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Posted: 09 September 2012 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 736 ]
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The problem I find with skirts is the stretching and ripping in the middle, ruins a lot of things.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 737 ]
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Isn’t there a Genesis dress template that we could use for that? Considering we now all get the rigging/weightmap transfer tools for free, we could just transfer the rigging/weighting of the dress template to whatever skirt we want. Could someone please look into that? I’m afraid if I try it for myself I might break something.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 738 ]
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There is a product in the store for dresses for Genesis…. http://www.daz3d.com/shop/genesis-basic-clothing-rig-kit  High priced now but I got it for like $8.50 when it first hit the market so it may go back on sale at some point.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 739 ]
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Am I right to assume the Genesis that comes with the updated Daz Studio 4.5 is not the GenX model?

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Posted: 09 September 2012 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 740 ]
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DAZ Studio Genesis and GenX are completely different.  One is a figure and the other is a program that transfers Gen 4 shapes into Genesis

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Posted: 09 September 2012 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 741 ]
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As Richard says, completely different.  Gen X is a piece of software, have a look at the Product Page here: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/genesis-generation-x

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Posted: 09 September 2012 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 742 ]
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JimmyC_2009 - 09 September 2012 11:04 AM

As Richard says, completely different.  Gen X is a piece of software, have a look at the Product Page here: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/genesis-generation-x

That what I thought. Thanks for confirming.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 743 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 09 September 2012 02:37 AM

...well, I was weighing out my decision to install 4.5Pro based on what I have been experiencing with 4.0, so in a way this has been relevant.

When you mentioned the same operational issues exist with 4.5, to me it says there has been no real improvement to make it any more efficient and stable in 32 bit than it’s predecessors. Therefore this validates my position that, in my case, there would be no advantage to upgrading.

No, just that the problems inherent in working under 32-bits with 2GB of RAM will be about the same.  There are many bug fixes in 4.5, but it’s still going to be limited if you run it under those conditions.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 744 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 09 September 2012 02:55 AM

Also, I’m still not sure whether 4 will “see” my custom runtimes properly particularly since they will be on different drive that where the application resides and it is so dependent on the CMS.

Irrelevant, all my content folders are on a different drive (even the main “My Library”)—no problem doing things that way.  That all works the same way as in DS3.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 745 ]
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I haven’t read this whole thread so I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet, but I’ve only just installed 4.5 and have been testing a few things.

I’m happy to report that the previous issues with Furify scenes not saving correctly and not being able to be opened again have been fixed. Not only do Furify scenes save fine and open afterwards, but the scenes saved in the previous version will now open also. I was getting a little hoarse from trying to explain to people that there was nothing wrong with Furify that I could fix - that the problem lay in DS - but this illustrates it.

And Furify renders really well in it. Here’s my test render using the Red Fox fur…

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Posted: 09 September 2012 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 746 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 09 September 2012 02:37 AM

...well, I was weighing out my decision to install 4.5Pro based on what I have been experiencing with 4.0, so in a way this has been relevant.

When you mentioned the same operational issues exist with 4.5, to me it says there has been no real improvement to make it any more efficient and stable in 32 bit than it’s predecessors. Therefore this validates my position that, in my case, there would be no advantage to upgrading.

No, just that the problems inherent in working under 32-bits with 2GB of RAM will be about the same.  There are many bug fixes in 4.5, but it’s still going to be limited if you run it under those conditions.

...exactly my point. 4.5 (and even 4.0) should only have been released as a 64 bit application.  The limitations in 32 bit are just too severe for supporting the level of performance demanded today.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 09:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 747 ]
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..OK decided to give it a shot anyway. Installed 4.5Pro

One thing I notice, it opens a heck of a lot faster and clears out of memory quicker after shutdown than 3A.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 748 ]
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I’m stuck and need some advice on what I have to do and what steps to take.


My installation is 4.5R2.
I need to reset and download my Genesis stuff (at least)
I have no uninstallers for any of my content.


(1)Note all My Library Content that isn’t DAZ Genesis or DAZ DS4only.
(2)Tell the CMS to wipe out its data (is that possible?)
(3)Let the 4.5 installer uninstall 4.5R2 then delete my entire My Library
(4)Install 4.5
(5)Install 4.5 Content (is that separate?)
(6)Reset, download, and install all my Genesis and DS4-only content
(7)Re-install all non-DAZ Genesis and non-DAZ DS4-only content


Will that work?


or Can I dispense with deleting the entire My Library and install Genesis and other Content that I’ve reset over itslef?


I’ve been stuck for weeks now. Too unsure and too tired to tackle this.

 

 

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Posted: 09 September 2012 11:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 749 ]
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If you have the Genesis Evolution Head Morphs and Genesis Evolution Expressions from their initial release and you never updated them, and you still have the original installers, install them again with the uninstaller option selected, then uninstall them.  Other content doesn’t need to be uninstalled, you can jut install the updated version and it will overwrite.

You don’t need to uninstall everything else.

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Posted: 09 September 2012 11:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 750 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 09 September 2012 05:55 PM
fixmypcmike - 09 September 2012 12:41 PM
Kyoto Kid - 09 September 2012 02:37 AM

...well, I was weighing out my decision to install 4.5Pro based on what I have been experiencing with 4.0, so in a way this has been relevant.

When you mentioned the same operational issues exist with 4.5, to me it says there has been no real improvement to make it any more efficient and stable in 32 bit than it’s predecessors. Therefore this validates my position that, in my case, there would be no advantage to upgrading.

No, just that the problems inherent in working under 32-bits with 2GB of RAM will be about the same.  There are many bug fixes in 4.5, but it’s still going to be limited if you run it under those conditions.

...exactly my point. 4.5 (and even 4.0) should only have been released as a 64 bit application.  The limitations in 32 bit are just too severe for supporting the level of performance demanded today.

Excuse me - but I was running DS4 on a 32bit system until recently. It was slow, but it did work.
Old PC: AMD Athlon X2 3800+, Dualcore; RAM 4096 MB DDR Corsair PC3200/400; Nvidia 7900GT.
And I didn’t use the 3GB switch - fiddling in the registry scares me, so I didn’t make it largeadressaware.
If there hadn’t been a 32bit version I would have been very, very unhappy!!!

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I like Bryce, DazStudio, Poser and Vue ... in alphabetical order. And I would probably like Carrara too, if I could find the time to become acquainted with it. Peace?

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