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Posted: 09 October 2012 11:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Yea, part of the reason why Bruno is taking so long.  I wanted to offer Bruno fully morphed but then decided that it’s best to create the body morphs and the Bruno heads as separate offerings in the pack (there will be 3 along with 7 body shapes).  I think as time goes on more and more folks will “get” that supplying a body shape and a head shape is really the way to go.  I did this with my 7 female body shapes (now updated and ready for download in my thread in the Freepozitory).  Some of us, I think, just get overly excited and do it all and then think “ooops and oh well” but for me, as a freebie provider, I’m not on any monetary deadline so stuff gets released when it’s done and “I’M” happy!  lol

Supposedly there is a way to import in the Full body morph and Genesis default on a separate layer in ZBrush and somehow restore the face.  I think Richard Haseltine did a brief outline on how to do this but I can’t find the thread on how to even go about starting this.  His explanation was more about my needing to create a morph target for when the arms are bent all the way up for creating left and right morph targets but I’ll bet it could be altered to achieve this desire of yours Knight.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Take a look at my thread about full body morphs that I have linked in my sig.

The second post goes into what I learned in ZBrush, Wolffie.

I haven’t TRIED that particular maneuver but I recorded and documented the steps discussed there.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 05:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Knight22179 - 09 October 2012 07:44 PM
Zev0 - 09 October 2012 05:13 PM

Out of curiosity, what morph is this?

It’s a celebrity morph that makes Genesis look like Megan Fox. Highly accurate. But, it’s no longer available as the creator removed it from ShareCG (otherwise, I’d give you a link).

I don’t think he removed it of his own free will, it was more a case of remove it or else.
There is very little info on how to properly do a morph for Genesis, as result a few people have been caught out and either built theirs on top of DAZ or someone elses morphs without removing those morphs from the shape before saving or have included other peoples morphs with theirs (btw this includes GenX morphs), and over the past month or so DAZ have been going through them all looking for which ones are legal and which ones aren’t.
Megan was the latter, she came with DAZ morphs, V5 body, V5 head and V4 head, saved into the same folder as the Megan morph, so it was only a matter of time before DAZ jumped on it.

 

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Posted: 10 October 2012 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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ZBrush isn’t the only tool that will allow you to selectively apply a morph. modo will do it, and more usefully, so will Blender as far as I know.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 06:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Bejaymac - 10 October 2012 05:00 AM
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Zev0 - 09 October 2012 05:13 PM

Out of curiosity, what morph is this?

It’s a celebrity morph that makes Genesis look like Megan Fox. Highly accurate. But, it’s no longer available as the creator removed it from ShareCG (otherwise, I’d give you a link).

I don’t think he removed it of his own free will, it was more a case of remove it or else.
There is very little info on how to properly do a morph for Genesis, as result a few people have been caught out and either built theirs on top of DAZ or someone elses morphs without removing those morphs from the shape before saving or have included other peoples morphs with theirs (btw this includes GenX morphs), and over the past month or so DAZ have been going through them all looking for which ones are legal and which ones aren’t.
Megan was the latter, she came with DAZ morphs, V5 body, V5 head and V4 head, saved into the same folder as the Megan morph, so it was only a matter of time before DAZ jumped on it.

 

Umm ... has this been verified by anyone? I have heard a rumor that he was contacted by the folks representing Megan Fox who didn’t want it used for Poser Porn and took exception to it.

As for making morphs having very little info on it and it being hard…. um, please refer to the links in my sig. Its not all that hard, really. Honestly. Either with Deformers or with Hexagon 2.5 which is free or a more complex tool like ZBrush, it is a matter of reading,m following the instructions and getting it done.

Had you heard DAZ took exception to it or was that a rumor you heard too? I am actually interested to find the truth about it, now. Cause if Megan Fox DOESN’T give a poop about her likeness, I may try some celebrity morphs too. smile

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Posted: 10 October 2012 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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RKane_1 - 10 October 2012 06:26 AM

Umm ... has this been verified by anyone? I have heard a rumor that he was contacted by the folks representing Megan Fox who didn’t want it used for Poser Porn and took exception to it.

