Are Dreamlight products compatibles with DAZStudio 4 ?

Sal UKSal UK Posts: 422
edited December 1969 in The Commons

I cant see the point as a vast majority dont work with DS4 unless things have been updated but not announced?

Sal.

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  • HaruchaiHaruchai Posts: 264
    edited December 1969

    Was just coming here to enquire about this. Really nervous about buying anything at present as everything seems to say DS3 ONLY. Wasn't sure if this was a hangover from the DS2 to DS3 move or whether it is unusable.

    Is there a list of what does work in DS4 anywhere?

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 3,406
    edited December 1969

    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.

  • Voodoo128Voodoo128 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I think the compatibility issue is with the plug-in type products from Dreamlight not actual 3D models.

  • HaruchaiHaruchai Posts: 264
    edited December 1969

    Voodoo128 said:
    I think the compatibility issue is with the plug-in type products from Dreamlight not actual 3D models.

    Actually, I'm mainly a Poser user looking to add some cheap lights sets to my meager DS armoury. The Light'n'Go sets look great but say they are DS3 only. Not sure why unless they are based on LDP which will not work as yet I think.

    Have posted a request for clarification in DL Forum. Hopefully get an answer before the sale goes off.

  • vwranglervwrangler Posts: 1,459
    edited June 2012

    barbult said:
    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.


    Grand Staircase Light Set, at least, works in DS4; I bought that a while back and have used it in DS 4. (Be prepared for some truly EPIC render times.) As far as the light sets go in general, however, I think you have to ask Dreamlight. I wanted to get Light Dome Pro 2, but I did some poking around online and found a thread on the old forum that said that it doesn't work in DS4. Pity. (Though I saw elsewhere that he offered a free upgrade for some products for people who had compatibility issues in the DS2/3 upgrade, so maybe there will eventually be an update for products that have DS3/DS4 upgrade issues -- though probably not until after 4.5 goes final, since that breaks all the plugins again.)


    Apart from the light sets, Dreamlight's got several props and sets that were put into the store after DS4 came out, and those should be fine. (I keep looking longingly at Egypt City and Ra's Castle, and especially La Piazza Mediterranean Town -- and seriously, that's a whole town -- but I would never do anything with them to justify even this extremely reduced price. I just want them.)

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  • LindseyLindsey Posts: 1,103
    edited June 2012

    I have quite a few Dreamlight products and they all work fine in DS4 4.0.3.047

    Light-n-Go - Streets of the Mediterranean
    Light-n-Go - Streets of Asia
    Touch of the Mediterrean for SOTM
    Streets of Asia Light Set
    Village Courtyard - Eternal Romance

    The latter two are night light sets, very dramatic. I use the lightdome/backgrounds that comes with the daytime sets quite often with other items. Touch of the Mediterrean for SOTM set was used with the Ultralight freebie.

    Edited: "Streets of Asia Light Set" is actually "Breath Of The Dragon Streets Of Asia - DAZ Studio Light Set" nighttime light set.

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  • HaruchaiHaruchai Posts: 264
    edited December 1969

    Lindsey said:
    I have quite a few Dreamlight products and they all work fine in DS4 4.0.3.047

    Light-n-Go - Streets of the Mediterranean
    Light-n-Go - Streets of Asia
    Touch of the Mediterrean for SOTM
    Streets of Asia Light Set
    Village Courtyard - Eternal Romance

    The latter two are night light sets, very dramatic. I use the lightdome/backgrounds that comes with the daytime sets quite often with other items. The Light-n-Go - Streets of the Mediterranean set was used with the Ultralight freebie.

    Thanks Lindsey that's good to know, appreciate the info & cool renders BTW.

  • vwranglervwrangler Posts: 1,459
    edited December 1969

    barbult said:
    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.


    Just FYI, what the Grand Staircase Lights, along with one of the four included camera views, look like in action. Using DS 4.0.3.47 Pro.

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  • barbultbarbult Posts: 3,406
    edited December 1969

    Thank you all for the reassurance about the products I'm considering. The sample renders are helpful too.

