Victoria 6 has been released.

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  • BarubaryBarubary Posts: 947
    edited December 1969

    Gedd said:
    Barubary said:
    ...It'll be interesting to see just how many content creators jump on the gen6-wagon and how many stay with gen5. Imagine a world where Genesis gets half the support of what (little) it does now and Genesis 2 the other half...

    I suspect this will be the case actually, per my previous posts. I also pointed out why this isn't necessarily a bad thing in the same posts.

    I did search the forum for your posts, but I can't really find anything related to this. If you have the extra time, maybe you could explain to me how splitting a very small amount of content between two figures in going benefit either of them in the long run. I honestly don't get it.

  • KatteyKattey Posts: 2,900
    edited June 2013

    BaruBary, I think for a while at least, male and unisex clothes will be made for Genesis only. Any official G2M shape is far ahead and even when it would be released (if at all), autofit will be able to pick up most Genesis-specific clothes for G2 because most of male clothes are closer to bodysuit than female ones anyway so vendors will catch both bases at once.

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  • SorelSorel Posts: 495
    edited December 1969

    I am pleased so far. I now await Michael 6!

  • BarubaryBarubary Posts: 947
    edited December 1969

    Kattey said:
    BaruBary, I think for a while at least, male and unisex clothes will be made for Genesis only. Any official G2M shape is far ahead and even when it would be released (if at all), autofit will be able to pick up most Genesis-specific clothes for G2 because most of male clothes are closer to bodysuit than female ones anyway so vendors will catch both bases at once.

    That's a good point actually.


    I guess, even for V6 one could use Autofit as an argument that both, Gen1 and Gen2 will continue to see some support.


    However, do we really want to start counting 'clothes that can be autofitted to Genesis 2' as actual Genesis 2 content? I mean I never heard anyone saying: See how much Renderosity supports Genesis - you can autofit all the V4 clothes released over there to Genesis. Also it seems to me that dressing a character that's specifically made to escape the downsides of unified male/female/gelgamek shape in clothing that's based on said unified shape...well it kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?


    Also,personally, I don't trust autofit that much. Granted, I haven't used it much, so my opinion is worth very little, here. However there have been some rather critical posts by cwichura on the topic and he happens to be someone whose opinion I hold in very high regard. Also, I've seen so many renders in the past which were supposed to prove how great this or that outfit had been autofitted to Genesis, which made me go "err....really?", that I guess I'm just more inclined to listen to the negative voices.

  • Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,100
    edited December 1969

    Hellboy said:
    Can someone explain this again?:

    Why would a new user should pick Genesis 2 over Genesis?
    Or why me as a Genesis user would spend on Genesis 2 and the content needed to get (some of) the basic functionality of the original Genesis?

    I mean, I can see the big disadvantages of Genesis 2 compared to the original Genesis, but what does it offers to compensate for them? I’m still missing it and the thread got long.


    For me the value of Genesis 2 is that it allows for a more detailed and lifelike female figure. And that's something that's important for many users--for some, that's what is most important. As more Genesis 2 products come out, its value will only grow, just as happened for Genesis.

    I still prefer the flexibility and universality of the original Genesis though. I'll be using both figures...but more often Genesis 1 for the foreseeable future.

    Fortunately new users (and not so new users) have access to both, and can choose whichever figure is more fitting for their purposes.

  • Mr Gneiss GuyMr Gneiss Guy Posts: 455
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    51% off is right for 30% intro plus 30% PC, and 58% off would be yesterday's 40% PC carrying over to today possibly

    Then I must have missed something, because when I checked in yesterday (22.00 GMT) it wasn't for sale.
    Ah, whatever, I just bought her.

    There was an extra 10% on the Platinum Club discount for DAZ Originals yesterday - it's possible that it ran on into today. I have sent a query in to DAZ and if I get a definite answer I will let you know, but for now I think it probably was the end of the additional PC discount that you saw.

