Poke Through is a usual and unpleasant problem that occurs in a 3D environment. It is when one object is poking through another object, because their meshes collide. In Daz Studio you usually encounter this while you work with clothes. You can notice times when the character’s skin is poking through the clothes.
It is time to learn the ways to fix this problem. That is what we are going to do further in the article.
How to Fix Poke Through in Daz
There are multiple situations why this problem occurred and ways how you can fix it. We will introduce them one by one:
- Double check whether you are using the right clothes with the right figure. Clothes that are made for another figure can fit poorly even though there is technology to fit it.
- Try changing or altering the pose. Some poses are too extreme and this can cause a poking effect. This is exactly the case in my situation, so changing the pose made it better.
- Changing pose or clothes is not always possible. And it’s not always a solution even. So the next way of fixing it is to hide problematic parts. Find the part of the body that pokes through (you can use ActivePose Tool for this) and turn its visibility off by pressing on the eye.
This will turn the parts of the body invisible, so they would not poke through clothes. Though this can only work with the clothes that fully cover said parts.
- Use Scaling tools and Morphs to fix the problem. Usually clothes will have different morphs that will help you to cover the poking through. They can be found in the “Shaping” tab.
Right settings can fully fix the problem. For example I have expanded everything a bit and then widened the lower part of the shirt, because that was the most problematic place. This fixed poking through.
Alternatively, if your clothes of choice do not have morphs – you can just use “Scale” from the “Parameters” pane.
- Do nothing. Really, that is a great option. There are plenty of times when poking through is not really a problem. It can be really small so that it would not be visible in your final render. Or it can be on the part of the character, that would not be seen in the final result, such as their back.
It has no effect anywhere else, so there is no point in wasting your time to fix it.
- Last but not least is to use add-ons that will help you with poking through. One of the best tools in this situation would be the Fit Control Add-On for Genesis 3 and 8. It allows you a lot more control of the clothes and adds morphs to control them. Available for the Male and Female figures of the Genesis 3 and 8.
And there is also a dedicated product to fix poke throughs on Genesis 8 and 8.1, the SY Body Under Clothes Fit Fixer.
Conclusion Daz3D How to Eliminate Poke Through in Daz Studio Tutorial
Poking Through is a nasty problem of working in 3D. Gladly it is quite easy to fix and there are even a bunch of ways of doing it. Besides, there are plenty of times when you don’t even need to fix it, as it would not be visible on render anyway. Also have a look at our other detailed Daz3D Tutorials.