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DAZ Studio Pro, Version 4.5.1.56, is Now Available!
Posted: 04 January 2013 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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DAZ 3D is pleased to announce the next General Release version of DAZ Studio Pro - version 4.5.1.56!

What is new in this version? Do I need to update my copy?

The 4.5.1.56 version resolves several issues and implements many improvements since the 4.5.1.6 General Release. More detail on specific fixes/changes/improvements can be found in the Change Log, which can be viewed online within the Documentation Center area of our site. All new downloads of the DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro product (SKU: 13176) will be of this version.

Highlights are:
- Fixed node visibility when hiding/showing group nodes
- Fixed Add Levels of Detail script
- Added an option to merge skeletons to Transfer Utility
- Fixed the writing of UV Sets to Materials Presets for legacy content
- Fixed AutoFit handling of inherited scale
- Added support for Blended Weights (blend between TriAx Weight and General Weight in a single figure)
- Fixed light color when rendering shadows (and colored shadows when using DS Defaults)
- Fixed script access to enums on abstract base classes (fixes things like scripts for custom shaders and some utilities/tools written for previous versions)
- Fixed loading of some types of content (rigidity w/ rotations, resolution of nodes where names do not match asset id)
- Fixed crash when loading dynamic clothing that has a material applied to it
- Fixed Transfer Utility to not remove unused bones if not projecting weights
- Extended Filter Weights to allow filtering of multiple maps at the same time
- Updated 3Delight libraries to version 10.0.70 - for details see the 3Delight Change Log

Has the Genesis Starter Essentials content been updated too?

Yes, the Genesis Starter Essentials content that is provided with the product has been updated to version 1.11.

Highlights are:
- Fixed bone positions in the hand of the BasicChild morph
- Changed limits on Genesis hip translation properties to fix a bug with applying BVH files
- Changed min/max values on scale properties to 0.001/1000
- Merged metadata into one product
- Changed uberEnvironment Occlusion Samples Max Limit to 512
- Changed uberEnvironment Maximum Trace Distance default to 150
- Some files were moved from Genesis Starter Essentials to DAZ Studio

NOTE: If you are NOT updating to this version of DAZ Studio Pro, do NOT update your version of Genesis Starter Essentials

How do I get the latest version?

If you have previously added the DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro product to your account, simply locate it within your Itemized Order History and then click the “Reset” link on its immediate right. This will cause new links for downloading the latest version to be added to your My Downloadable Products list.

If this is your first time downloading DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro, simply follow this link, click the “add to cart” button on the page and then follow the checkout process.

Is there any documentation?

Yes, some documentation is located here.

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Posted: 09 January 2013 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Does Studio installer contain all plug-ins or I have to download all plug-ins intallers, too?

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Posted: 09 January 2013 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It should include the bundled plugins, plugins that are purchased separately will not be included (and should not need updating, as far as I know).

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Posted: 09 January 2013 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Woo oo this actually fixed my boot auto fit problem now need to submit a bug for the RH Police pants…

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Posted: 09 January 2013 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I meant DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro - 3D Photoshop Bridge for for DAZ Studio, DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro - Decimator for DAZ Studio, DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro - GoZ for DAZ Studio. I have no idea of these plug-ins status, so, I’m asking to clarify.

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Posted: 09 January 2013 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I just reset my downloads and those three plugins were included, as separate downloads. smile

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Posted: 09 January 2013 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Im too lazy to find and reset it I just re purchased it again LOL

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Posted: 09 January 2013 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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OK,, so everytime I ask about same thing ^^;
but need to confirm.

version up from 4.5.1.6,  what I need to uninstall ?

Do I need to uninstall CMS genesis startar essential and DS 4.5.1.6 first?

or just install ds 4.5 and genesis essential , which can overwrite old version?

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Posted: 09 January 2013 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I uninstalled the 1.11 basic content that came with 19. beta and re installed the new D/L with 56 (I imagine it was the same thing but just to keep everything compatible) then when you install 4.5 it automatically detects and removed the previous version. I found 19 beta to be quite buggy so I am glad there is a new official version…

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Posted: 09 January 2013 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yeah ^^; I know you have some trouble about beta,,
so hoped this new product ver remove your problem ^^
( you seems feel happy,, about this new product ver ):)

then,, did not you uninstall CMS ?  I sometimes hear to need to uninstall CMS,,
but it seems when update 4.0.ver to 4.5,, I think,,

and do not know about my case, from 4.5 to 4.5 new ver.

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Posted: 09 January 2013 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Happy for them to fix what used to work prior to the DUF format mmmm LOL I will still take it & appreciate the effort…. I never uninstalled the CMS by itself…

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Posted: 09 January 2013 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I sure hope that GoZ is fixed.  If not that’s just a total FAIL in my book.

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Posted: 09 January 2013 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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So, is this better than the last beta!?

If it is then I’ll get it.

I already got the newer Genesis Starter Essentials when I got the new DSON.

CHEERS!

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Posted: 09 January 2013 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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It fixed some auto fit problem I submitted as a bug there is still another so since I see there is actual attention paid to them I submitted it earlier… Since I have been using the Luxrender for nearly the past year not sure about mixer shaders and the lighting stuff…

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Posted: 09 January 2013 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Well, that all seemed painless.

I chose not to update my CMS, should I have!?

CHEERS!

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Posted: 09 January 2013 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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cool mad  cool mad  cool mad  Damned GoZ is still busted. WTF!  cool mad  cool mad  cool mad

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