    I'm afraid the 51% discount is correct - those who bought at 58% off enjoyed an unintended bonus.

    Ah, that would explain why it was cheaper this morning, I possibly should have bought it then. Sigh. I don't ask for much, but when I want to buy something, I wish that the merchant would be consistently clear, and fair. It seems like DAZ has had an awful lot of store goofs and loopholes, etc., and frankly, it gets really discouraging. You see something, think about it for just a few hours, and decide to purchase it, bang, it's suddenly more expensive. Not a day later, not a week later, but a couple of hours, with no indicator that there was a time limit. I'm sorry, but that seems sloppy. Grumble, mumble. I suddenly feel a lot less like purchasing, not because of a 51% vs 58% price delta, but more the fact that I expect a bit of consistency.

  • diogenese19348diogenese19348 Posts: 204
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    51% off is right for 30% intro plus 30% PC, and 58% off would be yesterday's 40% PC carrying over to today possibly

    Then I must have missed something, because when I checked in yesterday (22.00 GMT) it wasn't for sale.
    Ah, whatever, I just bought her.

    There was an extra 10% on the Platinum Club discount for DAZ Originals yesterday - it's possible that it ran on into today. I have sent a query in to DAZ and if I get a definite answer I will let you know, but for now I think it probably was the end of the additional PC discount that you saw.

    I'm afraid the 51% discount is correct - those who bought at 58% off enjoyed an unintended bonus.

    Ah, that would explain why it was cheaper this morning, I possibly should have bought it then. Sigh. I don't ask for much, but when I want to buy something, I wish that the merchant would be consistently clear, and fair. It seems like DAZ has had an awful lot of store goofs and loopholes, etc., and frankly, it gets really discouraging. You see something, think about it for just a few hours, and decide to purchase it, bang, it's suddenly more expensive. Not a day later, not a week later, but a couple of hours, with no indicator that there was a time limit. I'm sorry, but that seems sloppy. Grumble, mumble. I suddenly feel a lot less like purchasing, not because of a 51% vs 58% price delta, but more the fact that I expect a bit of consistency.

    Hey, look at it this way: Compared to where we were this time last year, this is a picnic.

  • nekollxnekollx Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Hellboy said:
    Can someone explain this again?:

    Why would a new user should pick Genesis 2 over Genesis?
    Or why me as a Genesis user would spend on Genesis 2 and the content needed to get (some of) the basic functionality of the original Genesis?

    I mean, I can see the big disadvantages of Genesis 2 compared to the original Genesis, but what does it offers to compensate for them? I’m still missing it and the thread got long.


    For me the value of Genesis 2 is that it allows for a more detailed and lifelike female figure. And that's something that's important for many users--for some, that's what is most important. As more Genesis 2 products come out, its value will only grow, just as happened for Genesis.

    I still prefer the flexibility and universality of the original Genesis though. I'll be using both figures...but more often Genesis 1 for the foreseeable future.

    Fortunately new users (and not so new users) have access to both, and can choose whichever figure is more fitting for their purposes.

    For me Genisis's unimesh provided a easy way to do the mitple races in my game project. Once i get it to work with Java i can manipulate the mesh and morph it for 80% of the races withonly the esoteric ones like Centaurs needing a different mesh but if I go Gen 2 suddenly i need 2 different meshes for that 80% and half of them wont be viable anway. Can i make a dwarf? A gnome? No there is no child morph. What about a lizard creature? Gorilla? Nope, nope, nope.

    Then we have my movie project which has a guy actidently changed into a woman, cant do that with g2. So for litterly everything i want to do G2 is the compelty wrong product, 2000 more polies and a better morphs or not

  • GigaBeatGigaBeat Posts: 164
    edited June 2013

    chohole said:
    51% off is right for 30% intro plus 30% PC, and 58% off would be yesterday's 40% PC carrying over to today possibly

    Then I must have missed something, because when I checked in yesterday (22.00 GMT) it wasn't for sale.
    Ah, whatever, I just bought her.

