Making Poses With Blender

 I was making poses with Milkshape and decided to give it a try with Blender as it has rigs for toddlers and pets. I had to read a lot of different tutorials before I could finally make a pose with it and have it appear correctly in game. Some tutorials seem to be skipping steps, others might have been written for people already doing poses. So here is what worked for me~
Making Poses With Blender Part I - Preparation
A - What you will need to download and install
B - Configuring Blender

C - Creating a working folder
Making Poses With Blender Part II - Loading the rig and animation
A - Load the rig you want to work on
B - Clone your animation file
1) Find the animation in the EA folder
2) Or you can use a previously cloned file
C - Import the animation file in Blender
Making Poses With Blender Part III - Create Your Pose
A - How to use Blender to work on your pose
1) How to select joints
2) How to move around the rig
3) Create your pose
B - Set the keyframe
C - Export the pose as animation
D - Package the animation in S3PE
E - Test in game
Making Poses With Blender Part IV - For more complex poses & tips
A - How to use accessories/furniture for your pose
B - How to make a pose with two rigs
C - How to make a pose with multiple rigs
D - Tips
1) Use those animation clips
2) 'Save as...'
3) Links to other tips posted at the Poses Realm - Creative Garden group on Facebook

Handling Custom Content

How to install the Mods folder
A - Installing the framework file from MTS (no registration required)
B - Using Peggy's files


  1. These Tutorials Are Amazing <3
    Thank you so much

    1. Thank you! I am glad if this can help some people :D

  2. Thanks so mutch for this Tutorial. I try others and I try Milkshape but no luck for me, today I make my first post with your Tutorial. I am also looking for making 512x512 paintings. Mabe you would like to make us a Tutorial. Did cloning beginners but want more.

    1. You are welcome, glad I helped you understand how to make a pose! I tried to be as precise and explain everything, hence the length of the tutorial cut in several parts.

      I actually do know how to make custom paintings (I published several on this blog); if I find the time I might make tutorials about replacing an image on painting and making your own frame (size, shape, ...). It might have to wait a bit but I will keep it in mind.

  3. Thank a lot. I ask you because your Tutorials are very good. You explain everything. Very easy for beginners like me.

    1. My knowledge in creating custom item isn't the best and I need to improve a lot in it, but I can at least make one for just making our own painting without replacing the frame I guess. I will try to find the time soon :)

  4. how to change clothes? :(


How to install

Most of the time when possible I give you the possibility to install as either Sims3Pack or Package.
Pick up a format you rather use (poses can only be installed as Packages), and install it in your game:

If you use EA Launcher:

Place the .sims3pack file in your folder My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads
Run the Launcher, click the Download panel on the left and select the files you want to install before pressing the Install button.
Note: You do not need to keep the file in this folder, it can be removed safely once installed and the Launcher/game is closed.

Place the .package file in your folder My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods/Packages
If you do not have or do not know how to set up the Mods folder, I wrote a tutorial here.
Note: If you have too many files in this folder you should consider merging them or it will make your game load and render slower. Aikea Guinea wrote a tutorial about it, see here.

If you use CC Magic:

This launcher manages both types, so you can place any .sims3pack and .package files you want in
My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads
For those who don't know about it, you can find the installation here and a tutorial there.
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