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Posted: 27 September 2012 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I mean, I can read the description but it only seems slightly helpful YET I have heard people SWEAR they love it and it helped tremendously but they don’t seem to go into detail.

Anything that makes morph making easier I am all for.

Can anyone help me get an understanding of what it will help me do?

How has it helped you?

What are some special situations where it is particularly helpful?

What are some neat tricks you have learned to do with it?

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Posted: 27 September 2012 09:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Basically, from what I gather, if you are a content creator/obsessive tinkerer, then its worth it.

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Posted: 27 September 2012 10:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah, I have heard that… but what MAKES it such an awesome thing?

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Posted: 27 September 2012 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Greetings,

RKane_1 - 27 September 2012 10:26 PM

Yeah, I have heard that… but what MAKES it such an awesome thing?

I bought it as part of this sale today; my reason is this:


Clone to Morph conversion.


So D|S has a Kids4 clone morph that’s used for Auto Fit conversion.  There are several K4 characters out there that are very cute, and would go great in some of my renders, especially ones for my own kids.  I have GenX, and Kids4, but I can’t GenX a K4 morph and apply it to Genesis, because there isn’t a K4 morph for Genesis to base it on.  (There is a V4, M4, etc., morph, so it’s easy for those…  You bring up a stock Genesis, dial in 100% V4, then dial in 100% of the GenX’ed morph of some character like Ksenia or Tommi, and you’ve got the character look.)


However, the DSF Toolbox has the ability to create a K4 morph from the K4 Clone auto-fit target, so I can GenX K4-based characters, and then apply those morphs to Genesis with the K4 morph applied.


There’s a lot of other tools, but that’s the one that sold it for me.  That’s crazy complex sounding, but it makes more sense in the actual flow.


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Posted: 27 September 2012 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Wait, so you can basically get K4 for Genesis out of it…. um…sold….

What else can it do?

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Posted: 28 September 2012 03:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Greetings,
I’m not an expert on it, so I don’t know what else it can do offhand, but it’s worth noting that even with it, all you can get is the base morph.  Most K4 characters are based off of the Morphs++ packages for K4, so you still need a K4 install with that stuff to GenX them.

Attached is a quickie example Clone -> Morph conversion, with the resultant morph dialed in, K4 Sweetheart placed on for reference, Hollie skin, and V5 Elite Ponytail for hair.

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Posted: 28 September 2012 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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RKane_1 - 27 September 2012 10:57 PM

Wait, so you can basically get K4 for Genesis out of it…. um…sold….

Keep in mind that, using the clone figures as morphs, they cannot be mixed with any other morphs without issues and they don’t take genesis poses because they are rigged similarly to K4 rather than genesis, so you’ll have to adjust poses.

But it ‘s good tool for changing groups for lots of morphs, I use it in lieu of the property editor to change groups after the fact.

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Posted: 28 September 2012 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Male-M3dia - 28 September 2012 04:40 AM
RKane_1 - 27 September 2012 10:57 PM

Wait, so you can basically get K4 for Genesis out of it…. um…sold….

Keep in mind that, using the clone figures as morphs, they cannot be mixed with any other morphs without issues

What sort of issues?

and they don’t take genesis poses because they are rigged similarly to K4 rather than genesis, so you’ll have to adjust poses.

I’d be most interested in Gen-X’ing the head morphs, and using a more plausibly proportioned body. I suppose, though, expressions would be a pain to deal with?

Thing is, the facial proportions might need to be changed for plausibility. Would that be feasable?

 

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Posted: 28 September 2012 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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T Jaiman - 28 September 2012 07:26 AM

What sort of issues?

 

Clones weren’t made for mixing body shapes with other genesis morphs, so you’ll something that looks like double lines of detail in the torso regions. Clones are replicas of the gen4 shapes, the shapes themselves are made for mixing.

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Posted: 28 September 2012 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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T Jaiman - 28 September 2012 07:26 AM

What sort of issues?

 

Clones weren’t made for mixing body shapes with other genesis morphs, so you’ll something that looks like double lines of detail in the torso regions. Clones are replicas of the gen4 shapes, the shapes themselves are made for mixing.

Thanks. That could be a significant issue. Just the torso?

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Posted: 29 September 2012 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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So… what does it do again?

Can anyone tell me what they have used it for and how it helped them, specifically?

Can anyone outline some of the more helpful features?

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Posted: 29 September 2012 02:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yes, I’m kind of confused as well.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 02:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Has D/S4 and D/S4.5 installers.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Okay.. and when you install it, it does…what exactly for you?

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Posted: 30 September 2012 06:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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RKane_1 - 29 September 2012 04:40 PM

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Okay.. and when you install it, it does…what exactly for you?

Install it? hehehe ... too busy shopping lol ... cool smile

 

 

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Posted: 30 September 2012 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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*chuckle* Yeah… *sigh* I went a widdle over budget….

Must find a place to hide that credit card statement until I have it paid off…

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