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Posted: 12 November 2012 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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It sounds to me like you don’t have the DSON importer installed in the right place.  A year later and I’m still confused on Poser’s directories… but I’ve installed the DSON Importer into /Applications/Poser Pro 2012.  I assume this is to enable the plug-ins correctly.  All my Genesis content I’ve loaded into a separate Runtime.  It appears the way this works is that the DSON Importer Plugin is called from the Poser Helper file.  It then loads the Genesis content dynamically.  This is why the morphs don’t need a companion file, the plug-in finds them and loads them automatically.

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Posted: 12 November 2012 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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sschneew - 12 November 2012 08:57 AM

It sounds to me like you don’t have the DSON importer installed in the right place.  A year later and I’m still confused on Poser’s directories… but I’ve installed the DSON Importer into /Applications/Poser Pro 2012.  I assume this is to enable the plug-ins correctly.  All my Genesis content I’ve loaded into a separate Runtime.  It appears the way this works is that the DSON Importer Plugin is called from the Poser Helper file.  It then loads the Genesis content dynamically.  This is why the morphs don’t need a companion file, the plug-in finds them and loads them automatically.

I went back and re-installed all 3 updates: SR2, SR3 & SR3.1 - then re-installed the DSON and made a new Runtime for Genesis stuff only. It now seems to work, though slowly. It took me 6 hours of searching, installations and so on to get this done. That is wasted production time. This is becoming quite typical of DAZ and I remain skeptical at best. Now I have to determine if all this was worth it and if the expense of a new category of specialized content is in my budget. We’ll see.

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Posted: 12 November 2012 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I agree, Genesis is ok but in my opinion, when I am very honest, I prefer the V4.2 and the separate G4.
I have such a lot of CDI Morphs to make the cutest characters or the scariest, Morphia is one great example for fab. use of V4.2 and and and…

Yes, it is easier in a way to have Genesis and have all the dials there but it does not take long to Inject , for example , all Morphss of V4.2 , A4, G4,S4,Creature Morphs in to Morphia and save that to your Character Folder.

As long as Genesis slows down my iMac 64 bit that much and all takes so long I do prefer to work with my lovely G4.
And Kids 4 of course, with the cute CDI Moprhs applied. HEAVEN

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Posted: 15 November 2012 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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so when install poser companion i need both “DSON Core file and the Poser Companion file”
and they’ll go in to my runtime

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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loveit - 15 November 2012 03:34 PM

so when install poser companion i need both “DSON Core file and the Poser Companion file”
and they’ll go in to my runtime

That is how I do it and yes, you need the DSON Core and the Poser Companion file.
I have an extra * Genesis * Runtime.
The DSON Importer I installed where my Poser Pro 2012 holds its python scripts, on my Mac it is in my Applications folder.

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Posted: 16 November 2012 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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id like to do that but how?i have a pc,and where do i find the files to go where thanks

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Posted: 16 November 2012 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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loveit - 16 November 2012 12:39 PM

id like to do that but how?i have a pc,and where do i find the files to go where thanks

On a PC you run the DSON Importer to where you have your Poser installed * where the phyton scripts are and such *

Then you can make a new Runtime, call it Genesis for example , and install the other files in there and all the DSON products you might purchase for Poser + Genesis in the Future.

You need to download the PC files of Poser Companion PC and DSON Core PC .

Hope that helps.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I write Python Scripts for Poser and frankly I cannot get this to work consistently.

I had it working at one point after some fighting but I had to reinstall Windows 7.

I have Poser Pro 2012 installed on a different drive than C:
All my content is outside of C:\

I installed the DSON importer to my main Poser directory.  That seams logical and straight forward to me.

I created a new content directory (Genesis) and pointed to that in Poser.  I installed the other two exes to this directory (D:\Content\Genesis)

It all should work, right?

Well, no.  The Sub D Dragon loads fine.  Genesis loads but has no geometry (in other works is not visible but in the scene).

So I’m baffled as to what kind of witchcraft I must perform to get this to work.  I mean it all “seems” simple but obviously it isn’t.  And yes, I downloaded the correct bits and version of the DSON importer (and well, the dragon is loading).

Any thoughts?  Do I need to invest in chicken bones that I need to shake over the computer? smile

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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It looks like you have installed everything correctly.
There is one thing which you should check: In Scripts!DSON Support!Import Preferences there is a link to a “writable runtime folder” This needs to be a folder to which Poser can write - in other words not in program files. Check if this is correct and pointing to your genesis runtime or another “safe” one. The default should be the default Poser one (users/public/documents/Poser Pro 2012 Content)

In that same tool there is also a log tool. See if that gives any hint of why genesis does not load

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I don’t have anything in Program Files, pretty much ever (if I can help it).

Nothing on my D: drive is write protected.

The log seems to show that Genesis is loading.  I’ve tried to different installs but it basically looks like the text below.  But, you know, blank Genesis.  I’m probably just going to give up because this is already eating up much of my (limited) free time but I DO appreciate the help.  I just thought it would be nice to get the DSON content compatible with my scripts and such.  Oh well.

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Setup
DSON Write Path: D:/Poser Pro 2012/Runtime/DSON/auto_adapted
Parsing DSON File…
File Path: D:/Content/DAZ Studio/Runtime/libraries/Character/DAZ People/Genesis.duf
Scanning for dynamic assets…
Writing character file…
Loading CR2 File
Applying settings to actors…
Loaded file: Genesis.duf
Importer Setup in 0 min 0.0 sec.
DSON File Read in 0 min 0.0 sec.
DSON Dynamic Read in 0 min 0.4 sec.
Poser Native File Created in 0 min 0.9 sec.
Poser Native File Loaded in 0 min 2.1 sec.
Applied Settings in 0 min 0.0 sec.
Total File Load in 0 min 3.7 sec.
Done

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Yes, everything seems absolutely normal - except that it does not find anything of the support files (dynamic assets as DAZ calls it)  because it seems to write an empty CR2 file - which is of course invisible.

You could probably trace the route via the duf file (if it is not compressed), but if you installed it correctly these should all be there

But there is something bothering me here: DS uses the “Content” folder as its own main folder - is it possible that the installer for the essentials got confused?

But this will take time to figure out.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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It’s very weird because it IS dynamically generating an .obj file (which it should be)

geometry followed by numbers and dashes in parenthesis, looks like a registry string then .obj

The .obj IS genesis when it’s loaded into UVMapper Pro.

Opened up the generated cr2 and it points to the .obj correctly to.

I do have two genesis.cr2’s though.  Hrm.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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It may be from different attempts, but in your description you save you have the content in

D:\Content\Genesis

but the log file reads

File Path: D:/Content/DAZ Studio/Runtime/libraries/Character/DAZ People/Genesis.duf

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Posted: 17 November 2012 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Yeah, but I’ve tried different locations by uninstalling, reinstalling.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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What does the cr2 file say in the main poser runtime:DSON:autoadapted:content files - it is in one of its subfolders (randomly generated, so I can’t give you the name)

I missed that different content folder - the way it is now, it won’t work

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