Thank you all for your input. It seems you have a very friendly and helpful community here.
That’s right, I just need base shapes I can get into a sculpting program to minimize my workflow. I do think the Evolution and Muscularity bundles would give me much greater control over the base to help minimize sculpting time. And the Ethnicity bundle will allow me to get broad, generic racial features in place before sculpting unique features and detail.
Thanks for pointing out the Genesis Body Morph Resource Kits. It look like those might give me greater control and reduce sculpting even further. And the Genesis Head Morph Resource Kits seem useful as well.
As for DieTrying’s V4 Morphs for Genesis… does that require Victoria4 as well? Between all the Genesis morph kits, I think I would be pretty well covered on variety, unless there’s something you think is unique about this addon?
As for GenX, I don’t care to use old gen4 content, so I’m guessing it doesn’t really apply to me.
The DieTrying morphs have been converted for Genesis, so you don’t need V4, just Genesis. And they’re free and quite good. They’re like the head and body morphing kits, but with different eye morphs, etc.
The purpose of GenX is to transfer shapes over to Genesis, which also includes facial expressions, which are morphs. (That was how DieTrying’s original morphs for V4 were transferred over to Genesis) So, for example,let’s say you see an awesome V4 Character whose shape you’d love to have. Like nifty elf ears, or something like that. Then GenX transfers that over to Genesis for you. Or maybe there’s a particularly natural smile you want from M4. So it’s all about transferring the shapes you want from previous generations. One that I’m keen to transfer is Aged for V4 and M4. If you ever do old people, then that would probably save you a lot of time.
Anyway, if you go that route, you do need the Gen4 base shapes and usually the morphs++ packages as a prerequisite in order to get GenX to transfer the shapes to Genesis. But you can get them (V4, A4, H4, and M4) for a fantastic deal in that book I mentioned.
And yes, by all means do come back in January and let us know what you’re making!