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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.

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Icy Spicy
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#2 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 6:40 PM
This is quite awesome!Thank you so much.
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20th Dec 2015 at 6:44 PM Last edited by MiniMimi : 20th Dec 2015 at 7:22 PM.
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#3 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 7:32 PM
Oh! Sorry -- I think I forgot to include the translations. I'll check and re-upload in a minute!

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In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#4 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 7:34 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Oh! Sorry -- I think I forgot to include the translations. I'll check and re-upload in a minute!

Sweet! I'll grab them ASAP, I already have a sim with a shop waiting to test it!
lol I was deleting my post to change it from Thanks to report a problem - didn't we used to have this option before in the edit menu???? so here it is again:

Wow! This looks so fun! The fact that there's no design tool and that we'll have to mold a ton to get a full assorted set is very clever ^^ Thank you for this
I'll be changing all the prices though to make it worthwhile to sale in shops (probably 5§ the mold, 100§ per plate/mug and 200§ the vase) so I do hope they're 'sellable'
Edit: Erm there's a small problem, the pie menu is empty. My game is in French, the pie menu options should still show in English, no? The outcome message was empty too.
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#5 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 7:52 PM
Reuploaded, thanks for catching that!! =)

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#6 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 7:54 PM
Amazing mod, I love your amazing touches to the game like the pot with flowers you pick :) Thanks! You read our minds!
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#7 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 8:10 PM
Thank you so much for this! Will this conflict with coolspear1's 'Tuning mods to keep certain handy items in sims inventory' mod?
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#8 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 8:26 PM
No, the pottery blob is a different object as far as the game is concerned (it has custom tuning) -- I suppose I edited the same thing though (the put down strategy is changed), so they should both behave the same way if you're using that mod.

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#9 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 8:39 PM
This is SO awesome! Thank you so much! I love arts and crafts.
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#10 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 9:32 PM
Wow, I didn't even know you could do things like this. Handy/artistic sims will love making these.
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#11 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 9:48 PM
This is awesome!! Thank you!
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#12 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 9:53 PM
This is great. Thanks!
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#13 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 10:00 PM
very awsome idea thanks for making it
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#14 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 10:04 PM
Would it be possible to tie this into the create copy ability with other craftables that came in GTW? Currently creating a full table of the same style cups/plates isn't really viable.
The no design tool philosophy is great but once you've created a certain style it'd be nice to be able to copy it at a price.
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#15 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Reuploaded, thanks for catching that!! =)

It's working perfectly and they're selling like hotcakes (even though I raised the prices a bit haha); the customers love them. My favorite are the dishes, they're so cute! It will be fun challenge trying to get a full assorted set and it will be the perfect gift for the heir of each family
That's a really fun addition and brings back the nostalgia of those dishes my Sims 2 sims made
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#16 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by daviisim
Would it be possible to tie this into the create copy ability with other craftables


They already have Func_CloneNormalMin (at least the cups do) -- IIRC for the interaction to be available they would also need a catalogue category (which means they would become recolourable, which I don't want). Should be a simple edit though.

On this occasion I would like to ask that people do not distribute clones (copies) of these objects in public that have been made buyable or copyable. I really want the objects to be obtainable only by crafting. You can of course edit them for personal use or share them privately, but I don't want to see any downloads like that. Thank you.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#17 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 10:44 PM
this is awesome !!!
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#18 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 11:01 PM
This is awesome, thank you!
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#19 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 11:54 PM
Thank you! I can't believe how you always make such cool things. You are so creative. I have downloaded everything you have ever made. Thanks for making my game so much more fun
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#20 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 12:47 AM
You are such a Sims genius! Thank you so much for all the great work you do, both as fixes and as innovations -- and really, Sims 4 needs a bit of both, doesn't it? You're the best!
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#21 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 1:15 AM
Love it! Thanks for sharing. :)
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#22 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 1:57 AM
Amazing! Thank you.
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#23 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 9:10 AM
Amazing and talented work! Thankyou
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#24 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 3:27 PM
Cute idea, nice to have more variety in craftables!
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#25 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 3:50 PM
So cool! I can't wait to try it out.
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