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Posted: 14 June 2013 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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The really vital question though has to be: Does Genesis 2 Female load up with a pre-dialled belly button?

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Posted: 14 June 2013 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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What if Genesis 2 keeps the same mesh but has a new and (hopefully) improved rigging? If so, couldn’t you use all of the existing Genesis morphs and clothes, provided you use the Transfer Utility to re-rig them? This seems like the most sensible approach for a “new” base figure. The “why” still eludes me, though.I’m quite sure that the promotional materials will spell out the details once we get to see them. Today, possibly?

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Posted: 14 June 2013 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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RAMWolff - 14 June 2013 09:41 AM
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barbult - 13 June 2013 02:17 AM

The new Gwen hair product says it supports
Genesis 2:
  Victoria 6

o_O

If this one isn’t FULLY backwards compatible, I just might have to slap somebody…

 


in the face…

 

 

with a chair.

I officially adore you!  lmao!

Haha =D

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Posted: 14 June 2013 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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Hmmm, from all the reading and surmising I do have that question in my minds eye too… are there now going to be TWO Genesis figures and if so, WHY?  Unless there are indeed built in genitals which would be fine, I can see allot of use for that.  For the male it would give the morph folks more fun things to work with like “tuck” morphs rather than “bulge” morphs. 

Does make me wonder though if the current Genesis will be updated to use Genesis 2 templates in case folks want their figures to be Intersexual.  All very odd to me considering they just recently released D5 and a few other shapes. 

I guess we shall see how this plays out.  I hope DAZ is ready for a barrage of screaming mad end users!  Of course that happens EVERY time they release a new figure! *laughs*

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Posted: 14 June 2013 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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carola.ottosson - 14 June 2013 05:46 AM

Personally, I havent’ even been able to buy ANY of the generation 5 characters…. I had a thought of trying to invest in D5 when this paycheck comes.. but now, I honestly have no idea what to do. I just dont know if it’s worth it to invest in any generation 5 or just to wait and se what happens :/

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...same here, David3 was my favourite male figure as he had a much better physique and proportions even over M4 (same for Steph3 Petite/Steph4 over Vicky).  Eagerly awaited a Gen4 update, but it never happened.  Been mulling over David5 but never seemed to be in the position take advantage of a sale offer on the basic figure.  When they released the David3 Body Shape for Genesis I was able to snatch it up at a good price and he still works just fine. 

Now with all this talk of Genesis2 and Gen6 already I’m in the same boat concerning the other (some still not released) Gen5 characters especially since I have recently experienced a significant reduction in my income.  Most likely I will be depending more on the “legacy” body shapes for Genesis that I have.


In my opinion, the figure bundles have become too expensive these days for what one gets. A lot of the time (especially with female characters) they include clothing content and characters I would rarely use (save for maybe the skin maps). The only Pro bundle that I actually found to be a good value (partly because I got it at a very good price) and get the most use from is the YoungTeens5 as none of the clothing was the usual Vicky skankwear, it included several nice pose sets, the hair styles & character, morphs/mats were appropriate for creating characters in that age bracket, and the big plus, the base figures were designed by Thorne/Sarsa who have always produced such nice more youthful and petite characters rather than just another “well endowed” supermodel or hunk.

It’s too bad they were not asked to design Steph5 as well for I think she would have turned out much better. She is probably my most disappointing Genesis figure purchase, and one which I have yet to use because I find her more “voluptuous/butch” than “petite” and there were no special morphs included (like other Gen5 characters and the Gen4 version of Steph had), just the three basic body/head shapes.

