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dForce Ezra Hair for Genesis 8

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Product Name: dForce Ezra Hair for Genesis 8
Product ID: 70981
Published Artist(s): Daz Originals
Created By: AprilYSH
Release Date: 2020-08-12

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

dForce Ezra Hair is a rigged and morphing dForce strands model of a messy, layered, long hair.

The hair's shoulder sections have an articulate rig consisting of 3 custom bones, back, left, and right, and the hair conforms to the character's neck and collar movements. ERC dial sliders help fit your figure poses beyond the 12 sample hair poses provided.

The dForce hair is grown on a skull cap that is fitted for Genesis 8 Male(s) Female(s) (.DUF) and auto-follows most character head shapes. Iray and 3Delight diffuse color presets are included. You can modify the tints by changing the diffuse color of the hair. dForce Ezra Hair for Genesis 8 is your next favorite and astoundingly realistic hair!

Note: Characters, clothing, and environment not included. Please see “Additional Products used in Promo Images” below.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

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dForce Ezra Hair for Genesis 8 (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “People:Genesis 8 Female:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Female:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair:Materials 3Delight”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Female:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair:Materials Iray”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Female:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair:Style and Poses”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair:Materials 3Delight”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair:Materials Iray”
    • “People:Genesis 8 Male:Hair:dForce Ezra Hair:Style and Poses”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Hair:Long”
    • “Materials:Hair:Hair Colors”
    • “Materials:Iray:Hair:Hair Colors”
    • “Materials:Iray:Hair:Settings”
    • “Poses:Hair”
    • “Render-Settings:Iray”
    • “Simulation-Settings”
    • “Web Links”

Additional Details

  • To use the hair:
    • Single frame method:
      • 1. Apply Simulation Preset Provided: “Simulate Single Frame”
      • 2. Load Genesis
      • 3. Load Hair and apply material and style presets
      • 4. Apply a pose to the figure, and (if required) apply a starting hair pose to make sure the hair is not intersecting shoulders or other bodyparts.
      • 5. [Optionally] click “Simulate” to drape dForce Hair
      • 6. [Optionally] and/or use hair morphs/poses to enhance final drape movement
    • Timeline method:
      • 1. Apply Simulation Preset Provided: “Simulate Timeline”
      • 2. Load Genesis
      • 3. Load Hair and apply material and style presets
      • 4. Go to frame 15 and apply a pose to the figure, and (if required) apply a hair pose to the hair. (Make sure hair doesn't pass through the body between frame 1 and your applied poses in frame 15 or else add intermediate poses in between those two frames to make sure the hair is not intersecting shoulders or other bodyparts.)
      • 5. [Optionally] click “Simulate” to drape dForce Hair (You may need to extend total frames to 90 or longer to give hair time to settle depending on the pose.)
      • 6. [Optionally] and/or use hair morphs/poses to enhance final drape movement
    • dForce Hair render checklist:
      • 1. Daz Studio must be version 4.11 or later.
      • 2. Nvidia driver is 430.86 or later.
      • 3. dForce Starter Essentials content is installed and up to date.
      • 4. Make sure you haven't currently got a geometry editing tool selected, select the pointer tool (Node Selection Tool) instead and then try to render again.
      • 5. If you are doing viewport renders instead of final (new window or direct to file) renders, apply my “Preview Render On” preset (sets “Viewport Tesselation” 2+ and “PR Preview” on.)
      • 6. System check by loading the free simple mohawk in a new empty scene and test if that renders for you. (Installed with dForce Starter Essentials and found in Content LIbrary > [your library] > People > Genesis 8 Male > Hair > Strand-Based Hair Samples - and also in the Genesis 8 Female folder.)
  • Useage Tips:
    • Use the dForce preset poses and/or hair bones or ERC sliders to pose, with or without dForce simulation.
    • Use dForce wind node to create further movement in the hair.
    • Use the Forward Drape Helper preset if you intend for the back sections of the hair to be in front of the shoulders.
    • If you've already posed the tails and want to run dForce simlation, you can save time by turning off “Start Bones From Memorized Pose” in your Simulation Settings. Applying either of my “Simulate Single Frame” or “Simulate Timeline” will do this for you.
    • You can easily modify hair colours by selecting your own diffuse colour settings for the hair.
    • After posing, use the style and movement morph dials to match you figure's pose and also ensure fitting.
    • You need at least one light in the scene that will provide the specular highlighting!
  • Copyright Information:
    • dForce Ezra Hair for Genesis 8 Male(s) & Female(s)
    • Original models and textures, commercial product
    • copyright April Hermans
    • May 2020
    • All of this product's content was created by April (aka AprilYSH)

Resolved Issues

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Known Issues

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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native formats