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**TS3* Build-n-Share Challenge #236 **Empty Nest** **Due 31st March 2021**

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  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,892 Member
    I actually coaxed Sims3 to load on my laptop to have a try at this shell. But there was some serious lag that had the camera jumping allover the place, especially when I tred to use CAD that I just got tired of it. Two hours to get one room mostly done....:P

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  • cianeciane Posts: 16,778 Member
    SimTresa wrote: »
    I actually coaxed Sims3 to load on my laptop to have a try at this shell. But there was some serious lag that had the camera jumping allover the place, especially when I tred to use CAD that I just got tired of it. Two hours to get one room mostly done....:P


    Aw, sorry, @SimTresa. I hope you get thing resolved. It was a fun challenge to do.

    As per the next challenge, I'm always up for a tiny build challenge.
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,892 Member
    ciane wrote: »
    SimTresa wrote: »
    I actually coaxed Sims3 to load on my laptop to have a try at this shell. But there was some serious lag that had the camera jumping allover the place, especially when I tred to use CAD that I just got tired of it. Two hours to get one room mostly done....:P


    Aw, sorry, @SimTresa. I hope you get thing resolved. It was a fun challenge to do.

    As per the next challenge, I'm always up for a tiny build challenge.


    Thanks. I think my laptop just doexn't like Sims3. And I'm not sure i have the patients for it constantly nearly freezing before doing what I want.

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  • seabenseaben Posts: 616 Member
    @SimTresa no computer likes the sims 3 but playing with minimal mod and CC helps a lot
    my sims 3 shell challenges https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/974534/the-sims-3-shell-challenge-corner-challenge-4-due-july-31th/p1 or check out my sims blog https://seabensims.wordpress.com/ my Wishlist is seaben06 on the sims 3 store and my oid is also seaben06
  • SimTresaSimTresa Posts: 2,892 Member
    seaben wrote: »
    @SimTresa no computer likes the sims 3 but playing with minimal mod and CC helps a lot

    True.

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  • iampes23iampes23 Posts: 666 Member
    The Designer Showdown is now CLOSED!!!
  • iampes23iampes23 Posts: 666 Member
    edited April 2020
    **TS3* Build-n-Share Challenge #225 *A Tiny Hangout **Due April 30th, 2020**

    A Tiny Hangout

    You are just tidying up your office when you hear the door close behind you. You turn to find a teen-aged boy slouching into the room. His hair is black, and his eyes are bright blue. He is about medium build, although it is hard to be sure since his clothes are so baggy.
    "Hello," you say warmly. "How can I help you today?"
    He looks at you blankly. You notice the wires coming out of his ears. He removes his ear buds, and you repeat yourself.
    "Yeah, hey," he acknowledges you. "I am just starting college in the fall."
    He pauses, so you congratulate him. Then you wonder why he is here, smacking the gum in his mouth and staring at you.
    "Yeah. yeah," he finally continues after a very long moment. "My parents have given me a small plot of their estate to live on."
    Again he pauses, but this time you merely wait on him.
    "Right, so...I need a place to live," he says. "You know, on this land. But I don't know how to build, do I? So I've come to you to build it."
    "Well, you have come to the right place, Mr?"
    "Oh, right. Yeah. I am Guy Orange," he says, giving you a slight smile that looks suspiciously like a smirk.
    "Well, Mr. Orange, let's start with some basics. How big is the lot we have to work with?" you ask politely.
    "Yeah. It measures 20 by 15," his eyes never leave you. His staring is beginning to make you jittery.
    Suddenly he blurts out, "Half of the lot needs to be a hangout space, maybe around a fire pit. For me and my mates."
    "Okay," you say, hiding your shock with some quick note taking. "You will need a bathroom, a place to sleep, a place to eat... What else would you like?"
    "Yeah, so... a place to study. And a place to play video games."
    "That is very do-able. What is the budget?" you ask briskly.
    Still staring and chomping on his gum, he answers, "They gave me $30,000. Yeah. I need this quick. They want me out of the house, like yesterday."
    "I can have it for you by the end of the month," you assure him.
    "Yeah. Get to it then," he says, putting his ear buds back into his ears and still staring at you. You nod as he gets up and slinks out of your office. As soon as the door closes, you pull out a small mirror and check your teeth for any food caught in them, wondering what he had been staring at.

    The brief:
    *due April 30, 2020
    *the budget is $30,000, which does not include the cost of the lot.
    *use a 20x15 lot.
    *the house itself should be no bigger than half of the lot, placed at one end of the lot. You can build up and down in the same footprint.
    *outside needs a fire pit and landscaping.
    *have spaces for a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom, a study, and a place to play video games.


