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Posted: 21 October 2012 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I often buy pose sets from vendors that create individual body part poses ... top/bottom, arms, legs, head, etc. vs full poses. So far, all of the ones I have are for v4.

How do I piece part poses myself for m4, though? I want to keep the lower body pose I have but do something else with the top part. Any semi-quick way of doing this?

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Posted: 21 October 2012 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You can try a V4 pose…often they’ll work fine or need very minor adjustments.  If it does need adjustment, you can save it out, as a new pose, after tweaking.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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mjc1016 - 21 October 2012 07:47 PM

You can try a V4 pose…often they’ll work fine or need very minor adjustments.  If it does need adjustment, you can save it out, as a new pose, after tweaking.


How do I save out a pose? That would be a handy ability since I often tweak after poses to suit needs, then get frustrated when I can’t duplicate a pose I like ... lol. I’m working in DS3A, if that makes a difference.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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File > Save As > Pose Preset

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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fixmypcmike - 21 October 2012 08:20 PM

File > Save As > Pose Preset

Does it get saved in a special file or something?

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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For Part poses remember to only check the parts of the body you wish to keep in your pose preset. IE the lower body in this example.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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File > Save As > Pose Preset

Does it get saved in a special file or something?

It gets saved as a DS script, e.g. .dsa file.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Jaderail - 21 October 2012 08:27 PM

For Part poses remember to only check the parts of the body you wish to keep in your pose preset. IE the lower body in this example.

So I pose m4 in the full pose that I want the bottom of, select the individual parts I want to save out (all of them or just hips?), then save them in maybe a sub-folder so I can locate it again. Right?

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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fixmypcmike - 21 October 2012 08:20 PM

File > Save As > Pose Preset

Does it get saved in a special file or something?

It gets saved as a DS script, e.g. .dsa file.


That’s good to know ... lol ... I could just see me getting and far and start swearing ... lol.


Now, once I utilize all of these individual poses, I can then save the completed full pose as a full pose itself, right?

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Jaderail - 21 October 2012 08:27 PM

For Part poses remember to only check the parts of the body you wish to keep in your pose preset. IE the lower body in this example.

So I pose m4 in the full pose that I want the bottom of, select the individual parts I want to save out (all of them or just hips?), then save them in maybe a sub-folder so I can locate it again. Right?

If it’s full lower start at Hips and then select all nodes below the hips. For Arms I do Shoulder (some times collar) on down to the tip of each finger. I also double check that each node is selected before I save. I keep my poses in my own folder I added to DS.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 09:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Can I save or export the pose while it’s in the scene, or should I clear everything else out like I do for an obj export?

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Posted: 21 October 2012 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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AidanaWillowRaven - 21 October 2012 09:29 PM

Can I save or export the pose while it’s in the scene, or should I clear everything else out like I do for an obj export?

You don’t need to clear everything else out, it only saves the pose settings for the selected figure.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Quick Tip for all Users: Saving out Parts Poses from the basic poses that come with some figure bundles is a free and easy way to have a large collection of fast pose files that when re-combined in new ways can create some very pretty and useful poses. This would be just for your own use but is allowed (I hope). I do many sets this way and go so far as to do just Hips as a pose (for the Icon I hide the rest of the body and use a Zoom with that part centered for the render), in one folder. I can quick pose my G4 figures very fast this way.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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It should be fine to save it from the scene, without clearing everything else out.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 01:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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The easiest way of mixing and matching partial poses is to use PoseMaster (see the link in my sig and check out the tutorial vids at youtube.com/cridgit3d). It was originally created with this purpose and later evolved into a tool for transferring poses between figures.

The workflow is incredibly simple:
1. Select the figure then load the pose/partial pose you want to use and click PoseMaster Copy to copy the current pose.
2. [Optional] Select Edit / Undo if you wish to revert to the previous pose.
3. Select the body part/s you wish to apply the pose to e.g. neck, left shoulder, right thight.
4. Select PoseMaster Paste and any options (e.g. rotation only, or recursive).

The copied pose is applied only to the selected body parts.

Studio’s Save Pose Preset functionality is good for saving poses for future use in your Library, but PoseMaster is for working efficiently with combinations of poses.

Drop me a line in the PoseMaster thread if you get stuck.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 01:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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cridgit - 22 October 2012 01:03 AM

Aidana

The easiest way of mixing and matching partial poses is to use PoseMaster (see the link in my sig and check out the tutorial vids at youtube.com/cridgit3d). It was originally created with this purpose and later evolved into a tool for transferring poses between figures.

The workflow is incredibly simple:
1. Select the figure then load the pose/partial pose you want to use and click PoseMaster Copy to copy the current pose.
2. [Optional] Select Edit / Undo if you wish to revert to the previous pose.
3. Select the body part/s you wish to apply the pose to e.g. neck, left shoulder, right thight.
4. Select PoseMaster Paste and any options (e.g. rotation only, or recursive).

The copied pose is applied only to the selected body parts.

Studio’s Save Pose Preset functionality is good for saving poses for future use in your Library, but PoseMaster is for working efficiently with combinations of poses.

Drop me a line in the PoseMaster thread if you get stuck.

Cheers

Definitely adding PoseMaster to my cart. Thanks for the heads-up.

I followed the steps above, but don’t see my poses in my content tab. Am I forgetting a step?

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