What is a Pose Helper

Pose helper is essentially a custom rig with added controllers. So you don’t have to find specific points to move a sims body part. Like eyes for example… if you’ve created poses before, you’d know how much of a hassle it is to move sims eyes in Blender. Well, with controllers it isn’t a problem at all.

Why use custom rigs

When I first started creating poses one thing that helped me learn was a Pose helper. Back then there only was one custom rig created by Kijiko. And it helped me out a lot. But that rig had its limits and I went back to using EA’s rig. Well, now there are a lot of custom rigs available and I’ve tested some of them out myself. And these can potentially help you create poses a lot quicker with less effort.

I wanted to teach you how to create custom poses before showing you Pose Helpers because I think you need some base knowledge to use these custom rigs. So if you don’t know how to create poses I highly recommend watching my tutorials on how to create custom poses for The Sims 4.

Here I’ve listed custom rigs for adult, child and toddler sims. There are rigs for pregnant sims and plus-size sims and for different height of sims. Also, mermaids, can’t forget the mermaid rigs.

Pose Helper by Kijiko

The first custom rig I ever tried. It still works great and can be very helpful for you. However, I think there are better options available now.

Get it: here

Melodine Rig by FlowersSimFactory

This rig is perfect for creating animations. It also has a pose library for hands and facial expressions. I think this rig is more for people who are a bit more advanced users of Blender.

Get it: here

New Sim Rigs for TS4 by TheSweetSimmer

This creator has added not only Adult rigs in but also a child and a toddler rigs. And it also has a pose library for facial expressions. (+rigs for TS3)

Get it: here

Child Rig by TheSweetSimmer

Like the name says it’s a child rig that has really good controllers so you can create awesome poses for kids.

Get it: here

Rigs Collection by Redhead Sims

Rigs for different body types. These are perfect if you have a plus size sims and you don’t like the clipping caused by poses made for slim sims. These work like EA’s rigs though, no controllers.

Get it: here

Pregnancy Rig by Redhead Sims

These are the rigs I’ve been using for my pregnancy poses. Different Rigs for the second and third trimester and they include controllers.

Get it: here

Custom rig resize for toddlers by Redhead Sims

Great Rigs for different sizes of toddlers and babies. These are great if you want to create newborn poses. These work like EA’s rigs though, no controllers.

Get it: here

Custom rig resize for kids by Redhead Sims

Same idea as the toddler rigs. Different size rigs for kids. These work like EA’s rigs though, no controllers.

Get it: here

Custom rig resize for adults by Redhead Sims

Same idea as the kids and toddler rigs. Different size rigs for male and female sims. These work like EA’s rigs though, no controllers.

Get it: here

Sunflower Rigs Version 2 by Shibui Sims

With these, you can make poses for different heights of male and female adults, pregnant and non-pregnant. These rigs have a lot of great controllers also included.

Get it: here

For Toddlers: here

Melodine Complete Rigs by FlowersSimFactory

This creator has always been one of my favorite Rig creators. And these new ones are just wow! Definitely must-have rigs. There are rigs for all kinds of sims. Pregnant and non-pregnant, different body types. Rigs for toddlers and children. A rig for mermaids. Also, a pose library for facial expressions and hand poses. Overall, really amazing work!

Get it: here

Author Katverse
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Comments (10)

  • Ambra Vidal
    May 28, 2020 at 06:56 Reply
    thank you very much! This is exactly what I am looking for
  • Yuki
    September 11, 2020 at 12:07 Reply
    I really loved it! tks!!
    • Katverse
      September 11, 2020 at 16:26 Reply
      Happy to help 😊
  • Siearra
    October 29, 2020 at 22:24 Reply
    I have a quick question, where do you put the rig files for them to show up in blender?
    • Katverse
      October 30, 2020 at 12:47 Reply
      You just open them with Blender :) Rig files can be anywhere on your computer.
  • aleesha
    December 5, 2020 at 05:17 Reply
    can we download them all or only one?
  • Sara Gu
    February 19, 2021 at 23:10 Reply
    Thank you so much for everything i've learnt so much from you <3
    • Katverse
      February 20, 2021 at 11:22 Reply
      I'm so happy to hear that 💛
  • Latisha
    November 16, 2021 at 22:31 Reply
    how do i get my own sim as the rig?
  • Argentaeynur
    July 1, 2023 at 14:26 Reply
    thank you, his is so helpful for my cc journey x

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