First i want to say what a wonderful idea this thread is. I just spent the last half hour or so reading through, and I have to say i have seen a lot of wonderful lots!
So now, I have one for you all to critique. This was my very first build and upload to TS3, and looking back, I can see how much i have improved as a builder. There is no landscaping, no patterns, etc. So I was thinking of revamping this lot. Any suggestions? It is supposed to be modern or ultra modern (hence the lack of pattern), but it definately needs something!
Also, if anyone can tell me where I can find the instructions on changing the picture of you avatar (or uploaded sims), I would really appreciate it.
MerryWiddow, thank you for your suggestions on the cc documenting. I am beginning to realize how much work is involved in this whole process! I am going to try, in my next project, to limit the amount of cc that I put into it from the beginning. But, even that is difficult as that limits even the patterns used in the decor. I have tried turning off the installed cc before building but still end up with cc in my game.
Thank you for the clarification on the patterns, that will will make things quite a bit easier. I have a question on the furniture and such with uploading and having it show up in downloads. Does it work the same way as the patterns and such? When I turn off the installed cc, I still end up with a great deal of cc in my game- all items that downloaded with monkeyhelper are still there...will those items then upload too as part of the file?
Hi, I'm back and have a couple of thing I need help with. First, I need serious help with basement building since it will be a while before I can afford the WA expansion which from what I understand will completely solve my basement trials!
I have followed some tutorials and can get the basements built but my walls are never useable? even after going through the tutorial countless times! My pathetic solution to the problem is to build another room within the basement foundation walls. I will post my pics to explain in a bit, but if anyone can give me help, I would appreciate it!
This a pic of what I end up having to do in order to get useable walls in my basements-
My other question- I have a home ready for your feedback! I know there are quite a few problems with it so I am up to your comments! I waited until today because it has been entered in our competetion which ends tonight. I just want feedback for future builds!
Here are the links
download for house http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=1451290
story walk through- http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=119347
hi lov the houses!!
Great thread, thank you so much for making it. It's nice as a novice builder (though I know all the cheats and how to use them, hehe) to ahve a place to come to for advice feedback and to offer my personal opinion. I am, in fact, currently in the process of a series of builds that I'm using an as outlit for my new technique. I went on a hiatus for a little while with builds (excluding some that I uploaded while on my hiatus) because I was very disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm that greeted my hardwork. I took some time to improve and feel I've gotten a lot better.
My new builds, all of Tudor inspiration, are to be both starters and, by the end, elaborate mansions. The first of this series, uploaded yesterday, has been one of my most successful lots yet (I'm extremely happy because of the four hours I worked onit, two were dedicated to play-testing it). I'm looking for some feedback and advice on what I can improve for the next build in the series to make it even better. I don't have any pics, but, I think/hope the cover pic will suffice.
P.S. Please keep in my, though, I tried to make it available for under 25 000 simoleans. so the lack of landscaping in the back was due to my lack of funds.
Hi M&M stopping in to visit. Looks like a lot of activity on here. Can't wait to finish one of my WIP's so you guys can give me some guidance. Man I need it! lol
Check in soon.
Luv always Bre
I took your tour of the house. You were able on most shots to get the sims eye view, but the sim would have to have been a toddler. Your were very low to the floor which made it difficult to see some aspects of the rooms. I see the pictures were taken in build mode. Taking the pictures in "Cameraman Mode" are much more effective. I refer you to the 5th post on this forum.
The architecture is well planned. I find the colour pleasing. The floor plan is functional and playable. The indoor/outdoor pool is a great feature. I like the fence in front of the bathroom for privacy.
The landscaping in the garden is lacking terrain paint under the plants and around the trees. The grass look very manicured. Mixing the different grass terrain paints can give a more natural look. The placement of the plants and trees is good.
In the interior the furniture is sparse. There is lots of room to spread out. A cosy seating area around the fireplace would be inviting. The home needs decor, curtains or blinds and plants. The colour throughout the house could use an accent colour, textures and patterns. The glass doors seem to be popular on modern builds, however, I don't think they are appropriate for a bedroom.
Overall a very nice design. It is one of many that you have built and I've not seen any other houses you have done. You have a lot of style and I feel this one wasn't given your best. Hope to see more.
This is for all to please Dl'd and give me your comments after youve looked at the house in your game. It's a Starter for 15 555 Simoleons:
For those who doesn't want to Dl'd, I'm posting some pictures but 1st the Link:
And dining area and Lounge:
I want everybody to give me their opinion! Negative is more than welcome as well as positive.
MW: Please give me your honest and str8 opinion.
Ok M&M give my Victorian WIP a go:
Exterior shell is done but no landscaping:
Only interior I have done is half the master bedroom:
Note I am changing out the "white" window casings to a more traditional wood/gold on the interior.
No stairs exiting the back porch yet either as I haven't decided how I am landscaping the backyard.