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Featured upload! CAST Your Own Artwork: Nine Modern Paintings

by sionelle Posted 13th Feb 2012 at 1:34 PM - Updated 14th Feb 2012 at 12:53 AM by sionelle : To select proper image for thumbnail
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Download includes nine different "paintings" in the "Psimcasso's Scenic Circuits" frame from the High End Loft stuff pack. All of them are fully re-CAStable with four channels (three for the art and one for the frame), allowing you to customize the images to a pretty huge degree. For example, these two paintings, each shown in three different colorations:

The paintings are found in the "Decor -> Wall Hangings" section of the catalog, and are 900 simoleons each, just like the original. These are based on a picture from the High End Loft Stuff Pack, but this is a full clone, so it is basegame compatible.

Attached screenshots include all nine paintings in different coloration examples, in-game shots of a couple paintings, and an RGB mask illustration. (In the RGB illustratrion, the alpha/fourth channel is displayed as the black and white checker -- basically it's just the frame.) Note that the "half-circle" painting is included in both left and right versions so you can pair them up if you wish.

If there's a demand for this kind of thing, I am more than happy to make some more in different sizes and designs. Just let me know in the comments if you would be interested.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creators of S3PE and S3OC, and to BabaYaga for the pagoda from this clutter pack. Thanks especially to Inge Jones for the Texture Tweaker update that allows addition of a fourth channel, and to the MTS moderator who alerted me to the new functionality. (So awesome!)

All paintings were designed by me, using basic Photoshop brushes plus a couple of extras from brusheezy.com. One of the multipliers includes an extract from a drawing by Gabriel Orozco.
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sionelle_paintingHETech2x1_castable.rar 908.9 KB 24,607 13th Feb 2012
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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Test Subject
#51 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 3:46 PM
Thanks so much! I bought a RL house and have reproduced it in Sims 3 so I can decide how I want to decorate it. I have absolutely nothing on the walls, and these are so inspirational! Wish I could buy some just like them in RL!
Test Subject
#52 Old 27th Apr 2012 at 5:43 AM
Completely & Awesomely Fantastic!
Test Subject
#53 Old 8th May 2012 at 6:02 AM
Thanks! This is great for people like me who are too dense to figure out how to make my own paintings! Many thanks! =)
Test Subject
#54 Old 24th May 2012 at 9:37 PM
I love having all these new options for paintings. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 7th Jun 2012 at 6:27 AM
can't wait to use them in my house!
Test Subject
#56 Old 9th Jun 2012 at 2:27 AM
Lovely! I am ALWAYS looking for new paintings for my home!
Test Subject
#57 Old 18th Jun 2012 at 6:22 AM
I love having so many more options for paintings!
Test Subject
#58 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 5:46 AM
yay i have been looking for more CASTable art! [enter generic thank you here]
Test Subject
#59 Old 9th Sep 2012 at 11:16 PM
Nice upload
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 6th Oct 2012 at 9:39 AM
I am always looking for more paintings, but unfortunately I usually use the ones with the highest room rating (unless looking for a certain style and those don't match it). Could you do this with the satyr playing the flute one? Make some more for me? I'd so appreciate it!

The Cat Lady "Meow!"
:popcorn: Eat'n downloadaholic
Test Subject
#61 Old 8th Oct 2012 at 9:36 AM
Thank you these are my all time favorite. I love being able to color them myself. Thanks again.
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 15th Oct 2012 at 10:49 PM
Thank you for sharing! I really love being able to create any combination I want in these. You really did a lovely job.
Test Subject
#63 Old 24th Oct 2012 at 11:38 AM
Beautifull cant wait downloading
Test Subject
#64 Old 26th Jan 2013 at 7:11 PM
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 11th Feb 2013 at 1:04 PM
Perfect! Thank you for your lovely work
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 23rd Mar 2013 at 12:11 AM
Yay, I had these but when I had to re-install my game I couldn't remember where I got them. Until I saw this "Here is the stuff you downloaded from MST" thing in my account. Thanks a lot for this!!
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 15th Apr 2013 at 10:43 PM
Looks pretty darn awesome thank you!!
Site Helper
#68 Old 12th Sep 2013 at 10:10 PM
I can't get the thanks button to work on this one, so you have one more thanks than is showing. Thank you for a very clever idea.
Top Secret Researcher
#69 Old 5th Jan 2014 at 4:51 AM
I don't play Sims 3, but I had to stop and look and this, and I gotta say it is extremely cool!

Ghost sdoj, try changing the link above for classic.modthesims.info, the new theme's buttons don't work for me either but the old ones do!
Test Subject
#70 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 9:13 PM
I have been looking for artwork I like for years now. Thank you so much for this. I would definitely be interested in seeing more of your work!
#71 Old 19th May 2014 at 10:08 AM
Test Subject
#72 Old 22nd Jun 2015 at 2:15 AM
Love these. Thanks so much.
Test Subject
#73 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 6:39 PM
thank you for these! i love art that is castable, these look great!
Test Subject
#74 Old 22nd Dec 2015 at 5:27 AM
These are gorgeous! My sims will love them.
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Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Living Dining Bedroom Study
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Tags: #paintings, #painting, #art, #castable, #modern