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Valley Art - 6 paintings/New Mesh!

by armiel Posted 31st Mar 2010 at 12:24 PM
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 3 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.
Hi everyone.

For weeks I have wanted to be able to create my own paintings for my sims, and I finally got enough courage to try meshing.

I couldn't have done this all by my self, so before I even start to tell about my creation, I want to thank the person who made it possible.

Thank you Leesester for advises, guiding me, tips, feedback, support and playtesting. And most of all, patience on my flow of questions.


This mesh is created by using 2 existing EA Base game meshes and combining the good sides of them, in other words: I took the shape from the other, modified the size to fit my purposes, and then I took the footprint of the other to make it 2 tiles wide.

Polygon count:
180 vertices, 86 faces

The Paintings:

All the images are screenhots taken by me in the process of making my own world in CAW.

The paintings can be found in decorative items/Paintings by the name "Valley art".
They cost 2500 each.

This is the default image:

This mesh and paintings have been made with WA version 2.6.11, playtested with Base game version 1.7.9 so they they should work with those, everything between and above.
Please leave feedback if these do not work on your game version.

Polygon Counts:
180 vertices, 86 faces

Additional Credits:
Milkshape 3D
TSR Workshop

Leesester, thank you again!
#Create, thanks for everyone for helping, feedback and for being there!

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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armiel_painting_Valley_Art.rar | Contains armiel_painting_Valley_Art.package

Size: 298.5 KB · Downloads: 6,832 · 31st Mar 2010
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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.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 1:23 PM
Yay! I love big, beautiful paintings like these. Sadly, Maxis paintings are both too small and fugly. Thanks!

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#3 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 5:49 PM
Yay pretty!
I'm glad they posted, grats

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#4 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 11:16 PM
These look wonderful, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Apr 2010 at 12:09 AM
what is wrong with everyones grammar?
ok lol i see its a joke

Thanks 4 sharing ur Hard work of art w/us.
Test Subject
#6 Old 2nd Apr 2010 at 5:48 PM
Wow awesome, just like everything else you make it was TOTALLY worth all of your work!
#7 Old 2nd Apr 2010 at 10:32 PM
These look great! Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#8 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 7:46 PM
Very nice! Thanks!
Test Subject
#9 Old 17th Aug 2011 at 6:45 PM
Thanks. I love getting new paintings to add to my homes.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 21st Oct 2012 at 11:53 PM
Thanks, Armiel!! You Rock!!
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 5:52 AM
Thanks :) wonderful work.