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Laptop Poses

by spladoum Posted 30th Oct 2011 at 10:32 AM - Updated 31st Oct 2011 at 4:05 AM by spladoum
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This download is a custom pose or animation. This means that you will need the Pose Player or Animation Player mod by cmomoney installed in order to use the download in your game.
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*Compatible with the "Pose List" feature of the newest Pose Player!*

If you, like me, think that laptops are utilized on floor, couches, and beds as well as desks, then have I got something for you! Five poses that will free your laptop from the wall! And a bonus three couple's poses that involve computers, because a friend of mine requested those. Heh.

Pose tags are as follows:

a_splad_laptop1 -- lying in front of a laptop on the floor
a_splad_laptop2 -- lying in front of a laptop on the floor
a_splad_laptop3 -- sitting in front of a laptop on the floor
a_splad_laptop4 -- balancing a laptop on the left thigh
a_splad_laptop5 -- typing while standing in front of a counter
a_splad_laptop6 -- male pose, sitting in office chair
a_splad_laptop7 -- female pose, sitting in office chair
a_splad_laptop8 -- male pose, lounging in office chair
a_splad_laptop9 -- female pose, standing behind office chair
a_splad_laptop10 -- female pose, typing while in office chair
a_splad_laptop11 -- male pose, standing behind office chair


The laptop in the screenshots is the Macbook/Toshiba model by joan_martinez at TSR. You can get it here. I highly recommend using it with these poses, or at least a laptop that is thinner than the standard Maxis laptop, for two reasons. One is that the Maxis laptop is bulky and really rather looks like a computer from 1984. The other, more pressing issue (for me) is that the Maxis laptop is not open unless someone is using it, which means yet more futzing with moveobjects on and whatnot. My vote's on just using a laptop that is already in the "open" position.

Other things to note:

- These are not an animation in any way, shape, or form. Your sim will not be able to use the laptop while they are in this pose. Nor will this pose give you computer options away from a desk/table. They are just poses for screenshots and stories.
- You will need to use an OMSP to place the computer on the sim's thigh for pose 4, and on the countertop for pose 5.
- I recommend moving the chair back by about two slots for poses 6/7 and 8/9. Otherwise you will most likely clip with the desk.
- You will have to use "moveobjects on" to place sims in position for poses 5-11 (for poses 1-4 use moveobjects to re-position the computer itself). Once you cancel, the sim will stand in the middle of the counter or chair as though it were an object. This is okay! Just direct the sim to walk away and all will be well.

Additional Credits:
Cmomoney for the incredible Pose Player
OrangeMittens for the excellent "Creating Your Own Custom Poses" tutorial
WesHowe for the AnimTool
Mesher for the AM/AF rigs
Inge Jones for S3PE and the rest of the Sims community at large for assistance and encouragement.

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

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Instructor
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#2 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 1:52 PM
expressing the whole purpose of having a laptop in the first place, being mobile and portable!
I love these,thank-you. they are tastefully done
Test Subject
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#3 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 4:58 PM
so this is a pose not an animation?
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
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#4 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 6:43 PM
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Originally Posted by nooks
so this is a pose not an animation?

It says "poses," so ...
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#5 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 9:02 PM
Usually when I try these type of cool Hey I'm Just Chillin'-positions myself with my laptop, after about 15mins the blood has stopped flowing in either half of my body... I'm glad sims don't mind that though, these poses look really nicely laid-back. I wish I could look that cool with my laptop!!
Instructor
#6 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 9:26 PM
Really nice work, but is there any way to get the poses separate?

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#7 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 10:49 PM
These are great like always! Thanks, Spladoum!
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 10:52 PM
Do they go on the laptops while posing?
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
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#9 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Redhead Creations
Really nice work, but is there any way to get the poses separate?

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Do you mean separate from the laptop? If you do, the laptop isn't included; you have to download it by itself. If you meant something else, please clarify.

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Originally Posted by freezylove
Do they go on the laptops while posing?

No, because that would be an animation. This is a single pose, meant for screenshots.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 11:56 PM
These are awesome! Did you use a decoration object laptop or will an actual laptop be able to be opened on the floor and counter? Sorry if that's a dumb question, but I have never tried to have my sim use a laptop anywhere but on a desk.
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
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#11 Old 31st Oct 2011 at 4:05 AM
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Originally Posted by AnimosityKate
These are awesome! Did you use a decoration object laptop or will an actual laptop be able to be opened on the floor and counter? Sorry if that's a dumb question, but I have never tried to have my sim use a laptop anywhere but on a desk.

It's not a dumb question. I've added an extra line to the description to clarify.

The laptop that the sim is holding in the screenshots is an actual, working computer. However, in pose mode (on an OMSP) it is essentially a decoration. It is not usable away from desk/tables. I'm not a coder yet. Sorry.
Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Oct 2011 at 7:08 PM
Sorry, could you make any more animations please :D
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#13 Old 31st Oct 2011 at 7:51 PM
Thank you very much Spladoum. Excellent work as all your poses are! (2 thumbs up)
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#14 Old 31st Oct 2011 at 10:27 PM
These are gorgeous!
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#15 Old 1st Nov 2011 at 9:25 PM
Love these just gotta find a good laptop to use them with.
Instructor
#16 Old 2nd Nov 2011 at 3:18 AM
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Originally Posted by spladoum
I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Do you mean separate from the laptop? If you do, the laptop isn't included; you have to download it by itself. If you meant something else, please clarify.


No no, I meant separate as in a separate download.

I noticed when I downloaded it that all the poses are in one package. I can't separate out only the poses that I would use (the couple poses), so I was wondering if you could include them as a separate download? Sorry for the confusion!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Nov 2011 at 11:50 PM
Love them. Great couple poses too, and Idk what people are talking about them being 'sexual' for. I think theyre quite charming ... next you should do a teenager's pose pack, would love love love! Anyhow, great work again Splad ... Im a big fan
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#18 Old 3rd Nov 2011 at 5:59 PM
like it thanks!! and the couples ones are so funny and very expressive =D
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
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#19 Old 4th Nov 2011 at 3:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Redhead Creations
No no, I meant separate as in a separate download.

I noticed when I downloaded it that all the poses are in one package. I can't separate out only the poses that I would use (the couple poses), so I was wondering if you could include them as a separate download? Sorry for the confusion!

Hmmm. I ... may if there's enough demand for that. Otherwise I would just tell you to use the ones you like and ignore the ones you don't need. I myself rarely use over 50% of any pose pack.

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Originally Posted by Sweet_Cherry
Love them. Great couple poses too, and Idk what people are talking about them being 'sexual' for. I think theyre quite charming ... next you should do a teenager's pose pack, would love love love! Anyhow, great work again Splad ... Im a big fan

People thought these were sexual? ... oh dear.
You'll have to acquaint me with what you mean by "teenagers' poses." I'm in my thirties ... your ideas most likely are very different than mine.
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#20 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 4:35 AM
Love It!!
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#21 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 1:22 PM
As always, excellent work!!! You are "Way Good" at this!
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#22 Old 13th Nov 2011 at 6:40 PM
I love these poses!!! Ty a lot!! U did an excellent job xD
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#23 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 8:37 PM
Excellent!! I like it!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 13th Dec 2011 at 2:35 PM
Useful poses!
Good job!
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#25 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 11:43 PM
Someone know how to move objects in Z-Axle like the laptop in pose number 4?
Thanks.
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