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Extended arches for thicker walls

by Lisen801 Posted 14th Jul 2010 at 8:13 AM - Updated 9th Jun 2012 at 4:10 PM by Lisen801
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 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.
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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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Scholar
#2 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 11:42 AM
Wow, this looks great. Nice effect. Big Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 4:29 PM
Great idea, it looks very nice! Thanks.
Zombie Socks
#4 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 7:35 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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Scholar
#5 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 9:54 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 8:11 AM
This has to be one of the most amazing things I've seen done with objects.
Instructor
#7 Old 26th Aug 2010 at 5:17 PM
OMG, WOW ! ! ! Fantastic, brilliant, what a genius you are.... this is exactly what the basement needed. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 1:34 AM
Wow, now that I look at the original and your arch, I really like yours better. I'll be using it in the future!
Instructor
Original Poster
#9 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.
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 9:43 PM
That's a really neat idea!
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 18th Jul 2011 at 7:58 AM
Thank you!!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 2:50 AM
This thick one is great. Gives more atmosphere than the thin one.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 4th Jan 2017 at 6:08 AM
Love your creations! Much thanks!