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Updated: Versatile Glass Shelving:5 levels/2 choices of uprights. Freestanding or for walls.

by orangemittens Posted 24th May 2010 at 3:48 PM - Updated 6th Aug 2010 at 1:12 PM by orangemittens : Added shadow-free meshes
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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 to add a set of shelves which have no shadow. These will overwrite the original set so you can only have one of the sets in your game at a time. The shadow-free set is identical to the original set in every way except that the shelves will cast no shadow indoors or outside.**

This is a glass shelving system that works as a freestanding shelf or will go on walls. It will not require a cheat to use as shown in the pictures. It has two choices of upright support, a single upright panel (works for both sides of the corresponding shelf) or a cylindrical bar (one mesh, two cylindrical bars). The set contains 5 glass shelves, 4 glass upright panels, & 4 double cylindrical bars.

Other items can be placed under the shelves & each shelf has 5 slots. This system will mix and match with my solid Versatile Shelves. In game pictures:

A picture showing how the cylinder bars tile is below. They have a single recolorable channel while the glass is not recolorable. Each component is located in Buy/Surfaces/Miscellaneous and costs $10.

The shelves look good with a variety of styles and are meant for the indoors. If you use them outside they need shade to make their shadow look completely right.

Mesh Names:
Glass shelves - Shelf_GlassV1-V5
Glass uprights - Shelf_GlassVU2-VU5
Cylindrical bars - ShelfBars_VU2-VU5

Picture credits: little animals - HazuiTokage (MTS), vase with orange flower - BabaYaga (MTS), photos, bottles, books, magazines - LemonCandy (MTS).

Thank you to all the people in the Meshing/Object Creation forums here who have helped me learn to mesh for S3.

Polygon Counts:
Glass Shelf - Vertices 42 Faces 64
Glass Upright Panel - Vertices 42 Faces 64
Cylindrical Bar Uprights - Vertices 310 Faces 164

Additional Credits:
Wes Howe - S3ObjTool
Inge & Peter Jones - S3OC & S3PE
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
OM_Shelf_GlassVersatile.rar 1.84 MB 16,165 24th May 2010
OM_ShelvesGlassVersatile_Shadowless.rar 1.35 MB 7,273 6th Aug 2010
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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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Style: Retro Contemporary Modern
Room: Kitchen Living Dining Bedroom Bathroom Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #shelf, #shelving, #glass shelf, #glass shelving

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This shelving set will mix-match with the solid Versatile Shelf set that is on my downloads page.