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Waterfall shower - and tons of rocks! :D

by marvine Posted 2nd Mar 2008 at 10:19 PM
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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.
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This started rather innocently: "What if I put a community shower under the BV waterfall?" ...and I ended up spending 3 weeks on this.

- Waterfall/shower in 3 different rock textures, found under "plumbing/miscellaneous".
The decorative ferns have two colour options, and one invisible recolour.

- 10 different rocks in 3 colours, available in build mode, with the shrubs.
These use the repository method so only the one with "MASTER" in the name is recolourable - the others will automatilly use the new textures.

- Sims can use the waterfall to shower of course, with a little fun and comfort bonus;
- Sims whose temperature is above average will have a "cool down" option available, with different animations. While they shower naked, they'll change to swimwear for this and won't get automatically dressed afterwards.
Much to my surprise, they'll sometimes use this option autonomously if they aren't too far from the waterfall... Big mystery, since I tried hard to find how to do that and failed (temperature can't be advertised like other motives); the interaction advertises a little comfort, but sims seem to use it regardless of their comfort level.
- all the clean and maintain interactions were stripped mercilessly, so sims won't attempt stupid things and it doesn't mess with the FT "tinker" stuff.
- all the garden and trimming stuff was also removed from the rocks.

Seems to work fine in Free Time.



HOW TO USE:
The waterfall is a big object (5 tiles by 7) but the footprint is only one tile; I didn't make it this way because I was too lazy to register 35 GUIDs, but for convenience.
The water layer is above the ground level - of course - so it will look silly if you put the object on a flat terrain; you need to first dig a hole like shown in the pic below (this is just an example, you can try different ways):
- the blue tile is where the shower's green tile will be placed, right under the waterfall itself; I lowered it by 4 clicks in the example, 3 clicks will work too.
- the red tile is where the sim will enter and exit, there needs to be a gentle slope to the blue tile so he can walk between both; this tile can still be on a slope.
- then the sides can be smoothed as you want, different heights on the edges will change the pond's shape. Just keep the edges of the water hidden! (Well, and remove the flooring is you used any)



KNOWN ISSUES:
- if the way out is blocked after the "shower" interaction, the sim will go "oops" and change back to everyday where he is - that is, in the water...
- since the waterfall and rocks all have 1 tile footprints, sims will walk through parts of them if they aren't blocked by other decoration or invisible fences.

Polygon Counts:
Waterfall shower - faces 2803; vertices 3136
rock1 - faces 156; vertices 114
rock2 - faces 510; vertices 307
rock3 - faces 1240; vertices 998
rock4 - faces 90; vertices 64
rock5 - faces 509; vertices 309
rock6 - faces 90; vertices 64
rock7 - faces 156; vertices 114
rock8 - faces 156; vertices 114
rock9 - faces 1240; vertices 998
rock10 - faces 173; vertices 134

Additional Credits:
Thanks : to Numenor, Echo and Jasana Bugbreeder for their precious tutorials and explanations, to Quaxi and Peter Jones for SimPE and the behaviour editor, to my dear Beosboxboy and Miss Doh for beta-testing.
Tags: #waterfall, #shower, #rocks

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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 10:04 PM
I've been wanting one of these for a long time now. Thank you so much for sharing. It looks wonderful!!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 10:17 PM
Thank you, this is perfect for my tropical island
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 10:45 PM
This is amazing work! It looks magnificent! :D

Hanging upside down to sleep does not make you cool or alternative - I know, because I've tried it...
Inventor
#5 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:23 PM
You've done an amazing job. It looks beautiful

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:28 PM
A great idea and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for all that hard work!

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Field Researcher
#7 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:38 PM
this is awesome for tropical resorts, and so many other things as well, thank you for sharing this with us
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#8 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 12:07 AM
This is so beautiful! I love it.

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 12:42 AM
This is just brilliant. Your work is always so fantastic. Thank you!
Forum Resident
#10 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 1:20 AM
Oh, wow! Marvine, this just made my day a whole lot better. You did a gorgeous job, I'm thrilled with this. Thank you! <3
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 3:08 AM
It is totally awesome. One of the nice feature is sims will use it autonomously when their temperature is high or if they need to shower.

Was a pleasure to test this for you Marvine.
Scholar
#12 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 3:29 AM
I just started to create a deserted island for a couple of castway sims, and I've been wondering what to do about hygiene. I couldn't very well give them a modern shower out in the middle of nowhere. But this is PERFECT! Exactly what I need, and the timing couldn't be better. Thank you! :D
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 4:45 AM
Totally brilliant! I've tried to make story pics with move_object/old waterfall and was endlessly frustrated - no more Like Purplepaws, I've got an outdoors 'hod that it will be fantastic for too.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:36 AM
brilliant stuff. thank you for adding realism to my beach lots! :D
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:39 AM
Brilliant!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 7:13 AM
It's one of the best thing i've seen in a couple of weeks ! bravo !
Instructor
#17 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 7:23 AM Last edited by DutchXfan : 5th Mar 2008 at 1:00 PM.
This takes my breath away. Oh, what a wonderful thing. Now my hunky cabin man can shower outside. Yay!

EDIT: *lol* The animations are really funny. The buttshake is priceless This goes really great with the waterfalls from 'A Pond In July'. Love it!
Top Secret Researcher
#18 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 7:25 AM
This is such a fantastic set and its going to be so much fun to have.
Thank you for creating such a great set and for sharing it with us.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 7:42 AM
Absolutely stunning! It will look amazing on many lots. Thank you a lot for your great idea
Forum Resident
#20 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 9:44 AM
oh thaaank you veeeery much, this is awesome and so well done! (^^,)
Alchemist
#21 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 10:45 AM
Wonderful set, I just needed more rocks and the waterfall shower is stunning. Thank you veeeery much Kiss and ciao.
Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 12:38 PM
this is soooo great for vacation lots! i already love it! thanks!!!!
Test Subject
#23 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 1:03 PM
I need help hem I download, cliki on the download I see messege No cookies found! help-me sorry I dont speak Englesh.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 1:50 PM
This is fantastic! Thank you so much ... love it :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 2:00 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Apr 2008 at 8:16 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Brilliant! My fairies and arborials will love this!
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