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How to Save a Pose in Poser
« on: November 14, 2010, 08:20:29 PM »
Saving your pose in Poser

Poser files are, by nature, prone to getting mixed up and lost and disorganised, so a little pre-work will save you a lot of headaches later. The first thing you want to do is set up a folder to save your poses in. There are two ways to do this: in Poser, or in the Windows Explorer.

I'll show you how to do it in Poser.

Keep double-clicking on the top-most icon (looks like an up-arrow) in the Poses category until you are at the very top of the folder (directory) tree... can tell you're in the top of the folder because you'll see the runtime name(s) displayed, with a red dot next to the active runtime...

Double-click on the runtime name that you will be saving your pose in. Now you are ready to add your own folder. At the top of the library menu panel (just above the slider bar) you'll find a down arrow...

...if you left-click on that arrow, a drop-down menu will appear. Select the 'Add New Category' menu option...

You will see the dialog on the right, with a place to enter a new folder name. This will actually be added as a folder in your runtime/libraries/Pose folder, which you can confirm in Windows Explorer. To make your folder show up at the top of the folder list, a commonly used trick is to prefix the name of your folder with an exclamation mark as shown...

Now, when you open your pose folder, there, right at the top of your pose folders you will find YOUR folder.

Now that you have your folder made, navigate to it by double-clicking on it. Obviously, it will be empty, ready for you to add your completely original poses.

Load your figure. The first thing you want to do is untick inverse kinematics for both legs - these are selected / ticked / checked by default in Poser when you load a figure for some reason. You untick them by selecting that menu option if it is ticked... you have to do each one separately.

Now you can pose your figure. I would suggest not moving the eyes for a general pose because eye settings are more of a personal preference but that's my opinion: pose your figure the way you want. Be sure to pay attention to figure vertical position, meaning make sure the feet are on the floor.
Once you're happy with the pose, click on the 'Add to Library' cross down the bottom...
and in the 'New Set' dialogue click on the [Select Subset] button.

 UNTICK any hair or clothing you have on your character. I also untick all the boxes from eyeBrow down to tongueTip. There's no point to select the magnets either. You want only those aspects of your model selected that your artist will be using. I also leave body unticked, and leave the other body bits that are already selected in that state right down to the left toe down near the bottom. Everything else I UNTICK, including 'Ground'.

Click the [Ok] button... you'll be back to the New Set dialogue. In the textbox 'Set Name', give it a name...

then DON'T tick anything in the next window...

In the next window, keep 'Single Frame' ticked and thats it, you've saved your pose.

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Re: How to Save a Pose in Poser
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 03:06:15 AM »
Thanks, sanbie! If I ever use Poser for this, I will need your tutorial  :zipped18:

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Re: How to Save a Pose in Poser
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 05:27:34 AM »
It's not mine hun...I just brought it over from our store as it was doing nothing there!

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Re: How to Save a Pose in Poser
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 10:19:15 AM »
It's sort of mine Eblank but the condensed version which is mine is here lol
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