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Crow for your Draven or raven for your Poe...

by wiccadwitch Posted 17th Aug 2007 at 8:15 AM - Updated 19th Nov 2008 at 11:32 PM by Canoodle
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is a crow or possibly raven I know there are differences but I think this bird could pass for either.
I think I got all the GUIDS changed so hopefully there will be no issues there. Obviously please let me know if there are. Also so far as I know you should only need pets for this to work.
Of course your sims will still open the non-existent cage door and such but I certainly was not about to mess with the animations to change that. The crow still sounds like a parrot...oh well it isn't so bad really. The wings look a little odd while folded but I did everything I could think of and this is the best I was able to get and at least they aren't upside down anymore! In flight everything looks great.
Klinnys wonderful pet uploads were my inspiration for this. She helped me a great deal throughout the process so all thanks should really go to her and Corvidophile2 who also helped me bunches. In fact the tree texture I used is one Corvidophile2 sent me because mine were giving me all kinds of problems.
This is my first attempt at an object for the sims2. I am not totally unhappy with the result though to be truthful by this point after working on this off and on for over a month I mostly just wanted it to be done. I know it is far from perfect but I hope noone will be too harsh. Believe me I am most likely well aware of any flaws you might notice.
Anyway I hope people enjoy my silly bird.
Caw Caw bang *#@% I'm done...

Polygon Counts:
The bird is 2154 faces and 1783 vertices
the dead tree that acts as your crows home is 1011 faces and 1223 vertices

Additional Credits:
Thanks to SimPE such an amazing program what would we do without it?
MTS2 for having such a helpful site full of useful information and fantastic people.
Klinny for pretty much everything
Corvidophile2 for being so helpful and for the texture that finally worked and actually looked decent!
Tags: #crow, #raven, #pet, #bird, #tree, #gothic, #morbid, #carrion, #black, #familiar

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 10:21 AM
Wow, very nice! Thanks a lot, my new-born sim will love it
Field Researcher
#3 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 11:00 AM
This is a sweet idea! I have wanted this kind off pets since I heard about Pets, but no they only gave us fluffy animals. This is GREAT!

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#4 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 11:03 AM
Thank you, it looks great!
#5 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 12:17 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 17th Aug 2007 at 4:56 PM. Reason: is a 'thanks' post
At last! I wanted something like this since Pets came out...I want Owls next, hehe.

PS...Thank you.

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 3:44 PM
Wow that's so cool, great work!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 6:08 PM
thanks great idea!
#8 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 6:15 PM
I adore ravens and crows so this is brilliant. Thank you.

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
#9 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 6:42 PM
This is perfect for my Draven! He'll love it! He already owns a crow, but this one is much nicer! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 7:35 PM
This is so neat, I was hoping someone would make this. Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 8:55 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 17th Aug 2007 at 10:35 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
Thank you so much Ravens and Crows are my favorite birds.

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Original Poster
#12 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 10:15 PM
ooooh Antibus, kingdom hospital reference very nice

Oh and thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I love corvids as well which is pretty much why I went ahead and gave this a shot even though I had absolutely no idea what I was doing!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 1:31 AM
Oh I have been hoping that someone would make a beautiful crow like this! Thank you so much for its creation, and my sims thank you too!

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#14 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 6:12 AM Last edited by tipoual : 19th Aug 2007 at 10:50 PM.
Ooooooh thank you thank you!!!!

Please, I reallly hope that you can do owls for next! And a red phoenix
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Aug 2007 at 6:37 AM
As they say - 'Nevermore...'

Thanks for the awesome Raven!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Aug 2007 at 1:47 PM
Brilliant! Its got the right beak and everything, thanks so much!

'Please, I reallly hope that you can do owls for next! And a red phoenix'

I second that! I need owls for my wizarding sims =]
Field Researcher
#17 Old 27th Aug 2007 at 8:11 PM
Great crow, and I love the thread title too. :*)

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Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 2:32 AM
He's beautiful! You wouldn't have him uploaded anywhere else, my computer rawrs at RARs...hehe...
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#19 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 3:50 AM
Originally Posted by trustthapo
He's beautiful! You wouldn't have him uploaded anywhere else, my computer rawrs at RARs...hehe...

Unfortunately no. I really only spend any time here at MTS2 so it was the only place I ever even considered uploading.

Once again thanks to everyone for all the nice comments. I do have plans to create more flying pets BUT I am slow being new to all this and rather bad at it. So the next upload won't be fast in coming (I need lots of help from other more talented people *cough*(klinny)*cough* and they are often busy) but I can practically guarantee that it is one of the things in one of the previous comments.
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 8:59 PM
brilliant! I love this birdie! Great work!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 10:40 PM
Great my forces of evil will love it.

More Power !!!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 12:57 AM
Awesome Avian Alteration!
Originally Posted by ZenFrog76
...I want Owls next..

Me too.... Harry Potter's Owl Hedwig...

Let me know if you use any of my recolors in a story, video, etc. I'd like to see it!
Test Subject
#23 Old 6th Nov 2007 at 8:21 AM
Love all the bird variety of nature but there's something special about a crow/raven. The whole dead tree perch is fabulous and these birds are a beautiful choice. Thanks for breathing life into the endless colour of Maxisland.
Test Subject
#24 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 2:38 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 9:55 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Good job, this would have taken a long time to perfect. Thanks so much.
#25 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 12:28 AM
Awe he's so cute, Ed Poe is my favorite poet and the Raven and Dream within a Dream absolutely rock. Thank so much!
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