First - apologies if this is in the wrong forum. I’m sure there are moderators who will move it, if it is, but as I am a new user (with aspirations of greatness! But aren’t we all?), I figured this would be a good place to start.
Second - Having recently bought the “Platform Pumps (by Idler)”:
I find that I have a few questions. And the solution to all of them (or almost all of them) appears to be “Find a way to get these to properly fit Genesis - even if you have to drag them into Hexagon to do it.”
So, to get right to it:
I am using Daz Studio 4.5 Pro on Mac OS X on a current MacBook Pro (last revision sold before the Retina/CD-less Macbooks went on sale).
1 - The item says that it comes with a “loosen” morph - yet I am darned if I can find this in the parameter tab for the item.
2 - The item only appears to have installed the Poser files - and I did check to ensure that I used both installers for the product, so I am fairly certain that I didn’t miss any files. As the “what’s included” section on the product indicates it should have both Daz and Poser installs, I am a bit concerned about only finding the “Platform Pumps” items under my Poser Library in Studio.
3 - When attempting to auto-fit (I knew I would have to do this when I bought it - I almost got the Open-Toed Pumps for Genesis ( http://www.daz3d.com/shop/open-toed-pumps-for-genesis ) instead, but I wanted (a) closed toes and (b) closed toes)) I am running in to what I assume is a common problem with auto fit - namely that the option for “shoes - heeled” is not actually a real option. The only auto-fit available is “Boots - Thigh.” So even though I can tell Studio that the items should fit Victoria 4, I can’t actually tell it “These are heeled shoes, not thigh-high boots, please map and collide accordingly.” This is not that big an issue, except:
4 - Attempts to use the shoes and the foot-morph result in the entire front end of the shoe distorting grotesquely, and as there are no bend-morphs for the toes/soles and no fit-morphs for the shoe overall, like there are with the “Perfect Shoes” (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/perfect-shoes-and-stockings-for-genesis), I can’t go in and tweak them out to make them work the way I want them to.
So, after spending several hours wracking my brain last night, my question boils down to this:
Is there a way to fit these shoes to my model in such a way that her toes don’t protrude from the shoe at every opportunity, so that the shoes don’t distort oddly, so that the feet actually morph the way they should to the shoe, and - heaven forbid - do it all without having to drag the entire lot into Hexagon and rebuild it? Or at least “remodel” it? (in much the same way someone remodels a house, I would say.)
If I end up having no other option than to drag the shoes into an editor (and while I am not afraid to do so, I am a self-professed neophyte, so I’m not entirely confident that I could do it reliably or properly) - how hard would it be to do so? I’ve seen some products that have been updated from previous iterations to work with the Genesis bodies and morphs.
Has anyone done this?
And, before I commit myself to storming Thermopylae, as it were, has anyone already done this, and if so, would they be willing to share? I’d hate to duplicate someone’s efforts if it’s been handled already.
I hope I’ve been clear in what I’m asking, and I appreciate any help anyone might offer.