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Laptop Poses

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Uploaded: 30th Oct 2011 at 9:32 AM
Updated: 31st Oct 2011 at 3:05 AM
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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.