    The Sims Challenge:
    *create Guy Orange and his family.
    *show all their clothing choice and give skills, likes, etc.
    *show them looking around Guy's new home.
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  • cianeciane Posts: 16,778 Member
    Don't you mean 10x15 as half of 20x15? 10x7 would be a quarter.
    Love the challenge. Not so loving of the student's attitude. ; }
  • iampes23iampes23 Posts: 666 Member
    edited April 2020
    ciane wrote: »
    Don't you mean 10x15 as half of 20x15? 10x7 would be a quarter.
    Love the challenge. Not so loving of the student's attitude. ; }

    LOL Yes, he does have an attitude problem!

    The reason behind the 10x7 is that you cannot build all the way to the edge of the lot. Yes, it really is only a quarter, now that you mention it. But we are sticking with the 10x7 footprint. Although it sounds tiny, remember you can build up and down within that space.
    Here is my ground floor, as a comparison of what the size is compared to the lot:

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  • seabenseaben Posts: 616 Member
    This challenge looks so fun I love making starter homes because they don't have giant open rooms lol
    my sims 3 shell challenges https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/974534/the-sims-3-shell-challenge-corner-challenge-4-due-july-31th/p1 or check out my sims blog https://seabensims.wordpress.com/ my Wishlist is seaben06 on the sims 3 store and my oid is also seaben06
  • cianeciane Posts: 16,778 Member
    I know 10x7 isn't that tiny, and I know you can't build all the way to edge of the lot; but you had said half and then said 10x7, so I thought I'd point out the discrepancy. I'll probably play along with this later.
  • StephStebStephSteb Posts: 2,119 Member
    This looks interesting! I like building tiny homes and his character sounds fun, lol! I have questions, though I hope that's ok? Can you build the lot in any world or do you have a set world folks are supposed to build in? Since he is a teen, I can make an older brother/sister/aunt /family member to make it a household?
  • cianeciane Posts: 16,778 Member
    StephSteb wrote: »
    This looks interesting! I like building tiny homes and his character sounds fun, lol! I have questions, though I hope that's ok? Can you build the lot in any world or do you have a set world folks are supposed to build in? Since he is a teen, I can make an older brother/sister/aunt /family member to make it a household?

    Any world is fine, and as a teen he'd have to start out as a member of another household without any mods; so that sounds reasonable to me.
  • chrischris8894chrischris8894 Posts: 362 Member
    edited April 2020
    Unfortunately being in an essential line of work has made it difficult for me to find time to finish my Spring Designer Showdown entry by the deadline. I don't expect it to count as an entry, but I had a lot of fun with this challenge & would like to share! :) It was also so much fun seeing everyone's builds. It's hard to believe all these builds were the same foundation (may I suggest more shell-based challenges in the future???)

    I'm looking forward to this month's challenge, happy building everyone!

    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #224 -SPRING DESIGNER SHOWDOWN 2020
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    NAME: chrischris8894
    LINK TO LOT: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9376750
    LINK TO MEDIA: https://imgur.com/a/0UPm2PT
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: N/A
    LEVEL: Advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 25x30, 100 Redwood Parkway, $104,619
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:
    This spacious, open home was inspired by The Modern Orchid piece. The floor to ceiling windows, sleek, clean furnishings & crystallized glass fixtures recall the architecture of the vase; while the soft, muted pastels are reminiscent of the fresh & delicate orchid. This home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, carport, eat-in kitchen, formal & informal dining, laundry, office nook, outdoor grill & dining area & lots of outdoor seating & activities with 3 patios, a rooftop garden & apiary.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: If you’d like! :)

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: N/A
    My latest lot is now availale for download!!!

    My Studio Forum -
    My Sims Page - Studio - Wishlist

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  • cianeciane Posts: 16,778 Member
    LOVE your gorgeous build @chrischris8894! A nice clean modern is always impressive. I like all the windows and those tall columns.
  • creativemetaphorcreativemetaphor Posts: 1,543 Member
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #225 - A Tiny Hangout
    NAME: creativemetaphor
    LINK TO LOT: not uploaded
    LINK TO MEDIA: Just B-each-y
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: advanced
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: Custom placed 20x15 in Isla Paradiso, final cost 30,000 (not including lot)
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Guy Orange's parents own a large property on the Islands, and have allowed him to build his own college "hang-out" on one of their private beaches.

    The house is only what any new college Guy might want - mini fridge and microwave, beanbag chairs for epic gaming, a 'pirate' radio station, and outside is a sweet bonfire, juice 'keg', and lounge chairs. You can walk off the beach directly into the water!

