Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge

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Daz to Cinema 4D Updates

Fix export issue when for face morphs with changes to Daz Studio in 4.14
Genesis 8.1 Facs Morph Support
** Character must be selected to export the morphs. **
Supports 8.1 Characters

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    The Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge

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    • Daz Studio plugin rewritten using a shared Bridge library for faster future development of all Bridges
    • Improved subdivision baking: weight map corrections, per object subdivision levels and estimated size increase
    • Integrated Cinema 4D plugin installer
    • Normal map generation option
    • Bugfixes: save project with assets, morph controllers, Mac support

    • Daz Studio:

      • You can install the Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge automatically through the Daz Install Manager or DazCentral. This will automatically add a new menu option under File > Send To > Daz to Cinema 4D.
      • Alternatively, you can manually install by downloading the latest build from the Github Release page and following the instructions there to install into Daz Studio
    • Cinema 4D:

      1. Cinema 4D no longer requires a plugins subfolder in the location where Cinema 4D was installed. Since R20, users should set a plugins path inside the Cinema 4D Preferences window and install plugins to that folder. Please refer to this link for more information: https://support.maxon.net/hc/en-us/articles/1500006433061-Where-do-I-install-plugins-
      2. The Daz Studio plugin comes embedded with an installer for the Cinema 4D plugin. From the Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge Dialog, there is now a section in the Advanced Settings for installing the Cinema 4D plugin.
      3. Click the “Install Plugin” button. Use the window popup to choose a folder to install the Cinema 4D plugin.
      4. Navigate to the plugins folder path that you set from the Cinema 4D Preferences window, and click “Select Folder.” You will then see a confirmation dialog stating if the plugin installation was successful.
      5. If Cinema 4D is running, you will need to restart it for the Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge plugin to load.
      6. In Cinema 4D, you should now see “Daz 3D” in the Cinema 4D main menu.

    • Open your character in Daz Studio.
    • Make sure any clothing or hair is parented to the main body.
    • From the main menu, select File > Send To > Daz to Cinema 4D.
    • When the dialog pops up, choose which type of conversion you want to do: “Static Mesh” (no skeleton), “Skeletal Mesh” (character or with joints), or “Animation”.
    • To enable morphs or subdivision levels, click the check box to enable that option. Click the "Choose Morphs" or "Bake Subdivisions" button to configure your selections.
    • Click Accept, and wait for a dialog popup to notify you when to switch to Cinema 4D.
    • From Cinema 4D, select Daz 3D > Daz to C4D from the main menu. A DazToC4D dialog window should appear.
    • For Daz characters or other assets transferred with the “Skeletal Mesh” option, select “GENESIS CHARACTERS”. For props or other assets transferred using the “Static Mesh” option, select “ENVIRONMENTS + PROPS”.
    • Morphs:

      • If you enabled the Export Morphs option, there will be a new “Morph Controller Group” node in the Object Manager panel. Select this node and you will see morph sliders appear in the “Attributes Manager” panel, under the “User Data” heading.
    • Animation:

      • To use the “Animation” asset type option, your figure must use animations on the Daz Studio “Timeline” system.
      • If you are using “aniMate” or “aniBlocks” based animations, right click in the "aniMate” panel and select “Bake To Studio Keyframes”.
      • Once your animation is on the “Timeline” system, you can start the transfer using File > Send To > Daz to Cinema 4D.
      • In Cinema 4D, click “GENESIS CHARACTERS” from the DazToC4D window. Your character with animations should begin to import. During the import procedure, DazToC4D will notify you that “Importing Posed Figure is not fully supported” and ask if you want to “fix bone orientation.” Click “No.”
      • If you click accidentally click “Yes,” the animation frames will not import correctly. To fix that, you can just restart the import by clicking the “GENESIS CHARACTERS” button from the DazToC4D window.
      • The transferred animation should now be usable through the Cinema 4D Animation interface.
    • Subdivision Support:

      • Daz Studio uses Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surface technology, which is a mathematical way to describe an infinitely-smooth surface in an efficient manner. Similar to how an infinitely-smooth circle can be described with just the radius, the base resolution mesh of a Daz figure is actually the mathematical data in an equation to describe an infinitely-smooth surface. For software that supports Catmull-Clark Subdivision and subdivision surface-based morphs (also known as HD Morphs), there is no loss in quality or detail by exporting the base resolution mesh (subdivision level 0).
      • For software that does not fully support Catmull-Clark Subdivision or HD Morphs, we can "Bake" additional subdivision detail levels into the mesh to more closely approximate the detail of the original surface. However, baking each additional subdivision level requires exponentially more CPU time, memory, and storage space.
      • When you enable Bake Subdivision options in the Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge, the asset is transferred to Cinema 4D as a standard mesh with higher resolution vertex counts.

    • Genesis 8 and 3 content works with the Cinema 4D Bridge.

    • The Daz to Cinema 4D Bridge is supported on Cinema 4D version R23 to S26. However, older versions of Cinema 4D may also work. Supported render engines are Vray, Redshift, and Octane.

    • The Bridge isn’t the only way you can use Daz content in Cinema 4D — your can also purchase Daz items that have Cinema 4D file formats, manually download the files, and open them directly in Cinema 4D. Select items in the store also include .obj files, which can either be added directly or converted for use in your software of choice. Otherwise, you can export certain content out of Studio as .obj or .fbx files for use in third-party software.

    • Strand-based hair will have difficulty transferring.
    • Michael and Victoria 4 content and Genesis 1 content are not guaranteed to transfer to Cinema 4D using the Bridge. Some Genesis 2 content may transfer, but the success of the transfer (including rigging, textures, etc.) will vary item to item.