  • SuzuranSuzuran Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    I did a little search and looked into the product pages for the items in "Its All About Light - 31 in 1 Pack."

    This Product is for DAZ Studio 3 ONLY
    Forsaken for Urban Future 3
    Rays of Dreams for Enchanted Forest
    Light n Go Urban Future
    Light n Go Urban Future 2
    Light n Go The Warehouse
    Light n Go Tin Pan Alley
    Light n Go The Backstreets
    Light n Go Dark Corner of the Dungeon
    Light n Go The Ministry
    Light n Go - The Arc
    Light n Go - Urban Ruins
    Light n Go - Temple Ruins
    Light n Go - Tree House
    Light n Go - Saba'a AlKair

    For DAZ Studio 2 or DAZ Studio 3
    Dark Temple Light Set for DAZ Studio

    Works with DAZ Studio 2.3 and Later
    Dark City Light Set for Tin Pin Alley

    only works in DAZ Studio 2.
    Urban Future 2 Dreamlight Light Set With Animated Rain

    No mention in the product page but found in forum that does not work in DS4
    Light Dome PRO 2.0
    http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=183950&sid=eecf659a4007d84b81afd01a6cc77e0f

    No mention... so I still have a hope to use them in DS4.
    1003 Nights for Sabaa Alkair
    Future City Urban Future 3 Light Set
    Creepy Guildhall DAZ Studio Light Set
    Kingdom Of Marrakesh By Night - DS Light Set
    Dream Home Great Room Sunny Environment
    Studio Light PRO for D|S
    The Backstreets By Night
    1002 Nights - Party Light Set D|S


    "Work fine in DS4" in this thread. -- Thank you very much Lindsey. :)
    Light n Go - Streets Of The Mediterranean
    Light n Go - Streets Of Asia
    Eternal Romance for Village Courtyard
    Breath Of The Dragon Streets Of Asia - DAZ Studio Light Set

    I really wish the PA made it clearer. It took time to make sure which can be use in DS4, and it's kinda depressing that many of them don't work in DS4. :(

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  • LindseyLindsey Posts: 1,103
    edited December 1969

    “Streets of Asia Light Set” mentioned in my earlier message is actually “Breath Of The Dragon Streets Of Asia - DAZ Studio Light Set”, a night time light set.

  • SuzuranSuzuran Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    Lindsey said:

    “Streets of Asia Light Set” mentioned in my earlier message is actually “Breath Of The Dragon Streets Of Asia - DAZ Studio Light Set”, a night time light set.

    I corrected my post. Thank you very much. :)

    Post edited by Suzuran on
  • DreamlightDreamlight Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Yes, all light sets will work in DS4.

    barbult said:
    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.

  • DreamlightDreamlight Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    That's correct. Plug in's are DS 3 only, while all props + light sets will work in DS 3+ DS 4.

    Voodoo128 said:
    I think the compatibility issue is with the plug-in type products from Dreamlight not actual 3D models.

  • DreamlightDreamlight Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    LDP 2 does not work in DS 4, but LDP 1 wil work and so will Studio Light PRO.

    vwrangler said:
    barbult said:
    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.


    Grand Staircase Light Set, at least, works in DS4; I bought that a while back and have used it in DS 4. (Be prepared for some truly EPIC render times.) As far as the light sets go in general, however, I think you have to ask Dreamlight. I wanted to get Light Dome Pro 2, but I did some poking around online and found a thread on the old forum that said that it doesn't work in DS4. Pity. (Though I saw elsewhere that he offered a free upgrade for some products for people who had compatibility issues in the DS2/3 upgrade, so maybe there will eventually be an update for products that have DS3/DS4 upgrade issues -- though probably not until after 4.5 goes final, since that breaks all the plugins again.)


    Apart from the light sets, Dreamlight's got several props and sets that were put into the store after DS4 came out, and those should be fine. (I keep looking longingly at Egypt City and Ra's Castle, and especially La Piazza Mediterranean Town -- and seriously, that's a whole town -- but I would never do anything with them to justify even this extremely reduced price. I just want them.)

