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Taller Yellow Cottonwood

by heaven Posted 16th Oct 2019 at 3:27 PM
3 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
I love both cottonwoods that came with the game but often had to choose between a smaller, yellow one from Pets or the tall, green one from Supernatural. While the latter has a large variation range of sizes, the yellow one was always small. This got especially tricky in fall because the yellow one stayed yellow while the green turned a brilliant red. I wanted both!

I cloned the cottonwood from Pets and edited it in Speedtree to resize it to be more similar to the SN tree. For textures, my tree is slaved to the original Pets version so any default replacements you use for that one will also apply to mine. As you can see in the pictures, Greymont Bay uses a greener recolor but in fall we still get the lovely yellow foliage!

  • Name: Tall Yellow Cottonwood Tree
  • Price: 225
  • Found in:
    • Build Mode > Trees
    • World Editor > Trees

Style: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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Sims 3 Pets
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Size: 22.7 KB · Downloads: 1,515 · 16th Oct 2019
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 16th Oct 2019 at 7:35 PM
*makes grabby hands* Thank you! Never enough tall trees for my hoods!
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 17th Oct 2019 at 1:35 PM
Thanks!I love having taller trees in my towns.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 17th Oct 2019 at 2:33 PM
fantastic thank you!!