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The process is fairly simple. You load the desired texture on to Genesis in Daz Studio 4 (in which ever form, V5, M5 etc) Then under the 'Surfaces' Tab, select the icon in the top left corner of the window. Scroll down to Map Transfer. On the top left of the new window where it says 'Template' right click in the box area. Click 'New Template'. On the right side of the window is a list of the surfaces your current 3d model has. Daz have been very helpful here as they have numbered the relevant parts of the map that belong together. So it is then a process of Shift+Left Click each map region in turn. Once you have the whole group selected left click and drag them over to the Template1 that you created. Then change the 'Target UV Map to M4. You will need to have the Template1 selected to alter the 'Template Options' in the lower part of the window. I would advise a quality of 10, and dimensions of 4096. Then select an output directory. Here I would create yourself a dummy runtime in the Poser format. I would see how the texture artist folderised their character and set the dummy runtime up the same. Obviously changing the character name to the one you are converting.

Tip time: DO NOT USE THE DAZ TEMP FOLDER FOR OUTPUTING THE CONVERTED TEXTURES. Because if you close Daz Studio before moving the new textures to the dummy runtime, it will clear the temp folder on closing. Which is a royal pain when you could have spent a great deal of time converting many textures.

What I did to create the Ohi'a Mat's was use a donor set of Mat files (Ovidius) then I swapped out all of the relevant textures to Ohi'a (in The Poser Material Room). Such as diffuse, specular, bump etc. Then I saved a brand new set of Mat files into the dummy runtime. Under the Pose and/ or Materials folders. Using the naming structure that Morris had for the original M5 version.

Please Note: Map Transfer does not convert genital mats between characters. It also makes a mess of the eyelash transparency. So use the Ovidius eyelash texture. Copy it to the Ohi'a dummy textures folder.

Limitations: Map Transfer may cause seams to show in high res textures. I have found this with both Raiya's and Morris's textures. I have found for full body shots the seams should be okay to render. Though portraits will show the seams up. Which will mean cloning out the seams in your chosen art package. Also avoid tattoos that cross seams as Map Transfer will make a mess of the maps.


If you need any further help give me a shout on: elvenesque@elvenesque.com. I use the same email address for MSN too.


Hope this helps


Lee
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ratorama Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial!
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Kaos3d Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome ;)
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JacquesMartel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
What is this for? I thought you only have to change the UV to M4 in the surfaces tab to make M4 textures compatible with genesis. I'm having problems using m4 textures with genesis tho, they look low res, muddled and without details, could it have something to do with not transfering the texture map to a M5 UV and 4096px?
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Kaos3d Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The 'Map Transfer Tool' is for when you want to convert a character texture between UV sets. For example, you want to convert an M5 texture to M4. Also for reference the 'Map Transfer Tool' does not support the male genitals. If you are using M4 textures on Genesis then yes you just alter the UV set in DS.

As for render quality in Daz Studio. You would need to ask a Daz Studio artist. As I am a Poser artist that utilises DS for texture and morph conversions, so I can use them in Poser. 
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Bobeagle77 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for easy to follow tutorial.:) (Smile)
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Kaos3d Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you found it useful :hug: :D
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TheMystEra Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Kaos3d Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you find it useful :XD:
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bigbadqueen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
hi so i recently got both programs and i am still learning how to use them. how ever i am having issues findig the surfaces of daz studio where can i find it
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KristinF Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. At last instructions even I can understand. Thank you so much :)
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