View Full Version : Quick question about beach lots

18th Apr 2012, 3:20 AM
I was just wondering...is it possible to create beach waves on a home near the ocean shoreline?
I have all EPs and would like a tutorial on how to accomplish this...I can't seem to find it through google. =[

Here is a pic of what I am talking about:


18th Apr 2012, 3:27 AM
The waves come from several effects "placeholder" objects. If you use Inge's Portal revealer, you can make them visible (and thus grab-able with the hand tool). Just be sure to make them invisible again with the Portal Revealer.

If the lot is not a beach lot, you'll need to download the buyable version of the effects object (also from Inge, I think) and manually place them. I don't think the game will consider the lot as a beach lot, but you should have the waves effect at the very least.

18th Apr 2012, 3:50 AM
Wow I had no idea...thank you so much for your help! I'm so excited to try them lol

BTW...what do you mean by making "them invisible again with the Portal Revealer."
Isn't the whole point is to have the waves visible at all times?? =P

18th Apr 2012, 4:24 AM
I meant the placeholders objects. In my experience, the wave effects won't show up as long as their effect placeholder objects are visible. Make the placeholders objects visible to see them and to be able to grab them. But once they are in position, you don't need to have them visible again so make them invisible.

18th Apr 2012, 4:37 AM
Oh..I don't understand anything about portals and placeholders...i'll try to do a bit of research.