Today is Schooling Saturday Sunday, a day dedicated to learning new things! Teach yourself a new babyz-related skill today, such as hexing something you've never hexed before. There will also be a new tutorial released each Schooling Saturday.
Everyone who posts the results of the new skill they have learned today will earn 100 caps! Please note that the skill must be babyz-related and preferably have to do with hexing, though it can also be something like learning to make banners if you don't normally or using a microphone to take your photos for the first time. Collect caps in the transactions thread once you have posted.
Today we have a pageant posing tutorial in the form of a video! The video features a few methods to get babyz to pose.
In the post below is more information on babyz posing
Today we have a tutorial for babyz posing. Apologies if I speak a little fast or sound grumbly in the video (I just woke up lol). We thought it would be more helpful to show people the actual process of posing, so you can see what leads up to getting pageant pics. In the voiceover in the beginning of the video, you can see me failing a bunch to get a pose. I cut most of the footage so you don't have to see 20 minutes of me failing to get poses, however I'd be happy to share fully uncut footage if anyone desires!
Anyway, while the video has a decent amount of information, I'm going to type some things up here too.
-So with babyz posing you basically want two things (1) for your baby to sit on their knees and (2) for them to make a standard pageant pose face-
-Babyz sitting on their knees isn't required for pageant but those poses tend to place better-
-You need a working mic for posing, with a mic, babyz are more likely to look at you and make pageant faces. You should see this if your mic is picking up sound-
-Need help with your mic? Check out the clinic area for some tips and tutorials!-
-Set your photos to autosave! At the top, click options and then general options. When this pops up, check the autosave photos setting. This way you'll capture a ton of pictures and won't miss anything. You can sort through them for the best ones-
-Baby not posing? Maybe they aren't posey, maybe the mic isn't working, maybe they're hungry or sick. Check your petza settings just in case, you may find the problem there-
-I normally set mine to full energy, full fullness, and around 50 fatness-
-When your baby sits on their knees and poses, sometimes they look sleepy or aren't doing a standard pose face. If they happens, tickle them. As you tickle them, you'll notice their eyes will look less sleepy. Stop tickling when this happens (don't stop tickling if their eyes still look sleepy). Hopefully they are doing a better pose now-
-I did not go over eyeroll poses in the video, from what I understand you want to get your babyz sitting down and move your cursor over their head so they look up-
-Want a side profile pose? When entering a new room babyz will crawl in from the right side and sometimes will sit on their knees, I find this the easiest way to get a side profile pose (you can also tickle them if they're facing the side of the screen so they stop)-
-Finally, in the video I noticed I said something like "tickle babyz in the face in the closet playroom" but then tickled my babyz belly. When in the closet, as long as you left click on the babyz face and hold down your cursor, you can move and tickle the belly. If you start tickling by clicking on the belly immediately, you will remove clothing items instead. I hope that made sense-
There are many ways to get pageant poses! If you have any techniques for posing babyz, we'd love to hear about it down below!
I my come back to this and add more tips/pretty it up, so I can add in details on any other posing techniques you guys have as well!
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2019 14:59:44 GMT by Rebecca ♠️
yesss i love this, thank you rebecca!! these are great tips and tricks for getting your baby to pose. i have a couple more of my own to add as well. (forgive me if any of these are mentioned in the video as i'm at work and haven't been able to watch it with sound yet!)
♥ it can be VERY hard to get eyeroll poses and some babyz just don't like to eyeroll at all so don't get discouraged if you're having trouble with that one! even seasoned pageant moms and people who are great at capturing poses often have issues getting eyerolls. one way i've also found to get them is if you get your baby on their knees and then wait a second before tickling them or adding/removing clothes, sometimes after a few seconds they will do an eyeroll on their own. but you have to be quick with that method because if you don't tickle them after a while they will go back onto their butts & then you'll have to get them on their knees again lmao.
♥ some babyz pose better in different rooms. i have babyz who pose really well in the attic but won't pose at all in the changing room. babyz is such a weird game lmao
♥ sometimes if your baby isn't giving you poses or gets tired of posing and starts to cry, it helps to take a break and take them to the playroom and let them play with a toy or crawl around for a little while. then you can go back and they'll often be in a better mood and you can try again!
Thanks so much, that is super helpful! I actually didn't know about a lot of those methods so I am going to try them and enter some pageants today! I struggle so much to get good poses on their knees so I am excited to try these other methods out.
Without a mic it's nearly impossible getting babyz on their knees at all, and when they do cooperate it takes (me sometimes) upwards of 100 pictures for just one or two appropriate shots! Patience is the only way I find that works. That and being really quick w/the space bar in auto save mode! I truly wish there was a simpler method ...... Thanx, Rebecca ♠️ , for all the great tips! <3
there isn't any training like that in babyz, unfortunately!
the easiest time to get squishy smiles and D faces (O, kissy & eyerolls are less predictable but can all happen from the same things), is when babyz have just been tickled. when you tickle them, they kind of stay in like.. post-tickle mental space for a few moments, then shake themselves out of it. that post-tickle time is when they make a bunch of D faces and squishy smiles. but they don't do it with every tickle! posing can just take a looot of patience.
also, babyz rarely 'hold' a pose like petz do. a lot of D face photos are half-way through them saying something or laughing, which is why autosaving photos and going through them after is easier!
Alright so I'm still super lost with this posing thing.
Are there words that I should be saying to the baby or something? What witchcraft is involved because this is honestly like the hardest thing I've ever done? I just finished posing my team of like 25 dogz and catz over at PKC (essentially the Petz version of Pageants) and it is a thousand times easier to understand doing that over this?
As a newbie wanting to get into pageants is there like something easier we can suggest to us to try do? I dunno I just feel super frustrated by pageants and I see a lot of open shows begging for entrants but like I can't do it :\
So I've tried to come up with like a suitable definition for what is a pose exactly, because smiling isn't really a standard pose? I realized that all the photos of standard posing seem to have this arm position that is the same in ever pose:
So in this photo, she's smiling but her arms are relaxed:
So by that definition, these could be standard poses? But my kids don't seem to want to smile super wide or big?
Are these considered standard poses?
Are there things I should be looking out for? Or should I just not enter standard pageant shows? I just don't want to send in a bunch of poses and feel like that one kid in the Petz Community that submits skinny poses or when the dog does a fake pose and everyone notices but me x'D I'm that kid right now...