New Daz-OptiTex Dynamic Clothes thread [Commercial]

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  • edited December 1969

    For the Red Carpet Evening Gown, if you use a curvier model or increase the Shrink X and Shrink Y settings (preferably with an animated drape), you can get a tighter fit up to the flare. Attached is an image of the gown on a fully figure. I increased the flare by pushing the internal pressure up to 10.00 for one drape and then decreased the pressure back to 5.00 for another to soften the drape a bit.

    Thanks, that looks great

  • ThespiSisThespiSis Posts: 96
    edited October 2012

    RKane_1 said:
    Okay, cool. Do you have like an elasticity setting? Is there a good tutorial around for things such as this?

    I'm sure there are, though I've never done an active search for them. I tend to just go by trial and error until I get the look that I want.

    http://www.optitex-dynamiccloth.com/FreebieDownload04.php

    These fabric setting presets are a good start.You can choose a stretchier type of fabric (each preset has the fabric name it's meant to emulate), for instance, to fit a slightly larger figure. Try playing with each preset and observe how it drapes and take note of what the settings are if you like a particular effect.

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  • ThespiSisThespiSis Posts: 96
    edited December 1969

    And these are the reasons why I won't touch dynamic clothing. Way too many hoops to go through just to make them work. 8-/

    Not really. A couple of items require animated drape, but they're worth the extra effort. And, yes, if you want to try to make them do what they weren't really designed to do, they also require a bit of extra tweaking. On the whole, though, they aren't particularly difficult to use so long as you're using them on the figure they were designed for. I do extra work because I like to push what I can do with them and use non-standard figures/characters.

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 11,623
    edited December 1969

    Make sure the version number of the Dynamic Clothing Control installer matches the version number of DS.

  • edited December 1969

    ThespiSis said:
    And these are the reasons why I won't touch dynamic clothing. Way too many hoops to go through just to make them work. 8-/

    Not really. A couple of items require animated drape, but they're worth the extra effort. And, yes, if you want to try to make them do what they weren't really designed to do, they also require a bit of extra tweaking. On the whole, though, they aren't particularly difficult to use so long as you're using them on the figure they were designed for. I do extra work because I like to push what I can do with them and use non-standard figures/characters.

    I thought it was all a bit of a faff at first, but now I hardly use non-dynamic clothes at all; dynamics are generally far cheaper for the same quality (or free) and look better. I found animated drapes slow and difficult and often gave the wrong results (such as 'popping out" of low cut clothes). I now go into the item rig in Scene and rotate each rigged part to sort-of fit before draping and it seems to work really well, even in more extreme poses.

  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 7,223
    edited December 1969

    siluria said:
    ThespiSis said:
    And these are the reasons why I won't touch dynamic clothing. Way too many hoops to go through just to make them work. 8-/

    Not really. A couple of items require animated drape, but they're worth the extra effort. And, yes, if you want to try to make them do what they weren't really designed to do, they also require a bit of extra tweaking. On the whole, though, they aren't particularly difficult to use so long as you're using them on the figure they were designed for. I do extra work because I like to push what I can do with them and use non-standard figures/characters.

    I thought it was all a bit of a faff at first, but now I hardly use non-dynamic clothes at all; dynamics are generally far cheaper for the same quality (or free) and look better. I found animated drapes slow and difficult and often gave the wrong results (such as 'popping out" of low cut clothes). I now go into the item rig in Scene and rotate each rigged part to sort-of fit before draping and it seems to work really well, even in more extreme poses.

    With the 'cloth' settings and shaders like Fabricator, one shirt becomes 100...

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,248
    edited December 1969

    siluria said:
    I now go into the item rig in Scene and rotate each rigged part to sort-of fit before draping and it seems to work really well, even in more extreme poses.

    I've always done that in preference to running an animated drape. It does have limits, though, e.g. when putting a pretty dress on a werewolf. One method or the other usually works well enough, with enough tweaking.

  • edited October 2012

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  • OptiTexOptiTex Posts: 56
    edited December 1969

    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

  • bighbigh Posts: 5,410
    edited December 1969

    OptiTex said:
    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

    wonderful news - thank you

  • SimonJMSimonJM Posts: 2,894
    edited December 1969

    Many thanks for this.

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 7,186
    edited December 1969

    Thank you very much!
    :) :) :)

  • BurstAngelBurstAngel Posts: 392
    edited December 1969

    YEAH!

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 1,693
    edited December 1969

    Thank you Martin.

  • HeavyRayHeavyRay Posts: 29
    edited December 1969

    Just passing-through and wanted to add my 'Thanks' for updating these outfits, and supporting (in my case) hobbyists! Vendor support might be a short-term cost, but in the end, it speaks volumes to your customers....:-)

  • OdaaOdaa Posts: 246
    edited December 1969

    I had some luck using dynamics created for DS3 in DS4.0, but then I upgraded to DS4.5 and the older dynamics aren't loading visible objects-just the rigs. I know this isn't Martin's department, so this is more aimed at other users: has anyone encountered something similar?

  • SimonWMSimonWM Posts: 629
    edited December 1969

    Odaa said:
    I had some luck using dynamics created for DS3 in DS4.0, but then I upgraded to DS4.5 and the older dynamics aren't loading visible objects-just the rigs. I know this isn't Martin's department, so this is more aimed at other users: has anyone encountered something similar?

    The DAZ Studio 4.5 upgrade installer causes this. Reset the dynamic clothes plugin and re-install it and everything should work fine again.

  • ThespiSisThespiSis Posts: 96
    edited December 1969

    OptiTex said:
    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

    Is there any chance you separated the pieces of the Belly Dancer costume so one could use individual pieces?

