M4/H4/F4/Elite Information

DAZ3d Quote: Meet Mr. Right - Michael 4! Derived from real body scans and high-resolution photography, Michael 4 is built to use the same add-on technology as in Victoria 4, which allows additional characters of different proportions and shapes to be loaded and mixed. Download Michael 4 today and learn what a truly cutting-edge 3D male figure can be.

Michael 4 was released October 20th, 2008. He is available here:

M4 Base
includes: base only, required for other bundles
Michael 4 Morphs
includes: morphs++, genitals
Michael 4 Complete
includes: morphs++, genitals, Jai Hair, Stylin for M4, M4 Skin Maps (Std Res), 30 hand poses)
Michael 4 Pro Bundle
includes: M4 Complete, M4 Skin Maps (High Res), 10 body poses, 30 facial expressions, Jamie Hair, Urban Warrior, Beck for M4, M4 Textures 02, Epsilon for M4

Michael 4 FAQ

Q: None of my morphs are working, what's going on?
A: M4 uses the same EXP technology as V4. This means that after you install the morphs++ (and some addon packs like Vladimir and M4 Enhanced) you have to run the script that is installed on your desktop when you install M4. It also means that the M4 must be in the same runtime as his morphs. In Poser, if M4 is not in the default runtime, he will still work, but will take a long time to load as Poser searches the default runtime for the EXP files before the secondary runtimes.

Q: Where are the M4 magnetize poses like the ones V4 had?
A: There are no magnets in M4's cr2. They are replaced by Joint Control Morphs and therefore you do not need to magnetize the clothing.

Q: Where is M4-M3 figure?
A: DAZ has discontinued transition figures. Aiko 4 was the first to drop this feature. M4 and H4 also lack transition figures. The V4 to V3 transition figure also did not have all the features of the V3 to V2 figure.

Q: Can he wear M3/V4/V4M clothes?
Short answer: NO. To convert clothing to M4 you can use a Clothing Conversion program like Wardrobe Wizard 2 or CrossDresser.
Long answer: Boots and footwear for M3 will often fit M4 with some tweaking of the footwear's morphs (mostly to enlarge the calves). Some smaller V4 clothing items can also be conformed to M4 and tweaked with morphs (the V4 male morph is particularly useful for this). Props can be scaled and re-parented to M4 and you can also tweak some M3 clothes by hand (especially pants) to fit M4 using this tutorial.

Q: Can M4 wear other figure's haircuts?
Short answer: Yes, with work. Some vendors have offered hair fits for their more popular hair. You can also use Netherwork's M4 Hair Conversion Kit, a clothing conversion program like Wardrobe Wizard 2 or CrossDresser.
Long answer: With some scaling and adjusting of the trans dials and adjustment morphs, you can usually make any hair fit whatever figure you want. Figure hair is more difficult as that is often made to conform to the neck and shoulder body parts and will require some morphing if the head or neck are turned or bent.

Q: Can M4 use M3 textures?
A: No. But textures can be converted between figures with Texture Convertor 2.

Q: Can M4 use V4 morphs?
Short answer: Yes, with M4 Enhanced.
Long answer: You can use any V4 morphs with M4 if you either use M4 enhanced or there are a number of other ways to use V4 morphs with M4. With all V4 morphs on M4, results will vary. The morphs were made for a female character and many of them will distort the chest to the point of being unusable. Face morphs work the best as do individual muscle morphs. You can also apply the V4 male morph in addition to some of the other morphs to get better results.

Q: Where are his genitals?
A: They are not included in the M4 base, they are part of the M4 Morphs++ expansion pack.

Q: Can M4 use V4 and V4 Male textures?
A: Yes, with M4 Enhanced. Also ALL V4 eye textures will work with M4 as the eyes are exactly the same. You can also convert the textures with Texture Convertor 2 or swap M4's UV map for V4's using this tutorial

Q: How do I get M4 enhanced to work right?
A: M4 Enhanced used the same EXP technology as M4 and V4 and you must run the script that was installed on your desktop after installing it. Also to use any of the M4-V4 parts of M4 Enhanced, V4 and all her morphs must be in the same runtime as M4.

