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Outdoor Roll-Up Blinds

by mustluvcatz Posted 30th Apr 2013 at 4:30 PM
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
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.
Are your sims sick and tired of having to wear shades when relaxing in the cool shade of their porch? Do passers-by looking at them sipping their lemonade creep them out? Well, MaryEllen and MarySue said "Yes!" to both of those questions and started stompy-feeting again.

First I tried talking them into recolors of an existing blind. But noooo. Those weren't good enough. They wanted variety! So variety is exactly what they got. Variety you ask? Yes- variety:

There are 6 blinds in varying lengths- from all the way rolled down to all the way rolled up. Like I said, variety. If you look closely, you might notice that the rolled up part got in on the "variety party" too. The size changes for that extra little touch of realism.

Since I forgot to put the swatch in the download (MaryEllen and MarySue will never forgive me for that), here's proof that there's plenty of variety in the textures too:

Now- some things you need to know:
*These are slaved. MLC BambooBlind is the master and you need that file for the others to work in your game.
*Since they were cloned from curtains, they act like curtains. No cheats are needed to place on walls or over windows and they will go down with the walls.
*That said, if you want to use them like I have in the porch screenshots, you WILL need to use "moveobjects on" to place them.
*They are seamless and positioned just under the ceiling. So there are no gaps between 2 blinds and if you play with ceilings on (or use custom ceilings), they won't get eaten by the ceiling.
*If you can shift objects, you can shift these. They can also be used with the quarter tile cheat.
*Even though these were made to use outside like I have, they will work inside just fine. However, some windows might stick through the blinds a bit. For best results, use windows with thinner frames.
*There are 2 recolorable subsets- the blind and the top "frame" & cord. Each blind texture has a different "frame" texture for plenty of mix-n-match possibilities.
*There are NO diagonals for these and I really don't plan to make them. Sorry.

Little fiddly thing you might want to know:
Since these are seamless (as in exactly 1 tile wide), the ends will stick out when you use these on a porch (or anywhere NOT a wall. They won't stick through walls). You can fix that by using "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false":

That should be it. Now I must go- the Marys have work for me.

Note about polycount: Maxis curtains range from 572 to 1362 or higher. So these are well within acceptable polycount limits.

Polygon Counts:
Master - 754
Short - 762
Shorter - 754
Rolled Up - 674
Longest - 766
Unrolled - 556

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, PhotoShop CS2, various free images found on the internet and the Marys for being the greedy little sims they are, lol

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 2
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MLC BambooBlinds.rar | All meshes and 15 recolors.

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 8,423 · 30th Apr 2013
1.08 MB 8,423 30th Apr 2013
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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#2 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 5:06 PM
Oh, they're lovely, MLC! The extra bit of thickness was a nice touch and all of the recolors are great too. Thanks for sharing.
Gone Fishin'
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#3 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 5:12 PM
I'm glad your Sims are so demanding, because that means my Sims get all kinds of pretty MLC things in their homes. I love these, and so will my Sims! Variety indeed.
Constant Contestant
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#4 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 5:30 PM
Ooh love these MLC. Please thank the Marys for me
Test Subject
#5 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 6:17 PM
SUPERB! Thank you very much for sharing.. and please thank the Mary's for stompin their feets... it always leads to wonderful for the rest of us too!
Test Subject
#6 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 6:31 PM
What a fabulous idea! Thank you and the patterns are awesome!!! You are the best!!!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 9:24 PM
So this is what I was making room for in my DL folder last night...
YAY! They look beautiful; I can't wait to try them out ;-)
Mad Poster
#8 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 11:24 PM
Love love love =) Must have. Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 11:42 PM
These are wonderful!! Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 1st May 2013 at 2:36 AM
Another brilliant, fabulous mesh! Great job, as always, m'dear!
Can't wait to recolor this one!!!

Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 1st May 2013 at 7:01 AM
I wholeheartedly agree with everything everyone else has said, so I will just say Thank you! ♥♥♥
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 2nd May 2013 at 4:40 PM
Variety INDEED! Totally classy and I have a major thing for roll up blinds. Style and beautious options! Thank you MLC!
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th May 2013 at 11:46 AM
That is sooo cool! Thank you for still making awesome content for Sims 2!
#14 Old 4th May 2013 at 11:33 PM
Beautiful texturing and much needed item!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 5th May 2013 at 2:32 AM
I've been needing something like this only since FOREVER! Thank you!!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 5th May 2013 at 11:15 PM
Absolutely fabulous MLC.
Mad Poster
#17 Old 4th Jul 2013 at 6:48 AM
Love the roll up blinds you've made, mustluvcatz
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 3:29 AM
I had to double check to be sure these were for TS2. Fabulous textures! These will definitely add charm to my Sims' lives. Thank you, mustluvcatz!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 29th Sep 2013 at 4:38 PM
Thank you Mustluvcatz. These will be a great addition to my Sims homes. I love all of your creations though.
#20 Old 30th Mar 2014 at 8:29 PM
Thanks for providing this item!
Test Subject
#21 Old 6th May 2014 at 10:44 PM
감사합니다 >-</
Test Subject
#22 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 5:37 PM
Thank you. :-)x
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 2:34 PM
Thank you ♥
#24 Old 9th Aug 2015 at 11:41 AM
They're really beautiful. What a great work !
It would be wonderful if it could be animated, though. Perhaps someday I'll get the right skills to do that ...
Thanks for sharing !