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Animated and operatable forcefield (as seen on Star Trek)

by xanathon Posted 8th Mar 2006 at 7:19 PM - Updated 29th Jan 2009 at 3:55 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
In need of a forcefield for a holding cell or a brigg? Here is one, but be warned: The energy cost is sky high. But who cares about that if your warpcore produces so much surplus gigawatts... :o)

Be warned: This will only hold borg if you rotate the shield frequencies or use metaphasic shielding. :borg: :D

You can place this in a gap in the wall. You can even place this in a door or doorway.

It is operatable via it's pie-menu, you can switch it on and off that way. The forcefield-effect is an animated alphachannel and the glowing effect looks very nice, best at night (of course the screenshots cannot show how cool it looks).

The mesh is by me (big deal, it's only a very flat cuboid and so it has exactly eight vertices and twelve polys :o), the animated alphachannel texture is also by me.

It can be found under Electronics - misc.

Important: Be aware that the object is invisible in it's deactivated state (so the catalogue-entry is empty, but you can identify it by it's tooltip)!

This is somewhat of a prerelease, as I am trying to figure out how to block sims passing through it when it is activated. This is a nice object without this function, however, so I decided to release it and update it later. Thanks to Echo and Inge Jones for helping me with invaluable hints on BHAVs while trying to accomplish this.

Maybe I will also build variants that are two and three wall-parts wide. All variants will appear in this thread.

Have fun! :wave:

UPDATE 01: Here's the first update, this version is two walls wide. It has a matching floortilepattern and of course a new GUID so it won't interfere with the small one. Filename: xanathon_forcefield02.rar

UPDATE 02: I made a matching control panel, you can get it here
Style:
      Sci-Fi: Science Fiction
Room:
      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Bedroom
      Study: Study/Office
      Outdoor
Maxis Flags:
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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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xanathon_forcefield02.rar

Size: 224.7 KB · Downloads: 10,226 · 8th Mar 2006
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xanathon_forcefield01.rar

Size: 224.6 KB · Downloads: 10,788 · 8th Mar 2006
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 7:23 PM
thanks! :D

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Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 7:37 PM
Nice effect!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 7:54 PM
Oh my this is so wonderful. Thanks so much this is going to be fun now creating a scene for it.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 8:06 PM
Oh I love you for this. I can't wait to put this in my Sci-Fi neighborhood.
Inventor
#6 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 8:28 PM
lol! Very nice! Wounderful idea! Thank you for sharing! :oD
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Forum Resident
#7 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 8:44 PM
Ooohhoooo! Me likey!!
Thank ya muchly!

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Original Poster
#8 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 8:56 PM
Update! New version, two wallparts wide, look in the first post for details.

happy simming,
Xanathon


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Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 9:14 PM
That is SWEET. XD

What would be cool... is if, in addition to blocking the sim's path, they also get a bit of a shock if they touch it. Muahahahaa... XD
Forum Resident
#10 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 9:26 PM
very very cool!

Thanx so much for sharing all of your amazing creations with us, and I for one am very happy that your hiatus is over!

~ Syn
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 9:44 PM
its cool O_o lol
can burglars walk trought it even if its activated?

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 9:53 PM
i know ur here, morbid! its gr8, btw
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 10:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkylaDoragono
That is SWEET. XD

What would be cool... is if, in addition to blocking the sim's path, they also get a bit of a shock if they touch it. Muahahahaa... XD



hehe Oh the deliciously evil possibilities!!! :hover:

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 10:41 PM
A great piece of work, as usual. I can't recall ever NOT downloading something you've made when I find it. Hats off to you, Xanathon!

*Edit: I forgot to ask, when it's deactivated, how do we access the pie menu? Is there a visible button or will the menu automatically show up when we mouse over the space it's installed into?

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Tentacle Of Righteousness
#15 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 10:45 PM
very interesting

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Original Poster
#16 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 10:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xylune
*Edit: I forgot to ask, when it's deactivated, how do we access the pie menu? Is there a visible button or will the menu automatically show up when we mouse over the space it's installed into?


Even if it's invisible, it has a bounding box and you will have access to the field the usual way when the mouse is over it.

happy simming,
Xanathon


Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

.: Do not harass me with requests via PM, you will only get ignored :.
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Tentacle Of Righteousness
#17 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 11:18 PM
Any chance you can do another version of this object by linking the forcefield to the control panel you just made? You could make a version based on an archway so that it can be placed in a wall and then activated/turned on/off via the control panel. In looking at the doors etc for ofb you will notice the new lock features. integrating this all in this way will make it quite a bit smoother. Just some input suggestions, i really like this object/idea you made.

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 11:20 PM
this is waaay cool ... and when it's actually operable? ... no more wandering Sims all over my house! :banana: ... Hurrah! ... as always, an awesome job! ... thank you, thank you, thank you!
Instructor
#19 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 12:07 AM
This is freaking SWEET!! You did a wonderfully wicked job on the force field here. This gives me lots of ideas, the first of which involves making a door appear to be there, whereas in reality my Sim will walk into the garage, and then, well, the cowplant will be waiting for the stats to go down, then MUNCH!!

This is an amazing creation, and its going to please a lot of people on the site. 5 stars. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 1:52 AM
Wow, I like it. The perfect thing to keep those pesky neighbor Borg at bay.

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 2:16 AM
Oh, this is JUST awesome!!!

More, please...

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Scholar
#22 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 4:41 AM
COOL! ^.^ *Download quickly*

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 3:39 PM
Thank you! yor Sci-Fi items are always welcome!
Test Subject
#24 Old 10th Mar 2006 at 12:01 AM
Awesome!!! one of the most usefull downloads i have gotten so far!!!!!It has a great animation. For that i salute u :salute:

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#25 Old 10th Mar 2006 at 12:15 PM
This is awesome with a capital 'A' --- thanks for making and sharing it! :D

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