Installing and verifying install
As part of running the installer, you should have automatically run a setup script for Daz Studio that will install several custom action scripts for integration. If everything went well, when you next re-start Daz Studio, you will see an Artful Physics menu shown here in the upper right.
If you’re lucky, you’ll also see some actions in your toolbar as shown here to “Send Anim” and “Read Cloth”. These are the same actions included in the menu and you can move them around as you want with the standard “Customize” options in Daz Studio.
Send Anim (from Daz Studio)
The first step is to export your character and any animations. To keep things simple for the first time, you should start with an empty scene containing only the character you want to work with. You should save that scene in whatever place you normally use. The Send Anim menu item or taskbar button will export the data from your scene into a “.jsim” file. Make sure you know where this file is saved to so that you can import it into Artful Tailor in the next step.
Load Animation (into Artful Tailor)
Now you can switch to the Artful Physics Tailor app. In this app, use the Load Animation menu item to read in the .jsim file you just created.
This should be the 2nd item from the top of the left-hand menu.
This will load your figure and any animations attached to it into the simulator.
Export Cloth (from Artful Tailor)
Once you are done designing and simulating your clothing model, you will use the Export Cloth button to send this clothing model back to Daz Studio. The cloth will be save as an obj file - but you shouldn’t need to know this as the integration should take care of this for you.
Read Cloth (back into Daz Studio)
Switching back to Daz Studio, the Read Cloth toolbar action or menu item will read this generated cloth model back in and attach it to your figure. From here, the clothing can have its surface setup like any other model.
This cycle can be repeated until you’re happy with exactly what you’ve got. A common next step would be to switch to the last animation frame (frame 30) and pose the figure as you want. The Send Anim action will send this new animation back to Tailor. If you switch to the Tailor app, this new animation should just autoload. You can adjust your clothing models and draping here, and then from Tailor use Export Cloth to send the new model back and then use Read Cloth to read the results back in Daz Sutdio.
You can continue iterating with this loop until you get the desired result. Sometimes there will be a need to adjust either the final pose or the animated path to that pose to better correspond to the physical simulation behavior you are looking for.