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Updated - Animated Bouncy - W/Custom Body Animation - Testers Needed Please

by rebecah Posted 22nd Nov 2007 at 10:18 PM - Updated 11th Jan 2012 at 8:10 PM by rebecah : Update
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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.
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January 10, 2012 - Updated version I have fixed several problems with this item. One issue I have not been able to fix it that infant animations when taken out is strange, but I have the Sims set the infant down, so that this animation problem does not last long.
I have also made this to increase infant and toddler's needs for fun, hunger, bladder, and energy when placed in the bouncy.

Dec 09, 2007 - Updated it to fix errors generated by the code looking for food items. I believe I have all these options removed. This item was cloned from the high chair which has code that checks for a dish of food, but it never finds one. If you still find it causes problems please let me know.

Nov 28, 2007 - Fixed the stop bounce options to work better.

Nov 24, 2007 - Updated version to stop the bouncy when adults remove toddlers/infants. I also added an eject option just for safety measures. If you select the eject option it will eject the toddler/infant and the bounce will stop also.
I have just replaced the previous file please overwrite your previous version.

Notice: Thanks to punkrose86 I have tested further and find it is hard to get the bouncy to stop bouncing. I am working on an update and hope to post it soon. If the bouncing bothers you, you can always delete it and rebuy it in the mean time.

It’s been about a year ago that I first started playing Sims2 and this item has almost all the skills I’ve learned rolled into one object. I’m kind of proud of this creation although it’s very simple it does represent most of the skills available to learn.

It’s coded to be used by infants and toddlers. They will gain fun and a very small amount of energy (about the same amount as the game decreases their energy per hour). You won’t notice a major difference in their energy but they should not get tired while in the bouncy. For my coding skills I have really learned most of my skills, from Echo great tutorials and by way of her help through various threads. Inge Jones has also been a great help to me though her answers to either my questions or answers to others.

Custom Object Animation – The animation of the bouncy going up and down. This is my second object animation. I actually started this before I started my animated swing, it took longer because I wanted to create a new body animation. Echo and Wes_h get the credit for this skill. Jasana BugBreeder was also a big help to me.

Custom Body Animation – Toddler and infants have a new leg movement to go along with the bouncy. It’s not perfect but it took me days to get this to work. This is my first body animation so please don’t be too critical. Echo, Wes_h and Solfal were very helpful in this skill. Dr Pixel for his body meshes.

Repository Technique – I pull the textures from the Maxis crib. This technique give you all the colors maxis created for the crib and any re-colors you have for it will also be pulled for the bouncy. To actually create a re-color you must recolor the Maxis Crib. Thanks to JWoods and Numenor for their help in this area.

New Mesh – I created the mesh myself. I really didn’t learn this through an online tutorial.

Working with the Slots Routes and Joints credit goes to FishEeyes and Echo.

I really owe so much too all these great people without them I would not have a clue as to how to do these things.

The Bouncy is found under General/Child and should be compatible with the base game and any EP combination.

When used with infants the adults will hold the infant behind their back once the infant is placed on the floor the infant will return to normal. This works the same as my other infant items, I am very limited in the things I can do with infants at this time. I'm only tring to give the infants a few more options other than to lay around on the floor.

I sure hope some of you enjoy it.


Gif images are low quality to get them small enough for the upload restrictions.







They will throw a tantrum if their needs get to low.



Additional Credits:
Credits to: All 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.

Echo is so knowledgeable on so many aspects and without all her help I would not have been able to complete this. Most of my creations would never have been a reality without Echo. Thanks Echo!

If you like this item please take time to rate, comment and click the thanks button. If you really like it please add it to your favorites.

Style:
      Not Applicable: None of the above
Room:
      Kitchen
      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Bedroom
      Nursery
      Study: Study/Office
      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
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BecksAnimatedBabyBouncy.zip

Size: 98.8 KB · Downloads: 58,510 · 23rd Nov 2007
98.8 KB 58,510 23rd Nov 2007
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 7:42 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st May 2008 at 5:24 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
What an AWESOME idea! Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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Lab Assistant
#52 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 12:10 PM
This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it out in my game tonight! Thank you so much for this!
Test Subject
#53 Old 26th Nov 2007 at 1:15 AM
This looks so great! And according to my parents i used to love this thing when i was little. Great job!
Mad Poster
#54 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 4:44 AM
Rebecah....sorry to ask, but...to make the legs of the smallers move...you probably need to use a recent version of MilkShape ?
i am so interested....lol

Thank you,
Rosemary :0)

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Scholar
Original Poster
#55 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 7:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosebine
Rebecah....sorry to ask, but...to make the legs of the smallers move...you probably need to use a recent version of MilkShape ?
i am so interested....lol

Thank you,
Rosemary :0)


Yes, you do need Milkshape, as far as I know it's the only program that has plugins for importing the animations into simpe. Wes_h wrote the plugins and you can find them here http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239060.
Mad Poster
#56 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 1:24 PM
Thank you Rebecah !
I wasn't sure about it.
i already work with Milkshape alot...but i am still on an earlier version...I so need a credit card ! lol
but that's okay....my daugther just recieved a new computer...I'll install my ms3dv.181b on it...and try to do the best of my 30 days trial !...again !

