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21 May 2016 12:36 PM Posted by: WolfKodi

Pose Right Left Orientation GuideViews: 3429

The Green Line Issue
The green line system was meant to be a consistent method for determining pose orientation. It uses the relative position of a character's head in an image to determine which side the head is on as the pose orientation. It does the job of solving the inconsistencies we had earlier. While it matches most of our intuition of the direction a pose ought to be facing, there remains some obvious cases where the green line would fail. This is especially so for the sitting-down-with-legs-stretched-forwards or reclining poses.

The green line that splits a pose image vertically in half is not intuitive because the orientation of a pose cannot be readily determined with poses in a room or poses that are being edited in an image editor. The most intuitive solution is to judge by the direction a pose faces. But we'll need a set of guidelines and a list of examples we can reference to keep this consistent across different people and pose types.

The New Method
Initially, I thought that the head and tail would make great check points in determining the direction a pose faces. But when we talk about a pose, it consists of a full bodied character, and this character's head or tail can possible turn to face any direction independent of where the body is facing. Trying to look at the head or tail only adds to the confusion. The new method is to look at the direction a body faces and only the body. Nothing else. If the body faces towards the right, that would indicate a right pose orientation. The body can be divided into two parts, the upper and lower body, or, the chest and the abdomen. Where there is discrepancy between the two parts, the lower part or the abdomen should be used to determine the direction a body faces.

A description alone isn't sufficient. Below is a list of references placed into several categories. All poses in the reference list are facing right. They are said to be in the right orientation and the main custom pose that you upload must be flipped this way. Trickier poses are specifically selected for this list. Remember not to let the head or tail distract you. Focus on the body.

Pose Orientation Reference (All poses are in the RIGHT Orientation, as in facing the RIGHT direction)
Standing on Four Legs


Standing on Two Legs
Focus on the body, especially the lower part of the body. Looking closely at the lower body, we can tell by the hips and thighs that it is facing towards the right.

Sitting on Haunches
Do not try to look at the tail to double confirm. We can use the body alone to determine the direction.

Lying on Belly


Reclining on Back (Leaning against something)


Lying on Back (Completely on the ground)


Lying on Side
Notice how the legs are towards the left side of the body.

Body Facing Downwards (Plunge To Ground, Handstand)


Other Cases
We should always try to use only the body to tell the direction of a pose and not try to bring in the tail or head. If and only if it is absolutely impossible to tell the direction using the body, we bring in the tail. But these should be used only on extremely rare cases such as the following.
Can't Tell Direction From Body, So We Use The Tail (Tail should be on left side)

Can't Tell Direction From Body and Tail, So We Use The Head (Head should be on right side)


This New Pose Orientation Would Take Effect Immediately
Since this new method of determining pose orientation wouldn't affect the majority of poses, it would take effect right away. Start flipping your poses according to this reference before you upload them. You should also start flipping your existing poses that are effected by this change. A link to this reference is available in the section where you edit your custom poses.

The pose examples above are for orientation reference only and may not be fit for use on Wolfing.


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greywind 6 months, 2 weeks ago
can anyone help me? I don't know how to crop a pose..
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Sauda 9 months, 1 week ago
I need help with cropping the empty space around the pose? I don't know what that means.
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hoshii 9 months, 1 week ago
I can help you out hun!
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NeverLand 9 months, 1 week ago
Can anyone help me? I'm trying to submit some poses but it says I have to crop out the background? I already made it transparent what am I doing wrong?
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hoshii 9 months, 1 week ago
PM me or whisper me with the poses and I'll try to help you out!
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lyssa 1 year ago
where can I get a good pose?
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Wayward 1 year, 6 months ago
Are puzzle poses allowed?
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MinniHowl 1 year, 6 months ago
yes, though they must still follow the pose rules and you must state who you're puzzle posing with.
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Space-Decay 1 year, 8 months ago
how large do the poses have to be though
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reedus 2 years ago
I'm trying to figure out the pose size system is there any guide I can look at I tried to put 2 poses in and it got rejected for cropping and flipping I just don't understand it lol
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tazz 1 year, 9 months ago
you needing to crop means there's too much space around it, if you can see all the white space around the pose to the edge of the canvas, they want the edge of the canvas to be as close as you can get it to the edge of the pose itself
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Llama 2 years, 1 month ago
im figuring it out
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zorikai 2 years, 4 months ago
Can anyone help me?
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BattyKoda13 2 years, 4 months ago
What do you need help with?
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Krowfie 2 years, 4 months ago
why does my pose keep getting rejected is a free to use
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pileoftrash 1 year, 9 months ago
im having the same problem honestly i just got rid all of them because i couldnt find all of the poses.
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