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Recolorable ceiling tiles - Updated

by Victor_tor Posted 30th May 2010 at 1:09 PM - Updated 4th Jun 2010 at 9:57 PM by Victor_tor : Update
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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.

Are you tired of white ceiling? Now you can place this one yourself and make it your own styled.

There are three square tiles in this set and tree triangle. There are had different sizes: 1x1, 2x2 and 4x4-tiled.
Strangle meshes had the selecting frame that differs with its shape, so i added instruction picture in .Rar to help you ^__^
I did it because if you place a triangle tile intersect the diagonal wall, It became dark. Especially if it is night outside.

I cloned it from rugs, so it has its functional. I mean your ceilings can be placed everywhere and your sims have free way under it.

All tiles are in Buy Mode -> Decoration -> Miscellaneous and cost each 5$. The names are the same as packages:
- Recolorable ceiling 1x1 tile
- Recolorable ceiling 1x1 traingle tile
- Recolorable ceiling 2x2 tile
- Recolorable ceiling 2x2 traingle tile
- Recolorable ceiling 4x4 tile
- Recolorable ceiling 4x4 traingle tile

Please note!
This tiles are up invisible. So you can see it only in interior. It`s good but the bad side is you can fetch it only in interior mode and to replace the tile you should move away a camera from the room. =/ I strongly advise you to do the floor marks before to help you remember when you placed a tile.

Polygon Counts:
4 vertices and 2 feces - for square
3 vertices and 1 feces - for traingle

Additional Credits:
TSRW and Milkshape is used

Update - 5.06.2010
I added a visible ceiling set that includes the same tiles as in previous but they has a markers at the angles make them get from top view and shows you currently used texture. But when there is lot of markers it can became a problem and can irritate you. So this set has its advantages and disatvantages.

Polygon Counts:
24 vertices and 18 feces - for square
18 vertices and 13 feces - for traingle

All tiles are in Buy Mode -> Decoration -> Miscellaneous and cost each 5$. The names are the same as packages:
- Visible ceiling 1x1 tile
- Visible ceiling 1x1 traingle tile
- Visible ceiling 2x2 tile
- Visible ceiling 2x2 traingle tile
- Visible ceiling 4x4 tile
- Visible ceiling 4x4 traingle tile

This tiles doesn`t overwrite previous in the game, so you can use both sets.

I hope you enjoy of this creation and good luck!

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Top visible ceiling set.rar | The tiles are the same as in previos but has top visible markers and can be fetched from the top

Size: 420.5 KB · Downloads: 1,553 · 4th Jun 2010
420.5 KB 1,553 4th Jun 2010
Recolorable ceilings set.rar | This set is top unvisible. To get the tiles you should to do it in interior

Size: 513.8 KB · Downloads: 2,256 · 30th May 2010
513.8 KB 2,256 30th May 2010
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#2 Old 30th May 2010 at 1:42 PM
Oooh, very handy. Thankyou.

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#3 Old 30th May 2010 at 1:53 PM
A new dimension for indoor design. Thanks.
Test Subject
#4 Old 30th May 2010 at 2:23 PM
It will have cost you, but I think that option will appear in the expansion Ambitions. Yet this well for those who do not want to buy the expansion.

Te habra costado hacerlo, pero creo que esa opcion saldra en la expansion Triunfadores. Aun así esta bien para los que no quieran comprar la expansion.
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#5 Old 30th May 2010 at 2:29 PM
Very handy for pictures indeed, the ceilingcolor always bothered me when taking pics.

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#6 Old 30th May 2010 at 2:40 PM
Its a big step forward ! Thank you so much for sharing this great creation.Hugs.
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#7 Old 30th May 2010 at 7:48 PM
Wow! Thank you so much!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 30th May 2010 at 10:20 PM
Thank you so much!
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#9 Old 30th May 2010 at 11:00 PM
Aren't the ceilings going to be recolorable in Ambitions and possibly the next patch?
Test Subject
#10 Old 31st May 2010 at 7:13 AM
useless a week before the sims 3 ambitions
Test Subject
#11 Old 31st May 2010 at 10:37 AM
Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 31st May 2010 at 11:07 AM
Guys, in the next patch, which is out on the 1st of June in the US, it will have the ability to recolor the ceilings. So like the others I have to agree, it's a bit useless now but would have been great months ago.
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#13 Old 31st May 2010 at 1:46 PM
At least three people have said this is useless due to upcoming ambitions. It is not useless. THere are plenty of people who will not purchase ambitions. Plus, this creator took the time to do this. THose of us who create know the amount of work that goes into things. This is one site where everyone shares their talents for free. So, thank you, Victor tor for your work and generosity. It was a wonderful idea.

