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Posted: 13 June 2013 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi.  I’m very new.  I have searched for this some, but keep finding either “saving a whole pose” or discussions about advanced stuff that I’m not ready to deal with.

What I am trying to do is save *just* the hand posing.  I spent time making it into a “grip” (or a fist, whatever) and don’t want to have to do that every time.

I select the hand, then choose file>save as>Pose preset…and it saves the whole pose.

If I select the hand, then look in the scene hierarchy and click on the arrow-with-a-checkmark beside everything *except* the hand (so only the hand and it’s children have the arrow-with-a-checkmark), it saves the whole pose.

What am I doing wrong?  I want just the hand saved so that I can pose another figure however I want, but then use the pose on the hand.  Is this possible?

Thanks!

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Posted: 13 June 2013 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That is done like this, here I did just the right hand and the pose only effects the hand not its location.

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Posted: 13 June 2013 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you, sir!  You are a gentleman among scholars!  A pearl before swine!

I had the right-ish idea, but was doing it in the wrong place.

Thank you again!

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Posted: 10 November 2014 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I am not so new and should be ashamed… (but I have never tried to develop a “product” before)

Here is my question to add to this.

I Create and save a few poses using the right hand - everything works just fine (just for the right hand).

How do I make it so it ask me to apply the hand pose to the right or left hand?

 

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Posted: 10 November 2014 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m afraid you can’t do that, you would have to save left and right versions (you can use the Symmetry command to copy the pose from one and to the other - it’s in the Parameter pane option menu, reached by clicking the lined button in the pane’s top corner).

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Posted: 10 November 2014 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you Richard.

How is it that some products I buy have hand poses and when I click on them I am asked whether to apply it to the Right or the Left Hand?

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Posted: 10 November 2014 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Poser had a specific format for hand poses, and it does that. DS just has a generic pose preset, so it doesn’t have the handedness switch. Back when we were using script-based presets I did (partially, I think) work out how to add that by hacking the code, but with the pure data .duf files that isn’t possible any more. You can save out a Poser-format .hd2 hand pose with the Poser Format Exporter script, that may be worth trying - especially if you are using an older figure.

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Posted: 10 November 2014 06:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thank you so much for you help and input

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Posted: 18 May 2015 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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  Hello everyone. I Can see that this is , probably a dead topic, but found it while looking for how a save a hand pose. Anyway, found it, and it partialy works, because in my case, I’m trying to save the whole warm+forearm+hand+fingers pose. So , when saving pose, I select only color bone+right arm+ hand . But , when loading that pose on the same character I get the same fingers pose, but the arm is either in front or sideways, anyway, not in the same region of the body as it was when I saved that pose.
      What I’m trying to do, is save to multiple poses with a character doing daily stuff , poses that after I can combine to get movements. For example , holding a glass of wine at waist level and having a conversation while standing is similar to holding a bottle of beer at waist level and having a conversation. So , to save time, I’m trying to save a pose for this type of action, that I can use later on.
        Any idea of how I could do this?  Thanks in advance, Alex.

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Posted: 18 May 2015 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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strezoiualexandru - 18 May 2015 01:46 PM

  Hello everyone. I Can see that this is , probably a dead topic, but found it while looking for how a save a hand pose. Anyway, found it, and it partialy works, because in my case, I’m trying to save the whole warm+forearm+hand+fingers pose. So , when saving pose, I select only color bone+right arm+ hand . But , when loading that pose on the same character I get the same fingers pose, but the arm is either in front or sideways, anyway, not in the same region of the body as it was when I saved that pose.
      What I’m trying to do, is save to multiple poses with a character doing daily stuff , poses that after I can combine to get movements. For example , holding a glass of wine at waist level and having a conversation while standing is similar to holding a bottle of beer at waist level and having a conversation. So , to save time, I’m trying to save a pose for this type of action, that I can use later on.
        Any idea of how I could do this?  Thanks in advance, Alex.

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