A full lotus requires that the flesh on the calves deform in order to perform the pose. For a 3D model like genesis, this would look like “pokethru” and thus would not be acceptable to most purchasers. It’s not that the model can’t do the pose, it’s just that the “stiffness” of the “flesh” around the bones doesn’t allow a nice looking version.
Kendall’s on the right track, but only lists some of the deformations:
• Both thighs are deformed inward by pressure from the opposite instep resting on top.
• Both upper calves are flattened and spread sideways by pressure from the same side thigh against which they are folded.
• The medial (inside of the) lower calf of the first leg folded is pushed forward by pressure from the lateral (outside of the) lower calf of the second leg folded.
• The lateral lower calf of the second folded leg is pressed on and slightly deformed by the medial lower calf of the first folded leg.
Those are the ones I notice when I sit in Padmasana, anyway.
Padmasana is one of the more complicated Yoga asana, but even a relatively simple pose like Vrksasana involves adding deformations to the mesh. To be honest, I’ve never seen a set of Yoga asana for any character that look right.
I think, to do it, you’d need to put the figure into the pose, ignoring collisions, then carefully craft a set of morphs to mimic the deformations the body undergoes.
. . . I think, to do it, you’d need to put the figure into the pose, ignoring collisions, then carefully craft a set of morphs to mimic the deformations the body undergoes.
I’m getting better with d-formers, but I’ve never been very good at poses, and I don’t understand this one well enough to make it for Genesis. Given an accurate collision-ignoring full-lotus pose for Genesis I could probably set up the deformation morphs, but without that to start with . . . ?
The problem is if I place the ankles on the thighs, the shin geometry intersects. Not that you can see it from a frontal view but I hate doing poses like that. If only there was self collision…
But it’s (IMHO, anyway) better than a supposedly-lotus pose made inaccurate in order to avoid that. I understand that it’s not considered acceptable in a professional pose set, but I can’t even find a reasonably accurate one as a freebie.
One of the promo pics (shown below) of RawArt’s new Triclops does a more accurate job with the legs, but the shown pose isn’t included. I wish I could do one myself, but . . .