    There was an extra 10% on the Platinum Club discount for DAZ Originals yesterday - it's possible that it ran on into today. I have sent a query in to DAZ and if I get a definite answer I will let you know, but for now I think it probably was the end of the additional PC discount that you saw.

    I'm afraid the 51% discount is correct - those who bought at 58% off enjoyed an unintended bonus.

    Ah, that would explain why it was cheaper this morning, I possibly should have bought it then. Sigh. I don't ask for much, but when I want to buy something, I wish that the merchant would be consistently clear, and fair. It seems like DAZ has had an awful lot of store goofs and loopholes, etc., and frankly, it gets really discouraging. You see something, think about it for just a few hours, and decide to purchase it, bang, it's suddenly more expensive. Not a day later, not a week later, but a couple of hours, with no indicator that there was a time limit. I'm sorry, but that seems sloppy. Grumble, mumble. I suddenly feel a lot less like purchasing, not because of a 51% vs 58% price delta, but more the fact that I expect a bit of consistency.

    Maybe just like every other store it is being staffed by students that are working to pay their way through college and just for fun the switch the labels around to relieve boredom.

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  • Mr Gneiss GuyMr Gneiss Guy Posts: 455
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    51% off is right for 30% intro plus 30% PC, and 58% off would be yesterday's 40% PC carrying over to today possibly

    Then I must have missed something, because when I checked in yesterday (22.00 GMT) it wasn't for sale.
    Ah, whatever, I just bought her.

    There was an extra 10% on the Platinum Club discount for DAZ Originals yesterday - it's possible that it ran on into today. I have sent a query in to DAZ and if I get a definite answer I will let you know, but for now I think it probably was the end of the additional PC discount that you saw.

    I'm afraid the 51% discount is correct - those who bought at 58% off enjoyed an unintended bonus.

    Ah, that would explain why it was cheaper this morning, I possibly should have bought it then. Sigh. I don't ask for much, but when I want to buy something, I wish that the merchant would be consistently clear, and fair. It seems like DAZ has had an awful lot of store goofs and loopholes, etc., and frankly, it gets really discouraging. You see something, think about it for just a few hours, and decide to purchase it, bang, it's suddenly more expensive. Not a day later, not a week later, but a couple of hours, with no indicator that there was a time limit. I'm sorry, but that seems sloppy. Grumble, mumble. I suddenly feel a lot less like purchasing, not because of a 51% vs 58% price delta, but more the fact that I expect a bit of consistency.

    Hey, look at it this way: Compared to where we were this time last year, this is a picnic.

    I don't know, I used to be a DAZ booster, but lately, they are making it really hard.

  • MurgatroydMurgatroyd Posts: 573
    edited December 1969

    Kattey said:
    As for making "gender specific" clothes as a benefit... judging from V4 catalog on Renderosity in last two years it will be mostly skimwear. From experience of previous years I don't see how "gender-specific" outfits would benefit people who prefer to render non-females.

    Or, for that matter, non-adult females.

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  • chsmochsmo Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Slosh said:
    I don't think anyone is supposed to pick Genesis 2 over Genesis. As I see it, Gen2 is just a new figure, just as Victoria 4 was, Michael 4 was, Genesis was. There is room for both Geneses in the runtime.

    Some good points and I don't regret my Genesis investment either. But as for you point above, I have to disagree. Sure, we have a choice RIGHT NOW... but next year? The history of Studio updates requiring new Genesis Updates show that unless DAZ is willing to divert their limited resources on "tweaking" an old model, at Some point, they will drop Genesis. They were ready to drop V4 support for Gen2 until a PA came to our rescue.

    This means your old Genesis will simply NOT LOAD in a future Studio.

