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A lot of people have asked me how I my posed the Sims for my story so I thought it might be good to make a separate post about the methods I use. I discovered this technique on my own, and I’m sure others have too, but I haven’t seen any tutorials about it.


You may have noticed that the loading screens, icons, and photobooth pictures from The Sims 2 contain a lot of great facial expressions. All of these are available through Jaydee’s Photo Poses posebox, but if you use that alone, the Sims will only appear in one pose. A lot of these poses look a little weird because they were intended to be viewed cropped close to the face.

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However, there is a very simple way to overlay the expressions onto another pose.

What you’ll need:
Step 1: I pose my Sim with the first posebox, in this case the pose is “female stand-look side arm on hip”.

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Step 2: While the Sim is posed, I click on anything from Jaydee’s posebox. Here, I’ll choose the cute little smirk that is “photobooth-solo-romance-2”, which appears when a Sim takes a solo romantic picture in the Nightlife photobooth. (And thus, only available if you have Nightlife, sadly.)

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And that’s it! You can also overlay animated expressions using the Hula Mod and any of Jaydee’s animation boxes. Below is “Reactions-EP2-sizzle” from the Hula Mod combined with the original pose.

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Here’s another tip: If you use this technique with the facial overlays Decorgal’s posebox, you can still use Jaydee’s box to move the Sim’s eyes. This is “facial overlay-confused” combined with “photobooth-solo-romance-2”

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You can also modify the pose with boxes that allow you to pose the parts individually.

In this picture:
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And finally, in case anyone was wondering how I did Dina’s pose in the chapter header of my story: She’s doing another pose from Decorgal’s box called “female floor-lie on stomach leg up”+“left 90”+“photobooth-solo-romance-2” and put on a 67 degrees backward OMSP

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I hope this info was of use to somebody! If you have any questions, just ask!

Date: 2012-02-29 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maevikinz.livejournal.com
This is really cool! But whenever I use the angle OMSP my sims go into the floor... :P
Never mind! Fixed it. It. Looks. AWESOME. THANK YOU!!!
Edited Date: 2012-02-29 08:23 am (UTC)

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