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Picked upload! Modular Skylight Kits

by DasMatze2 Posted 1st Mar 2012 at 1:15 AM - Updated 6th Mar 2012 at 11:41 AM by DasMatze2
142 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Description:
These set of modular pieces will allow you to enhance your plain roofs with skylights. These are my first custom objects for The Sims 3.




As can be seen on the pictures above, these sets are very versatile. There shouldn't be many impossible combinations of coverable holes in a roof.
It looks nice from the outside, but the inside is even better:


And that's not where it ends - you can use these pieces for awnings, greenhouses, modern shelters, gazebos and more as well.

Sets:

All items can be found in the roof decorations category.

Skylight Set 1
This is the main set. It contains of 24 pieces with a standard size of 1m x 1m and a height of 0.5m.
NamePricePolygonsPattern channels
Skylight 1 Corner Inside50662
Skylight 1 Corner Inside Diagonal50662
Skylight 1 Corner Outside50603
Skylight 1 Corner Outside Diagonal50603
Skylight 1 End Center25323
Skylight 1 End Center Diagonal25323
Skylight 1 End Center Diagonal Half25323
Skylight 1 End Left25223
Skylight 1 End Left Diagonal25223
Skylight 1 End Right25223
Skylight 1 End Right Diagonal25223
Skylight 1 Side50443
Skylight 1 Side Diagonal50443
Skylight 1 Side Diagonal Half25443
Skylight 1 Top25322
Skylight 1 Top 1x235322
Skylight 1 Top 2x250322
Skylight 1 Top Diagonal25302
Skylight 1 Top Diagonal Full25322
Skylight 1 Top Quarter25322
Skylight 1 Top Quarter Diagonal25302
Skylight 1 Top Quarter Diagonal Full25322
Skylight 1 Transition Inside Left25242
Skylight 1 Transition Inside Right25242
Skylight 1 Transition Outside Left25222
Skylight 1 Transition Outside Right25222


Skylight Flat
These pieces can be used to build a flat, horizontal skylight or to enhance the other sets.
NamePricePolygonsPattern channels
Skylight Flat35322
Skylight 1 Top 1x250322
Skylight 1 Top 2x270322
Skylight Flat Diagonal35302
Skylight Flat Diagonal Full35322
Skylight Flat Quarter35322
Skylight Flat Quarter Diagonal35302
Skylight Flat Quarter Diagonal Full35322




Usage:
  1. Build a flat roof (only floor tiles)
  2. Delete desired floor pieces (use Ctrl + F to switch to diagonal pieces)
  3. !Important! Enable "moveobjects on" cheat (Ctrl + Shift + C to open console)
  4. Navigate to roof decorations in the buy menu, buy and place the right pieces

It's like a puzzle sometimes but you'll figure it out. If you build the skylights first, you can't remove the floor tiles, so follow the order.


Bugs:
  • In order to make sunlight enter your room, you need more than a certain percentage of the roof removed (about 50%). I'm not sure if this value is changeable. It'd be appreciated if someone looked into this and lowers the percentage to like 1% (so once one roof tile is missing, sunlight will shine through).
  • These are my first objects. The UV mapping could have been better (there are some technical limitations) but it will do the job. Sometimes the glass or the shadows disappear at certain angles. Please let me know when you encounter any other problems so I can fix them.

Lot creators:
Please don't upload this set with your house, just link to it.

I really hope you like them! If yes and they become quite popular, I might add more sets with bigger pieces and curved skylights!

