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Lord Woot, the tentacled monster, from the comic Elf Only Inn (Colors & Meshes)

by Akabarl Posted 9th Sep 2007 at 3:08 AM - Updated 1st Jul 2008 at 2:41 AM by Akabarl : Pointing out a nice recolor from baian
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(Notable additions in italics)
Today I bring you Woot (aka Wootsayediditagyn) the Eternal Sweeper, from the web comic "Elf Only Inn" by Josh Sortelli. I think I've got the bone assignments as refined as I can for a tentacled monster: A few extreme actions have some bad bends, but overall he holds together and looks hilarious in play. The "head" and tentacles are seperate constructs, in case anybody has an interesting use for just one.

Note: My wife has mentioned doing some recolors of the head with different eyelid positions, but for this I decided go with the wide open look.

Includes:

1) Giant Eye Head ("glasses" accessory mesh/color) for all male ages.
2) Tentacled Body (full body outfit mesh/color) for adult males.
3) Lord Woot Sim in his all his glory: Uses (but does not include) the meshes in #1 & #2.
4) Giant Eye Head - Blinking version ("glasses" accessory mesh/color) for all male ages. Requires the Giant Eye Head mesh from item #1. I'm keeping this a seperate option because the animation generates more system strain and might not appeal to everyone. Also note that the CAS icon for this looks odd (and can't seem to override either) but does not impact the functionality.

When first creating a Sim of Woot, make sure to aquire a wardrobe (at least temporarily), and select plan outfit for every category, choosing the tentacle body each time (it should be an option in all of them). After that he should stay correct accept for showering/job uniforms/?alien pregnancy? I will be attempting to address some of this soon.

Feel free to recolor any of the mesh components, pointing back here for the meshes if you do. Baian has some nice ones with a more "realistic" look.

Comments on the results, installation issues, ways to improve my next project's design/presentation, etc are of course welcome...

-Akabarl-

Polygon Counts:
MESH_Akabarl_TentacleBody_AM.package - 3576.
MESH_Akabarl_GiantEyeHead_UM.package - 528 (each age).

Custom Content by Me:
- Mesh - Giant Eye Head UM - Akabarl
- Texture - Giant Eye Head UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Tentacle Body AM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- MESH - Tentacle Body AM - Akabarl
- Sim - Lord Woot
- Texture - Giant Eye Head UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Giant Eye Head Blinking UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Tentacle Body AM - Lord Woot- Akabarl

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to Josh Sortelli, the creator of Woot and the brilliant comic Elf Only Inn.

Huge thanks also for all the documentation writers on the site especially Dr Pixel, Snowstorm, Tiggerypum, Mininessie, and Demon432. You people are scary cool and I'd be lost without the data. Also thanks to the makers of SimPE and Milkshape.

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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GiantEyeHeadBlnking_UM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 206.1 KB · Downloads: 10,726 · 16th Sep 2007
206.1 KB 10,726 16th Sep 2007
TentacleBodyAM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 232.1 KB · Downloads: 11,862 · 9th Sep 2007
232.1 KB 11,862 9th Sep 2007
GiantEyeHeadUM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 189.1 KB · Downloads: 12,256 · 9th Sep 2007
189.1 KB 12,256 9th Sep 2007
LordWoot-Akabarl.zip

Size: 331.0 KB · Downloads: 13,217 · 9th Sep 2007
331.0 KB 13,217 9th Sep 2007
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Test Subject
#26 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:38 PM
This is the coolest looking thing I have ever seen any one come up with for the sims... I would be downloading it but I am waiting for Bon Voyage to be delievered to me before I download ne more custom content... But Great Job... this thing is awesome!!!!
Test Subject
#27 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:42 PM
wow this is great!! Thanks alot, i'm gunna download it 4 an alien neibourhood i'm making luv the huggin pic!!
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:15 PM
Wonderful! I can believe that so a skin work, but i does.
Thank you for sharing.

Greetz picy
Instructor
#29 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:57 PM
This pretty much guarantees that I will someday have to make a space station neighborhood, so I can drop a few tentacle monsters in it. (Now I just need to improve my recoloring skills enough to make a suitable tentacle monster.)
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 7:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akabarl
silo pixel & bean: I'd really like to avoid that mental image myself.


Are you saying you don't want screenshots?

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 8:25 PM
Haha, it's so cute! I've never seen something quite like this and it made my day.
Field Researcher
#32 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 10:53 PM
He's awesome. I've got him on a lot of his own and he wants friends, and keeps wanting to hug Sims-passerby, but they don't want his hugs. LOL

Just a great job. He's fun to watch. Now we need Mrs. Woot and all the little Woots. (Hint Hint) Lord Woot is LONELY....
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 12:13 AM
he's adorable
Test Subject
Original Poster
#34 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 12:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silky-M
Just a great job. He's fun to watch. Now we need Mrs. Woot and all the little Woots. (Hint Hint) Lord Woot is LONELY....


