June 13th, 2004

Rahnee

Sims College

My skinning class at Sims College fell through, but I've signed on for a new one in July, taught by Parsimonious' webmistress, so at least this time they found a teacher who knows what they're doing!

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My first Objects 102 lesson cut a bookshelf down to half as tall and added new stuff on the shelves, and made a smaller endtable (the tabletop is 1/4 the old size) recolored with new drawer pulls. Not happy with the shading on the purple, looks too flat to me, but the teacher liked it.

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Lesson 2 is making a 2x3 rug the "old-fashioned" way using Transmogrifier instead of Rug-O-Matic (both available from http://thesimstransmogrifier.com). It's a six-tile object, two rotations each (front and back) for a total of 12 sprites to make the one rug. And that's with it generating the smaller zooms and all buffers on its own.

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I like Rug-O-Matic a lot better for making rugs, just input the flat graphic and let it do all the work. RoM also generates all four rotations instead of just two, so if you've got letters or anything else that matters much which direction is which, it'll still come out okay.
  • Current Music
    Bridge Over Troubled Waters instrumental
Rahnee

promotion update

I just found out from my boss that they've hired someone else. *sigh* He sent me a note Friday morning that Corporate HQ has been pressuring him to hire someone from outside the hotel. (There were legal issues involved in the position becoming vacant, and HQ was concerned the former person may have been working with someone else and didn't want to take any chances.) Anyway, Boss said all the outside candidates had been unqualified or wanted way too much money - until the last one. New applicant has done the same job at smaller hotels, and moved here because of his wife's job. Boss warned me Friday morning that they were going to make him an offer, and updated Friday afternoon that he's accepted and will be starting in a week or so.

I'm disappointed of course, but I'll get over it. Boss gave me the impression that if it had been up to him, he would have definitely preferred to promote rather than hire someone new, which softened the blow. I haven't lost anything, and at least now the waiting and wondering is over.
  • Current Music
    Love Story muzak