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Picked upload! Updated - Toddler Swim Tube

by rebecah Posted 29th Jul 2008 at 1:27 AM - Updated 23rd Apr 2009 at 5:11 PM by rebecah : Updated for Free Time
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated April 23, 2009 - Sorry one more update to add an option to animate the tube without a toddled in it. I also found I'd made a mistake in the base game version.

Updated April 22, 2009 - Both versions now have an animated swim tube. I've also made several coding changes to both versions make the items work better. Please redownload and delete you old mesh files. There were no changes made to the recolor files so it is not necessary to redownload those.

Updated January 14, 2009 - Added Free Time Version to allow toddler to gain a small amount of enthusiasm for fitness, they will also gain actual fitness while playing in the tube.

Don't you just hate how EA left the toddlers out of so many activities? With this Swim Tube they can now enjoy the pool! Finally!

It has taken me quite sometime to get working, but it's pretty close to what Dragon_Slave and I wanted. My friend Dragon_Slave, requested this swim tube and came up with the idea to clone the highchair, we both had our doubts as to whether it would work or not. I tried a couple of other options but I did find the highchair worked the best.

Thanks Dragon_Slave for this great idea and all her help!

The toddler animations are my manual edit to the puddle splash for the arm movements, facial expressions, and effects, with some tweaking. The leg movements are from the idle in highchair animations. Thanks to Wes for his great plugins.

I tired to create my own animations, but the toddler legs just do not work good at all using MilkShape. Personally I think the toddler leg amimations are the hardest to get, they look great in MilkShape, but do 360 flips in game. I think mainly because I have so much trouble figuring out the stack item, it's something that really difficult for me to grasp, for some reason. I finally gave up on that idea. If anyone knows of a good tutorial explaining the stack items please let me know. I have read Echo's which is very good but I still don't quite get it, for multiple stack items.

Toddlers gain fun and body skills. It is found with Toddler Items (general/child) for $10.

Important:
You must place the swim tube in a tile at the very edge of the pool in order for adults to drop the toddler in it.

You Tube video Click Here to view

I've included a few recolors in the second file.

Enjoy!

Be sure to download fakepeeps7 adorable swimwear for toddlers http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...d=1#post2001633



Note: I have tested this with only base game installed and adults do not place the infants in the tube. I'm not sure what EP you might need to place Toddlers in, I'm thinking maybe Seasons because the pool walls changed with that EP. The tube can however be placed in the pool for decoration with the base game.


Polygon Counts:
Poly Count: 988

Additional Credits:
Dragon Slave for the whole idea. Everyone that contributes to this whole process. Fakepeeps7 for the adorable toddler outfit my toddler is wearing.

Style: Childrens
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BecksPoolSwimTubeRecolors.zip | Description: Recolors Only 481.0 KB 73,892 29th Jul 2008
BecksPoolSwimTubeFTEP.zip | Description: Free Time or Higher Required Mesh Only 122.1 KB 42,247 7th Mar 2009
BecksPoolSwimTube-Mesh.zip | Description: Base Game Version Mesh Only 121.9 KB 37,204 23rd Apr 2009
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