Q: Where are the Muscle and Creature morphs?
A: They haven't been released yet.

Q: What's happening with the other Daz figures?
A: Hiro4 has been released and is a morph of M4 like Aiko4 was for V4. Freak4 has not been released, but he will also be a morph of M4. Daz has not stated what they will do with David4, Luke4 or Matt4, though at one point it was stated that all gen. 3 figures are going to be updated.

Q: What is this M4 "Toast" talk I see on the forums?
A: "Toast" is a nickname for M4's genitals.

Q: Are M4 Basics, Basicwear, Litewear and Simplewear all the same?
A: NO. M4 Basicwear (commonly called Basics) is a Daz product available here. Litewear is made by Richabri and is available at VP, Rendo and CP. Simplewear is made by 3Dream and is available at Rendo.

Q: Why are there so many M4 Bodysuits?
A: The DAZ M4 Bodysuit was not released immediately after M4. That left a window of opportunity for others to make one. Poserworld and Qraffx have both released body suits with UV maps that allow for multiple clothing style transmaps. Making a break from Generation 3, the new DAZ M4 Bodysuit includes clothing details like seams and zippers. While this makes the M4 bodysuit more detailed, it also means the suit will not work for adding transmapped body hair to M4. Arien has made a free expansion for the bodysuit that smooths details so the suit can be used for body hair transmapping. Jepe released "Project Hairy" at Daz which used a second M4 as a "bodysuit" for details like hair, moisture and body jewelry. There is a free RTE encoded bodysuit built from M4's own geometry. Also, there is a M4/V4 Remapped Bodysuit.

Q: What do I do if M4 clothes don't have the morphs I need?
A: You can use a utility like Morphing Clothes, a Clothing Conversion program like Wardrobe Wizard 2 or CrossDresser, or magnet sets like Lyrra's M4 Magnets, M4 Enhanced Magnet Fits by Lyrra Madril, and Hiro4 Magnet Fits by Lyrra Madril to add morphs that clothes are missing.

Q: Why do so many M4 clothes make M4 look like he is neutered?
A: Adding manly "bulges" to clothing is up to each content creator. Most M4 clothes do not contain a morph for it. You can add a Poser magnet, or Daz Studio deformer yourself to achieve the look. If you are using dynamic cloth, second skins, or Morphing Clothes, you can use the MOST Package morph and TrekkieGrrrl M4 Bulge morphs to create the look you want.

Q: Who is Guy 4?
A: Guy 4 is the unofficial male counterpart to the Girl 4. He is built for Michael 4 using the same ExP technology as Morphs++, Hiro, and Vladimir (which means he must be installed in the same Runtime as the Michael 4 base). Guy 4 does not require the Girl 4 morphpack to work; he is an independent character morph for M4. Guy 4 also doesn't require any M4 morphpack to work. His morphs can be blended with any of the M4, M4++, M4E, H4, or Vladimir morphs.

Q: Can Guy 4 wear M4 clothes?
A: Yes, but if you use the Guy 4 body morphs, clothing conformed to him will need the corresponding Guy 4 body fit morphs. To add the morphs to clothing that does not have the Guy 4 morph in it, you can use Lyrra's Guy 4 Magnet Fits. Also pdxjims, the creator of Guy 4, has released several Guy 4 Freebie Fits for a number of popular outfits.

Q: Where are Guy 1, 2, and 3?
A: There was no Guy 1, Guy 2 or Guy 3. The number "4" is a reference to the 4th generation DAZ figure mesh, not the generation of the morphpack. There was however a counterpart to the original Girl created by Dodger. "The Boy" is based on the DAZ generation 3 mesh, and is no longer available.

Q: After I installed Guy 4, then loaded M4 into a scene, I got the following error: "00-M4EnEX_Chnnls.pz2." How can I fix it?
A: After you install Guy 4, you need to run the "Update Michael 4 Base" file, located in your Runtime to initialize Guy 4. Also, be sure to install Guy 4, and all M4 ExP morphs, in your default Runtime.


