To begin, poses require two things to work:
A Mods folder – poses come in package files and must be placed inside a packages folder inside a mods folder
Pose Player – which can be found at Mod The Sims
You can create your own folder, but you will need to find the resourge.cfg file to download and place inside.
Or you can download an already created mods folder from mod the sims found HERE. This page has some useful information on a mods folder, but you are looking for the light blue DOWNLOAD word in the middle of the page when you scroll down a bit.
Your mods folder goes into your game folder. Here is the path:
C – Documents -Electronics Arts – The Sims 3
Can be found HERE. Install this file inside your package folder, found inside the mods folder. When you are in game, the pose player is found in buy mode -decor – miscellaneous.
The clapboard costs 1 simoleon in game.
Place the clapboard anywhere in the room, click on it and choose which way you would like to do a pose.
How to Install Poses
Poses come as package files and must be installed inside your packages folder, found inside your mods folder. You can drag the file from your downloads folder on your computer, or right click on the pose set and choose copy, then right click again inside your packages folder and choose paste.
Creating a folder labelled Poses inside your packages folder will keep all your poses together and easy to find. When you start downloading a great many poses, you may wish to keep them in separate folders per creator name, or category (adult poses, child poses, outdoor poses, family poses etc)
Pose List Vs Non Pose List
Pose packages are created to be used two different ways:
includes thumbnails pics where you can choose your pose by the pic. You access these poses by clicking on the clapboard, then choosing Select Pose. Scroll the list of pics to find the pose you need. Beginners might find it easier to use this method.
Non Pose List
does not include thumbnail pics. Pose creators provide a code for each pose. A sim is placed into a pose by clicking on the clapboard and choosing pose by name. The code is then typed in the box that pops up titled Pose Name.