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The Siding Construction Project Part IV ( Aluminum Bending Break)

by Cooldadx4 Posted 13th Nov 2006 at 4:40 PM - Updated 4th Dec 2006 at 7:19 AM by tigmomx4
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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.
Hey all ,

Here is part IV of my project and the centerpiece ....This is my pride and joy of this set and that is why it is by itself.. It is the Aluminum bending break ....For those of you not familiar with this item I will explain ... A break is used to bend aluminum trim stock into various pieces of metal for placement on rake edges facia or for trim around windows ...This item here is what pulls a siding project together and makes a sided house look complete ...

I have spent over a month on this piece of my project alone to try and capture a "real" break as closely as possible and I think I was able to get it pretty darn close ...I also included a roll of coilstock to be placed on the coilstock holder on the break ...You must place the coilstock first and then with moveObjects place the break in the correct position ... This happens for some strange reason and I do not know why , but is only a minor detail ....The coilstock is cloned from a sculpture and can be found under sculptures and the break was cloned from a couch and thus can be found under couches .....

Here are the screen shots of this item :

The details for the two pieces of this set are as follows :

Break Faces - 2518 Verts - 2966
Coilstock Faces - 348 Verts - 456

Please be sure to get the other 3 parts of this set :

Part I
Part II
Part III

Although these were cloned from base game objects 1 or more exp or stuff packs might be required as I have every expansion pack and every stuff pack installed ...If you find out it is not working with the base game please let me know so i can change the game requirements .....

You can use both these items in your house uploads and can recolor the trim coil stock ....Do not recolor the break or also do not upload these to ANY paysites .....If used in house uploads please link back here and give credit to me for making the meshes !!!!!!!!

Please enjoy and do not forget to at least say thanks for this piece ...Comments are also greatly appreciated !!!!1

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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Test Subject
#2 Old 13th Nov 2006 at 8:49 PM
can your sim bend wiht it and dose it put up skill

Wheres The Beef?!?!
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Nov 2006 at 8:59 PM
no it isnt functional unfortunatly ....I havent even begun to mess with animations to even begin to make this functional although i would have loved for it to be able to be used and gain mechanical skill while using it .....
Forum Resident
#4 Old 13th Nov 2006 at 9:07 PM
This is perfect!! Thank you for making and sharing your object!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th Nov 2006 at 9:56 PM
Thanks tigmomx4, this looks great! I can't wait fo rthe rest... I love it...
Test Subject
#6 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 12:23 AM
thank from a buffalonian!
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#7 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 1:51 AM Last edited by tigmomx4 : 14th Nov 2006 at 1:02 PM.
GO SABRES !!!!! 3-0 buffalo as I type this !!!!!!!
Yay 7-4 Buffalo wins Again !
#8 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 1:56 PM
This is a really creative idea!
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#9 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 3:55 PM
Thanks . ... I have to kill time inbetween putting the kids on the bus and getting them off the bus so why not do something that I enjoy ....I've always liked to design stuff and actually went to college for architecture for a little while ...The only difference between designing stuff for the sims and say making someone their dream house is the pay is a LOT less ..I'm just glad all the great people at MTS2 appreciate what I make and can get smoe use out of it !!!!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 16th Nov 2006 at 3:09 AM
LOL Cool never thought i would ever see one in a game. Heavy buggers when you try setting one up on your own lol
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#11 Old 16th Nov 2006 at 3:45 PM
yes they are ...Im lucky the siding company i worked for had them mounted right in the back of their straight trucks so no need to move or mess around they were always set up ....
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 21st Dec 2006 at 11:47 PM
wow I'm totally impressed. I grew up with dad doing siding work and this brought back memories of hot summer days picking up trash at job sites.

Great Job
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 5:07 AM
I am very impressed with these siding sets you have made. You have done an exquisite job on these, especially with the scaffold rigs pics and break. I am truly grateful for this and really do appreciate it - I'll tell you a little about why in case you are interested.
I'm a general contractor specializing in all aspects of custom home-building and remodeling. Recently I was driving around my area in a truck with a roofing/siding contractor I do a lot of business with (actually he was my first employer in the construction field) and as we were driving down one road he said to me "You know, one could make a movie... It would start out with me driving around in this truck and as I pass by places it would go into a flashback (sort of ol'tarrintino style) and there would be a little scene, and then it would go back to me driving in the truck, and so on and so forth..."
I said "yeah man, we've been in this biz for a while - what would you call this movie, 'Walking CobWeb'?" When he finally stopped laughing I told him about the TS2 Game and all that could be done with it. I also told him about the TS2 modding community and explained that not only can I make some things that would be necessary to bring such an idea into fruition but there is an entire community consisting of hundreds of thousands of people who regularly produce or in some way contribute to the overall production of customized content for the game. That night I showed him what I was talking about we decided that he would provide the script and I would produce the footage.
Over this last weekend I made sims of this person and his family, his house, and some paintings and rugs that he has in his house (as the opening scene requires them) and showed them to him. He was very impressed and at that point we both became committed to producing this movie.
Tonight I dropped in to MTS2 in hopes of finding some particularly looking furniture and was lucky enough to come across this 'siding project'. I never would have imagined that someone would create something such as this, and even if they did I would never have expected such a top quality job of it. I have worked with and around this exact equipment regularly on a nearly daily basis for the last 20 years (so I do know it well as I own several of every one of these things myself in real life) and I have to say that your mesh and texture work is impeccably precise. Thank you so much for this. I can't imagine what possessed you to take on the task of creating these things but obviously you did and I really really appreciate it, it looks like there was a lot of work involved. This project of yours has greatly broadened the scope of this 'movie' that I and my friend are making. Again, thanx.

"Stirred sheep and whirreled peas don't mix. In order to mix these two things you would have to puree the sheep." -JoJo
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#14 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 3:33 PM
Well ,

since you decided to give me a explanation of why you like these items so much , I am inclined to tell you why I decided to make this stuff ...It is pretty simple really , I started out in construction work when i was 14 . My first job was a general laborer ..Ya know picking up stuff , helping with the little things around the site ...My second construction job my friend got me and was for a company that did everything but was focused more on siding .. So I started siding houses when i was 15 and found out i was actually pretty good at it , lol .. I have been siding houses on and off for almost 20 years now... I decided since i was pretty good at meshing objects I would add some "realism" to a base game that actually doesnt have much as far as a real life experience ...If you take a look at my profile you will see a bunch more stuff that you can find in everyday "real" life and i am proud that i can contribute something from my experiences to a great game ....

I am glad you are a contractor and can see the time and effort i spent into making my stuff as realistic as possible and still playable within the game and you are welcome !

PS - where abouts in NY I could use a decent paying construction job ... LOL
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 11:05 AM
This replaced the best maxis sofa in the furniture set? How do I get the sofa back!!??