I don’t know if this is a failing with C8.5 or the extension, but Fenric’s BHV/PZ2 Exporter is giving me fits. For this I am using the Daz Wolf and creating a crouch pose.
1. Create new scene file
2. Import wolf
3. Change time to 1s
4. Pose wolf*
5. Export pose as PZ2**
6. Create new scene file
7. Import wolf
8. Import crouch pose
The end result is the legs and body appear to come in correctly, but the neck/head are sharply swiveled to look right and the tail is swiveled left. Nor is the head tilted the way it should be.
* Pose is to position/rotate the hip and all legs. Head/neck are rotated to look up from crouch, but still looking in front of the head (no swivel)
** Enabled options are “Global Translation” and “Rotation”
I reset my downloads and compared the current version of the plugin to what I am using and what I have is current. I am using C8.5-172 on OS X 10.8.2
On further consideration and review I wonder if the rotation I’m doing for the neck/head is being exported along the wrong axis. It swivels to the side instead of up/down. On the other hand, I’m not sure what is going on with the tail because I am not posing it at all.
Reviewing the pz2 I confirm that the head/neck rotations are along the Y axis instead of the X axis. I can also confirm that the exported pz2 contains rotation information for the tail, also in the Y axis. Although I might be able to correct the pz2 file that is hardly the point of using an exporter.
I’m going to try and confirm the behavior in C8 and C7, but C8 at least doesn’t keep the registration information so its a pain (have to enter twice each time it is run).