Thanks for the link, :0)
Rosie:0)

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Lab Assistant
#57 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 4:42 PM
I tested this-occasionaly, it will have errors and sometimes you have to delete it to stop those error popups.

But otherwise, this is a great item
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 10th Dec 2007 at 7:12 PM
Wooww!! Another great job! Thanks, Rebecah!

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Test Subject
#59 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 11:24 AM
I'm so impressed by this rebecah, I can tell you put a lot of hard work into it. I get random error messages at times about the swing and bouncy when I am playing. When it happens, there is not an infant or toddler in them. It could be conflicting with some of the hacks I have, but I'm not using the nursing hack. (Will be awesome when you figure out how to update that one though!)
I wish Maxis would make it possible to sit down and rock an infant. Who doesn't do that?
Your infant and toddler creations make my game so much more fun. Thank you for all of your hard work. Hugs!
Scholar
Original Poster
#60 Old 13th Dec 2007 at 5:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJRonnenberg
I'm so impressed by this rebecah, I can tell you put a lot of hard work into it. I get random error messages at times about the swing and bouncy when I am playing. When it happens, there is not an infant or toddler in them. It could be conflicting with some of the hacks I have, but I'm not using the nursing hack. (Will be awesome when you figure out how to update that one though!)
I wish Maxis would make it possible to sit down and rock an infant. Who doesn't do that?
Your infant and toddler creations make my game so much more fun. Thank you for all of your hard work. Hugs!



I think the errors are caused because there isn't a toddler or infant in the item. I'm not quite sure what is causing the errors for sure, but I am working on it. Thanks so much for your report.
Forum Resident
#61 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 2:47 AM
I'm not around here much anymore, but I wanted to say how much this download rocks. Awesome work! Thank you for this & for the updates!
~TR
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 28th Dec 2007 at 3:16 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st May 2008 at 5:25 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Awesome item, my babies will love it! Thanks.
Test Subject
#63 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 7:35 AM
Not able to download this item this is what is says when clicking the download icon

The requested URL /getfile.php was not found on this server.
Apache/2.0.54 (Unix) PHP/4.3.11 Server at freya.modthesims2.com Port 80
Scholar
Original Poster
#64 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 9:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by helter
Not able to download this item this is what is says when clicking the download icon

The requested URL /getfile.php was not found on this server.
Apache/2.0.54 (Unix) PHP/4.3.11 Server at freya.modthesims2.com Port 80


It seems to be working now. Please try again.
Test Subject
#65 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 4:40 PM
wow thanks this is AMAZING! I'm going to try it right now!
Test Subject
#66 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 1:05 AM
Hmm... it says the file is corrupted.
Scholar
Original Poster
#67 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 1:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jniffer
Hmm... it says the file is corrupted.


Please try again. That happens when the server has heavy use.
Forum Resident
#68 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 2:11 AM
thank you

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Lab Assistant
#69 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 10:51 PM
I don't think I'll mind the bouncing. It'll be a great download I bet. (I downloaded it just haven't palyed yet =P)
Scholar
#70 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 1:30 AM
WoW! Incredible! I Love Bouncy Bounces! This is Too Darn Cute! ThankYou Soo Much!

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Test Subject
#71 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 11:07 PM
LOL!! Looks funny been in a giant nappy! Love it!
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#72 Old 8th May 2008 at 11:54 PM Last edited by traciputnam : 12th May 2008 at 6:17 PM. Reason: "Stop" and "Eject" Doesn't Work - I was wrong
Default My info previously provided DOES NOT WORK...Sorry
The "Stop" and "Eject" does not prevent the error as I previously seemed to experience time and time again. I'm so sorry for the mistake. I was wondering (sorry if this is already mentioned previously - I scanned through the posts and the main thread) but the only food item that actually appears as a dish for the toddlers is the corn soup. The rest of the items don't exist. SimDad or SimMom will go to the fridge (freetime model) and open it to get the food, but nothing appears in their hand. Then the action to get the toddler food, cancels itself out. This also happens with the hacked high chair. But I will be adding this to that thread specifically. :-)



Again - another wonderful idea to bring realism to the Sims' parenthood! The bouncy is fantastic. I too, had the errors on the bouncy, BUT, never until after the toddler/infant was out of the bouncy. The error would occur out of the blue just once or twice and I would just his "reset" and voila! The error didn't occur again. I am not sure what "eject" does, but when I use the feature, nothing happens (ie., the tot/infant does not "eject" from the bouncy.) BUT, I noticed that the bouncy did NOT error, if, after the tot/infant was removed, I "stopped" the bouncy motion, FOLLOWED BY the "eject" option. Coincidence? Thought I would share that. Thanks!
Test Subject
#73 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 2:55 PM
Omgg!! thank you for this. I have been looking around for this kind of stuff, I needed it really bad. Wow thanks. Keep it up!

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Test Subject
#74 Old 2nd Jul 2008 at 9:50 PM
Wow! This is amazing.
The only problem I've found is that in my game both this and your swing that actually swings creates many errors. Even if it's not in use it will come up saying theres an error. Just so you know.

But your stuff is really amazing. I was wondering if yuo could make a seat the babies sit in and bounce. I'm not sure what they're called. OR one of those things they sit underneath and have toys overtop them. I've been looking for those 2 things. Just an idea!
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