So, I’m just wondering:
Weren’t we supposed to be able to view and apply Materials from the Daz Studio library for Genesis goods? It’s kind of frustrating that often the clothes and whatnot don’t load with any textures on them - and yet the materials folder is blank in Carrara. Yes, I know that you can perform the stuff in DS and make a new duf - and I will if I must. I was just under the impression that this stuff was going to be working in our last build.
I am also finding a lot of frustrated folks out there where clothing made to work with Genesis 2 Female doesn’t always fit. Autofit is really hit and miss, too - and in some cases with crash Carrara outright.
This is not just a Gen 2 Fem issue either. It would be really nice if there was, somehow, a way that auto-fit could add some scaling dials to the mesh that expands or contracts the mesh according to the intelligent mesh transformation dictates. For example; since the auto-fit routine already knows to shape the chest with breast shapes and such, it should also know which directions would expand that part of the mesh.
I have finally tried removing topology protection to expand a mesh where poke through was - and it worked - even though I had to guess because the part was no longer touching the figure when I entered into modeling mode. Personally - I won’t have a problem working this way - but I know that others will simply not find this acceptable.
I’m not really in a huge hurry to see this thing being an official release if these problems still exist - yet I sympathize the difficulty of the issues.
I think it would be a wise move to incorporate this list of new features to the manual, at the very least.
Without using Genesis at all, this new version of Carrara is by far my favorite. I really like Genesis and Genesis 2, too. But there are a few things that really need to be fixed/finished. I really like all of the hard work you’ve put into this. Would be really nice for you folks if Genesis (including the handling of material assignments from the browser, etc., and perhaps hiding directories that won’t work for anything(?)) works as it should. When people buy a dress or a bikini specifically for a given figure - a figure that makes it’s name by being able to morph into many different things - they want it to fit without poke through. Perhaps the ‘fitting’ routine can be adjusted?
Funny thing is, not long ago poke through was just a common thing that people had to deal with. It was a big PITA. Generation 4 really changed all of that and spoiled the heck out of me. The ease of editing the generation 4 figures and their accessories within Carrara is what got me to NEED Carrara in the first place. Too bad that Genesis is making Carrara less of an advantage. Well - I haven’t seen the build you guys have!
Anyways, Cheers and good luck.
Screw luck… use the force. I have faith, my friends