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Genesis to Poser .CR2 Competition
Posted: 22 July 2012 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 136 ]
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Thank you for checking this for me WimvdB, much appreciated.

As to the results, to borrow a phrase I saw and liked in a thread on Rendo, at least it wasn’t just an external mouse driver error.  smile  Though it does make me a bit sad overall, such is life.

I have had some success with V4>Genesis>Poser, but it has largely been on limited items (Retro Girl Swimsuit, Cut Off Shorts, Some sleeveless tops and T shirts from my free stuff collection)  Overall, male items have converted better, probably in part due to the stylistic limitations of the wardrobe.

In truth, conversion of native Genesis clothing has been just as problematical for different reasons.  Its functionality is so closely tied to Daz Studio features, rather than actual Genesis features that most of it lacks sufficient mesh and movement to work well in Poser after conversion.  There are exceptions, the stuff I have from the 3DU sets comes to mind, seems to behave well .

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Posted: 23 July 2012 01:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 137 ]
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evilgidget - 22 July 2012 02:56 AM

Oh Cliff, don’t be sorry.


Oh, I’m always sorry if I can’t help people - it doesn’t have to be my fault, I’d just rather things ran smoothly.


On which note, I’ve asked my PA Rep about the prizes again and he says he’s going to check with Customer Services to find out what’s happening with the prizes.


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Posted: 23 July 2012 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 138 ]
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Quick update on the prizes:

Customer service says they need email addresses from the winners, the store does not have usernames in a way they can pull up. Once they have those, they can issue the prizes fairly quickly.


So if the winners could PM me their email addresses (presumably the ones you’ve got registered with your DAZ store account) with the subject line “Genesis to Poser Winner”, I’ll report who wants what to DAZ again and start building my spam-address database.


Err, I mean, ah… oh yes, I’ll just report winning to DAZ again. Forget the spam thing. I wouldn’t do that. Too much fat in spam for me anyway, I suspect smile


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Cliff


PS Smells to me like one of those security things - you know, how sites can never tell you what your password is but just reset it because staff don’t have direct access to your account info kind of thing.

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Posted: 23 July 2012 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 139 ]
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PM sent and thanks for the follow up too.

And no worries on things not going smoothly.  Truth is, after more than a year I think we all have come to expect that there isn’t any smooth and easy.  Your efforts have improved many things and mean that I can tinker with G in Poser once in awhile rather just ignoring it altogether, which is a step in the right direction.  Truth is I should probably make it some dynamics just so I have them around for those times.  But in truth, I think I hate trying to UV mapping too much to try that yet. LOL

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Posted: 23 July 2012 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 140 ]
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PM sent

It’s good to be able to get some of the Genesis shapes across - I was really missing getting new items from some venders that at one time I would almost always buy from.
The clothing items are still difficult to deal with and I have no idea why some work and others don’t, having said that I can have problems with the V4WM figure as well but this is more pronounced when the item has been designed for both Genesis and Gen4.
Has anyone attempted to get any of the geografted models across or is that just one step too far….smile

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Posted: 24 July 2012 01:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 141 ]
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But…but… UV mapping should be so much fun! Well, it OUGHT to be! Depends on the software I guess, which has generally been getting better over the years.


I have, you will no doubt be shocked to hear, forwarded the list of winners to DAZ again along with your requested winnings and your email addresses. I’m sad to note that no-one provided their bank details - just how am I ever going to get that holiday in the bahamas? :(


There’s so many variables involved with clothing nowadays… just in the Kids 4 Basicwear there are two different types of “pants” - probably “shorts” and “briefs” that behave differently. One I can get to conform brilliantly, fits the basic child as well as M4 as well as The Gorilla… the other fits the basic child and scrunches up into a ball if you try anything adult. Not just from the same store, or for the same figure, or from the same artist - but actually from the same set. There’s some kind of complicated multi-dimensional matrix of cross-issues whereby if the content creator did THIS and THAT and THE OTHER plus the CR2 exporter does SUCH AND SO and then on top if Poser is able to do SOMETHING ELSE then it works quite well. Throw a monkey spanner in any of the workings though and things get to be harder work :(


Things are getting better - much better from my POV - but a smooth ride still seems to be some distance off yet.