    Of course, we can always choose not to upgrade Studio at that point. Who needs those nifty improvements in rendering or speed? It's a matter of time before we are forced to choose between the old Studio with Genesis or the latest Studio without it. And when that time comes, a PA will be unable to save the day.

  • KatteyKattey Posts: 2,900
    edited December 1969

    Murgatroyd, Or very adult females who can't walk around in leotards and chainmail bikinis.

  • Muon QuarkMuon Quark Posts: 369
    edited December 1969

    I really don't understand what all the arguments are about. I think the new Genesis 2 Female is fabulous!! I mean, just look at this great shape!!

    ::wink wink wink::

    P.S. Just trying to lighten the mood so don't hate me.

    LOL

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  • edited December 1969

    It's raining ... men?

  • PendraiaPendraia Posts: 2,521
    edited December 1969

    I really don't understand what all the arguments are about. I think the new Genesis 2 Female is fabulous!! I mean, just look at this great shape!!

    ::wink wink wink::

    P.S. Just trying to lighten the mood so don't hate me.

    LOL

    lol...cute.

    I love that the feet are different...

  • nekollxnekollx Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Pendraia said:
    I really don't understand what all the arguments are about. I think the new Genesis 2 Female is fabulous!! I mean, just look at this great shape!!

    ::wink wink wink::

    P.S. Just trying to lighten the mood so don't hate me.

    LOL

    lol...cute.

    I love that the feet are different...

    Meh breasts are to small

  • MurgatroydMurgatroyd Posts: 573
    edited December 1969

    I was just looking through the various products I'm not going to buy, and I just have to say, string bikinis do not work like that. Seriously, take a look at the string running between the cups, and try to reconcile it with the laws of physics.

  • bringhobringho Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Cayman said:
    It looks like Victoria 4 for Genesis 2 Female is pretty much a mandatory purchase if you want to use V4 skins.

    Yes, it's an mandatory, but that was included in gen5 and now it's optinal and we have to pay for it.

    yes, totally optional, although if you bought one of many character/textures that came out TWO WEEKS AGO that curiously used v4 UVs instead of v5, your options are "never use them with the new figure" or "buy the optional mandatory pack" lol

    You could also use Map Transfer in DS to bake V4 maps to V5 (assuming you have the V5 UVs for G1) and then apply those to G2. Note that the V4 add-on for G2F is a PA item, not a DAZ item, which means it can't be bundled as it stands.

    Now that sounds interesting, but where do I find the Map Transfer and any documentation about how to use it?

  • MarkSAMarkSA Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I'm still using V3 and now and again V4. Another update that requires a money tree to keep up with. What do people do with all their rendered images of half naked females. We need to see more 'real characters' as well.

  • KatteyKattey Posts: 2,900
    edited December 1969

    bringho said:
    Cayman said:
    It looks like Victoria 4 for Genesis 2 Female is pretty much a mandatory purchase if you want to use V4 skins.

    Yes, it's an mandatory, but that was included in gen5 and now it's optinal and we have to pay for it.

    yes, totally optional, although if you bought one of many character/textures that came out TWO WEEKS AGO that curiously used v4 UVs instead of v5, your options are "never use them with the new figure" or "buy the optional mandatory pack" lol

    You could also use Map Transfer in DS to bake V4 maps to V5 (assuming you have the V5 UVs for G1) and then apply those to G2. Note that the V4 add-on for G2F is a PA item, not a DAZ item, which means it can't be bundled as it stands.

    Now that sounds interesting, but where do I find the Map Transfer and any documentation about how to use it?


    there is a small tutorial about how to do some Map Transfers but I'm having problem with it.

  • Mr Gneiss GuyMr Gneiss Guy Posts: 455
    edited December 1969

    I was just looking through the various products I'm not going to buy, and I just have to say, string bikinis do not work like that. Seriously, take a look at the string running between the cups, and try to reconcile it with the laws of physics.

    Yeah. I wonder if they used a rigidity map, if you could keep it from following the body so inaccurately?

