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[FIRST CUSTOM PET ANIMATION] Canine Self-Defence Pratice Pad

by Kodiak Posted 27th Mar 2008 at 12:58 AM - Updated 23rd Oct 2011 at 9:42 PM by Kodiak
149 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


23 October 2011 Edit: A YouTube Playlist: Canine Defence Pad

16 June 2008 Edit: Here is a video made using this: Sims 2 - Cats vs Dogs: Fire paw Kung Fu. You'll fine more on YouTube. Thanks a bunch video uploaders!

30 May 2008 Edit: Do NOT use both of the downloads at the same time!

12 April 2008 Update: Initially, my animation did an unintended spin during the last high jump due to the differences of angle definition between the game and Milkshape. It turned out fine, if not adding an extra high-speed action, and so I didn't bother much. However, I've released the originally intended version in every aspect of the animation along side the first uploaded one. It's the file with the release date ("_12April2008") suffixed.



Pet Animation is somewhat different from Human Sims or certain object animation. I had to first reconstruct the joint hierarchy in order to get it working with Milkshape and AniMesh. And that alone wasn't a task I'll like to repeat, at any cost! While animation is still constantly being researched upon, I though of sharing something that will both amuse and hopefully offer you delectation.

I began about one and a half weeks ago. The animation alone took me days of almost sleepless nights as I had to continuously improve it. So please don't be angry at me if you find it not perfect. Between a slightly twisted arm (noticible at a certain angle only) and an outstanding pose, I chose the pose. Don't worry it is only at the last section.

Allow me to present you the Canine Self-Defence Pratice Pad:


The following pictures and all of the pictures are taken directly from the game without any picture editing. This animation entitled "Pratice Self-Defence YEAH!" comes together with custom sound! Apart from the single animation (a 15 second long one is already a work load), I've also added many hard-to-encounter interesting animation from the game itself under "More..."! See Pie Menu. Do enjoy some cool moves:






So, what are you waiting for? Let that lovable pet of yours enter a whole new realm of delectation!

Requirements:
Pets is required to have your pets perform, that ought to be obvious! Unfortunately, this animation is only for Adult Large Dogs only. To use it on that lovely small dog that you spent loads of time making, just change it to a large dog in CAS!

Installation:
Place the unzipped package anywhere in your downloads folder.

Buy Catalog Listing:
Miscellaneous > Pets
Livingroom > Miscellaneous
Bedroom > Miscellaneous
Study > Miscellaneous
Outside > Miscellaneous

Usage:
Once in game, use "boolProp ControlPets on" and "boolProp PetActionCancel true" to fully control your pets. Select a dog and click on the Canine Defence Pad for action! You need not use this cheat however as pets can perform all the actions in the Canine Defence Pad at free will. But that'll be a whole lot to wait for!

CAUTION:
With this, pets are able to fly through or over objects including walls! To prevent that, make sure the path between the green guide grids and the grids themselves are empty. If you choose otherwise, placement rules have already been reduced, so do enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
Face Count: 136
Vertex Count: 225

Credits:
The animation, moves and sounds were inspired and taken from a TV commercial titled "Lassie" by GC: Imagination At Work.
I would love to give my special thanks to Wes for his continuous advices and of course for his AniMesh.
Hexameter for his Sound Tutorial
Milkshape 3D

I would love to see your dogs in action! Capture them and attach them in a reply below this thread. Use the "Go Advanced" option. The dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds. So I'll also be able to see how well this animation fits your unique dog and make updates if necessary. Hurry! Let's see who has the most amazing shots!

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 Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Kodiak-CanineDefencePad_12April08.zip

Size: 348.5 KB · Downloads: 23,772 · 13th Apr 2008
348.5 KB 23,772 13th Apr 2008
Kodiak-CanineDefencePad.zip

Size: 348.4 KB · Downloads: 29,655 · 27th Mar 2008
348.4 KB 29,655 27th Mar 2008
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
Original Poster
#51 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 5:13 AM Last edited by Kodiak : 3rd Apr 2008 at 9:19 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by saiyajinmagica
I believe I do, since I use SimSky's SeeThem mod and have most of the stuff on it enabled. I'll try it out.

EDIT: That seems to work, but now everytime I buy the pad and put it down, my game seems to freeze in place. The clock doesn't move, neither the Sims. Even though I can still click around.


Have you tried removing all other custom content and giving it a try? Does the game still freeze?

EDIT: By the way, apart from the above step, also delete the Accessory.cache and Groups.cache files and everything inside the Thumbnails folder. These files and the Thumbnails folder are located in the same directory as your Downloads folder. Don't worry, these files will automatically be re-generated by your game.

YouTube? Check out my channel: AlphaWolfKodi
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"A bone to a dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
Test Subject
#52 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 2:14 PM
This absolutely ROCKS my SOCKS! Fantastic! I cannot wait to have my doggies doing the disco Thanks so much for your time and effort in making this fabulous mod!
Test Subject
#53 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 9:22 AM
O.O This has to be my new favorite Sims download.

