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TS2 Carpet Conversions Reworked

by JaneSamborski Posted 4th Sep 2009 at 12:11 AM
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
These are based on conversions done by Plum. Her work was lovely, but I wanted both the main color and the shadow to be recolorable. I've done that, and added a very subtle specular. The main color is the first color, the shadow second, so they work well when you drag and drop colors in CAST.

In the pictures: The default color for the carpet is shown on the floor, I've also stuck it on the lamp, bed spread, and wall. I've thrown some extra color examples on the bottom of each pic. Because of the way these patterns are constructed, they can be used to create a subtle textured effect on almost anything. Death to bucket-fill!



Credit!
The patterns on which these are based are in this post. .
The paintings are mine, the art is by Jillian Tamaki.

In-Game Category: Carpet and Rug

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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24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 12:19 AM
Wow, this is nice Jane. Thanks so much for this... I have a favourite carpet much like this but it is one channel, and I've often wished for something just like this. Can't wait to try it out for the specular too!

Big thanks to you Jane, ur the greatest!
Alchemist
#3 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 12:24 AM
Thanks so much! This is a real improvement.
Scholar
#4 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 1:39 AM
Thank you, I really need some decent carpets. Strangely I'd never have them in my own house, I go for wood lol but for the simmies, carpets
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 1:40 AM
Thanks for this! And I have to ask: where did the wonderful paintings in the pics come from?

"It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times? Stupid monkey! "
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 1:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeyBubbe
Thanks for this! And I have to ask: where did the wonderful paintings in the pics come from?


I made them, but I won't be uploading them. Sorry. I don't have rights to the artwork. I know the artist, but not well enough to ask her for permission.
Inventor
#7 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 2:01 AM
These carpets look so good! The ones that come with Sims 3 are so plain, so I'm very happy to see new, better looking carpets to use. Thank you so much for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 3:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaneSamborski
I made them, but I won't be uploading them. Sorry. I don't have rights to the artwork. I know the artist, but not well enough to ask her for permission.


Ah, as an artist I understand that completely. And you have some talented friends/acquaintances. I shall remain respectfully covetous and continue to "grr" that me and my no-cc-tool havin' imac can't put my own artwork in my game.

Cheers, and thanks again for all the great work!

"It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times? Stupid monkey! "
Scholar
#9 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 6:18 AM
Great! I love Plum's conversions, but as with all one-channel textures, some colors just don't turn out how you'd like. I probably should have done the same when I converted my carpet, but oh well... you live, you learn. I'll likely post an updated version if I ever do another carpet set.

But anyway, great work; I'll definitely make use of these!
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 7:26 AM
Default Nice :)
I love the carpeting and the paintings. Not surprised that the only uploads you submit are only as great as your talent and generosity. Thanks again
Instructor
#11 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 9:58 AM
Yaaaay! I hardly knew what I was doing when I first converted these, so I'm much glad to see them improved. If you ever need any of my DDS files or anything to make stuff easier on you, let me know.
Forum Resident
#12 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 12:08 PM
Thank you very much for these!
I would really love if you make more conversions from TS2 to TS3...
Espesially that wood that came when you place a deck...

Check my tumblr:
http://eliasctifler.tumblr.com/
:)
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 1:51 PM
Yay -- DEATH TO UGLY BERBER!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 4:39 PM
Great job! I love this carpets
Test Subject
#15 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 9:32 PM
Are these default replacements at all or new?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 9:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toberton
Are these default replacements at all or new?


New, they do not replace anything.
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 9:50 PM
Nice one, thanks for the fast response
Test Subject
#18 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 10:13 PM
Thank you for the nice carpets! The ones that came with the game are ug-ly! You did a really nice job on these!
Mad Poster
#19 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 10:23 PM
Thanks #300.

Awesome, I was getting tired of the EA stuff.
Top Secret Researcher
#20 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 8:01 AM
You've done a fantastic job on these, Jane!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 11th Sep 2009 at 6:57 PM
These were great for TS2 and they look wonderful in TS3 too!

Thank you so much! :D