Poser has the assorted Mikis, GND, BND and Anastasia who don’t map all that well, if at all, to Studio. Do you hear any DAZ people complaining? Yet DAZ introduces ONE model that doesn’t map well to Poser and elements of the Poser community get all upset because there’s a toy they can’t play with nice and easily.
Daz users aren’t complaining about Miki, etc. because SM has never been a supplier of DS content. That’s the thing a lot of DS users can’t seem to grasp.
From what I can see, all of the earlier Poser characters can be imported into Studio which makes sense considering Studio was built to handle DAZ’s products which were for Poser. I’m not sure why anyone would do that but there it is. Bewildered Posette in Studio with a feather ... or some such. (I know, it doesn’t flow as nicely as NVIATWAS but I couldn’t come up with anything better.)
Then Smith Micro introduced characters that didn’t work all that well in Studio. Dey Got Toiz We Doesn’t! An’ der’s Stuph out there for dem we can’t use! An’ da hue and cry went up all over DAZ-land and all was sadness and mortification. Not.
But now DAZ has Genesis and the world is suddenly no longer spinning properly on its axis which has tumbled anyway and dogs & cats are living together and Lower Slobovia has discovered fire and all sorts of other horrific things are happening. Never mind that DAZ is still being nice to Poser users since they are a strong part of the customer base. We Haz Genesis and that’s all that counts. Well, we haz toiz for Genesis too which are an obvious indicator that DAZ has abandoned Poser (et al) users. Not.
So now comes a question. If having one character that doesn’t work with Poser while still releasing Poser-friendly products is “abandoning the user base”, then what would it be if they really did quit selling anything Poser-friendly?
If SM (and other Poser owners) had always been a place to find DS content, and then things drastically changed you all might be able to understand our frustration.
That’s just it, I don’t understand it since you still have the absolute Queen of all, V4. You have characters DAZ users can’t use - popular ones like Alyson 2 and GND. Genesis can be exported to Poser - albeit as a “Genesis Lite” version at present - as a CR2 and from all indications, something is being worked on to improve that exportability. GOK what at present but something. This doesn’t sound like “abandoning the user base” to me. If it does to you then by all means follow your heart and if that means leaving DAZ for other sources then enjoy. I know I use several sources not just DAZ as I’m sure many do. I buy from who has what I need and if several do the one that matches my budget best wins.
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.
Do you mean quitting the hobby or quitting DAZ?
The OP is quitting 3D art but if it’s that or just the PC or DAZ or whatever else comes to mind fits, then it’s it still comes down to the same thing. “Boohoo, I’m gonna take my marbles and go home.” Cool. Enjoy.
Edit to add: As a note, my preferred model is V4 and platform is DS3A. I have Poser 7 because it has features Studio doesn’t so using them together works out pretty nicely.