After a lot of blood, sweat and tears I finally managed to make my own mesh! It’s only a painting so nothing too complicated but it took several tries and I’m feeling immensely proud of myself.
I used the Windows version of Sims4Studio running in Parallels on my Mac and had to buy a scroll wheel mouse. Don’t ever try using Blender with a trackpad, it just doesn’t work. I only chose four pictures for the textures but they look good in the default size and if you make them bigger.
I have to say a BIG thank you to Orangemittens over at Sims4Studio for the wonderful tutorials on cloning an EA mesh and to Kitkat Sims for the help on changing the bump and specular maps 💚.
Enlarged pictures (using MOO and ] ):
I’ve tested them in both macOS and Windows and they look great. As it’s my first mesh I’m sure I’ve made some horrible mistakes but bear with me – I’m learning!
My love affair with succulents, both in the game and in real life, knows no bounds at the moment so it seemed only right to make some pictures for my game. I chose six gorgeous pictures and used MXIMS beautifully simple square pictures from the Escandinavia Part 2 set. The pictures are small (top picture) but they don’t lose any of their detail if you use the resize cheat to make them bigger (bottom picture)*:
Identical swatches in a leaning picture:
You will need MXIMS’ Escandinavia Pt 2 pictures for these to show up in your game:
My Green Picture downloads (SimFileShare no Adfly):
MXIMS’ original picture meshes (needed for my pictures to work in game):
Escandinavia Part 2 Set (Wall Square Picture and Leaning Square Picture)
*In build/buy mode hold down the Shift or CTRL key and press ] to make objects bigger. After pressing ] you may need to just move the object slightly to see the bigger size. Make sure you also enable bb.moveobjects on to better place the pictures.
I love these pictures by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and thought they would look gorgeous in our little Sims’ houses. Nine different pictures in three different frames:
Because I still have no idea how to mesh I used TheNumbersWoman’s blank picture mesh (thank you!) so you will need to download her original mesh in order for these pictures to show up.
My Horticultural Picture downloads (SimFileShare no Adfly):
White Frame Pictures
Wood Frame Pictures
Black Frame Pictures
TheNumbersWoman original picture mesh (TSR – needed for my pictures to work in game):
TheNumbersWoman Large Matte Blank Mesh