Render DAZ Genesis 3 in Poser

thaaksma · February 24, 2016 4:05 pm

Tags: 2016, Daz, february, free, Gen3, Genesis 3, lululee, Poser, utility, willdial

Genesis 3 to Poser Utility

Render DAZ Genesis 3 in Poser

Would you like to Render DAZ Genesis 3 in Poser? Now you can with this FREE utility from willdial!

Want to render her with EXPRESSIONS and clothing that fits? You can do that too!

Renderosity presents an Exclusive FREE package to get your Genesis 3 rendering in Poser 11.

Here's what's included in this FREE package:

  1. The “Genesis 3 To Poser” utility by willdial that makes Genesis 3 expressions workable in Poser 11.
  2. Tutorials by willdial and lululee.
  3. Genesis 3 into Poser 11 User Guide.
  4. Genesis 3 conforming clothing with morphs into Poser 11.

This utility is currently only available for Windows Operating Systems. You can read and learn more about future MAC release by visiting the forum dedicated to this utility here.

Get Genesis 3 Poser Updater Here!

User Resources Quick Links

Genesis 3 to Poser :: FREE utility Help Forum

Genesis3PoserUpdater User Guide (pdf)

Genesis 3’s Clothing in Poser 11 (pdf)

Below are some comments from the creators.


Like with most worthwhile endeavors, it started with a simple question, "Is it possible to import Genesis 3 into Poser?" The main stumbling block was Genesis 3's facial ghost bones. Poser 10 and/or Poser Pro 2014 cannot handle the necessary weight mapping.

When I saw Poser 11's new feature for Smooth Translation weight mapping, I knew instantly it would allow Genesis 3 to be fully functional in Poser. We would, however, have to do it ourselves since DAZ has no interest.

It was not an easy task. I had to take a crash course in rigging to learn how the Smooth Translation works and how it would apply to Genesis 3. I cannot count the hours I was in front of my computer digging into Genesis 3's structure or copying and pasting weight maps. I let out a sigh of relief when I had my prototype working in Poser. However, I ran into a scaling issue. That's when I made my best and worst decision - I posted my findings on two sites and asked for help.

I shook my head in despair at the amount of anger and bitterness that poured out. The name calling got so bad that the admins had to lock the thread at one site within two days and the admins at the other site had to admonish the users twice. People walked away with hurt feelings and I was left with virtually no new information. I tried a few things but, with no real way to automate the importing process, I simply gave up. That's when the post turned out to be the good idea.

lululee had contacted a vendor that makes Poser and Daz Studio utilities. He confirmed my observations. We worked together on a tool, but he had his own projects to work on. I took an old Poser file editor tool that I started four years ago but had never finished. I used it as a starting point and created the "Genesis3PoserUpdater" tool. lululee was very kind to test it. The words "thank you" seem insufficient for how much work she had put into the project. She was the one who helped me when I was down. She was the one who coordinated the release. She was a delight to work with and one of the highlights of this project.


I have always enjoyed working with DAZ characters in Poser and I was especially interested in rendering Genesis 3 in Poser. I also enjoy working in DAZ Studio and feel the IRAY render is gorgeous but I missed having that freedom of choice to render Genesis 3 in both software. Each one is unique and has it's own render look.

I saw a thread in a forum by willdial. He was successful in bringing Genesis 3 into Poser 11 but her expression morphs would not work. He figured out a way to get them to work and was interested in having someone help him create an app that would be a 1 click solution. I contacted him to encourage him to keep going with the project because I really wanted to play with Genesis3 in Poser 11.

In the end, willdial created the app himself. I helped with the tutorials and organizing.

One thing that really drew me to the project was willdial's desire to make the app easy to use and freely distribute it to the community. Poser users were very interested in working with Genesis 3 who is quite beautiful. willdial was not interested in the project as a monetary project, rather a community effort to unite both software applications for the artists. Today, artists like working in both Daz Studio and Poser. They are very compatible software and actually compliment each other. We all wanted to be able to render Genesis 3 in both so it a real gift to the community to have the "Genesis3PoserUpdater".Now we can render Genesis 3 in both Poser and DazStudio. We're free to have our artistic freedom and choose the software to render her in. There has always been a special connection between Daz models and Poser Software. It is good to continue that connection.

We are very pleased that the admins at Renderosity chose to help us and launch the "Genesis3PoserUpdater". Thanks so much Jenn and Kristi.

Jenn and Kristi would also like to thank the Testing Team here at Renderosity for their help in this project.

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Article Comments

shadownet ( posted at 7:18AM Thu, 25 February 2016

This is great! My thanks to all involved. This is so incredibly generous on your part. Very much appreciated!

Bendinggrass ( posted at 8:39AM Thu, 25 February 2016

Wow..... this is the best news in a long time. I can only give a very inadaquate thank you to these generous people who have worked on this generous gift to all of us.

BertjeBeton3D ( posted at 8:47AM Thu, 25 February 2016


I found out why the facial morphs seemed to explode in Poser: I'm living in Europe, where 1,000 means 1. 😄 After I convinced Windows to use a point instead of a comma in decimal numbers, things worked just fine!

LUNA3D ( posted at 9:03AM Thu, 25 February 2016

i love you both for this great tool!!

moatmai ( posted at 11:43AM Thu, 25 February 2016

Haven't downloaded it yet, but your project looks like an amazing effort. Congratulations!

Kazam561 ( posted at 1:45PM Thu, 25 February 2016

I'd like to give some credit Midnight Stories who created a youtube video detailing the process some time ago, but it didn't work on G3 expressions.

Greymom ( posted at 4:16PM Thu, 25 February 2016

This is awesome! Many, many thanks!

