Nordic Carving - Wallbaskets by Mikey Nexus
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Added: 06/05/2017 - 11:56AM
Updated: 01/06/2017 - 03:01AM

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Last updated at 3:01, 1 Jun 2017 Uploaded at 11:56, 6 May 2017

SpecialEdition version now available here!

For more Nordic Carving check out the Great Portal of Dragonsreach.
For more decorative awesomeness check out my plethora of Stained Glass Lanterns.

Do you hate wallbaskets? I do. In fact, I was going to call this mod "I hate wallbaskets" before deciding to make it part of my Nordic Carving series. In our world, the Nords did fantastic wood carvings - some of the best in the history of art - so those horrible wicker things always looked like such a travesty to me.

Now you can replace them with beautiful Nordic and Celtic woodcarvings, most from historical sources around 1000 years old and reproduced as accurately as possible.

Choose to use as 1) a simple replacer (normal or low-poly) with no ESP, or 2) a replacer plus vendor ESP that makes them available for purchase from merchants. You can then use your favourite positioning mod to place them in your home or anywhere else. All varieties of all models are available in the QAsmoke cell - just find the chest.

Desaturated textures are available for ENB users but you need to download the main file first.

Note that these are high- to very-high poly models; 20k to 500k triangles. However, because they only appear in interiors they should have minimal impact on performance; I stay at 60fps even when staring at a wall full of these things with ENB on. If you are worried, there is a "low-poly" package available that swaps the two biggest Vanilla replacer models for much smaller ones, but still gives you the full range of baskets to purchase if you activate the ESP.

If you disable the ESP, you'll only see the 10 designs that replace the 10 Vanilla wallbaskets, matched for size. Turn on the ESP to see all 30 designs, each with a variety of wood options for a total of 85 possible wallbaskets. The ESP also switches some existing wallbaskets to new designs so that the same wallbasket doesn't appear 4 times in the same room. It doesn't add any new wallbaskets, so shouldn't interfere with mods that change the interiors of houses, stores and taverns. If you do find clashes you can either move the new wallbaskets, disable them via console or delete them in TES5Edit. If you look carefully, wallbaskets really only appear in Whiterun and Windhelm, so they are only readily available for sale from Belethor and Sadri (50%). Other merchants may stock them, but only rarely (5%). They cannot be crafted and never appear as loot.

Many thanks to Gemling Queen who kindly allowed me to use her models and textures to add some small gemstones to a few of the wallbaskets.

All models and textures - except gemstones, which remain the property of Gemling Queen - are free to use as a modder's resource, as long as you credit me for this work. Original Blender files are also available if anyone wants them.

F.A.Q. graciously supplied by lefttounge

Q: ...But dude, what are wallbaskets?
A: They're those awkward things that Nords in Skyrim like to slap onto the walls.

Q: ...Those thingys are called wallbaskets???
A: Yup.

Q: I thought wallbaskets were walls that people turned into baskets...?
A: Um...No?

Q: Can you make a wallbasket outfit that my follower can wear? She just loves those things. Plus, she's a nord. 
A: Probably not.

Q: How about making possibly a wallbasket loading screen replacer, where you like, show random slides of beautiful 4k resolution wallbasket retextures? 
A: I might keep that Idea in mind...

Ikari was kind enough to do a video showcase. - check it out!