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Updated 1/4/08 - Rideable Horse with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

by rebecah Posted 30th Dec 2007 at 3:43 AM - Updated 17th Jul 2011 at 5:24 PM by rebecah
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
If anyone is interested I have a new test version posted here: Click Here

Rideable Horse with Custom Sounds and Custom Animations

I really want to thanks Sim2Cri for the honored award they've given this thread. If you're interested in seeing the award and other great creations Finds Section that also received awards.

Updated Jan 4, 2008 - I recoded the riding portion and created new animations for the horse. I've also added a graze option. It is still not perfect but I do think most of you will like it better. Sims no longer disappear when you cancel the action for either riding option. If you use boolprop testingcheatsenabled true and the Sims exits autonomously it will generate an error of undefined transition as do all of my ride able items. This is something I am just not able to figure out. If you don't use the testingcheat you won't notice any problems.

The horse legs move more often and the start is smoother.

See new video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud5HNho_cB8

For new graze option see the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3FTBxQeHUE

For the cow in the video you can find it here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/...ad.php?t=265231

Please note if you use the ride options it is best to direct the sims to do something else rather than cancel the option. I am studying more about how the animations work and hope to resolve this issue but it may take me awhile. Canceling the animations causes an error so if you direct them to do something else it allow the animation to complete.

Please understand I'm not wonder woman and I only share what I'm capable of doing. I do try to learn more everyday and update my items as often as I possibly can. Please be sure to check this thread or my journal for possible updates. Dragon Slave has created a new bridle and saddle but I have not figured out how to add it as there is already 2 subsets and my understanding is this is the limit.

I'm sure if I had the tools that EA employees have it be a lot easier to do the animations. MilkShape is not a top of the line animation program, and is very difficult to use as some of you may already know. At this time it is the only option I have available. We wouldn't even have that if it weren't Wes_h and his plugins.

This was originally requested by Dragon Slave, I’ve since received many requests for a ride able horse. I tried to get the gaits to look as smooth as possible but they are not perfect. I’m still very new to creating animation for object and Sims so please take that into consideration. I do plan to do more with this horse but so many are asking for it I decided to make it available for testing.

Notice: You must download Dragon Slaves Horse to use this as the textures are pulled from her horse.

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=257255

The ride able option should work with all EP’s or any combination. The ride able options are non autonomous, sounds and other animations are autonomous. Sims will sometimes sit sidesaddle or backwards I find if you face the head towards the mailbox the Sims will usually get on the proper direction.

I have an option to ride the horse which is the pace gait and an option to ride in a trot gait.

I also created an option for the horse to eat. Pictured is my bale of hay which can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=233911


I updated it today because I was able to reduce the poly count by about 90% and I added a straw recolor.

My Pail can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=233785






Sims gain fitness, body skill and fun when riding. The other options give fun to any age except infants.

It is found under Knowledge/Exercise for $1200.

The farm in my screen shots and movies is by puppetfish and it is one of the nicest farms I’ve found. It is posted here:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=262353


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 may re-download the item or save a copy of the controller in another area of your computer. If the Sims is riding the horse when you exit the lot the horse will disappear. The game automatically removes any NPC’s that are not household members, and are in the selected mode. I try to update my items as I learn more so be sure to check back once in awhile.

If you happen to look at the file I did try to create a groom option but I was unable to get the code to place the brush in the Sims hand. If anyone knows of a tutorial on how to do this please let me know.

This one took me several weeks to get working such as it is and was actually the first ride able animal I worked on. I sure hope some of you enjoy it.

Videos on YouTube

See new video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud5HNho_cB8

Sound and Kick animation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9yJZJUxD4U

Eating:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiwGYAywiWQ


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. Thnaks to Hexameter for his sound tutorial. Especially, thanks to Dragon Slave for her request and for creating such a beautiful horse with so many great
textures.


Please read the full thread. If your horses are blue you didn't read the instructions. You must download Dragon_Slaves textures!


Notice: You must download Dragon Slaves Horse to use this as the textures are pulled from her horse.
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=257255

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
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.

