A new article on PoserPython at Renderosity reveals Poser 12 will go to Python 3…
“When we move to the newer version of Python it will almost certainly break the DSON [early Genesis versions import] plug-in and other scripts. We simply can’t hold back the needed updates any longer. Poser needs to move forward, and we can’t wait for DAZ to update a 10-year-old plug-in,” he said. If user want to use Genesis figures in Poser, DAZ Studio has a PZ2 (Poser format) exporter that allows the export of figures that can load from Poser’s library system.
The latter is news to me. Does he mean the store, rather than .CR2 export from DAZ Studio? They do have a $7 ‘Poser Format Exporter (PFE)’ .PZ2 exporter for getting poses and animations and the like to Poser, but I’ve never heard it could be used for complete clothed pose-able early-Genesis figures. If that was possible I’m sure I would have heard about it. Perhaps .CR2 and .PZ2 are being confused here? You can do .CR2 to get a Genesis 1 or 2 figure, but not G3 or G8.
But if one really must have an early Genesis figure one can always i) export as a posed plain old .OBJ (pray the textures load back on); or ii) render the posed figure with similar lighting, save to a masked image format, and use inside the Poser scene as an alpha-masked billboard (only good for background crowds, admittedly); iii) render the figure to a masked PNG and composite into the Poser scene in Photoshop, PhotoLine, Krita etc. So far as I’m aware it’s not possible to export a posed .FBX from Poser, and that’s probably also the case for DAZ though I’m not sure.
As for other scripts and Poser 12, I guess we just have to see what breaks. It happened for Poser 11 and 11.2, and stuff got fixed in due course. Perhaps Renderosity could dedicate a tiny fraction of the Poser 12 profits to recompensing the script fixers. How about offering small bounties for fixed scripts? I mean, there’s only going to be a dozen or so. $100 per = $1,200.
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Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
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