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Featured upload! The Complete Modular Gutter System !!!!!!!!!! ***36 New Meshes*** UPD 2/20/07 House Link Added !!!!!!!!

by Cooldadx4 Posted 3rd Dec 2006 at 9:12 PM - Updated 17th Apr 2007 at 12:13 PM by tigdadx4 : Updated with link to fixed gutters
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UPDATED: I have reworked the gutters and the utility pole stuff and the fixed versions can be found HERE !
please still download this set as normal just get the updated ones and replace ......

Here is a complete gutter system designed for all types of houses ...You can use this system on 1 and 2 story houses with or without foundations ....Before I go any further though I do have to give credit to AbstractSIMmer187 for the original idea of gutters ...I just took his idea for gutters and made a complete set for use in numerous situations as you can clearly see from the pictures later in this post ....

****************UPDATE 2-20-07*******************
Here is the link to the thread that contains the house pictured in the screenshots as requested by many people HERE !!!!

**************UPDATE 12/10/06 RECOLORS ADDED**************
I have added 8 recolors to this set ...The colors are BLUE BROWN GRAY GREEN MAROON PURPLE TAN and YELLOW ... In order to get the recolors to work on the rest of the pieces you MUST REDOWNLOAD ALL the gutters again as I had to enable color options on the entire set... The good News though is ALL gutters are in ONE .rar file named completegutters.rar ...The recolors are uploaded individually or as an entire set for those who might only want a few of the colors ...The entire set is named gutterrecolorsall.rar ....If you have a color you do not see please feel free to ask , If you can give me a RGB value of the specific color that would greatly speed up the process......Enjoy
Here are the pics of the recolors !

You will have to use various techniques in order to place these gutters the right way as I will explain throughout this post ....You can however place the 1 story gutters without anything except for moveObjects cheat ...Once you get into the two story and houses with foundations it will get a little tricky ..

Here are some screenshots of the gutters in place on various types of houses :

In order to place 2 story gutters if the gutter is being placed over a room on the first floor you will have to place a FLAT roof on the floor below where the gutters are going to be placed and then you will have to manually add the roof of your choice over the flat roof ...But you MUST keep the flat roof in place or else the gutters will appear as if they were inside that room below...You must also use the 1 story gutters above said room because the 2 story would be up too high ....If you are placing gutters just on the edge of a 2 story roof with no room below it you can just use the 2 story version of the gutter you wish to place ...Also if you want to place a gutter pipe against a wall you will have to use the correct downspout which has wall attached to the file name or else the gutter pipe will be burried in the wall ...

In order to use these gutters on houses with foundations there is a trick ...I did not want to make another 26 or so NEW meshes added to the already 36 Meshes in this package ...I have included pics of the easiest way to make these work for foundations... Advanced house builders should know how to do this so you can just skip the following steps ....










STEP 10:

STEP 11:

What you can do using the various pieces and this technique :

These were cloned from the apple of the eye statue and should be base game compatible although I do have every expansion pack and stuff pack installed ....
The gutters all pull their textures from the 2 main base gutter packages..1 story gutters pull from the 1 story base gutter and the 2 story pull theirs from the 2 story base gutter ...Some of the 2 story extensions might pull their textures from the 1 story base gutter...I got really confused after making 36 new meshes but I tried to keep them grouped together ...
The following are all the poly and vert counts for the various pieces .....I am only going to list the 1 story as all the 2 story versions are exactly the same except for being higher up... Here they are :

Base Gutter : Poly : 356 Verts : 384
Inside Corner No Spout: Poly : 328 Verts : 352
Left Corner Gutter : Poly : 590 Verts : 684
Left End Cap : Poly : 352 Verts : 430
Left End Cap No Spout : Poly : 320 Verts : 328
Left Gutter Pipe : Poly : 540 Verts : 400
Left Gutter Pipe Extension : Poly : 60 Verts : 68
Left Gutter Pipe Tip : Poly : 720 Verts : 524
Left Gutter Pipe Wall : Poly : 540 Verts : 410
Left Gutter Pipe Extension : Poly : 60 Verts : 68
Outside Corner No Spout : Poly : 520 Verts : 560

If you find any problems with this set or would like to see something added I might have missed please feel free to tell me about it ...

