Sunday, October 2, 2016

3.19 Outtakes, Bloopers, Spot My Sim! and Trapeze Act

Four things in one post! Let's get to it!

Blue Glowy Mariah was the result of my tinkering around with her career level trying to get the in game outfit for psychics to show up. Once the outfit was there I decided I hated it, but left the career. The blue glow is apparently what happens at the top of the real psychic career when the sim is around anyone with the genius trait, good or... something else I forget. lol.
Such a happy pretend psychic. lol

The Trapeze set was a real pain in the arse. And not just because there were 100+ sims on lot. (There are only 93 sims in that room, but I had extras squirreled away when I got carried away. Oops.) That giant hole in the floor in particular gave me grief:

If the game thought the camera was positioned over it the seating would disappear and sims would stop rendering. :/ PITA. lol

Then I accidentally left poor Cooper Starling hanging out in plain sight.

Doing a cannonball through the wall has *got* to hurt!

Then this shot, because it's awesome:

Spot My Sim!
If your sim was in the audience last time, most likely they are in the audience this time. Next time I need a crowd I'll get some new blood in there so others can see their babies hanging around. Sorry to those hoping to glimpse their sims who didn't see them.

1.) Myles Belcher
2.) Dorilys Yat Sen
3.) Claudio Monty
4.) Taylor Mattell
5.) Bashir Viho, Oriana Sleitinn, Lucrecia Sleitinn (So they could have a HAPPY FAMILY OUTING. :'(  .)
6.) Jack Kahekili
7.) Odin Sleitinn
8.) Jack Horner
9.) Mia and Renard Marquel
10.) Ashton Matthews

And the Full Trapeze Act!

My apologies for the weird rope. I'd been playing around and accidentally saved over the original and I was NOT about to go back in to fix it.


Friday, May 20, 2016

3.17 Outtakes

Welcome to Outtakes for Chapter 3.17-Half Answer!

First off, Trick or Treating. I might have fibbed a little when I wrote that Taylor seems to have a little problem with Mariah. Based on what I witnessed, it's the other way around.

For shame Mariah! Actually, I think she's heckling the flock of flamingos on the lawn, but it sure looks like she's disapproving of poor Taylor. lol.

Then there's a shot I *loved.* But there was no way it fit anywhere in story.
It was the result of using the DebugEnabler Look At function that I even got it. Still, how fitting that Mariah is looking the other way even as he's locked on to her.

For a bit of trivia: This chapter originally contained a plot bunny that bogged the first scene down so so so badly.

For those familiar with how Tarot readings work, notice that Christie both shuffled and dealt the cards which makes her the querent. (The questioner. But querent sounds so much more mysterious. lol) Mariah tells her the subject of the reading is pregnant but doesn't know whether she's going to keep it or not. As I've gone in and out of game the past few chapters Christie and Ruben have managed to give me the SP pregnancy pop up about 75% of the time after starting dating. 10% of the other times Ruben is in a relationship with Delphine in which they constantly argue. The final 15%? He's in a relationship with Delphine but has an affair with Christie.

Mariah originally threw out that she knows Christie is pregnant by Ruben, who's in a relationship with Delphine. She then threatened to fire Ruben if Christie didn't come clean to Delphine, but promised to ensure he'd keep his job when she did. There was also a bit about how Ruben was the librarian because he was a worthless Psychic and could be trusted no where else, no matter how pretty Delphine thought he was.

It was fun to play with what was going on in SP in this save, but it didn't fit Mariah's style and was cut out in the end. I also couldn't manage to work out *how* Mariah knew. She might not have any qualms about listening at keyholes, but there are things even she is too scrupulous to stick around to hear. ;)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

3.15 Bloopers and Spot My Sim!

Welcome to the Chapter 3.15 supplementary section!
I know you're all dying to see where your sim was in the crowds, but bloopers first. Because they're funny!

I'm really not used to posing so many sims at once. At first it was a headache, but I found ways to keep the crowd moving while keeping my sanity. Instead of 'pose, painstakingly place, double check, repeat' I ended up posing all of the sims at once and then checking only what I needed for angles. I mean, who cares if Ashton Matthews manages to shove his hand halfway through Claudio Monty's back? No one will see! And to that end I nearly left this one be.

However, between their expressions I just couldn't. It looks like Jack is seriously feeling Taylor's attempts to reach in and massage his still beating heart. Poor hipster Jack. ;)

The next one was another too good to pass up. I had a stock of 58 crowd poses to cycle through to get the reactions I wanted going on in the crowd depending on what was going on. If the crowd member was most likely to have their back or side to the camera there was a greater chance of the sim getting a slightly less appropriate reacion. However, given this sims character in story, this pose had me rolling.
Who would have ever thought solid Bashir could have such a look on his face. Then again, his wife is playing with fire, so... Poor Bashir. <3

Alright, Spot My Sim!
Again, these photos are unedited when applicable so you can see through effects (like bubbles or fire) or just see where in the crowd your sim figured in. Not all sims appeared in all scenes
1.) Taylor Mattell
2.) Dorilys Yat Sen
3.) Odin Sleitinn

(Sims previously named are in the same place.)
1.) Renard Marquel
2.) Bashir Viho

1.) Ildred Maesson
2.) Jack Horner
3.) Claudio Monty
4.) Mia Marquel
5.) Lucky Viho
6.) Taylor Mattell
7.) Bashir Viho
8.) Jack Kahekili
9.) Renard Marquel
10.) Odin Sleitinn
11.)Dorilys Yat Set

1.) Taylor Mattell
2.) Dorilys Yat Set
3.) Renard Marquel
4.) Mia Marquel

1.) Dorilys Yat Sen
2.) Renard Marquel
3.) Mia Marquel
4.) Claudio Monty
5.) Odin Sleitinn
6.) Bashir Viho

1.) Jack Kahekili
2.) Lucky Viho
3.) Bashir Viho
4.) Ashton Matthews
5.) Claudio Monty

1.) Mia Marquel
2.) Ildred Maesson
3.) Taylor Mattell
4.) Jack Horner
5.) Renard Marquel
And unnumbered because I forgot to get a better shot is Dorilys Yat Sen hiding behind Jack even better than Renard is. However, you can see her there in some of the chapter shots.