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Posted: 11 September 2012 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 781 ]
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rusty9073 - 11 September 2012 10:26 PM

I successfully upgraded to DAZ studio Pro 4.5, but unfortunately my genesis evolution body and head morphs are no longer visibly present in DAZ studio.

I uninstalled and re-installed these items, but the morphs still aren’t showing. Anybody know how I can fix this?

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Did you check for updated installers?  If you’re looking in the Shaping tab, do they show up in the Parameters tab?

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Posted: 11 September 2012 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 782 ]
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fixmypcmike - 11 September 2012 10:42 PM
rusty9073 - 11 September 2012 10:26 PM

I successfully upgraded to DAZ studio Pro 4.5, but unfortunately my genesis evolution body and head morphs are no longer visibly present in DAZ studio.

I uninstalled and re-installed these items, but the morphs still aren’t showing. Anybody know how I can fix this?

Thanks

Did you check for updated installers?  If you’re looking in the Shaping tab, do they show up in the Parameters tab?


Ok, this is good news. They ARE showing in the parameters tab.
...so is there a way to get them to show in the shaping tab again?

I apologize, but I’m not sure what you mean by “updated installers”. I did use my original installers that I initially purchased to uninstall and reinstall the morphs.

Thank you for your help

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Posted: 11 September 2012 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 783 ]
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Update:

I now understand what you mean by updated installers. I went back to my order history and reset my downloads for the morphs and reinstalled the updated versions and that fixed the issue (had trouble finding them initially in my order history since they were purchased under the “Photoshop 3D Model Pro Suite”).

Thank you so much for helping me resolve this issue.

I know several items are mentioned in this thread, but by chance is there a comprehensive list of items that must/might need to be re-installed with the 4.5 upgrade?

Thanks again

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Posted: 11 September 2012 11:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 784 ]
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*Sigh*. Well a simple reinstall worked for both of the two products I tested that on that wouldn’t load before. So I suspect that I’m going to be spending most of tomorrow reinstalling Genesis characters. I may just go ahead and reinstall all of them rather than plow through the list to see which load and which don’t. Given that the two I reinstalled were only installed the first time at the beginning of the PA sale it’s clearly the way 4.5 reads the installed information. Clearly wants it fresher than it is.

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Posted: 11 September 2012 11:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 785 ]
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rusty9073 - 11 September 2012 11:14 PM

Update:

I now understand what you mean by updated installers. I went back to my order history and reset my downloads for the morphs and reinstalled the updated versions and that fixed the issue (had trouble finding them initially in my order history since they were purchased under the “Photoshop 3D Model Pro Suite”).

Thank you so much for helping me resolve this issue.

I know several items are mentioned in this thread, but by chance is there a comprehensive list of items that must/might need to be re-installed with the 4.5 upgrade?

Thanks again

There’s a thread listing updated Genesis products. I don’t know for sure whether non-Genesis content is having similar problems.

Warning: it’s a *long* list.

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Posted: 12 September 2012 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 786 ]
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...OK so decided to install 4.5P just to see how it would react to my “ancient” system (did not install the Genesis Starter Essentials as the installer was over 400MB).

Also loaded and applied the Darkside UI.


First a few pluses.

The application loads much faster
Scenes load much faster
And yes,, the new 3Delight is very fast compared to 3A.

Managed to rework the scene in question so it finally rendered.  Lighting used was a UE preset.  Size 800 x 800. Had to substitute a default V4 Map on Leela for the Tindra one (nothing I did seemed to correct the facial and leg Map errors). The scene rendered in 1 min 22sec + about 25 sec for the shadow mapping. In 3a (with a basic “non UE” light set), It took nearly 8 minutes plus another 1:10 for shadow mapping.

(while originally created in 3A the scene was saved in 4.0.3).

Rendered scene attached below.


OK now a couple things that didn’t work.

Tried to open a version of the same scene created in 3A (which wasn’t saved in 4.0) and discovered the maps of the Baroque Grandeur set and Harpsichord were totally messed up (see attached SS below) .  Reloading the textures in 4.5 did nothing so apparently apparently there is a conflict with the UV mapping between 3A and 4.5.

