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Picked upload! Napping Mat

by Arsil Posted 13th Apr 2017 at 11:50 PM - Updated 11th May 2017 at 4:01 PM by Arsil : No more clipping
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11 May 2017 Update: No more clipping (see Changelog at the bottom for more informations)

Mod Info
Developed and tested on game version 1.67.

Object Info
The mesh has 2 geostates: default and tucked. Vertices: 568. Polygons: 892.
3 recolorable channels. The mat is found in the BuyCatalog in:
ByRoom/Nursery/Beds
ByFunction/Kids/Furniture

Mod Description
A napping mat with an interaction for toddlers: sleep. Sleepy toddlers will use it autonomously.
Child+ can tuck in a sleeping toddler (clicking on the mat, not on the toddler). This also
works autonomously, if you have Seasons it will be based on the temperature (I probably
didn't use a good default value for the threshold).

Vampire toddlers have their own dedicated animations, but you can disable them and use
the normal ones if you don't like them.

If toddlers have a stuffed animal in inventory, they'll get a moodlet (after sleeping for at least
X sim-minutes), like when they sleep in the crib or on the floor.

The mod is pretty flexible, see the CONFIGURATION xml, there are quite a few options.

Autonomy and interaction with the crib
Uhm... I feel like there's something important to say here, but I really don't remember.
Is it better to use both the mat and the crib or just one of the two? You tell me.

IIRC while toddlers are sleeping on the mat, they can't be interrupted by autonomous interactions,
so Sims trying to use an interaction on them might wait and wait. A win for the toddler, but the
other Sim will waste time doing nothing (I saw Sims waiting a very long time during the first
phases of testing, which are a complete blur now, not sure if it still happens).

Traits matter
Insane, Clumsy and Absent Minded Sims can sleep in the mat ignoring the "right" orientation.

Couch Potato and Heavy Sleeper Sims might go to sleep even when not sleepy (see notes on the ITUN,
this might not have been a great idea, probably a separate Nap interaction would work better)

COMPATIBILITY
Using Dashboard, you'll notice a conflict with my other mod: Child2Toddler2Baby.
It's ok, the two mods have a CLIP resource in common.

Additional Credits
All respective authors and contributors of the tools and tutorials for modding TS3.
MTS and all modders who made the game much more enjoyable.
icemunmun for contributing.

Changelog

11 May 2017 Update:
  • No more clipping: used a custom sleeping animation (doesn't override the official one)
  • The mod doesn't use any more the official animations to fall asleep (lay down) and
    wake up ("stand"), only the custom ones.
  • The mod doesn't override any more the "sleep" jazz script
    (ResourceKey/TGI : 0x02D5DF13-0x00000000-0x120D2F2F6E107F36)
    So the new animations won't work when sleeping in the crib or on the floor.
  • Note that there may still be clipping (especially or only with the pillow) when toddlers
    sleep using a non-standard orientation (tuck-in will re-orient them to avoid clipping with the blanket).

1 May 2017 Update:
  • Fixed timing between changing clothes and spin vfx
  • You can now set and reset ownership of the mat (this is experimental, I'm a little concerned about households moving out. The mat will be unusable by the new - inactive - tenants. Not a problem when they are not fully simulated, but if you visit them or something it could be). It uses the same localization of the bed, so you'll see the word bed instead of mat
  • New mat made by icemunmun
  • New interaction, tuck in, that child+ can perform on the mat when there's a toddler sleeping.
  • I wasn't able to reproduce the steps that lead to the glitch (never saw the glitch again at all), so it's probably still there. Try removing the _Animations.package file and disabling vampire animations from the xml to see if that helps.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Arsil_NappingMat.zip 786.4 KB 25,405 11th May 2017
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Instructor
#51 Old 8th May 2017 at 6:16 AM
Thanks for this useful mod! However, is there a way to stop the mat from going underneath rugs? I tried moving the rug with the hand tool to refresh the object layering (dunno if that's the right term), but the mat remains underneath.


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#52 Old 11th May 2017 at 1:30 AM
I love this mod. As far as using the crib, well, cribs are for babies.
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 11th May 2017 at 2:07 AM
Love the look of the mat, but have got the same issue as Butterbot It just show the pillow above the rug, so far i have to place it away from any rug unless i want it to show that the toddler just sleeps on the rug using a tiny pillow that he/she either lands on or misses (love this feture ) When the tuck in happen it just seems weird (like the world laziest parent just allow it's toddler to sleep on a dirty rug in front of the telly, instead of carry the little rugrat (pun intended ) to his/her crib/bed ) . Thank you again for making this great mod, and for the great joy you bring us with your gift. Big hug to you, and another hug to icemunmun for adding to it
Field Researcher
#54 Old 11th May 2017 at 2:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butterbot
Thanks for this useful mod! However, is there a way to stop the mat from going underneath rugs? I tried moving the rug with the hand tool to refresh the object layering (dunno if that's the right term), but the mat remains underneath.



