Even though I already had the online tutorial to draw a character, I still had trouble drawing his pose. I watched at least 4 tutorials, and none of them worked. I struggled so much, and I didn’t get the results I wanted. But finally, I made my own tutorial on how to draw a character in a pose. I hope you enjoy this.
There are many ways to pose a figure. The realtime pose studio or daz 3d pose studio is great. But its expensive, and if you are new or getting started then you may not be able to afford it. In that case, you have to use another. One way is to use a tool, which you can use in a variety of ways. The first one is to use modelling. Next is perhaps the most obvious, use it to make a cloth simulation. The last is to use it to make a sketch. Whatever way you use it, try to follow these steps. These can be adapted for any pose.
It is important to understand the poses you want your character to be in. These poses can be drawn freely, or you can use online tutorials or download stand alone pose software. I will use this pose.
Poses come with a default Face selection dialog. With a single click, your character’s face will be selected. In the top portion, you’ll see an array of Pose labels (mouth, brows, eyes, face, ears). Each label is the location of the face that will be affected by the selected pose. For example, clicking on the Eyebrow label will change both the eyebrows and eyes. To change only the eyes, click on the eye label.
When creating a first keyframe, you simply position the appropriate place that needs to be animated. To position a face, simply click and drag the character frame to the desired position. As you animate the character, the software recognizes the face’s shape change, and applies the correct animation to the character’s face. At any point, you can return to a previous frame by clicking the forward/back arrow next to the name of the pose. Clicking on a specific pose will remove it and replace it with the previous pose selected.
Retargeting is a term used to refer to retargeting the poses of your character. If you imported poses and created shapes from an external database (one that the character was not in) or from Retargeting, then it is important that you retarget the poses or shapes you created into the character. To retarget the pose/shape, select the Retarget button in the top bar. The Retarget dialog will appear. Click on the box next to the pose/shape you want retargeted and click on the OK button to retarget the pose/shape. Note that if you retarget a pose/shape, you will no longer be able to import it.
Thank you! Use the above steps to create a pose, place it in your posing area (preferably named after your Sims username), and open it in the “New Pose” dialog. Your pose will then be instantly accessible by clicking the