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Updated Farm Animals with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

by rebecah Posted 28th Dec 2007 at 4:35 AM - Updated 1st Feb 2011 at 6:07 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

or here:

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:

Child Petting Calf video is here:

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:

New Ride Video:

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:
Piglet ride gif:
Piglet rolling no sound:

Pigs animations and sounds in pig sty:

Chicken N Chicks:

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

Pigs animations and sounds in pig sty:

Chicken N Chicks:

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:
More videos posted on

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.

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 | Milkable version of cow - Requires OFB or higher

Size: 532.5 KB · Downloads: 45,613 · 10th Jul 2008
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Test Subject
#76 Old 16th Mar 2008 at 5:33 AM
I Love this...Thank You....your the best!!!
#77 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 9:05 AM
All of my sims live in urban settings, but this makes me want to make a farm! These are really cool, good job.
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 22nd Mar 2008 at 1:47 AM
Thank You!!
#79 Old 29th Mar 2008 at 3:44 AM
This is so awesome! I'm impressed enough by really good recolors and new meshes, but including interaction, sound and animation? This is fantastic. Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 3:06 PM
wow these are lovely, where can I get those little stys from? Or did you make them yourself? x

Life is a curious game..
Original Poster
#81 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 12:13 AM
You can find the whole farm by puppetfish here:

It's one of the best farms I've ever found online.
Test Subject
#82 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 8:57 AM
Way to go!! Very cute and cool farm animal!

"I finally realized that being grateful to my body was the key to giving more love to myself":Oprah Winfrey
#83 Old 19th May 2008 at 3:13 PM
Just saw these - these are adorable!!!
Mad Poster
#84 Old 22nd May 2008 at 11:07 PM
Honestly, you take on the most difficult projects and succeed at them! You are so creative, I'm constantly amazed. These downloads add a whole new dimension to the game! Thank you so much!! :D
Test Subject
#85 Old 10th Jun 2008 at 11:07 PM
Hi rebecah, I cannt really get them on my game but i would love to have them if ANYONE can help me download them to my game i would apprectiate it.

I Love all your desgins your the best along with Dragon Slave i hope you sent a message to Ea telling them in their next upcoming game should have wild,tame, and farm animals.
Original Poster
#86 Old 10th Jun 2008 at 11:30 PM
Originally Posted by prtty99player
Hi rebecah, I cannt really get them on my game but i would love to have them if ANYONE can help me download them to my game i would apprectiate it.

What is it you are having a problem with as far as downloading them?
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 18th Jun 2008 at 5:04 PM
cute!!! thx rebecah!
Test Subject
13th Jul 2008 at 2:30 AM
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Lab Assistant
#88 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 8:54 AM
Like everyone else I wanted to show my appreciation for these animated animals. I grew up on a farm too, I've been playing the sims2 for two years now and I have looked for these every since I first started playing. I downloaded them when you first posted them last year, but had to completely wipe my hard drive and start all over here a couple of months ago, and my last message has been deleted, so I just wanted to thank you again and encourage you to keep up the great meshing. Wish I knew how, kudos to you rebecah.
Field Researcher
#89 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 2:11 PM
Hi Rebecah, love your stuff and thanks for all your hard work. Been looking at your animations on youtube, I think you need to slow the speed the cow moves across the ground in order for the feet not to seem like they are slipping, the feet are moving fine it’s just the leg movements are slower than the actual speed he/she moves across the landscape but it’s a fun animation and a must for any Sims farm.
I mean no disrespect here I’m trying to do animation myself and man it’s slow
Original Poster
#90 Old 14th Aug 2008 at 5:32 AM
I have tried just about everything under the sun to get the animations to not appear like they are sliding. Unfortunately I can't change the way these work. I cloned the remote control car and that is how it works. It just kind of slides around. I even tried to replace the animation for the race car but that doesn't work at all. I do the best I can do with the tools I have, and I'm sorry it disappoints you.

If you find a way to do so then please do, I'd sure appreciate it if someone could find a way to make these things work better.
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 14th Aug 2008 at 3:38 PM
This is awesome, innovative, and above all - useful. Why this isn't featured, I don't know. It should be.

Thanks, I hate it.
#92 Old 27th Aug 2008 at 3:58 PM
Yah, chickens! I'm manic for chickens! Thanks so much--gosh, I can't imagine what you've put into your projects. That's why I'm in no hurry for Sims3. Too many great and talented folks like you have gone above and beyond to push Sims2 to the very limits and make it unbelievable!

What if one little pop could open a world of wonder
So sensory, so satisfying. It's the magic Friskies makes happen every day in so many ways
Friskies, feed the senses. Cat sez eff that, gimme cheezburgers.
Test Subject
#93 Old 10th Sep 2008 at 3:45 PM
okay, I know you did this last year, but still, I have a question..Could you tell me which category these show up under?

Sims 3 story is here
Forum Resident
#94 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 4:54 AM

Thank you.
Original Poster
#95 Old 9th Oct 2008 at 5:22 AM
Originally Posted by ZombieBoPeep
okay, I know you did this last year, but still, I have a question..Could you tell me which category these show up under?

Most of them are found in with the exercise equipment.
Test Subject
#96 Old 9th Oct 2008 at 1:40 PM
Thanks so much for the chicks; my Sims just love playing with them.
Test Subject
#97 Old 24th Oct 2008 at 12:10 AM
Yay, Milking!!! I love it! Thanks so much!
#98 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 12:50 PM
Hi, thanks for this aawesome addition to the sims.

But I cant seem to milk the cows, I just get the 'ride' , 'graze' and 'moo' options.
And they don't show up in hood view also. I have all EP's.

can someone tell me how to milk them please?

Can't find stuff in build and buy mode?
Original Poster
#99 Old 30th Oct 2008 at 1:21 PM Last edited by rebecah : 30th Oct 2008 at 8:21 PM.
Did you download the new file? It's the last one listed.

You should also make sure you only got the updated version. The first cow version does not have the milk option.
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