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Testers Wanted - Garden Hose UPDATED - FIXED and RECOLORABLE

by nikkibailey Posted 30th Apr 2005 at 4:01 PM - Updated 30th Apr 2005 at 9:25 PM by nikkibailey : edit
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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.
Thanks to JWoods, the object is now recolorable. If you downloaded the previous version, please redownload the new one. Also, I'm including recolored objects, one of which is from our dear friend, JWoods....thanks a bunch!

Hi guys. I thought I'd try something a little different besides all the clutter Would you mind testing this object for me? Made it in 3ds Max 6 and MilkShape 3D, along with SimPE .35. I just recently acquired 3ds Max 6, so it's an experimental mesh while trying to figure the program out.

Anyway, it's created with it's own unique registered GUID, it's a little big on the poly side (due to the coils), but at any rate shouldn't slow game down (1708 vertices/2866 triangles).

It does absolutely nothing. It was cloned from the Lady On Red painting, so it probably will show up under paintings or the miscellaneous infinity sign. Don't worry, Lady On Red shouldn't show up with any weird recolor options. Anyway, I'm not crazy about my texture image, and apparently I still haven't gotten how to make recolorable objects down yet (if someone could take a look at the package file and let me know what I'm missing, I'd appreciate it).

At any rate, the object can be placed on walls that already have something there, such as a window, using moveObjects on cheat.

Let me know

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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 4:13 PM
Is it EP ready?
Field Researcher
#3 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 4:17 PM
Nice! I hope someone fixes the recolourable problem. Will test :D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 4:19 PM
BigBoss, yes it is. I have Uni and it works

I believe the Lady On Red painting is original sims2, so it should work without EP (???? yes, no, maybe)
Test Subject
#5 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 4:20 PM
yeah it works with both EP and non-EP for me thanks this thing makes my house look even more real :D
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 5:01 PM
Thanx You! this is just what i've been waiting for! :mrpantha:
#7 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 5:27 PM
looks good, very real. thanks!
#8 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 5:30 PM
Pretty good! Once you figure out the Recolours option on it, make a few colors like yellow, red, blue hoses! ^.^
Field Researcher
#9 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 5:35 PM
This is really cute!

Thank you!
Mesh Maestro
#10 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 6:52 PM Last edited by JWoods : 30th Apr 2005 at 8:16 PM. Reason: add fixed pic.
I have looked at your package.... Your shape naming is correct and is usually the first thing I find wrong when colors are not enabled... I then proceeded to your texture... I found something odd there, the daisy texture and not the lady in red and also the hose texture... This is where your troubles begin... I have also extracted the mesh and will attempt to knock your poly count down... I can fix the package completely and upload it for you to compare if you would like... Let me know...

* I reworked the package.... Here is a picture(below)... I will only upload the package if it is what you wish...

** I changed the clone base object to the "chinese opera mask" as it is a better base object for your hose... I also made a re-color(very basic) as a test to show that the object is indeed color enabled.

*** I ran the object through optimizers and had no success in dropping the poly count any as it is due mainly to the cylindrical design as you mentioned above (just thought I would try anyway.. )
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 7:52 PM
JWoods: I take it all you had to do was find a better original object to clone? One with only 1 base texture (not counting the shadow) rather than the 2 that apparently Lady On Red had? Thanks for the help
Mesh Maestro
#12 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 8:00 PM Last edited by JWoods : 30th Apr 2005 at 8:05 PM.
Default typo
Well.... I chose to reclone because of that fact you stated "1 base texture" but in order to fix the original package I would have had to do a lot more... . If I am not mistaken I believe the (not lady in red) but Daisy(that is the texture I found in your package) had another Texture, the frame in it.... To utilize this texture it would have been best to break the object into two shapes... IE: hose as one shape and fixture and housing as another seperate shape... once the package was completed it effects a lot more then just the GMDC file....
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 8:14 PM
Thanks JWoods...I think I've got it now, so will repost the updated version.
Mesh Maestro
#14 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 8:17 PM
Any time... I removed the uploaded packages..
#15 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 8:37 PM Last edited by thefuzmixman : 30th Apr 2005 at 8:40 PM.
Hey nikki, Check your pm
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 9:27 PM
Thanks Fuz :howdy:

You guys are the greatest...this poor little girl from Missouri is learning so much...what would I do without you :D
#17 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 9:48 PM
Hehe. Nikki, you're pretty good! Nice!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 10:01 PM
Great !!
Thank you for sharing
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 10:17 PM
How awesome! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 10:24 PM
good idea, like it a lot, thanks
#21 Old 2nd May 2005 at 3:58 AM
hehe... something else that i needed for my IRL House Rep, the only thing is I would love one that just laid on the ground ... but this will do perfectly till i found one hehe or maybe i will just have to ho out and nail the thing that goes on the wall up hehe thnx UFC
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#22 Old 2nd May 2005 at 5:03 PM
finally! something that we can put outside the house! keep 'em coming! :D
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 2nd May 2005 at 7:04 PM
Congrats! It is awesome thank you for your work
Test Subject
#24 Old 2nd May 2005 at 7:34 PM
Really nice...just what I was looking for! Thank you for all the hard work
Field Researcher
#25 Old 3rd May 2005 at 2:23 AM
Awesome object! I love these 'homely' type objects, its great to be able to make the game more 'realistic'.
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