animated clouds

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i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.

The Great Sky of Totalitarianism (REDUX)

REDUX of

the brand new skybox

mesh for your ‘hood and lots!

Textures are from “You Are Empty” + “Assassin’s Creed II”.

LOT VERSION

No seams. No outdoor shadows. stdMatLayer and Bounding mesh are fixed.  Target-mesh is invisible in Live Mode. Compressonized!
There are 2 sky-layers:
- 6 recolors of outer sky (”The Tower”, “Rise of Communism”, ”Pray the Gray” + blend-mode versions), - 3 recolors of animated inner sky (clouds)
- invisible recolors for both layers.

You can find it in Misc. -> Misc. Costs 1 simolean.

N’HOOD VERSION

You can find it in Effects section. Just look for preview pictures with clouds. 

Place them somewhere in the corner of your n'hood map.
There are 4 versions: ”The Tower”, “Rise of Communism”, ”Pray the Gray” and “Clouds”

Fixies:
+ Mesh was enlarged for compatibility with Criquette’ Horizons
+ Target-mesh (manhole) is offset from the center, so you can place it on a controller cube of horizon. 
+ Bounding mesh fix

I worked a lot on TXMT params, so now you can use a lot of situational combinations, that let you see EAxis stars at night, horizon mods, rise/dawn from the custom light mods like radiance etc. You are free to experiment with the Great Sky of Totalitarianism.

Keep in mind that..: 

- Blend-mode means that any other semi-transparent object (like, say, windows) will get ‘eaten’. But it can be fixed with TXMT param stdMatLayer. The outer blend sky use 0-layer, and inner cloud sky has 1 layer, so sky doesn’t overlap clouds. I’ll post more info later.
- The game likes to put your lot in a little box with additional textures to set boundaries. You have to download SimNopke’s Sky Fix.
- If you’re using my ‘hood skybox with any semi-transparent lot skybox - ‘hood sky will be visible. So, you will see the transparent clouds from 'hood view through the lot-sky in blend mode, because clouds’ stdMatLayer = 1.

DAWNLOAD:
LOT VERSION REDUX
N’HOOD VERSION REDUX

Feel free to contact me if you want to.
Lowedeus.