I guess you could always try using Granthes' OMSP to raise the mat a couple of centimeters, though I'm not sure whether that will create routing problems. Personally, I'd edit the mesh and raise it some centimeters, but depending on the pathing flags (FTPT) it could be pointless to do that.
Instructor
#55 Old 11th May 2017 at 5:57 AM
@Naus Allien

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naus Allien
I'd edit the mesh and raise it some centimeters, but depending on the pathing flags (FTPT) it could be pointless to do that.


As it is, the toddler's left hand clips noticeably through the mat when sleeping, so raising the mesh might worsen that. Can you explain in more detail about the FTPT pathing flags? I've turned them off on occasion but am otherwise not very familiar with them, and would be interested to learn more.

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#56 Old 11th May 2017 at 9:42 AM Last edited by icemunmun : 11th May 2017 at 7:37 PM.
@Butterbot the mat is actually a little lower than the rug because otherwise the toddler clips like crazy. This is mainly because the exsisting game animation pose of toddler sleeping is a little lower than ground level.Thats the max height I could give the mat.

Edit : Oh good...yay for custom animation!
Inventor
Original Poster
#57 Old 11th May 2017 at 6:00 PM Last edited by Arsil : 12th May 2017 at 10:05 AM.
Speaking of the footprint...

Instructor
#58 Old 12th May 2017 at 2:55 AM
@icemunmun

Thanks for the explanation! Is it possible to raise the mat above rugs now with the new custom animation?

@Arsil

Thanks for the interesting footprint info and for updating the animation. Looking forward to checking it out in-game!

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Inventor
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#59 Old 13th May 2017 at 9:32 AM Last edited by Arsil : 14th May 2017 at 8:36 AM. Reason: parse-able -> parsable
It seems like the minimal amount of raising (Y coordinate) to get the mat above a rug is 0.005 tiles.
Maybe even something between 0.004 (not included) and 0.005 would work, I haven't tried.

The sinking effect is more noticeable, but I'll let you be the judge of that.

Back-up your mat package and try this one (but maybe it's better to clone with renumbering
one of the two so you can compare them directly in-game).

Now I'm thinking about having also a very low-def mesh to use when the camera is far away,
the mat was made cloning a rug which has a very simple shape and so doesn't need more
than one LOD, but I don't want to bother icemunmun again (she already did a lot of work
and had to put up with me) and maybe I'm just being fixated with performance and optimization.

EDIT
I'm also a bit concerned that there are 2 resources not correctly parsable by S3PE:
- a texture (but I checked and this happened also with my original mat - the cloned round 1x1 rug)
- the TXTC
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Icy Spicy
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#60 Old 13th May 2017 at 11:19 PM Last edited by icemunmun : 13th May 2017 at 11:33 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsil
It seems like the minimal amount of raising (Y coordinate) to get the mat above a rug is 0.005 tiles.
Maybe even something between 0.004 (not included) and 0.005 would work, I haven't tried.

The sinking effect is more noticeable, but I'll let you be the judge of that.

Back-up your mat package and try this one (but maybe it's better to clone with renumbering
one of the two so you can compare them directly in-game).

Now I'm thinking about having also a very low-def mesh to use when the camera is far away,
the mat was made cloning a rug which has a very simple shape and so doesn't need more
than one LOD, but I don't want to bother icemunmun again (she already did a lot of work
and had to put up with me) and maybe I'm just being fixated with performance and optimization.

EDIT
I'm also a bit concerned that there are 2 resources not correctly parse-able by S3PE:
- a texture (but I checked and this happened also with my original mat - the cloned round 1x1 rug)
- the TXTC


- The un parsable texture is due to the empty specular of your original rug.( I can try deleting that file since I am adding a specular through the shader data tab)
- TXTC --- due to shader data change ? (not sure about this)

I agree about the requirement of a medium LOD. However, I have to look up how to add the medium LOD to an object which does not already have one. Can you enlighten me a little about the procedure( I can't find a way to add a LOD through TSRW yet).

And its no bother, since I like working on sims 3 stuff (also i am bored with sims 4 stuff!)
Inventor
Original Poster
#61 Old 14th May 2017 at 8:26 AM Last edited by Arsil : 14th May 2017 at 3:10 PM.
About the TXTC, I see this problem happening sometimes with objects edited with TSRW.
Not sure if it's a S3PE's shortcoming or if the resource is indeed formally wrong
(but still hopefully usable with no problems by the game).

Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
I agree about the requirement of a medium LOD. However, I have to look up how to add the medium LOD to an object which does not already have one. Can you enlighten me a little about the procedure( I can't find a way to add a LOD through TSRW yet).


