Well that blows that theory out of the water.
I'm using Firefox as well Wilmap, and updated it yesterday evening. Is it working OK for you?
Never mind, I just saw your comment above that it is working. Hmmmm, will have to try that again.
Edited to Add: Well I tried, and all I'm able to get is the thumbnail. Not sure why.
The script uses a "hack" some of us have known about for nearly 2 years, back when it was first brought to Optitex's attention they basically went ape****, DAZ built a block into the last build of 4.7 and made it clear that legal action would be taken against anyone distributing dynamic items using the "hack". While the block was removed in 4.8 I doubt if their position on distribution has changed any, especially as almost every mention of the "hack" has been deleted from their site.
This is kind of what I already figured.
And while I expect that the script will disappear eventually from the store, I can't see any issues treating it as "for personal use only." We have other scripts that are like this - GenX, for instance, you cannot distribute a morph that you created with it because the end user would not actually need to buy the base morph product to use it. This script is the same. The key words for it are "personal use only."
I'm not naieve enough to think that "no one" would distribute something from it, no. I'm sure there are folks out there who would take advantage of it and do so. But Daz's position on this is well known and has been for a very long time, and anyone who tries to distribute a dynamic item by using this script gets what they deserve in that department.
However, what this does do, is enable people to use the available dynamic cloth already on the market, and, frankly, a vendor can legally create and distribute Poser dynamics just as they've done before. The only difference is that now DS users can actually *use* those dynamics, so their customer base just widened.
But yes, I had suspected that the script was using some kind of hack to do it's job, which is why I commented very early on in the thread that it was most likely a personal use only thing. I was very surprised to see it in the store at all, honestly. And I'm very surprised that it's actually STILL in the store.
But for me personally, I'm just thrilled to finally be able to use the dynamic cloth capabilities for my renders.
The problem is that once you convert an item to dynamic with this script, that you are then able to save the (now dynamic) item to the library as a dynamic cloth asset. That is a file with potential for distribution/sharing.
If a vendor shared/sold one of these files, it would quickly run afoul of what Daz and Optitex don't want happening.
There is currently NO legal way to create a dynamic cloth item inside of Studio for distribution unless you can afford Optitex's license fees.
So... yes, what you describe is a quick way to run up against lawyers.
If a vendor is selling Poser dynamic cloth, made for and in Poser's dynamics, they're fine. This script allows DS users to convert Poser dynamics to Optitex/DS dynamics.
Basically, the minute you have gotten something to function inside of DS as dynamic, you're making use of the hack and that item is not legal to distribute. Anything you make using this script must be kept to yourself and cannot be shared or sold. Personal use only.
Poser dynamics, in Poser program format, sold by vendors are safe because they do not make use of the Optitex dynamic functions. It is those that DS users can now convert (and save the converted file for later use) for their use in DS, that we have not been able to use before.
Does that make sense?
It will be interesting to see if it does get taken down and how soon that happens. Daz are aware of it as they have been removing posts on it...I'm a bit surprised that it hasn't already happened.