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Quarter Height Conexion Bohemia Roof Pieces

by maxon Posted 13th Nov 2017 at 11:30 PM - Updated 20th Nov 2017 at 4:32 PM by maxon
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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.
I was trying to make a suitable roof over a bow window in a new house build (Lansbury House, which is forthcoming - that's it in the picture) but none of the Maxis roofs really work over bow windows - they look wrong and parts of them tend to stick into your bedrooms and they can make a hash of your lot imposters in neighbourhood view.


I went looking for alternatives and came across Whitewaterwood's half height AL roof deco- nice idea, but even these were too high and blocked the windows above them. Soooo, I had to make my own....

I took the original Maxis Conexion Bohemia Roof Pieces which came with AL and reduced them to a quarter of the height. It isn't just a straight shrink - bit more involved than that - the original 'frame' for the roofing is the same as the original, while the actual slope of the roof is the one that has come down to one quarter of the height. There were originally three meshes for the roofs and there are three new meshes at a quarter height just the same - a straight piece, an outer corner and an inner corner. There are three rar files available: in the first are the three meshes; then there are two types of recolour in the other files (see below), one for the frames and one for the surface of the tiling. Here's all three versions of the roofs together. Mine also fit pretty nicely around a stage which you can use on a flat roof - see last picture above.


Catalogue
You can find them in Build Mode>Architecture
Cost
Straight Piece $185
Outer Corner $187
Inner Corner $190

These new meshes are slaves to the original roof pieces and so any recolours you have of those will work with these. They had to be remapped which turned out to be something of a challenge (and I HATE mapping*). There are still some slight issues with the mapping of the textures which you can see if you look closely. In particular, in order to get the tiled recolours to work properly, the plate metal recolours have suffered a little, particularly when you place corner pieces together with others of the same type. With the outer corner, as you can see, the mid-point has no rivets (imagine it's been welded please), while the inner corner has two rows of rivets (a tricky spot, needs extra support). But, as you can see with the tiles, they work nicely together.


I have no idea why this was such an issue but it was, believe me*.

Recolours
I also, while I was at it, made some recolours. First I recoloured the tiles and the metal sheeting. I have a tendency to think that I need recolours of things in all the primary colours (well, primary colours plus yellow). Hence I made tile recolours in green, blue, red and yellow and then metal sheet recolours in green, blue and red (there is already a 'striking' yellow recolour so I didn't bother with that. Then I made a couple of 'frame' recolours of sandstone and red sandstone (because I make a lot of sandstone buildings). And then, and I have no rational explanation for this, I just had to make a recolour that was a chevron wood pattern. I have no idea what that is about, I just had to do it and absurdly pleased with myself I am too. I made a wooden frame for that as well because the sandstone and concrete looked funny. Maybe you can make a shed with it. I dunno.

I got the original of the chevron wood design from Chewton Wood Design

*distant sound of teeth grinding

Polygon Counts:
Polys - same as the original
Straight 60
Outer Corner 138
Inner Corner 138

Additional Credits:
Makers of SimPE, Numenor and RGiles. Whitewaterwood for the original idea.
Tags: #roof

Style: Antique Modern
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
max_QuarterHeightALRoofDecoConexion_MESHES.rar | Description: Inner and outer corner and straight meshes 21.5 KB 184 13th Nov 2017
max_QuarterHeightALRoofDecoConexion_RECOLSurfaces.rar | Description: Recolours of the roof patterns (metal plate, tiles and the wooden chevrons) 427.2 KB 163 14th Nov 2017
max_QuarterHeightALRoofDecoConexion_RECOLFrames.rar | Description: Recolours of the stone or wooden frames 329.2 KB 154 13th Nov 2017
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