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Harvestable Corn

by Deastrumquodvicis Posted 8th Apr 2021 at 5:08 AM
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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.
While laying down for a nice siesta, I realized I hadn't seen any harvestable corn. As I'm working on some other harvestables that are way less realistic, I thought this was a good opportunity to bring a little of the midwest to the Sims. Cranking up Blender, Photoshop, and the internet, I found a few great models that I could simplify without much hassle, and as I had practice on that, placement was easy.

The only thing I'm not sure of is what the blossom textures look like, since I couldn't find either a TXMT or TXTR or anything else pointing to it, and no easy way to test in game. And sure, the harvesting texture looks a little weird, with Mr. Cooke aka my outdoor test victim here pulling from either high leaves or something not there, but what are ya gonna do? It also still wound up pretty high-poly, sitting at a pretty 16,128 poly count, so if you don't have a monster computer, I don't suggest corn mazes, but considering the EAxis harvestables squeak past 20k, I'm pretty okay with that. The corn itself is a little higher than Aysarth's cherries, but I couldn't reduce it more and get it to look decent.

They do also show up as corn in the neighborhood view, and have a dormant stage (mostly I just played with transparency to make the leaves shorter) as well as proper snow coverage that I didn't get screenshots of.

Enormous thanks to simler90 and whoward69 for helping with the problems I was having with the harvest leading to only harvesting trees and not the plant itself, as well as Aysarth's peach, pear, and cherry trees that I used as bases.

You'll find them with the other harvestable trees, in Build Mode > Garden Center for $1200.

Polygon Counts:
16128 for the plant
915 for the corn itself

Additional Credits:
Ear of Corn Yellow V2 for model of the corn itself (with poly reduction, obviously)
Corn Field V1 for the stalk model and the leaf textures
Filter Forge's Corn Texture
Aysarth's harvestable pear trees, from which I cloned

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Sims 2 Seasons
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corn.zip

Size: 6.33 MB · Downloads: 607 · 8th Apr 2021
6.33 MB 607 8th Apr 2021
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Instructor
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#2 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 5:29 PM
Sun & Moon at Plumb Bob Keep have pretty much every veggie you can think of.
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#3 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 6:23 PM
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Originally Posted by child_of_air
Sun & Moon at Plumb Bob Keep have pretty much every veggie you can think of.

Ah, I keep forgetting that’s a website.

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#4 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 9:05 PM
These are some nice looking models. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 10:22 PM
Like to see more harvestable fruit & Vegies
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#6 Old 9th Apr 2021 at 3:08 PM
Great job! I love this!
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#7 Old 10th Apr 2021 at 9:03 AM
Gorgeous!
You're a magician!
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Apr 2021 at 8:01 PM
Default Great idea but...
This makes my game crash. Not sure why, or what it's conflicting with, but as the neighborhood loads up, it quits to the Finder. I tried several times, with it in the downloads folder, and without, so I know it's not some random conicidence. Any idea what the issue might be? Anyone else getting this result?
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#9 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 6:23 AM
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Originally Posted by chitownriverscum
This makes my game crash. Not sure why, or what it's conflicting with, but as the neighborhood loads up, it quits to the Finder. I tried several times, with it in the downloads folder, and without, so I know it's not some random conicidence. Any idea what the issue might be? Anyone else getting this result?


The only thing I can think of is if you don't have the Seasons EP, other than that, no reported issues for me.

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#10 Old 26th Apr 2021 at 12:36 AM
This is sooo cool!