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Two 'celebrate anytime' birthday cakes

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 21st Sep 2006 at 9:27 AM - Updated 20th Nov 2008 at 5:30 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.
These cakes are dedicated to my friends Shy and Dukasha and should've been finished to their birthdays, however, due to various problems including real-life ones I wasn't able to do it in time However, I'd say it's never too late to enjoy a cake

They were cloned from 'London's famous birthday cake' and, like that cake, a sim who is growing up to another age group can use 'Blow Out Candles' on them.
In addition, sim of any age except toddler can use 'Celebrate - Blow Out Candles' to make a celebration anytime, not only when you have a suitable sim It works exactly the same as the standard 'Blow Out Candles' - sims gather and watch, active sim blows out the candles, cake becomes edible after it - except that active sim doesn't age.

The slices are animated correctly - they disappear when sim eats them.

Dukasha's cake has some more changes from the standard cake - it's square, has 8 slices instead of 6 (and 16 servings instead of 12) and has non-symmetrical texture - textures for all 8 slices are completely different, and slices grabbed on plates have textures corresponding to current slice in cake (i.e. 1st and 2nd grabbed plate have textures of 8th slice, 3rd and 4th have textures of 7th slice, etc.)

Cakes were created in base game and should work with all addons. Known bug with Open for Business: cakes cannot be placed in food display refrigerator, and even if they can be placed with one of Numenor's patches, they can't be restocked. As Shy explained, the problem is that food display accepts items of certain GUIDs or certain categories only; changing cakes to category Food will take quite a lot of work, the only other way to fix is to change bhavs in food display - I certainly can't do that because I have base game only.

As the standard cake, these cakes can be found under Miscellaneous/Party.

Technical details.
Cakes consist from big number of subsets - plate, N slices (6 for Shy's cake, 8 for Dukasha's cake), and 4 candle subsets for different ages.
I didn't altered candles.
Plates are made recolorable - each cake includes 2 recolors for plates, 'solid' and glass.
Slices aren't recolorable.
Mesh geometry for Shy's cake:
- plate - 108 faces, 110 vertices
- each of 6 slices - 254 faces, 374 vertices
- all candles - 1188 faces, 1620 vertices
Shy's cake piece is animated using morphs. Piece geometry:
- slice - 290 faces, 393 vertices
Mesh geometry for Dukasha's cake:
- plate - 12 faces, 24 vertices
- each of 8 slices - 148 faces, 140 vertices
- all candles - 1188 faces, 1620 vertices
Dukasha's cake piece is animated using ChangeMaterial. Piece geometry:
- slice - 81 faces, 79 vertices
- slice_half - 73 faces, 75 vertices
All meshes were created in 3dsmax and imported using smd plugin.
Actually, these cakes were 90%-finished a while ago, so they are ways simpler than my later objects :o

To skankyboy, for the smd plugin.
To Peter Jones, for PJSE plugins.
To Shy, for checking what's going on in OfB.

Since plates are recolorable, feel free to recolor them. For cloning, ask my permission first. (I certainly wouldn't give permission if object is expected to be used as donation or pay item.)
Tags: #birthday, #cake, #Shy, #Dukasha

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      Dining: Dining Room
Maxis Flags:
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 9:42 AM
Much better than the maxis birthday cake..

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#3 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 9:46 AM
Oh, very cool. I like how you can have the whole birthday party thing anytime. Thanks!

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Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 9:47 AM
A Celebrate Anything Cake is a great addition to the game! Thank you.

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 9:48 AM
Great idea.

Thank you for sharing,

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Mad Poster
#6 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 9:57 AM
It is not my birthday...
but neverless thank you, your cakes looks delicious

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Field Researcher
#7 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 10:25 AM
Thank you, I was getting tired of all generations of my sims growing up wit the same cake… The cakes are beautiful, I especially like the square one
Mad Poster
#8 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 10:40 AM
I love them!!! They are great, especially since I'm always bad with the timig and my sims usually get old without the party. Thank you.
#9 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 11:19 AM
I eat cake any time even when its not my b-day well thanks alot for this i really like it.

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#10 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 11:54 AM
Really well done, thank you for these cakes. I would that both were real, they look so good ... kiss and ciao.
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21st Sep 2006 at 12:01 PM
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#11 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 12:12 PM
Absolutley gorgeous! I love the detail and hard work you have put into this!
#12 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 1:00 PM
Who DOESN'T love a good cake?
Thanks a lot! HCAC (Hot Coffee and CAKE!!)

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21st Sep 2006 at 1:17 PM
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Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 1:18 PM
Great job I love more cakes, and I especially love the square one.
21st Sep 2006 at 1:21 PM
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Forum Resident
#14 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 1:25 PM
Great job... looks great. Thank you.
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#15 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 1:48 PM
These are great, thanks a ton :D
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#16 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 2:55 PM
Great work Jasana! You amaze us more and more times!
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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 2:59 PM
great job.
They look really yummy.
Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing with us.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 4:05 PM
Thank you, now we can finally have a few choices with the birthday cake instead of the same one every time!
Test Subject
#19 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 4:49 PM
Wow I have often wanted to have a cake at a sports party or house party and now I can so thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 4:53 PM
Those cakes looks really yummy, good job! I'll be downloading them to my game.

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Field Researcher
#21 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 5:20 PM
What a yummy cakes!

Just in time for my family's birthdays --my mom's is Sep 21st, my younger sister is Sep 19th, and mine is Sep 18th.

I will give this to my self-sim.

Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 6:24 PM
Thank you very much!
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