With the move to Genesis, I was one of the Poser users who cancelled my PC membership and virtually stopped buying at Daz. So I was really pleased when Daz released the DSON scripts for Poser. I downloaded DSON and tried out the free models, then I bought V5 and was very pleased with the results. At the time, a big fanfare was made about how Genesis was now available to Poser users and how products were going to be updated to be compatible. Because of this I bought a lot more Genesis content - most of the “Pro Bundles” - V5, M5, H5, S5, Young Teens etc. I have been pleased with the way that DSON and Genesis work on my machine.
But…it’s now been around 6 months since DSON was released. There are still some major items that haven’t been converted to DSON for Poser. Even worse, there are still products being released that are not Poser-compatible. The ones that spring to mind most readily are:
Genesis Super Suit - Yes, a lot of texture conversion needed but the body suits were well used in previous generations of models and Genesis is missing a lot without this.
Hitomi - This figure seems to be the companion to Hiro now. But not if you use Poser.
Kimberly for Genesis - A recent release, but not compatible with Poser.
Add-on Textures for Real Jeanz for Genesis - Released today, The base model is Poser compatible, but none of the add-on packs are.
I realise that it could be argued that some of these are not Daz original products and it is the decision of the artist making them whether to go the extra mile and make them compatible with Poser. But I don’t hold the artists responsible because all of these products are being sold in the Daz store.
Surely Daz could take some responsibility and convert these products to make them also Poser-compatible. Maybe it’s possible to do it yourself using Daz Studio, but I don’t use that program and I don’t like the idea of paying for a product from Daz and then having to mess around and do the conversion myself - that’s what I pay Daz for when I buy a product here.
Overall, I just can’t help feeling that Daz lured a lot of Poser users back with the release of DSON and assurances that products would be compatible or be made compatible, but now they seem to have forgotten about us again.