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Posted: 08 June 2013 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I been pondering on whether or not I should purchase V5, the though of starting a completely new model (textures, clothing, character set) keeps me from making the leap! Anyone have helpful thoughts on V5. Is there any noticeable advantage’s of using V5 over V4. I use Genesis more the V4 now days, another possible reason to get V5. Many looking for advice or opinions on V5.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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IMO it depends what type of renders you enjoy doing. I started with Genesis, but I’m more into dark and fetish style stuff, which Genesis severely lacks products for so I’ve since went to V4 for those.

If you enjoy fantasy, real-world, sci-fi, etc. then V5 is perfectly fine.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There is always the autofit tool. I don’t have a lot of experience with it, but I have read good things from some that use it, except when it comes to footwear and even then some have found a working way around that also.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Will autofit work for V4 to V5 clothing? It works pretty good for V4 clothing to be used on Genesis.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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snowsnow77 - 08 June 2013 05:18 PM

I been pondering on whether or not I should purchase V5, the though of starting a completely new model (textures, clothing, character set) keeps me from making the leap! Anyone have helpful thoughts on V5. Is there any noticeable advantage’s of using V5 over V4. I use Genesis more the V4 now days, another possible reason to get V5. Many looking for advice or opinions on V5.

Thanks for your help,
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V5 is a much better shape than v4.. Here is a comparison.. V4 and V5 shapes on Genesis. Both can be enhanced with added morph packages, but it depends what base shape you prefer to use. If you want you can even combine the two shapes and form a hybrid, thats the beauty of Genesis:)

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Posted: 08 June 2013 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It works pretty well from what I’ve found. All your V4 and M4 etc skin textures—will—work on Genesis and V5, too. That’s been a big help for me.
The nice thing about Genesis, is that you can use M4 clothing on female figures with reasonably good results. It does take some tweaking, but I’ve
been working on learning how to do it.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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snowsnow77 - 08 June 2013 05:57 PM

Will autofit work for V4 to V5 clothing? It works pretty good for V4 clothing to be used on Genesis.

Not sure what your question is. You can fit V4 clothing to Genesis and they will work on what ever shape is currently dialled. So yes, they will work on V5, if that is what you were asking. V5, M5 etc are all shapes for Genesis, clothing follows Genesis, so if you dial up any of the figure shapes, the clothing will follow them as well.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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With my crappy computer and so much invested in V4, I’ll stick to that for the time being.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 06:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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It’s weird actually. V4 is fine until you use Genesis, then you slowly start to you see just how much better the shaping is as you keep playing with it. Also it bends way better which is the reason I no longer use V4. And most of your V4 investments work fine on G. Except for shoes and some long dresses, but Sickleyields amazing rigging tool really improves the fitting.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I agree with you Zev0, It took a little getting use to, but Genesis is a vast improvement over V4!

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Posted: 08 June 2013 07:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Zev0 - 08 June 2013 06:39 PM

It’s weird actually. V4 is fine until you use Genesis, then you slowly start to you see just how much better the shaping is as you keep playing with it. Also it bends way better which is the reason I no longer use V4. And most of your V4 investments work fine on G. Except for shoes and some long dresses, but Sickleyields amazing rigging tool really improves the fitting.

And long sleeves. It can tend to mangle those as well.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Vaskania - 08 June 2013 05:19 PM

II’m more into dark and fetish style .

Me too:))

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Posted: 08 June 2013 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I’m sticking with V4 for now. I don’t think V5 competes.
That said, V5 Pro Pack and S5 Pro Pack are on sale.

If I had the spare money, even I would pick both up.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Zev0 - 08 June 2013 06:39 PM

It’s weird actually. V4 is fine until you use Genesis, then you slowly start to you see just how much better the shaping is as you keep playing with it. Also it bends way better which is the reason I no longer use V4. And most of your V4 investments work fine on G. Except for shoes and some long dresses, but Sickleyields amazing rigging tool really improves the fitting.

Amen.  It took me a while to take the Genesis plunge, but once I did the poor Gen 4 characters got moved to the back of the runtimes and only come out when it’s time to GenX something.  There are a lot of after-market morphs now to make V4 bend better, but compared to Gen5, it’s like watching a wannabe dancer next to a pro at the top of her game.  And needless to say, with the right morphs and dial-spinning, Genesis can look like every range of the human spectrum and quite a bit beyond… all while wearing the same outfits and using the same poses I already had for both Gen 4 AND Gen 3, plus it actually takes up less space.  Pretty amazing.

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Posted: 08 June 2013 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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snowsnow77 - 08 June 2013 05:18 PM

I been pondering on whether or not I should purchase V5, the though of starting a completely new model (textures, clothing, character set) keeps me from making the leap! Anyone have helpful thoughts on V5. Is there any noticeable advantage’s of using V5 over V4. I use Genesis more the V4 now days, another possible reason to get V5. Many looking for advice or opinions on V5.

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Frankly, my top 3 favorite new textures for genesis female use v4 UVs. Clothing seems a constant problem when I have v5 dialed, particularly in the shoes. Her body shape is ok, but really, at least for now, she’s thoroughly unnecessary .

Your mileage may vary

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Posted: 09 June 2013 12:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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OKAY, first of all, with Genesis, you are NOT totally starting over. If you want to take the plunge with Genesis, i recommend a few things. First, get the generation shapes. Next get the GenX tool so you can use all of you gen 3 and gen 4 shapes on Genesis.  Lastly, get Sickle yield morphing tool kit for converting clothing MUCH MUCH better than autofit.

Clothing converts very well with SY’s conversion helper.  I use Gen3 and Gen4 textures on Genesis all the time- just make sure you change the UV set to match.  You can mix and match textures too- for example- I use V4 texture, with a gen3 eye texture, with a Genesis V5 reflection and Hitomi eyelash. All possible! smile Just on each surface select the correct UV. smile  With GenX, i can use any of my older Gen3 and Gen4 shapes on Genesis, and mix and match endlessly.  It’s pure bliss!!!

“Fixing” autofit with SY’s conversion templates made clothing conversions actually somewhat useful, and i even rig clothes from other figures (such as Cookie, or Michelle, Or posette, or whatever) for Genesis using the SY and transfer set up tools.  V5, or any of them…. they arent’ “completely new models” but rather, add-ons for what you already have. That’s the beauty of Genesis in a nutshell!

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