I don’t know if this is the right place to ask this question but here goes. Tell me if I need to take it elsewhere.
Is Daz/Optitex the only dynamic rendering engine available in DS? Reason I ask is that it does not support .obj only apparently Optitex proprietary files. So this eliminates making clothes with Marvelous Designer and executing dynamic simulations with them in DS. Only stuff available are some freebies and some marketplace items. The pricing for the Optitex creation suite seems to be mysterious and one has to get a price from a sales rep - I was quoted $700 per month today. Needless to say that puts making clothes in Optitex out of the question.
Does anyone have information that contradicts this. I am actually really annoyed because I bought the dynamic cloth plugin and did not realize that it tied one to proprietary product only produced on a very expensive platform. Never occurred that .obj would not be supported. I can easily do this workflow - create cloth in MD - export to Poser - simulate dynamically in Poser.
I was really impressed with DS 4.5 which I just started using this week - LuxRender and Garibaldi hair being standouts from Poser. But without self created dynamic cloth - it’s a dead end for me.
Am I wrong in my conclusions? - I want to be. I would like to transfer to DS but as is I won’t be staying and have wasted a couple of hundred on plugins and content. And the library nightmare with downloading content is incredibly confusing in DS. But if the rest was OK I could learn to live with that.