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I’ve fallen and I can’t get up on this DSON stuff
Posted: 22 October 2012 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Could some one do a step-by-step on how to install the newly available files so that they work. For mr, the original install works fine….but the updated files don’t work. I have 2 runtimes…the vast majority are in my custom runtime that is has folders that I have renamed and created so I can find files easier. And I have a PoserPro 2012 runtime that contains files that are designed to use the advantages of Poser Pro. Now I use both runtimes in Poser Pro 2012. So maybe this is a problem. I am thinking about combining the runtimes…but since one of them is over 150GB. I want to do so carefully. Anyway, it would be nice to know EXACTLY how & where these DSON and Poser Companion file should be placed. Thank you, in advance for your time and advice. Frankly, I am close to forgetting about Genesis in Poser and just use it in DAZ where it works fine.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ideally, install both the DSON and the Companion files to the same folder - the folder that holds the Runtime folder, as with most content. That should be all that’s needed.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you for your quick response. I thought the DSON was placed in the DAZ Studio folder. While the .dpc companion file is placed in the Poser runtime. So I place both files in the same runtime folder? So I place the DSON file in both the DAZ Studio folder AND the Poser Runtime? In the PP 2012, I assume? Thank you.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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They don’t have to be in the same Runtime, but both Runtimes need to be mapped in Poser as external Runtimes.  So I would install the DSON Core to the DS4.5 content folder and map that in Poser, and install the Poser Companion Files in a different runtime and map that also in Poser.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m afraid this is beyond my knowledge. I don’t even know what you mean by “mapping”. I think I’m just going to uninstall the whole thing and keep Daz with Daz and Poser with Poser. It’s just too cumbersome for my dull wit. Thank you for your time and patience.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Do you know how to add external runtimes in Poser?  That’s all I mean by “mapping”.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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What we call adding a runtime to the Poser library, DAZ calls mapping. 

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Posted: 22 October 2012 08:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Well, I thought so. I tried that and it doesn’t work for me, so far. I think I’m going to just quit before I get things fouled up. Thank you for your help.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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pete.c44 - 22 October 2012 08:58 PM

Well, I thought so. I tried that and it doesn’t work for me, so far. I think I’m going to just quit before I get things fouled up. Thank you for your help.

I got Genesis into Poser without any problems. I just read the instructions carefully and took my time going through the process. You just have to not be afraid of the process, then just take your time. The install is actually quite straightforward.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 04:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Ok, so, following the suggestion that Genesis be installed outside of the Program Files directory, I set up a new directory (D:\Genesis Content) and installed the contents of the _trx files there. I also have a Poser Pro 2012 runtime elsewhere on the same drive. Should I be installing the Poser Companion Files in the Genesis Content folder or my Poser Pro 2012 runtime?

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Posted: 23 October 2012 04:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Either should work. To me it seems neater to keep everything together (and I have both Poser and DS set to use the folder as a Runtime/content directory, to avoid duplication) but as long as Poser can find the files it should be fine.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 04:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Thanks for the quick reply. I shall keep all the Genesis content together in place.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 06:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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According to the DSON Installation instructions, the DSON core should be installed to the Poser Pro program folder, not an external runtime.  Poser isn’t always happy with python files installed in an external runtime.

Because the Poser companion files install a bunch of DS structure and files Poser doesn’t need, I preferred to install the Genesis files to the DS content folder and map that runtime in Poser.  But that’s me.  I am just happier with a cleaner Poser runtime.

fixmypcmike - 22 October 2012 06:37 PM

They don’t have to be in the same Runtime, but both Runtimes need to be mapped in Poser as external Runtimes.  So I would install the DSON Core to the DS4.5 content folder and map that in Poser, and install the Poser Companion Files in a different runtime and map that also in Poser.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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EUREKA!!! Thanks to you guys, We got it working. Here is my layout. I put the DSON plugin into PoserPro 2012. Then I created a special folder on another internal HD…called it “Genesis to Poser”. I then took all the DSON and Poser CP files and installed them to this folder. Then I created a new directory (map) in PoserPro runtime. Who said this was difficult? Oh, it was me….never mind. Thank you so much for your extreme patience and advice for someone who was trying his best to make this operation difficult.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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The only really bothersome import (so far) I am having is The Troll. I get a nice material covering…but he still looks like a human. The Actor>Troll setting is 1. So I’m missing something here.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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When I try to add Monster type body morphs (ie. Troll) it just gets taller. No other morph work.

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