DAZ3D quote: Hiro 4 has finally arrived. He comes to you as a powerful set of morph targets built off DAZ 3D's popular Micheal 4 Base figure. Hiro 4 delivers five new body shapes, six anime styled head shapes, and dozens of new morphs which can easily be mixed and matched with each other or with M4 morphs.

Hiro 4 was released January 29th, 2009. He is available here:
Hiro 4
includes: Hiro 4 Base
Hiro 4 Starter Pack
includes: Hiro 4 Base, Austin Hair, Nagase Hiro 4, Hiro 4 Bodysuit Upgrade, Hiro 4 Realistic Textures, Slicer. 10 Poses, 10 Facial Expressions, 10 Hand Poses
Hiro 4 Pro Bundle
includes: Hiro 4 Base, Austin Hair, Nagase Hiro 4, Hiro 4 Bodysuit Upgrade, Hiro 4 Realistic Textures, Slicer. 10 Poses, 10 Facial Expressions, 10 Hand Poses, Qain Hair, Urbane, Steam Cowboy, Lord of Battles for M4 and Hiro 4, 10 Additional Poses, 10 Additional Facial Expressions, 10 Additional Hand Poses

To use Hiro 4, you will need the M4 base available here: Michael 4
includes: Michael 4 Base


1) Hiro 4 is a morph of M4
Similar to how Aiko 4 is a morph of V4

2) Hiro 4 and M4 are able to share clothing and hair.
Requires the Hiro 4 morph in M4 clothes. Clothes will be fitted to M4 by default and contain Hiro 4 morphs.

3) Hiro 4 can share texture maps with M4
For Hiro 4 to share texture maps with A4, V4, and V4 Male use Texture Convertor 2 to convert textures between figures, swap V4's UVmaps for M4's, or use M4 Enhanced for correct texture alignments between V4 and M4.

4) Hiro 4 can share morphs with M4: mix, blend bodies and heads with morphs from H4, M4+, M4 Enhanced, Vladimir, Guy 4, Freak 4, and more.
Hiro 4 can also share morphs with A4/V4/V4male with M4 Enhanced, but transferred morphs may not look the same because the default shape is difference between the figures.

5) Hiro 4's Anime Full Body Morphs are:
Hiro 4, Hiro Built, Hiro Realistic, Hiro Stylized

Hiro 4's Anime Face Morphs are:
Hiro 4, American 1, American 2, Realistic, Stylized 1, Stylized 2

To see a complete list all of Hiro 4's morphs, go here.

6) Don’t forget you'll need the Micheal 4 Base to use Hiro 4.


Q: Is "Sylvan" part of the Hiro base or is it something which will be added later?

SKondris wrote: No….. ??? That was a morph that was included in an early pre-release version of M4 given to some PA's, but was later removed. It's not from the final Hiro 4 product, it shouldn't be included in any products anywhere.

Q: What is the difference between M4 and Hiro 4?
A: M4's default shape is an adult male. Hiro 4's default shape is an anime male.

Q: Why do we need Hiro 4?
A: Because Hiro works for cartoon, anime/manga, video game characters, and youthful type characters. It's also possible that Hiro 4 combined with M4's morphs could make a good bishonen/biseinen type character. The type of hair, textures, and clothing Hiro wears tends to be more fantasy, fashion forward, youthful, and fun.

Q: Can Hiro 4 wear Hiro 3 clothing?
A: No. Hiro 4 has a different body shape, groups, and joint parameters. You can use clothing conversion applications like Wardrobe Wizard 2, CrossDresser, or Clothing Converter to refit clothes to H4. (See "Utilities" on the H4 product page.)

