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Posted: 09 February 2013 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have some old products that I want to update to work in DS4, but I am stumped on how to save a partial pose.  I assume this is what I need to do.  The product has mat poses to change the transparency image only, leaving the textures all the same.  They work in Poser, but don’t work in DS4.  I tried to save as a new material file, but the DUF file isn’t visible anywhere for me to select it.  The DUF file is in the same folder as the rest of the products mat-pose files.  I would save it as a poser mat-pose if I could figure out how to do that.  My old poser export script doesn’t work anymore.

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Posted: 09 February 2013 05:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you give the .duf file exactly the same name as the Poser file it should be applied when you double-click the poser file, which will have gained a little scroll icon in the top-left corner if you refresh the folder (right-click menu in the Content Library pane).

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Posted: 09 February 2013 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for letting me know that renaming the .duf file would work.  I almost tried that before. I can now get the pose file to work, but l still have the problem that applying the pose in DS4 replaces the texture map.  I want to change only the opacity map and nothing else.  Any ideas on how to get that to work? Can you save partial mat poses in DS4?

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Posted: 09 February 2013 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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When saving a preset you should be able to expand the options for the selected surfaces and turn properties off if you don’t want them.

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Posted: 09 February 2013 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m a bit different so I could be 100% wrong here. If I am just ignore me, I’ll fully understand.

From what I’ve read what I think you wish to do is just Turn OFF a Mat zone on a figure, but really that is a Hide the Bone on the Figure. Just like Turning off the FOOT of a figure with the Scene Tab eye. If that is your goal that is not done with a Mat File. If that is what you mean I’m sure you can get the help you need. I’m asking this so I can understand your problem. I hope.

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Posted: 10 February 2013 02:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks!  I didn’t notice the expandable options.  Works great now.

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