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Craftable Pottery

by plasticbox Posted 20th Dec 2015 at 5:51 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2016 at 2:49 PM 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.
A new kind of craftable that sims can make in-game: buy a blob of clay, mold it for a while, and get a small craftable in return (or fail and get a pile of shards).


Update 2016-01-24: Updated with French and Spanish strings added.







Pottery Blob:

The blob costs 25§ and is in Hobbies > Creative (this is a different blob than the Maxis one, it only looks the same). Sims gain a little bit of fun and Handiness skill from using it; they also have vaguely appropriate thought balloons while doing so. They will put it in their inventory when they stop molding but aren’t done yet.


Crafting:

There are two possible outcomes, success (the blob goes poof and the sim has the item they were crafting in their inventory) and failure (the blob also goes poof, but they only get a pile of shards in return ‒ currently the Woodworking “fail” pile for small statues). High Handiness skill, the Creative and Creative Visionary trait, as well as Focused and Inspired moods bend the chance towards a successful outcome; the Clumsy trait and Stressed, Angry, Uncomfortable, Sad, Dazed moods detract from it. This varies a little between the objects (e.g. for the Flower vases, the Inspired trait is more useful than for plates; on the other hand Focused is more useful for plates than for vases since I consider molding plates more boring).

Other than that, the interactions are time-based (randomised min and max time; the minimum time is lowest for the plates and highest for the vases). Sims can socialise while molding the blob, so they are not always super effective at getting anything done =P .. but this is meant to be a hobby anyway, not a money-making scheme. With a maximum profit of 10§ for the vases, the latter would be a little difficult anyway.

Molding does not have a Resume action; progress gets stored nevertheless (you just need to re-select the interaction again). It doesn’t matter whether or not you remember which interaction it was, as the progress simply counts up to 100 (this means it is possible to start a plate and finish a vase).


Craftable items:
  • Decorative Plate ‒ value 20§, 20 possible colour variants | No Handiness skill required
  • Decorative Cup ‒ value 25§, 24 possible colour variants | Handiness level 2 and up
  • Small Flower Vase ‒ value 35§, 20 possible colour variants | Handiness level 3 and up
  • Tall Flower Vase ‒ value 35§, 20 possible colour variants | Handiness level 3 and up

Plate and cup are stackable (the plates can also be used to put other small deco items on them, like candles or plants); the vases can hold gardening flowers (the small vase is basically this one in more colours, the tall one is, well, taller, and only holds one flower). On the “objects_overview” screenshot the flowers still sit a little too low in the vases, but I fixed that afterwards ‒ the first two screenshots show the vases as uploaded.

Note that the items are not recolourable in game; this is on purpose ‒ they are somewhat colour coordinated and many of them also match the Functional Tea Pot I made, but in order to have a really matching set or collect all of them, sims will have to make a lot of pottery. Plates are weighted 3:1 towards plain white plates, cups and vases are random. I like that kind of random element, that’s why I made it work like this.


Made and tested with game version 1.13.


Known issue: The fade-out of the blob when it disappears (i.e. after an item has been crafted, not when sims just put it away to do something else) is not timed very elaborately ‒ most of the time one can still see the blob sticking to the sim’s hand while it fades. In my game the animation seemed to hang for a bit when I turned off visibility earlier than it is now, that’s why I left it like this.


Localisation:

English, Dutch (ElenaInTheSIms), French (MiniMimi), Spanish (gato_24). Thanks for the contributions! If you want to add another language, see this tutorial on how to translate existing mods.


Polygon Counts:

Blob: no model included

Cup, high poly: 118V/144F
Cup, low poly: 62V/72F

Plate, high poly: 97V/110F
Plate, low poly: 81V/94F

Vase, high poly: 77V/112F
Vase, low poly: 68V/30F


Terms of Use: Since this was asked in the comments, I really want these objects to be obtainable only by crafting. I would like to ask that people do not distribute clones (copies) in public that have been made buyable or copyable in game -- you can of course edit them for personal use or share them privately, but please do not share “cheaty” edits in public. Thanks.


blender, paint.net, TSRW/Milkshape, Notepad++, s4pe.

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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Field Researcher
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#26 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 3:50 PM
So cool! I can't wait to try it out.
Test Subject
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#27 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 4:30 PM
This is cool can't wait to try it
Lab Assistant
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#28 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 5:49 PM
What! My mind just got blown. Cool idea.
Test Subject
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#29 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 9:55 PM
Fantastic idea! You deserve a medal for all your work!
Mad Poster
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#30 Old 22nd Dec 2015 at 1:46 AM
What a fabulous idea! I'll have to give this a go as the clay blob is one of my favorite objects in the game.
Test Subject
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#31 Old 22nd Dec 2015 at 5:53 PM
What an amazing work! Thanks sooooo much.
Top Secret Researcher
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#32 Old 22nd Dec 2015 at 9:35 PM
Thanks for the wonderful upload!
Test Subject
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#33 Old 23rd Dec 2015 at 2:06 AM
Honestly, PB, you're a genius.
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#34 Old 23rd Dec 2015 at 7:29 AM
This is amazing! You make the most wonderful mods :D
Test Subject
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#35 Old 27th Dec 2015 at 1:21 PM
Omg, this should be a picked item!!!
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#36 Old 29th Dec 2015 at 3:15 AM
Thanks this is so neat! I can't wait to see how my Sim does!
Forum Resident
#37 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 4:04 PM
Amazing mod. Unfortunately, the German text strings are completely empty, so I don´t get any pie menu texts in my game.
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#38 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 7:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bienchen83
Amazing mod. Unfortunately, the German text strings are completely empty, so I don´t get any pie menu texts in my game.


Could it be that you downloaded this very early on? I re-uploaded after an hour or so -- see note in the first post -- because I noticed that the non-English strings were missing.

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#39 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 8:57 PM
Yes, indeed. I actually was one of the first to download and I didn´t notice that I had the outdated version because the updated one had the same date (but not the same time).
I´m very sorry for having bothered you.
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#40 Old 4th Jan 2016 at 7:06 PM
Hey pbox!
This is my last Dutch translation, hehe!
This one was a bit tricky but I think I nailed it. If any Dutch players out there want to correct my translation or whatever, I don't mind!
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File Type: rar STBL DUT_NL Pottery set.rar (983 Bytes, 10 downloads)
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#41 Old 5th Jan 2016 at 3:18 PM
Thank you! =)

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#42 Old 6th Jan 2016 at 8:08 PM
Added the Dutch translation.

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#43 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 3:20 PM
Here's the French translation!
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File Type: rar potterie.rar (742 Bytes, 5 downloads)
Description: FR STBL
Test Subject
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#44 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 6:04 PM
My Sims are enjoying this! Such creativity! Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 24th Jan 2016 at 7:43 AM
Craftable Pottery - Spanish translation
Hello @plasticbox
Here's my spanish translation for this fantastic mod! (It was pending).
There were texts that I couldn't find in the game, but I think I could locate all texts perfectly to EA style (as I always do).

Enjoy/disfruten
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File Type: rar S4_220557DA_00000000_13F3087754E35644.rar (831 Bytes, 9 downloads)
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#46 Old 24th Jan 2016 at 3:51 PM
Updated to include French and Spanish. Thank you!

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#47 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 7:28 PM
OMG OMG OMG Thank you so much!!!!
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#48 Old 11th Feb 2016 at 8:39 PM
Thank you so much!!
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#49 Old 21st Feb 2016 at 4:19 AM
Finally, something to do with that useless clay! Thanks
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#50 Old 23rd Feb 2016 at 7:51 PM
Wonderful!!! Thank you!
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