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David: The Ideal Ape

by jhd1189 Posted 31st Mar 2008 at 9:30 PM - Updated 1st Apr 2008 at 1:55 AM by jhd1189
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Now that I've sort of started dabbling in object creation, I decided to try and do something a bit more... on the classical side. And so, without further ado, I present you all with David: The Ideal Ape!

This sculpture is perhaps the most well-known byproduct of the Monkey Renaissance. Created by Michael Apegelo in the 14th century, this statue is cast in silver and stands serenely atop a marble pedestal. The statue portrays the ideal proportions for any Silver Monkey, and is considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces the world has ever seen.

As you can tell by looking at the obvious imposter on the right, David is an incredibly famous statue, and has been the envy of sculptors for generations--human and monkey alike. Michael Apegelo really outdid himself with this one!

Anyway, in addition to being a decorative object, this statue comes with a few nifty features for your Simmies, courtesy of the supremely talented Echo:

Prostration: Your Sims will bow before the awe-inspiring perfection of The Ideal Ape, prostrating themselves at his feet.

Contemplation: Basking in the peaceful serenity cast by the statue's presence, your Sims will meditate calmly, pondering the meaning of life.

Imitation: They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery--and indeed, David will no doubt be flattered as your Sims jump around at his feet, flailing their arms and pounding on their chests. (This one's a lot of fun to watch )

Faces: 2586
Vertices: 1938

You can't really put a price on perfection... but of course, 5000 simoleons should do the trick.

Special Thanks-
I'd just like to thank Echo again for adding those nifty features--who knew that a statue could be so much fun?

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 31st Mar 2008 at 9:55 PM
Blenderized to Pieces
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#3 Old 31st Mar 2008 at 10:51 PM
I'm Second!

I LOVE this statue! It's about time we have some fine art back on MTS2!
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#4 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 1:20 AM
As an Italian, I'm really ashamed that an Italian artist created an imposter of the wonderful David the Ideal Ape! The "prostration" interaction is surely a must-do!

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#5 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 1:32 AM
I love your Ideal Ape. I effect I have already used it in my game!!

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#6 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 1:50 AM Last edited by pixelhate : 1st Apr 2008 at 10:03 AM.
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#7 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 8:40 AM
I want to see more sculptures of Michael Apegelo! A Great Artist!

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
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#8 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 9:38 AM

"I will gather my wounds forge the end of tragic comedy"
#9 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 8:11 PM
Pretty job and funny explanation ! It will be a pleasure with its animations. Bravo and thank you Jhd1189 ! :D

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#10 Old 1st Apr 2008 at 11:59 PM
you are all insane. i feel so at home here!

#11 Old 2nd Apr 2008 at 5:27 AM
I laughed so loudly at this one that my husband came running in to see what was going on. :-)

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#12 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 2:50 AM
Now, this is truly witty and thoughtfull. Wow.

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Test Subject
#13 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 2:51 PM
oh come on! its a rar not zip!
can u make it a zip so me and the other ppl without a rar converter can download this. I need it for my Sims 2 Planet of the Apes

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#14 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 2:51 PM
astrodisneygirl - Please stop asking for zip files. You can get WinRAR just as easily as everyone else.

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