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[FIRST CUSTOM PET ANIMATION] Canine Self-Defence Pratice Pad

by Kodiak Posted 27th Mar 2008 at 12:58 AM - Updated 23rd Oct 2011 at 9:42 PM by Kodiak
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


23 October 2011 Edit: A YouTube Playlist: Canine Defence Pad

16 June 2008 Edit: Here is a video made using this: Sims 2 - Cats vs Dogs: Fire paw Kung Fu. You'll fine more on YouTube. Thanks a bunch video uploaders!

30 May 2008 Edit: Do NOT use both of the downloads at the same time!

12 April 2008 Update: Initially, my animation did an unintended spin during the last high jump due to the differences of angle definition between the game and Milkshape. It turned out fine, if not adding an extra high-speed action, and so I didn't bother much. However, I've released the originally intended version in every aspect of the animation along side the first uploaded one. It's the file with the release date ("_12April2008") suffixed.



Pet Animation is somewhat different from Human Sims or certain object animation. I had to first reconstruct the joint hierarchy in order to get it working with Milkshape and AniMesh. And that alone wasn't a task I'll like to repeat, at any cost! While animation is still constantly being researched upon, I though of sharing something that will both amuse and hopefully offer you delectation.

I began about one and a half weeks ago. The animation alone took me days of almost sleepless nights as I had to continuously improve it. So please don't be angry at me if you find it not perfect. Between a slightly twisted arm (noticible at a certain angle only) and an outstanding pose, I chose the pose. Don't worry it is only at the last section.

Allow me to present you the Canine Self-Defence Pratice Pad:


The following pictures and all of the pictures are taken directly from the game without any picture editing. This animation entitled "Pratice Self-Defence YEAH!" comes together with custom sound! Apart from the single animation (a 15 second long one is already a work load), I've also added many hard-to-encounter interesting animation from the game itself under "More..."! See Pie Menu. Do enjoy some cool moves:






So, what are you waiting for? Let that lovable pet of yours enter a whole new realm of delectation!

Requirements:
Pets is required to have your pets perform, that ought to be obvious! Unfortunately, this animation is only for Adult Large Dogs only. To use it on that lovely small dog that you spent loads of time making, just change it to a large dog in CAS!

Installation:
Place the unzipped package anywhere in your downloads folder.

Buy Catalog Listing:
Miscellaneous > Pets
Livingroom > Miscellaneous
Bedroom > Miscellaneous
Study > Miscellaneous
Outside > Miscellaneous

Usage:
Once in game, use "boolProp ControlPets on" and "boolProp PetActionCancel true" to fully control your pets. Select a dog and click on the Canine Defence Pad for action! You need not use this cheat however as pets can perform all the actions in the Canine Defence Pad at free will. But that'll be a whole lot to wait for!

CAUTION:
With this, pets are able to fly through or over objects including walls! To prevent that, make sure the path between the green guide grids and the grids themselves are empty. If you choose otherwise, placement rules have already been reduced, so do enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
Face Count: 136
Vertex Count: 225

Credits:
The animation, moves and sounds were inspired and taken from a TV commercial titled "Lassie" by GC: Imagination At Work.
I would love to give my special thanks to Wes for his continuous advices and of course for his AniMesh.
Hexameter for his Sound Tutorial
Milkshape 3D

I would love to see your dogs in action! Capture them and attach them in a reply below this thread. Use the "Go Advanced" option. The dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds. So I'll also be able to see how well this animation fits your unique dog and make updates if necessary. Hurry! Let's see who has the most amazing shots!

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 Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Kodiak-CanineDefencePad_12April08.zip

Size: 348.5 KB · Downloads: 23,772 · 13th Apr 2008
348.5 KB 23,772 13th Apr 2008
Kodiak-CanineDefencePad.zip

Size: 348.4 KB · Downloads: 29,655 · 27th Mar 2008
348.4 KB 29,655 27th Mar 2008
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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Fluffy
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#2 Old 27th Mar 2008 at 9:19 PM
I had to go test this in my game to see if it was for real, and I haven't laughed this much at sims stuff in ages.
Extremely amusing, and marvellously unique.
I love it. Great work!
Forum Resident
#3 Old 27th Mar 2008 at 11:03 PM
O_o what the hell?!?! dogs and cats are danceing?

"Anyone who dares oppose me no, the Life Fibers will suffer the same fate." ~Ragyo Kiryuin
Test Subject
#4 Old 27th Mar 2008 at 11:15 PM
Clever. Thanks for putting your time into this. :D
Test Subject
#5 Old 27th Mar 2008 at 11:21 PM
Wow. lol Awesome. (: Thanks for this! They look cute.

My username is Soccersusan24 on www.sims2.com.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 27th Mar 2008 at 11:32 PM
this looks hilarious, i'll try it ingame when i have time and see what happens. thanks so much
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 12:07 AM
wow... this very cool
thanks xD
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#8 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 12:23 AM Last edited by Echo : 28th Mar 2008 at 1:50 AM.
I'm hugely impressed! Pet animations are very hard to get working (I quit out of frustration last time I tried!)

I wonder if you'd be willing to post your fixed skeleton/ms3d file as a template for other users to make pet animations? It'd go very nicely along with Dr Pixel's sim animation templates.
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#9 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 12:54 AM
Much delectation indeed. Thank you.

