- How to move furniture more accurately
- How to make furniture bigger and smaller
The Sims 4 It offers many different ways to play. The life simulator sandbox contains plenty of gameplay options tied into your Sims’ life, as well as opportunities to unleash your inner fashionista when designing them. Then there is the build mode.
Building in the Sims is a unique way to play, as it gives you the chance to build, decorate, and furnish a home from the ground up, or simply furnish or renovate an existing plot of land. If you want to start learning how to build The Sims 4, this guide covers the basics of sizing, moving, rotating, and placing furniture items in both the PC and console versions.
How to enter build mode
there Two ways to enter build mode, Using a world map and through beds. Which method you use depends on whether you want it just buildor if you wish Create or modify something for the household.
Building from a world map
Go to A world of your choice On the map then Select the part you want to edit. When it is selected you will see Three icons in the lower right corner. The one with the arrow and the arrow next to it takes you to create the sim, the car lets you visit the site, and Hammer and corkscrew take you to build mode.
If you locate the hammer and key on any piece, you will be able to Come in and build from scratch, or renovate any existing buildings. there No budget restrictions Here, however The cost of a lot will change to reflect your modifications Once saved and exit. if it was family Live on the lot, then editing Their home this way currently allows you to Make any modifications you want Without affecting the family’s finances.
If you are Save and exit before returning to occupied land via the play button You can sell anything I added it to a lot and The redemption value goes to your Sim’s home Funds, essentially creating a Alternative money scam. Shit!
Construction from direct mode
If you want your renovations to be realistic Enter the family using the triangular button marked ON. This will put you in live mode. From here you can click on the same hammer and wrench icon, but this time in a file right upper corner.
will Now in build modeExcept this time Anything you buy is deducted from your household funds. This means the items to you I can’t afford it will have red background to indicate this.
Build mode works exactly the same way, Whichever way you enter. The only difference is that If the family occupies a lot Indeed, then Direct entry through the map means you can Cheating in family finances.
How to place the furniture
Furniture placement is very easy. All you have to do is Use the mouse or directional buttons to Hover over the element want in Building and purchasing catalog. Once you find it Select the item using Left mouse button on PC, A on Xbox, or X on PlayStation.
The selected elements will stick to the pointer, so you can Move them anywhere you like. You can even click the buttons for Change floors and furniture in your hand. Furniture will be placed when you do Hover over a valid box and hit Select again.
to Toggle grid view In and out of the press g on the computer , Click on the right stick on Xbox or tap R3 on PlayStation.
when you are more than valid tiles there will be The green box around the item, which indicates that it can be placed there. if it was The box is red then Something is coming, meaning they are waiting for something. This system helps ensure Houses are designed so that Sims can find them more easily By not allowing items to be grouped together, unless designed that way, eg a shelf slot for clutter.
to Pick up an item who built you hover over itYou will see white glow around it Once you place the cursor in the right place, then Choose a selection to move it freely once again.
How to move furniture more accurately
By default, All items will be snapped to the grid And go along with it. However, you can Drag an item around the live grid. This is called direct withdrawal, And you are allowed place items slightly off center, closer to an item next to them etc using this mode It will not be able to drag the item out of the grid It is there, but you can have more control.
to Enable direct withdrawalFirstly Select the item and then Hold down the appropriate button while moving it using the mouse or directional keys. On PC, you’ll need to hold down Alt, Xbox uses X, and PlayStation uses square. This allows you Place the item more freely. It also allows you Move the doors and windows from their default location.
if you want Completely free placement On a PC, you’ll need to use a Cheats move things any Completely removes network restrictionswhich allows elements to be nested. on X-Boxthe Left trigger to switch between grid, half grid and free object positiona function accessed by pressing L2 on PlayStation.
to To enable cheat press control + shift + c on PC/Mac or All four shoulder buttons at once on the console to bring up a file writing box. write in testcheats followed by entering /A/X. You should see a file confirmation message. In the same box type bb. moveobjects on Then enter / A / X. This He manages to cheat moving things And it gives you more freedom to place and move items.
How to move items up and down
On a PC, you can Move items up and down using the 0 and 9 keys. This is especially useful for things like mirrors. You can also use it in Move clutter items onto shelves at different angles and sometimes to Places you normally can’t put If you also use Direct withdrawal.
on Control unityou will need to Enable animated object cheats Then select your item. the pressure Both triggers are up/down Changes the height of the element X-Box while L2 and R2 as well as up/down do the same to Play Station.
How to rotate furniture
with your Selected furniturethere are two ways Rotate it. On a PC the easiest is Hold down the left mouse button and then rotate the item by moving the mouse. However, this Only works in Sims 3 camera modeOtherwise, it just moves the camera.
the alternative optionavailable in both camera modes, is Press the comma and full stop buttons on your keyboardwith each one Alternating in the direction of the triangle brackets on the keys. on X-Box Select the item and then use LB or RB to rotateor if you are on The PlayStation buttons are L1 and R1.
For more accurate rotation, if using Sims camera 3you can too Hold down Alt In addition to the left mouse button. those on X-Box can press LB/RB at the same time while turning with the right stick. to PlayStation, they are L1/R1 together The right stick is rotatable.
How to make furniture bigger and smaller
Some items look great however Just not the right size. Simply resize items Press (f) on the computer. If you’re on console, you need this Press both triggers on Xbox or L2 and R2 on PlayStation. You will then be able to
Just be aware of that Unless you have a cheat on moving objects on the item, it will still take up the same amount of grid points So it may conflict with other items. Interactions and animations will also remain unchangedso some elements are not resized well.
the The best resizable items include: rugs, plants, lights, and other decor items. You can too Resizing dollhouses Since the animation mostly takes place outside of the house and still looks good with resizing.
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