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Picked upload! Completely Unexpected Recolors!

by iCad Posted 22nd Sep 2010 at 10:58 AM - Updated 17th Mar 2011 at 7:52 PM by iCad
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
So, Honeywell made some very lovely "streaky" recolors of Maxis's "Unexpected Siding" from Mansions & Gardens. I liked the streaky effect of her recolors so much that I wanted more colors of them. So, I made some. They're darker colors, in general, since Honeywell already covered the pastels and lighter neutrals in her original upload pretty well. There are also a few brights, meant to be used as accents, and a couple of darker grays than Honeywell's original gray.

Here are all of the colors included in the set:

And here are a couple of the colors close-up in game on a wall on the sunny side of a lot:

(More similar pics are attached below.)

And for the heck of it, here's a pic of the deep teal color on a house that I built while apparently in a Cape Cod state of mind, so that you can see what these look like on an actual house:

Since there are three versions of each of these 18 colors (no trim, left trim, and right trim), that means 54 new walls. The files are named such that you can easily jettison the colors you don't want. There is also a collection file included so that you can find these easily when you want them. (The collection file goes in your "Collections" folder, NOT your "Downloads" folder.) The files are also compressed using The Compressorizer! Not that walls compress all that much, of course. It's just the principle of the thing.

I hope that you find these as useful as I have found them. Many thanks and every bit of credit go to Honeywell for the original "streaky" textures. I just farted around endlessly with tinting them.

PS: If you like the example house, it can now be downloaded here.

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Tags: #maxis recolor, #siding, #dark, #white trim