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

This is a multi-part download:


The objects belong to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods

The collection goes to My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Collections/User
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Set1.rar 926.3 KB 23,372 3rd Mar 2012
Flat.rar 519.5 KB 20,649 3rd Mar 2012
Collection.rar 635 Bytes 20,778 3rd Mar 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
 
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Instructor
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#76 Old 13th Apr 2012 at 12:47 AM
Thanks alot ) Curtis Paradis would love this :D
Test Subject
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#77 Old 14th Apr 2012 at 10:56 PM
looks good, can't wait to use
Test Subject
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#78 Old 22nd Apr 2012 at 1:56 PM
I love this!! but im having issues.
Long story short, when I remove the package (the set1 package) from my download folder my game works fine, no issues. I move it back and it all goes to pot (the sims life wishes won't load or the wants ect, can't select another players nore other house and this is even before Ive added them onto a lot!) =\ ... does it conflic with anything that you know of (I have no Core mods actualy installed, because my pc dosen't agree with them lol) any ideas? thanks =) x
Instructor
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#79 Old 2nd May 2012 at 4:34 AM
Looking forward to trying these out!
Test Subject
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#80 Old 12th May 2012 at 2:44 PM
Thanks for the share of the owner!Can be used to make greenhouse, right?
Test Subject
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21st May 2012 at 8:00 PM Last edited by KaliDiah : 21st May 2012 at 8:04 PM. Reason: Update
Problem with existing windows/doors ...
This message has been deleted by KaliDiah.
Test Subject
#81 Old 21st May 2012 at 10:01 PM
I originally had problems with these (all my windows and doors became invisible), but I realized I was an idiot and neglected to clear out my caches after installing these. Once I did that, it was all good. That being said, these are EXCELLENT. I have a few other glass "roofs", however they are not actually placed on the roof; they are placed on the floor below. This means that when I look down on my Sims (because I am their great and benevolent goddess), the panels would get in the way, even when I dropped the walls. Your kits give me the glass roofs I want without obstructing my view.

If I could make a request though, could I ask for a 3x1 flat? I use the ModernLine modular windows by hudy777DeSign (extensively), and a 3x1 would match the full windows perfectly. But hey, I'll take ANY additions you decide to make because these are BEAUTIFUL!
Test Subject
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#82 Old 13th Jun 2012 at 1:36 PM
I downloaded the set, and searched everywhere in the catalogue, both the buy and the build, but I couldn't find it :'(
Test Subject
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#83 Old 14th Jun 2012 at 2:58 AM
Just found these and I LOVE THEM!! Thank You!!
Test Subject
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#84 Old 24th Jun 2012 at 12:32 AM
Oh my Gosh, thank you so much for these! I'm tired of having to put tons of windows or lights (or a combination of the two) into my rooms to brighten them up. This is absolutely perfect, just what I've been looking for!
Test Subject
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#85 Old 10th Jul 2012 at 8:48 PM
How hasn't EA thought of putting this stuff on their store?? Seriously, Just amazing how good these look.
Test Subject
#86 Old 8th Aug 2012 at 3:33 AM
I've been using these for a while now and they work wonderfully! Now, (I'm dumb when it comes to the technical part of the game ex. modding/coding) I was wondering if, with Seasons coming out, these would somehow block weather (snow, rain) from coming in? I don't want to believe only floor tiles can block weather! DX If you say yes it will block weather I will love you FOREVER. If not, I understand, some things you just can't work around :/ Either way, these are really amazing!
Lab Assistant
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#87 Old 23rd Aug 2012 at 10:24 PM
Wow! This is impressive. Thank you!
Test Subject
#88 Old 1st Sep 2012 at 6:37 PM
Hey, so you said that it needs 50% of the floor removed? I have a house with all roofs and one section with a ceiling roof, where I've removed all floor tiles and put in these (AWESOME! ) skylights. So it's 100% of the floor removed, but the light doesn't show up. The light only shows up if I delete a wall, and my house looks kind of funny with one part of the wall missing? Any idea what's going on there?
Anyways, these are AMAZING and I love them. Thanks so much for making them!
Test Subject
#89 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 9:22 AM
Default Please help
Hi
I'm kinda new to the whole build thing in Sims, so yes i am a noob

Can somebody please be so kind as to tell me how to dome these? They look great and i would love to use them in different ways too.

Thank you for uploading these you really did a awesome job!!

Thank you

MiNi
Field Researcher
#90 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 2:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by minionsa

Can somebody please be so kind as to tell me how to dome these?


If by dome, you mean stacking them, pretty much the only thing you could do is use constrainfloorelevation.

