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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
85 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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:

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)

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.


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.
Tags: #toddler, #sleep, #mat, #napping mat, #nap, #vampire

Type: Other

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67
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 28,554 11th May 2017
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 14th Apr 2017 at 5:30 PM
I love your work!!!
Please, a question, have you checked if your mod may conflict with Mikey's better sleeping babies and toddlers mod also here in MTS?

Thank you!!
Original Poster
#3 Old 14th Apr 2017 at 8:00 PM
Originally Posted by RedMallie
have you checked if your mod may conflict with Mikey's better sleeping babies and toddlers mod also here in MTS?

No conflict, but that mod won't affect how toddlers sleep on the mat.
Test Subject
#4 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 1:14 AM
Move objects allowed me to place a rug over the mat and then I used some railing that is walk through also a pillow for decoraction.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 8:12 AM
Arsil, this is great! Thanks yet again. I've been using it since it came out with no problems yet. I think you have a winner here. LOL.
Test Subject
#6 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 1:06 PM
Downloaded and tested and its amazing to have! However it glitches through the floor constantly and sometimes just has chinks of it missing no matter what surface its on. Would also be awesome to have more options for how it looks once bugs are fixed <3
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 2:28 PM
Exacty! I love how self sufficient the sims 4 Toddlers are and I wanted that for 3 so bad! Thank god for these talented people who know how to mod! The only other mod we really need is one for them to climb stairs and I will have a toddler is every household lol.
Originally Posted by christmas fear
I'll help you test this! Toddlers are a pain in ts3. I love anything that helps them be more self sufficient.
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