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DSON Importer for Poser 1.1.1.17 General Release, Now Available!
Posted: 30 September 2013 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]
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DAZ 3D is pleased to announce the public version of DSON Importer for Poser, version 1.1.1.17!

What is new in this version? Do I need to update my copy?

The 1.1.1.17 version resolves several issues and implements improvements since the 1.1.0.18 General Release. All new downloads of the DSON Importer for Poser product (SKU: 14897) will be of this version. A Change Log with additional information can be viewed online within the Documentation Center portion of our site.

Highlights are:

- Added “Projection Morph” override support; use “Projection Morphs” asset folder in place of “Morphs” with a _proj suffix in file basename for a given morph in “Morphs” to override auto-generated morph projections.
- Updated OpenSubdiv support to 2.0.1.
- Made UVs in OpenSubdiv generated meshes more memory efficient; collapse UVs that are the same.
- Consolidated UVs in subdivision meshes.
- Fixed GeoGrafting figures so that the host figure owns modifications to the shared edge(s).
- Fixed a race condition between update and finalize when vertex edits are present.
- Fixed vertex order in SubDivision surfaces to be consistent between levels.
- FIXED #DS-28 : Added support for Actor/Character and Follower/Wardrobe/Headwear content types to the “Create Poser Companion Files” action.
- Speed improvements to building facet sets from OpenSubdiv.
- Updated IM packages to include Poser Pro 2014 and Poser 10 as possible install destinations.
- Cleaned up OpenSubdiv calculations.
- Fixed #50504: Changed how bulge values get set.
- Fixed #DSON-4: Fixed excessive per-conformer load times on Poser 2014 Mac.

Have the Genesis Starter Essentials and/or the Genesis 2 Female Starter Essentials content packages been updated?


No, the Genesis Starter Essentials content has NOT been updated. But YES, the Genesis 2 Female Starter Essentials content HAS been updated.

How do I get the latest version?

If you have previously added the DSON Importer for Poser product to your account, launch Install Manager, log into your account and type “DSON Importer for Poser” into the filter field to filter out anything else.  Then simply download and install as you would normally.

Optionally, you can locate, download and install DSON Importer for Poser from the Product Library [once you are logged into your account] by entering “DSON Importer for Poser” into the text field near the top left of the page and clicking the “Filter” button, or by clicking here. Then, simply click the green “download & install” button to launch Install Manager with an appropriate filter or click the blue “download” button to download the standalone installer.

If this is your first time downloading DSON Importer for Poser, simply follow this link, click the “Add to Cart” button on the page and then follow the checkout process.

*Note: This General Release version is available through Install Manager as well as a standalone installer.

Can I have the General Release and the BETA installed at the same time?

The simple answer is… You should only have one version of the DSON Importer for Poser installed at a time.

The more complicated answer is yes, but you can only have one version of DSON Importer for Poser installed per installation of Poser 9/Pro 2012. Poser 9 is only 32 bit, while Poser Pro 2012 offers the ability to install both a 32 bit version and a 64 bit version.

Is there any documentation?

Yes, documentation is located here. Within the User Guide section, you will find information relating to:

- Installation and Requirements
- Using the DSON Importer for Poser
- Converting Content for use with the DSON Importer for Poser

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Posted: 15 October 2013 04:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I can’t remember if I installed it.  Is there a way to tell from within poser, which version of the dson importer is installed?

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Posted: 15 October 2013 08:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Recent versions have a version number in the Scripts > DSON Importer > Importer Preferences… dialog.

-Rob

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Posted: 15 October 2013 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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yep found it. thanks.

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Posted: 15 October 2013 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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rbtwhiz - 15 October 2013 08:41 AM

Recent versions have a version number in the Scripts > DSON Importer > Importer Preferences… dialog.

-Rob

When I did that I get this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File “C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\Poser Pro 2012\Runtime\Python\poserScripts\ScriptsMenu\DSON Support\Importer Preferences….py”, line 2, in <module>
  import dson;
ImportError: No module named dson

 

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Posted: 15 October 2013 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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DAZ_BHowell - 30 September 2013 11:09 AM

- Fixed #DSON-4: Fixed excessive per-conformer load times on Poser 2014 Mac.

Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you Rob and Spooky and BH and everyone else I don’t know of who might have been involved: thank you, thank you, thank you.
*bounces with glee* Working beautifully—thank you!