Eh, not really. I think S3PE should be able to handle it. Here's what I know:

- I don't think we really need MLODs for the (drop? sun? I always mix them up) shadow,
unless we want the blanket to project one (the shadow meshes would also need 2 geostates);
- the VPXY needs (?) a reference to the MLOD too;
- the MODL must have a reference to the MLOD and a block/section for it, IIRC the ChunkEntries[1];
- creating the MLOD resource from scratch could be a challenge on its own, not sure how to approach
that. Duplicate the MODL and start from there? They may have a slightly different data structure.
Use the MLOD of another object and edit that accordingly? Sounds like a drag.
- EDIT: by the way, the MODL is the resource with a lower level of details (less vertices/polygons),
the MLOD is the one with a higher level.

This could be a useful exercise and a learning experience, but maybe it's better (and, at the end of the day, quicker)
to start from scratch cloning an object that already has MODL+MLOD and just use the mat's mesh and slots there.

Anyway, this is not the right place to discuss technical stuff. My bad, I was the one who started it.

EDIT: You know what? Forget I ever said anything. The mat's mesh is already low-poly
on its own, it doesn't need a lower level of detail.
Test Subject
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#62 Old 14th May 2017 at 11:11 AM
thansk
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#63 Old 15th May 2017 at 3:47 AM
Thanks!
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#64 Old 23rd May 2017 at 1:55 PM
using the testing version so far, makes my Sims live so much easier!
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Field Researcher
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#65 Old 4th Jun 2017 at 8:26 PM
I've wanted this mod since day one, even worse when they didn't give it back with Pets. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#66 Old 7th Jun 2017 at 4:54 PM
Does it will conflict with the first simple rug? I loved that one much more and i don't like the blankets
Inventor
Original Poster
#67 Old 8th Jun 2017 at 6:09 AM
I guess you could keep using that rug with the last version of the mod and just disable the tuck-in interaction.

2 ways to do that:
- With S3PE, open the .package file of the mod, right click on the ITUN resource with "TuckIn" in its name,
select "Notepad" (or "TextEditor", if you have defined an external one) and put "true" to the fields in the
"Disallow" tag near the top.
- NRaas Retuner (IIRC it also works with custom stuff).
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 10th Jun 2017 at 5:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsil
I guess you could keep using that rug with the last version of the mod and just disable the tuck-in interaction.

2 ways to do that:
- With S3PE, open the .package file of the mod, right click on the ITUN resource with "TuckIn" in its name,
select "Notepad" (or "TextEditor", if you have defined an external one) and put "true" to the fields in the
"Disallow" tag near the top.
- NRaas Retuner (IIRC it also works with custom stuff).

Thanks for the tip, it's worked
Test Subject
#69 Old 1st Jul 2017 at 12:30 AM
I seem to be having an issue with the textures on the mat where they won't display. I have all my settings except for mirrors/water and draw distance on High, and I've tried clearing my caches and uninstalling and reinstalling the mod. None of the functions are broken, just the textures. Any clue what could be the issue?
Test Subject
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#70 Old 14th Jul 2017 at 3:04 AM
Hello - I have a set of twin babies that will soon be toddlers and I want to use this! My question (and so sorry if it's stupid - it probably is): which file do I use? I'm going to guess I need the animation package and at least one of the other two, right? Or do I need all three?! I'm going to put all three files within its folder into my MTS mods folder and see what happens; I always backup backup backup so if something goes goofy I should be safe! Love this btw and super thanks!
Test Subject
#71 Old 29th Jul 2017 at 4:58 AM
Hi,

I'm having some issues with the textures on the sleep mat. It appears that I'm only getting the flat color of one channel for the whole mat (the screenshot is of the default color scheme [if the screenshot doesn't work, it's all just flat white]). I redownloaded the files a few days ago, and checked with Dashboard to make sure there weren't any conflicts (which there weren't). I'm not sure what the problem could be, but if you have any ideas, I would appreciate some help.

Thanks for your time.
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#72 Old 1st Aug 2017 at 12:34 PM
Was wondering, noticed that you seem really good in your mods with animations, would it be possible to make a mod with an animation that allowed a toddler to get in and out of either a regular bed or a toddler bed to sleep? For me it wouldn't be necessary for extra interactions other than to sleep, I just think it's kinda silly a toddler can't get out of a bed. I saw one was made for sims 2 but not yet for sims 3. Thank you! Your mods are really good
Test Subject
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#73 Old 17th Oct 2017 at 10:03 PM
Hi, this looks very adorable but in my game it is showing up in only one color. I can't change it in CAS at all. Is this some sort of glitch? Can anyone help me with this issue?
Test Subject
#74 Old 17th Oct 2017 at 10:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat_8
Hi,

I'm having some issues with the textures on the sleep mat. It appears that I'm only getting the flat color of one channel for the whole mat (the screenshot is of the default color scheme [if the screenshot doesn't work, it's all just flat white]). I redownloaded the files a few days ago, and checked with Dashboard to make sure there weren't any conflicts (which there weren't). I'm not sure what the problem could be, but if you have any ideas, I would appreciate some help.

Thanks for your time.


Did you find a way to fix this issue? I'm having the same problem.
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