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Posted: 28 September 2012 11:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 211 ]
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It crashed and I have filed a bug report.

Tired and going to bed.  Our rain has started and we’re supposed to get 4 inches.  I’ll post more in the morning.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 09:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 212 ]
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Hi dear, I’ve talked with everyone, we just can not come up with a reason for this. Have you tried installing DS4.5 again? It might be the only way to see if it’s DS or your PC.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 213 ]
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No, but I can reinstall 4.5.  I don’t think it’s DAZ or the PC.  I think I changed something and messed it up.  It was working for me and now it’s not.

Haven’t heard anything back about it crashing last night.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 214 ]
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I have no idea what I did to break Studio, nor do I know how I fixed.  I do know it was USER ERROR.  This time I went back to a new scene for each and reconstructed, carefully following Jaderail’s surfacing instructions.  Here are quick takes of last night’s endeavors:

Evidently I decided to change her name.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 215 ]
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And the other one.  Now I’m cranked again.  Or maybe cracked again.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 09:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 216 ]
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AtticAnne - 01 October 2012 09:12 AM

I have no idea what I did to break Studio, nor do I know how I fixed.  I do know it was USER ERROR.  This time I went back to a new scene for each and reconstructed, carefully following Jaderail’s surfacing instructions.  Here are quick takes of last night’s endeavors:

Evidently I decided to change her name.

That’s a beautiful render Anne, so glad your back to work.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 217 ]
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Hi there.  I’m very new to DAZ - I tried it a few years ago, but had a bargain-basement system that just didn’t have the power to run the software.  But now my system is much improved, and I’ve been having fun with DAZ.

However, I am running into some issues - there are certain models that, when I try to apply textures to surfaces, only show a solid color.  (I will post images later - I am not at my home computer right now. :( )  Is it an issue with the models I have chosen, or am I doing something wrong?  I have no experience with texture mapping or 3D modeling, and very little with DAZ so far - just playing around for the last couple of weeks.

I also have some questions about lights, but I have not yet had the chance to check out the tips mentioned earlier in this thread - my questions may already be answered.

Looking forward to sharing my creations here. smile

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 218 ]
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Thanks, Jeff.  I started on something else last night and ran into a problem:  No scale in the Parameters tab. It may have just been the items I was using, but I’m going to check it out later today.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 219 ]
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I’ll be expecting updates from you both.

@AtticAnne: That’s odd you should be able to scale unless you do not have the Root (Base) selected.

@james.beery.07: It could be the items are not UV mapped, I’ll wait for your follow up post.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 220 ]
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james.beery.07 - 01 October 2012 10:14 AM

Hi there.  I’m very new to DAZ - I tried it a few years ago, but had a bargain-basement system that just didn’t have the power to run the software.  But now my system is much improved, and I’ve been having fun with DAZ.

However, I am running into some issues - there are certain models that, when I try to apply textures to surfaces, only show a solid color.  (I will post images later - I am not at my home computer right now. :( )  Is it an issue with the models I have chosen, or am I doing something wrong?  I have no experience with texture mapping or 3D modeling, and very little with DAZ so far - just playing around for the last couple of weeks.

I also have some questions about lights, but I have not yet had the chance to check out the tips mentioned earlier in this thread - my questions may already be answered.

Looking forward to sharing my creations here. smile

We will wait until you post some images and info what the models are and what textures you are appling before commenting further.


Nice image Anne, nice to see you finally getting your issues fixed.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 221 ]
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It may also be that the material presets use Poser shaders, which won’t work in DS.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 222 ]
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I just want to once again thank Szark and fixmypcmike for popping in and watching this thread. If those two and I can not help… We will just look for somebody that can.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 223 ]
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Thank you for your quick replies! smile  I suspected it might be related to UV mapping, but I have no idea how to actually create such a map.  And if it is a Poser shader issue, I have no idea how to address that either.  I will post pics this evening of what I am trying to accomplish.

Thanks again!

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Posted: 01 October 2012 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 224 ]
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Jaderail - 01 October 2012 10:43 AM

I just want to once again thank Szark and fixmypcmike for popping in and watching this thread. If those two and I can not help… We will just look for somebody that can.

If you have a problem,
If noone else can help,
And if you can find them,
Maybe you can hire…
The FixMySzarkJaderail Team!

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Posted: 01 October 2012 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 225 ]
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ROFL!! When I saw who had posted I was so hoping for a question I could just jump on and answer. This was even better.

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