Poser Guide

updated September 14th, 2018

FNIS does come with a few poses and animations you can use, but not a lot. Here's a list of mods that add poses to your game. You'll be able to use these any yourself and even NPCs to make your screenshots look great. You should have already read the guide or know what is FNIS and how to use it. Otherwise, you should check out the part 1 of our Skyrim guide; Essentials.
To be honest, the only reason why this section is not on the Screenshot-Fu page is because it's too big and crowded already
 

How Posing Works

Installing the mod is easy, just put ESPs with ESPs and put the meshes folder with the meshes folder in your Skyrim Data folder. The animations themselves should be located in data/meshes/actors/character/animations. Just like animation mods, you should always run FNIS when you add a poser mod. For the Pinup Poser mod, you will find 30 rings in your apparel. You must favourite and add to hotkeys whichever pair you wish to use. It is very important that you are using the right selector/ring pair. If you are using the EX 1 Select ring, you must use the EX 1 Play ring., if you are using the Standing 1 Select ring, you must use the Standing 1 Play ring. Press the idle select hotkey and choose your idle from the menu lists. Each menu has a submenu, so make sure to choose again after the top menu. Press the Idle Play hotkey. BEWARE: Doing this while in flying camera mode will BREAK combat. Make sure you are in third person mode before activating an idle. If you want to get out of the pose, simply jump. If you have any more questions, the Pinup Poser readme file will probably have them.

 Q: Will poses work with weapons equipped?

A: Yes they do. Some poses are designed to have weapons and spells in mind. So to do this, just simply equip your weapon and then use the hotkeys to get your pose. Note that some poses are not meant to have weapons in them, therefore they will look weird

 Q: I can't read, how do these mods work?

A: Watch this video, and never come back here. Oh, and skip the part with NMM because NMM is bad for your health.
Free Fly Cam SKSE

Free Fly Cam SKSE

Finally! After almost 6 years of Skyrim modding, someone makes a mod to rotate the camera in free cam mode. The best part, it's a SKSE plugin, so no esp.

RailLight

RailLight

Just like facelight, RailLight can be used to light up your characters face. Unlike FaceLight, this mod can cover the face, the back or area around your character.

Quick Light

Quick Light

Turns on a light when long press the activation key. It can be operated like the pip-boy light in Fallout 4. It can also be tweaked around in MCM.

ScreenShot Assist

ScreenShot Assist

First time taking screenshots and you need help? Then this mod is for you! It basically takes all the console commands you usually use to take screenshots and makes them into keybinds that you can adjust in the mods MCM.

FNIS PCEA2 - Player Exclusive Animations

FNIS PCEA2 - Player Exclusive Animations

FNIS PCEA2 (Player Character Exclusive Animations, 2nd generation) allows you to define animations which are dedicated to the player only.

Camera Directed Head Tracking

Camera Directed Head Tracking

This mod makes it so the the player's head tracks based on camera facing. Head Tracking can be toggled using the "V" key.

ScreenshotPad

ScreenshotPad

This mod makes it possible to offset, rotate and scale your character with hotkeys. Great for taking screenshots at very dynamic angles.

Halo's Poser

Halo's Poser

The most well known and the most popular poser mod for Skyrim made by our friend, Halofarm. There are literally hundreds of poses in this mod for you to choose from. This is basically a must have mod for anyone who wants to take good screenshots.

Pretty Motion Package.jpg

Pretty Motion Package.jpg

This mod uses the same implementation as Pinup Poser except all of these posers were made by the author, Dualsun. Dualsun has made plenty of replacer animations, but with the poser package you can use all of his animations without replacing your own.

Facelight

Facelight

This mod adds lighting spell "Facelight" That adds a little light near your characters face. Great for taking screenshots with so you can still capture your characters face in dark areas It is best used in the dark and as back lighting. Does not interfere with visibility. This effect is persistent, toggle turn on/off by using the facelight spell.

Jaxonz Positioner

Jaxonz Positioner

An amazing mod that allows you move objects, furniture, mannequins, weapon plaques, and just about anything else as well as adjust their position, depth, height, or even size. This is a handy mod for anyone who wants to set up a perfect stage for taking screenshots!

Kiniko Pose

Kiniko Pose

Another pose pack that takes advantage of poses with items!

Tekitodayo Pose

Tekitodayo Pose

Adds 15 new poses that are both serious and goofy.

FNIS Sexy Move

FNIS Sexy Move

A plugin mod for FNIS which allows you to add 9 different and random walk-cycle animations for female characters.

Additional Dramatic Poses

Additional Dramatic Poses

An addon the Pinup Poser. This is just a bunch of compiled animations that can be added on to the Pinup Poser mod since Halofarm hasn't implemented poses for all the slots he has made yet.

Puppeteer Master

Puppeteer Master

This mod brings you a possibility to control yourself and any NPC into brainless puppet doing anything you want. Currently mod offers you over 400 animations (including paired, combat and furniture), facial expressions, scenic abilities and AI overriding.

Female Facial Animation

Female Facial Animation

This isn't really a pose mod, but it's a good mod for taking screenshots at least. This mod replaces the vanilla facial expressions for females with brand new ones that look more realistic and less theater dramatic.

Wulf Poser

Wulf Poser

Small poser mod that comes with poses for any kind of situation, even has poses with items too.

Gomapero Poser

Gomapero Poser

Another massive poser mod. This one includes everything from pinup to action, from serious to silly.

Aloe Poser

Aloe Poser

Japanese poser mod that has a few animated poses.

Yuih Poser

Yuih Poser

Small poser mod that has a little bit of action, lewd and silly.

Fuwa Poser

Fuwa Poser

A poser for lewd, defying gravity, bowed legs, get in the kitchen, v, nyaa, and acrobatics.

Larmir Poser

Larmir Poser

Another japanese poser mod with a little bit of everything.

Collygon's Poser

Collygon's Poser

Collygon’s Poser was created with the intention of benefiting storytellers specifically, but not exclusively. Featuring a wide variety of poses designed for a multitude of interactions, this mod has something for everyone.

Immersive Animated Poses

Immersive Animated Poses

Animated poses with a little bit of everything. Ideal for immersion and screenshots.

Render Poses

Render Poses

This poser pack comes with tons of neat weapon poses, perfect for combat or storytime screenshots!

ILVPoser

ILVPoser

This poser mod includes poses for both male and female, it even has some object poses too!