As for making morphs having very little info on it and it being hard…. um, please refer to the links in my sig. Its not all that hard, really. Honestly. Either with Deformers or with Hexagon 2.5 which is free or a more complex tool like ZBrush, it is a matter of reading,m following the instructions and getting it done.

Had you heard DAZ took exception to it or was that a rumor you heard too? I am actually interested to find the truth about it, now. Cause if Megan Fox DOESN’T give a poop about her likeness, I may try some celebrity morphs too. smile

No idea if her people jumped all over it or not, all I know is that an email I got from someone at DAZ said they were looking at the legality of a few of the free morphs, and since that email a couple of the morphs at shareCG have been pulled, one of those that has gone was the warrior princess, it was built on V5 and Gen4/GenX converted V4 morphs, I mouthed off about this one in a thread which is why I got that email smile (got my post deleted at the same time).

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Posted: 10 October 2012 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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RKane_1 - 09 October 2012 07:51 PM
Knight22179 - 09 October 2012 07:46 PM

Sorry, I don’t have ZBrush. Been thinking of getting it. All I have is Hexagon 2.5. No clue if it can do something similar.

But hey, thanks for the tip. I’ll bookmark this for later just in case I do get Zbrush one of these days. smile

If you look at my sig, I have a number of tutorials about making morphs including some info regarding ZBrush use you may find helpful, then.

Sorry I can’t be more help. :/

Hey, where are your Zbrush tutorials? i can’t find them.
It’s only about old daz programs that i don’t use anymore.
where are the zbrush tutors?
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Posted: 10 October 2012 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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creativemodelsbe - 10 October 2012 08:40 AM
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Sorry, I don’t have ZBrush. Been thinking of getting it. All I have is Hexagon 2.5. No clue if it can do something similar.

But hey, thanks for the tip. I’ll bookmark this for later just in case I do get Zbrush one of these days. smile

If you look at my sig, I have a number of tutorials about making morphs including some info regarding ZBrush use you may find helpful, then.

Sorry I can’t be more help. :/

Hey, where are your Zbrush tutorials? i can’t find them.
It’s only about old daz programs that i don’t use anymore.
where are the zbrush tutors?
thank you

Aah… well, I still use DAZ Studio and the tutorials are about how those two can work together to make morphs FOR Daz Studio.

Sooooo… prolly not gonna be much help to you.

In the first link, the tutorial for Full Body Morphs goes into info regarding ZBrush in the second post of the thread.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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My strategy is to size the morphed character so that neck and feet level are the same as base Genesis. Save as .obj. Then via code merge this .obj with the base .obj such that the latter shape is used only above (or only below) an elevation mid-neck level. But you will probably still need to smooth out the neck in an app.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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RKane_1 - 10 October 2012 12:25 AM

Take a look at my thread about full body morphs that I have linked in my sig.

The second post goes into what I learned in ZBrush, Wolffie.

I haven’t TRIED that particular maneuver but I recorded and documented the steps discussed there.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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RKane_1 - 10 October 2012 08:47 AM

In the first link, the tutorial for Full Body Morphs goes into info regarding ZBrush in the second post of the thread.

but that is a tutorial about hexagon and dazstudio.

where are the tutorials about dazstudio and zbrush?
i only need new dazstudio 4.5 an zbrush 4 tutorials, no tutorials about other old dated daz programs.
where can i find please?
anyone available to create some tutorials?
PDF or VIDEO, yes please.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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RKane_1 - 10 October 2012 06:26 AM

Umm ... has this been verified by anyone? I have heard a rumor that he was contacted by the folks representing Megan Fox who didn’t want it used for Poser Porn and took exception to it.

As for making morphs having very little info on it and it being hard…. um, please refer to the links in my sig. Its not all that hard, really. Honestly. Either with Deformers or with Hexagon 2.5 which is free or a more complex tool like ZBrush, it is a matter of reading,m following the instructions and getting it done.

Had you heard DAZ took exception to it or was that a rumor you heard too? I am actually interested to find the truth about it, now. Cause if Megan Fox DOESN’T give a poop about her likeness, I may try some celebrity morphs too. smile

Nope, it’s NOT hard but getting your work flow can be a bit dunderly.  Always remember to set Genesis at the Base resolution, that’s a must. 