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Posted: 15 October 2013 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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surreality - 15 October 2013 06:07 PM

Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you Rob and Spooky and BH and everyone else I don’t know of who might have been involved: thank you, thank you, thank you.
*bounces with glee* Working beautifully—thank you!

You’re very welcome.  I’ll be sure to pass it along to Chris and Ammon.

-Rob

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Posted: 15 October 2013 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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zaintc - 15 October 2013 04:56 PM
rbtwhiz - 15 October 2013 08:41 AM

Recent versions have a version number in the Scripts > DSON Importer > Importer Preferences… dialog.

-Rob

When I did that I get this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File “C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\Poser Pro 2012\Runtime\Python\poserScripts\ScriptsMenu\DSON Support\Importer Preferences….py”, line 2, in <module>
  import dson;
ImportError: No module named dson

How did you install? With the standalone installer, or Install Manager?

Which version of Windows is this?

Did you install the correct bit architecture (i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit) for the version of Poser installed to?

Is the Importer Preferences script the only one that produces the error?

Has it done this since you originally installed it, or is this a new behavior?

-Rob

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Posted: 15 October 2013 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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DSON_Importer_for_Poser_1.1.1.17_Win64
Windows 7 64bit
Standalone install
Not sure if anything else causing errors, I only use that function

I had it working before and then I upgraded from Poser 2012 to 2014, thats when it went wrong, went back to 2012. I could not see DSON load on 2014, now not at all

Thanks in advance

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Posted: 16 October 2013 04:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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This version of the DSON importer seems to run faster as the previous one
There are a few problems however.

The installer does not run correctly from DIM (cannot find poser) but does work correctly when you install manually by copying the files directly to the poser install folder

Transfer Active morphs does not work correctly if you dial in morphs after you have added clothing. If you delete the clothing and add and conform it again, it works correctly.

Applying a pose causes poke through and transfer active morphs does not seem to fix it (but that may be a limitation of the DSON implementation or Poser). Morph brush fixes it easily

After working with the figure a while (adding morphs, clothing, hair and adding props), the poses are no longer working correctly: The lower body part is correct, but the upper body part seems to take a completely different pose. See attached picture.
This happens with all the V6 poses. V4 poses seem to work fine
This does not happen when you load a new v6 in a new scene and apply the poses

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Posted: 16 October 2013 09:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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zaintc - 15 October 2013 10:48 PM

DSON_Importer_for_Poser_1.1.1.17_Win64
Windows 7 64bit
Standalone install
Not sure if anything else causing errors, I only use that function

I had it working before and then I upgraded from Poser 2012 to 2014, thats when it went wrong, went back to 2012. I could not see DSON load on 2014, now not at all

Thanks in advance

The DSON module is used in every case that you load DSON based content… not just the scripts in the menu… so when you say that you “only use that function” (referring, I presume, to the Importer Preferences), do you mean that you are unable to use any functionality that the package provides?  Or do you literally mean that the only function you’ve tried since reverting to Poser Pro 2012 is the Importer Preferences and this is the result you get?

You say that it was working before, in Poser Pro 2012, and then you upgraded.to 2014… which is when it stopped working.  Did you re-install the importer, directing the installer to the installation of 2014 when you did that?  There are files that need to be in specific locations within the application’s folder/file structure for it to work.

What do you mean by “went back to 2012”?  Did you leave it installed and just start using it again… or did you go through the process of installing it again?  If you re-installed it… did you install the service releases again?  Did you re-install the importer?  Did you manually move files around, possibly not moving everything you should have?

The files you should have installed… to whichever version of Poser (9, 2012, 10, 2014) you are using… are:

- /Runtime/Geometries/DAZ 3D/DSON/subdnull.obj
- /Runtime/Python/addons/dson/__init__.py
- /Runtime/Python/addons/dson/boost_python-vc100-mt-1_50.dll
- /Runtime/Python/addons/dson/dzdsonimporter.pyd
- /Runtime/Python/addons/dson/DzDSONIO.dll
- /Runtime/Python/addons/dson/QtCore4.dll
- /Runtime/Python/poserScripts/ScriptsMenu/DSON Support/Importer Preferences….py
- /Runtime/Python/poserScripts/ScriptsMenu/DSON Support/SubDivision/Set SubDivision Level 0.py
- /Runtime/Python/poserScripts/ScriptsMenu/DSON Support/SubDivision/Set SubDivision Level 1.py
- /Runtime/Python/poserScripts/ScriptsMenu/DSON Support/SubDivision/Set SubDivision OFF.py
- /Runtime/Python/poserScripts/ScriptsMenu/DSON Support/Transfer Active Morphs.py

You need to install the importer that is compatible with the bit architecture of the application, not [necessarily] your operating system.  Just because your OS is 64-bit doesn’t mean the application is.  The fact that you are on Windows 7 64-bit combined with the path in the error starting with “C:\Program Files\...” suggests that this is the 64-bit version of Poser Pro 2012 we’re talking about; as the 32-bit version would be in “C:\Program Files (x86)\...” by default.