Deleting an item and reloading a fresh version in 4.5 presented the same UV mapping error.

All directory mapping was preserved in the update so not sure how this occurred.

Saving a .daz scene in 4.5 apparently corrupts the original scene file as apparently the only format option for saving a scene is .duf. While reloading the saved 4.5 version (after closing the application down and reopening it to clear memory), there were multiple ““clearing scene” messages, and when the load was complete, parts of the set (like the window glass and some frame details) were missing. Not sure if this has to do with the fact that my content is all installed to my 3A runtime rather than the 4.5 Library, but supposedly 4.5 should be able to read from all runtimes mapped under Preferences/Content Management.

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Posted: 12 September 2012 02:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 787 ]
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For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

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Posted: 12 September 2012 05:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 788 ]
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Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

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Posted: 12 September 2012 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 789 ]
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fixmypcmike - 12 September 2012 05:50 AM
Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

Thank you!
Maybe it helps ...

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Posted: 12 September 2012 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 790 ]
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fixmypcmike - 12 September 2012 05:50 AM
Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

So did I…..but I don’t hold up much hope, since he said somewhere in the forums (in answer to someone asking him if LDP2 was getting an update) that he was now concentrating on training, and he didn’t seem interested currently in updating any plugins. :(  Guess it would be too much work for too little return…...

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Posted: 12 September 2012 06:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 791 ]
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Cymbidium - 12 September 2012 06:22 AM
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Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

So did I…..but I don’t hold up much hope, since he said somewhere in the forums (in answer to someone asking him if LDP2 was getting an update) that he was now concentrating on training, and he didn’t seem interested currently in updating any plugins. :(  Guess it would be too much work for too little return…...

Well - that will mean that I will tell everybody not to buy things from Dreamlight!

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Posted: 12 September 2012 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 792 ]
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Kerya - 12 September 2012 06:28 AM
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Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

So did I…..but I don’t hold up much hope, since he said somewhere in the forums (in answer to someone asking him if LDP2 was getting an update) that he was now concentrating on training, and he didn’t seem interested currently in updating any plugins. :(  Guess it would be too much work for too little return…...

Well - that will mean that I will tell everybody not to buy things from Dreamlight!


Lux is you’re friend…

For those who may not be interested in Reality / Lux Latinos & Dimension Theory have pretty killer lights

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Posted: 12 September 2012 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 793 ]
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Kerya - 12 September 2012 06:28 AM
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Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

So did I…..but I don’t hold up much hope, since he said somewhere in the forums (in answer to someone asking him if LDP2 was getting an update) that he was now concentrating on training, and he didn’t seem interested currently in updating any plugins. :(  Guess it would be too much work for too little return…...

Well - that will mean that I will tell everybody not to buy things from Dreamlight!

Have to admit that I’m beginning to feel that way also…....:(

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Posted: 12 September 2012 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 794 ]
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Bobvan - 12 September 2012 09:41 AM
Kerya - 12 September 2012 06:28 AM
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fixmypcmike - 12 September 2012 05:50 AM
Kerya - 12 September 2012 02:25 AM

For those missing LDP2:
Mr. Belwon made a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FT7HKFS
I added in the blank field: update of older products like the LDP2
If enough people tell him ...

I did the same

So did I…..but I don’t hold up much hope, since he said somewhere in the forums (in answer to someone asking him if LDP2 was getting an update) that he was now concentrating on training, and he didn’t seem interested currently in updating any plugins. :(  Guess it would be too much work for too little return…...

Well - that will mean that I will tell everybody not to buy things from Dreamlight!


Lux is you’re friend…

For those who may not be interested in Reality / Lux Latinos & Dimension Theory have pretty killer lights

I did try to use Reality for a while, right before the update to DSPro 4.5, but I can’t say I got any really good renders out of it - guess I need a LOT more practice…......red face

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Posted: 12 September 2012 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 795 ]
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When I reset my Mac Pro Suite to Download again, for installation in DS4.5Pro, there are the Genesis Evolution Head Morphs and the Genesis Evolution Body Morphs. Are these the ones that were uninstalled and then replaced by the Genesis Essentials?

In other words, are there any downloads that a user of version 4.5 should NOT install in that version? What do the Genesis Essentials replace?

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