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Updated Farm Animals with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

by rebecah Posted 28th Dec 2007 at 4:35 AM - Updated 1st Feb 2011 at 6:07 PM by rebecah
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This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Farm Animals with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

July 09, 2009 - Updated Cow please see post for photos and information here

http://www.simsafe2.com/forums/inde...st=0#entry11271

or here:

http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=86440


Video is here:


January 10, 2008 - Updated the ride able option of the Calf, I've added an option to allow children to pet the calf. I've spent days tring to get the animations for the calf to not have the glide appearance but I'm not able to get it perfect. I've given the child more animation for the ride, and added a graze option.

Ride video can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnVtGMSMhjE

Child Petting Calf video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHF8SRIGxqU


January 5, 2008 - Updated the ride able option of the Cow and added a new graze option. The animations still have a bit of a glide look to them but I think some of you will like it better. I've also recoded this portion to work smoother. Thanks to some suggestions from Echo.

To create smooth animation is extremely hard and takes hours of work. I will try to update each of the animals as soon as time allows.

Graze Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQOQtY6pVU

New Ride Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJlTYi31jA

Please note If you download the first version please overwrite the files, they all have the same file name. I have made changes to the CRES section so any current cows you have on the lot will have to be replaced. The heads will be out of proportion if you don't.

The ride able option may require all EP’s. Some of the animals do have the base game controller and they should work for any EP’s combination. All items should work with the base game for using the animations and sounds. The ride able options are non autonomous, sounds and other animations are autonomous. Sims will sometimes sit sidesaddle or backwards.

The Cow is ride able by adults and teens.
The Calf is ride able by children.
The Pig is ride able by children.
The Piglet is ride able by toddlers.
The Sheep is ride able by children.
The Lamb is ride able by toddlers.
The Chicken and chicks - are not ride able but the chicken can be played with as a remote control item.

Most meshes are re-meshes of meshes found on the unknown authors website, some are somewhat high in poly count. I tried to reduce them as much as I could.

All items except the chicks are found under knowledge/exercise
Cow – Faces – 5022 – Sim Price - $1200
Calf – Faces – 775 - Sim Price - $800
Chicken – Faces – 2080 - Sim Price - $350
3 Chicks – Faces – 4164 - Sim Price - $10 found under sculptures
Sheep – Faces – 5513 - Sim Price $800
Lamb – Faces – 5829 - Sim Price $400
Pig – Faces – 5170 - Sim Price $800
Piglet – Faces – 4643 - Sim Price $400

Pig gif no sound: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/..._bucket/pig.gif
Piglet ride gif: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/...ket/piglett.gif
Piglet rolling no sound:
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/...piglettroll.gif

Pigs animations and sounds in pig sty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vooZ7Xqhqp4

Chicken N Chicks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTow-UJW_wk


Farm Animals with Sounds photo with puppetfish’s–“Ellsworth's Dairy Farm”:

http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/...FarmAnimals.flv

Pigs animations and sounds in pig sty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vooZ7Xqhqp4

Chicken N Chicks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTow-UJW_wk


Puppetfish not only created a great house and barn he also included a pig sty and chicken coop, which all work great for all my animals. Thanks for permission to use your farm in my screen shots Puppetfish.

Link to the fantastic farm created by Puppetfish “Ellsworth's Dairy Farm” is here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=262353
More videos posted on youtube.com

Technical information:
The ride able portion is controlled by an NPC controller. The controller ages after time and may change the height of the item, if this happens You can re-download the item or save a copy of the controller in another area of your computer. If the Sims are riding the items when you exit the lot the items will disappear. The game automatically removes any NPC’s that are not household members. I try to update me items as I learn more so be sure to check back once in awhile.

I am very new to creating animations please take this into consideration, these items took me a few weeks to create mainly building all the joints and getting them in the correct positions. There is not any tool available to help with setting these up. I have tried to get them as realistic as I could with the tools I have available.







I have included the ride able option only because I intended to use the NPC controller for future updates. Please only consider the realistic look of the animals and the small animation with sound for the contest entry. I know very few farm animals of this type are riden in real life and that is why I made this option non autonomous. I do know the ride able animations are not perfect and really should not have included this in my post.

Polygon Counts:
Cow – Faces – 5022
Calf – Faces – 775
Chicken – Faces – 2080
3 Chicks – Faces – 4164
Sheep – Faces – 5513
Lamb – Faces – 5829
Pig – Faces – 5170
Piglet – Faces – 4643

All Custom Content is by Me:

Additional Credits:
To everyone that help make this possible. SimPE creators, CEP creators, Peter & Inge Jones for the PJSE SimPE plugin, this site, Stephen Cox creator of UVMapper, and creators of MilkShape. Echo who has taught me more than anyone and I highly recommend her tutorials found at MTS2. Wes_h for his animation plugins and his detailed answers to my questions. Dr Pixel for his base meshes for sims animations. Shaklin for her original rideable car. Hexameter for his sound tutorial
Tags: #pigs, #sheep, #lamb, #cow, #calf, #calves, #rebecah, #animals, #farm

