So, here’s the thing. I just made a discovery. IF a figure has no Tri-Ax weight mapping, it cannot be saved as a character preset! That includes V4!
Now, I don’t deal with Gen4 anything save to get it converted to Genesis… so I never, ever save Gen4 anything except to export it to Cr2 to get that figure into GenX… so I had no clue till now… and here’s how I found out.
I went to Foundation3D and got a bunch of Trek stuff to geek out, as I do sometimes… when I’m not playing with naked girls. Anyway, I get the Chaffee shuttle, lovingly converted by Mattymanx and posted, and I load it up, plop in the Genesis default figure, and find out the scaling is just a tad off… as in tooooooo small…
Oaky, no problem. So I look up the length of the Chaffee, nine point something, scale it to that length… still too small… not good… I upscale it till Genesis actually can sit down without having his legs cut off… and get it to almost eleven meters long… great! I scaled it, now I can save it!
Now, usually, I’ll save a scene file. I do this for all my Girls (and boys). But mostly my girls. I have a Camera and a Face Lamp attatched to each of them, and I want that in the file when I call them up. But with the Shuttle, I don’t mind, so long as it comes into the world the right size, it’s all good… so I go to save it as a Character Preset, thinking it’s got parts, so it must be a character, right?
Here comes the annoying part. I’m looking in the Save As menu and struggling to figure out exactly what I’m supposed to do with this item.
Save as Prop? It’s not a prop… though I don’t know, I haven’t tried… could it be a prop?
I ended up saving it as a Scene Subset. That was actually the only option that could possibly be a model of any sort other than a Character Preset. So that’s what it is. It’s a prop! Okay, it’s a prop that has bones! A Boneprop! Why couldn’t DAZ just do that: Prop with Bones? It’s a BONEPROP! For us geeks, and since it’s TREK, it’s a BONERPROP.
Anyway, so I saved the durn thing, created a new folder tree, and bam, it’s organized the way I want it, saved… and I am once again reminded of why I am sooooooooo glad I’m not using Poser, where, at least in the last version I used, you couldn’t just drop a prop anywhere…
By the way, if you download the Chaffee: try scaling it to 142%. That should allow Genesis to sit in the pilot’s seat.