How to make mirror pose in Poser

I showed you how to make mirror pose in Daz Studio, in the previous tutorial. Now I’m gonna show you how I do my mirror pose in Poser and particularly for me, it works great.

I had tried to do this straight in Poser as I did in Daz Studio by clicking on Figure > Symmetry > Swap Right and Left.

Mirror pose in Poser

Poser does the symmetry pretty well, but when I change the X Translate of the Hip from negative to positive to make Dawn grab the pole, as I did in Daz Studio, she doesn’t even get grab it yet and you must have to move her to the right position by hand.

And not only on the X axis but either on the Z axis.

Mirror pose in Poser

So I figured out a solution for this. A plugin for Daz Studio which exports poser formats, Poser Format Exporter (PFE). Available at DAZ3D.

After install it. Go to your Content Library and scroll down to the folder Scripts > Utilities > Poser Format Exporter v1.4 (DS4 Only)

Now all I have to do is exporting my mirrored pose from Daz Studio to Poser! 😀

Here are the settings:

Daz3D PFE plugin

In the menu you click on Path… to choose the directory in Poser you want to save the pose.

In File Name fill with the name of your pose. I put Pole Dance 19_M (M for mirror pose) and chose the .pz2 format.

You can also choose .fc2 for face and .hd2 for hand.

And set the rest as showed at the image.

Here’s the result in Poser!

Mirror Pose From Daz Studio to Poser

Maybe there’s a script to do the same in Poser or another method that I don’t know, but for me, this way works very nice and the PFE I got for free on Daz3D a few years ago.

If you know a better way to do the symmetry, please comment! I’ll be grateful.

How to make mirror pose in Daz Studio

I’m doing a new set of poses for Dawn, and I have seen a lot of people asking how to mirror pose. So I decided to make this mini tutorial.

So here’s the pose I wanna mirror:


Pole Dance Pose

In Daz Studio 4.6 (or newer) I go to Edit > Figure > Symmetry… or the shortcut Shift+Y.

In the Symmetry panel, you need to set these settings as shown below.

Symmetry panel

Note that this pole dance pose is wrong. Dawn is not grabbing the pole as in the original pose and I have to adjust her.

Most important thing to do when you are making poses to be saved is to position the character around the scene by the Hip, not selecting the entire body.

Look at the figure below and see the X Translate value of  the Hip is -16.58.

mirror pose not perfect yet

So I have to set a positive value 16.58 and now her hands are on the pole. Finally, you just have to save it as a mirror pose of the first one.

correct mirror pose

In the next post, I will teach you how I do that in Poser.
Any doubt, comment. See ya!

Hands for Dawn


Hands for Dawn

Hands for Dawn
is my new release on Hivewire3D. A set of 32 hand poses for Dawn. This
set includes + 6 partial upper body poses as a bonus. I think this pack
is very useful to pose the hands very quickly for Dawn express herself.
Also includes a default hand position to reset the pose.
Some poses need to turn the limits off, so turn off to get the desired result. And it is recommended to turn off the IKs too.

This set includes the following hands: Bang, Call Me, Come Here, Come With Me, Default, Fist, Five, Four, Give Me, Grab (1 & 2), Grasp, Holding, Little, Luck, OK, Pick UP, Point (1 & 2), Reaching, Rock, Salute (1, 2 & 3), Seeding, Spread, Stop, Take This, Three (1 & 2), Thumbs Up, Victory and  Writting.

Partial Poses

+ 6 partial upper body poses for both hands: Applause, Heart Sign, Holding Cloth, Offering, Thinking and Praying.

For Poser and Daz Studio.
Hope you enjoy it!