...with Genesis alone, I agree. Early on I gave up trying to create my LeelaTeen as I ran into many of the same issues I had with V4 years ago as the mesh would not accept dialing in a more lithe/petite physique without serious distortion (that would also translate to clothing fits)
With GenX however, that has changed as I can now load the morphs I used from the various Gen4 characters like the Steph4 NPMs and V4 Young FBM. I actually feel she looks more like the character I envisioned than even the Gen4 versions I created as I am also able to mix in a bit of other body shapes like “Basic Child” and believe it or not, even “Mavka” (to get that more narrow hip pre-teen physique). Alas Steph 5 didn’t work as there are only three basic body shapes none of which work for a younger character, and no Petite FBM like the Gen4 version has.
Basically I use Genesis for the improved bending and ability to freely mix figures/morphs which was not possible in earlier version of the application. The 3Advanced figure mixer, while an interesting concept, only worked with models that shared the same “unimesh” and the resulting character ended up with the full poly weight of whichever figures were combined. With Genesis I can mix aspects and morphs of toon and realistic together (as well as trade clothing between them) and with GenX, I can add only the Gen3/Gen4 morphs I need for a given character. I find that to be much more efficient.
Your posts can be very informative Kyoto Kid. I have learned quite a lot from them. The problem I do have reading your posts though are the fluttering butterflies below. As I read your post my eyes always scan down towards the movement below which makes it difficult to read. I don’t know if this has bothered anyone else or not, but if you have a large paragraph it seems to take forever to read it because I keep looking down. I just thought I would say something and it could be just me and my eyes from staring at a monitor for hours on end.