dForce Dynamic Clothing Example 1 by armieri ()
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This post is for the Daz Studio addicts.
I'll admit one of my minor obsessions is that I just can't let the old vendor models die. Don't get me wrong, I still spend WAY too much money on new vendor content. Even so, I still find myself returning to old vendor models to see what new life I can breathe into them... for instance, using new Iray materials.
One of the biggest problems I have with older clothing models is that they just don't compare in terms of realism, and often realistic and conforming clothing folds are a big part of the problem. So happily for us DazStudio addicts they *finally* updated the dynamic clothing engine to dForce with the last release (yay!). But of course the disclaimer stands that older models might not have the proper geometry to play nicely in the pool (boo!).
So this leaves me at the frustrating point where I feel like I have to try out my various old models and see what happens. To make matters worse, here's an example of my early attempts with Fabiana's "The Caperucita" clothing hood applied to G3F. At first, dForce didn't seem to work at all (see the third panel). But my bulldog has taught me the power of persistence, and with some almost-random changes (I'm making educated guesses) to the different individual material simulation settings, etc. I was able to achieve the final result after about 20 minutes of experimentation.
So will it all be worth it to spend the time trying to revive old models? I don't know. All I can say is I'm pretty sure I'm going to be wasting a lot more time in the near future experimenting instead of rendering. That's how we all learn, I guess...
For a full step-by-step guide, see https://armieri.deviantart.com/art/dForce-Dynamic-Clothing-Example-and-Tutorial-723953460