Cliff, I followed the link to your product page but noticed the comment about DS 4.5 and using dson to import genesis into DS. Will dson create a .cr2 for genesis? Not being able to use Mimic Pro with genesis is the main reason I haven’t been using genesis in my animations.
Hi jaebea. When I first looked at how well the Genesis stuff worked in Poser using DAZ’s DSON importer, I was so blown away by the improvements that I nearly pulled that product, which is just a tutorial to make the .CR2 exporter built into DAZ Studio 4 a bit easier to follow/understand and perhaps improve the quality of the results with some hints, tips, and python scripts. However, once it became apparent (mostly because people told me!) that the DSON importer didn’t cover every situation equally, I felt it best to put up that comment that I believe the DSON importer is best for the vast majority of situations, but leave the tut available for anyone who needs or even just wants to use the .CR2 exporter but can’t struggle their way through it without (or want my “helper” scripts).
I have now tried a DSON-created .CR2 file - raw, as it were (without my tampering with it at all) and it seems that MIMIC 3 Pro does a surprisingly good job of interpreting Genesis despite the degree to which MIMIC is, ah, old code :( It’s obviously old but gold code! I’m amazed, frankly, at how well it does without having access to the DSON plugin code from DAZ.
There are a couple of “gotyas” that I’ve noticed, beyond the obvious that the whole body won’t be animateable in MIMIc (using either workflow),
1) you need to tell it to ignore subdnull.obj - there is no such .obj file.
2) You need to locate a previously exported Genesis .obj file with when it asks for one t- because saving to a .cr2 library within Poser doesn’t create one.
Otherwise - it looks remarkably good, even changing between different characters (I only tried a couple, but “Girl 4” is pretty extreme). And it would be possible to edit the .CR2 and filenames to prevent those hassles, for repeated use, I am sure.
Thanks for making me put the work in to test this route rather than just assume that the DSON could would be necessary! I’m amazed no-one has before now :(