Human beings are a very irrational species. Some of them are even afraid of pickles.
Test Subject
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#91 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 2:36 PM
Thank you for your reply. I did try using constrainfloorelevation, but was not successful. But if you say that's how it's done then i will try till i succeed.

Thank you again

Regards

MiNi
Test Subject
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#92 Old 13th Oct 2012 at 5:11 AM
These look great! I'm working on an arboretum and a greenhouse. Can't wait to see how these look!
Test Subject
#93 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 5:47 AM
I've just downloaded these, and they aren't showing up in buy mode under roof decorations. I've got all of the expansions up to Seasons. Any advice?

The Busy Bee :)
Field Researcher
#94 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 5:14 PM
I have season too, but i can see and use them: the only problem is that rain and snow fall trhough the glass roof and i'm sad because i like so much this set. There is a way to fix it?
Test Subject
#95 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 8:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Baiaana
I have season too, but i can see and use them: the only problem is that rain and snow fall trhough the glass roof and i'm sad because i like so much this set. There is a way to fix it?


Try maybe something with the glass-floor (found under 'rugs' ).

http://dino.drealm.info/den/denforu...php?topic=353.0

I am just off to try them too! good luck !
Field Researcher
#96 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 6:36 AM Last edited by Mimi52861 : 25th Nov 2012 at 2:26 PM.
Baiaana & Bonnie1987: As another alternative to "winterizing" while using these objects, might I suggest a tried & true mod from Inge Jones at Simlogical. Her mods are excellent and I am using them in my game right now to get functional greenhouses with Seasons.

You can find her "fix" for this here: http://www.den.simlogical.com/denfo....php?topic=1468. These invisible floor cutout rugs can be used on top of floor tiles (not the flat roof in roofing section), to make working greenhouses, or any other type of house for that matter, so you can use the modular skylight kit & others. Using a combo of this mod & the skylight kit you can unleash your creativity!


ETA @ Bonnie1987: That link that you gave is coming up bad. I've tried multiple times but still can't get it to load. Just thought you might like to know. The site might be down.

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Field Researcher
#97 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 4:38 PM
Sadly. Mimi, invisible floor cutout was the first thing i tried to fix the problem but they don't work with this set
Lab Assistant
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#98 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 4:59 PM
u dat dood from youtube
Test Subject
#99 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 6:03 AM Last edited by Mekky-ster : 3rd Jan 2013 at 6:17 AM.
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Originally Posted by Baiaana
Sadly. Mimi, invisible floor cutout was the first thing i tried to fix the problem but they don't work with this set


Just did some testing, and the two mods do work together, but you will need to change how you build your skylight just slightly.

First go to that link posted above and get inge's invisible floor rug that lets light through. This will do 2 things - stop weather, AND activate your skylight, so you dont need to worry about that 50% roof thing.

Make your room, but don't make a roof.. instead grab the free wooden floor tile and cover over your area with it.

Then , go into your rug section and place inge's invisble rugs over the sections you want the light shining through. Again - do NOT use hammer tool to delete the section. Inge's rugs replace that step!

Lastly, go into your roof decorations and build your skylight ontop of the area you just covered with invisible rugs. If you accidently grab one of inge's rugs in the process, it might reveal that flooring again - simply grab it and let go again to fix this.

Also, with the invisible rugs, you will have little EA borders around the un-seamed pieces, so to make it look right you'll want to make sure your skylight sits properly on the edges.

Here's some screencaps of the finish result in a test game I made:
http://www.zeppyster.com/Images/Mek...ghtplusinge.png - Outside in the rain under a skylight canopy.
http://www.zeppyster.com/Images/Mekare/testroof2.png - View form above with half the roof covered in rugs and random skylightplacement to see if it would have gaps in weather.
http://www.zeppyster.com/Images/Mek...troofinside.png - Inside without any other lights installed. You still seem to get the "it's dark" debuff, but place a lamp anywhere to fix that... as you can see it's still extremely bright from your point of view.

Hope this helps some of the confusion about using these skylights with seasons weather ^^;
Good luck!
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