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 12:57 AM
OMG!!! What an awesome job!!!!Great!!! Fabulous!!!!Do you think of working on custom pets animations (as for example, for Hexameter and Dragon Slave horses vehicles or ridable animals)?
This will be a mark on TS2 history!!!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous hard job with us!!!

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Field Researcher
#11 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 1:20 AM
Thanks can't wait to try it out.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 1:26 AM Last edited by JLonier : 29th Mar 2008 at 9:11 AM. Reason: is thanks not feedback
You rule

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You know the way it leaves you dry, It cuts you up, it takes you high
You know the way it throws about,It takes you in and spits you out
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#13 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 2:06 AM
This is so wicked and funny.
It had me laughing like crazy.
Super job!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 2:07 AM
This is impressive, indeed. I wish I could reinstall my Pets to try this, but I lost my darn activation code!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 2:11 AM
Not sure how I'll use this, but looks very interesting *downloads* I'll be sure to test this out when I get some pets (right now I'm having a tough time creating sims I actually want to keep lol).
Not actually evil.
#16 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 2:58 AM
Fantastic! I support folks who research how package files work and figure out new things for modders to do. I won't be using this in my game, but I'm so glad you made it.
Scholar
#17 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 3:06 AM
Oh.. My ... GAWD! LOL This is crazy, I love it! Excellent work on this, very creative.
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 5:30 AM
Oh my GOD. :DD This is...amazing. Completely and utterly amazing.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 5:56 AM
nice a new item for pets does it works with all the entire game?
Test Subject
#20 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 6:58 AM
Lmao I love it! Pets needs more stuff, this is awesome
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#21 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 8:28 AM Last edited by JLonier : 29th Mar 2008 at 9:11 AM. Reason: is thanks not feedback
Impressive, I loved it.
I am able to see more of your creations
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 10:20 AM
Absolutely amazing! Must have taken you quite some time!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 4:08 PM
GOSH, you guys are great! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thanks to Lethe_s, seven_nation_army, Soccersusan24, macm09, BDBULL, centerman, toriamos, GreenDaySim74, Cinamun, twisted FATE, joltzi, Vral and everyone I quoted below for your replies and also to those who said thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eliskuya in darkness
O_o what the hell?!?! dogs and cats are danceing?

True indeed! You can say that, again!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Echo
I'm hugely impressed! Pet animations are very hard to get working (I quit out of frustration last time I tried!)

I wonder if you'd be willing to post your fixed skeleton/ms3d file as a template for other users to make pet animations? It'd go very nicely along with Dr Pixel's sim animation templates.

It's usually the other way round. Me being impressed by you. I'm curious to know what method did you attempt that got you frustrated the last time. Do you mind sharing?

I would love to, Echo, but currently I'm still working on improving it. This is just an early preview. Further more, I've not even tried the other pet meshes, only large adult dogs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarciAraujo.ts
OMG!!! What an awesome job!!!!Great!!! Fabulous!!!!Do you think of working on custom pets animations (as for example, for Hexameter and Dragon Slave horses vehicles or ridable animals)?
This will be a mark on TS2 history!!!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous hard job with us!!!

Thanks for your exaggerated reply! That'll be interesting to work with indeed, not to mention an honour! I'll try my best if I have the time.

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Originally Posted by Vera Marina
You rule

You're the best! Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mearii
This is impressive, indeed. I wish I could reinstall my Pets to try this, but I lost my darn activation code!

Oh my! Isn't it at the back of your instruction booklet? Hope you do find it. Maybe you can explain your situation to EA and see what they can do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pugluvr7105
Not sure how I'll use this, but looks very interesting *downloads* I'll be sure to test this out when I get some pets (right now I'm having a tough time creating sims I actually want to keep lol).

*cocks head* It's for your pets to do some moves. It not too hard to create Sims, take your time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Fantastic! I support folks who research how package files work and figure out new things for modders to do. I won't be using this in my game, but I'm so glad you made it.

New things? I love new things! Aww... Maybe I should have made something for cats?

Quote:
Originally Posted by j8799
nice a new item for pets does it works with all the entire game?

Thanks and yes! This works should work for the entire game inclusive of all expansion packs, minimum installation being the Base Game with the Pets Expansion Pack.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kkkayleighh
Heyy.
This looked really cute, so I downloaded it.

Then I went into my game, planning on making a new neighborhood ahead of time.
But for some reason, my game kept crashing when the new neighborhood was "Creating Pets"
So I removed this from my files, and then it worked. o.O
So I just wanted to let you know. xD

Maybe in case you want to put it in a warning or something?
Thanks for this, it's adorable. <33

~Kay

Wow, this came as a shock. I immediately tested it and twice the "Creating Pets" screen loaded smoothly. No crashes at all. After all, this package is only an add on and does not overide or conflict with any of those in the game.

Perhaps it might be a conflict with other custom packages, but that's rarely the case as I have registered for a unique GUID and it's unlikely for someone else to have an animation with the name "d-selfdefence" and sound "specialsound1". Did you remove any other downloaded packages along with mine while testing?

What windows are you using and what expansion packs do you have installed? Maybe someone else can help confirm this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BloodRaven_1564
Absolutely amazing! Must have taken you quite some time!

Well, it sure did... but your words are rewarding enough.

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#24 Old 28th Mar 2008 at 6:30 PM
Wow that was pretty ambitious, I'm so glad you figured it out!
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