Question about Auto-Fit tool

MegarigMegarig Posts: 88
edited June 2012 in Daz Studio Discussion

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the Auto-Fit tool the button on the right side under parameters, under "Misc", that reads "Fit to"? To clarify, I've downloaded a few items of clothing ("Freebies") that I guess are made for V4. My issue looks a bit like this:


Am I doing something wrong? Is there another way to use Auto-Fit? My AF plugin is active, so I don't know what's going on. By the way, apologies if that last image breaks any rules. I tried to block it out, but it also blocked out the problem I was having with the dress.

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  • MegarigMegarig Posts: 88
    edited December 1969

    Another thing I've tried, is with the dress selected, I'll go to Edit > Object > Rigging > Convert Prop to figure. The CPTF box comes up and Root Bone Name is labeled "hip". Under rigging type, I will check "Parametric Joint Parameters", accept, and what I get is a dress with no texture that ALMOST fits, but not quite.

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 12,121
    edited December 1969

    Yes, Fit to is what triggers autofit. The problem here is this is a Poser dynamic dress, not a conforming item. You're on the right track, using "Convert Prop to Figure", but you want TriAx rigging, not Parametric.

  • MegarigMegarig Posts: 88
    edited December 1969

    Yes, Fit to is what triggers autofit. The problem here is this is a Poser dynamic dress, not a conforming item. You're on the right track, using "Convert Prop to Figure", but you want TriAx rigging, not Parametric.


    Thank you for that. It's good to know I was heading in the right direction, though (I was actually just guessing). I will try the TriAx rigging and see what I get.


    As to the dress being a Poser dynamic item, when I'm looking at these things (free or not), how do I know whether it is conforming or not? A lot of times, I just see a description of the item with a download button. Is there a way I can tell after I download it?

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    If the maker fails to specify the only possible clue is the format - a dress or other item that covers multiple body parts in a pp2 fiel will geenrally be Poser dynamic clothing. However, an item that doesn't need to bend, such as a hat, may be in a .pp2 and be usable in DAZ Studio so you can't simply dismiss everything that comes in that form. Anything that says it needs the Poser Cloth Room is also dynamic.

  • MegarigMegarig Posts: 88
    edited December 1969

    What type of file should I look for if I want something that will bend and conform?

  • PuntomausPuntomaus Posts: 414
    edited December 1969

    You would look for a Cr2 file. The Cr2 is stored in the character folder under Poser - Runtime - libraries - character.

  • MegarigMegarig Posts: 88
    edited December 1969

    Okay, thank you. :-) I'll be on the lookout for that type of file. Now as I said, I've been looking at "freebies", and I think that may be part of the problem, since I don't know what I'm getting. When I get some extra cash, I could get some of the stuff straight out of the Daz shop. I take it all those items will work with auto-fit? I'd like to focus on things made for Genesis, but I'd also like some things made for V4. I'm hoping the AF will work on those items I get from the shop.

  • PuntomausPuntomaus Posts: 414
    edited December 1969

    AutoFit works on all conforming clothes. All Poser clothing freebies that are figure Cr2 files and not a prop pp2 file will work with AutoFit :)

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    Puntomaus said:
    AutoFit works on all conforming clothes. All Poser clothing freebies that are figure Cr2 files and not a prop pp2 file will work with AutoFit :)

    Assuming, of course, that they are for a supported figure.

  • PuntomausPuntomaus Posts: 414
    edited December 1969

    Yep. :-)

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