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Rocks go through - Maxis mesh edit

by artrui Posted 28th Dec 2015 at 12:16 AM - Updated 1st Jan 2016 at 11:47 AM by artrui : add a keyword
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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.
This set of rocks have a common character: they don't block the walk-way and swim-way AT ALL! This means: If you use these rocks to decorate functional items, you must not worry about that their usability are limited.

You will find these rocks under build mode/garden/rocke, also under build mode/pool/pool accessories. Cost of each: 1

Six choices:
1: a very small stone; with underground part; bottom closed; mesh edit of Boulder large (like my rock chair); Polygon: 144
2 and 4: two variants of stone plates; also with some underground parts; both have closed bottoms; mesh edit of Boudler small 01; Polygon: 25
3: a small rock; with closed bottom; mesh edit of Boulder small 03; Polygon: 39
5: stone groupe; with closed bottoms; mesh edit of Formation 01; Polygon: 403
6. a medium sized rock; with closed bottom; mesh edit of Formation 02; Polygon: 406

Applications (just examples):
- to decorate a part of my shared functional rock-items. With this, you can give them more different compositions;
- to hide some functional items in these rocks, e.g. a mirror - it makes effect like a sim is speaking to this rock, if you let the sim speak to that mirror
- to decorate pool (-ground and walls) to build a nature looked and complete swim-able lake;
- to decorate stairs (by using stone plates no. 2 and no. 4) - if you move the real stairs under this rock-construction, the staires is usable. One can also use them to build a 3D looked stone-floor, which has, sure, other effects as a painted floor.

Tip: if you don't want a sim go through some parts of these rocks, just hide some (not go-through-able) decorations in the rocks.
There are a lot of build possibilities by using these rocks. I hope that my examples will give you some inspirations. I will be glad to see how you use them in your building. Feel free to comment on this post.

Polygon Counts:
see above

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 studio and it's forum, Blender, Photoshop;
In screenshots: my other rock sets as well as my forestgreen wall and floor

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 1:37 AM Last edited by artrui : 28th Dec 2015 at 1:55 AM.
Just add a tip: one can use the rock-plates to build a 3D looked cave ceiling, too. That is why I've modeled their underground parts. The methods of build this art of ceiling is similar like of using my "movable floor/ceiling patch"--place them on the floor above that ceiling.

I'm searching for every new idea to deal with the Sims! To me this game's just like a tool. One can change and create everything he/she wants!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 3:27 AM
These are lovely.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 4:59 AM
Exactly what I need! Thank you!
Test Subject
#5 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 5:54 AM
this is so cool! ty
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 8:29 AM
perfect ty!
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 11:42 AM
Thak you for sharing!!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 1:43 PM
Thank you . A very useful addition.
#9 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 8:01 PM
Thank you for the idea, the matter of the rock is superb
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator THANKS POST
#10 Old 29th Dec 2015 at 7:09 PM
I'm excited to see what people come up with using this mod. Great creation, artrui!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 29th Dec 2015 at 9:34 PM
Another great idea, really like all your rock creations!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 1st Jan 2016 at 6:06 PM
wow wonderful!
Test Subject
#13 Old 5th Jan 2017 at 4:56 AM
Default Cool Ideas
Okay so I love these! They are the best possible things for my style of building I had a couple ideas and I figured I would post them just in case someone hadn't thought of it, the first is if you put a real staircase down and then use the rocks 2 and 4 you can layer them over the top essentially making a stone staircase that looks awesome and is still usable, the other idea was that if you use rock 3 the end of it that is lower matches up perfectly height wise with the eschen metal bar stool so that its only just not visible so if you place it so there's only the smallest part of a leg showing your sim can sit on it and it looks like they're sitting on the rock, I hope I helped someone and didn't just sound stupid :p