June 2020 - last edited June 2020 by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 18.104.22.1680
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All except Spooky, My First Pet, Tiny Living and Eco Lifestyle
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Look at the "Modern Wooden Under-Mount Cabinet" object
What happens when the bug occurs? The glass on this object is opaque
What do you expect to see? The glass should be transparent
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? No
Like many of us, I thought this was a (questionable) feature, however looking at the mesh of this object it is clear that the window is intended to be transparent. The glass is separate from the rest of the mesh and has been assigned the PhongAlpha shader, and 6 of the 7 cabinet variations have bowls/kitchen clutter inside the cabinet, behind the glass. These additional clutter items in the mesh strongly indicate that they were meant to be viewable though the windows. Pictures attached demonstrate what happens if alpha channel of the texture is changed to include transparency - no other aspect of the item was changed.
Additionally, the 6th, 7th and 8th swatches of the item are incorrectly tagged. The dark blue swatch is tagged as grey, this dark brown swatch is tagged as white and the light blue swatch is tagged as grey.