I bought this set because it is promoted as being ‘remodelled’ for M5 and whilst the textures and morphs are fantastic I was very disappointed to discover that it is still using M4 UVs; especially as it doesn’t come with vascular displacement. I was hoping to be able to use the M5 displacement maps. :(
I’m afraid I have to agree this looks like a really good character and texture but its not really as advertised, for M5 if the maps don’t use the M5 UV’s.
I’m finding the lack of use of M5’s proper UV’s dissapointing.
Ok, to put an end to this I’ll be straight with you: did the description say that they were for the the M5 UV? Not at all. So it’s not false advertising. This project was started at the beginning of this year when a lot of the Poser/Genesis things were in flux and tempers were hsigh. So the decision was made to make the texture against the Genesis M4 UV (which is different from the regular M4 UV), so even people that use M4 could use the new textures, while Genesis owners get a texture that actually included the M5 gens… which you’ll rarely get today on characters. Even some recent releases are just M4 UVs with the M5 gens added in. With the textures the morphs were created with enough variety so that it could be a good stepping stone for getting your feet wet with M5. The DSON compatibility was added at the last minute (since it was released while Axel was in QA) and then new rigged morphs for the short bodies had to be added in at the last minute to account for issues with Poser’s scaling on one axis.
So in short Axel now serves as a good jumping on point for people using M5.
However, with the decision to use genesis M4 UV there are much more advantages:
1) There are now two generic veins maps products that work with the M4 UV. There are NONE for M5… and I’m not talking about borrowing from M5 product since those are generally specialized for that product.
2) There is a wet maps product in the store that work for the M4 UV… there are NONE for M5.
3) Older M4 products like M4 tattoo merchant resources will work with this product… since right now there are NONE for M5.
So with Axel on the genesis M4 UV you have a lot more stuff working with it than with the M5… hopefully, similar products will appear for M5… as I would love to see a generic veins product, wet maps, etc to work with our products that actually use the M5 UV.
Until then this decision made more sense. I hope this settles this.