This quick tutorial is going to run you through the basics of posing the Avatar in Armorsmith Designer. Posing is a great way to display your costumes for social media before you start building. It's also great for checking the mobility of your pieces. You can rotate a limb and see if a part is going to clip through other pieces before you start building. That way you can make all the necessary adjustments and know what kind of mobility you'll have while wearing.
To start off with there's two preset avatar poses. You can toggle between these two poses by selecting from the Menu Bar choose Avatar->Change Pose. The first option is the T-Pose, which is a classic animation pose with the Avatar's arms out stretched and the legs slightly together. The other is named relaxed and has the avatar with it's arms at it's side and it's legs in more of a relaxed pose.
To start editing the pose of the Avatar, simply from the Menu Bar choose Avatar->Edit Pose. This will put the avatar into edit pose mode. Now when you click on any part there will be a rotation gizmo you can manipulate. I'll take a minute here and just demonstrate how the avatar can be moved around.
When you're happy with the pose of the avatar you can save the pose out. You can do this by clicking on Avatar->Save Pose. These work independent of the adjusted measurement so you can share them with others or use them on different avatars.
To open a previously saved avatar, choose Avatar->Load Pose, then choose the pose you'd like to load.
If you want to reset your pose back to the default, simply choose Avatar->Reset Pose and you'll be back to the starting pose.
It can also be fun to add different backdrops to create an interesting scene with your costumes for sharing on social media!
You can take a snapshot of your pose and costume by clicking the little picture icon up in the top right corner of the costume view. Then choose where you'd like to save the image.
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