Poses

Posepack | Hopeless

Hi guysssss!

I bring the gift of poses and a lot of rambling about them. Well, maybe not that much, because it’s a pretty small pack. This time it’s a little pack for feeling hopeless and giving comfort when needed. It’s height-adjusted, buuuuut this time I made a non-height-adjusted version as well. It’s not something I’ll always do for these kinds of packs, because it’s usually a lot of work, but for this one it was ridiculously easy.

Both of these can be used for any gender – when I call the poses ‘male’ and ‘female’, that’s only really to make it easy to distinguish between the two. The advantage is there’s very little contact, so even if your sims are two males, two females or something entirely different in between, all you need is to give them a little tweak with the alt-key so the hand doesn’t clip. They also snap together, but be mindful of slider-settings – if the sim in the male position is very bulky, the hand will clip and alt-tweaking is necessary.

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the darn things.

A closer look
Face details. Poor pouty Enzo. I wanna hug him.

 

Height-adjusted version:

 

For the version that’s height-adjusted, you need to either:

  • Use a height-slider. I use CMAR’s slider. Enzo’s height is set to 200, whereas Gina’s is set to -130. You can probably get the same result if you leave your female as-is and set your male even higher.
  • Use an OMSP. Simply plop your guy on it and set it to about 13 centimetres high. In this scenario, you should probably stick to taking above-the-waist shots. Unless you want him to be able to fly, in which case – you do you, I’m not your mum.

For this version, you use the male pose and the female that’s not height-adjusted.

Height-adjusted version (left) compared to the non-adjusted version (right)… Enzo looks so young when he’s not tall.

Non-height-adjusted Version:

If your sims are not height-adjusted and you don’t want/care about the height difference, you can use the same pose for the male and the non-height-adjusted female version. The only difference between the two is that her head is tipped slightly down instead of up, and her hand lands on his shoulder instead of the upper arm. Otherwise, the pose is the same hence why there’s no view of the faces/other side – they’re literally the same pose.

Funky Elbow:

This wouldn’t be a pose from me without a few derps. Though I’m not exactly convinced it’s my fault this time. Basically, I observed that for certain shirts, Gina’s elbow came out looking funky:

I had this same result for another sweater that went over the elbow, though I can’t say if it holds true for all long sleeves. I don’tΒ thinkΒ it does, as I suspect it’s to do with the mesh of the shirt. Correct me if I’m wrong and I’m just bad at poses. The shirt she’s wearing in the preview pic also had some weirdness where the elbow looked strange and boxy. Again, I think it’s to do with the mesh, but just keep in mind that some shirt may make it wonky.

About the Download

The download includes:

  • The pack in both list and non-listed versions. You can probably have both in your game at the same time, but why would you?
  • A document with the posecodes and descriptions.
  • A document about height-adjustment which includes links to the height-slider and OMSP I use, as well as what to set them to in your game.
  • Preview pictures.

The poses will look like this in your list:

 

With that said, all that’s left of this rambling is to give you the download link:

Download (Box, .zip)

Download (SFS, .zip)

Thanks for Checking This Out!

I feel like I should end this by apologising for the atrocious pictures here. Not to mention the preview image. I’m using these poses in an upcoming chapter (but we’re talking chapter 15, so it’s far off) and I would have used the pics I snapped for that, but they’re kinda spoilery, so I snapped this random pic that’s not in the story (OR IS IT?!?! (it’s not)). Also sorry that this is such a tiny pack. I generally do one or two poses at a time, and it’s way easier for me to do them in little bite-sized packs. It might be a bit annoying, though – like, who wants these tiny ones anyway. I dunno, man.

Oh, and can I just say that I’m never going to stop height-adjusting my sims? Especially not Enzo. He looks like a little boy in the pic where he isn’t adjusted. Ye gads.

Anywayyyy, I thank you for reading if you made it this far. I hope this is a useful, if tiny, pack. I’ll see you for the next post.

Cheers!
~Louise

23 Comments

  • Jowita

    This is a great little pose pack! You’re right, Enzo does look like a little boy when not-height adjusted, lol. You’ve been generous with pose packs lately!