Something new I’ve discovered in ZBrush: If your going to mask off parts of the body but want to divide it up a couple of times for better work resolution Divide first and then mask then you can set the division to 1 or 3 all you want and the mask reacts correctly.  If you do masking first and then divide up you loose your UV’s and that tells me that’s a no no!  Hard to really explain other than that.  Try it and you’ll find out.  I usually mask the hands, feet and head if I’m working on the body to keep them from smoothing out.  Without the mask, doesn’t matter what I try it will smooth out these areas causing shrinkage.  I think it has something to do with dividing the mesh up to a higher resolution and then back down again.  Even turning off the Smooth button (SMT) will cause slight smoothing of the mesh.. remember IN MY FINDINGS so far.  Masking off these areas I’ve found ZERO smoothing of these areas.

 

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Posted: 10 October 2012 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Low Tech solution: I was looking at the contents of Genesis FBMs recently and it looks like specific areas of the body equate to specific deltas, which would mean it should be possible to edit out the areas you aren’t interested in in a text editor. OTOH given there are circa 10k deltas in an FBM, it might be best to build a utility to do that. Of course you would also need to pin down the precise delta ranges for each body part and edit the rest of the .dsf to match, but it offers the potential for breaking down FBMs into not just Head and Body, but individual limbs.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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RKane_1 - 10 October 2012 06:26 AM
Bejaymac - 10 October 2012 05:00 AM
Knight22179 - 09 October 2012 07:44 PM
Zev0 - 09 October 2012 05:13 PM

Out of curiosity, what morph is this?

It’s a celebrity morph that makes Genesis look like Megan Fox. Highly accurate. But, it’s no longer available as the creator removed it from ShareCG (otherwise, I’d give you a link).

I don’t think he removed it of his own free will, it was more a case of remove it or else.
There is very little info on how to properly do a morph for Genesis, as result a few people have been caught out and either built theirs on top of DAZ or someone elses morphs without removing those morphs from the shape before saving or have included other peoples morphs with theirs (btw this includes GenX morphs), and over the past month or so DAZ have been going through them all looking for which ones are legal and which ones aren’t.
Megan was the latter, she came with DAZ morphs, V5 body, V5 head and V4 head, saved into the same folder as the Megan morph, so it was only a matter of time before DAZ jumped on it.

 

Umm ... has this been verified by anyone? I have heard a rumor that he was contacted by the folks representing Megan Fox who didn’t want it used for Poser Porn and took exception to it.

As for making morphs having very little info on it and it being hard…. um, please refer to the links in my sig. Its not all that hard, really. Honestly. Either with Deformers or with Hexagon 2.5 which is free or a more complex tool like ZBrush, it is a matter of reading,m following the instructions and getting it done.

Had you heard DAZ took exception to it or was that a rumor you heard too? I am actually interested to find the truth about it, now. Cause if Megan Fox DOESN’T give a poop about her likeness, I may try some celebrity morphs too. smile

The creator said it was the skin texture that was copyrighted and tis why he removed it. Said the morph itself was free too and said nothing about that part being taken from V5.

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Posted: 10 October 2012 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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RKane_1 - 10 October 2012 08:47 AM

In the first link, the tutorial for Full Body Morphs goes into info regarding ZBrush in the second post of the thread.

but that is a tutorial about hexagon and dazstudio.

where are the tutorials about dazstudio and zbrush?
i only need new dazstudio 4.5 an zbrush 4 tutorials, no tutorials about other old dated daz programs.
where can i find please?
anyone available to create some tutorials?
PDF or VIDEO, yes please.

As I mentioned, read the second post. It doesn’t matter what mordeller you use for the first part, as long as you are comfortable with your modeller, respect not changing the vertices count, and can import and export easily.

I used Hexagon for the pics in the first tutorial but then I moved to ZBrush later. The second post in the thread goes into what I found working with it and what tricks I have discovered. There is also a link to several locations out there where you can find more like video tutorials and such regarding ZBrush.

I’m not holding out on you regarding the tutorials. I pointed you in the right direction but you didn’t read it through.

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