Sara & Carmen Go for a Trail Ride

As a way to make sure Sara’s gelding, Cully, and Carmen’s mare, Neasa, were “ready to go” when needed, I decided to set up this scene of Sara and Carmen going for a trail ride. What I discovered in the process is that Poser does NOT like having to manage all the various bits of digital info floating around in a file when you have two V4 figures with conforming clothes AND two HiveWire horses with conforming manes, tails, and tack.

I had anticipated that this scene would slow down Poser, so I first set up each horse/rider combo in separate files. Then I restarted my Mac, launched Poser and loaded the 2nd World Parks & Trails set into a new scene file, and imported each horse/rider combo. If the riders had come in with exactly the same poses I’d saved them with, all might’ve worked out fine. But both Sara’s and Carmen’s hands were no longer touching the reins, so I needed to make adjustments. And after about five minutes of tweaking hand and arm poses, Poser had slowed to a maddening crawl.

I finally managed to get a render with the characters looking more or less like they’re actually riding, but I wasn’t able to experiment with lighting and materials to offset the blue tone of the final result. I’ll come back to this eventually, as I anticipate wanting to do a variety of scenes with Carmen and Sara chatting while riding their ponies!


HORSES: HiveWire Horse
TACK: Classic Tack for HW Horse
SCENE: 2nd World’s Park & Trails

Carmen Sinclair & Family

The Sinclairs are one of the Lumen founding families of New Skye.

Carmen, Mari, Dai, Agri, Ant

Carmen Sinclair – Sara’s Best Friend

I’ve re-made Carmen several times in an effort to get the right combination of saucy Argentine, compact bad-ass, and urban dyke.

The pose reel renders are from my first attempt, which was a bit too harsh for my tastes, but they helped me get a feel for Carmen’s body language and expressions.


SKIN: Celia
HAIR: PH Punk (custom texture)
POSE REEL OUTFIT: Bad Attitude Outfit by Lady Littlefox

Dai Sinclair – the Older Brother

Dai is a year older than Carmen. All the senior girls (and a few guys) swoon over Dai’s carefully cultivated messy looks!

“I’m too sexy for this uniform”


SKIN: LA3D Sebastian Grant
HAIR: Koz Long Hair
UNIFORM SHIRT: M401 Shirt and Tie (custom texture)
PANTS & BELT: Urban Wear Casual (custom texture)

Ant Sinclair – the Younger Brother

Ant is short for Erlantz, but he’d rather you not know that. Ant is a year younger than Carmen, and he wants to be just like his awesomely cool big sister when he grows up!

Because who wants to go by “Erlantz”?


SKIN: LA3D Sebastian Grant
HAIR: Espresso (custom texture)
SHIRT: Evil Innocence Polo (custom texture)
PANTS: Cowboy Pants (custom texture)
SHOES: Bossy Boots for M4

Mairstela Sinclair – the Mom

Mari is the main small animal vet in New Skye. She has a passion for rescues of all types, but particularly Chihuahuas!

Mari Sinclair


SKIN: Celia
HAIR: MSC Moon Hair (custom texture)
DRESS: Selene (Daydream mats)
SHOES: MM Tunic Pumps

Argi Sinclair – the Dad

Argi is a Social Studies teacher at a public high school in a town nearby. He and Mari are avid tango dancers and teach classes on the weekends.

The family portrait shows the most recent version of Argi, but the gallery includes a few earlier versions from Feb. of 2017.


SKIN: Joshua
HAIR: 30’s Male
OUTFIT: 30’s Menswear