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Does stuffs that requires V4.2 are compatible with V5 ?
Posted: 10 February 2013 03:16 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi All !

Before all : sorry for my english but I’m french.

I’m new with DAZ Studio and I’d like to buy stuffs but I’m wondering if Stuffs that requires V4.2 as for example She Freak V4 are compatible with Victoria 5 or if I need Victoria 4.2 too ?

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Posted: 10 February 2013 03:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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kimenguman - 10 February 2013 03:16 AM

Hi All !

Before all : sorry for my english but I’m french.

I’m new with DAZ Studio and I’d like to buy stuffs but I’m wondering if Stuffs that requires V4.2 as for example She Freak V4 are compatible with Victoria 5 or if I need Victoria 4.2 too ?

Thanks a lot !

kimen.

You will need Victoria 4.2. Victoria 5 is a Genesis character. Victoria 4 predates Genesis and is a completely different mesh all together.

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Posted: 10 February 2013 04:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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You can transfer the morphs to varying degrees using Generation X, a plugin for Daz Studio which allows you to take old morphs and convert them for use with Genesis. It’s a bit of a mixed result, as Genesis has a lower poly count, but they tend to work reasonably well.

Clothing items can be autofitted to Genesis and are converted when you fit it to the character. Skirts and boots tend to be a bit off though, so it’s not a perfect conversion. In some cases I found myself exporting the mesh as an OBJ and then re-importing it using the transfer utility to retain the shape. Hair tends to work fine, but might need some minor tweaks, and prop hair will need to be parented to Genesis’ head to follow it properly.

Other than that, yes, many things are indeed forwards compatible. It’s only backwards where things won’t generally work.

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Posted: 10 February 2013 06:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks a lot to you two for your answers !

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Posted: 12 February 2013 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I thought Genesis was compatible “out of the box” with V4?

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Posted: 12 February 2013 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Genesis is a brand new figure, with completely new rigging, and is not based on V4 at all.

Genesis is UV Mapped to take skins from other figures though, V4, M4 and K4.  Gen 4 clothing can be made to fit to Genesis using the Autofit plugin for DS, but there is no direct relationship as such.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Does the Autofit plugin work automatically (and thus auto-fit) or do you need to do something to make it work?

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Posted: 12 February 2013 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Scavenger - 12 February 2013 01:15 PM

Does the Autofit plugin work automatically (and thus auto-fit) or do you need to do something to make it work?

Yes, autofit works automatically.

And Genesis suports V4 and M4 UVS.

Morphs, however, require Generation X to convert from Generation 4 to Genesis.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Scavenger - 12 February 2013 01:15 PM

Does the Autofit plugin work automatically (and thus auto-fit) or do you need to do something to make it work?

What you need to do, is have Genesis selected, then load a piece of Gen 4 clothing.  Autofit will then pop up and ask what figure the clothes were made for, and what they are (skirt, shorts, shirt etc), and then it will do the conversion.

If you have the Iconic Shapes for Genesis for the Gen 3 characters, then you can autofit their clothing as well.  Buying the iconic Shapes for Genesis adds their clone to the Autofit plugin.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Long Dresses, however, are a bit more involved.  The best way to do them is exporting them to OBJ and using the tranfrer util on them to Genesis, then zeroing out the Genesis morphs, then exporting to OBJ again, and using the transfer util again to fit them to an existing dress, such as the MFD, or, alternatively, this one: http://www.sharecg.com/v/67408/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/New-Dress-Rig

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Posted: 12 February 2013 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Before I crawl back to the new user forum, one more question…is there info about this “transfer utility”? Is it built in? an Add on? something to buy?

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Posted: 12 February 2013 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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It’s built in.

You will find it under: Edit/Figure or Edit/Object

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