disadvantage is that you can see the extension if you look along tthe wall because the wall is so thin. I can live with that!

The single arc cost 150$ and the Egyptian 195$. Both can be found among the other arches in the catalogue.

Polygon Counts:
Single arch: 388 vertices and 480 faces

Egyptian: 162 vertices and 164 faces.

Additional Credits:
As usual, I want to thank the developers of S3OC and S3PE and all the autors of different tutorials here and there.
Tags: #arch walls

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#2 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 10:42 AM
Wow, this looks great. Nice effect. Big Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 3:29 PM
Great idea, it looks very nice! Thanks.
Zombie Socks
#4 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 6:35 PM
You are a genius! This is a completely brilliant idea. The idea of thicker walls is such a simple idea but one that adds a whole new dimension to the game.

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#5 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 8:54 AM
Fantastic.Until now was never sure where to use an arch instead of a door,found them unrealistic.But yours are so perfect.Thank you so much for sharing this great work with us.
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 7:11 AM
This has to be one of the most amazing things I've seen done with objects.
#7 Old 26th Aug 2010 at 4:17 PM
OMG, WOW ! ! ! Fantastic, brilliant, what a genius you are.... this is exactly what the basement needed. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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#8 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 8:12 PM
Thank you for your nice comments it's make my happy. I'm glad you find my stuff useful.