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Posted: 24 July 2012 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay another noob questions, one of these days they will get less noobish (I hope!)

So I was looking into how to get V4 and M4 stuff to work on Genesis, such as the morphs and skin textures.

The store seems to have two options for it: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/genesis-generation-x-upgrade-from-gen4/
and http://www.daz3d.com/shop/v4-and-m4-shapes-for-genesis/

Which one does the community feel works best?

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Posted: 24 July 2012 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I can point this out, the first selection Gen-X Upgrade, is not the Full program, it is the Upgrade to make the older Gen-? program into Gen-X full. Please do not purchase it unless you bought the original program from the Rendo file site.

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Posted: 24 July 2012 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If I recall correctly genx requires the v4 and M4 shapes my guess is that you need the tend full version and the v/m4 shapes


http://www.daz3d.com/shop/genesis-generation-x/
that is the version of tend you would need.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Okay I am confused, not an unusual state sadly.

Okay so I have Genesis, V4 and M4, what I want is to be able to use my morphs and textures for V4 and M4 on my Genesis model.

So which program works for that?

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Posted: 25 July 2012 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Your V4 and M4 textures will work on Genesis right now. The default genesis texture UV is the V4 texture UV. Under the Surfaces Tab in DS you can chose which UV texture you wish genesis to use. V4 and M4 are built into it as choses.

As for using V4 and M4 morphs in the Genesis figure you need the Gen X plugin to transfer those morphs to the genesis figure. This is the plugin you will need. Genesis Generation X. If you do not have them you can also buy the Genesis V4 and M4 shapes for genesis. They are here, V4 and M4 Shapes for Genesis. You can also get a nice set of morphs that have most of the Gen 4 morphs (V4 and M4 are Gen 4 figures) for Genesis. They are here, Evolution Body Morphs. As you can see you have many choices. I hope this will help you deside what you wish to do.

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Posted: 26 July 2012 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I think Jaderail gave a thorough answer, but since I’m still new myself I thought it might be helpful to rephrase it, from one noob to another. wink


What you need to buy depends on what you want to do:


To use V4 and M4 textures on Genesis, you don’t need to buy anything extra. V4 textures work right “out of the box” and M4 textures do also, but in that case you’ll need to go to the Surfaces Tab and change the UV layout from V4 to M4.


If you want Genesis to look like V4 and/or M4—in other words, to have the same basic shape—you’ll need the V4 and M4 Shapes for Genesis. (These are also required for some characters that are described as being “for V4 and Genesis” or “for M4 and Genesis.” Without the shapes you can use these characters, but they won’t look exactly as intended.)


If you want to use V4 Morphs ++ and M4 Morphs ++ on Genesis, you’ll need to own those morph sets, plus Genesis Generation X, plus the V4 and M4 Shapes. Or you could get the Genesis Evolutions Head and Body Morphs; these aren’t identical to Morphs ++ but they are very similar; basically they are the Genesis equivalent of Morphs ++.


If you want to use V4 and M4 characters on Genesis, you’ll need Genesis Generation X, plus the V4 and M4 Shapes.


And you probably know this already, but you can also use V4 and M4 clothing on Genesis without buying anything extra, using AutoFit or other methods. AutoFit works better in DS 4.5. And you can use V4 and M4 hair, but it will likely require some manual adjustments.


Hope this helps…(and someone please correct me if I got anything wrong). smile

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Posted: 29 July 2012 02:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sorry to add more confusion, but keep in mind that plugins like Genesis Generation X don’t work yet in the DAZ studio Release Candidate for version 4.5.

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Posted: 05 September 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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barbult - 29 July 2012 02:28 PM

Sorry to add more confusion, but keep in mind that plugins like Genesis Generation X don’t work yet in the DAZ studio Release Candidate for version 4.5.

Yep,  Found this out the hard way.  Been playin’ with Daz3d 4.0 since May,  saw 4.5 was up and installed it, now Genx won’t work…D’Oh!

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Posted: 05 September 2012 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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The new version of GenX for 4.5 is being worked on by the creator, and it should be ready shortly I believe.

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Posted: 06 September 2012 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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JimmyC_2009 - 05 September 2012 03:47 PM



The new version of GenX for 4.5 is being worked on by the creator, and it should be ready shortly I believe.

Thanx, good to know.  I look forward to uing it again.

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