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Saving Poses in KineBody Pro


KineBody Pro allows you to save pose information in two distinct formats:

This page focuses on the latter of these, providing an overview of KineBody features for saving and restoring pose data. For brevity, we'll describe these as methods to 'save poses', with the understanding that we're discussing pose data (angles, displacements, etc) and not images.

Note also that there are other ways to save pose data, not covered here:

Introduction: Saving Poses

KineBody Pro provides several features to save poses, so that you can reuse them in a future KineBody session, or distribute them to other KineBody Pro users. These features include:

Details for each of these is provided in the sections below.

A note about privacy: Poses saved using these methods are stored on your local disk; they are not sent or accessed by the KineBody website server. The only way they can be accessed by anyone else is if you choose to share them, by distributing them as a file, or, by allowing others access to your browsing data (for example, by syncing browser accounts).

Auto-saving Poses

The Auto-save feature automatically saves your most recent pose into your ‘browser storage’, and automatically restores that pose at the beginning of a new KineBody Pro session. This helps prevent lost data caused by inadvertently closing your browser, browser crash, power loss, etc.

The key benefit of saving a pose this way is that it's automatic: you don’t have to remember to save your last pose & you don’t have to assign a name to identify it. The primary drawback is that it's just one pose, the most recent. The next section discusses how to save more poses.

Saving Named Poses

With this feature, you can assign a name to any pose, save it, and restore it at some later time (during same KineBody session, or, in some future session). Named poses are saved into the ‘KineBody Repository’ (a portion of your browser data storage area). The Repository can potentially hold 100's of poses. Poses saved in the Repository will be available whenever you use KineBody Pro – they’re not discarded when you exit the application or close your browser. Thus, you can begin to create an intricate pose (or series of poses) during one KineBody session, and if necessary, continue with your task at a later time.

Assign a name & Save a pose

Repository poses can be conveniently restored by selecting the name from a menu; once selected, the pose appears automatically in the KineBody Pro viewing area. From there, you can spin it around, move the joints, hide bones, etc, just as for any other pose!

Select a pose by name to restore it

For convenience, you can re-use the same pose name multiple times: KineBody Pro adds a unique numeric suffix to all pose names. This can be handy when you're saving a group of related poses. You can also delete any named pose from the Repository, simply yet safely.

Saving Repositories

The KineBody Repository (described above) is ‘technically’ saved on your local disk, but the file holding it is intended only for use by your browser, not by you: you can't select the name or edit the contents, and you probably shouldn't share it.

To bypass these obstacles, KineBody Pro allows you to save a copy of your current Repository to a file you choose. You can select the name and the path, and make as many backup copies as you like. Later, you can restore a repository from a disk file back into KineBody.

Saving a repository to local file & restoring it, plus sharing it with others

This capability provides multiple benefits:

(*Note: a KineBody Pro subscription is required to open and view the poses).