When I first bought it and stuck it on my lot one of my puppies went over and relieved herself on it. Made me laugh til I cried for some reason :D. Here's a screenshot of my Irish Setter using it.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/.../dogdancing.jpg

Thanks a ton for all your hard work on this.
Test Subject
#54 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 7:39 PM
That is too cute Awesome Job!
Test Subject
#55 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 12:49 PM Last edited by Poison29 : 5th Apr 2008 at 12:58 PM.
kodiak i love you for creating that. that is by far the most hysterical creation i have ever seen and i cannot stop laughing at that not only is that creative but just down right funny i love you kodiak i am laughing at this so hard that tears are running down my face haha. keep up the good work. maybe there dancing to that village people song ymca. kodiak i really love your sense of humor.
Test Subject
#56 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 10:23 AM
IT"S SO COOL but how do you get the dog to use it. i placed it in the game and nothing happened?
Test Subject
#57 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 3:25 PM
another funny thing is if you could make a pet animation of your sims dogs do riverdance or make them do country music line dancing.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#58 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 5:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moiri
O.O This has to be my new favorite Sims download.

When I first bought it and stuck it on my lot one of my puppies went over and relieved herself on it. Made me laugh til I cried for some reason :D. Here's a screenshot of my Irish Setter using it.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/.../dogdancing.jpg

Thanks a ton for all your hard work on this.

Hey! Beautiful dog there. Thanks for the shot! It's dark though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Motoxgirl56
IT"S SO COOL but how do you get the dog to use it. i placed it in the game and nothing happened?

While in a lot, use Crlt+Shift+C to bring up the cheat box. Enter "boolProp ControlPets on" without the "s and press enter to control you pets.

YouTube? Check out my channel: AlphaWolfKodi
Interested in Balto? Balto Home

"A bone to a dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
Test Subject
#59 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 8:56 PM
Fabulous. Made me laugh when I saw it... Thanks! Can't wait for more from you. <33

YoU wIlL gIvE mE cOoKiEs.

*remains cookie-less*

...you seem to be immune to my mind control.
Test Subject
#60 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 5:32 AM
When i download this,
it show a WinRAR: Diagonstic messages
Unexpected end of archive
Would you help me?
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#61 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 9:12 PM
hehe lol that's so demented *laugh/chuckle*

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and dying is a waste of death...

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#62 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 11:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomhk
When i download this,
it show a WinRAR: Diagonstic messages
Unexpected end of archive
Would you help me?


You most probably got a bad download, try downloading another one.

YouTube? Check out my channel: AlphaWolfKodi
Interested in Balto? Balto Home

"A bone to a dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
Field Researcher
#63 Old 15th Apr 2008 at 6:57 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 19th Apr 2008 at 6:43 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Awesome!!!
This is truly an awesome mod! I downloaded & tried it out...hilarious! Here's a pic of Otis, the flying dog!


Thank you so much for this.
Screenshots

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Test Subject
#64 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 3:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kodiak
Hey! Beautiful dog there. Thanks for the shot! It's dark though.


While in a lot, use Crlt+Shift+C to bring up the cheat box. Enter "boolProp ControlPets on" without the "s and press enter to control you pets.


Oh right thanks can't wait to try it out!!!
Test Subject
#65 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 4:40 PM
Wow. Well done mate! This Is wicked! Thanks for being the first one to fiddle about with Pet animations!
Test Subject
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Field Researcher
#66 Old 27th Apr 2008 at 6:56 PM
Oh.My.Fricking.Fracking.GOD!!!!!Please tell me I'm not dreaming!This is HILARIOUS!!! I am SO gonna start making sim pets again!

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Things are better if I stay.
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Test Subject
#67 Old 28th Apr 2008 at 1:43 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 28th Apr 2008 at 7:08 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sims2rul3z
Oh.My.Fricking.Fracking.GOD!!!!!Please tell me I'm not dreaming!This is HILARIOUS!!! I am SO gonna start making sim pets again!



hahahaha yeah i agree with ya it truly is hilairious everytime i see those pics of the doggies learning self defense i roll on the floor laughing.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#68 Old 28th Apr 2008 at 4:32 AM
A big THANK YOU for all your lovely comments!

*Jokingly pokes Sims2rul3z with a fork!* You're not dreaming!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poison29
hahahaha yeah i agree with ya it truly is hilairious everytime i see those pics of the doggies learning self defense i roll on the floor laughing.


You actually "rolled on the floor laughing"? OMG! I can imagine you doing that... hahaha... YOU made me laugh almost as much as you laugh when you see those pics!

BTW, that was your third comment! Love ya!

YouTube? Check out my channel: AlphaWolfKodi
Interested in Balto? Balto Home

"A bone to a dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
Test Subject
#69 Old 28th Apr 2008 at 7:27 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 28th Apr 2008 at 7:07 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
you truly are a legend i can't help it hahaha downloads like this one deserves all kinds of comments it is just so funny.


the one dog in the third pic looks like he's gonna slap that dog seven ways from sunday.
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 2nd May 2008 at 1:49 AM
I appear to be having the samw problem as saiyajinmagica, i buy it put it down , play mode and it freezes, buy mode, sell it , play mode game works. ill try deleting those files.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#71 Old 2nd May 2008 at 10:46 AM
Apart from deleting those files, try moving all your other downloaded packages to your desktop. Test it out in game but don't save as you'll be saving with missing custom contents if you have any in that lot.

If you're still getting the same problem, exit the current lot without saving and try it out in a few other lots.

Best of luck, Blacksmith2! Do let me know when you have news.

YouTube? Check out my channel: AlphaWolfKodi
Interested in Balto? Balto Home

"A bone to a dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
Test Subject
#72 Old 8th May 2008 at 7:48 PM
Cats
Can cats use it?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#73 Old 9th May 2008 at 6:23 AM
Nope, unfortunately not. I've not made any for cats and have disabled selection by cats so they won't be able to select it.

YouTube? Check out my channel: AlphaWolfKodi
Interested in Balto? Balto Home

"A bone to a dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
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