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Vivid Waters II - 7 New Fountains With Improved Animations NO EP

by jon119 Posted 14th Dec 2008 at 4:37 PM - Updated 2nd Jun 2013 at 1:48 AM by HugeLunatic
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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.
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Good evening, everyone! It is time to show you the new version of my "Vivid Waters" fountain set today.
Please don't think that I'm running out of ideas as all included meshes are either completely new and redesigned interpretations of the 5 old themes or one new style. I don't want to beat around the bush any longer and so here's a short list with the improvements from Vivid waters I to II:
  • much more realistic animations, not just flickering white points
  • more detailed textures and better UV-mapping so the fountains are easier to recolor and retexture by others now
  • more elaborate meshes
  • most of them now fit the squares better and won't touch walls
  • two additional styles

Here's a video that despite of the poor quality may give you an impression of the animations.

Of course that doesn't mean that version I will be removed. The older meshes have smaller file sizes and probably you'' liked the meshes before the redesign better. The new files won't overwrite Vivid Waters I.

Chania is the new version of my Mediterranean amphora fountain. It feautures a beautiful ancient terracotta vase placed on a rock and some fresh green water plants.
Antequera is the successor of the old marble fountain which was, to tell the truth, rather a testing object. This is certainly not true for this one with its decorative stone ornaments.

Kyoto is not so different from the old bamboo fountain but now has two flowers floating on the water and some fern for a more natural look. A recolor without fern and moss is included.
Stockholm is one of the new styles, a contemporary rock waterfall with a minimalist basin and afresh green plant.
Témara is the second fountain without counterpart in version I. It was inspired by traditional oriental wall fountains with their nice colorful ceramic tiles.


Cambridge is the name of my plaza fountain, you can find similar ones in many european cities. The lion gargoyles and owl ornaments are symbols for bravery and wisdom. Sandstone and marble are both included.
Paviken is the new wooden fountain. The fresh water gushes out of a source rock into the simple wooden bowl. It fits medieval, fantasy, rural and many other lots.

I really hope that you like them and if so don't forget to hit the thanks button . Recolors posted here on MTS are always welcome as well as on other free sites but please don't forget to link back here for the meshes!




Polygon Counts:
Antequera 1494
Cambridge 1460
Chania 1437
Kyoto 735
Paviken 342
Stockholm 782
Temara 489

Additional Credits:
Paint.NET SimPE Blender
UnFreez
Numenor for the BGS
Maylin who helped me when the inside of my mesh was turned outside

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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
JB-ViWa2-Temara.zip

Size: 746.6 KB · Downloads: 17,449 · 14th Dec 2008
746.6 KB 17,449 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Stockholm.zip

Size: 765.7 KB · Downloads: 25,913 · 14th Dec 2008
765.7 KB 25,913 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Paviken.zip

Size: 744.5 KB · Downloads: 19,900 · 14th Dec 2008
744.5 KB 19,900 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Kyoto.zip

Size: 1.07 MB · Downloads: 23,172 · 14th Dec 2008
1.07 MB 23,172 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Chania.zip

Size: 981.8 KB · Downloads: 23,761 · 14th Dec 2008
981.8 KB 23,761 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Cambridge.zip

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 23,061 · 14th Dec 2008
1.14 MB 23,061 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Antequera.zip

Size: 915.3 KB · Downloads: 24,525 · 14th Dec 2008
915.3 KB 24,525 14th Dec 2008
JB-VividWaters2-ALL.zip

Size: 6.26 MB · Downloads: 101,085 · 14th Dec 2008
6.26 MB 101,085 14th Dec 2008
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 4:45 PM
Whoa! These are fantastic! Thanks so much!

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Instructor
#3 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 5:33 PM
I really like Stockholm. Simple, minimalistic and pretty. ^^ Thank you!
Instructor
#4 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 5:36 PM
Thanks so much for these! I love them! I just love my fountains, and you are spoiling us all!
thanks much,
Skye

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 5:56 PM
oh, how beautiful! I love all of them!
Thanks for this wonderful set
i am also a fan of your other fountains^^
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:09 PM
Forum Resident
#7 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:10 PM
These are gorgeous! Thanks so much!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:17 PM
Awesome! Especially the Cambridge and Chania.
Thanks!

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#9 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:26 PM
Fantastic job, Jon! I love all of them! Thank you.

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:30 PM
Wow! I can't have enough of your fountains! I use them all the time and will be using these too! Beautiful work! Thank you!
Instructor
Original Poster
#11 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 6:38 PM
Thanks! All your nice replies make it worth the work :D

Maylin: It would not have been here today without your help. Thank you again!
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 7:08 PM
~*beautiful work...thank u so much!!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 7:54 PM
Got to have them! Got to have them all!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
((((Hugs)))) You´ve done excellent work. It´s always hard for me to find fountains and waterfalls wich don´t need the University EP.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 8:11 PM
Love your fountains..and am getting all of them at once..large file, too..it will be worth it.
Decent fountains don't exist outside of Uni, which is a shame.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 8:22 PM
I just love fountains, thanks so much for sharing these beauties!

~Roxanne

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#16 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 9:33 PM
Great work, as always.
Forum Resident
#17 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 10:19 PM
they're all gorgeous, especially stockholm and antequera, for me
great job jon! and thanx
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 10:19 PM
Gorgeous!
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 10:42 PM
I like the oriental most, but they're all nice!

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Instructor
#20 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 11:01 PM
These are beautiful, Thanks :D

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Forum Resident
#21 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 11:33 PM
oooh!!! Purrrty!! Thankyou very much, they are very, very awesome!!
Forum Resident
#22 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 11:35 PM
Each of these fountains looks very beautiful and I'm sure to find a place where I can put them in my lots. Thank you for all the work on them!
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Field Researcher
#23 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 11:59 PM
this is effing beautiful!

I've been looking for some NICE fountains and this will satisfy that want! lol.
thanks a lot.


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Instructor
#24 Old 15th Dec 2008 at 1:43 AM
wow wow wow wow

Excellent, amazing. Thank you , thank you.
Forum Resident
#25 Old 15th Dec 2008 at 9:56 AM
*jawdrop*

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