    Up-ladder is the more private area, with a study loft and place to just chill, a bedroom, and a full bath, as well as an upper deck. All decorated for the college-bound teen.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: No feedback required, just want to share :)
    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: n/a
    SPACE FOR PICTURES: screenshot-39.jpg
  • iampes23iampes23 Posts: 666 Member
    edited April 2020
    ciane wrote: »
    I know 10x7 isn't that tiny, and I know you can't build all the way to edge of the lot; but you had said half and then said 10x7, so I thought I'd point out the discrepancy. I'll probably play along with this later.

    Since this was my mistake, and since no one seems to be willing to actual judge Sims 3 anymore, go ahead and use half the lot if you need to.

    Please still post the formal entry because it makes the entries easier to find. And just in case someone does start judging them again.
  • seabenseaben Posts: 616 Member
    That was really fast @creativemetaphor I haven't started mine yet because I'm working on a lot for the Orient express
    my sims 3 shell challenges https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/974534/the-sims-3-shell-challenge-corner-challenge-4-due-july-31th/p1 or check out my sims blog https://seabensims.wordpress.com/ my Wishlist is seaben06 on the sims 3 store and my oid is also seaben06
  • seabenseaben Posts: 616 Member
    edited April 2020
    I have a question @iampes23 so we're allowed to use 70 tiles and build up and down and the build does it to be a box ?
    my sims 3 shell challenges https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/974534/the-sims-3-shell-challenge-corner-challenge-4-due-july-31th/p1 or check out my sims blog https://seabensims.wordpress.com/ my Wishlist is seaben06 on the sims 3 store and my oid is also seaben06
  • chrischris8894chrischris8894 Posts: 362 Member
    Thank you @ciane & I really wish there were people still enthusiastic about judging Sims 3 builds.
    My latest lot is now availale for download!!!

    My Studio Forum -
    My Sims Page - Studio - Wishlist

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  • seabenseaben Posts: 616 Member
    Thank you @ciane & I really wish there were people still enthusiastic about judging Sims 3 builds.

    I wish that people still judge sims 3 builds also @chrischris8894
    my sims 3 shell challenges https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/974534/the-sims-3-shell-challenge-corner-challenge-4-due-july-31th/p1 or check out my sims blog https://seabensims.wordpress.com/ my Wishlist is seaben06 on the sims 3 store and my oid is also seaben06
  • iampes23iampes23 Posts: 666 Member
    edited April 2020
    seaben wrote: »
    I have a question @iampes23 so we're allowed to use 70 tiles and build up and down and the build does it to be a box ?

    No, the build does not have to be a box. And we are scrapping the 10x7 rule since it was originally stated in the scenario that half of the lot could be used for the house. I need to pay more attention to what I am writing. :D I edited the challenge.
  • StephStebStephSteb Posts: 2,119 Member
    edited April 2020
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM #225 - A Tiny Hangout
    NAME: StepSteb
    LINK TO LOT: Guy Orange: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9376797
    Stella Orange: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9376796
    Orange Household: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9376794
    Sunset Oasis: https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=9376795


    LINK TO MEDIA: see below
    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: n/a
    LEVEL: Beginner
    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 20 X 15, No idea somewhere in adventureland, $29,648
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Stella Orange loves her job, her nephew, and falling in love. Since her brother and sister-in-law's tragic death, her life was turned upside down and she is now her beloved nephew's caretaker. She couldn't be happier as she has always loved her brother's artistic, broody, genius son! She was happy that he took initiative and got the construction of their new home started! It's a nice spot with just enough room for both of them! 2 bedrooms, one in the basement for Stella as she loves the cool basement on hot nights, and one in the loft for Guy, it's the perfect space for him to find his inspiration and pour himself into his art!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: SOMEBODY TEACH ME HOW TO MAKE ROOFS THAT DON'T LOOK STUPID, PLEASE!

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: None

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

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    Also, I ran out of budget so it's very sparsely decorated but plan on uploading the lot (with the skilled household) after I build and decorate without a pesky budget, lol!

    Ok, I'm linkymaking dumb on how to share the whole imgur library so I have no idea how to show the whole thing so here are the individual links:

    Roof: https://i.imgur.com/jaDG3v1.jpg

    Basement: https://i.imgur.com/YGhhLka.jpg

    First Floor: https://i.imgur.com/pQO3QMC.jpg

    Second Floor: https://i.imgur.com/YSM5Asq.jpg

    Guy's Art Area Loft: https://i.imgur.com/m14pwWK.jpg

    Guy's Bedroom: https://i.imgur.com/MyTvn0w.jpg

    Chill Spot: https://i.imgur.com/drnO5x0.jpg

    I hope that works!
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  • creativemetaphorcreativemetaphor Posts: 1,543 Member
    @StephSteb Nice looking front, but your media link wasn't working for me to see the rest!
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