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New mesh, new fun object: examinable casket

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 23rd Aug 2006 at 8:57 PM - Updated 7th Dec 2008 at 10:23 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
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This object was originally a request and test subject for me, but I decided that it deserves to be finished and revealed to public

So, this is a casket. A sim can:
- open it
- close it
- examine it, in both open/close states - functionality is heavily 'borrowed' from book reading functionality: sim grabs the casket; finds a seat, if not, stands or sits on floor; then looks into casket, sometimes shows thought about it, sometimes changes face expressions (smile, confused, interested, surprise), and increases Fun quite fast (forgive me, the poor cheater :o ); when cancelled or finished, sim stands up and tries to place casket on nearby surface (sometimes drops on floor; sorry, I still don't understand well how this part functions)

It can be found in Hobbies/Recreation.
It should cost more as time passes (+25 simoleons per day); sorry my lazyness, though - I didn't waited for whole day to see if it's really so. Please inform me if I'm mistaken in this part :o
It works in base game an with all EPs.

The mesh consists of 2 subsets: 'casket' and 'contents'. Both are recolorable and bumpmap-enabled. 'contents' subset is actually 2 planes one under another - I decided that it's no use of putting high-poly mesh there, so you can recolor it to almost anything relatively flat.
The package includes 3 recolors for each subset:
- for casket - wooden with black panels, textiled, and chrome
- for contents - pearls, gold jewelry, and empty (the last recolor contains no texture files, so it's no use to recolor off it - use the other two)

Mesh geometry:
- casket - 60 faces, 114 vertices
- contents - 4 faces, 8 vertices

Mesh was created in 3dsmax and imported using skankyboy's smd plugin.
The joint-related stuff (CRES and GMDC), and prototype for open animation was taken from microwave object; joints were moved, animation was remade from scratch in MilkShape.
Thanks to Echo for telling how to play animation backwards and for the adding BHAV tutorial.
Carry animations were taken from platedessert object and were edited in SimPE itself. Thanks to quaxi for the SimPE and built-in ANIM editor

Thanks to Akulina for the screenshots well, it was her request in the beginning :p

Feel free to recolor, but please link back to this thread.
For this object only, I allow to clone and remesh it, and alter joint positions/animations. Please mention, though, that I created the prototype :o and don't post on pay sites.

Added: those who asking where hair/shirt/anything else other than the casket came from, see this comment in this thread.

Style: Antique Retro
Room: Living Bedroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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Test Subject
#2 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:08 PM
awsome thank's I love it!!!
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#3 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:24 PM
Fantastic! Great work.

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#4 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:28 PM
This mesh is so cute. I like that the sims can "interact" with the object instead of it being just decorative. Thanks.

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#5 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:33 PM
aww... that's sweet, thanks!

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#6 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:40 PM
That Is Great
Thanx A Lot

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:58 PM
Oh, i have a jewellerybox exavtly similar to the one the girl in the blue shirt is holding! I must download it ^_^

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Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 10:08 PM
I've been waiting for something like this for ages - thank you!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 10:41 PM
Wonderful, great job. Thank you.
Test Subject
#10 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 10:45 PM
That's awesome! I ♥! One quick question. Where'd you get the hair on the girl?
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#11 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 10:50 PM
really nice mesh and good hobby!!!Thank you,
Field Researcher
#12 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 11:26 PM
mmm very nice ......downloading now...
#13 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 11:30 PM
For that matter, where did you get the blue shirt???

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 2:32 AM
love the box! i think my victorian sims would love to have a mysterious box.

mac, that shirt is a teen-casual outfit found on simplystyling on page 2 of the teen section.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:33 AM
wonderful objests, great job friend :p
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:39 AM
Neat! Very pretty too, thank you very much for sharing.
#17 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:53 AM
Oh thank you, this is really pretty! (and useful too!) I like it very much.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 4:04 AM
Thank you for sharing your work with us.
very pretty and well done.
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#19 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 4:17 AM
Oh, this looks like fun! Where did you get that shirt, by the way?

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#20 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 5:14 AM
These is a great object to have, I enjoy things that sims cant interact with. Even without this interaction it is the most beautiful casket, thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 1:44 PM
This is great, well done!

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#22 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:35 PM
Lovely object
thanks for sharing it with us

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#23 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 4:42 PM
how amazing, and I really like the details, maybe this could be somehow modified into music box perhaps. personally I think this is worth to be featured, but that's up to the mods ^__^

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#24 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 5:37 PM
I agree with Navetsea! This is great for stories and it looks very good. Going straight into my DL folder, thanks!

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Test Subject
#25 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 7:24 PM
An excellent work, so elaborated, beautiful and neat. I especially like the thing, that you can open and close the casket and also choose if it is empty or not. All the jewels are made perfectly. And the most important thing is that you can also examine it in sitting position increasing fun motive.
The girl on the screenshot is a sim from my game. Her hair is taken from rosesims2 (paysite ) and the shirt is from simplystyling as saber2185 said.
And again thanks a lot for your admirable work!
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