I know I can’t change your mind…but, V4/M4 and all their associated content work in 4.5…you just don’t get all the bells and whistles associated with Genesis if you use them, exclusively.
One, I don’t personally like the look of Genesis. I won’t really get into it in Martin’s thread or any other, because every time I do I earn enemies and get publicly chastised while at the same time I get dozens of secret emails from those that agree with me for the same reasons I was dumb enough to voice before. Genesis has a long way to go before I make that switch.
Two, I am not the only person to mention that a lot of the old runtime simply disappears once DS4 is open. Many people have mentioned in this forum and others that they put their scenes together in DS3 so they can find everything then open the all but draped and rendered scene in DS4 just for finish up, which looks like what I’ll have to do here since the $400 job that is waiting on me to do a simple drape of the a Daz Dynamic dress is waiting on my to get Daz to answer their phone so I can get the files I paid for ... lol.
I don’t mean to be dumping my frustration on ya’ll, none of this, including my prejudice against the ‘advancements and improvements’ made to Daz over the last year-plus have tarnished my view a bit. I just get testy when my livelihood is being messed with. Even a few days of a product not doing what I paid for it to do affects not only publishing deadlines but my reputation as a freelance artist. I get a little melodramatic.
Anyway, I can’t wait until Monday, so I guess I finish everything but the drape in DS3, then re-open the scene in DS4.5 to animate it, since that was the only version of the clothing control that was re-set.
Please save your scene elsewhere before you try to open it. I think 4.5 doesn’t do well with 3.0 scene files. I tried a few days ago and 4.5 crashed trying to open the scene file. I was quite disappointed. I don’t know if it damaged it in the process or not, but I thought I’d warn you just in case that also happens.