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Posted: 08 June 2012 10:07 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Is there any way to make a low poly count base to make model clothes on for M4, V4, and K4?  I hate having a large poly count item and trying to make clothes to fit it. I want like a one piece body (not sure this is possible) while I practice.  I hope someone can understand me, its been a crazy night!!  Thanks smile

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Posted: 08 June 2012 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think I understand what you’re saying but it doesn’t make sense. If you make something to fit a low poly character it won’t fit the high poly version of that character.

Take a simple cube and make a shirt to fit it, then subdivide the cube and see how it fits.

The only other way I can thing you mean isn’t possible. Edges don’t bend like string, they go from one point to the next in a straight line.

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Posted: 09 June 2012 12:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I think I understand what you are getting at - M4, V4 and Genesis come in low-poly versions with very little change in shape, which are fine for fitting clothing.  If you didn’t get them free with your original content, or want make some other low-poly figures get hold of the free MeshLab - this does a pretty good job of decimating down to under 50% of original poly count without much loss of detail.

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Posted: 09 June 2012 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Cool, I have had M4 and V4 from the start, where would they be in the runtimes or is it a different installer?  Thanks so much smile

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Posted: 09 June 2012 01:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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That would depend on your system and how you installed your content - mine are in C\Users Documents\Daz3D\Studio\My Library\Runtime\Geometries\Daz People\blMilMan_m4b_LOD and bl_MilWom_v4b_LOD

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Posted: 09 June 2012 02:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There used to be a product called the Developer Kit or something like that. It achieved the poly reduction by elininating the head hands & feet. The rest of the torso was exactly the same.

Unfortunately its gone now but you could make tour own.

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Posted: 09 June 2012 02:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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ty that is what I needed to know the lod part smile tysm!

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Posted: 09 June 2012 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Pleasure - just be aware of Admkirk’s advice - if you are making tight body-fitting clothing, LOD figures may give you some grief with a tight fit

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