  • OptiTexOptiTex Posts: 56
    edited December 1969

    ThespiSis said:
    OptiTex said:
    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

    Is there any chance you separated the pieces of the Belly Dancer costume so one could use individual pieces?

    Sure I will do this in the new update.

  • larsmidnattlarsmidnatt Posts: 2,752
    edited December 1969

    This might get me into trying dynamics again. I strictly use Genesis at this point and the workarounds to get V4 items to work was time consuming. I think I have the flared skirt so I may reset my download and see if it's working better now.

    Either way thanks much, that's good news.

  • Jay_NOLAJay_NOLA Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Can you post the version numbers for them? If the Gen 4 version has a different version from the Genesis version please indicate both.

    I want to add them to the Genesis products thread that I maintain that indicates what the current version is for products.

    OptiTex said:
    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

  • DisparateDreamerDisparateDreamer Posts: 1,722
    edited December 1969

    OptiTex said:
    ThespiSis said:
    OptiTex said:
    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

    Is there any chance you separated the pieces of the Belly Dancer costume so one could use individual pieces?

    Sure I will do this in the new update.

    oh man seriouslyl???? bought that initially when it came out and was so frustrated that it was all one piece that i returned it~~ if you separate it I may have to save up and buy it again but it wont be on sale anymore *sob*

    Er, I mean, THATS AWESOME and thanks :)

  • vwranglervwrangler Posts: 1,459
    edited December 1969

    I don't know if this has already been asked -- this is a pretty long thread -- so apologies if I'm repeating something.

    When you do the update for the dynamic kilt, would it be possible to both make it a bit longer and wider, or to toughen it somehow? One of the issues that I had, at least in using it with Genesis, is that it kept splitting up the front or the sides if the legs were apart.

  • OdaaOdaa Posts: 246
    edited December 1969

    SimonWM said:
    Odaa said:
    I had some luck using dynamics created for DS3 in DS4.0, but then I upgraded to DS4.5 and the older dynamics aren't loading visible objects-just the rigs. I know this isn't Martin's department, so this is more aimed at other users: has anyone encountered something similar?

    The DAZ Studio 4.5 upgrade installer causes this. Reset the dynamic clothes plugin and re-install it and everything should work fine again.

    Thanks, I tried that and it didn't work at first but it turned out that I had installed the 4.5.0.something version of DS. When I installed the 4.5.1.6 version, the installer glitched but I did get it to finish and the dynamics started behaving again.

  • BarubaryBarubary Posts: 947
    edited December 1969

    OptiTex said:
    Just to inform you, I am working on the free updates for all Dynamic Clothes items in the Daz store (rigged to Genesis) I uploaded to Daz 10 items until now and hope Daz will release them soon.
    Dress of your dreams, Nightwear, QiPaoDress, Kimono Dress, Flared Skirt, Flamenco Dress, Catsuit, Belly Dancer, and Beach Dress
    Ultimate Tee is already updated and available.

    I think awesometastic is the adequate word ;-)

  • SimonWMSimonWM Posts: 629
    edited December 1969

    Odaa said:
    SimonWM said:
    Odaa said:
    I had some luck using dynamics created for DS3 in DS4.0, but then I upgraded to DS4.5 and the older dynamics aren't loading visible objects-just the rigs. I know this isn't Martin's department, so this is more aimed at other users: has anyone encountered something similar?

    The DAZ Studio 4.5 upgrade installer causes this. Reset the dynamic clothes plugin and re-install it and everything should work fine again.

    Thanks, I tried that and it didn't work at first but it turned out that I had installed the 4.5.0.something version of DS. When I installed the 4.5.1.6 version, the installer glitched but I did get it to finish and the dynamics started behaving again.

    Glad you could fix your problem.

  • Half LifeHalf Life Posts: 102
    edited December 1969

    I just wanted to say a quick thank-you. I love these dynamic clothes, it was a big part of what attracted me to DAZ Studio in the first place. I have many commercial sets (as well as all the genesis compatible freebies) and I will will definitely purchase more as the genesis updated versions become available.

    Thank-you again, and here is a render using one of your commercial sets (Dress Collection 2 - Sam) on Stephanie 5 :-)

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  • cridgitcridgit Posts: 823
    edited October 2012

    First time I've used dynamics since I upgraded to 4.5 and got my horrible mess of downloads, legacy, dson, poser, upgrades, updates etc. sorted (manually of course, how else do we do things around here). Then I discover poor Genesis can't keep its fracken clothes on. I've used dynamics a lot and I don't recall ever having this problem until I upgraded. Can somebody please please tell me how to fix this? Its late I've been fiddling the whole day and I'm starting to get just a teeny weeny bit impatient with the stupid thing now.

    Static drape on frame 1 then an animated drape. Genesis doesn't move until after the drape stops and the skirt doesn't follow Genesis, Its set to collide only with Genesis, not the whole figure.

    Thanks

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  • SimonWMSimonWM Posts: 629
    edited December 1969

    In my experience Genesis works better when you don't uncheck any of its bodyparts from the Collide with list. just leave everuything selected and see if that fixes your problem. Also going from a T-pose to the actual pose in at least 15 frames with an animated drape works MUCH better than a single frame drape.

  • cridgitcridgit Posts: 823
    edited December 1969

    Hey Simon

    I've done as you suggested (checked all Genesis body parts) and yes the skirt is still not colloding with Genesis during the animated drape. The static drape works fine.

    What I've noticed is that during the animated drape the timeline slider does not move, neither does Genesis. When I cancel the animated drape, Genesis moves into the correct pose, but the skirt does not move at all.

    No idea what is going on here. Grumble grumble.

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