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16 More Planters!

by sweetdevil Posted 22nd Apr 2020 at 3:18 PM - Updated 22nd Apr 2020 at 3:51 PM by sweetdevil
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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.
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To distract myself from a failed experiment that I may or may not attempt again in the future, I went through my stash of plants, ripped the pots off them and repurposed them into planters.
I've remapped all of them to some degree, adjusted their masks and/or overlays to correct pattern directions and tiling, and to add new channels.

The Desert Lotus Planter gave me more of a headache than the rest, having to edit the stencil so that it wraps perfectly was a pain.

These do not require Supernatural, other EPs or Store items - only that your game be patched to at least SN level. They are basegame compatible.

I'm going by Gosik's notes here, with the exception that seeds can be planted directly in the bowls and you don't need to move them afterwards. Sims' hands move at the proper soil level (I've seen some planters where the arms move to the ground) but you may see clipping with the torso at the elbow level.

Information
  • Like the regular planters, they can be found under Sort by Function \ Decor \ Plants, for various prices. Most have 3 presets (except for the Traveler's Planter, which has 4) and 3 channels.
  • All planters have recolorable soil. I tried to match the default soil as closely as possible, but there may be differences due to the multiplier texture's contrast, and the soil of fertilized plants will be darker.
  • They fit within one tile, but there is some clipping with the Desert Lotus Planter if you place several close to each other (I wanted to leave it as a big planter so I didn't resize the mesh too much).



Polygon Counts:
(high / med)
Ace in the Palm: 454 / 242
Athena's Planter: 344 / 140
Desert Cactus Planter: 256 / 92
Desert Lotus Planter: 252 / 60
Earth Day Planter: 144 / 26
Fab Planter: 236 / 126
Forever Redwood Planter: 112 / 60
Leaftastic Planter: 416 / 100
Planter of Tranquility: 160 / 36
Prickly Planter: 182 / 60
Regency Planter: 422 / 204
Roaring Planter: 248 / 124
The Dramatic Planter: 832 / 180
The Finest Planter in the Land: 56 / 14
Traveler's Planter: 112 / 70
TropiCon Planter: 172 / 100
Tags: #planters

Style: Contemporary
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 22nd Apr 2020 at 5:02 PM
This is lovely! Thank you for refreshing our sims' houses interior design.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 22nd Apr 2020 at 9:41 PM
What a great idea this was, thanks for sharing!
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 22nd Apr 2020 at 11:25 PM
Forgive me for the immensely stupid observation I'm about to make, but I wasn't aware you could grow your own decorative plants in TS3. Only took me 10 years to find that out, huh?
Undead Molten Llama
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#5 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 12:23 AM
Oh. Yes. Thank you.

Seriously, I hardly ever bother with "static" houseplants in TS3, unless I need something really small or really large. I'd just rather have something that actually grows. So, more planters are very, very welcome.

Now if someone could make itty-bitty (or really big) growing plants, even if they don't actually grow anything, I would be all set. Somehow I doubt that's possible, though.
Scholar
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#6 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 2:41 AM
Every single ones of these will be used abundantly by me! Thank you so much, they are all gorgeous
Alchemist
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#7 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 8:29 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
Forgive me for the immensely stupid observation I'm about to make, but I wasn't aware you could grow your own decorative plants in TS3. Only took me 10 years to find that out, huh?

You can't These are harvestables! There are some from University Life and some from Supernatural.

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Instructor
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#8 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 10:23 AM
These are great and thanks for fixing eaxis' crappy textures!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 12:31 PM
Thank you. I hate the fact that there was only a limited choice.
Top Secret Researcher
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#10 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 1:11 PM
Thanks!I'll be using these when I get back to my apocalypse challenge after cleaning my hard drive out a little.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 1:58 PM
They look so cute, thank you!
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 4:58 PM
So you can grow your own plants, and you can harvest them, but can you also just leave them alone? I've never grown anything but the default selection of plants is a bit limited.
Alchemist
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#13 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 8:36 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
So you can grow your own plants, and you can harvest them, but can you also just leave them alone? I've never grown anything but the default selection of plants is a bit limited.

These planters don't really affect the way plants grow, except for allowing you to grow them indoors and prevent them from going into the dormant state during winter (if you have Seasons). If you leave them alone and don't water or fertilize them, they'll die just like plants that were planted outdoors. And the range of available harvestable plants is actually pretty big, even if you need to get some of them from the Store Icemunmun has also made custom harvestable plants and ingredients and even harvestable flowers!

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Test Subject
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#14 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 3:57 AM
Just what i need in this moment *-* Perfect! Thank you for a amazing content :D
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 11:17 AM
This is wonderful. I'll be using the regency and Planter of Tranquility quite a lot!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 4th May 2020 at 5:13 AM
I love these, they look so Isla Paradiso. Thank you!
Instructor
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#17 Old 14th May 2020 at 2:57 AM
Thank you thank you thank you!
I haven't reinstalled Into The Future but I was craving a better way to grow plants indoors. The planters from SN are just too big for my taste.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 3rd Jul 2020 at 4:43 AM
Wonderful, I've started getting into indoor farming/"greenhouses" in ts3 and was disappointed by the lack of planters. The Desert Lotus planter is especially nice :)
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 10th Aug 2020 at 1:30 AM
Got tired of gardening indoors with all those boring planter.s Thank you thank you thank you!! Great work
Test Subject
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#20 Old 25th Aug 2020 at 8:34 PM
This is awesome, thank you!
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#21 Old 30th Jan 2021 at 7:25 PM
These are beautiful, thank you!