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Activity Chair (for any table)

by plasticbox Posted 28th Jun 2015 at 12:36 AM - Updated 28th Jun 2015 at 1:56 AM by plasticbox
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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 stripped-down version of the Maxis Activity Table for children: it only consists of some supplies and a standard-height chair, so it can be used with any regular table (instead of only that one special object that looks completely out of place almost everywhere .. it's not like children cannot make a mess on your beautiful dinner table too!)



I originally wanted to make this an object like a book or something, without the chair tied to it, but then I realised having the chair included is actually quite practical -- this way, older sims cannot hog it (the entire object is only useable for children).

This is using different get-on/off animations than the Maxian activity table, because both the seat and the surface are higher than that, and there is still a bit of glitchiness that I haven't managed to eradicate (but it's not terribly terrible IMO):
  • When resuming drawings (not starting new ones), children sometimes still use the original get-in animation for the small chair (once they sit, everything is fine)
  • While getting off, their feet clip into the floor a little bit (see screenshots)
  • The visual effects when they pour glitter and macaroni onto their artwork currently ends up underneath the drawing surface somewhere, so you don't see it. The main drawing animations all work fine though, and the kids don't stretch or anything like that.

Note that you will need bb.moveobjects to place it -- the only ways I know about to get around that would mean that sims can clip through it too (gah) or use the wrong low-chair animations again (unless I'd include a ton of custom tuning just to get around that, which is also a bit gah -> more customness, more breakability).


Six colour options (all referenced from the Kindermade chair and the original drawing table), 65§, available in Function > Children > Activities and Room > Children > Activities.

Polygon Counts:

High Poly: 635V/626F
Mid Poly: 361V/308F
Low Poly: 208V/162F
High Poly Sun Shadow: 341V/624F
Mid Poly Sun Shadow: 175V/308F
Low Poly Sun Shadow: 100V/162F


s4pe, TSRW/Milkshape.

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 4
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MTS2 Hot Pepper
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#2 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 12:53 AM
wonderful modding idea
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 2:55 AM
This is wonderful. I always wanted a way for the children of my more basic families to have some kind of art and not only was the table in the way, but it was damn expensive. Thank you again.
Instructor
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#4 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 3:39 AM
This is such a cool idea :) I hate those activity tables :P
Scholar
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#5 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 3:53 AM
Wow you are amazing. This is so much better that the whole art table....
Test Subject
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#6 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 4:23 AM
need to use move objects to put it at a table
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#7 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 4:30 AM
Yes, like it says in the first post.

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#8 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 6:56 AM
Really great idea, thank you so much ! This is so much better than those stupid tables.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 7:01 AM
Thanks again for this awesome mod!
Could you make the objects portable somehow?
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#10 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 7:10 AM
You can use scumbumbo's Packing Crate to make nearly anything portable. And please don't post requests here.

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Instructor
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#11 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 8:23 AM
Best mod in ages. Thank you! <3
Test Subject
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#12 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 1:33 PM
This is so cool. How many child sims in my game have wanted an activity table but have been unable to fit the oversized monstrosity in their modest little sim rooms? Also, like you, I just hate how the activity table looks. Liberated at last! Many thanks : )
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 1:47 PM
Thank you !
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#14 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 5:28 PM
Very good idea ! i will save some money and place with this, thank you!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 11:52 PM
I never knew I needed this until now, thanks so much!!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 4:36 PM
Awesome!! Another thing I didn't know I wanted!
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 6:55 PM
My sim kids applaud you
Test Subject
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#18 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 2:55 AM
this is spectacular. thank you
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#19 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 4:55 PM
cool :D
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#20 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 12:10 AM
This is perfect for elementary schools with the go to school mod! Can't wait to jump back in game and try this!
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#21 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 4:50 PM
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#22 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 9:16 AM
Thanks!
Test Subject
#23 Old 7th Jul 2015 at 6:52 PM
why
I cant get a table to work with it the drawing just floats in the air
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#24 Old 7th Jul 2015 at 7:17 PM
Can you post a screenshot please? Also, does this happen without other CC too and what is your game version?

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#25 Old 15th Jul 2015 at 8:43 AM
Awesome
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