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My stuff may be used in uploads if 1. Credit is given, 2. link to my page provided. Happy simming!
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#14 Old 31st May 2010 at 3:15 PM
McAlli, you are missing the point. The free patch comes with this feature too.

I however do agree, that this creator put in some effort. Something That is a good sign for a blooming creator.
Original Poster
#15 Old 31st May 2010 at 5:00 PM Last edited by Victor_tor : 31st May 2010 at 5:34 PM.
It looks awfully in the game when you place the lighting or a window in the room. =/ And it has seams. Ewwww!
It will be better to use a ceilings from new Add-on
I think it was a bad idea to upload this item I will reupload it to my blog and ask moderators to delete it here.

Thanx for comments
Field Researcher
#16 Old 31st May 2010 at 5:58 PM
I know quite a few people that DO NOT PATCH. Yes. So Ambitions or no Ambitions, parch or no patch, they WILL welcome the idea.
Please Victor-tor, do not delete this. If you think now that you can improve it, just do so and upload an improved version later, you will not be the first to do that (guilty, here).
We don't even know yet how the new features will work of if it will work at all, so all that talk about this upload being unnecessary is frankly out of line. Just because someone doesn't intend to use that object doesn't mean it's going to be the same for every single other player. Sheesh.
Victor-tor, I applaud your creativity ! :D
Besides, I can even see how that new idea could be great for other things than just changing the texture of the ceiling. Please, ignore the malcontents.
Test Subject
#17 Old 31st May 2010 at 6:49 PM
Originally Posted by Person Above Me
"We don't even know yet how the new features will work of if it will work at all, so all that talk about this upload being unnecessary is frankly out of line. Just because someone doesn't intend to use that object doesn't mean it's going to be the same for every single other player. Sheesh.
Victor-tor, I applaud your creativity ! :D"

Nicely said.
Yeah, you should keep it and improve on it. Yeah there is a patch that will add recolorable ceiling tiles but some may not download it for fear that it might ruin their game and so on.
You could also create even cooler ceiling tiles since you have made the objects, EX circles on the ceiling, stars etc, shapes that players can't make by just recoloring.

Thanks for uploading this and keep up the good work! :D
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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#18 Old 31st May 2010 at 7:03 PM
For all the naysayers who think this object is worthless...Then just don't download it! And please don't post here either then.

If you have constructive criticism, feedback for the creator, or just a thanks, then by all means post! Creators are always interested in how things work for others games and things they would like to see be different and are overjoyed to see thanks posts.

Victor please don't think you have to delete this, if it didn't meet guidelines it would not have been approved. =) This is very useful because, as said before, not everyone will get Ambitions or get the patch. We also have no idea if ceilings will take all patterns!

Naysayers!! with yer heads!!
Original Poster
#19 Old 31st May 2010 at 8:34 PM
I`m not listening to other. No matter what they say. I just want upload a most quality things, that will make you happy. I will not delete this thread.

Bacause I found a way to make this tiles top selectable. I will update this thread a few days later.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 11:27 PM
I have news, this feature is now included with Ambitions.

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:01 AM
I don't see why everyone is flaming this, it could actually be quite useful when trying to make celling art, I already have an idea how to use them
Original Poster
#22 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 1:22 PM
Originally Posted by Kitty Paine
I have news, this feature is now included with Ambitions.

Yes it is. Because the ability to recolor seilings includes the patch 3.3. And it works with WA.
Encloped, thanks. I glad to see that my work is not useless
Test Subject
#23 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 10:05 PM
These are really good, thank you.

PS: You spelled faces wrong in the descriptions. You might want to fix that
Field Researcher
#24 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 12:40 AM
Oooh, awesome job. Hope you're not too discouraged from this feature being added in recent patches so soon after you finished your work! I think we're (the downloaders) all grateful for everything and anything you (the creators) put out for us and all the hardwork you put into the projects to do so. I for one can put this download to use, I'm sure others can! Don't let the mean people get you down!

I appreciate your work.

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