Type: Skilling

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
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Updated7908BecksRideableCow.zip | Milkable version of cow - Requires OFB or higher

Size: 532.5 KB · Downloads: 45,549 · 10th Jul 2008
532.5 KB 45,549 10th Jul 2008
BecksRideableSheep.zip

Size: 302.6 KB · Downloads: 56,432 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksRideablePiglet.zip

Size: 560.6 KB · Downloads: 53,832 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksRideablePig.zip

Size: 546.5 KB · Downloads: 56,948 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksRideableLamb.zip

Size: 315.8 KB · Downloads: 54,527 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksRideableCow.zip | Non milkable version

Size: 313.6 KB · Downloads: 50,901 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksRideableCalf.zip

Size: 429.1 KB · Downloads: 56,304 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksAnimatedChicks.zip

Size: 262.8 KB · Downloads: 57,183 · 28th Dec 2007
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BecksAnimatedChicken.zip

Size: 445.7 KB · Downloads: 63,882 · 28th Dec 2007
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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 11:57 AM
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!! ^^.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 12:07 PM
These are fantastic, thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 12:07 PM
LOVELY! Thanks so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#5 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 12:22 PM
Oh, I've been looking for something like this! Thank you so much. ^^
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 1:30 PM
AMAZING! This is simply gonna make some history on this site =D GReat job!
Instructor
#7 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 2:15 PM Last edited by tiggerypum : 30th Dec 2007 at 11:46 PM.
Holy Sims!

Oh my gosh!
There will be lots of happy players out there who love this

I'm very impressed!

Great Job!

Bravo!

Happy New year all

Blessings, Joe x x x
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 2:23 PM
Fantastic! I've been really wanting these.

Great job, and thanks for sharing!
Scholar
#9 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 3:25 PM
You put a lot of time and effort into these, Rebecah, and we appreciate your hard work. The fact that you got them animated to begin with is impressive (I'm still trying to perfect a simple cube animation in Blender !).

Keep that chin of yours up and forge on! We are looking forward to more advances in your creations!

(PS: I LOVE the chickens!)
Mad Poster
#10 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 3:46 PM
These are awsome!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 3:53 PM
Thank you so much for these animals. I've been waiting a long time for something like these to give my farms their perfect look and feel!
Test Subject
#12 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:26 PM Last edited by tiggerypum : 30th Dec 2007 at 11:47 PM.
SO COOL! Love them! You have made something that everyone seems to like and I think it is great that you pursued this. As soon as I am done with this message I am thanking you a bunch! I have always wanted a farm for my sims but all I got were statues! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :P
Test Subject
#13 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 7:02 PM
Thank you soo much for these, they're very cool, I'm envious of your skills

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
~J. R. R. Tolkien
Inventor
#14 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 7:34 PM
This is sooo cool!! Thank you so much Rebecah!!

Curvalicious Sims 2 (My website, only sims 2 stuff currently)Curvalicious Sims2

For more great content check out PMBD

Lab Assistant
#15 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 7:40 PM
Oh. My. Goodness!

Seriously, just yesterday I was playing with that one sim in Riverblossom Hills who 'farms'. I saw the barn and converted it into a makeshift greenhouse. After all, I reasoned, there aren't any real farm animals out there.

Here they are.

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Save the earth, its the only planet with chocolate.
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 7:42 PM
I have always wanted to live on a farm (but not get up early for all the work lol). Finally, at age 45, I can have my own farm! hehe Thanks so much, rebecah. This is VERY cool.
Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 8:11 PM
Just let me be one more person on the list who is very happy that you have so much talent, and are willing to freely share it with us all. We who do not have the talent salute you!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 8:29 PM
And another on that happy list - these are gorgeous - any movement is good enough for me - great work! :D
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 9:00 PM
This is great, Rebecah. Thank you for creating something so cool to share FREELY with everyone.It's appreciated.

forever and ever....amen.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 2:36 AM
Yes TY! They look great in the game, and my sim kids like them
Instructor
#21 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 3:11 AM
o m g

I am absolutely thrilled, blown away, this is completely AWESOME. Thank you millions and millions.
Scholar
#22 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 4:42 AM
I notice that a lot of the comments you got were deleted when this thread was moved, including mine, so I'll say again that I think your series of rideable animals is very cool!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Forum Resident
#23 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 5:05 AM
Great work, I'm very happy to see animated animals! I hope you keep doing this innovative creating.
Test Subject
#24 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 6:15 AM
I grew up on a working farm so consequently all I build in my neighbourhoods are farms. You have no idea how utterly fantastic these are, and how very welcome also.
Thank you so much for doing this, in my little world your ROCK!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 6:51 AM
Mine was deleted too so just want to tell you how fantastic your animals are for my farm! I love the sound effects..they really add to the atmosphere and the movement animations are great. Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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