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Taking pictures of residential lots
#1
Now this may seem like a silly question but it's really frustrating me. I have made a café in the Sims 3 and would like to take pictures of it. To get rid of the grid I have to go into live mode but as soon as I let time flow to get the lighting I want people go into the café, even though I set it to no visitors. If I make it a home I think certain objets would go away though, such as the till. How do you guys deal with this?
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I'd just put moveobjects on and move the sims out of the way.
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But then I would have to go into build/buy mode and that only works on your own lot, right? Or do you go back to build/buy mode on the residential lot?
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If you have testingcheatsenabled true you can shift click on any lot and enter buy/build mode.
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You can actually take pictures while the game is paused. Then you do not have to worry about people coming into the cafe. I am not sure if it does something with the quality of the picture though, but I use it sometimes.
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Oh, thank you lynhuh, I did not know that. Smile
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I either leave it paused and go into tab mode and play around with the camera angle or if a sim does pass in front of the camera, I have the NRaas mods and just shift-click on the lot & buy, and move the sim behind the camera but its really frustrating when sims just wander around
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Melisziee, I've been wondering something simlilar, that is, is there any way to take picturess in 'cameraman mode' without having a sim on the lot?

When I built my wedding venue lot I had to build it as residential not only so that I could save it while building without having to enter edit town or something first, but so that I could take pictures after hitting TAB, which is how i always like to take pics since they come out better that way.

I also always have to find a way to hide the sim on the lot. Like in the latest outdoor tablescape I did I had to use MOO and delete the sim because there was no where to hide him and then I couldn't (or didn't want to chance) save it because the sim was deleted and buy and build mode went grey and became un-clickable.

Are there ways to use the TAB camera without a sim on the lot?
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I usually send my Sim to town, then put the game on pause and work on my building and picture taking without danger of the Sim ruining the shot. The tab mode seems to work even if the Sim isn't there on the lot, as long as the Sim lives there.
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If you have nraas mods (Master Controller) you can click on the floor->nraas>Master Controller->Open and that will open up the space as if there was a sim there. You do have to be in live mode for this. That's how I take pictures in places where my sim doesn't live.
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