  • SuzuranSuzuran Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Yes, all light sets will work in DS4.

    barbult said:
    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.

    Sorry for interruption. But I'd like to ask if this means the light sets stated as "This Product is for DAZ Studio 3 ONLY," "For DAZ Studio 2 or DAZ Studio 3," "Works with DAZ Studio 2.3 and Later" or "only works in DAZ Studio 2" work in DS4. I really want to have those light sets.

  • HaruchaiHaruchai Posts: 264
    edited December 1969

    Yes, all light sets will work in DS4.]

    Thank you for the clarification. That has made you quite a few sales.

    Sorry to labour this point but is 'Rays of Dreams for Enchanted Forest' classed as one of these light sets? I notice it has Mood Master and StageFX elements in it so was wondering if you could settle my mind as to whether this will work or not in DS4.
    Thanks.

  • LoaarLoaar Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Haruchai said:
    Yes, all light sets will work in DS4.]

    Thank you for the clarification. That has made you quite a few sales.

    Sorry to labour this point but is 'Rays of Dreams for Enchanted Forest' classed as one of these light sets? I notice it has Mood Master and StageFX elements in it so was wondering if you could settle my mind as to whether this will work or not in DS4.
    Thanks.


    I'd really like to know this as well.

  • MartialMartial Posts: 50
    edited December 1969

    There is a good sale for these products now but i hesitate
    I thinks i have read about some incompatibilty with the last version of DAZ STudio
    Am i right??
    If no i will buy some ? If yes . i will pass

    thanks

  • NeilV_1NeilV_1 Posts: 411
    edited June 2012

    Martial said:
    There is a good sale for these products now but i hesitate
    I thinks i have read about some incompatibilty with the last version of DAZ STudio
    Am i right??
    If no i will buy some ? If yes . i will pass

    thanks

    on the whole No

    as far as I know I cant use any of his products that I own in Daz studio 4 apart from a couple of very early light preset sets of his.

    Sorry to Say


    Edit: if there are any products that take you fancy ask about that product and we can let you know as some still may like the prop based products

    Post edited by NeilV_1 on
  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 11,630
    edited December 1969

    Two threads on same topic merged.

  • anikadanikad Posts: 1,775
    edited December 1969

    Do Moodmaster and Stage FX pro count as plugin's? Will they work in DS4pro? Which of all the lights sets would you recommend if you could only get two or three? Thanks.

  • SuzuranSuzuran Posts: 0
    edited June 2012

    anikad said:
    Do Moodmaster and Stage FX pro count as plugin's? Will they work in DS4pro? Which of all the lights sets would you recommend if you could only get two or three? Thanks.

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/3126/
    According to this thread, Moodmaster does not work in DS4.

    Regarding this item, Pro Pack III - 4 in 1 Bundle, does it work in DS4 RC2?

    Most of his plugins don't work in DS4. Nor does it seem likely that they will anytime in the near future. last I checked, his light sets and Lightdome 1 work and... that's about it. Moviemaker, Motionmaster, Moodmaster, Lightdome 2, animated textures... all dead in DS4.


    Granted, the SDK is an issue, but I wouldn't buy any of it until he actually posts which ones are going to be upgraded. Otherwise, you might as well be buying an 8-track player.

    I'd like to know if Dynamic Lens Flare for DAZ Studio works in DS4. But I have a feeling that the PA will not answer.

    Post edited by Suzuran on
  • Cybersox13Cybersox13 Posts: 2,977
    edited December 1969

    Suzuran said:

    I'd like to know if Dynamic Lens Flare for DAZ Studio works in DS4. But I have a feeling that the PA will not answer.


    No, he most likely won't. He finally got nagged into giving a response in his old "technical support thread" in the old forum, and it was reported as follows by Tugpsx on February 20, 2012 (from page 57 of a 58 page thread at http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=127611&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1120 ) Later in the thread he said he might start working on updates in the summer (now) but that was dependent upon the SDK being finished, which, of course, it isn't. (I colored Tugpsx in blue, Dreamlight in re and the original query in purple for clarity)


    Tugpsx wrote:


    OneShot wrote:
    Is there a list of Dreamlight products that work in D/S 4?

