My Opinion is personal , maybe it is great for others that don;t know other way, but not for me
I use GoZ plugins to export stuff for previews before final export as I always make extra copy just in case and not just ztl files
I do never works on just group morphs but on full figure as it works better for me , and I do a lot of original stuff for my customers so not editing other people stuff as much , I would love to have full functional bridge to avoid export import for testing .
But one good thing here is that by exporting full figure with the GoZ , Zbrush keep the actual data of the scene propotions what is more as I needed , how many Victorias I need to export to Zbrush , no more as 1 , but a ton of stuff I need to import back ..and most of them are original creation so I hope you understand my point of you , if you get use to good stuff it is hard to take just half bite and skip the rest for later .. it just can’t do for me more as I do already for years , but it could make the workflow faster as well .
And trust me on that, the intent was not just only on that .. and will not end on that , that is the reason I entered the game again ..
... they will not bother to write manual on half done plugin as they know it does not works the way it suppose to work….
The GoZ plugin is indeed documented: Poser Reference Manual (July 31st, 2012 rev), pages 713-23. It’s in Chapter 32: Using Poser with Other Applications. I think it pretty clearly details the morphing and maps cases, which from all reliable reports was their intent for the GoZ plugin. This manual should have been installed when you updated to SR3.
I’m not aware that Smith Micro has advertised that it would import new geometry perfectly from Zbrush (I can’t find this in the documentation.) I’m pretty sure the plugin works for the key use cases offered in the documentation:
1. creating morphs,
2. morphing multiple items,
3. creating JCMs,
4. creating texture maps,
5. creating normal and displacement maps
I’m not sure that qualifies as “half done” as these were pretty high on the Zbrush-Poser communities list of things to do with ZB and Poser together.
Personally, I’d like the see the next version simplify handling multiple overlapping UV maps more gracefully (All the hiding & showing and group-splitting is annoying—I create paint dummys with just groups for the UV islands rather than use GoZ because of this weakness.)