  • bringhobringho Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Kattey said:
    bringho said:
    Cayman said:
    It looks like Victoria 4 for Genesis 2 Female is pretty much a mandatory purchase if you want to use V4 skins.

    Yes, it's an mandatory, but that was included in gen5 and now it's optinal and we have to pay for it.

    yes, totally optional, although if you bought one of many character/textures that came out TWO WEEKS AGO that curiously used v4 UVs instead of v5, your options are "never use them with the new figure" or "buy the optional mandatory pack" lol

    You could also use Map Transfer in DS to bake V4 maps to V5 (assuming you have the V5 UVs for G1) and then apply those to G2. Note that the V4 add-on for G2F is a PA item, not a DAZ item, which means it can't be bundled as it stands.

    Now that sounds interesting, but where do I find the Map Transfer and any documentation about how to use it?


    there is a small tutorial about how to do some Map Transfers but I'm having problem with it.

    Ahhh... There it is, then I should be able to figure out how it works...

    Anyone know if it use the original V4 UVs for Genesis when it transfers the textures from V4 to (for example) V5?

  • GigaBeatGigaBeat Posts: 164
    edited December 1969

    chsmo said:
    Slosh said:
    I don't think anyone is supposed to pick Genesis 2 over Genesis. As I see it, Gen2 is just a new figure, just as Victoria 4 was, Michael 4 was, Genesis was. There is room for both Geneses in the runtime.

    Some good points and I don't regret my Genesis investment either. But as for you point above, I have to disagree. Sure, we have a choice RIGHT NOW... but next year? The history of Studio updates requiring new Genesis Updates show that unless DAZ is willing to divert their limited resources on "tweaking" an old model, at Some point, they will drop Genesis. They were ready to drop V4 support for Gen2 until a PA came to our rescue.

    This means your old Genesis will simply NOT LOAD in a future Studio.

    Of course, we can always choose not to upgrade Studio at that point. Who needs those nifty improvements in rendering or speed? It's a matter of time before we are forced to choose between the old Studio with Genesis or the latest Studio without it. And when that time comes, a PA will be unable to save the day.

    I really hope it doesn't come to that. Also I really don't see any real reason to release Genesis 2 just yet when all it has is a few tweaks over Genesis. And worst to bust up the all-in-one Genesis (which I repeat is awesome) into separate gender models. Anyhoot if I want a realistic woman then I'll go out and meet a woman, can't get more real than that. BTW online dating is costing us millions http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/online-dating-dupes-people-out-of-millions-20130616-2ocae.html . Maybe they should also add to the article some peoples love affair with Victoria 1 through 6++. LOL. I wonder if we should ask government to pass a bill to allow us to legally marry virtual people? Divorce would definitely be much easier process. CTRL-ALT-DEL.

  • SpottedKittySpottedKitty Posts: 3,246
    edited December 1969

    I was just looking through the various products I'm not going to buy, and I just have to say, string bikinis do not work like that. Seriously, take a look at the string running between the cups, and try to reconcile it with the laws of physics.

    I've yet to see any clothes that aren't dynamic get this right. I just tried the G1 Hongyu bikini on plain G2, and I see very little difference from the string bikini. It's just a limitation of the way conforming clothes have to work.

    Speaking of which, I just tried the Hongyu on G1 as well, side-by-side. Spin them round. See the W-shaped waistband distortion on G2? Just like it is on G1. Autofit might be better (by how much is debateable), but it's not there yet.

    I'm not in a hurry to get V6 either, although I might be persuadable for G2 goodies if anything really good comes out.

  • HellboyHellboy Posts: 683
    edited December 1969

    One of the major things that attracted me to Genesis was the ability of the figure to change into men, women, children, teenagers, monsters, aliens and even a Gorilla. Genesis provided a LOT of options. One mesh, one figure, no need to buy new clothes for multiple figures anymore. YAY!

