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Indoor Plants 1 [Updated for WA]

by lemoncandy Posted 30th Aug 2009 at 11:57 PM - Updated 29th Dec 2009 at 8:22 PM by lemoncandy : update
94 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 5 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.
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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
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IndoorPlants.rar | Fixed version for EP01.

Size: 190.7 KB · Downloads: 47,966 · 30th Aug 2009
190.7 KB 47,966 30th Aug 2009
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Forum Resident
#76 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 6:51 PM
YAY, more plants! Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#77 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 9:11 PM
I am addicted to clutter. there can never be enough!
Test Subject
#78 Old 11th Sep 2009 at 3:44 AM
I agree that the decor objects are kinda lite. Thanks for the wonderful decorative objects. They are awesome!

Test Subject
#79 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 5:13 PM
Thanks. I have some strange obsession with plants and considering TS3 doesn't have many house plants, this helps.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 7:38 PM
Great work - your are a braver person than I am - and for that I thank you!

Kat - I like to build, create & write.
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Field Researcher
#81 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:42 PM
These are great! I love clutters!
Test Subject
#82 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 4:10 PM
This is awesome. I could really use these!! Thankyou (:
Test Subject
#83 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 4:28 AM
Good job.
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 5:40 AM
I've been wanting new plants since I got TS3 and I admit I was getting frustrated with the plants in the game because some of them couldn't be place on surfaces. Thank you! These plants look great!
Mad Poster
#85 Old 3rd Dec 2009 at 6:50 PM
I cried when I had to get rid of the table top plants, they were used in all my lots. Now I rejoice in having them back again. Again I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Lab Assistant
#86 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 2:31 AM
Thanks for fixing these, and your other plants. There are so many spots that look better with a little houseplant!
Test Subject
#87 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 6:59 PM
You're right. We do need more variety in The Sims 3.
Thanks for sharing those plants. They are great.
Test Subject
#88 Old 25th Mar 2010 at 7:06 AM
I loved your plants and was so upset when they got broken. I just found them again and noticed you have fixed them. Thank you - I love your clutter!
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 22nd May 2010 at 6:45 AM
After going through the blue holes disaster, I have been very shy of plants....and, have really missed them. I put these in my game tonight and checked them with Delphy's miracle checker dashboard which says they are ok. I have not yet played the game and, frankly, am scared, lol. But, shall give it a try. Thanks very much for giving us the plants back. Hope you do more, I am sick to death of that one green floor plant.
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 3:36 AM
Can't get enough of indoor plants!! Thank you for this! =D
#91 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 7:00 PM
Fantastic, thank you.
#92 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 11:01 PM
Thank you -D
Test Subject
#93 Old 21st Aug 2012 at 5:20 PM
Oh Yay! I had these on my other comp and I kept thinking now where did those little plants get off to??!? Well this explains it....they didn't come with the game. LOL Thanks again.
Test Subject
#94 Old 23rd Mar 2014 at 11:37 AM
Top Secret Researcher
#95 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 3:46 AM
Great job. Thank you.
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