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Subject: Daz3d 4.10 Bug, User Error, or ???moranged opened this issue on May 03, 2019 · 9 posts
On the Surfacing/Rendering view, surfaces won’t show in the Surfaces/Presets tab (when using the Self Serve workplace). Some surfaces, like Michael 4 or Genesis 8, will show in the Surfaces/Editor tab but will be greyed out, and still will not be available in the Surfaces/Presets tab. Is this a bug or something else?
This is not the first issue I’ve had with Daz3D. I’ve been using Poser and found that the renderings with Daz3d have a very pleasing quality especially with Iray so downloaded the free software. For a time it seemed to work and as I became more familiar with Daz3d I attempted to use more of its capabilities such as emissive objects. That’s when I found that things weren’t working as expected.
I didn’t realize when, but the Photorealism option stopped working. I’d let a render sit for hours and nothing would show. And when I attempted to create emissive objects they weren’t ‘emissiving.’ I searched the web, Daz3d FAQ’s/forums and Renderosity but haven’t found anyone with quite the same issues. I put in a ticket with the Daz3d tech team and there was some effort and back and forth. I sent a sample file which I had loaded with primitive cones that came with the Poser library, and the Daz3d tech person was seeing cubes.
I did a reset of Interface (under Preferences), and that seemed to restore the Photorealism capability, but now the surfaces issue has cropped up. I'm not sure if there is more still not working correctly and just haven't discovered it yet.
Any brilliant ideas? Or just plain ideas?
My set up is an iMac, 3.2GHz, with 24GB Ram, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1GB graphics card.