    Now that DAZ has released Genesis 2 along with Victoria 6, that's no longer the case. Now they will no longer have Genesis capable of changing into a man, woman, child, monster, alien, etc, in one mesh. Now, Genesis 2 will be two completely different meshes. One male, one female. Apparently, Genesis 1 can make men who are "good enough" but not "entirely" accurate. Really? REALLY?! You mean my Michael 5, David 5, Freak 5 DON'T look 100% completely MALE?! Bullcrap. They sure LOOK 100% male to me.

    So, why exactly is Genesis 2 now going to have a gender split? So the vendors can make more accurate clothes for both males and females. So THEY can have an easier time. While that's understandable, it's also completely unnecessary. In the past, females got more clothing than men. I'm sorry, but I don't want to go back to spending money on one clothing set for a guy and wishing I could put it on one of my female characters or vise versa or wishing there was a female version of it! That was the great thing about Genesis, I didn't have to worry about that anymore. I could now avoid many headaches. Not so anymore with "Genesis 2"

    Generation X, by Dimension Theory, will eventually get an update because the Vendor said it himself on these forums. Old morphs from Generation 3, 4 and 5 will be able to transfer over to Genesis 2. I'm reasonably certain that male morphs will then be able to be injected into Genesis 2 "female" and Female morphs injected into Genesis 2 "male". All this for a "close & good enough" look? As much I love Dimension Theory and his revolutionary GenX plugin, it remains to be seen wheather this will change my mind about "Genesis 2".

    For now, the original Genesis is FAR more versatile, FAR more powerful and most definitely NOT worth the DOWNGRADE to Genesis 2.

    Sorry, DAZ, but your not getting a dime from me until you give me a VERY good reason to buy into the new "Genesis 2 Gender Split" you've got going on. Don't need the headaches I had in the past.

    I totally agree.
    I'd like to see whats so female about Mr.Hyde and whats so male about Mavka that they had to scratch the best feature. I'm puzzled.

  • CyrinadiaCyrinadia Posts: 31
    edited June 2013

    Found that if you use the DIM and have a content directory that has a custom name, it may install it as a 'content' folder within your content folder, in which case, cut it and put it in the correct area.

    Worked a treat. Now exploring the range of emotions and bends V6 has. She better be damned good for face expressions instead of the vapid facials she's limited to usually -.-

    *****
    The Teeth fit better in the mouth. There's MORE expressions, but Smile still looks wrong somehow. There needs to be more shaping morphs for 'squaring' the lips off for anger or pain, and to add more 'expression' to the mouth when it opens ('cause it opens lifelessly and very literally, look in a mirror at what YOUR face does when you open up). There's books on expressions! And pictures abound! Check out 'chin-balling' for an example.

    The back bends a bit nicer, but she still looks like she's suffering from severe back pain and can't curve it. The 'long-bum' syndrome still exists and Gen1 has morph packages to fix this. Not really seeing anything that makes it super special compared to V5 etc. Not overly impressed since Gen1 was only recently introduced.

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  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,444
    edited June 2013

    Barubary said:
    Gedd said:
    Barubary said:
    ...It'll be interesting to see just how many content creators jump on the gen6-wagon and how many stay with gen5. Imagine a world where Genesis gets half the support of what (little) it does now and Genesis 2 the other half...

    I suspect this will be the case actually, per my previous posts. I also pointed out why this isn't necessarily a bad thing in the same posts.

    I did search the forum for your posts, but I can't really find anything related to this. If you have the extra time, maybe you could explain to me how splitting a very small amount of content between two figures in going benefit either of them in the long run. I honestly don't get it.


    Yes, I can see where the misunderstanding is, and it is my fault. Your post mentioned "(little) support already...." which for some reason I overlooked. I don't see the split in support a bad thing because I see the two serving different markets and because I don't see the lack of support you do. That is probably partially due to the fact that what I pick up from the stores is supplemental. Also, I see the market as a dynamic area that is opening for growth and more PA's being able to come into the marketplace. In other words, where you see lack of support, I see potential for growth and opportunity. I'm not saying you are wrong, just that because we are coming at this from different perspectives, we see a different win/loss perspective.

