There was a discussion (I can’t find it now) about how Genesis1’s fewer polygons make emulating specific people a bit difficult. Is Genesis2’s greater poly density making it any easier? Anybody given this a shot yet?
I realize it’s early since G2 just came out yesterday, but I’m currently on the “no” side of the buy/don’t-buy fence and I’m looking for things that’d make it worth my while.
Genesis 1 has more polygons than V4 when at usual subdivision levels. It’s only low poly at base resolution. And you can add any level of detailing you like with normal maps (which both Poser and DS support nowadays).
Personally I think all the proclaimed advantages of Genesis 2 are pretty bogus, and all the Genesis 1 ‘issues’ stated have solutions without any new figure (like just making actual proper custom morphs in clothes for the main male and female shapes, not just relying on autofit, and providing alternate UVs for upperbody clothing for use on bug breasted female shapes to deal with texture stretching issues). I rather think the whole reason for the Genesis 2 product is simply to increase revenue by getting everyone (they think) to feel they have to buy loads of stuff essentially starting from scratch again (body morph set, head morph set, muscle morph set, creature morph set, all the basic clothing types etc etc), not for any actual reason of real progress, and they ended up scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to invent supposed benefits. On going from V2 to V3 to S3 to V4 to Genesis, and M2 to M3 to D3 to Genesis, I could immediately see the real leaps forward in development and performance at each stage, and the benefits were very, very obvious to me. But I’ve looked at Genesis 2 and the claimed benefits over Genesis 1, and I just don’t see it. All I see, with separate Genesis 2 Male and Female figures, is a return to few male-type clothes being produced for and gaping holes in the wardrobe of the future Genesis 2 Male figure, as with M2/M3/D3/M4, and even fewer non-sexy, non-girly, non-fairy unisex type clothes for Genesis 2 Female.