Heads Turned During Posing


Often when I pose sims, their heads/necks and facial expressions are wrong and I have to pose the sim several times.  How can I fix that?

My Answer:

I completely understand!  This annoys and drives me to frustration at times.21  Especially, when I am testing my new poses with a lot of sims in the room.  

Sims are easily distracted by other sims and they distract themselves with their constant movements.  Or their phone rings or a notification pops up just as your sim is moving into the pose and for a second, stops the movement.  Etc, etc.  Maddening!  It has nothing to do with the poses or the set itself.

So I was asked to post this tutorial on how to easily work around this issue.

  1.  My sim is looking left in this pose, instead of straight.  Grrrrrrr!

    tutorial 1

    He was distracted by his mom who is swaying back and forth, as they do when nothing is going on.

  2. Click on the pose player again and choose Use Current Pose.  Now you have two pose player actions in the top left corner.
    tutorial 2

Cancel the first pose request on the left, which is the wrong pose your sim is currently in.tutorial 3

After the first action cancels, your sim will pop into the right pose.

During posing, I often use the pause button to help keep them standing still and hopefully looking forward.  Otherwise they try to move about and initiate actions such as talking to one another or even worse, PLAYING ON THEIR PHONE!!!  Double GRRRRR!

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Oh, and the poses you see here, are from the new and improved Family Fighting Set.  The new updated set has gone from 12 poses to 41!

Thank you for reading!  If you like, scroll a little more to leave me a like and even a comment!  Happy Simming!

  4 comments for “Heads Turned During Posing

  1. November 11, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    These are great tips for this common problem! I will definitely implement your suggestions.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 19, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Another thing I commonly do when staging screenshots (which is mostly what I do with the game anymore. Playing? Who needs to play?! Haha!!) is set their autonomy/free will down to “None.” This is a tricky setting to keep, however, and I wouldn’t recommend it for normal play. This was how I lost Emmitt in the pool from Generation Five. He didn’t know enough to save his own life, and it was too late by the time I noticed he was going to die of exhaustion/drowning. I hope I never have to write another chapter like that one. Oof!!

    Anywho, great tips, Bee! Sometimes, though, the pose ‘oddity’ looks totally natural, as it did for me with a Child Worship pose. I never bothered to fix it, either.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 20, 2021 at 12:30 am

      Yes, that is a good point about the autonomy and one I really need to start doing!! I have seen some great posing glitches that looked natural and gave me new ideas – so much so I have taken pics of them and added them to other sets.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 23, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the tip!

    Liked by 1 person

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