    • NotJustaBook

      Thank you, Jowita <3
      Ha, ha, yes! It looks so wrong. The outfit probably isn't helping - he looks more mature in his suits πŸ˜›
      I'm trying to force myself to upload them, because I make a lot and then don't upload a vast majority because of small flaws. It's silly :') I do want to share with you guys, after all!

  • twinsimskeletons

    Ooh lovely! I don’t mind tiny packs at all – of course big pose dumps are amazing for story telling but the little packs are just as good!
    BTW – what happens when you use poses that aren’t for height adjusted sims? I’ve never thought about getting that mod mostly for that reason, does it give a lot of extra work?

    • NotJustaBook

      I’m glad you don’t mind it πŸ™‚ It’s a big old headache to make big posepacks. Sharing little packs is easier at times πŸ™‚

      The pose is the same even if your sim is height-adjusted, but they’re taller. So, for example, if it’s a kissing pose that’s not for height-adjusted sims, your other sim might end up kissing their collarbone. When they’re seated, they often end up hovering over the seat, making seated poses without a table in front harder to deal with. Oh, and if you get a pose pack where the creator has stretched the male skeleton they end up EVEN TALLER, which isn’t great It does give extra work – mostly using props, OMSPs and such to make it look decent. I only bother to have romantic/couple moments with my main men – Carlo, Enzo, and Giuliano. Lorenzo, for example, is the same height as Lia, to make things easier. It’s a little bothersome, but I like a tall leading man, so I’ll likely be making a lot of romantic poses for this gen πŸ˜›

  • amyqueen

    Yay, some more lovely poses. Can’t wait to see where they’ll be used in the story 😏 I actually prefer the smaller packs because the huge ones I have to install per chapter and take out, because so many of them lag my game, haha. Thanks for sharing!

  • sempreviva

    This is so great, thank you! <3 You're spoiling us with all those posepacks, hehe!
    And wow, Enzo does look really younger when he's shorter – what is this sorcery?!! 😁
    Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ˜€ <3

    • NotJustaBook

      You’re welcome πŸ˜€ I’ve been making a lot because of all the nonsense with the height-sliders. Why not share? πŸ˜€
      Doesn’t he just look tiny? It looks so wrong because I’m used to him being all tall and dashing πŸ˜›

  • Lila Remonn

    Finally not dying with uni anymore! Time to slowly begin catching up on the many posts I have neglected…
    This is a nice pose set! Your pose packs are always appreciated, no matter what size they are. I admire how you (and Jowita) are ever so thorough with the mechanics and tiny issues with the pack descriptions.
    LOL at short Enzo. He looks like a teenage boy being awkwardly comforted by his mother!
    I recently thought of a third option for height adjustment — using Ninyo’s OMSP Resizers for the shorter sim. I popped Cherry on the 90% next to Luc, which worked really well for full body shots and like, two couple poses that I tried. So I’m not sure how it good it would be for all couple poses, since I’m pretty sure the resizer shrinks horizontally as well as vertically. But her proportions finally look correct next to him, so I’m going to continue trying this method out!

    • NotJustaBook

      Poor you! Sounds like things are crazy. Glad to have you catching up πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Lila ❀️ I like to be thorough with my stuff and to be transparent about troubles. Nothing is worse than downloading something with a million little mistakes that the creator just hid.
      I know right?!?! That was exactly my thought haha. I prefer Gina being petite :p
      Oooh, that’s actually a pretty good idea! I know people do that a lot for babies, but never thought about using it for adults πŸ™‚ that’s something to consider for gen 3 maybe 😊 I already use Buckley’s resizers a lot for deco items that look too big.
      Thanks for checking this out, and for the tip!

  • Kymber

    This looks terrific! Thank you so much for your hard work on these and for sharing them, too. I like how you adjusted the height, so that’s a double thumbs up in my book. πŸ˜€

    • NotJustaBook

      Thank you, Kym <3 I'm only glad to share :) I love it when I make something people can use <3 I might not always adjust height like that, but in this case it was super easy :P Glad it's appreciated.

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