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Sims 2 Things by NixNivis

Dancing Snowman Snow Globe

Posted by NixNivis on 27 Nov 2020

Category: Decorative -> Sculpture
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible
Cost: $50
Poly Count: Medium poly (2186)

This is one of those things that just popped into my head and demanded to be made. So I made it. 🙂


If you think the fellow inside the snow globe looks an awful lot like Funky the Snowman from the Happy Holidays SP, then you’re absolutely right: it is Funky the Snowman. I wanted to make a snow globe (because I like snow globes, almost as much as I like lamps) and thought a small version of Funky would look really cute. So I scaled him down and stuck him inside.

But then I started thinking. (I know, I shouldn’t do that. 😛 ) Big Funky is animated, right? Meaning that little Funky is rigged for animation, too, right? Meaning I just need to tweak the animations a bit and he should be good to go… right?

So I tweaked some animations here and moved some joints there, and… well, this was the result:


 
As you can see, Funky doesn’t dance all the time; he’s a polite little fellow and won’t start moving until you tell him to. 😀 And then he keeps going until you tell him it’s enough already (hence the click-on-menu sounds in the video).


 
Of course, there are recols, too: three for Little Funky (who isn’t repositoried to Big Funky, BTW, because I’ve remapped and retextured the scarf) and four for the snow globe foot.


Awesome wallpaper by shastakiss.

 
 

9 Responses to “Dancing Snowman Snow Globe”

  1. nocommente said

    This is so amazing! I’ve been planning to build a snow globe shop, I can’t wait for all my sims to buy this!

    • NixNivis said

      Glad you like it! 😀 Thanks for commenting!

      A snow globe shop, what a great idea! 🙂 Have you seen my other snow globes? I’ve got one here (it’s at the bottom of the post) and another one here. (I’m probably going to update the second one soonish, though, to make the globe and the foot smoother and rounder. When I made it back in 2012, I was afraid of posting anything that might possibly be considered having a high-ish poly count. I’ve since lost all inhibitions in that respect. 😛 ) Just in case you need more for your shop. :mrgreen:

  2. So cute! I love that you made him dance – and stop – on command 😉
    Thank you! …and I hope you have a joyous Christmastime ❤

    • NixNivis said

      Thanks! Glad you like him. 😀 At first I was going to have him dance all the time, but I decided players should get to choose whether he danced or not. Some might be perfectly happy with him just standing still, looking cute. 🙂

      Thank you! To you and yours, too. ❤ Stay safe, all of you.

  3. Herr Burgermeister said

    Nix! Wonderful to see you’re making it through this trial which is life!
    Digging your snow globe creation. Thank you! It will be well received in my Shnee Falls neighbourhood.

    Cheers from
    Herr Burgermeister from PBK.

  4. Herr Burgermeister said

    dope me. yeas, i kan speel… sumtymez.

    SCHNEE Falls. 😉

    • NixNivis said

      Why, hello there! Welcome to my humble Internet abode. 🙂 Glad to hear you like my snowman! I’m guessing Schnee Falls is a neighbourhood of the chillier kind? 😉

      (And don’t worry, spelung iz over ated ennywei). 😉 )

  5. PenelopeT said

    This is so cute! It will go very nicely with the snow globe you shared over at Leefish a few years back.

    Thank you and take care! 🙂

    • NixNivis said

      Eeep! SO sorry for the late reply – don’t know how I missed this. 😳 I hope the holidays have treated you and yours well in these strange times we live in.

      Thanks! I’m glad you like him, he was fun to make. 🙂 And you have my old Leefish snowglobe, too! 😀

      Take care and stay safe, ya hear? ❤

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