Store Staff ( posted at 4:46PM Thu, 25 February 2016

Wanted to post here that we put Poser 11, ALL VERSIONS, on sale at 20% OFF from now through 11:59 pm on Monday, February 29th. Since there seemed to be an interest from some of you to now purchase Poser 11. 😄

Isn't this a wonderful tool willdial and his partner lululee and others have created! I would like to thank them as well as I love using Poser also! Can't wait to see your images start to turn up in the gallery! 😄

llynara ( posted at 4:55PM Thu, 25 February 2016

OMG! Thanks for putting those on sale (though my wallet is cursing at me, LOL)

OonaTheWild ( posted at 5:02PM Thu, 25 February 2016

This is a great thing for the community...HOWEVER....Daz 3D is not the one who decided that they did not want to work with Smith Micro on compatability. That was solely SM's choice and Daz 3D has caught more than enough flack over this percieved wrong and handled it with grace. I think it was highly unprofessional to allow a statement such as this be made about a company which , like it or not , is the reason why this community exists. Without Daz there would be no Victoria 4 and without that Renderosity would be out of business. I wish people would finally but aside the Daz/Poser war and just learn to enjoy the hobby we all share.

Magic_Man ( posted at 5:11PM Thu, 25 February 2016

Excellent work.

SabaTaru ( posted at 6:32PM Thu, 25 February 2016

I can appreciate that they're giving all this work away for free. And in that spirit, many thanks to everyone involved in it's creation. I hope users get a lot of mileage out of the utility.

But I also think it should be CLEARLY stated that it only works on PCs and that it WILL NOT work natively on a Mac in the article itself. I shouldn't have to download something to find out it won't work on my OS.

Anim8dtoon ( posted at 9:53PM Thu, 25 February 2016

What about G3 textures? How can these be converted into Poser? Thank you for creating this. I must admit, I am confused; is there not a Mac version of this utility available? Maybe a new forum should be created for this subject so people can share tips and techniques.

RodS ( posted at 12:14PM Fri, 26 February 2016

Sounds great!

@ a certain comment above..... Some of us guys like GIRLS. Deal with it.

Darkworld ( posted at 5:15PM Fri, 26 February 2016

Ok, I cannot find her in my content library after saving the .DUF

I do not have the tabs in the tutorial, i have Daz 3D library, but not "My library"

I have searched through every single item in the tree and she is not there. There is no "browse" button in the library folders so I cannot browse to where I have saved her, and no matter where I put the Temp folder (default was in DSON folder) it doesn't show up.

jennblake ( posted at 11:08AM Sat, 27 February 2016

There is now a support forum for this utility where willdial and lululee will happily answer any questions you have about use, issue or questions. Please see HERE

There have been many requests for a MAC version...please see Possible MAC Compatibility Sticky thread in that forum. 😄

gypsyangel ( posted at 5:20PM Sun, 28 February 2016

Big shout out and thanks to DAZ, without whom you would still be trying to use Posette!

arifzhafir ( posted at 3:34PM Mon, 29 February 2016

Smith Micro should send you guys a check, just out of principle. Of course, they wouldn't even bother to hire someone competent (like Blackhearted) to fix Pauline and Paul.

clell ( posted at 12:04PM Tue, 01 March 2016

I LOVE the concept but PoserPro 11 doesn't "show" a character. It's an empty scene with Gen3 showing in the figures box. Any help? Thanks again

thaaksma ( posted at 12:47PM Tue, 01 March 2016

@clell - If you haven't already, please check out the forum dedicated to this utility.

McGrandpa ( posted at 12:37PM Wed, 02 March 2016

Absolutely Outstanding, and I am with Lululee on having the freedom, the choice to use either or both programs to work in. Thanks willdial and lululee!

beachsidelegs ( posted at 2:42PM Wed, 02 March 2016

This looks awesome and I managed to get her to show up in Poser 9 now if I could get her to show up in the preview window life would be a dream :)

HibernatusR ( posted at 6:59AM Sat, 05 March 2016

"I wish people would finally put aside the Daz/Poser war and just learn to enjoy the hobby we all share. – OonaTheWild" I've took the liberty to correct the small typo, because to me this is the phrase of the year.

"Smith Micro should send you guys a check, just out of principle. Of course, they wouldn't even bother to hire someone competent (like Blackhearted) to fix Pauline and Paul. – arifzhafir" Couldn't agree more. Smith Micro keeps getting more and more opensource software to try to improve it's commercial app. Don't look back in anger to the other company, who took the other way, paying programmers and licensing commercial solutions to improve a free app. Peace, everyone.

quietrob ( posted at 11:22PM Wed, 09 March 2016

You managed to get her to show up in Poser 9? I thought it had to be Poser 11? Either way, this has given me reason to save up for Poser 11! I love DAZ content but I'm not giving up my Poser! Never!!

Good Job!

emotionaldreams ( posted at 6:37PM Fri, 06 May 2016

dont work for me. Poser crashes immediately when tryin to import it

scottl ( posted at 6:15PM Fri, 24 June 2016

trying it but my daz studio interface doesnt look like the one in the tutorial so guess am out of luck. Cant get it to look like yours. On behalf of the rest tho great job.

rcousineau ( posted at 4:04PM Thu, 17 November 2016

Saved my day! I'm working on a project (coloring books for my grandkids) and its easier if I use both Poser and Daz Studio. Thank you.

thoennes ( posted at 7:02PM Wed, 06 December 2017

Any chance of getting the source code so it can be ported to macOS?

I have a notion to write some Swift.

I still dabble in Poser for fun, DS when I feel masochistic, and about to start playing with Blender 2.8 beta because the writing's on the wall. but still... fun is fun!

EardrumManna ( posted at 2:39AM Tue, 22 October 2019

sigh, ... it works except for the expressions. I just can't get them to work. But thanks for making this anyway :)

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