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Use the Body tab to pose the main body parts. To pose a part, simply click one of the dots to activate it. The dot “lights up” when it is selected. After you select a part, you simply drag your mouse up, down, left, or right over the dot and you’ll see the body part move in response to your mouse movements.
Click on the Hands or Head icons to switch to the tabs for those body parts. Once on one of these tabs, click on the Figure icon to return to the main Body tab.
The icons at the bottom of the Body tab give you a visual indication of the mouse button you should click and the direction you should move the mouse to rotate a body part in any given direction. For example, when you look at the mouse icons in the figure shown below, you see that if you left-click your mouse and drag left to right you will rotate the selected body part along the Y-axis. Pay attention to these icons, as the displays change depending on the body part you select, and the axis on which the body part is aligned by default:
For the Body (which selects the entire figure for rotation), click the posing point in the lower-right corner of the Body tab, and then use your mouse in the following manner:
For the Hip (the root part of the figure):
For the majority of body parts (Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Hands, Buttocks, Thighs, and Toes), the following processes are used:
For the Collars:
For the Shoulders:
For the Forearms:
For the Feet:
When positioning a figure, it is helpful to keep a few things in mind:
If you want to start all over again, click the Reset Pose button in any of the PowerPose tabs to return the figure to its default position.
NOTE! If your figure truly is distorted beyond all recognition, you always have the option of using the Reset Pose button, which appears at the top of the Body, Head, and Hands Tabs. However, keep in mind that the Reset Pose button will return the entire figure to its default position, regardless of the tab it appears in. In other words, the Reset Pose button in the Hands tab does not only reset the hand pose, and the Reset Pose button in the Head tab does not only reset the Head pose. Fortunately, the Edit > Undo command gives you a way back out of the Reset Pose command if you change your mind afterward.