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Posted: 08 October 2012 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Is anyone else having problems with the new Genesis Towel Set?

First problem was that the installer couldn’t find the readme file on the Daz server. I tried searching but just got the Aiko 3 and Vick 4 Towel Sets.

I found out where the towels were installed. In the Shader Mixer category there is something called “Fluffy White Your Difuse”. There is an icon that says Do not combine with any other shader so I have tried applying it to the towel without adding any other textures but every time I try this, Daz Studio locks up. I get the busy mouse pointer and it won’t respond to anything. At first I though it was just taking some time to set up so I applied it and went off to watch some TV, but an hour and a half later Daz Studio was still not responding.

My computer is not the latest technology but its fairly powerful (Intel i7 6 cores at 3 point something GHz with 12G RAM). I’m running Daz Studio 4.5 pro 64 bit on Windows 7 Pro and I think this should cope with most things Daz Studio can throw at it.

With no documentation on this product I don’t know if I am doing something wrong or if this is a bug in Daz Studio/The Towel Set/My PC.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Posted: 08 October 2012 07:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I bought this, but I haven’t used it yet.  I am using an i7 64 bit as well, and I’ll give it a try for you.

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I just tried this, and I got an error message when I tried to apply the shader.  It is looking for a file called MHFSwtmatted.jpg and it cannot be found in my DAZ 3D folder at all.  I clicked on Skip, and the viewport changed slightly as if a shader had been applied anyway.

Here is what the render produced, very quickly, a few seconds is all it took.

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Posted: 08 October 2012 08:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for trying that.

There is something odd going on here. I have got the file MHFSwtmatted.jpg, it is in My Library\Runtime\textures\Marieah\DazShaders

I tried renaming the file and tried again. I got the message saying Daz Studio couldn’t find the file, I told it stop looking and Daz Studio didn’t lock up. I could render the towel and it looks nice and fluffy.

So it seems that Daz Studio locks up if it can find that file but it works fine without it. I’ve no idea what’s going on here but it’s working now.

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Posted: 08 October 2012 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Glad it’s working now at least, yes, very strange.

The donload file I got was called 14731_TowelSetGenesis_1.1_trx.exe, and that JPG is not installed, perhaps your file was version 1.0?

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Posted: 08 October 2012 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ve got the same filename as you have but I do have some other clothes from the same creator, maybe its a shared file?

I’ve been playing around a bit. If you go into the surfaces tab you can change the towel’s colour or add a texture by either setting a colour or a jpeg to something called “Image (9)”. You have to adjust the horizontal and vertical tile values if you are using the fabric textures provided with the towels, a value of 10 seems to match the non-fuzzy material settings.

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Posted: 09 October 2012 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It seems to have disappeared from the store ...

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Posted: 22 October 2012 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Had this on my wishlist…

What happened to it?
Is it comming back?

Does anyone know?
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Posted: 23 October 2012 12:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Suspicion that it was a time limited Platinum Anniversary item.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 05:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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anikad - 23 October 2012 12:05 AM

Suspicion that it was a time limited Platinum Anniversary item.

Not just a suspicion - though there was a hint that it will resurface at some point, though no indication as to whether that would be permanent or temporary.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 05:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 23 October 2012 05:01 AM
anikad - 23 October 2012 12:05 AM

Suspicion that it was a time limited Platinum Anniversary item.

Not just a suspicion - though there was a hint that it will resurface at some point, though no indication as to whether that would be permanent or temporary.


Is there any way for the consumer to find out which ones are time-limited Platinum Anniversary items? (Before they vanish?).


I’ve spent a while searching manually, since Google finds all sorts of ways to trip itself up, and it also overlooks many posts.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 23 October 2012 05:01 AM
anikad - 23 October 2012 12:05 AM

Suspicion that it was a time limited Platinum Anniversary item.

Not just a suspicion - though there was a hint that it will resurface at some point, though no indication as to whether that would be permanent or temporary.


Is there any way for the consumer to find out which ones are time-limited Platinum Anniversary items? (Before they vanish?).


I’ve spent a while searching manually, since Google finds all sorts of ways to trip itself up, and it also overlooks many posts.

The DAZ items released with big discounts at the end of the week have, so far, been weekend specials that vanish on Monday.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 06:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I never saw any of the items advertised as limited time only. The sale pricing was but no one said the items would not be available again.

No one should have to assume that just because an Item came out on friday at a discount it would be gone monday.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Richard Haseltine - 23 October 2012 06:02 AM
T Jaiman - 23 October 2012 05:37 AM

Is there any way for the consumer to find out which ones are time-limited Platinum Anniversary items? (Before they vanish?).

The DAZ items released with big discounts at the end of the week have, so far, been weekend specials that vanish on Monday.


Thanks, that helps.


I’ll have to pay better attention to new releases, now. I don’t spot what’s new, easily, because my memory isn’t that sharp.
Sort-by-release-date’s irregularities work against me. (And big discounts blend together, this month).


I wish they’d have said explicitly. So far, I’ve shrugged these off at first sight, but I might’ve taken the time to research them, if I known they’d be vaulted.


Turns out, too late, that the poses would’ve been the biggest selling point, for the towel set, for me.

Those are some fun and useful poses, but most seem to depend on morphs in the towels set.


I hope the poses don’t get pulled too, or that they go back on a good sale. I might try deformers on towels, and play with dynamic towels.

Huh, the wishlist is sorted by date. That’ll help me find Genesis stuff in there.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 06:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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larsmidnatt - 23 October 2012 06:27 AM

I never saw any of the items advertised as limited time only. The sale pricing was but no one said the items would not be available again.

No one should have to assume that just because an Item came out on friday at a discount it would be gone monday.

This item was released at the same time as the Guardsman outfit.  I remember because it was supposed to be 50% off but it was showing up at full price.  I commented because the full cost was more than a real world set of towels at Walmart. 

Usually there is a sticky or some other announcement indicating that something is one the time limited items.  Guess this is another thing that got lost.

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Posted: 23 October 2012 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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The towels were a limited time offer but I too am having trouble using them to get the fluffy look. It throws errors. I’m going to have to try documenting this issue and submitting a bug report. I spent too much money on the towels to have them behave funky. IT is a nice product, but part of my concern with these limited time offers is that if there is a bug, it won’t get fixed because its no longer being sold.

I will try again tonigh and see if I get the error….

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Posted: 23 October 2012 03:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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What version of DS are you using?

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