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**UPDATED ** BASE GAME or EP's Sewing Machine with Creativity Skill Points & $$

by cokenasmile Posted 19th Jul 2006 at 9:20 AM - Updated 4th Dec 2008 at 1:23 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The Similock Computerized Sewing Machine Station will increase a Sim’s creativity and may be used by children through elders. This Sewing Station has a cutting mat and rotary cutter, a pin cushion, and two folded pieces of cloth ready to sew. Complete with foot pedal! Comes in light and dark wood color sets, or the light, dark and white for the new EP's version. I made this from the Maxis piano and it borrows the animations from there, so you need at least one Expansion Pack (EP) plus the base game for the older upload and the EP's version. The Base Game version works only in the base game. ***NOTICE: It has been confirmed that the EP versions do not work if you have university only. There is now a version that *will* work if you have University only. It does not pay out and will not overwrite anything. It has it's own GUID's and comes in the three color options. It's called "cokenasmileUNIsew.rar" ***

On the original version, a Sim with low creativity looks best at the machine, but the flourishes and right-left reaches of the more skilled Sim’s don’t look too out of place since you would reach left for the piece you are sewing and right to press buttons, stick pins in the cushion, etc. This will appear under Living Room and Misc and under Hobbies. It costs $1500.

On the new "cokenasmilesewingEP" versions (which have different file names and GUID's so they won't overwrite anything), I added a $1000 pay out for each skill point earned on the sewing machine, tweaked the animations so the ones that play are all the low-skill version which I think look best, and improved the shadows. This version comes in white as well as light and dark wood and costs $1550.

The new "cokenasmileSewBase" version is for base game only has a $1000 pay out for each skill point earned on the sewing machine. I tweaked the animations so the ones that play are all the low-skill version which I think look best, and improved the shadows. This version costs $850. The light and dark versions of it have different GUID's for technical reasons.


I changed the pie menu for this item to allow your Sim to “Sew”. I also disabled the piano music so you won’t hear that during the animations.  I was NOT able to take out the pie menu option of “Perform/Jazz/Rock/Country”, but if you choose them, they fade away (your Sim would rather sew anyway). So, the sewing machine does not play music, but any piano’s you have will still be just fine and play as normal. Please let me know if you find otherwise.

Maxis piano had: 3210 faces and 4220 vertices
Sew Station has: 2780 faces and 2702 vertices
New EP version : 2754 faces and 2676 vertices
New Base version: 2754 faces and 2690 vertices

For tutorials that helped me go from 0 to this in a couple days, BigThanks to:
boblishman
Numenor
JWoods
tiggerypum
Echo: Programmer’s guide to BHAV’s tutorial and Making your first custom BHAV tutorial


Programs used in the making of this: SimPE CEP MilkShape 3D
UVMapper Classic
Adobe Photoshop CS2
And Plug-ins by :
wes_h http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=122399 UniMesh plug-in
demon432 http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=139859

***DO NOT upload to any paysite or anything like a paysite. My work is to stay on MTS2. Period. DO NOT recolor or clone without my permission. I worked hard on this and would want any recolors or inclusions in other items to be by my permission and with credit and a link here for the mesh.***

~ cokenasmile

Style: Contemporary
Room: Study
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.

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cokenasmileUNIsew.rar

Size: 372.8 KB · Downloads: 17,061 · 1st Sep 2006
372.8 KB 17,061 1st Sep 2006
cokenasmileSewBase.rar

Size: 171.5 KB · Downloads: 21,428 · 4th Aug 2006
171.5 KB 21,428 4th Aug 2006
cokenasmilesewingEP.rar

Size: 390.5 KB · Downloads: 24,238 · 4th Aug 2006
390.5 KB 24,238 4th Aug 2006
cokenasmileSewStation.rar

Size: 351.7 KB · Downloads: 30,068 · 19th Jul 2006
351.7 KB 30,068 19th Jul 2006
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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#2 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:27 AM
This is really just too cute.

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#3 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:27 AM
I hope you mean that in a good way I did work pretty hard on this. LOL

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:34 AM
heya, finally! I always wanted my sims to sew xD Just what I wanted, thank you so much! That's so great *~*
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:38 AM
wow, this is so neat ! i can hardly wait to get it in my game, thanks !

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#6 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:41 AM
This is so awesome!! Thanks! 5 stars!!!

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#7 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:44 AM
Oh of course- I love this, Retail sims dod a sewing shop and this is just perfect to go with it. Thank you for all of the hard work

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#8 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:47 AM
This Is A Great Idea. Looks GREAT!!
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#9 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:49 AM
YAY! I am so glad you like it! I'm working on a floor loom and spinning wheel... soon to come, if anyone is interested. Plus accessories... gotta have the things that go with all this.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:50 AM
that is so "creative"! ah ha, im so lame... I love lame jokes. But seriously it rocks, 5 stars, and strait onto my game!

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#11 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 9:57 AM
This is great! I love the idea of my simmies actually being able to sew! Thank you so much for making and sharing this. And yes, PLEASE continue your Items for the "Textile Artist Sims" series! It would be an incredible series, both to watch grow AND to have in my game! 5 stars PLUS! Thank you again.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 10:18 AM Last edited by CynicalChick : 19th Jul 2006 at 10:53 AM. Reason: really unnecessary
What can I say? I know! OMG!!!!
This is the best object I've seen in AGES! (No offence to anybody else)

See my art here.
Instructor
#13 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 10:24 AM
What a fantastic Idea!
Instructor
#14 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 10:51 AM
this is awesome i haven't seen an upload this inventive in ages nice job :D
Test Subject
#15 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 11:25 AM
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#16 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 11:33 AM
Ooh, very nice! Going straight to my self-sim, this one :D

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#17 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 11:43 AM
This is so cool! Do you think that you can make them earn money while they sew? I think I could use it in a sort of textile factory or a small private clothesmaker's home business
Field Researcher
#18 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 11:51 AM
Great :gidea:

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Field Researcher
#19 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 12:07 PM
thanks ,i had worked a lot of time with
this in real life and i had wanted it for my sims.
thanks you very much
Instructor
#20 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 12:15 PM
Great idea!!! Thanks.

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#21 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 12:19 PM
This is great Thanks for sharing
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#22 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 12:38 PM Last edited by maxon : 19th Jul 2006 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Update
Very nice and I'm looking forward to the loom and spinning wheel.

BTW the piano came with the base game so you probably don't need University to use this.

Edit:
PS you don't need the CEP either - the recolour shows up just fine in my game.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 1:01 PM
wow - what a great idea. love this, thanks for sharing and for your hard work
Test Subject
#24 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 1:17 PM
Wow! Excellent! I just HAVE to use this with Katy_76's Fashion Crafting Station! Make clothes and sell them! I've been waiting for something with these kinds of animations. It's perfect! I wish I knew how to do this. Thanks greatly!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 1:28 PM
Wow, this is awsome! This a such a great idea! The mesh looks great and I hope your artist project goes well! Thanks!
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