I recently saw a post on Twitter by a person named Rory where they were sharing a post to a build challenge for other people to recreate and after a week or so, mulling it over, I decided to try to have a go at recreating the build in The Sim 4.
Basically, the idea is that there’s a picture of a house and a floor plan and you have to try to recreate the house following the floor plan and the picture gives you an idea of what the front of the house should look like.
It took me a few days to create as I have never followed a floor plan before, so this was a whole new experience for me. I did struggle a little, as some items are a little hard to interpret. For example, in the kitchen to the left, it looks like there is a little pantry or something of the sort, but when I tried to create it, it just didn’t quite look right, so I just placed a fridge there instead.
Also, when figuring out the actual size in game, I used the items already shown as a size guide, so for example, the oven I classed as one square and the single windows I classed as one. So when it came to the bathroom, I was a little confused.
In the game, the toilet, shower and sink all take up one square each, so by following the method I was using, this meant that the bathroom was only a 2 x 2 square box. Which is fine when it comes to your sims using the toilet and the shower, but the sink is unusable unless you use the move objects cheat(bb.moveobjects on) and push the toilet over to the wall.
So after speaking to someone on Twitter, I found out you can interpret the size of the rooms, how you want, so long as you keep the layout of the items shown the same. So basically, I could have created the bathroom a little bigger, but that’s okay, I’ll just remember for next time.
I’d recently wanted to start making my own Youtube videos, so I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to begin making them, but I completely underestimated just how much work it would take to learn how to record them. From using the software to record, to finding and using a program to edit the videos and then the biggest challenge of all, was creating the voice over.
In total, it took me nearly two weeks to finish just one video, so I take my hat off to those YouTubers out there that create daily videos because I have no idea how they find the time. I guess the more I do it, the easier it will become and therefore, it shouldn’t take me as long to do; well that’s what I’m hoping anyway!
I really loved taking part in this challenge and I really hope Rory continues to make more of them. She actually has several others that she had already created before I came across the July version and at some point, I’m hoping to have a go at building them all.
Over to the right you can find a picture which links to my Speed build video, I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Creating these posts is just a little side project, that I thought might be fun to do, so if you like reading about my builds, or how I learnt to do something, then please feel free to like the post and leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading.