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Featured upload! Pose Player Updated 8-22-13

by cmomoney Posted 4th Apr 2011 at 3:10 AM - Updated 14th Jan 2015 at 7:09 PM by cmomoney : updated 8-22-13
2371 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


You must be patched to at least 1.26+

In TS2, pose boxes made it easier to take pictures and make machinima by 'freezing' fidgety sims in a desired position. This object is a TS3 version, but it works a little differently. This object plays any installed pose (EA or custom) by name. So, instead of having individual boxes for each pose set, pose sets can be placed in packages and installed, then played by the Pose Player by typing in the pose name.


If you have the object in the game, but can't use it due to the "No interactions available" issue, take a good long look at Game Help:Installing Sims 3 Package Files/Old Way to New Way
If you post in the comments concerning this issue, it will be assumed you didn't read this and you comment will be ignored.

To use the Pose Player, simply buy it in the Decorations/Miscellaneous section (at the starving artist price of $1) and place anywhere on the lot. With the sim you want to pose selected, click on the Pose Player and select 'Pose by Name'. In the text pop up, type in the name of the desired pose, i.e. a_jockPose_x, and click the check mark or press Enter. The sim will do the pose. They will stay posed until the interaction is canceled. To pose another sim, select them and repeat the process, or choose 'Use current pose' to use the same pose again.

Installed Poses list

If a creator has correctly created his pose package to be found by the Pose Player, the poses can be chosen from a list by choosing 'Select Pose from List'. The list will include all pose packages created for this option, with a thumbnail, the creator's name, and a description of the pose. Only pose packages created to be found by the pose player will be in this list. If you have a pose package installed that does not show up in the list, ask the package's creator to update their package for this option. There is an additional interaction to add a pose from this list to MyList.

Pose creators: To get you pose package to show up in the list, download the Pose Pack Creator
My List.

You also can have your own customizable list of favorite poses. Just select 'My Pose' from the pie menu, then select 'Add to My List' and type in a pose name. The pose is added to a list that can be saved with the game, and the test pop up asks for another pose. From there you can either enter another pose, or just close the pop up. Once you have a pose in 'My List', you have access to the following options:

Pose from My List - Lets you choose a pose from My List to play.
Add Current Pose to My List - Adds the currently loaded pose to My List, useful if you've played a pose via 'Pose by Name' and want to add it to the list.
Delete from My List - Lets you select a pose from My List to delete.
Clear My List - - Clears all poses from My List

To save the list, make sure you save the game!

Pose Database w/pics :

Pose ResourcesPolys:

update log:
8-22-13: Added ability to pose babies(thanks again A )

5-1-12: Fixed to work on pets(thanks for your help atevera ). Pose from List now can be replayed with 'Use Current Pose' interaction(thanks for the report misusuki).

9-7-11: Fix to pause game while choosing from pose list.

5-25-11:Added creator pose list option(thanks Buzzler ) and clear MyList interaction

4-25-11:Removed motive/headline toggle

4-14-11:Fixed issue with having to play poses twice to work.

4-11-11: Added 'My List' interactions; fixed plumbbob/headline/motive toggle.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Orangemittens, Buzzler, Granthes, Leesester, Wes Howe, Atavera, and Inge and Peter Jones.

Skin: Navetsea
mirror floor: Morphead

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

TS3 Base Game
Built with Game Version: 1.26
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cmomoney_PosePlayer.rar | Description: updated:5-25-11 461.0 KB 826,647 4th Apr 2011
creators_poselistkit.zip | Description: CREATORS ONLY. use to make pose packages show up in pose player list 8.7 KB 222,300 25th May 2011
PosePackCreator_1_3.rar 165.2 KB 29,607 14th Jan 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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#2 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 3:24 AM
This is too awesome! Thanks!
Test Subject
#3 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 3:47 AM
yay i was waiting for this kind of thing i haven`t saw any poses thing for sims 3 before so thanks a lot !!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 3:47 AM
Thanks for making this!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 3:48 AM
Thank you for creating this! <3
Forum Resident
#6 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 3:51 AM
Omg finally. Uhmmm I think I love you.
#7 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 3:52 AM
Movie Makers are gonna bow at your feet!

Nice work, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 4:11 AM
i thought this was another april fools joke.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 4:18 AM
I LOVE YOU. *bows*
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 4:48 AM
Hey are you able to share some poses?, the tuto looks way difficult for me... many thanx!
#11 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 6:08 AM
I love this. I love you. Thank you 8D
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 6:15 AM
Nice mesh. Brilliant mod!

“One small step for man, one blocked path for sim-kind.” - awtmk@blogspot | S-Club Privée
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 6:21 AM
Thank you!!! This was sooo needed!!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 6:53 AM
nice, but.... where can i find a list of the animationnames?
Test Subject
#15 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 7:02 AM
great but how do we know what the animations are and what they are all called? is that included when we choose a pose?
Test Subject
#16 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 7:10 AM
Thank you... I was waiting for this... \o/ But my sim don't make the a_posterPose_x =( All the others is ok... many thanks
#17 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 7:26 AM
Amazing object. With this perhaps even I can do a machinima! Now just to find the names.
Test Subject
#18 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 7:34 AM
This looks great! One question, is there somewhere with a list of all the pose names?
Test Subject
#19 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 7:42 AM
Pretty sure you open the FullBuild0 file with S3PE and it has a list, at least that's what it looks like from the tutorial on importing custom poses. Haven't tested it, so I could be wrong.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 9:19 AM
This looks really awesome

Only if someone would give a list of all in-game animations and make a tutorial with pictures or video on Youtube, it would be perfect

Maybe finally we see a lot more animations in Sim3.
#21 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 9:32 AM
Too cool. TS3 is looking better and better!
Test Subject
#22 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 10:04 AM
Oh. My. Gosh. I could honestly kiss you right now! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 11:07 AM

It existed in the Sims 2 and I couldn't find anything similar for the Sims 3. Please allow me to worship you forever.

Here are some worshipping smileys:

... and a llama.
Test Subject
#24 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 11:13 AM
I'm wishing full list of those EA poses, because i'm not very confident about how to find them myself...
Test Subject
#25 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 12:12 PM

you can find a list of animations by opening Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/GameData/Shared/FullBuild0 in s3pe! it takes some knowledge to figure them out, but if you've worked with mods like NRaas Animator and DebugEnabler before, I reckon the names won't be that hard to recognize.

Kittycattylion /writer of the Tea legacy at thesims3.com
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