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Adobe Beam

by Qahne Posted 26th Sep 2020 at 3:56 AM - Updated 21st Feb 2021 at 4:34 PM by Qahne
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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.
Updated 21/02/2021: set it so the object can't be stolen or repossessed.
Updated: made shiftable. Thanks Victor_tor!

The Sims 4 has a lot of diverse build styles, some of which we've never really had in the other games, and of particular interest to me are many of the essential southwestern build items. I've decided to adapt some of the key items over.

Adapt is the key word here - The Sims 4 has such a different art style that a straight up conversion wouldn't look too good. These beams are actually a brand new mesh - the first all-new mesh I've published - because the TS4 object they're based on isn't round, it's octagonal! With just a few more vertices this manages to look much rounder and softer and more like a log, perfect for casting artistic shadows on all your desert builds - and probably more, if you're creative.

It's also fully recolourable, with two channels, and it'll place multiple beams without needing to go back to the catalogue. They cost ?10 and can be found under Buy / Roof Decorations.

They'll snap to walls, but to place them on half-walls like in some of the preview images, you'll have to use moveobjects on.

Polygon Counts:
LOD0: 116 vertices
LOD1: 57 vertices
Shadow0: 66 vertices
Shadow1: 24 vertices

Additional Credits:
Textures from The Sims 4, mesh made in Milkshape 3D

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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Size: 42.4 KB · Downloads: 619 · 21st Feb 2021
42.4 KB 619 21st Feb 2021
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Sep 2020 at 12:04 PM
Bravo et merci!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Sep 2020 at 3:30 PM
Thank you so much. Love this kind of details and love the house on the first picture!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 27th Sep 2020 at 2:56 AM
Awesome, thank you so much, I have several houses that needed these
#5 Old 27th Sep 2020 at 6:59 PM
Hello. Tell me please, can it climbed and down?

Here you can see more of my creations and conversions for sims 3. ;) I`ll glad to see your comments in.
Original Poster
#6 Old 28th Sep 2020 at 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
Hello. Tell me please, can it climbed and down?

It can now

Originally Posted by jje1000
If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 28th Sep 2020 at 1:35 PM
Thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Nov 2020 at 12:30 AM
OMG, yes!! Yay finally. I love me some Southwest design elements. Thanks!