    I will summarize what I was referring to about previous posts... I see Genesis 1 as fundamentally different then Gen6... as others have also mentioned since (my original posting.) I see Gen6 as the successors to the previous Gen1-4. I personally wish they hadn't referred to V6 as Genesis 2 as it is my perspective that Genesis is a fundamentally different vision and should continue to grow tangentially and separate from the more specific Gen(X) lines. It has to do with specialization vs generalization... there is room for both, as they serve different functions.

    If one sees a limited set of resources for generating content for the two, this could be an unhappy tradeoff. If one takes the approach of trying to equip their specialized characters with the whole gamut of more generalized clothing etc... again, it is an unhappy tradeoff.

    However, if DAZ did take the approach of keeping the Genesis line and the Gen(X) lines going but separate, people could choose either platform or both depending on their specific goals... at that point, it would just be a matter of whether new PA's in the market could keep up with providing content for both lines.

    The final issue with this equation is, will the market support PA's generating content for two lines... Again, here I see a market that is ripe for growth where this would be the case, but I realize I could be wrong. I am betting part of my livelihood on it however (that the 3D market is ripe for growth.)

    [Edit] In the vision I have, I would like to see Genesis grow to be instance friendly, like 'Send in the Clones' on steroids, but resource friendly... something that could take advantage of it's flexibility to fill out crowd scenes with a semi automated method similar to VUE's ability to 'paint' trees, plants, etc... across a landscape, but with characters in an area such as the seating of a circus tent complete with varying shapes and clothing within predefined parameters. If anyone isn't familiar with what I'm referring to with VUE, I highly recommend looking at a couple/few videos of their Dynamic Ecosystem at either their site or YouTube. Then think of that, but with people/outfits/morphs... This vision is a ways off, but Genesis is on the right track for being able to eventually do something like that it would seem. This end goal is fundamentally different then trying to get the most realistic human possible, like the difference in the cherry blossom in a background tree is to a closeup of the cherry blossom. Putting the detail of a closeup blossom into a tree with thousands of blossoms, then replicating that tree would not only be unfeasible, but a waste of resources. I would like 'realistic' background characters, such as Genesis, but I would also like 'hyper-realistic' characters for closeup and main character functions.

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  • ChromeTigerChromeTiger Posts: 10
    edited December 1969

    I don't need to look at the Genesis 2 Starter Essentials. I don't need to play with anything related to Genesis 2. DAZ lost my attention, interest, and buying power with this gender-split downgrade.

    Genesis sparked my attention. It sparked my creativity. With the ability to create so many variant figures from ONE base mesh, DAZ gave me the power to create not only my main character, but his twin children, and have them carry a family resemblance, because the children were morphed down from the 'parent' character. And there ain't a soul who's seen them that has said that Torryn didn't look 'male' enough, or Tianna didn't look dang female. One figure in my Runtime, almost endless possibility.

    Ongoing support for Genesis has been lacking as it is. Main example being Auto-Fit, which still can't get simple footwear fit properly without crumpling it like newspaper. Are we seriously expected to believe that that's EVER going to get fixed with time and manpower now focused on Genesis 2, which I'd wager will take MORE of both, due to the gender-split?

    Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

    DAZ's PA's and other independent creators have done FAR more to enhance the Genesis figure than DAZ has. Want examples? I've got plenty:

    Rawnart - This man has taken Genesis to places I NEVER thought it could go. And has plans to go further still.
    Zev0 - Aging, bending, movement...ALL equal or better than anything I've seen so far from DAZ.
    Thorn & Handspan Studios - Morph Resources Kits...Oh. My. Gods.

