Animated - Placeable Insects - Bee Swarm

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Uploaded: 22nd May 2020 at 5:04 PM
Updated: 16th Jan 2022 at 12:22 PM

For the actual effect in motion, more info and some example scenes, please click this Youtube Video Link:
Animated - Placeable Insects - Bee Swarm

This file has been UPDATED on 16-01-2022 with the following things:
- It can now be found in the Pond VFX section in build mode.
- Object's title has been updated with an invisible 'Bakie' Search-tag in the title.
This item can now also be found by typing Bees, Insect or Insects into the search bar.
- Object's description has been updated to new format.
- Object Thumbnail has been updated with (Animated) text adjustments.
- Object Thumbnail has been updated with a light green background color. This makes it more clear in the Pond VFX section that this object has to be placed on terrain. It can be used in multiple worlds.
- Price has been changed for better placement in the Pond VFX section.

- Fixed an error that could pop-up if using Twisted Mexi's BetterExceptions while catching bees.
There was a problem with the reward-text not popping up in the upper right corner when succeeding in catching bees, this is fixed now.
The terrarium you get after catching bees now also has bees once again inside instead of dragonflies.
Please RE-DOWNLOAD and delete the old file!

Animated - Placeable Insects - Bee Swarm
This invisible object spawns a swarm of bees. After placement in Build mode, go to live mode to see the bees.
For the people having the Outdoor Retreat Game Pack, there's an extra interaction for your Sims attached to this object.

By hovering over the object, and clicking the interaction symbol, a 'catch bees' interaction will appear.
Your Sim can now try to catch a few of them. If done successfully, a notification text in the upper right corner will say that the caught bees can now be found in your Sim's inventory (inside a terrarium).
Your Sim can also fail into catching bees by getting stung by one of them. This will result in a 'stung by bee' buff which gives an uncomfortable mood that will last for 3 hours.

Besides the possibility of placing them onto the ground, they're also placeable on all deco slot sizes. You can for example make a swarm of bees to hover above food left overs on a picknick table.
To see the swarm of bees in motion and examples of the things mentioned above, take a look at the video!

Object information:
This mod requires the Base Game for a swarm of bees only and requires the Outdoor Retreat Game Pack for the catch interaction to work.
It's a Standalone object, so it won't override any other objects in game.
To easily find it, type 'Swarm' into the search bar.
You can also find it by going to the Pond VFX section.
It can be recognized by my "BakieGaming" icon in the lower right corner of the thumbnail.
The costs are: 2 Simoleons

Game Requirements:
Outdoor Retreat Game Pack for the catch interaction to work.

Game Version:
Tested with gameversion:

Custom Content visible on the Thumbnail made by me:
Animated - Placeable Birds - Small Birds Pack
Animated - Flowers + Bumblebees
Walk Through Grasses - Basegame + Jungle Adventure
Unlocked + Recolored Group of Rocks

I hope you like this Bee Swarm mod and if you do, please leave a comment!
If you want to use it in screenshots or videos, be sure to give me some credit!

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Besides giving me credit and linking back to this page, I would appreciate it if you could add my video instead of (only) the thumbnail.

Polygon Counts:
4 vertices and 2 polygons

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Sims 4 Studio
Thanks Adobe for making Photoshop
Thanks to TwistedMexi for helping me out with a problem I had