I know these questions can seem pretty basic depending on your level of familiarity, but I can’t assume anything because these are the types of things that can cause what you are seeing.

-Rob

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Posted: 16 October 2013 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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WimvdB - 16 October 2013 04:42 AM

The installer does not run correctly from DIM (cannot find poser) but does work correctly when you install manually by copying the files directly to the poser install folder

Install Manager doesn’t “find” Poser, you have to tell it where Poser is located.  You do that from the Settings dialog.  The settings dialog is accessed by clicking the gear/cog icon in the upper right corner of the main window.  Adding an application is done on the Applications page, by clicking the “+” button and choosing the application, version and bit architecture, and then choosing the installation path of that application in the resulting dialog.  Each of the settings you choose plays a direct part in whether a plugin/add-on/extension for that application will install.

WimvdB - 16 October 2013 04:42 AM

Transfer Active morphs does not work correctly if you dial in morphs after you have added clothing. If you delete the clothing and add and conform it again, it works correctly.

There are enough variables involved here that your description of the problem is too vague to troubleshoot without a bit of experimentation, which I don’t have time for at the moment.  Please submit a support ticket with more detail about the exact steps you are performing, preferably with products in the DAZ store, including what is selected [and when] along with the names of the parameters you are experiencing this with.  We need to be able to replicate it in order to track down what may be causing it.

WimvdB - 16 October 2013 04:42 AM

Applying a pose causes poke through and transfer active morphs does not seem to fix it (but that may be a limitation of the DSON implementation or Poser). Morph brush fixes it easily

If the clothing item depends on the smoothing/collision modifier to correct poke through in DAZ Studio, you are likely to get poke through when that content is used in Poser.  The smoothing/collision modifier is not supported.

WimvdB - 16 October 2013 04:42 AM

After working with the figure a while (adding morphs, clothing, hair and adding props), the poses are no longer working correctly: The lower body part is correct, but the upper body part seems to take a completely different pose. See attached picture.
This happens with all the V6 poses. V4 poses seem to work fine
This does not happen when you load a new v6 in a new scene and apply the poses

If a pose preset that you apply sets values on channels that control the transform channels via ERC (i.e. Pose Controls), and then you apply a pose preset that doesn’t… which also doesn’t restore said pose channels… the pose of the figure will contain remnants of the previous pose.  Pose presets that set the pose of the figure using anything but the transform channels are problematic in this way.  If this is what is happening, it would be the content to blame rather than the importer - the importer simply follows the instructions it is given by the content.

-Rob

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Posted: 16 October 2013 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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OK, you guys are hurting my eyes, lol
What I meant was that I only use Poser to transfer from Daz to open in Cinema 4D
I dont like Poser due to its scroll knobs and I never got into it like I did Daz (for obv. reasons)
Now,
I removed all Poser programs and installed Poser 10/014, DSON Importer
Poser sees the importer, now Daz is giving me this error

Thank you for getting back to me too
Z

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Posted: 16 October 2013 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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What options did you use in the Create Poser Companion Files dialogue? If it’s using the CMS and that isn’t working, or the file doesn’t have an entry, I think you would get that error. There should be an option to convert files, telling DS what type they are rather than using the CMS.

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Posted: 16 October 2013 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I seemed to resolve this problem:
Click the + button in the lower left-hand corner of the Content Library and choose “Material(s) Preset…”
I dont seem to be able to locate DSON folder in Poser

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Posted: 16 October 2013 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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My load times are still excessive. I"m running PP 2014 on mac and the 17 build of DSON.
When I say excessive, if I try and load an outfit, several clothes it can take over 10 minutes - I didn’t time it, but it may have been over 30 mins. it seemed like forever.  Whatever it was, it was too long to fit into my work flow.

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