Its alright guys. I thank you for all the help and advice but its just not working out. I spent a very long day and most of the night just trying to get items to install. Sometimes they did. Sometimes they didn’t. Sometimes they did and then, mysteriously, uninstalled and had to be reinstalled. I ran into every conceivable problem along the way, just trying to set figures up. Key shaping tools are not included in the genesis shaping bundle. I found the sea of tabs frustrating as there were tabs on the left, tabs on the right, tabs up above and swapping between them reset tools that I had undocked because I guess some people want seperate docking settings for each tab, though I’ll never fathom why. When I finally got some of the new clothes I bought to show up and applied them, my rather robust system became lagged and, after posing the figure meticulously, the clothing decided to simply fall apart at the shoulders. That was really the last straw.
For me, ds3 is streamlined and swift, I can plop out figures, clothes, hair, textures in seconds and start spending my real time posing as I desire -with no problems. To me, simpler is always better. Its why I shied away from poser in favor of daz in the first place. Like photoshop, I appreciated the simple, no frills design. I’m sad to see it become so convoluted in ds 4.5. I definitely see the benefits of the genesis system and I really like the zippy fast rendering capabilities of ds4.5 but, as it stands, its a black hole of time that could be spent on my art but is instead spent on just trying to make things work.
I have requested a refund for the genesis materials and will use ds 4.5 as a rendering engine, maybe. But for now, I just won’t be going back to use it to compose and pose, and I will not be using Genesis. I’m saddened to feel my connection to daz slimming as I accrue the last of the m4 items and scenery that I haven’t gotten to yet, knowing I won’t be buying much of anything new. Maybe ds5 and genesis 2.0 will wow me. Until then, I will stick with ds 3x and m/v 4 -and remain galadriel.
Peace my friends.