I have to disagree with you here.
No problem. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me. That’s why I use The Igor and Luigi Personal Re-education Services.
Comparing DAZ’s models to Miki, GND, and the other Poser figures is like comparing Coca Cola to Jarritos Cola.
Since I’m not familiar with the latter, I’m going to assume it’s not all that wonderful. OTOH, I like Pepsi so neither is favored. Isn’t choice wonderful?
Anyway, there was no mention of quality. They exist for Poser users where they don’t work in Studio all that well if at all. OTOH, DAZ has one character - ONE character - created to use a single mesh for everything via DS 4.x and elements of the non-Studio world want to pick up their marbles and go home. That is being childish. As far as I’m concerned, they should go.
DAZ is the GOLD standard of characters. I know Poser users who never use Miki or any of those Poser figures. More stuff is released monthly for Vicky 4 than has ever been released for Miki. DAZ makes the characters most people like to use.
And this is why my Miki 2 has to go around naked all the time.
You’re right about V4. Customer demand is a guarantee that she will continue to be supported. If it were to end, there would be riots and pitchforks and torches and dogs would hiss & cats would bark. It wouldn’t be a pretty sight. I have several of I13s packages plus Poserworks’ NGM and NBM which make Our Girl even better. A3 is, I believe, much the same. From what I can see she is also a much beloved character, almost but not quite to the level of V4.
But the subject is Genesis, not V4. Genesis was created to work with DS4.x, not the previous versions nor Poser. It is a branch from the normal characters et al but the software that supports it also supports Gen3 & Gen4 characters. No one has to use Genesis even with the new versions of Studio. OTOH, Genesis has a lot of characteristics that make it a pretty cool toy to play with, especially with GenX and the Gen3 & Gen4 thingies. But, much as I like Genesis’ potential, I also keep earlier versions of Studio loaded and have the Gen2, -3 and -4 characters on hand. I’ll commit when I’m comfortable with Genesis and not before.
Which reminds me, one of the things I haven’t tried is loading the characters that came with Poser 7 (which include those from earlier generations) into some version of Studio. That should be entertaining.
Today I was working with a scene that had elements from Gen1 to Gen4 and they all played together nicely. Genesis changed all that.
No, it didn’t. Don’t use Genesis. Simple as that. There is no requirement that anyone use any character, much the less a new one that doesn’t work well in other software.
Recently, a freebie was released that could only be used in DS4. The freebie was a prop, so it just as well could have been made for Poser and Daz.
Could you refresh my memory on this because it’s not ringing any bells.
People aren’t being freakishly childish. They are being incredibly logical. Vicky isn’t just another figure. She is THE figure.
No argument with the last sentence. But their problem isn’t with Vickie, it’s with Genesis. Since Genesis doesn’t yet work well with other software, they want to quit. That is being freakishly childish.
For the record, my main tool is Carrara7Pro, which can’t use Genesis. C8.5 destroys people’s runtime and since I do this professionally, I can’t afford to have mine wiped out. So, no Genesis for me.
This is cool. Since C8.5 is still in Beta, the problems you’re having will probably be addressed at some point. You did put in a bug report, right? The most recent version I have is C6.1P which isn’t loaded. I’ve heard that version had issues so it may sit idle for quite a while.
I also use DS2.3 (I have DS3A and DS4A). I do have Poser 7, but it is no longer installed.
My lineup is DS2.3, DS3A and DS4.5P (188.8.131.52) with the new Beta downloaded and ready to load. I also have Poser 7 and plan to get PP2010 someday. Not yet loaded are C6.1P, B7P and Hex 2.5 (or whatever the latest version is.) DS3A and the Gen4 characters seem to be about the best overall match.