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Picked upload! Set Filters on Paintings by Reference

by scumbumbo Posted 13th Nov 2017 at 5:37 AM
56 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Description

Ok, I hate the blobby paintings in the game produced by the Paint By Reference action at an easel and I know I'm not the only one that feels that way. I played around with a way to make the painting by reference not use that effect years ago to no avail. I turned my thoughts to the problem again today and realized that when paint by reference stores its images in the save game (in the clientDB.package file) it also stores a copy of the original image. A bit more playing around revealed the blobby painting is just a filter effect, similar to the ones used on the photography skill in the game.

So I figured, why not make the Set Filter command available to paintings, maybe that would clear that effect and to my surprise it really was that easy.

This simple little mod adds that Set Filter menu to all sim-created paintings. It won't do anything on a regular crafted painting, but when used on a paint by reference one it allows you to set any of the available filters quickly and easily. It will even work on a painting by reference that was created before installing the mod and the change will persist even if the mod is removed.

I also added a new interaction to allow setting the filter back to the "Painting" style should you end up deciding you liked that better.

Installation Instructions and Compatibility
  • This is a simple packaged XML mod, so just unzip the file into your mods folder.
  • Note that removing the mod will not restore the blobby painting effect, if you decide you don't want that you will need to set the painting filter back on prior to removal.
  • This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 1.36.99.1020 (Nov 9, 2017).
  • The mod alters several of the game XML resources, and will conflict with any mods that modify the same resources:
    • S4_B61DE6B4_00000000_0000000000007F8B (object_Canvas_small)
    • S4_B61DE6B4_00000000_0000000000008F18 (object_Canvas_med)
    • S4_B61DE6B4_00000000_00000000000020FB (object_Canvas_large)
    • S4_B61DE6B4_00000000_00000000000039F6 (object_Canvas)
  • The mod adds a new interaction used to restore the blobby painting effect. It should not conflict with others mods:
    • S4_E882D22F_00000000_A49986499A6864F8 (immediateSI_Photos_SetFilter_Paint_BG)

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.36.102.1
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SetFiltersOnPaintingsByReference.zip | Description: Enable Set Filter Menu on Paintings by Reference 14.8 KB 9,118 13th Nov 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
#51 Old 12th May 2018 at 9:20 AM
I have both expansions and the mod was working fine up untill the latest patch/update of the game - ofc I don't know if was pure luck/coincidence that it worked. I'm just letting you know because it might be helpfull.
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#52 Old 14th May 2018 at 1:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Onyeka001
I have both expansions and the mod was working fine up untill the latest patch/update of the game - ofc I don't know if was pure luck/coincidence that it worked. I'm just letting you know because it might be helpfull.


That is interesting, but I know that lkandak was having the issue well prior to the latest patch. It's kind of a mystery as the same Python game scripts are used no matter what expansions you have. My best guess is that there must be some differences in how the executable program itself handles the storage and manipulation of those images - which is why I don't think there's any easy fix for the issue, unfortunately.
Test Subject
#53 Old 22nd May 2018 at 9:07 PM
I dont think the mod is broken since the pet-addon, I think the error came later, but i dont know exactly when...ah, it can be... it comes with jungle-pack, yes I'm almost sure...
Test Subject
#54 Old 2nd Jun 2018 at 7:21 PM
I also recently noticed a problem, seems to have came after the last update but am not 100% sure. I had recently installed City Living and I know it was working before I added that expansion. The paint from reference seems to work fine, the only issue I was seeing is that it that the paintings were no longer random. Always the same painting in whatever given style. 1st level painter painting say a flirty image painted a flirty image then every time there after the flirty image painted would be the same image even at level 10. Same for all of the others. It would paint a picture of the correct size from the correct group by always the same image within that group.

I removed the mod and everything is back to normal.
Test Subject
#55 Old 4th Jun 2018 at 9:26 AM
I love this mod so much, so sad it's not working for me anymore (like others, i have the pets ep installed and my sims now are always paint the same paintings over and over). Maybe some kind modder could update this for us with the pets ep installed, since the brilliant creator of this mod doesn't have it?
Anyway, thank you for your hard work, scumbumbo, it's very much appreciated.
Test Subject
#56 Old 5th Jun 2018 at 2:17 PM
It was most likely the update for the Jungle that broke this mod. I was using it just fine up until I installed it.
Test Subject
#57 Old 12th Jun 2018 at 9:45 PM
i have also notice painting the same picture over and over
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