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Posted: 28 December 2013 10:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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That looks like it has potential but I’ve been burned before on older products in DAZ3d’s library that don’t work they way it advertises in newer versions.  Do you have it on your system?  Does it work for you?  Would you mind showing me a render using it? 

I was reading the promotional material and it says it was designed back in the DAZ 3/2 days which to me sends up a warning flag.  The other thing is that whenever you start getting into layers, it tends to slow the renders down to a crawl and I’m not going to wait 5 hours just because the shader layer added a little dirt.

What is your experience?  Are you using DAZ Studio 4.6?

Thanks in advance for your thought and input.

DAZ Studio 4.6.1.39, Grime shaders on Streetwear Jeans, from left to right Clean, Dirty, Grimy and Flithy. This just touches what can be done… Time to render? On my PC less than 1 minute.

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LOL… So you made a sale and I went and bought the package and of course it doesn’t come with any details to tell me how to find the things in my catalog.

http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/10541/start

Any chance you can tell me where it downloaded to so I can actually find it and use it?  Sorry but I’ve got so many things in my catalog that unless the documentation tells me where to find it.. I have to search for it… Its not in “Shaders”  :(

A lot of artists who create tiling texture-based shaders as opposed to writing new shaders (like AoA’s SSS and metalized glass) put them in Shader Presets.  Marieah I think does this.  It’s not a quality judgment, but a difference in method and type.

I still can’t find the products that I purchased.  It’s not in Shaders or Shader Preset folders.

This is a excellent demonstration as to why I don’t like outdated versions… I mean, I’ve paid money for a product that downloaded and I can’t find in my run time.  It’s not like I can get a refund… I just have a product that I can’t find and can’t use and nobody that knows where it went… Now I’m guessing that if I search through folder by folder in my “Poser Formats”/“My Library” I’ll eventually find it under one of the catagories in that filing system since it is an older product… but where?  Since DAZ doesn’t tell me on the info, I have no way of knowing and this is just they type of thing that pisses my off and why I never trust older products you guys sell.

Who knows where I can find it?  Where is it in your runtime?

When will DAZ fix this so other people don’t keep having the same issue.

It’s in DAZ Studio Formats > Shaders > Hybrid Grunge.  If you use DIM, right-click on the item on the Installed tab and select “Show Installed Files”.  There’s also a readme installed with the product in the ReadMe’s folder.

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Posted: 28 December 2013 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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I’d like to see in the scene tab: the character morph, skin texture, etc.. shown under the Generic character name( As of now it only shows Victoria, Olympia…).

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Posted: 28 December 2013 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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I’d like to see in the scene tab: the character morph, skin texture, etc.. shown under the Generic character name( As of now it only shows Victoria, Olympia…).

Totally seconding this.

It’s great in somewhere like Second Life, because you can sometimes think, “Hmm, that’s a pretty good outfit/whatever combination,” then glance down on the right tab and see which skin, eyes, etcetera, you’re using. Let’s you commit them to memory a lot easier.

Perhaps something you can click on which gives you an at-a-glance read-out of the appearance properties for whatever you’ve selected, along with any alterations you’ve made to the base figure (if it’s a character).

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Posted: 29 December 2013 12:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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That looks like it has potential but I’ve been burned before on older products in DAZ3d’s library that don’t work they way it advertises in newer versions.  Do you have it on your system?  Does it work for you?  Would you mind showing me a render using it? 

I was reading the promotional material and it says it was designed back in the DAZ 3/2 days which to me sends up a warning flag.  The other thing is that whenever you start getting into layers, it tends to slow the renders down to a crawl and I’m not going to wait 5 hours just because the shader layer added a little dirt.

What is your experience?  Are you using DAZ Studio 4.6?

Thanks in advance for your thought and input.

DAZ Studio 4.6.1.39, Grime shaders on Streetwear Jeans, from left to right Clean, Dirty, Grimy and Flithy. This just touches what can be done… Time to render? On my PC less than 1 minute.

Click for full size.

LOL… So you made a sale and I went and bought the package and of course it doesn’t come with any details to tell me how to find the things in my catalog.

http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/10541/start

Any chance you can tell me where it downloaded to so I can actually find it and use it?  Sorry but I’ve got so many things in my catalog that unless the documentation tells me where to find it.. I have to search for it… Its not in “Shaders”  :(

A lot of artists who create tiling texture-based shaders as opposed to writing new shaders (like AoA’s SSS and metalized glass) put them in Shader Presets.  Marieah I think does this.  It’s not a quality judgment, but a difference in method and type.

I still can’t find the products that I purchased.  It’s not in Shaders or Shader Preset folders.

This is a excellent demonstration as to why I don’t like outdated versions… I mean, I’ve paid money for a product that downloaded and I can’t find in my run time.  It’s not like I can get a refund… I just have a product that I can’t find and can’t use and nobody that knows where it went… Now I’m guessing that if I search through folder by folder in my “Poser Formats”/“My Library” I’ll eventually find it under one of the catagories in that filing system since it is an older product… but where?  Since DAZ doesn’t tell me on the info, I have no way of knowing and this is just they type of thing that pisses my off and why I never trust older products you guys sell.

Who knows where I can find it?  Where is it in your runtime?

When will DAZ fix this so other people don’t keep having the same issue.

It’s in DAZ Studio Formats > Shaders > Hybrid Grunge.  If you use DIM, right-click on the item on the Installed tab and select “Show Installed Files”.  There’s also a readme installed with the product in the ReadMe’s folder.

Strange but it didn’t highlight as a new download.  Found it.  Thank you.