You can recolor these but you will only have to recolor the 2 base gutters the 1 story and 2 story versions as the other items in this set pull their textures from them 2 items ...Please DO NOT include the original meshes with your recolors just link back to this thread here ....Do not upload these to ANY paysite ....You can however upload to free sites with your houses just make sure you link back to this thread and give credit to me for the meshes....DO NOT upload to the exchange for ANY reason .....

************Updated 12/08/06 ************

I have made a collection file (thecompleteguttercollection.rar) and added to the downloads ..You will see the main picture as the icon for ease of use !!!!!!

The files are listed individually for those who dont want all of them ...Plus there is a COMPLETE .rar named completegutters.rar for those who want them all ....

Just a quick heads up on a NEW project im starting to make houses even more realistic ....I will be starting a project today that will compliment this one sort of ....All I can say right now is It has to do with electricity and should be just as good as this one if not better !!!!!!!

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completegutters.rar 355.4 KB 10,357 3rd Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 8.4 KB 3,541 3rd Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 9.3 KB 3,472 3rd Dec 2006
insidecornergutternospout1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 7.6 KB 3,566 3rd Dec 2006
insidecornergutternospout2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 7.7 KB 3,494 3rd Dec 2006
leftcornergutter1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 11.6 KB 3,403 3rd Dec 2006
leftcornergutter2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 11.6 KB 3,371 3rd Dec 2006
leftendcapgutter1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 8.9 KB 3,364 3rd Dec 2006
leftendcapgutter2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 8.9 KB 3,337 3rd Dec 2006
leftendcapgutternospout1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 7.0 KB 3,322 3rd Dec 2006
leftendcapgutternospout2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 6.9 KB 3,313 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipe1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 13.2 KB 3,284 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipe2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 13.3 KB 3,292 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipeext2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 4.8 KB 3,289 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipeextfoundation1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 4.8 KB 3,253 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipetip1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 15.7 KB 3,223 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipetipwall1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 15.1 KB 3,534 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipewall1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 13.3 KB 3,883 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipewall2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 13.4 KB 3,571 3rd Dec 2006
leftgutterpipewallext2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 4.8 KB 3,212 3rd Dec 2006
outsidecornergutternospout1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 8.9 KB 3,238 3rd Dec 2006
outsidecornergutternospout2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 8.9 KB 3,199 3rd Dec 2006
rightcornergutter1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 11.6 KB 3,187 3rd Dec 2006
rightcornergutter2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 11.6 KB 3,173 3rd Dec 2006
rightendcapgutter1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 7.8 KB 3,166 3rd Dec 2006
rightendcapgutter2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 8.9 KB 3,137 3rd Dec 2006
rightendcapgutternospout1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 6.9 KB 3,144 3rd Dec 2006
rightendcapgutternospout2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 6.9 KB 3,143 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipe1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 12.5 KB 3,161 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipe2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 13.7 KB 3,170 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipeext2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 4.8 KB 3,140 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipeextfoundation1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 4.8 KB 3,154 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipetip1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 15.3 KB 3,155 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipetipwall1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 15.5 KB 3,167 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipewall1xnfbytigmomx4.rar 14.1 KB 3,132 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipewall2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 13.3 KB 3,117 3rd Dec 2006
rightgutterpipewallext2xnfbytigmomx4.rar 4.8 KB 3,118 3rd Dec 2006
Thecompleteguttercollection.rar 2.8 KB 4,428 4th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfBluebytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,636 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfBrownbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,660 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfGraybytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,652 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfGreenbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,619 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfMaroonbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,612 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfPurplebytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,611 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfTanbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,620 10th Dec 2006
basegutter1xnfYellowbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,616 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfBluebytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,600 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfBrownbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,652 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfGraybytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,675 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfGreenbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,617 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfMaroonbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,656 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfPurplebytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,608 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfTanbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,655 10th Dec 2006
basegutter2xnfYellowbytigmomx4.rar 1.5 KB 2,672 10th Dec 2006
gutterrecolorsall.rar 23.5 KB 5,225 10th Dec 2006
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