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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?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 14 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 23,275 3rd Mar 2012
Flat.rar 519.5 KB 20,557 3rd Mar 2012
Collection.rar 635 Bytes 20,695 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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#126 Old 27th May 2014 at 11:02 AM
I wonder if anyone else has found that the skylights don't have shadows anymore? I had these before on a different computer and they created beautiful shadows, but now they aren't casting any shadows at all. I don't know if it's my computer, a game update issue, or what.
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#127 Old 4th Jun 2014 at 8:05 PM
These skylights are awesome! Thank you soooo much:)
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#128 Old 7th Jun 2014 at 9:37 PM
How wonderful are these Skylights. I can not wait, until I build my Roofs with this Skylights. Very great job. Thanks and greetings from Germany
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#129 Old 29th Jun 2014 at 8:50 AM
This is great but doesn't work with seasons ( lets in rain snow etc )
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#130 Old 12th Jul 2014 at 4:33 PM
Nice, now it's possible to make my (directly translation) "summer-house" :D
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#131 Old 12th Jul 2014 at 10:17 PM
The modular skylight is awesome, I kept having my perfect gardens ruined by the fae creatures and having a walled off garden without adequate sunlight seemed stupid.
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#132 Old 23rd Jul 2014 at 6:56 PM
I'm having a problem where I can't delete the tiles underneath the sunroof. I've tried with moveobjects on, with flat roof, floor tiles, nothing seems to work. Any ideas?
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#133 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 5:41 PM
OMG! Just what I was looking for! So pretty :-)
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#134 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 4:03 PM
Thank you soo muchh!!! if not ur help my sims house wouldnt be that perfect!! THANKS !!!
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#135 Old 2nd Nov 2014 at 10:43 AM
if i download it is becomes a floder with text nog a folder with sims 3 download things what do i do wrong or is it the download???
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#136 Old 22nd Nov 2014 at 7:33 PM
Thank you ! :))
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#137 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 8:54 PM
Merci dir! Das ist der Hammer.
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#138 Old 13th Mar 2015 at 1:24 AM
Thanks You
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#139 Old 22nd Jul 2015 at 4:42 PM
Awesome!!!! Thank you so much I finally have a skylight for my breakfast nook. :)
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#140 Old 22nd Jul 2015 at 4:42 PM
Awesome!!!! Thank you so much I finally have a skylight for my breakfast nook. :)
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#141 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 5:12 AM
Thank you sooo much!
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#142 Old 16th Nov 2016 at 7:11 PM
This is going to look great in my futuristic greenhouse home!! Thank you!
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#143 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 7:22 PM
Superb! I recently discovered these and LOVE them in my game, it adds a brand new dimension of light. Thank You MUCH . :-)
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