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DSON Importer for Poser General Release, Now Available!
Posted: 21 May 2014 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]
Total Posts:  230
Joined  2007-11-12

DAZ 3D is pleased to announce the public version of DSON Importer for Poser, version!

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

The version is a maintenance release and resolves some key issues discovered since the General Release.  In addition to specific fixes, this release is intended to maintain parity with the corresponding DAZ Studio General Release ( where features and/or fixes are common.  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:

- Fixed bulge support
- Fixed an issue with ancestors affecting child bones correctly
- Optimized ancestors affecting children bones
- Fixed subdivision UVs
- Fixed an issue with loosing HD detail on seam edges when a Geo-Grafting figure is fit to the target figure
- Added pre-install script handling of cross-sku package conflicts in Install Manager

DSON Importer for Poser shares code with the DAZ Studio core, and so it is built every time DAZ Studio is built.  Sometimes that means a build doesn’t have anything that should directly affect how the importer operates (i.e. additions, tweaks, fixes that don’t affect reading, writing, geometry, etc) but is part of the shared core, while other times it means something in the shared portion of code does affect it, or something specific to the importer in an unshared portion of code.  Regardless, it gets built so that we can keep them synchronized, as that helps us (and you) keep track of which versions of the importer are intended to support content made in a particular version of DAZ Studio; assuming a given feature is supported.

The last two numbers in the version (i.e. 1.1.x.x) of DSON Importer for Poser will generally be the same as the current version of DAZ Studio.  There can be exceptions, but they will typically stay in sync.  If Install Manager tells you that there is an update, the version it provides is the current one, and thus the one you should be using to ensure the best compatibility with content in the DSON format.

Has the Genesis Starter Essentials, or the Genesis 2 Female Starter Essentials, content packages been updated too?

No, the “Genesis Starter Essentials” and the “Genesis 2 Starter Essentials” packages provided with the product have NOT been updated beyond what is currently available.

*Note: Install Manager users are notified of product updates when they occur.

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, 10/Pro 2014. Poser 9 and 10 are only 32 bit, while Poser Pro 2012 and Pro 2014 offer 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

Posted: 22 May 2014 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Total Posts:  89
Joined  2004-05-09

I needed to select the approrpiate filters in Install Manager, before I got my notification. So I suggest users check their Filters setting inside Install Manager, and then they can see whether they need the update or not.

Posted: 15 July 2014 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Joined  2004-04-19

just wondering…subdivision on props are not working?
mesh resolution is high on level 1 in DS, I made Poser CF for prop and when I open in Poser, there is no option for mesh resolution and set it in DSON script also not working…

Posted: 06 September 2014 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Total Posts:  150
Joined  2003-10-09

I have never used DSON and now I am working in PoserPro 2014 would like to try. Is there a clear simple tutorial available to walk me through its ins and outs?

Posted: 06 September 2014 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Here is the DSON Wiki page


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Posted: 06 September 2014 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The user guide for the DSON Importer is here:



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