Today my friend Mr. DavidThomas Scorbal messaged me and asked me if I knew about the trick where you can move and position another avatar without the use of a posestand or other object. When he told me this, at first I was like, “WHAT? YOU LIE!” You have NO idea how much I have struggled with this. I shoot clients on location all the time and sometimes they want their picture taken on sims where I have no rez rights. That’s ok, no problem because I can use my handy dandy PoseAnywhere HUD to pose them. However, what do I do when I need to position them a certain way? I need to ask them to rotate, or move forward, or back or to the side and this goes on for about 10 to 15 minutes until I have them in the exact spot I want them at.
This method is extremely time consuming and also frustrating at times. Now, David just showed me a trick today that will make my life SO much easier so I just had to share with you guys. I did a video tutorial because I figured this was the best way to show you guys. This is the link to the video but it’s also embedded below: http://youtu.be/VvsHhi7ddQM
David also did a video tutorial on this, in case you want to see his as well to understand it better: http://youtu.be/pqT868Ss6OE
In case you are not able to see the videos, I’ll write down some quick steps below:
- Make sure the avatar that you are trying to position has given you their edit rights under permissions.
- Bring up the edit box by pressing “ctrl 3” or by editing any object.
- Once the edit window is open, right click on the avatar you want to position and you should see arrows pop up so you can position and rotate them.
- Position them and take your snapshot. This will also work great with group or couples portraits to make the avatars fit properly rather than adjusting the pose itself.
I hope my explanation was simple and easy to understand. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!
» For more of my tutorials, check out my tutorials page.
UPDATE: Watch part 2 of this tutorial with information on how to move your OWN avatar, details here: Moving your own Avatar!
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