Question about Strings product

I recently purchased "Strings" by Mechasar.  It looks like it will be a great product, but I'm having trouble with posing.  

The ad copy reads: "You can auto-connect the string and the related prop just selecting the string first and adding the prop after. Move them with the ActivePose tool for a natural movement, or use the Parameters panel for your precision work."

I cannot figure out what it means by ActivePose tool.  I have clicked on the rope, for example, on the main "rope" section, "base" section, and the individual numbered segments, but I see no way to pose.  I would not have bought this if it couldn't be easily posed.

Does anyone know what I'm missing?  It's probably obvious, but I can't figure it out!


  • AllenArtAllenArt Posts: 4,366

    I think that Active Pose are those three circles and a sphere in the upper left of the viewport window that allows you to pick a part and then select a circle and spin, moving the part. I think ;).


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  • L'AdairL'Adair Posts: 7,820

    @Faeofthe3rdDimension, Not so obvious, actually. I think I've stumbled on some of these features, but I didn't put it all together until I saw this video. It's a few years old, but should get you started:

    Pinning, Posing and the Active Pose Tool

    It's easier to see details if you watch full-screen, too.

    Hope this helps.

  • Thanks AllenArt and L'Adair, I've never even heard of this feature before, I thought it was something included in the product.  I'll go watch that video now.

  • Well, that's rather dissapointing.  I was hoping it would have "poses" built into it, like poses that make it curl up.

    Oh well. I don't often have buyer's remorse with Daz, so I guess you take a few hits every now and then to even out all the awesome stuff.

    Thanks y'all, I appreciate the help.  And at least I learned a cool new Daz function!

  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 14,475

    I found this product hard to use. I was hoping it would operate a bit like easy pose does, but it didn't. Needless to say it is langusihing in my runtime.

  • Lothar WeberLothar Weber Posts: 296

    It would be fantastic if dforce could be attached, all my trys ended in a mess...

    But great product anyway.

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