How can I package a character file

BoorsmanBoorsman Posts: 126
edited December 1969 in The Commons

I'm sorry if the title sounds confusing as apposed to what I'm asking. I have several characters I created. Someday I may want to share them with others. There are also times when I have to restore my computer back to the state it was in when I first purchased it. I don't want to lose my characters when I do this. How can I package them up and create a ZIP file?

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  • RCDescheneRCDeschene Posts: 2,102
    edited June 2012

    Oh God, do I wish to know this myself. I can't COUNT how many times I've had to redo all my characters over due to re-installments and system transfers. :shut:

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,933
    edited December 1969

    Do they use custom morphs, made in a modelling application or with magnets/DForms, or do they use the standard morphs? Are theer custom textures, or do you use textures from another set? Which application are you working in?

  • BoorsmanBoorsman Posts: 126
    edited December 1969

    The characters I created use Moprhs++ from V4, M4, and K4 as well as the base morphs. They use textures from other sets, and I use DS3 Standard. All I would do is save the morphs I dialed to create the character for my own personal use. I would share the dialed morphs for free only if it was permitted. I don't need to save the textures in them. I do save them as Character files within DS3, but I would like to package them up so I can save them on my external hard drive just to make it easier to apply the morphs to a base figure.

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,933
    edited December 1969

    A character preset will save all the unique stuff - morph settings and textures applied. It will work on any system where the required textures and morphs are installed.

  • BoorsmanBoorsman Posts: 126
    edited June 2012

    Thankyou, Richard Haseltine. I was hoping for a way to create a package that I could save somewhere else. I see other people using Morphs++ to create custom characters and then sharing them on sites like ShareCG. My intentions aren't to necessarily to share them with others. I have to restore my computer to its original state, and I was hoping to save all my created characters to my external hard drive so I could delete everything in my Daz runtime instead of using up space on my external hard drive and just start from scratch.. I always have trouble transferring my stuff back into my content after I have to reinstall DAZ. But, if there is no other way, I guess I'll have to try to figure that all out.

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,933
    edited December 1969

    All you need to share a character made with morphs++ is the preset - that will set the dials for the other users, as long as they have the morphs installed (and if they don't they can't get the benefit of them).

  • BoorsmanBoorsman Posts: 126
    edited December 1969

    Thankyou, Richard. Boy, that is simple! And, I just figured out how to zip my saved presets.

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