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Posted: 15 June 2012 11:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but is the Auto-Fit tool the button on the right side under parameters, under “Misc”, that reads “Fit to”? To clarify, I’ve downloaded a few items of clothing (“Freebies”) that I guess are made for V4. My issue looks a bit like this:


Am I doing something wrong? Is there another way to use Auto-Fit? My AF plugin is active, so I don’t know what’s going on. By the way, apologies if that last image breaks any rules. I tried to block it out, but it also blocked out the problem I was having with the dress.

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Posted: 15 June 2012 11:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Another thing I’ve tried, is with the dress selected, I’ll go to Edit > Object > Rigging > Convert Prop to figure. The CPTF box comes up and Root Bone Name is labeled “hip”. Under rigging type, I will check “Parametric Joint Parameters”, accept, and what I get is a dress with no texture that ALMOST fits, but not quite.

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Posted: 15 June 2012 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, Fit to is what triggers autofit.  The problem here is this is a Poser dynamic dress, not a conforming item.  You’re on the right track, using “Convert Prop to Figure”, but you want TriAx rigging, not Parametric.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 04:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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fixmypcmike - 15 June 2012 11:40 PM

Yes, Fit to is what triggers autofit.  The problem here is this is a Poser dynamic dress, not a conforming item.  You’re on the right track, using “Convert Prop to Figure”, but you want TriAx rigging, not Parametric.


Thank you for that. It’s good to know I was heading in the right direction, though (I was actually just guessing). I will try the TriAx rigging and see what I get.


As to the dress being a Poser dynamic item, when I’m looking at these things (free or not), how do I know whether it is conforming or not? A lot of times, I just see a description of the item with a download button. Is there a way I can tell after I download it?

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Posted: 16 June 2012 04:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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If the maker fails to specify the only possible clue is the format - a dress or other item that covers multiple body parts in a pp2 fiel will geenrally be Poser dynamic clothing. However, an item that doesn’t need to bend, such as a hat, may be in a .pp2 and be usable in DAZ Studio so you can’t simply dismiss everything that comes in that form. Anything that says it needs the Poser Cloth Room is also dynamic.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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What type of file should I look for if I want something that will bend and conform?

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Posted: 16 June 2012 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You would look for a Cr2 file. The Cr2 is stored in the character folder under Poser - Runtime - libraries - character.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 07:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Okay, thank you.  grin I’ll be on the lookout for that type of file. Now as I said, I’ve been looking at “freebies”, and I think that may be part of the problem, since I don’t know what I’m getting. When I get some extra cash, I could get some of the stuff straight out of the Daz shop. I take it all those items will work with auto-fit? I’d like to focus on things made for Genesis, but I’d also like some things made for V4. I’m hoping the AF will work on those items I get from the shop.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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AutoFit works on all conforming clothes. All Poser clothing freebies that are figure Cr2 files and not a prop pp2 file will work with AutoFit smile

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Posted: 16 June 2012 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Puntomaus - 16 June 2012 07:44 AM

AutoFit works on all conforming clothes. All Poser clothing freebies that are figure Cr2 files and not a prop pp2 file will work with AutoFit smile

Assuming, of course, that they are for a supported figure.

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Posted: 16 June 2012 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yep. grin

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