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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\
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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 3:45 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Dec 2007 at 9:54 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
awsome

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 4:03 AM
WOW...and I would say more...WOW! Thank you Rebecah!

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Forum Resident
#4 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 4:48 AM
Super job!!
hexameter
Field Researcher
#5 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 4:55 AM
This is wonderful!! Thank you so much for creating this!!!

Want to see all my Sims 2 creations, including my Star Trek items? Follow the link below to check out my Blog!

Puppetfish.Blogspot.com

Looking for Franny Sims Meshes? They can be found HERE!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 4:59 AM
Cool, can't wait to see how this works in the game. Thanks for making this
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:20 AM
This is so awesome, Rebecah!

Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing how this projects advances. Amazing job
Instructor
#8 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:23 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Dec 2007 at 9:55 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
w o w w o w w o w

Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:35 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Dec 2007 at 9:55 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
AWESOME!!!! I have waited soooo long 4 a horse I can actually ride!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:39 AM
Do you relize what you have created? You have created something I've wanted for ages, something I would PAY FOR!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:48 AM
REBECAH....WOW, you did it...and still considerably a christmas present to all who requested (humbly begged)...great job. Question for you. can these be used on a community lot? I would like to make for my sims a riding range, so to speak, where they can go and ride/learn to ride horses. Once again both me and my entire sims community thank you. Can't wait to use it in game.
Inventor
#12 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 5:59 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Dec 2007 at 9:56 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post. Cmon guys. Don't make me hand out warnings.
This gives me a whole new idea of playing! A horse ranch :D
Thank you so much for making these horses, I love them!
Scholar
Original Poster
#13 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 6:12 AM Last edited by rebecah : 30th Dec 2007 at 6:14 AM. Reason: typo
Quote:
Originally Posted by denisejacquelyndelaney
can these be used on a community lot?


I have placed some of my rideable items on community lots and they worked fine. Someone created a skateboard park and my skateboard works great on that community lot. You have to place them on the lot first the sims should be able to use them. I will test to be sure for you tomorrow. If I need to make any changes to allow this to work I will do so.

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to post your comments. I really enjoy hearing from you all.
Test Subject
#14 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 6:31 AM
Amazing piece of work Rebecah, what a great skill to achieve and even to see it work in game, you must be absolutely pleased by all this ...And of cause Dragon Slaves beautyful horses too... Great teamwork ladies! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 7:47 AM
This is fantastic Rebecah!! Great job
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 8:18 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Dec 2007 at 9:56 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
This is the coolest creation I've ever found on MTS2! You're the best!
Forum Resident
#17 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 10:10 AM
Just what I needed!
Thank you!

//HB

♥Adam Ant♥
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Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 10:54 AM
I don t know how much time it took u to do it
i m really impressed
thx a lot
it only remind a sadle but a little texture work should do it
Forum Resident
#19 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 11:31 AM
This is un - believable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! super job!!! as someone said above, I'd pay for this!
thank you!
Instructor
#20 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 11:45 AM
I have a question:
so if I want to use this, I have to download ALL 10 poses of Slaves horse, or just horse coloures ot what? I'm confused.... =S
good job by the way
Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 11:48 AM
W O W!!! Bravoooooooooo! Absolutely F A N T A S T I C!!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 12:13 PM
oh it's so good!!!don't listen to anyone this is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

twilight 4 ever
Scholar
Original Poster
#23 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 12:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheeroke
I have a question:
so if I want to use this, I have to download ALL 10 poses of Slaves horse, or just horse coloures ot what? I'm confused.... =S
good job by the way


You actually need the textures from her horse and if you only want one of them that is fine. The horse in my package is her horse mesh. I'm so sorry I wasn't clear on this.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 1:14 PM
This is just amazing! I'm building a horse ranch for my hood and I was thinking they'd sell horses. Now they can also give riding lessons I'm blown away by your talent!

If you love something, set it free.
If it doesn't come back,
hunt it down and kill it.
Test Subject
#25 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 1:09 PM
I LOVE IT.
My horseloving friend will love this even more. Thanks a lot. ^-^
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