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Two timekeepers for your sims

by Lisen801 Posted 11th Jul 2010 at 11:24 AM - Updated 11th Jul 2010 at 12:55 AM by Lisen801
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
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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I missed a decoration for my garden and I realize that I missed the sundial. They are very common where I live and my sims must also have one of these in their gardens. Of cource they give that little extra to every garden and plazas around. I do think they will be fine for medival buildings too.



In the file you find two types of sundials, the traditional sundial, to the left, and the armillary type, which is the common type here.
The traditional one is a very old type and can be found in many types.

The armillary sundial, it was the first I made, I cloned from the flammingo, without thinking of the special behavior with that object, the flammingo is "kickable" which mean that evil sims can also kick the sundial. I don't know why but the mailman are often kicking the sundial. Maybe she don't want the sims to realize that she's coming too late with the post! I can stand this behavior but maybe I shall correct it with another clone?



I haave now change the cloned object so no sims can now kick the sundial.

If you observe the time in your game when placing the traditional sundial and turn it around you can have it show the time correct.



The traditional sundial have two recolorable channels and the armillary three. You find the sundials among the other statues in the catalog. They both cost 200$.

The idea and the meshes are of cource my own.

Polygon Counts:
The Traditional Sundial have732 vertices and 436 polygons and
the Armillary Sundial 1661 vertices and 1396 polygons.

Additional Credits:
My credits for the devolepers of S3OC and s3pe, MTS and all the marvelleous autors to different tutorials here and there. Without it I couln't make anything at all for the Sims.

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Scholar
#2 Old 11th Jul 2010 at 1:58 PM
Yeah. That's perfect for my medieval lots.
Thanks
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 11th Jul 2010 at 2:26 PM
Nicely done. I love that the mailmen can kick them. Great job!

Bix AKA Champion le Bleu Cardinalis born Nov 18th 2006. Home from Poland Jan 14 2007 with brother Jack!!!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 11th Jul 2010 at 2:44 PM
I love to decorate my garden too. Great work. Thank you very much. Can you make a pigeon loft and a few pigeons?
Mad Poster
#5 Old 11th Jul 2010 at 2:53 PM
thank you so much! i did the forbidden palace recently & despaired because there's a couple of sundials in the courtyard of one of the main sections. i had to put up a *telescope* in it's place!
sayonara star gazing!
helloooooooo sun-clocking!
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Jul 2010 at 6:47 PM
Blah to evil mailpeople who don't appreciate beauty. These are lovely, going into some lucky sim's garden in my game. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 12th Jul 2010 at 9:25 PM
*two thumbs up*
Instructor
#8 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:21 AM
Old world charm, thank you

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 5:21 AM
LOL on the mail lady kicking down sundials! Anyway great job, perfect accessory for one's garden.
Test Subject
#10 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:22 PM
thankyou So much i missed this in my gardens too i think i like it more with the kickable option the fallen over vertion would look great with my haunted house ><

I may not live forever...but i'll die trying
Test Subject
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#11 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 12:11 AM
thank you for sharing with us, it's a very great job
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 3rd Mar 2012 at 6:48 PM
very cute! I was really looking forward to seeing somebody kick it over. I really think that would be funny. Of course, it doesn't really make sense, since If I tried to kick that heavy thing, I'd break my toes. It would be so weird if they made a giant stone statue from the flamingo and then evil sims could knock it down.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 8:10 AM
Finally a sundial! Haha I am so very happy. Can't believe I've never seen one for sims before. Thank you so much.
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#14 Old 18th May 2012 at 6:09 PM
I love them. Thank you!