so sorry to hear this Ken...I have a really silly question and feel free to ignore it. I was wondering if in Poser you inject the morphs or is it saved in the cr2? If it's an injection have you tried the poser version in DS? Or is the poser version Poser weightmapped?
Yeah, I have been trying really hard, but after talking to Paul, it seems like I have already tried everything possible. The best I can do is to import the head into DS and save it in native DUF format, where a few morphs will need adjusting. I can adjust the morphs, but then I cannot save them back to the head. Last night I have tried a suggestion from Paul that sounded viable, but DS crashes in the first half of the process, at the point where I freeze the missing ERC that DS couldn't import from Poser. This means that DS cannot import certain kinds of ERCs, I can't create them manually (crash), and even if I did, I can't save them back to the library. Sounds like a catch 22.
As for your question, the head has no injections. It's all embedded into the CR2. It has no weight maps, which makes it very compatible with DS. The DS version was made by importing the CR2 and converting it to native DUF format. No problems up to this point, and 99% of the features work nicely. There are a few parts that needed slight adjustments, but then it gets into the deadlock described above.
Actually that makes sense to me (not that I'm an expert in DS). I'm pretty sure you can make a 'new' cr2 in this way. I haven't done it in a long time, but I know a couple times I put together a figure (did some morphs, added some clothes) based on Genesis or maybe Gensesis2 then exported as a cr2, so that I could bring it into Poser and work with it there. I think I was doing it because waiting for DSON to load each thing took forever, but if I did it that way, I only really had to load things once.
It's important to know that I have already fixed all issues on the Poser version. It had a few iterations with the internal beta-testing, and everything they found was resolved. That's the CR2 I imported to create the DS version. The problem is that DS will ignore certain kinds of ERC during the import, so fixing in Poser has no effect in DS. In my tests, the fixes done in Poser still show in DS the same as before fixing (as if I haven't fixed them). That's why the adjustings have to be done in DS. There were 2 situations when doing that:
1. I can do the changes normally, but since the head has no weight maps, DS forbids me to save it back to the figure. I can't save the changes.
2. Convert the head to TriAx using a different name, do the changes, save the morphs, and then use these to replace the ones from the original head. Here again, I can edit and fix the issues fine, but when I hook-up the ERC (freeze ERC), DS crashes right away. Paul thinks this happens because Poser and DS handle the internal group geometries in different ways, which causes DS to crash, or fail to import from Poser.
If you know of a way I haven't already tried, I am all ears.