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Owl Mobile (Animated and Musical)

by Bubblebeam Posted 11th Sep 2016 at 2:06 PM - Updated 25th Sep 2016 at 6:10 AM by Bubblebeam
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
In loving memory of simmer Nonni (February 1948 - August 2016)

First off, a HUGE thank you to the following people for making this object possible.

NixNivis for permitting cloning of her Starship Mobile to which this mobile takes its animation. Also for the tremendous amount of time and help she gave personally.

Gayars for providing the owl textures and her own recolours.

FracturedMoonlight for guidance in meshing.

Update 17/09/2016
A new, musical version of the mobile has been added. This version has additional options to "Turn On Music" and "Turn Off Music". I’ve left the original mobile available for those that do not want the mobile to be musical (no sense wasting download space on a soundtrack package you won’t use). The rotation direction has also been reversed and animation slowed slightly. * Please do leave feedback if you find the music is too high or too low; checking first that your system and/or games volumes aren't the cause. It has thus far been very difficult to establish what is a good volume, so this may need a further update.

Original non-musical mobile updated to rotate in reverse and at a slightly slower speed; the same as the new musical mobile.

Musical and non-musical mobiles share the same GUID, therefore you must only have ONE version installed.

This mobile slowly rotates using the pie menu options, "Start Spinning" and "Stop Spinning". It is best placed using the "setquartertileplacement on" cheat.

Found under Miscellaneous > Children for 80 simoleans.

Recolours can be downloaded separately. Included are pink, purple, red and white by me and lavender, aqua green and turquoise by Gayars. Blue is the owls default colour.

Polygon Counts:
Clamp: 214
Frame (includes moon and stars) : 2141
Shapes (all owls): 3980
Total: 6335

Mobile compressed at 301KB.

Additional Credits:
GIMP,, Milkshape, The Compressorizer and of course, SimPE.
Tags: #toddler, #mobile, #crib, #sleepy, #fun

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 2
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Owl Mobile (Non-Musical).rar

Size: 244.0 KB · Downloads: 4,104 · 17th Sep 2016
244.0 KB 4,104 17th Sep 2016
Owl Mobile (Musical).rar

Size: 1.87 MB · Downloads: 7,229 · 17th Sep 2016
1.87 MB 7,229 17th Sep 2016
Owl Recolours By Gayars.rar

Size: 257.5 KB · Downloads: 6,465 · 11th Sep 2016
257.5 KB 6,465 11th Sep 2016
Owl Recolours By Bubblebeam.rar

Size: 408.3 KB · Downloads: 7,501 · 11th Sep 2016
408.3 KB 7,501 11th Sep 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 2:31 PM
How ADORABLE!! Thank you Bubblebeam!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 5:45 PM
Thank you, Bubblebeam!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 5:52 PM
As a bird enthusiast, including owls, this looks just so, so appealing! So adorable!

However, please excuse me for asking the question, but I know that people bring this up on the message boards, and sometimes are confused. I wish to clarify for myself as well: this is not an NPC. correct? I know that animated items are very often not a custom NPC

Thanks to ALL free-site creators, admins and mods.

RIP Sunni ... truly a ray of light.
Original Poster
#5 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 7:34 PM
Hi Gazania. No this absolutely does not use an NPC controller. There are simply joints assigned to follow a base game Maxis animation called (off memory) omaxisrotate360, and the stopping/starting is set up in the BHAVs.

"It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
Truth will not fear scrutiny.
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 10:53 PM
This mobile is amazing. Thanks so much for helping to keep Sims 2 alive with your imagination and creativity.
#7 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 1:12 AM
What a beautiful project! The design, the creativity, the collaborative effort, the dedication, the adorable results... I'm so impressed! Really, it's absolutely wonderful. ♥
Original Poster
#8 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 4:56 AM
Thank you for the lovely comments, and the pick! I really appreciate it.

"It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
Truth will not fear scrutiny.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 1:44 PM
This is so great! I'm loving the work you are doing on nurseries.
Not actually evil.
#10 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 8:50 PM
Now I need to play again so I can put this adorbs mobile in my game!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 13th Sep 2016 at 9:39 AM
This is a lovely idea, and very well made :) Thank you!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 13th Sep 2016 at 12:09 PM
Absolutely charming :) Thank you, I highly appreciate this.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 16th Sep 2016 at 8:34 PM
Just lovely! Thank you, I can't wait to put this in my game.
Test Subject
#14 Old 17th Sep 2016 at 6:41 PM
This is super cute
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Sep 2016 at 12:39 AM
I LOVE the bedding? where did you get the bedding from? The mobile is great Never mind i found the bedding! Ps. Nonni was an amazing simmer and very inspiring
#16 Old 8th Oct 2016 at 9:34 PM
So cute, thank you.
Test Subject
#17 Old 11th Jul 2017 at 5:56 AM
Thanks.. So beautiful..
Field Researcher
#18 Old 21st Aug 2017 at 2:06 AM
I'm not sure if this was a coincidence in my game but does the music automatically stop playing once the baby falls asleep?

Also, just curious (and it's totally okay if it doesn't!) does it have any effect on the baby's motives? Thanks for this amazing CC!! It makes my babies' cribs so much more cozier and lovely. The sims 2 creator community never ceases to amaze me even after a decade ❤️
Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Sep 2017 at 12:09 AM
Test Subject
#20 Old 19th May 2019 at 12:00 PM
Thank you!
#21 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 6:16 PM
This is too cute (love the whales as well)! For years on end there was a little owl toy just like the purple owl with the dots getting knocked about in our house.