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Traditional Piano

by armiel Posted 3rd Nov 2011 at 3:44 PM - Updated 4th Nov 2011 at 12:47 PM by armiel
198 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UpdateDate
Fixed the slots - everyone who got the file before I posted this note please redownload! I'm sorry for this inconvenience!4.11.2011


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Don't have room for a concert piano? Dislike those electric ones? Here is a nice traditional piano for you!



I was making a western saloon, when I realized that I don't have a right style piano to put there. So I asked some people if they had seen anyone make an upright piano, that would also be playable. Jaguwar found me a few, but they had flaws I did not like, so I decided to make one myself - it's not that hard after all

Or is it? After lee extracted me the TS2 meshes, I looked at the files and thought: "OMG, why did I wanna do this?!" But I'm a stubborn finn, so I stripped off all the parts I did not need/wanna use and then regrouped the whole thing for mapping. TS2 mapping does not really work for TS3 >.<

After some time and cursing I had myself a nice uvmap, which I then just fiddled with a little to make things nice. The harder part really was to fix all the little extra bits Blender added to the multiplier. A little too much black here, little too much gray there, etc. And making the mask...

But I made it, and am very happy with the results. Then I decided i wanted the piano to sit nicely against the wall (the electric piano doesn't). Moving the butt-slot was not as easy as I would have imagined! Morph gave me advices, but i just could not make TSRW, S3PE and Atavera's Rig editor work together and do what I want, so Morph was a nice guy and fixed the butt-slot for me

I thought I was done, but no. Lee and HP made me make deco slots. I objected a little after the butt-slot fiasco, but gave in and added 3 decorative slots. Then I only needed someone to test for me, and that was my lovely friend Kayla.

Of course it was not as straight forward, but I don't feel that it's necessary for me to tell you about every single fix/test

The result of this work is a very nice traditional piano, that I hope many of you will enjoy!


Object info:
  • Category location - Buy/Hobbies and skill/Creative
  • Price - 2500§
  • Polycount - Highlod: 4174/3034, Mediumlod: 4126/2980
  • 3 channels - cushion, body, horizontal bits and deco
  • 3 slots for decorative objects
  • This piano is not live-dragable by default ie. you can't drag it to your sims inventory/backpack. If you want to enable dragging it in live mode, download the mod I made for it.


Edited to add:
Some people seemed to want the ability to use the piano from the sims inventory, so I have added a mod for it in this same upload. The mod overrides the OBJD resource of my piano, and makes the piano live dragging enabled.

So, you want the piano to be used from the inventory?
- Download my mod, armiel_a_Traditional Piano_Inventorymod, and place it in same folder/subfolder that you place the piano in. Otherwise it won't work.


Additional Credits:
People:
Lee, HP, Whitey, Morph, Kayla, Jag, #create

Programs:
Milkshape 3D, Blender, TSRW, S3PE, Rig editor, UVmapper, Lithunwrap, Photoshop, Paint.Net

Thanks for all the people who commented and helped, and thanks for all the creators of the wonderful programs that make making objects possible!

And finally, thanks for TS2 for the original piano.

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

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armiel_a_Traditional Piano_Inventorymod.rar

Size: 1.0 KB · Downloads: 24,342 · 3rd Nov 2011
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armiel_Traditional Piano.rar

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#2 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 3:48 PM
it's nice, armiel. You remind me to TS2! :D
*feel the urge to play TS2 again, after some months*
*poke armiel* :D
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 3:50 PM
It's gorgeous, armiel, thank you
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 3:55 PM
Beautiful, thank you so much.
Inventor
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#5 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 3:55 PM
This is wonderful, thank you!
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:09 PM
Awesome! It looks great, and I'm *so* glad to see it without those stupid panels, too. YAY! I can't believe how quickly you whipped this together!
The other one
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#7 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:10 PM
This is long overdue (thanks EA! :/ ) and I can't wait to get it in my game, thanks :D
Forum Resident
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#8 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:22 PM
It's perfectly crafted and Appaloosa-appropriate. I'm looking forward to your saloon too. I know it would be amazing with this piano.
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#9 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:27 PM
YAY!!!! Now I can make my grandmother's house even more realistic. If only someone would make a furnace and floor heat grates too. This is awesome sauce! Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:27 PM
I only love you for the stuff you make <3
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#11 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:33 PM
This is really nice, good job.
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:42 PM
Nice, thanks, great work
Test Subject
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#13 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:49 PM
This is great! Thank you so much; I really hated not having the option to buy a nice, smaller piano like this one. Why does EA always do this? >_> Anyway, thank you once more, this piano's lovely~
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#14 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:54 PM
Wow, that was speedy! Great work and I'm sure this will be beyond useful for many people.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:55 PM
It's definitely a fine object, nicely done with care and skill. And so useful, too... Thank you so much for this great work.

My only regret is that you can't put it in a Sims' inventory. I would soo much have liked to see this... A Sim putting this well... 3 tons little thing in his pocket without seeming so.

Alas... It won't be... Nothing's perfect...
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#16 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 4:57 PM Last edited by armiel : 3rd Nov 2011 at 6:11 PM.
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Originally Posted by Nan
It's definitely a fine object, nicely done with care and skill. And so useful, too... Thank you so much for this great work.

My only regret is that you can't put it in a Sims' inventory. I would soo much have liked to see this... A Sim putting this well... 3 tons little thing in his pocket without seeming so.

Alas... It won't be... Nothing's perfect...


I did the "not be able to put in inventory" by purpose, I thought it would be silly, cause is quite heavy thing anyways

But I'll see if I'll make an optional mod to go with this, so people who WANT to be able to put it in inventory, can.


ETA:
Tried, and it disagrees to work, some EA objects first - priority issue. If you wish to have such mod on your own game, please scratch your own heads on how to make it possible. Sorry.

Done!
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#17 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 5:35 PM
I saw this and literally "Ooh! Ooh, isn't this pretty!" came out of my mouth. It's lovely! I can't wait to use it in game!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 5:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 4thStar
This is great! Thank you so much; I really hated not having the option to buy a nice, smaller piano like this one. Why does EA always do this? >_> Anyway, thank you once more, this piano's lovely~


Another thing EA seems to do that bothers me, in relation to instruments, is that kids can't play I would love to have my child sims play this piano, or have piano lessons, etc.

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#19 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 5:37 PM
absloutly lovley! Just what is missing from the game. I can see myself using this a lot Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 5:52 PM
Well done! Thank you for your time, talent and creativity!!
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 6:18 PM
Gobsmacking! A must have for my game. Thank you!
Instructor
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#22 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 6:19 PM
Thanks!
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#23 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 6:39 PM
Thank you so much!
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#24 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 6:41 PM
I only know these decorative pianos like this before... You did a very good job on this, my sims love to play on it ;D Thank you very much for this great item
Tartan McBadgerface
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#25 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 7:18 PM
This is beautiful! I've been waiting for someone to make a decent piano, thank you !
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