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Important: - When updating to Poser SR3.1 in preparation to use the DSON Importer for Poser, you will be asked if you would like to Replace, Keep or Backup your Preferences. You should choose to Keep your Preferences. If you do not, you will need to re-add the directory that you installed Genesis Starter Essentials to, within the Poser Library, in order to see and/or load the content.
The DSON Importer for Poser adds the ability to easily load Content in the DSON file format, to Poser 9/Pro 2012 with Service Release 3 (or later) installed. For the end user, interaction with DSON based content is intended to be nearly identical to that of native Poser content.
To get started, the first thing you must do is install the Importer and the Genesis Starter Essentials content. This will walk you through these simple steps.
What is covered:
DSON, or DAZ Scene Object Notation, was created, in part, to allow the Genesis figure (as well as those that make use of the same underlying technologies) to work in applications other than just DAZ Studio - in this case, Smith Micro's Poser 9/Pro 2012. With this technology, Poser users who were previously unable to use Genesis can now use many of the same figures/features that DAZ Studio users have been enjoying. The steps provided below will help you get started. You will learn how to install and begin using Genesis and the Companion Files with little set up and no difficult hoops to jump through.
The DSON Importer for Poser comes with an installer to help make the installation as simple as possible. There are a few things to keep in mind. We will cover these one by one.
The DSON Importer for Poser will run on either Windows or Mac, on both 32bit and 64bit architectures, depending on the version of Poser you have installed. Be sure you have downloaded the proper version for your computer's OS, as well as for your Poser version. If you are running Poser 9, you must download the 32bit DSON Importer for Poser installer, even if you are on a 64bit machine. If you are running Poser 2012, you may run either the 32bit or the 64bit. Keep in mind, in order to run the 32bit DSON Importer for Poser installer, you must have checked the option to install the 32bit Poser files when you installed Poser 2012. If you did not, install the 64bit DSON Importer for Poser installer.
Alert - Installing the incorrect version can result in unsatisfactory results when running the script, to include crashing to desktop.
Your DSON Importer for Poser is now installed. In order to use the Genesis figure and other content shipped as Companion Files, please continue to the next step.
In order to use the converted Companion Files in Poser, you will also need to install the updated Genesis Starter Essentials, as well as the Genesis Starter Essentials For Poser installers. You should get these files with your DSON Importer for Poser download. Be sure to download all your files.
Repeat the above steps for both the Genesis Starter Essentials and the Genesis Starter Essentials for Poser. It does not matter which is installed first. Once both of these are installed, you can open Poser and see your new content and DSON script.
Once you open Poser, you should see a new “DSON Support” menu within your Scripts menu as shown here below. In order to see your new content, you must add the directory (Runtime) where you installed the Genesis Starter Essentials and Genesis Starter Essentials for Poser to your Poser Library. Use the normal method for adding directories (Runtimes). In the screenshot, you can see we have added our directory called Genesis Starter Essentials, which is where we install both of the Genesis Starter Essential installers. Expanding the directory gives you access to all the newly installed content.
Now that you have everything installed, it is time to load the Genesis figure and learn How to Use the DSON Importer for Poser.