If you want to see some real chaos, have him jump up and down on a couch some time.

My wife has mentioning me doing a female Woot several times, but I've been dodging the topic because sorting out the bone assignments on another skeleton altogether is not a notion I relish. Still, I'll give it some thought after my current projects...

-Akabarl-

p.s. And in case you are curious, projects you are most likely to see pop up before that point include:
* A D&D style Ioun Stone spinning around the head (technically its working, but I want to refine its look before uploading Friday or Saturday).
* Dogfolk feet for females (was requested by PM).
* An attempt to animate Woot's eyeball so he blinks/glances around rather then have the rigid stare as current.
* Snoopy's friend woodstock as an accessory fluttering overhead.
* The Kool-Aid Man (because a co-worker dared me to try and do it).

Other goofy ideas by PM are of course welcome...
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 1:26 AM
Wow, that's some original simming! One of the more adventurous creations I've ever seen! Well done.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 1:47 AM Last edited by Silky-M : 14th Sep 2007 at 2:04 AM. Reason: Update
Comments:

He turns human from the head down when dressed for sleep, exercise, work (some) and when bathing. That doesn't work right at all. It'd be great if he can just stay BEM all the time.

I have him in a criminal career.

I love it that he stays a BEM for swimming. Looks awesome.

I took a screenshot of him being abducted (heh heh) that is absolutely fantastic. He had an alien baby with alien skintone (blue in my game) and it's really cute to see him taking care of his son Grdyxyzki (Zacki for short.)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#37 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 2:04 AM Last edited by Akabarl : 14th Sep 2007 at 8:43 AM. Reason: clarrification regarding sleep proofing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silky-M
He turns human from the head down when dressed for sleep and when bathing.

I'll add trying shower-proof him to my agenda for when I try to animate his eyeball. Its going to involve work on the package anyway so I can try and get it all sorted out at once.

As far as the pajamas, the tentacle body should be configured for that use already. You just have to plan outfit for that (and every other outfit type) at a convinient dresser, choosing the tentacles each time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silky-M
I took a screenshot of him being abducted (heh heh) that is absolutely fantastic.

You really have to post or mail me a couple of those shots. I've never seen a normal sim abducted and with alien child, let alone Woot.

-Akabarl-
Field Researcher
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#38 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 2:45 AM
It's easy enough to make his clothing for the other categories -- showerproof will be a bit more work. Just go recolor his outfit in bodyshop - and checkmark any missing categories before you import it to the game.

Very cute idea!

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Alchemist
#39 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 7:06 AM
Lord Woot is such a darling and will become a great traveller in my game. Really, a masterpiece!
Thanks,
Theorist
#40 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 9:00 AM
LOL o i love this
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 3:04 PM
Silky-M, your screenshots are hilarious. Baby Woot! So cute.

Akabari, thank you again... I'm really enjoying my Lord Woot. He lives with a couple of Cthulhuians , but he totally outshines them. Watching him dance is my favorite.

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
Top Secret Researcher
#42 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 3:33 PM
A masterpiece! If I had a sci-fi or fantasy neighbourhood, I would download it immediately! :D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#43 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 4:25 PM
Amusing thing happened to me last night: I wanted to test out some aspects of Woot, so I made a new Sim of him in a fresh lot and was proceeding. After a little while the "welcome wagon" visitor event occurred. By some statistical anomoly (its a normal shipped neighborhood so I wouldn't expect only my creations to show up), the three Sims that arrived were:
1) Another Woot (the original one used for the screenshots in my project).
2) Fionna Ogre from the household I was testing my Shrek Ears in.
3) The Social Worker from "Home of the Hidden " (HotH is a project I put on the Exchange over two years ago which is a nice lot with five normally npc Sims living on it as roommates: Grim Reaper, Social Bunny, Sim Shrink, Social Worker, and Repo Man).

It was sort of creepy.

-Akabarl-
Test Subject
#44 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 5:08 PM
So the comic has been updating? I udes to read it about 3 years ago but sadly it stopped updating for a really long time I loved it so much being a super big fan of online comics. You did an excellent job!!!!!! Way to go!
Forum Resident
#45 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 5:51 PM
Alien! *scarms like a girl*
Test Subject
Original Poster
#46 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 6:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by embry
So the comic has been updating?

It started up again like a year ago with the characters having moved from playing in a chat room to playing in a World of Warcraft clone.
Field Researcher
#47 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 6:22 PM
very cute and funny XD thx

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Lab Assistant
#48 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 4:27 AM
I love this, it's so freaking cute and funny!!!! Thank you so much Akabarl! Can't wait to see more creations from you!!!
Test Subject
#49 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 5:48 AM
Awesome! I love EOI.
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