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Six Animated TSM Clothes Chests

Posted by NixNivis on 1 July 2014

Six Animated Clothes Chests

Category: Misc. -> Dressers
EPs Required: None – base game compatible
Poly Count: Low poly (>950)

Yes, I know the TSM clothes chests have been converted and made into functional dressers before, and I wasn’t going to do them at first… only the chests I’ve seen have all been static, and as you might have figured out by now, I have a thing for animated objects. So, I started to think about any chest-like objects in game whose animations I could steal use to make these into functional animated clothes chests – and realised there was one. So I did. 🙂

Like the Sim in the title pic, adults will behave like, well, adults, and be calm and collected when reaching for their clothes, but children will show a bit more enthusiasm:

Dedicated Simlet

And by now you’ve probably guessed where I got the animations from. 😉 That’s right: the toy box! This means that I’ve had to scale the chests down some compared to the TSM originals, to make them closer in size to the toy box so that the anims would work, but I’ve tried to find a balance between making the anims look good and retaining the original TSM look.

The animations aren’t perfect, though. When an adult Sim reaches into the chest, the lower arm will clip some into the frame of the chest, as will a child Sim’s left hand (how much depends on how tall the chest is) – but then again you get this with the toy boxes as well, so I’m not feeling that bad about it. Also, when the Sim gets up, he will turn away from the chest for a moment, looking suspiciously like he’s holding something, before turning to face it again and doing the clothes-changing spinning animation. It happens quite quickly, though; you’ll probably only notice it because I told you about it. 😛
But enough about that. On to the chests!

The first one is the Barren Bolt Vestment Vault for $55:

Barren Bolt Vestment Vault
Kara the maid is helping us with the size comparison today. The chest is shown in Volatile, but in your game the mesh
will be in Incendiary since I had a change of heart about the colour – after I’d finished taking the screenshots, of course.

I’m sure you know the drill by now: All of the chests come in Pooklet’s naturals + Time Bomb. Also, all the metal bands have four recols: CuriousB’s Custard (gold), Jet (black), Steel (iron) and Terracotta (copper). Well, except for when the original bands were black or grey – then I’ve skipped Jet/Steel.

Then we have the Koffer-Kraft Barrelforme Chest for $80…

Koffer-Kraft Barrelforme Chest
…the Iron-Banded Zebrandi Treasure Chest for $105…

Iron-Banded Zebrandi Treasure Chest
…the Triple-Banded War Chest for $115…

Triple-Banded War Chest
…the Cryptastic Wormwood Banded Chest for $150…

Cryptastic Wormwood Banded Chest
…and finally, the Seljaq-Ghazhadid Lacquered Chest for $210.

Seljaq-Ghazhadid Lacquered Chest
Since these are chests where you open the top, and not dressers where you need space to pull out drawers, the footprint is just one tile. This means that you can save space by placing it adjacent and perpendicular to a doorway without problems – even if your Sims of course still need a clear path to be able to reach into it.




18 Responses to “Six Animated TSM Clothes Chests”

  1. These are really nice! And using the toy box anims was a stroke of genius. Thanks, Nix!

    • NixNivis said

      Thank you! 😀 I’m quite happy with how they turned out. I must admit I didn’t think of the toy box anims immediately, though, at first I thought I’d have to settle for using the crouch-down-to-get-book-from-bookcase one for the Sim and leave the chest static. Shows how often I let my poor Sim kids have toy boxes. 😛

  2. nonni222 said

    You are amazing! I love that you have taken these objects beyond just being deco items. Thank you, Johanna!

    • NixNivis said

      Aww, Nonni. ❤ I've seen them as functional dressers as well, but not animated. And I try to add something extra when I do conversions; people have been converting TSM stuff for three years or so, so any given TSM object will have been done for TS2 at least five times. So to me, other than for my own amusement there's really not much point in my doing it a sixth time unless I have something to add to it that will offer downloaders some variety – animations, extra functions, things like that. That, and I like my things to have little quirks. 😉

  3. Brilliant! A great addition to our medieval homes. Thank you!

  4. ivaristal said

    That’s very useful for medieval and fantazy hoods! Thanks! ^_^

  5. LilSister [BANNED] said

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    • NixNivis said

      I’m glad you can find use for them! 🙂 And that’s one of the nice things about TSM, the objects usually have quite reasonable poly counts when you convert them for TS2. Thank you!

  6. Hat said

    These are great, because while the other set of TSM chest-dressers I use have deco slots (always nice), the deco slots seem to hover at around Sim eye level.

  7. Asyli said

    Wow,Nice work
    Thank you so much

    • NixNivis said

      Glad you like them! What can I say, I try to make things animated if I can, I like it when they have a bit of movement to them and aren’t just static. 🙂

  8. StephSim said

    Just wanted to say that I love how you animated these. It made me do the happy dance 10 times over!

    Just read your other comment (in the Animated Orrery thread) and thought I’d slip this in here. I’d love the overlay (transparent) textures and textures for these chests. I’m on a bit of a recolouring spree at the moment and it ends with these chests! I just wanted to add 5 retextures that match my current projects to one or two of these (namely the Cryptastic and the Seljaq). If you see this before mid September, I’d love to have them. If not…not a major deal. I’ll work around it for now and add them later.

    Anywho…Thank you for these renditions! 🙂 Hope your away from Simming time is restful and restorative!

    Do take care of yourself.

    • NixNivis said

      Thank you! 😀 It made me really happy when I realised the toy box had just the animations I was looking for, it saved me a lot of trouble.

      And sure thing! I’ll email them to you. Is the email you used for the comment good? (I can see it since I haz magical admin powers. 😉 )

  9. Stephanie said

    Hi Nix…

    The e-mail was correct, but unfortunately there was no attachment.

    But, it’s alright…I created a mock overlay just to see if I could (as without an overlay…the chest has more of a artisan woodsy, sort of unfinished feel to it). While I love that look for other purposes, I wanted more of a worn look. So…necessity became the mother of invention and I cranked out about 7 recolors (which I will share on PBK once I concur this Philosopher’s Guild lot. It’s finished, but I am cleaning, downsizing and testing it thoroughly…since I did not make the deadline with it.

    Thank you for your efforts. I appreciate your taking the time to respond to me during your hiatus. I really appreciate this. Just wanted you to know that I did receive the message and that I have it all sussed out now!

    I hope the break is what you need it to be. Do take care of yourself dear lady! 🙂


    • NixNivis said

      Argh!! I just checked the e-mail I sent you, and sure enough, like an idiot I’d forgotten the attachment. 😳 Very, very sorry about that – and so glad you could still make it work! I’m really looking forward to seeing your lot and the recols. 😀 (I’m a member over at PBK, but I just lurk. Don’t go by Nix there, either.)

      And thank you. ❤ I am taking care of myself, I promise. 🙂 I'm in physical rehab right now, for this chronic disease I have, and so far it's going great – but it's also draining, both physically and mentally, so I don't have much energy left for other things like simming. I still try to maintain a bit of an Internet presence (and answer comments), though, just so people don't start wondering where I am and/or think I've left the community for good.

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