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Convert ANY V4 Long Dress to Genesis! (TUTORIAL)
Posted: 12 February 2013 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Oh yes, it can be done folks!  I’ve done it.

YOU WILL NEED:

DAZ Studio 4.5.1.56+
The Victoria 4 shape for Genesis http://www.daz3d.com/v4-and-m4-shapes-for-genesis
The Morphing Fantasy Dress for Genesis http://www.daz3d.com/morphing-fantasy-dress-for-genesis

First Step:

LOAD the Victoria 4 Dress you wish to convert.

EXPORT the Victoria 4 dress to Wavefront OBJ.

Delete the dress, and Import the OBJ you just exported.

Load Genesis.

Apply the V4 shape to Genesis.

Select the Dress OBJ and goto: EDIT/OBJECT/TRANSFER UTILITY

A dialog box will appear

The source (on the left) Scene Item will be GENESIS the source Item Shape will be CURRENT

The TARGET (on the right) Your imported Dress Obj

Hit SHOW OPTIONS:

Select REVERSE SOURCE SHAPE FROM TARGET

ENABLE: Add Smoothing Modifier

Hit ACCEPT

Now, your dress should look relatively clean, but may have a few folded polygons.

IN your Parameters Tab (under General)

Change Smoothing Type to: GENERIC (from Base Shape Matching)

I always set the SMOOTHING ITERATIONS to 100 at this point.  But you can experiment till you see the dress polygons look good enough.

NOW: DELETE GENESIS

The dress wiill now assume the Genesis default shape.

Export the dress AGAIN to OBJ.

Delete your dress

Import the NEW Dress OBJ

Call up the Genesis Morphing Fantasy Dress

Select your OBJ and go back to the Transfer Utility

The Scene Item is the MFD, the shape is CURRENT and the Target is your NEW dress obj.

applying a smoothing modifier is not necessary, but I do anyway.

DO NOT CHECK “Reverse Source Shape from Target” as you did the last time.

Hit accept.

Delete the MFD

Your dress SHOULD work now, and have no real issues other then the possible need to adjust the bones and the weight mapping.

goto SAVE AS/SUPPORT ASSET/FIGURE/PROP ASSET (this is for any new TriAx Weightmapped Object you create)

Save your dress

You are done.  You can call it back up now, fit it to Genesis, and with Genesis selected: Save as/Wearable Preset

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Posted: 12 February 2013 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I believe this will also work for an Aiko4 dress, but I have not tested it.  To do so choose Aiko 4 as the morph instead of Victoria 4.

I had a method here for getting morphs specially created from the original to the Genesis dress, however, I had not thought it out properly and it does not work… so I will have to test more…

OF NOTE: I have come up with a new dress rig that, using this method (instead of the MFD) I have had mixed results with.

The dress rig is available here:
http://www.sharecg.com/v/67408/browse/21/DAZ-Studio/New-Dress-Rig

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Posted: 12 February 2013 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thread bookmarked, thanks so much smile

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Posted: 12 February 2013 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sounds good Wancow…one question do you still get any mesh distortions on the front and back of the skirts or crinkling around the hem?


Is it possible to get some pcs?


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Posted: 12 February 2013 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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You mean screanshots?  Or renders?  I’m rendering the JYou44 dresses now.

And NO, IF you export the mesh first, you don’t get those horrid distortions.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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wancow - 12 February 2013 05:35 PM

You mean screanshots?  Or renders?  I’m rendering the JYou44 dresses now.

And NO, IF you export the mesh first, you don’t get those horrid distortions.

Actually I’m interested in both…particurly renders of the skirt mesh so I can see what the meh looks like.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Jyou44 Dress 4 modelled by Jenna smile

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Posted: 12 February 2013 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Jyou44s dress 6… forgot to add materials, but here be it.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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And finally, here is Jyou44’s Dress 5

I do NOT ever use Victoria 4, by the way.  I’ve only ever loaded the figure when I have problems getting a pose file to work with GenX…  All my renders are with Genesis.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Very nice tutorial!

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Posted: 12 February 2013 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks…looks good.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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It’s a good method!  Thank you for sharing it. grin

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Posted: 13 February 2013 03:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Very useful grin
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Posted: 13 February 2013 07:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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big up for you Wancow, the thread is bookmarked and i’ll check your method tonight after workday… sounds good

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Posted: 13 February 2013 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Oh well done wancow. Great tutorial. Will have to try this out.grin

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Posted: 13 February 2013 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Very well done. Excellent and clear instructions on how to do this. Thank you for sharing this information with us. grin

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