    Sorry I'm late to the D/S game. Confused


    Here is the response I received:


    Quote:
    All props + single prop light sets will work in DS4.

    Light Dome PRO 1 + Studio Light PRO 1 will also work in DS4.

    All plug ins will not work in DS 4. Currently, all upgrades are on hold.


    Cheers,
    Waldemar[


    > From user at DAZ Forum Is there a list of Dreamlight products that work in D/S 4?
    > http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?p=3290499&flatnum=1

    So, there's your answer. It doesn't.

  • SuzuranSuzuran Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Suzuran said:

    I'd like to know if Dynamic Lens Flare for DAZ Studio works in DS4. But I have a feeling that the PA will not answer.


    No, he most likely won't. He finally got nagged into giving a response in his old "technical support thread" in the old forum, and it was reported as follows by Tugpsx on February 20, 2012 (from page 57 of a 58 page thread at http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=127611&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=1120 ) Later in the thread he said he might start working on updates in the summer (now) but that was dependent upon the SDK being finished, which, of course, it isn't. (I colored Tugpsx in blue, Dreamlight in re and the original query in purple for clarity)


    Tugpsx wrote:


    OneShot wrote:
    Is there a list of Dreamlight products that work in D/S 4?

    Sorry I'm late to the D/S game. Confused


    Here is the response I received:


    Quote:
    All props + single prop light sets will work in DS4.

    Light Dome PRO 1 + Studio Light PRO 1 will also work in DS4.

    All plug ins will not work in DS 4. Currently, all upgrades are on hold.


    Cheers,
    Waldemar[


    > From user at DAZ Forum Is there a list of Dreamlight products that work in D/S 4?
    > http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?p=3290499&flatnum=1

    So, there's your answer. It doesn't.

    Thank you very much. I was just going to checkout my cart. You saved me from wasting my money at the very last moment. :)

  • Zev0Zev0 Posts: 3,580
    edited December 1969

    Yes, all light sets will work in DS4.

    barbult said:
    Uh-Oh. I was ready to buy "Touch of the Mediterranean" and "Grand Staircase Light Set". Do these not work in DAZ 4? I didn't see anything in these products that said DAZ 3 only. Grand Staircase Light Set says "DAZ Studio 3.1.2.32 and above only", so I thought 4 would work. The other one doesn't say anything about DAZ version at all. What should I be looking at to know if they will work? Thanks.

    Light and Go has been renamed to Cart and Buy. I was also wondering if these sets worked in DS4. Thanks:)

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 3,406
    edited December 1969

    Following advice here, I bought “Touch of the Mediterranean” and “Grand Staircase Light Set”. Both worked in DS4.

  • EbajoyEbajoy Posts: 181
    edited December 1969

    Wish I saw this thread before buying "Animated Textures" which I've wanted for some time...oh, well, off to request a refund. I guess that explains why the price was sooooooo good!

  • Cybersox13Cybersox13 Posts: 2,977
    edited December 1969

    Ebajoy said:
    Wish I saw this thread before buying "Animated Textures" which I've wanted for some time...oh, well, off to request a refund. I guess that explains why the price was sooooooo good!

    Yeah, it's a great plug in. Too bad I can't use it in the same scene as Genesis without doing two complete renders in two different versions and putting them together in post. Granted, that's not all the artist's fault... the SDK situation has gotten beyond ridiculous... but running the sale without warning anyone of all the problems, especially when DS3, the only version that they do work with is no longer even available in the store, was a mind-bogglingly stupid move at a time when customer service is already overloaded beyond capacity.

  • SuzuranSuzuran Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I noticed that most of Dreamlight's items vanished from the store... I can't get the thumbnail image for my La Piazza Realistic Mediterranean Town meta data any more. :(
    I wish the PA did it before the sale.

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