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How to Make a Pose for The Sims 4

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3 months ago
Do you love planning stories and taking screenshots of scenes in-game? Posing your Sims is as essential as choosing the perfect scenario, and it's not always that easy to find the poses we want. The solution is simple: doing it yourself! In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make poses for The Sims 4, using Blender 3D and Sims 4 Studio - in 25 easy steps to follow and nail the posing game. Difficulty: Challenging What You'll Need: https://www.simsdom.com/downloads/50128/sims-4-studio-sims4 [Sims 4 Studio], Blender 3D - version 2.70 ~ 2.79, https://www.simsdom.com/downloads/17007/pose-player-sims4 [ Andrew's Pose Player ], https://www.simsdom.com/downloads/170818/sims4studioofficial-wrench-hiders-teleport-any-sim-mods-updated-sims4 [ Teleport Any Sim - Optional ], and a 2D editor of your choice. I'll use Photoshop CC. If you don't know how to download and install mods in your game, read this tutorial: https://www.simsdom.com/en/tutorial/installing-mods-objects-sims-and-lots-1888 :) ❗ Warning: ❗ Sims 4 Studio won't work with the newest versions of Blender. You can use it with 2.70 up to 2.79, although 2.79 isn't stable and the recommended is to use 2.78. To find the version you want, go to → https://www.blender.org/ ⭐ Step By Step ⭐ First of all, you'll need a reference. Go to your favorite image app, or take a picture of yourself, or whatever, and pick the pose you want to reproduce. I'm choosing this one I found on Pinterest:
Now let's head over to the tutorial: 1. Download and install the Andrew's Pose Player and, optionally, the Teleport Any Sim. You'll need the first one to make poses work, and the second to place your Sim exactly where you want it to stand for the pose if your want to. Teleport Any Sim is not required, but I highly recommend it! 2. Download and install the Sims 4 Studio and Blender. 3. Open Sims 4 Studio and write in your creator's name if you haven't done it yet. Then, mark "Clip Pack" and click the Animations button right above it.
4. A window will open for you to save your .package file. Save it wherever you want, only make sure you can access it later. 5. In the Pose Pack tab, write in the name of your pack and the description.
6. Go to the Clips tab. Name your first pose, and choose the rig. I'll name it "p1", and the rig I have chosen is the "Adult Female" one (my screenshot shows it in Portuguese since my system's language is PT-BR). 7. Click the Export button right next to the rig and save the .blend file with the same name of the clip. In my case, it will be named "p1". 8. Minimize your Sims 4 Studio for now. Go to the directory where you saved your .blend file and double-click it to open. 9. On Blender, look at the panel at the top-right corner of the window. Make sure your rig is highlighted in orange. If it isn't, click the rig icon to select it.
10. Check the drop-down menu right next to Pose. Make sure it is set to Pose Mode.
11. Some tips on Blender: 11.a) Hold the wheel of your mouse down to move the camera around the point-of-view; 11.b) Scroll to zoom in and out; 11.c) Hold Shift + the wheel of your mouse to move the camera freely. 12. Zoom in your pose if necessary and right-click a point you want to change. I'll begin with the shoulders.
13. Right-click and drag to move the selected point. Once you moved it to the position you wanted, left-click to confirm the changes or right-click to undo. Tip #1: Typing CTRL+Z while dragging the point makes these blue lines appear. They'll work as a guide and the point will move along the line. There are two options: vertical and diagonal lines. Type CTRL+Z again to change the line orientation and once again to dismiss.
Tip #2: Holding down the mouse wheel while dragging the point will bring out these axis lines. Drag the point to one of them to make it move along the desired axis.
Tip #3: Press R once to rotate the point based on camera position.
Tip #4: Press R twice to rotate the point based on mouse position.
Tip #5: Press S to scale the object or selected point up and down following the mouse movement. Tip #6: Press G to grab your object/model and drag it around. Tip #7: Hold X, Y, or Z to align to the X, Y, or Z-axis while dragging/scaling. 14. Keep moving those points according to your reference. Try to work in sections, positioning the body first, then the legs and arms, then the head, etc. After positioning my model with the tips mentioned above, I ended up with this:
Now you're done posing your model, let's make it work for The Sims 4! 15. Press A on your keyboard to select the whole model. You'll see that all the black points will turn blue:
16. Press I and select the LocRot option:
17. Look at the bottom of your screen and you'll see the timeline:
Where it says Start, set to 2:
18. Now drag the green bar on your timeline to the right until it is set to 2:
19. Go to File and select Save, or hit CTRL+S on your keyboard to save your pose. 20. Go back to Sims 4 Studio and to the .package file we created in step 4. In Clips, click the Import button and import the .blend file you just saved. Its name should appear instead of "Blank Clip".
21. Hit Save, we're almost finished! 22. Take the .package you just saved and put it into your Mods folder, then run your game. Enter a household and select a Sim to pose, or use the Teleport Any Sim to place your Sim exactly where you want them to be. Left-click the Sim, click Pose by Packyour packthe pose. The window will pop-up again for you to choose another pose, just close that window, and your Sim will pose for you!
This is how my pose looks in-game:
Let's take a screenshot and use it as an icon! 23. Head to your 2D editor and open the screenshot. Crop it to a perfect square and then resize it to 64x64 pixels. Save the image as .PNG. 24. Back to Sims 4 Studio, go to Pose Pack, and import your icon.
Note: This is the main icon, the one that represents what that pose pack is about. If you have more than one pose inside your pack, you may also want to create an icon for each one. Then, head to Clips and import the individual icons for each pose. 25. Hit Save. You're done! This is how my pose displays with the icon:
And it's working perfectly! ✌ You can use this method to make any pose you want with little skill needed. Once you get used to it, I can say it gets pretty easy! I hope you liked this tutorial. Is there anything you'd love to learn about The Sims 4? Let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear your sugestions! Happy simming!


hi can you teach us how to upload our files here on simsdom?
3 months ago
Hey, i have question. I installed blender etc, but when i'm in the app the screen is flashing every time i'm doing... anything with my mouse. Do you know how can turn this thing off, it's really annoying.
3 months ago
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