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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

(Some) Pose Stores in SL (Last Update 09 Sep 2013)

I posted this at http://tiffanifashionbeauty.blogspot.ca/2013/07/pose-stores-in-sl.html, it actually fits more with this blog because it's not really fashion or beauty related.

However I want to write some posts on posing in the future.. maybe next month.. at that blog because I've set it up better for linking to old posts.

Probably most of you know of these shops already, but I like to keep track of things here.  I've a few more to add e.g. Maitreya.

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I've been on the hunt for really good poses.  A few months ago I was really into taking quick snapshots and then hacking around in Photoshop, especially with mixing photos.

Now I've been thinking of doing that again.  But I'm bored with my poses!  So.. time to shop.  Here's my pose store hopping.

The Muse Pose 
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/137/228/28

A place with reasonable price.  Good poses for fashion.

Price Range: 60-75 L$ per pose
Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: one set
Couples: a couple of couples poseballs
Props: no

fashionable

Diesel Works Poses & Animations.
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brooklyn/81/128/22

Price Range: 75L - 90L per pose (around 439L transfer or 499 copy for a set of 11 or so)

An excellent variety with Good poses for many styles.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  yes
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: yes
variety
http://dieselworks.me/
Manifeste-The Art of Posing
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Changes/105/44/22

Price Range: 100L per pose (around 899 for a fatpack of about 10 poses)

A lot of fashion poses to choose from.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: didn't see any
Couples: didn't see any
Props: didn't see any

fashionable

Everglow (50% off summer sale)
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tupai%20Island/159/8/24

Price Range: 25L per pose (200L for a set of 10, 1750L for a set of 100)

A lot of poses to choose from.  Nice big open store.  I like lots of empty space instead of claustrophobic stores.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  yes
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: yes

variety


Wetcats
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/41/231/24

Price Range: 40L per pose (250L for a set of 8 or 10, 100L for a set of 5)

A nice variety of poses.  Including interesting things like a set of flamenco (dance) poses with some very unique positions outside of the safe, fashion poses.  Some of the poses here did pop out -- and standing out from the crowd is always good in posing for an audience.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  yes
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: yes
Group: yes

variety

Di's Opera
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bonaire84/35/79/21

Price Range: 75L per pose (600L for a set of 10)

Another one of those fashion pose specialty places.  The words couture, glam, and french phrases adorn the very elegant pose stands.  Huge posters adorn the walls.  It tries very hard to create an ambiance of fashion culture.  The poses do stand out though, with interesting asymmetry to many of them.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: no
Couples: no
Props: no

fashionable


Del May's
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Terravia%20Island/231/36/23

Price Range: 50L per pose or a custom fatpack:

10 Poses = 400L$  (normally 500L$)
20 Poses = 800L$  (normally 1000L$)
30 Poses = 1200L$  (normally 1500L$)
40 Poses = 1600L$  (normally 2000L$)
50 Poses = 2000L$  (normally 2500L$)

A fancy store that screams artsy.  The poses I tried include crawls on all fours, and head back anguished howls.  Kind of cool and economical too.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: no

artsy
Isomotion

Price Range: 25L for some poses, 50L for others, 100L for many of the animated walks (1500L for a fatpack of animations)

I liked isomotion from a model perspective.  It seems very geared for models including model walks and realistic turn capture poses.  So runway wise it's a good place to shop.  There are no pictures so you have to try out the poses yourself on the stands.  On the positive side the animations are well named so when you have them in your inventory, they are easy to fish out.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: no

runway
MORPHINE
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tuvuca/225/218/22

Price Range: 50L per pose (there is a special 20 pose set for 200L but I could not find the fatpacks)

It's very much like the other fashion type pose stores.  Big poster ads, but no reveal into the individual poses making up each set so you have to try out those stands.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: no
fashionable
Agapee/GABRIEL
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GABRIEL/173/104/24

Price Range: 100L per pose (about 1600L for a fatpack of about 30+ poses)

Agapee was a popular place for sl models.  There is a large variety to choose from including gown poses, kimono poses, mermaid dress poses, etc. There is a lot to choose some with some good repetitions (e.g. mirrored poses).

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: no

fashionable

DeePosed
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Taygete/178/162/23

Price Range: 75L per pose or 1200L for a fatpack of about 20 poses

DeePosed pops up a please do not take photographs in the store, so I did not.  It's another fashionable place for posing with a unique presentation.  When you try a pose there, it rezzes a mini photo setting for you, like a wall to lean on, or a fake mini rainstorm.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: no
Couples: no
Props: no

In-Pose
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Renaissance%20Galleria/226/165/24

Price Range: 10L per pose (100L for a fatpack of 6 or so and other deals)

Very affordable poses.  Great value.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: no

fashionable

My Animation
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Luxor%20City/67/231/25

Price Range: 60L per pose (550L for fatpack of 10, 650L for a fatpack of 12 copy poses).  Animated poses are 249L for full copy and 199L for transfer.

Better known for their motion capture dancing, they have a good selection of static "model" poses too.  They also have some nice animated "model" poses which often loop or take a significant amount of time, so think twice before considering them for runway posing.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  yes
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: yes (at least one chair)

motion captured
Dela
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Luxor%20City/67/231/25

Price Range: 100L per pose (600L for a fatpack of about 7).

One of my favorite stores in general.  Quite established and they sell very nice poses for women.  I didn't see any mens or couples ones.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: no
Couples: no
Props: no

fashionable/established
Focus Poses & Le Forme
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Diamonds/250/204/3505

Price Range: 20L for single.  Around 90L to 150L for paired or group poses.

For paired or group poses this store is a bit aggravating.  There is a Try button that, I presume, would rez the requisite stands or pose balls to try out the poses.  But the script has a 120 second timer that slowly ticks down before, I assumed, it would allow you to try the pose.  120 seconds = 2 minutes, so that's 20 minutes to try out 10 poses.  Well it would be if it actually worked, but after you wait the 120 seconds -- nothing happens.  No rezzing, nothing.  If that's not what I'm supposed to do then it's counter-intuitive.  And I don't think SL is large enough anymore to justify the lag factor since I see no more than maybe 10 people at any time shopping in-world these days.

For the positive, the single poses are in stands and you can flip through them to find nice ones.  And there are many many nice poses in this store.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  yes
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: yes

variety and choice

Virtual Props & Poses
tp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/69/168/24

Price Range: 250L for a single pose, group poses vary

This store has a lot of really nice group poses including several with props like unicorns, bookshelves, dj booths etc.

I found many of the pose vendors had a "demo" button but nothing happened when you pressed it.  So a lot of judging the poses based on photos.

Poses:
Ads that preview the poses in the series?  no
Female: yes
Male: yes
Couples: yes
Props: yes

really good poses with props