Softwares: Daz Studio 4
Base Figures: Aiko 3, Genesis 8 Female
License: This is licensed for commercial or non-commercial use.
Someone recently asked if there was a method to convert older PZ2 pose files into modern DUF pose files. Apparently almost every response they received was either no or not possible. Well, we're here to tell you it is possible regardless of how practical it may be. In this video demonstration we successfully loaded a PZ2 pose for the Aiko 3 character and saved it as a DUF pose using Daz Studio 4.12. Not only did it work properly when applied to the original Aiko 3 figure in a default T-pose, surprisingly the new DUF worked on the Genesis 8 Female (G8F) with only some minor adjustments needed. This video tutorial is recorded in WMV format at 1600x900 resolution. It can be used for both personal and commercial projects.
It can also be found on YouTube at this url: https://youtu.be/zs-yi74dx3U
Comments have resulted in an additional video explaining "Why Bother?" at this url: https://youtu.be/-w2QBN4nSC8
QSabot 10:41PM | Wed, 06 May 2020
_"When the original Aiko 3 Diving Shot in PZ2 format is applied directly to G8F, the result looks like she is floating in space. When the same Aiko 3 pose saved in DUF format is applied to directly G8F, the result looks like she is diving backwards and shooting at the same time."_ Thank you for this explanation! I don't know why I hadn't thought of that. Just been complacent about "not-quite-right" poses too long, I guess.
Winterbrose 3:00AM | Wed, 06 May 2020
Yes the original PZ2 works on Aiko 3, but may not be usable on other figures (even though not intended to) as shown in image. When the original Aiko 3 Diving Shot in PZ2 format is applied directly to G8F, the result looks like she is floating in space. When the same Aiko 3 pose saved in DUF format is applied to directly G8F, the result looks like she is diving backwards and shooting at the same time. I guess it just comes down to that it's all about personal preference and needs.
QSabot 9:35PM | Mon, 04 May 2020
I don't see why it wouldn't be possible-- the part _I_ don't see is why it'd be necessary, if the .pz2 still works just fine.
Winterbrose 5:03AM | Mon, 04 May 2020
Wow, speechless except for the much appreciation we have for your positive feedback ...
charonnyx 4:37AM | Mon, 04 May 2020
ðŸ’€THE BOATMANðŸ›¶ humbly thanks you! He has left some amusing comments on your YouTube. All your videos are on point without the extra fluff. Excellent! And, BTW, the is the **best **"technical support" ðŸ’€THE BOATMANðŸ›¶ has had since he poked and prodded on a TRS-80 Model 1 in '78.
Winterbrose 2:57AM | Mon, 04 May 2020
We appreciate all of the feedback. The video was created without any pre-planning in response to a customers need. It could have been a bit more organized, but the goal was to cover everything needed and get it posted for them to view.
Mechins 12:45PM | Sun, 03 May 2020
A good video for basic pose saving in DAZ. You were through in explaining the process and demonstrating on the target figure and what can happen on other figures. The picture you had up while explaining what you are using was good. I think the in depth explanation of where to find the figure could have waited til after the main part of the video.