    Those are just a few examples of brilliant PA's doing DAZ's work for them. Maybe that's by design...nothing wrong with it, I suppose. But the point is, we don't NEED Genesis 2. Genesis is evolving just fine, at least from my standpoint. I certainly don't have any need whatsoever for Victoria 6, especially when I'd be LOSING compatibility, or spending MORE of my (or my company's) money to achieve functionality I already have.

    Now I'll admit, I'm nowhere near the level of artist of some of the people in this community. That's why I mainly lurk the forums and read, and learn, and practice techniques from those more skilled than I. And as I'm not a content creator, I have no idea if it will be 'easier' for PA's to create clothing with the gender-split Genesis 2.

    However, I AM a professional artist, in a buying position for a small company. And as such, I have to weigh all the variables before deciding if a particular product is worth the investment.

    Not only does Genesis 2 not meet those criteria, it smacks of being a corporate decision to nickel & dime more money from customers who may be wringing out their wallets as it is.

    One of the things I liked about DAZ was they seemed to be PART of the community, rather than hovering ABOVE it. Recent trends are changing that perception, at least as far as I'm concerned.

    Can't say I'm liking that change in perception. Thanks for reading this far.

  • DisparateDreamerDisparateDreamer Posts: 1,565
    edited December 1969

    I don't need to look at the Genesis 2 Starter Essentials. I don't need to play with anything related to Genesis 2. DAZ lost my attention, interest, and buying power with this gender-split downgrade.

    Genesis sparked my attention. It sparked my creativity. With the ability to create so many variant figures from ONE base mesh, DAZ gave me the power to create not only my main character, but his twin children, and have them carry a family resemblance, because the children were morphed down from the 'parent' character. And there ain't a soul who's seen them that has said that Torryn didn't look 'male' enough, or Tianna didn't look dang female. One figure in my Runtime, almost endless possibility.

    Ongoing support for Genesis has been lacking as it is. Main example being Auto-Fit, which still can't get simple footwear fit properly without crumpling it like newspaper. Are we seriously expected to believe that that's EVER going to get fixed with time and manpower now focused on Genesis 2, which I'd wager will take MORE of both, due to the gender-split?

    Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

    DAZ's PA's and other independent creators have done FAR more to enhance the Genesis figure than DAZ has. Want examples? I've got plenty:

    Rawnart - This man has taken Genesis to places I NEVER thought it could go. And has plans to go further still.
    Zev0 - Aging, bending, movement...ALL equal or better than anything I've seen so far from DAZ.
    Thorn & Handspan Studios - Morph Resources Kits...Oh. My. Gods.

    Those are just a few examples of brilliant PA's doing DAZ's work for them. Maybe that's by design...nothing wrong with it, I suppose. But the point is, we don't NEED Genesis 2. Genesis is evolving just fine, at least from my standpoint. I certainly don't have any need whatsoever for Victoria 6, especially when I'd be LOSING compatibility, or spending MORE of my (or my company's) money to achieve functionality I already have.

    Now I'll admit, I'm nowhere near the level of artist of some of the people in this community. That's why I mainly lurk the forums and read, and learn, and practice techniques from those more skilled than I. And as I'm not a content creator, I have no idea if it will be 'easier' for PA's to create clothing with the gender-split Genesis 2.

    However, I AM a professional artist, in a buying position for a small company. And as such, I have to weigh all the variables before deciding if a particular product is worth the investment.

    Not only does Genesis 2 not meet those criteria, it smacks of being a corporate decision to nickel & dime more money from customers who may be wringing out their wallets as it is.

    One of the things I liked about DAZ was they seemed to be PART of the community, rather than hovering ABOVE it. Recent trends are changing that perception, at least as far as I'm concerned.

    Can't say I'm liking that change in perception. Thanks for reading this far.

    Don't forget SickleYield's templates for autofit, which make most shoes somewhat passable and long skirts pretty darn good and chest less clingy! And Dimension's GenX to let us us old morphs on Genesis!

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