As the gorgeous Victoria 8 is launched today at Daz3D, this quick post explains the leap from Genesis 3 to 8.
Understanding the Past: Vicky’s Family Tree
In my Who’s Who: Understanding the Genesis Line Up of 3D Figures post I added to my original 2014 post which had included an infographic. A lot of people found that diagram helpful, but sadly it went out of date very quickly!
Anyhow, the post above takes you up to Genesis 3, the series of figures whose names ended in a 7. This was a result of them being the seventh generation. Most people have heard of the iconic Victoria 4 and Michael 4, who themselves replaced earlier Victorias and Michaels. So each new generation continued that progression. We had V5, M5 and friends. Then came V6 and M6 and their generation 6 buddies. Most recently, we’ve seen a large family of 7 series 3D models joining Victoria and Michael 7.
So, if you put aside the whole ‘Genesis’ label, you’ll see that Victoria 8 is exactly what we would expect with this latest launch.
Moving Forward with Genesis 8
But how about Genesis 3 changing to Genesis 8? Kinda confusing, right? Well again, the move to Genesis 8 is logical as it keeps the ‘family name’ (as it were) of the base mesh consistent with Victoria 8. While at the moment Vicky is all we have, history tells us that other figures will follow on. We can be fairly certain, for instance, that there will be a Michael 8.
The whole Genesis thing became messy as soon as we had Genesis 2, to which generation 6 belonged. It only got worse with Genesis 3 being attached to the seventh generation (V7 and friends). How much more confusing would it have been for new 3D converts to have Genesis 4 – Victoria 8 in the same store as Victoria 4?
If Daz has ditched this, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and know that things from now on are going to make a lot more sense.