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Recolorable 'Celebrate anytime' Birthday Cake - in 3 'colors'

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 18th Apr 2007 at 11:46 AM - Updated 20th Nov 2008 at 11:01 PM by -Maylin-
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This cake is dedicated to my friend Marusilda

Were you ever bothered by the fact that to recolor a birthday cake, you need to clone it? If yes, than this cake is for you
Both cake and plate are recolorable; cake slice and dessert plate inherit 'main' cake and plate textures when taken from plate.
In addition, cake top and sides have non-overlapping texture mapping, so you can make cakes with non-symmetrical textures.
This package includes 3 'recolors' for both cake (cream with 'Birthday' writing, chocolate, and honey-cake) and plate (beige, dark with flowers, and gzhel-like).
This cake has 8 servings.
Just like my previous birthday cakes, this cake can be used both for grow up a sim (via 'Blow Candles' interaction) and to just make a celebration for any sim, not only of suitable age.

Cake is created in base game and should work with all addons. Known bug with Open for Business: cake cannot be placed in food display refrigerator, and even if it can be placed with one of Numenor's patches, it can't be restocked.

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

Important: all three packages from the archive attached (cake, cake slice and dessert plate) must be placed to Downloads or any subfolder for the cake to work!

Technical details.
Different cake states (all slices present, -1 slice, -2 slices etc.) and all slice selections (1st slice taken, 2nd slice taken etc.) are done via changing graphic. Although in this cake different slices differ by UVWmapping only, this setup allows completely asymmetrical slice shapes - maybe I'll make such cake later
Slice states (full, half, none) are made via morphs.
I didn't altered Maxis candles.
Mesh geometry:
- plate, both cake and dessert (same mesh, just scaled) - 192 faces, 230 vertices
- cake without candles - 72-432 faces, 80-342 vertices, depending on state
- single slice - 86 faces, 106 vertices
- all candles - 1188 faces, 1620 vertices
All meshes were created in 3dsmax and imported using smd plugin.
Both 'cake' and 'plate' subsets in cake are recolorable. Slice and dessert plate borrow textures from the cake; texture is matched via CreateNewObject with 'copying design mode materials from object in Temp 5' = True - so any new recolors will also be applied to slices automatically.

Thanks.
To skankyboy, for the smd plugin.
To Peter Jones, for PJSE plugins.
To Akulina, for the screenshots.

Policy.
Feel free to recolor this cake, but don't post recolors as donation or pay items, and don't forget to credit me properly.
Ask for permission if you want to clone the cake. I'm likely to give permission if result is going to be free :D
Please don't redistribute this cake, as well as other my objects - give link to the thread where you got them instead.

Polygon Counts:
1812
86
192

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Kitchen Dining
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.

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
OBJ_birthdaycakeMarusilda2007.rar

Size: 745.5 KB · Downloads: 30,432 · 18th Apr 2007
745.5 KB 30,432 18th Apr 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 11:52 AM
thanks, i'd downloaded your previous cakes which were great.
Forum Resident
#3 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 1:36 PM
yummu
these look good
and hurray
recolorable
Field Researcher
#4 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 4:10 PM
woot! This is amazing. Thank you
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#5 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 5:15 PM
Glad to see you back here! I like this cakes much! They look very real.

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Mad Poster
#6 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 5:18 PM
The one with white frosting looks amazing, king of home baked. Loved them all. Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 5:25 PM
Oh! It looks very savory. Thank you for sharing.

I don't admit a recolor of structure and alpha now.
Because I do a recolor if it's really necessary, please request it by PM.

My website : *Sims2α*
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 6:24 PM
This is terrific--looks yummy, especially the chocolate one! Thanks so much for sharing this. This may sound like an odd request, but is there any chance you could do this with the wedding cake? I mean, not necessarily the recolor part, but making it usable any time, for things like re-commitment ceremonies and anniversaries and the like that the game doesn't recognize as a 'wedding party'? That would be great too.
Knitting fiend
retired moderator
#9 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 7:31 PM
Great idea and they look fantastic!

"Evil genius is still genius." Asura NPC GW2
Field Researcher
#10 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 7:49 PM
Thanks for making more, your other ones work great.
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 8:52 PM
Thank you
Спасибо!
Alchemist
#12 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 10:37 PM
I love your birthday cake with realistic frosting.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 12:40 AM
Love your cakes! Many many thanks for the new ones, they look fantastic!
Test Subject
#14 Old 19th Apr 2007 at 8:25 AM
aw, this makes me want real cake now.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 5:31 PM
I use your other cakes at all my sim parties already. these are another great addition.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 12:44 PM
uhm im not sure ur checking this thread at all...but i would want one like this, that looks like the original in-game cake...if thats not to much to ask, please.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 21st May 2007 at 9:58 AM
does this replace the original?
Instructor
Original Poster
#18 Old 21st May 2007 at 12:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnadoggies
This may sound like an odd request, but is there any chance you could do this with the wedding cake? I mean, not necessarily the recolor part, but making it usable any time, for things like re-commitment ceremonies and anniversaries and the like that the game doesn't recognize as a 'wedding party'?
Sorry, I still hadn't saw a wedding in game so I have no idea how it goes, but as far as I heard, wedding cakes are edible anytime?
Quote:
Originally Posted by simathome
uhm im not sure ur checking this thread at all...but i would want one like this, that looks like the original in-game cake...if thats not to much to ask, please.
Sorry, but there's nothing interesting or complex in adding anytime functions to the standard cake, so I have no interest of doing it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legolasgurl
does this replace the original?
No, it's a separate object, so you can choose between this and original cake without sorting Downloads folder and restarting the game
Scholar
#19 Old 15th Jul 2007 at 2:50 PM
This looks great thanks!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 18th Mar 2008 at 4:39 PM
Look forward to stocking my business shelves with new cakes!!! Thank you so much!!

I will play my sims today, then clean my house tomorrow...
Test Subject
#21 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 9:43 PM
Looks great, I just have one question:in your post you say 'cake cannot be placed in food display refrigerator, and even if it can be placed with one of Numenor's patches, it can't be restocked.', does this mean it also won't work with Lord Darcy's mod(http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=264660)?
Instructor
Original Poster
#22 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 10:09 PM
femsuii, I hadn't tested it myself, but since my cakes are 'featured' in the screenshots to Lord Darcy's mod, they probably work
Test Subject
#23 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 11:31 AM
Default Thanks
How do you make a new recolor??
Instructor
Original Poster
#24 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 12:34 PM
Recolor of the cake? Just like any other custom object recolor - on Object Workshop tab, click Open instead of Start (which you do for EA/Maxis objects), then pick the cake package, then the usual recolor steps.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#25 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 6:57 PM
Thanks to you,now I could set up a cake shop! (sorry for my bad english)
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