Saturday, May 29, 2010

Creation frustration.

Trying to finish up a project so I can move forward with my personal tutelage on object creation for sims 3. I know - you think me a geek and I stand before you guilty. Je suis accusé!

Monday, May 24, 2010


What's better than a new area rug? How about seven fabulous area rugs at a mere $52 each? Wow, right? If only you were a sim. Man, that's like a full body rug burn at best.


I don't expect people to really care about my thought process. You simfolk are a curious bunch - all hopped up on custom content - you really need to seek help. That's why I am opening b5Studio. I won't be your regular candy man - there are so many other sites for that. No - I will bring to you what I like myself. If you don't want it - there is just more for me.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Well, it's official. My first Sims 3 object upload. I have already hit my computer with champagne, though, I should probably have considered that a little bit more thoroughly. Now the cat is drunk and I cut myself picking up glass shards.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quick update

I am pulling together a female version of this file as well. Believe it or not, this is considerably harder - I suppose because I am finding less skilled work and more of it, which is making the better quality, fine art pieces more like a needle in a haystack. There is a lot of cheesecake crap to filter through; fine art and pin-up should not return the same results.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Still soon.

Upon examining this file again, two images (as the file started out with) seemed incomplete and I did not wish to pull together many different files to give each artist their own single release, so I pulled together images from different artists that were the same in theme but I only had one image from. In some cases I have no idea who the artist is, others, the artists sketches are rare to find. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fine art takes time.

Being a picture framer, the artwork in the Sims 3 game has left my eyes a bit glazed - honestly, who chose this shit crap poorly-conceived shit? It's no wonder that I have been anxious to create pictures for the game. These two are part of the group that gave me so much trouble. I studied the multiplier layer and sought out to create my own custom frame after cloning the painting from the game.

Monday, May 10, 2010

TSW hell

Struggling with this program . . . still. I asked about missing layers on the forum at TSR but the only suggestion was that I save the base project file in case it screws up. Well, duh, yes, I should have been doing that too, but it ignores the question all together.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Garden Party

Recently, I posted some images of a garden project that we started around the house (that is, Chris and I). Sure, it all seems modest, but I have to say this has been some of the most backbreaking work I think I have been a part of in many years. Besides backbreaking, it has also been rewarding.

First post.

My god, thankfully that is out of the way. I had this nagging feeling that the universe would not be complete until I had a blog. This is just me doing my part to make it spin. It is my hope to showcase things I have been doing - gardening, home repairs, sims 3, animal husbandry of the fabric variety et cetera. Mostly, I had hoped to get a feel for blogging as I am being asked to design a website that requires a blog element.