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Posted: 24 July 2012 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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So, in an attempt to get to know DS4, I tried rendering Trotwood.

In DS 3, Trootwood was a K4 with a couple outfits, primarily bluejeans. Sicleyield provided most of his clothes, though I used somebody else’s jeans.

After a couple hours, I managed to render this guy. I still have some problems with him:

1. Too many teeth. Trot is missing his top 4 front teeth. I got Oom Fooyat’s tooth morphs in my folder, but can’t find them in DS4.
2. No blue jeans. He’s having to run around in his altogethers in violation of the forum TOS and a lot of other things.
3. Trot has thin lips, high cheekbones, a turned up nose and slightly sunken cheeks. Haven’t found morphs to do these yet.
4. No nipples. He’s going to look rather silly in his super hero getup.
5. Not enough freckles. I think he’s a little more freckled than this one skin I have in DS4.
6. No tennis shoes. Admittedly, he doesn’t wear them much.

I still haven’t managed to get any of my DS3 content into DS4. I still have most of the installers and zips, perhaps I should just install them fresh and dump the old DS3 folders?

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Posted: 24 July 2012 11:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Are you looking for free jeans or is paid okay?


Do you have the evolution Morph bundle?

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Posted: 25 July 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If your DS3 folders are set up properly just add the Directory paths to the DS4 paths. Then reboot DS and do a Scan known folders for files. All your old content should then be avalible in the Content Library Tab.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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If you dump your old folders, it’s very likely you will be unable to open any scenes you saved from DS3. DS4 will happily use all of your DS3 content and scenes once it knows where the content library is - follow Jaderail’s advice by going to edit/preferences/content library/content directory manager. Once you’ve done that, you should be able to load one of your old scenes and have your character back just as he was.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 09:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No, I don’t have evolution morphs, but now I know what to get.

Paid clothes, if cheap. Free clothes always accepted.

Ok. I’ll see if I can add the directory paths…

Who would have thought we’d still be sans avatars? I feel incognito.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I know Smay’s bad guy for Genesis has a pair of blue jeans and one of the promos have the basic kid wearing the blue jeans.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Torby - 25 July 2012 09:05 AM

No, I don’t have evolution morphs, but now I know what to get.

Paid clothes, if cheap. Free clothes always accepted.

Ok. I’ll see if I can add the directory paths…

The Evolution morphs are for Genesis rather than K4, if you let DS4 know about the content library you were using in DS3 then you should be able to use all of your pre-existing content - K4, morphs, skins, clothing - just as you did in DS3.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Best of both worlds!

I just got the evolution morphs.

Perhaps if I can figure out how to add the directory paths, I’ll continue to use the K4 trotwood and K4 faerie girl. I was wondering how to deal with her as her signature is the brambleberryfairy outfit. Of course, then I’ll have all my K4 clothes too.

Bad Guy for Genesis doesn’t look too bad. Just blew my budget on the morphs :D

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Posted: 25 July 2012 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Torby - 25 July 2012 10:10 AM

Best of both worlds!

I just got the evolution morphs.

Perhaps if I can figure out how to add the directory paths, I’ll continue to use the K4 trotwood and K4 faerie girl. I was wondering how to deal with her as her signature is the brambleberryfairy outfit. Of course, then I’ll have all my K4 clothes too.

Do you still have DS3 installed? If you do I can walk you thru adding your paths from DS3 into DS4 and then getting DS4 to load the content.

Edit: Even if you do not have DS3 installed as long as you know were they are we can get it done.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Jaderail - 25 July 2012 10:13 AM
Torby - 25 July 2012 10:10 AM

Best of both worlds!


Edit: Even if you do not have DS3 installed as long as you know were they are we can get it done.

Don’t still have DS3, but I do know where my content folder is. I’ll get back to this thread tonight after supper when I have my netbook in my grubby little hands.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Okay, I’ll keep an eye open for you.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Ok. I got my DS 3 content folder included. I downloaded the evolution morph pack onto my USB drive, but left the silly thing on my desk.

Here’s the K4 Trotwood and the Genesis version discussing their superhero getup. “Nope! No way am I going to face down criminals with nothing on at all!” Of course, since they’re two separate models but only one boy, the concept of him talking to himself gets a little strange.

You can’t really see here, but Genesis is now missing his top front teeth. That’s tooth 7, 8, 9 and 10. Well, since their baby teeth, they’d be letters, but the morph gave them permanent tooth numbers. Notices the K4 Trotwood’s shape. I might stick to K4 for Trotwood unless I know a bunch more ‘bout Genesis.

Wow. Thought I’d crashed DS 4 when I added the K4 figure to the scene! It was minutes of wait cursors per mouse click for a while, then it settled down and worked pretty well. Seems to render fast, though I don’t have any lights or shadows involved yet.

 

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