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Quick Tip: Auto Balance and Posing

For use with Poser 7 or previous versions back to Poser 4

The Auto Balance feature can be a valuable tool for creating realistic poses. When the feature is enabled, Poser calculates center of mass for a figure is and then tries to maintain it. The Auto Balance feature can be a valuable tool for creating realistic poses. When the feature is enabled, Poser calculates center of mass for a figure is and then tries to maintain it. In this mathematical model, there is more weight in the hip or center portion of the figure, than there is in the upper torso.

As you move figures, Poser automatically adjusts body parts to attempt to maintain the original weight distribution. This results in more natural looking poses, without the need to make several position adjustments.

When posing using Auto Balance, small, subtle motions result in better poses. Large motions may create drastic results. When this happens, use the Restore feature to reset the position of body parts.

To enable the Auto Balance feature:

Choose Figure menu> Auto Balance

Fig. 1 - Example of posing using Auto Balance.