same rendering situation.. I like the Original Dawn best!
Long story Alisa... not using poser .. yet... trying in Daz... there are poser files that we can use in Daz.. the hair loads in the poser section.. but not the bikini... something about "error loading morphBinaryFile on line 7....." whatEver that means.. lol
Doing my best.. Thank you HornetThere are no rules when it comes to healing and dealing with bereavement for everyone the process is very different, and individual. He clearly loved talking to you so you gave him so much happiness in those years so it is good that you can still smile. I hope it comes better with time and your smiles only grow bigger but be kind to yourself while this happens.
Yes Alisa.. I am aware of that.. but I do like to experiment... I'm not saying it's wrong.. I just was surprised at the differences with the 3 downloads I had. I have several Dawns in the Daz files too. I'm spilling all over with Dawn.. lolWelcome for the hugs! Any time! It's very very hard to lose family and good friends, I know . Glad you have the videos to help make you smile! As Hornet said, healing is a very individual process, and this is VERY recent anyway.
You shouldn't use ANY of the Poser version of Dawn in DAZ Studio - you need to use the DAZ Studio files (those in zips ending in -ds.zip) and bring in through the DAZ Studio format section. Dawn is weightmapped and the weightmapping is different in the 2 versions.
The texture files (Runtime\Textures) are the same for both.
There should be bumps (my SR2 loads with all of them on except for face and ears, but it does for the lips so go figure ). Not sure what render engine you are using (they load with 3Delight mats).
Just in case you are curious if you like your skins pink you'll love the new SE texture
This is SR2 next to SE, all I've done is used the Iray settings from SE on SR2 but didn't change the textures and rendered in Iray with just 3 lights (no hdri, just front and 2 rims). I've only added it as thumbnail so not to be big in you thread, just click to view larger. The older skin could still be tweaked to look even better, just thought you might be interested in the difference between the 2 almost out of the box.
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Yes please Rae.. thanks.. I'd love to see her in 3D... maybe I'll use her more if she doesn't look so jaundice... I've not checked the other parts of the body for bump/displacement.. like I said.. the textures are there.. they are just not loading ON the body... I'll have to make a new preset once I have the maps figured the way I like them. I look forward to your renderI've got a render cooking at the moment but I can do a 3Delight one for you later if you want
I do like SE, she comes with some extra faces that are really cute too. Not sure I can help with the bumps not loaded, like I said mine load for body/limbs and lips but not face or ears (but you could add that manually).
AThank you Rae.. I do prefer the pinkier one... although I'd have to try my lighting set to know for sure... she's a little too pink... but the one on the left is to yellow... (sighs)... Gotta find a happy medium... I may have to play and make my own Dawn to be happy. lol Thanks for sharing.I just added the bump back to the face/ears. I don't do 3DL usually so I've just used a pre made light set (omnifreaker) but I'm not that happy with it (I need to find some nice neutral light). And its probably not a fair comparison since one is "omHumanSurface" shader and the other is "AoA_Subsurface"
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So funny Bonnie how we all have different preferences... I was just thinking I may have to make my own Dawn to be happy... I love experimenting... I'll try your saturation tip. ThanksI prefer the look of SR2, as I'm not fond of the pinky look. The yellowish one is easier to make more natural just by reducing the saturation a bit.
I have her on my wish list.. there's a bundle with a bunch of morphs that I don't have.. so it may be a while til I can buy it... although... I did get some Christmas money... humm (thinks)I personally think Dawn SE is a big improvement on the original Dawn, I did not use the original much but Dawn SE is my go to figure. The original Dawn was very distinctive and at was hard to create characters without showing it was clearly Dawn based, it is much easier with Dawn SE.