I did a test render on this Selene V4 dress and it worked perfectly… so thank you everybody for your help and patience.  I would still like to see older files get updated so that when we purchase these things they come with clear instructions on where to find them.

 

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Posted: 29 December 2013 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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DIM if used has a direct link to the read me and will also LIST the files as installed on your PC. I often check items that way.

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Posted: 29 December 2013 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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Posted: 29 December 2013 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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You can Triax rig M4 in DS4.x Pro.  If you have Poser Pro 2012 or 2014, you can wm M4.  Given that DAZ is now up to M6, I doubt they will even consider it. 

M4’s toast was part of the basic Morph++ package.  You didn’t have to even buy the Starter bundle.  You could have purchased the base model (if you didn’t get it free) and then purchased the Morphs++ pack. 

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Posted: 29 December 2013 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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Jaderail - 29 December 2013 04:07 AM

DIM if used has a direct link to the read me and will also LIST the files as installed on your PC. I often check items that way.

I’m learning that now… there must be an easier way to make sure people get that all important information as to where to find the file they just downloaded…  I don’t see why they don’t just have those very same read me files pop up in the DIM when you push the “I"nformation button when it only brings up blank online pages.

http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/10543/start

How hard would it have been to provide that little tidbit of info online also?

 

 

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Posted: 29 December 2013 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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DIM if used has a direct link to the read me and will also LIST the files as installed on your PC. I often check items that way.

I’m learning that now… there must be an easier way to make sure people get that all important information as to where to find the file they just downloaded…  I don’t see why they don’t just have those very same read me files pop up in the DIM when you push the “I"nformation button when it only brings up blank online pages.

http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/10543/start

How hard would it have been to provide that little tidbit of info online also?

 

 

I don’t use DIM (or smart content) and when I open the ZIP it shows the location to where my files are going, pretty easy IMO. I just went and cleaned up my runtimes and deleted a ton of readmes, so online only works for me, that way I don’t have to view it unless needed..

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Posted: 29 December 2013 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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What I’d like to see is (and this is a runner-up in my book; I did have a cracking idea earlier when I was out and it has escaped my poor little brain!) a new Generation figure akin to Genesis inasmuch as being androgynous, supporting sufficient polygons in the relevant places to allow full and correct basic morphs for Basic Male and Basic Female shapes.  Plus, and this is the biggie!, ONE SET of UV maps.  Just the one.  Not one per ruddy new character produced.  Backward compatibility to G2M/F UV maps/textures would be nice.

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Posted: 29 December 2013 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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SKETCH SHADERS FOR DAZ STUDIO 4.6!

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Posted: 29 December 2013 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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SKETCH SHADERS FOR DAZ STUDIO 4.6!

Did you get this freebie?

http://www.daz3d.com/december-freebies/camera-magic-sketchcam-basic

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Posted: 29 December 2013 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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That looks like it has potential but I’ve been burned before on older products in DAZ3d’s library that don’t work they way it advertises in newer versions.  Do you have it on your system?  Does it work for you?  Would you mind showing me a render using it? 

I was reading the promotional material and it says it was designed back in the DAZ 3/2 days which to me sends up a warning flag.  The other thing is that whenever you start getting into layers, it tends to slow the renders down to a crawl and I’m not going to wait 5 hours just because the shader layer added a little dirt.

What is your experience?  Are you using DAZ Studio 4.6?

Thanks in advance for your thought and input.

DAZ Studio 4.6.1.39, Grime shaders on Streetwear Jeans, from left to right Clean, Dirty, Grimy and Flithy. This just touches what can be done… Time to render? On my PC less than 1 minute.

Click for full size.

LOL… So you made a sale and I went and bought the package and of course it doesn’t come with any details to tell me how to find the things in my catalog.

http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/10541/start

Any chance you can tell me where it downloaded to so I can actually find it and use it?  Sorry but I’ve got so many things in my catalog that unless the documentation tells me where to find it.. I have to search for it… Its not in “Shaders”  :(

A lot of artists who create tiling texture-based shaders as opposed to writing new shaders (like AoA’s SSS and metalized glass) put them in Shader Presets.  Marieah I think does this.  It’s not a quality judgment, but a difference in method and type.

I still can’t find the products that I purchased.  It’s not in Shaders or Shader Preset folders.

This is a excellent demonstration as to why I don’t like outdated versions… I mean, I’ve paid money for a product that downloaded and I can’t find in my run time.  It’s not like I can get a refund… I just have a product that I can’t find and can’t use and nobody that knows where it went… Now I’m guessing that if I search through folder by folder in my “Poser Formats”/“My Library” I’ll eventually find it under one of the catagories in that filing system since it is an older product… but where?  Since DAZ doesn’t tell me on the info, I have no way of knowing and this is just they type of thing that pisses my off and why I never trust older products you guys sell.

Who knows where I can find it?  Where is it in your runtime?

When will DAZ fix this so other people don’t keep having the same issue.

For me they are in the Shaders folder under Hybrid Grunge, since I bought the bundle.

They are Studio only, so they won’t be in a Poser-style runtime—although there will be a folder in the textures folder for the shaders to draw on.

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Posted: 29 December 2013 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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A real person jumping out of my HD to explain things that I don’t understand…....that looks like Johnny Depp tall boots and all…that’s what I want to see in 2014…LOL Trish

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Posted: 30 December 2013 02:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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I would like to see plugins for the major 3D applications (preferably Cinema4D), so that you can pose the DAZ figures inside of them natively and with proper deformations. I know its quite the request but I have been looking for something like this since I started out with V4+M4 years ago.

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