...and again, if there are to be two distinct Male/Female Genesis figures, then I will stick with the original because that will totally destroy the whole elegance of Genesis as it will limit/eliminate cross gender/figure compatibility.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 06:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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I’m all for advancements in technology but if Genesis 2 is not highly compatible with the original Genesis I might have to skip it.  I’ve invested a lot of time and money getting setup with Genesis and I’ve just begun to produce a handful of renders I like.  I can’t justify another huge time and money investment until I get a good return out of what I already have.  I assume many other users are in a similar situation and I hope DAZ is considering that as they work on future generations.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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I hope there are a fair bit of base shapes included with genesis 2.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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Based on past things… pretty sure that
1) Genesis 2 can coexist with the current Genesis, just like current Genesis is cool with M4 and V4 being in your runtime at the same time
2) Genesis 2 is likely to be free, just like current Genesis (not saying that it absolutely will be, who knows, but right now I’m enjoying the benefit of a free studio and free base figure and free this, free that, and I guess the “free system, paid content” keeps DAZ afloat pretty okay, so why change it…)

So eh, I’m not going to panic. I got toys right now. I don’t plan to worry about future-toys-to-be.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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Hmm. Wonder if the reason gen 5 figures have been so much on sale lately is because gen 6 is right around the corner.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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...OK, the skeptic that I am still fuels a bit of apprehension over future “free” software offerings which is based on:

1. 30 day Vouchers good on both PA & DO items and usable for multiple purchases (until used up), being replaced by restricted “use it or lose it” single purchase only coupons limited to either Daz Originals (most of which are made up of 1.99$/2.99$ items that are ineligible) or contingent on a set minimum purchase amount (usually 20$+)

2. Sales now having “prerequisites” (the “BOGO concept” as I call it). This year’s March Madness, the “buy the featured item and get x%  off on all related themed or PA’s store items” sales, and the current spate of “stepped discount sales (“buy 1 at X%, buy 2 at &%, or buy 3 or more at Z%.”) are examples of this strategy.

3. The Freebie Vault being closed.

4.  Weekly/monthly freebies that are essentially no longer “free”, requiring either purchase of another item (the “BOGO concept” again) or paid membership in the PC.

5. The recent expiration of other free software offerings including Hexagon2.5 which hasn’t seen an update for something like five years.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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For those that are PC members there is now an official thread over in the Members Only forum!

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Posted: 14 June 2013 10:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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SereneNight - 14 June 2013 09:27 PM

Hmm. Wonder if the reason gen 5 figures have been so much on sale lately is because gen 6 is right around the corner.

...when Genesis/Gen5 was “around the corner” the base Gen3 & 4 figures were being given away and the morph/texture expansions were offered at ridiculously low prices.


...even though I already have it, still waiting to see the YT5 Pro bundle on Fastgrab.  They’ve been out for 6 months.

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Posted: 14 June 2013 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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Posted: 15 June 2013 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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I suspect strongly that it’s not a complete new character, but more like an upgrade, like Victoria 4.1. There’s still so much possibilities with the Genesis after all.

And if so, I’m looking forward to more bodily versatility. Both when it comes to ethnical looks (we still can’t get a real aboriginal nose for instance) and age morphs. The age morphs recently released for Genesis was a step in the right direction, but for someone interested in doing characters like dignified scientists and people running for office, the 20 y old default is quite demanding.

What I long to see is more abilities to make people, who’s bodies tell stories… I want to make that buffed up woman and that disabled man, the war veteran without legs and the bent grandmother.  Also real pregnancy morphs is still on my wishlist. (That is, not just the belly but the general swollenness your body takes at the end of the term)

Unfortunately this Candace character doesn’t reveal much of what can be new IMO. She’s just another Caucasian 20something. (And I still think West African Stephanie when I think Candace, but that’s another story…) but some more versatile sneak peaks would be quite interesting.

We are finally getting to recieve a better wardrobe of real everyday clothes for Genesis, so more real world shapes would be something to die for as well.

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Posted: 15 June 2013 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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RAMWolff - 14 June 2013 12:56 PM

... are there now going to be TWO Genesis figures and if so, WHY?  ...

Facial expressions.

They suck in current Genesis, and when they do… it’s not pretty…. and… it’s not an easy fix as there just aren’t enough polys.

Other then that, some of the current ‘fixes’ will possibly be rolled in as they were with fixes from gen4 to genesis, and probably some skins/eyes/ etc… using new shaders…

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