I hope to start seeing signs that you’ve all received your prizes soo… ah, imminently wink


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Posted: 24 July 2012 02:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 142 ]
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Here is another thing I did.
It is using the child plus some additional morphs thrown in. All genesis except the angry V4

Some minor pokethrough corrected with morphbrush.
Using the K4 or V4 clothing is still a problem, so had to rely on adult genesis clothing

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Posted: 24 July 2012 04:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 143 ]
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Nice one WimvdB smile

Rosie D - 23 July 2012 09:35 PM

Has anyone attempted to get any of the geografted models across or is that just one step too far….smile


Ah - I see I skipped over this earlier. AFAIC no-one has actually tried this yet, probably out of fear of blowing up their computer (I don’t have any geographed stuff that I know of). If it works it would, I suspect, be as a complete new figure (in other words, I don’t see how we’d be able to geograft a figure within Poser but it might be possible to export a pre-geografted figure to Poser - just like we need to use DS to add morphs into clothing before exporting them),


It’d be an interesting thing to try though for sure - is anyone up for risking blowing up their PC? wink


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Posted: 24 July 2012 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 144 ]
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Right - where’re these renders using your winnings then? wink


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Posted: 24 July 2012 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 145 ]
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It did not blow up the pc (yet..)
Geocrafted bits come in as conforming figures. They conform ok to the figures, Both for M5 and V5. The base geometry has not changed for genesis. In DS4 the geometry to which the bits attached is invisible/gone. In Poser it is still there.
My first impression is that it does not look too bad at all if you take care that you use exactly the same textures for the hip part of the genital. The overlapping geometry does not seem to cause a problem here.

Apart from the bug in the exporter that the morphs are locked, they actually do work if you use the morphs in the hip (you have to use Clifs unhide script to get these)

Sorry, due to TOS no pictures

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Posted: 24 July 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 146 ]
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Just got the email from daz.  It will take me a while to get things downloaded and installed. I might have to get creative to get everything in one image. smile

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Posted: 24 July 2012 02:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 147 ]
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They come in as conformers eh? Hmmm… oh - and OF COURSE I’ve got a geografting thing - M5’s willy! Though I doubt I even have that installed. Might make a great sci-fi giant worm creature though.


As for excuses about having to get creative… well, that’s what we’re here for!


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Posted: 24 July 2012 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 148 ]
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Cliff Bowman - 24 July 2012 02:13 PM

They come in as conformers eh? Hmmm… oh - and OF COURSE I’ve got a geografting thing - M5’s willy! Though I doubt I even have that installed. Might make a great sci-fi giant worm creature though.

I’m having trouble getting that image out of my head rolleyes so it’s probably just as well that I haven’t got ‘that’ particular ‘item’ in my runtime (yet)!!!!!!

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Posted: 24 July 2012 08:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 149 ]
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Many thanks to Daz and Cliff, both bundles are awaiting downloading now.  Arms and Hands hurt today , so probably not until tomorrow, that is a lot of files. smile

Misc. stuff - UV mapping software is getting better, unfortunately it is like all other software, it is what goes click.  And the only one that went click was the demo for UVLayout.  I’d have to give up quite a bit of content purchasing to afford it, maybe Santa will bring me a copy if I mend my wicked ways this year. lol

I haven’t actually tried to do anything with the geografted stuff, I do have Medolian(sp?) but when I saw it came in as a separate figure, I wasn’t sure how to proceed.

Will try to at least get something done with M5 once I get everything installed and a new export done.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 150 ]
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There, I think I got them all in, from underwear to poses, and yes, the bits too, although you can’t see that because the blue guy is shy. cool grin  Had a lot of fun but my poor computer struggled.


I really like the versatility of the regular guy clothes—I seem to have so much fantasy/scifi stuff for both the guys and girls.

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