Genesis 1 Files
This is where I host free products that I've created for Daz 3D's Genesis 1 figure.
I currently only have the one, but will likely be adding more as we go.
To keep things easier in the end, when I add more files/products, this page will become an index leading you to new subpages for each individual product.
Genesis 1 MorphForms + is a small set of additional Pose dials for Genesis 1. They don't add shapes, they simply provide a global slider on the Actor level for ease of tweaking animations. Let's explain:
I enjoy using BVH or aniBlock motion data to at least get my animations close to how I need them, then tweak them from there with some good ol' hand key-frame animation techniques.
Well after finding myself constantly in the graph editor in either Daz Studio or Carrara to change the global bend of certain skeletal joints, I decided to make pose-morph dials so that I could achieve the same effect easily with the turn of a dial.
Genesis 1 MorphForms + adds an Arms Twist dial to the Genesis > Pose > Arms category in the Parameters tab, and several torso sliders in the Genesis > Pose > Torso category: Neck Bend (just the neck, not the head, for refinement), Torso Slump (Chest and Abdomen 2), Chest Bend, Abdomen Bend and Abdomen 2 Bend.
I feel that these additional bend helpers round out the pose dials to better equip us with an easier to use and faster method of these simple, yet essential tweaks.
Sometimes I use the Head/Neck Bend dial that's located in the Head of Genesis and find that either the head or neck is either bent too far or not far enough compared to the other. By simply having this extra Neck Bend dial, we can very easily tweak between them.
Torso Slouch bend the chest and abdomen 2 opposite each other, which can be very handy to correct joint issues, but also to assist with secondary movements and things like breathing, for example.
Genesis Parameters Tab
Arms Twist - twists both arms
Neck Bend - bends only the neck
Abdomen 2 Bend
Torso Slump - bends chest and abdomen 2 opposite each other
Then the chest, abdomen and abdomen 2 bends help us to tweak the posture of our character, making it much easier to keep each individual behaving in their own style. It makes it a Lot easier to make a slowed-down walk cycle more suitable for a slumped over elderly character, for example.
Simply open the zip, open the My DAZ 3D Library folder within, and drag the "data" folder into the directory where you install Genesis 1 to. The default is the My DAZ 3D Library folder within Public Documents (Windows).
The new dials will now appear in a Cyan accent in the above mentioned Pose categories within your Genesis parameters tab.
As Carrara stores saved figures as-is, with all available morphs along with them, you'll need to load a fresh Genesis 1 figure to have the new dials available. I have instructions in the following articles to further assist this process in Carrara:
Simply navigate to your library where you install Genesis to (default on Windows: Public Documents > My DAZ 3D Library) and open the following folders as they come:
data > DAZ 3D > Genesis > Base > Morphs > dartanbeck
Delete the folder (and contents) "G1 MorphForms +
If you'd like to uninstall everything I've made for Genesis, you could simply delete the entire "dartanbeck' folder that G1 MorphForms + resides in.
The morphs will no longer be appear in your Parameters tab, and will be completely uninstalled from your system (after emptying your Recycle Bins, that is).