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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?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 10 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.
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!

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!

Place the unzipped package anywhere in your downloads folder.

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

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!

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

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

Size: 348.5 KB · Downloads: 23,772 · 13th Apr 2008
348.5 KB 23,772 13th Apr 2008

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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Test Subject
#126 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 7:23 PM
Wow! Nice! I'm downloading it and I'll probably make a video and post to YouTube. :D
17th Jan 2010 at 6:32 PM
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Test Subject
#127 Old 22nd Jan 2010 at 6:42 PM
Default help
I install it like you said you had to install it, but when I put in a house get error and me to remove them,what I do?
Test Subject
#128 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 6:45 AM
This is too cool. Prob the most intricate and from scratch work I've seen in Sims 2 user generated content.
But it seems that it won't work on my lot. My game runs fine with it installed, but when I buy and place the Pad, the Sims and Pets stop moving. This isn't a hack, right? So it shouldn't be conflicting with any globals I have installed?
Test Subject
#129 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 5:05 PM
Lol omg this is gona be fun =]
Test Subject
#130 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 12:50 AM
ever time i put in it my game it freezes! >.< looks like a lot of fun though :/ if i could play it.. D:
Test Subject
#131 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 5:50 PM
Did you have to add the "YEAH!" ...
Test Subject
#132 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 8:21 PM
I...I think I love you.

you are so awesome. My mom couldn't stop laughing for about two hours. XD

Thank you. <3
Lab Assistant
#133 Old 30th Sep 2010 at 3:32 AM
This is soooo cool! Do ya think you could make one for cats?! That would be the best thing ever!!!! Thanx so much for this!!!!!

Test Subject
#135 Old 8th Mar 2011 at 3:42 PM
Someone should really make this for sim-people? Or have they?...
Test Subject
#136 Old 11th May 2011 at 11:28 AM
this is awsome how the hey did u do this

of the
Test Subject
#137 Old 4th Jun 2011 at 2:47 PM
Best Mod Ever
Test Subject
#138 Old 23rd Jun 2011 at 6:17 PM
OMG soooo AWESOME *__* The video is cool too xD
Dancing dogs ... wow ^^
That have to be a lot of work :O
Awesome pls do more pet boxes if u can (
(I saw the video over 10 Times and i cant get enough ... *-* )
Pls do more stuff like this maybe love boxes for dogs and cats or more funny dance things xD
Test Subject
#139 Old 15th Aug 2011 at 7:16 PM
Oh, lord... This looks hilarious.
Lab Assistant
#140 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 1:48 PM
This is the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life! xD
Test Subject
#141 Old 1st Sep 2011 at 9:40 PM
The video was cute and funny nice i wish i had sims 2 pets but i onky have the sims 2 the sims 2 freetime the sims 2 night life and the sims 3 sims 3 GEN sims 3 WA and bout to get pets next moth yay
Test Subject
#142 Old 5th Sep 2011 at 8:41 AM
Supere cute!
Test Subject
#143 Old 9th Oct 2011 at 2:46 AM
How do I set this all up I Suck wit this :/
Test Subject
#144 Old 15th Dec 2011 at 8:41 AM
this is a awesome creation, great job.....
Lab Assistant
#145 Old 15th Apr 2012 at 6:15 PM
im using this in a movie series in a few years (im in the mid of 3 different movies lol)
Test Subject
#146 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 11:08 AM
I have to tell you, this looks freakin awesome! And I'm getting very desperate to have this work in my game as I'm hoping it'll help me out with a scene I want to film I finally tried to do a bit of troubleshooting with this.

I have tried both the normal version and the Apr 2008 updated version separately, both have the exact same problems. I have tried with and without testingcheatsenabled. With the cheat, the cancel/reset/delete pop up comes up, saying invalid constant, and it writes out a log. Reset and cancel do nothing, so I'm left to delete it. Without the cheat, I place the pad in the game and it freezes/pauses the clock and the Sims, again leaving no option but to delete the pad.

I renamed my Downloads folder and placed the pad alone in a new one. I also tried moving the Downloads folder (never done that before, how it makes the game load faster :D). But nup, no luck. So it doesn't seem to be conflicting with anything there either.

Have you any more ideas as to what I might try?

I have pasted a copy of the error log below, in case anyone else thinks they can have a crack at it, as I know I'm not the only one having troubles getting this to work

Lab Assistant
#147 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 10:45 PM
Best animation ever. Thanks much, I don't know if you'll ever see this because it seems you haven't been on in awhile, but this ought to make the sim blog I intend on doing a bit more interesting if a robber ever wanders by! XD
Test Subject
#148 Old 19th Apr 2014 at 11:37 AM
Well done! Thanks a lot :)
Test Subject
12th Oct 2014 at 1:36 AM
What in the world???
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