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Picked upload! Updated Farm Animals with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

by rebecah Posted 28th Dec 2007 at 3:35 AM - Updated 1st Feb 2011 at 5:07 PM by rebecah
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This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Farm Animals with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

July 09, 2009 - Updated Cow please see post for photos and information here

http://www.simsafe2.com/forums/inde...st=0#entry11271

or here:

http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=86440


Video is here:


January 10, 2008 - Updated the ride able option of the Calf, I've added an option to allow children to pet the calf. I've spent days tring to get the animations for the calf to not have the glide appearance but I'm not able to get it perfect. I've given the child more animation for the ride, and added a graze option.

Ride video can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnVtGMSMhjE

Child Petting Calf video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHF8SRIGxqU


January 5, 2008 - Updated the ride able option of the Cow and added a new graze option. The animations still have a bit of a glide look to them but I think some of you will like it better. I've also recoded this portion to work smoother. Thanks to some suggestions from Echo.

To create smooth animation is extremely hard and takes hours of work. I will try to update each of the animals as soon as time allows.

Graze Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQOQtY6pVU

New Ride Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJlTYi31jA

Please note If you download the first version please overwrite the files, they all have the same file name. I have made changes to the CRES section so any current cows you have on the lot will have to be replaced. The heads will be out of proportion if you don't.

The ride able option may require all EP’s. Some of the animals do have the base game controller and they should work for any EP’s combination. All items should work with the base game for using the animations and sounds. The ride able options are non autonomous, sounds and other animations are autonomous. Sims will sometimes sit sidesaddle or backwards.

The Cow is ride able by adults and teens.
The Calf is ride able by children.
The Pig is ride able by children.
The Piglet is ride able by toddlers.
The Sheep is ride able by children.
The Lamb is ride able by toddlers.
The Chicken and chicks - are not ride able but the chicken can be played with as a remote control item.

Most meshes are re-meshes of meshes found on the unknown authors website, some are somewhat high in poly count. I tried to reduce them as much as I could.

All items except the chicks are found under knowledge/exercise
Cow – Faces – 5022 – Sim Price - $1200
Calf – Faces – 775 - Sim Price - $800
Chicken – Faces – 2080 - Sim Price - $350
3 Chicks – Faces – 4164 - Sim Price - $10 found under sculptures
Sheep – Faces – 5513 - Sim Price $800
Lamb – Faces – 5829 - Sim Price $400
Pig – Faces – 5170 - Sim Price $800
Piglet – Faces – 4643 - Sim Price $400

Pig gif no sound: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/..._bucket/pig.gif
Piglet ride gif: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/...ket/piglett.gif
Piglet rolling no sound:
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/...piglettroll.gif

Pigs animations and sounds in pig sty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vooZ7Xqhqp4

Chicken N Chicks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTow-UJW_wk


Farm Animals with Sounds photo with puppetfish’s–“Ellsworth's Dairy Farm”:

http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/...FarmAnimals.flv

Pigs animations and sounds in pig sty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vooZ7Xqhqp4

Chicken N Chicks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTow-UJW_wk


Puppetfish not only created a great house and barn he also included a pig sty and chicken coop, which all work great for all my animals. Thanks for permission to use your farm in my screen shots Puppetfish.

Link to the fantastic farm created by Puppetfish “Ellsworth's Dairy Farm” is here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=262353
More videos posted on youtube.com

Technical information:
The ride able portion is controlled by an NPC controller. The controller ages after time and may change the height of the item, if this happens You can re-download the item or save a copy of the controller in another area of your computer. If the Sims are riding the items when you exit the lot the items will disappear. The game automatically removes any NPC’s that are not household members. I try to update me items as I learn more so be sure to check back once in awhile.

I am very new to creating animations please take this into consideration, these items took me a few weeks to create mainly building all the joints and getting them in the correct positions. There is not any tool available to help with setting these up. I have tried to get them as realistic as I could with the tools I have available.







I have included the ride able option only because I intended to use the NPC controller for future updates. Please only consider the realistic look of the animals and the small animation with sound for the contest entry. I know very few farm animals of this type are riden in real life and that is why I made this option non autonomous. I do know the ride able animations are not perfect and really should not have included this in my post.

Polygon Counts:
Cow – Faces – 5022
Calf – Faces – 775
Chicken – Faces – 2080
3 Chicks – Faces – 4164
Sheep – Faces – 5513
Lamb – Faces – 5829
Pig – Faces – 5170
Piglet – Faces – 4643

All Custom Content is by Me:

Additional Credits:
To everyone that help make this possible. SimPE creators, CEP creators, Peter & Inge Jones for the PJSE SimPE plugin, this site, Stephen Cox creator of UVMapper, and creators of MilkShape. Echo who has taught me more than anyone and I highly recommend her tutorials found at MTS2. Wes_h for his animation plugins and his detailed answers to my questions. Dr Pixel for his base meshes for sims animations. Shaklin for her original rideable car. Hexameter for his sound tutorial
Tags: #pigs, #sheep, #lamb, #cow, #calf, #calves, #rebecah, #animals, #farm

Type: Skilling

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BecksAnimatedChicken.zip 445.7 KB 57,557 28th Dec 2007
BecksAnimatedChicks.zip 262.8 KB 51,321 28th Dec 2007
BecksRideableCalf.zip 429.1 KB 50,694 28th Dec 2007
BecksRideableCow.zip | Description: Non milkable version 313.6 KB 46,767 28th Dec 2007
BecksRideableLamb.zip 315.8 KB 48,904 28th Dec 2007
BecksRideablePig.zip 546.5 KB 51,041 28th Dec 2007
BecksRideablePiglet.zip 560.6 KB 48,184 28th Dec 2007
BecksRideableSheep.zip 302.6 KB 50,577 28th Dec 2007
Updated7908BecksRideableCow.zip | Description: Milkable version of cow - Requires OFB or higher 532.5 KB 39,894 10th Jul 2008
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