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Lord Woot, the tentacled monster, from the comic Elf Only Inn (Colors & Meshes)

by Akabarl Posted 9th Sep 2007 at 4:08 AM - Updated 1st Jul 2008 at 3:41 AM by Akabarl : Pointing out a nice recolor from baian
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(Notable additions in italics)
Today I bring you Woot (aka Wootsayediditagyn) the Eternal Sweeper, from the web comic "Elf Only Inn" by Josh Sortelli. I think I've got the bone assignments as refined as I can for a tentacled monster: A few extreme actions have some bad bends, but overall he holds together and looks hilarious in play. The "head" and tentacles are seperate constructs, in case anybody has an interesting use for just one.

Note: My wife has mentioned doing some recolors of the head with different eyelid positions, but for this I decided go with the wide open look.

Includes:

1) Giant Eye Head ("glasses" accessory mesh/color) for all male ages.
2) Tentacled Body (full body outfit mesh/color) for adult males.
3) Lord Woot Sim in his all his glory: Uses (but does not include) the meshes in #1 & #2.
4) Giant Eye Head - Blinking version ("glasses" accessory mesh/color) for all male ages. Requires the Giant Eye Head mesh from item #1. I'm keeping this a seperate option because the animation generates more system strain and might not appeal to everyone. Also note that the CAS icon for this looks odd (and can't seem to override either) but does not impact the functionality.

When first creating a Sim of Woot, make sure to aquire a wardrobe (at least temporarily), and select plan outfit for every category, choosing the tentacle body each time (it should be an option in all of them). After that he should stay correct accept for showering/job uniforms/?alien pregnancy? I will be attempting to address some of this soon.

Feel free to recolor any of the mesh components, pointing back here for the meshes if you do. Baian has some nice ones with a more "realistic" look.

Comments on the results, installation issues, ways to improve my next project's design/presentation, etc are of course welcome...

-Akabarl-

Polygon Counts:
MESH_Akabarl_TentacleBody_AM.package - 3576.
MESH_Akabarl_GiantEyeHead_UM.package - 528 (each age).

Custom Content by Me:
- Mesh - Giant Eye Head UM - Akabarl
- Texture - Giant Eye Head UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Tentacle Body AM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- MESH - Tentacle Body AM - Akabarl
- Sim - Lord Woot
- Texture - Giant Eye Head UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Giant Eye Head Blinking UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Tentacle Body AM - Lord Woot- Akabarl

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to Josh Sortelli, the creator of Woot and the brilliant comic Elf Only Inn.

Huge thanks also for all the documentation writers on the site especially Dr Pixel, Snowstorm, Tiggerypum, Mininessie, and Demon432. You people are scary cool and I'd be lost without the data. Also thanks to the makers of SimPE and Milkshape.

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
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GiantEyeHeadBlnking_UM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 206.1 KB · Downloads: 10,732 · 16th Sep 2007
206.1 KB 10,732 16th Sep 2007
TentacleBodyAM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 232.1 KB · Downloads: 11,868 · 9th Sep 2007
232.1 KB 11,868 9th Sep 2007
GiantEyeHeadUM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 189.1 KB · Downloads: 12,263 · 9th Sep 2007
189.1 KB 12,263 9th Sep 2007
LordWoot-Akabarl.zip

Size: 331.0 KB · Downloads: 13,222 · 9th Sep 2007
331.0 KB 13,222 9th Sep 2007
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Test Subject
#2 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:14 AM
I love it!
Test Subject
#3 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:16 AM
That looks pretty funny I think I might download it.
Test Subject
#4 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:33 AM
Will fir right in with my sorry lot! Love it....
Instructor
#5 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:35 AM
Wow! Very unique to say the least. The tentacles are amazing! I love the picture of... it... hugging the Sim. This would be great for horror movies LOL. Thanks for your hard work

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Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:36 AM
This may possibly be one of the best things ever. MUST direct my friend here... (He has Zombie Hitler and the Joker and Darth Vader and Starscream in a lot. He needs this.)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:45 AM

me scared!

he's so cool! but I dream about Sims and hate nightmares, so I'm not downloading him yet.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 8:52 AM
LMAO! I love the hug pic. This is awesome!

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Scholar
#9 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 9:04 AM
Excellent !

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 11:05 AM
normally i'm not so much into sci-fi stuff and weird characters for my sims, but this is definitely a must have! it's amazing!!! thank u!
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 11:51 AM Last edited by JLonier : 13th Sep 2007 at 12:02 PM. Reason: is a thanks
This is awsome! very funny da hug picture, 5 starts! :D
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 11:59 AM
Is he hugging Megan..? or is that Britney..?
Field Researcher
#13 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 12:13 PM
LOL oh dear! every good neighborhood needs a local tentacle monster, i'm gonna HAVE to make him a romance sim haha
Scholar
#14 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 1:43 PM
Oh, wow! The animations are much better than usual for complicated meshes like this. Amazing!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 2:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plicka
LOL oh dear! every good neighborhood needs a local tentacle monster, i'm gonna HAVE to make him a romance sim haha


OMG... Imagine him making out with another sim, on a couch. :D

*downloads*

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
Instructor
#16 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 2:22 PM
ain't gonna download it, because I know I'm never going to use it, but it's really great job. congrats.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 2:29 PM
I'm glad he is being recieved so positively, it was such an off the wall experiment I wasn't sure what the reaction would be...

Sluggo1138: I did try to make the woman in that shot look vaguely like Megan. Also of note for EOI readers is that I tried to structure his genetic face (without the big eyeball) after Woot's player Will from the current run of the strip.

Annelae: I should have kept some shots of the initial experiments, his legs were stuck rigid and skidding along the ground, the head kept circling detached from them, and one of his elbows was shooting up several feet through his head. Everything was folding through itself and he had the texture of a red track suit or something...

silo pixel & bean: I'd really like to avoid that mental image myself.

-Akabarl-

p.s. For those who found the hug image amusing, check its name in the image properties for a small joke.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 3:09 PM
I'm not sure if I really have any use for him, but I NEED to download him, he just looks way too cool and weird to not get him xDDD
GREAT job, thank you!!!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 3:35 PM
Brilliant! I have a star wars neighbourhood and he will fit right in, cheers!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 3:41 PM
This is just unbelievable. I am astounded by what is possible with this game! Wowzers!

luv,
Kat
Field Researcher
#21 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 3:44 PM
Forum Resident
#22 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:25 PM
Now that's amazing! I just had to download. I'll put him in Strangetown I suppose. I'm quite impressed with your meshing abilities.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:33 PM
ROFLMAO Oh no you didn't! This is simply put, amazing.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:01 PM
How extremely cute
Thanks! ^^
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:22 PM
Great Job!!!
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