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Bocce/petanque balls

by Monsieur_Oshima Posted 27th May 2016 at 3:57 PM - Updated 29th May 2016 at 3:30 PM by Monsieur_Oshima
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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.

The french petanque and the italian bocce are games where the goal is to throw steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet, boccino or jack. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel. It is commonly played in public areas in France and Italy, and many parks feature dedicated courts enfenced by low wooden planks.

While building a french-themed campsite for Karen Lorraine's "Build a Resort" contest , I could not find such balls available to download! Since I can't figure a campsite without a proper petanque court, I decided to make them myself... and made it into a mini-set for more positionning and colour options. This was my very first time successfully colour-enabling an object, and using the repository technique! and I'm actually happy enough with the result to share it here

This download contains:

- set of 6 steel balls and a jack, as two separate recolourable subsets (50$).

- 2 sets of 3 balls, pulling their texture from the main set (20$)

- 2 recolours of each subset: black and golden for the metal subset, blue and pink for the jack subset (default colours are the usual silver and orange)

Cloned from the lawn flamingo, so in theory they should be base-game compatible. You can place them on the ground, but you'll need moveobjects on to place them on tiles or foundation. They appear in the catalog under "decorative - misc" as well as "hobbies - entertainment" so that you don't have to go through the whole "misc" clutter to find them Unfortunately your Sims cannot actually play with them, they're only deco.

Recolouring, cloning, converting, including in lots, extracting and messing with the meshes, improving, or whatever you'd like to do with them, is allowed, as long as you keep it free and give credit.
Please don't claim as your own. (why would you do that anyway? is it really worth it? )

Polygon Counts:
master mesh - 624 faces/326 vertices
slave meshes - 288 faces/150 vertices

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Gimp, Wings3D, UV Mapper
JWoods, Numenor, HugeLunatic, IgnorantBliss for their very helpful tutorials!
cast iron, pewter and old brass textures from Shastakiss's "resource resource"

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Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #outdoor, #playground, #park, #bocce, #petanque, #balls, #boules, #game