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Posted: 25 August 2012 03:39 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Getting on fine now, but wondering why there’s only 2 categories “Scenes” and “Scripts” in the DS Studio Formats panel at the top of the pic below compared to 10 in Poser Formats beneath. Shouldn’t there be more as I’m needing a DS “Figures” category ?

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Posted: 25 August 2012 04:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nope that is how it should be. Daz Studio has always been able to use Poser formats and still does today.

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Posted: 25 August 2012 04:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Poser has a set of pre-defined libraries - Camera, Figures, etc. - but Ds doesn’t, the files can go anywahere in the content directory (except for a few special locations, like Data and Runtime). That is potentially more flexible, though it can get messy if different creators group things in different top-level folders.

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Posted: 25 August 2012 05:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Poser uses multiple file types for it’s content, DS uses a couple for everything.

Poser Formats

PZ3 = Scene
CR2 = Figures
PZ2 = Pose
FC2 = Expressions
HR2 = Hair
HD2 = Hands
PP2 = Props
LT2 = Lights
CM2 = Cameras
MC6 = Materials (can also be MT5 and PZ2)

DS Formats

DAZ = scenes and anything with a mesh/morph in it
DS = DS1/2 ascii script
DSA = DS3 ascii script
DSB = DS Binary script
DSE = DS Encode Binary script

The DAZ file is similar to Posers PZ3,CR2,HR2 & PP2, while the script files pretty much cover the rest.

With DS4.5 we still only have two types, scripts (DUF & DSA) and assets (DSF), so it’s pretty much a case of stick them where you feel like, if it’s a DUF character preset then that could be your “figure”.

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Posted: 25 August 2012 05:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/software/dazstudio/4/referenceguide/tech_articles/file_extensions/start here is the fulllist of formats.

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Posted: 25 August 2012 05:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you, all makes sense now so best to first think Poser from now on…. grin

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