Q: What if I have a really great outfit for M4 but it doesn't have Hiro 4 body morphs, can I make it fit?
A: Yes. You can turn off the Hiro 4 body shapes, use Hiro4 Magnet Fits by Lyrra Madril to add the Hiro 4 body shapes to the clothing, or use an application like Wardrobe Wizard 2 or CrossDresser, Morphing Clothes to add H4 morphs, or using DAZ Studio 3's Morph Follower.

Q: Hiro's eyes are out of place, how can I fix it?
A: First, be sure to have M4 installed main/default Runtime. Now reinstall Hiro 4 into your main/default Runtime. Be sure to run the initialization script after you install both M4 and Hiro 4.

Q: In Carrara Hiro 4 loads okay at first, but then his eyes are shrink into his head. Help!
A: Please do not zero the figure, that will cause the eyes return to their default M4 size and position.

Hiro 4 information compiled by BastBlack.
updated 8/19/9


DAZ3D quote: This new version of The FREAK will undoubtedly create FREAK fanatics out of users who previous weren't fans of the original. The FREAK 4 comes to you with incredible versatility allowing you to combine and mix-n-match a number of morphs to create characters you've only ever imagined.

Freak 4 was released August 18th, 2009. He is available here:

(includes set of the Freak 4 body and head morphs, base texture, 10 Default Poses, Figure Presets and Puppeteer Presets)

(includes: The Freak 4 Base, 30 additional poses, The Freak 4 Skin Maps 01, Brock, M4 Casual Wear, Spartan Warrior, Beach Hair and M4 Bodysuit Unimesh Fits for M4 Bodysuit)

(includes: The Freak 4 Starter Pack, 30 additional expressions, 30 additional hand poses, Caleb Hair, Barbarian King, Mafioso, The Freak Skin Maps 02, Freak 4 Weapons, The Cage, Freak 4 Rules poses and Freak 4 Character Morphs)


Q: Is Freak 4 standalone figure like Freak 3 is?
A: No, Freak 4 is a morphpack for Michael 4 like Hiro 4. SKondris from DAZ3D answered that question (before release) as

Yes, he will be done similar to the other major figures. Due to the versatility of having all major figures based off the same base mesh aka unimesh, All Gen 4 major figures are going to be based on the same underlying male and female meshes: V4 and M4.

Q: What are main Freak 4 body morphs?
A: Freak 4's Main Body Morphs are: Heroic, Legendary, Monstrous, UltraMassive, TrollishBody and SuperMassive. The character also includes some partial bodymorphs and morphforms.

Q: What are main Freak 4 head morphs?
A: They are called Beast, Chiseled, ClassicComicHero, ClassicFreak, Goliath, HeroicHead, LegendaryHead, MonstrousHead, Ogre, Olympian and Villain.

Q: Does Freak 4 works in Poser?
A: Official DAZ3D answer on August 18th 2009

Note regarding The FREAK 4 in Poser: Remember that The FREAK 4 is based off the Michael 4 rig and mesh much like Aiko and the Girl are based off Victoria. This provides an improved end user experience overall and particularly within DAZ Studio. However, due to known issues in Poser regarding how scaling is handled, there will be differences between the results in DAZ Studio and Poser.

Clearly the use of scaling is a large part of what The FREAK 4 product consists of. Within DAZ Studio, the product works completely as intended. DAZ 3D has communicated extensively over recent months with Smith Micro regarding these issues, which they have acknowledged, but we have no information regarding when these issues might be resolved within Poser. Feel free to contact Smith Micro directly to weigh in on this issue, if it's important to you.

Q: What happened to the video preview morphs Freak 4, Roy Drage, Super Freak, Ogre, Vlad, and The Giant?
A: The morphs were either changed or renamed.

Q: Can Freak 4 wear Michael 4 clothes?
A: The situation with Freak 4 in this respect is the same as with Hiro 4 and Guy4: The Freak 4 is capable to wear M4 clothes but those clothes should have appropriate bodymorphs in them in order to fit The Freak. If clothes don't have proper morphs, those morphs can be added by hand, with a help of the magnets or using various software such as Morphing Clothes or Wardrobe Wizard 2. DAZ Studio 3 users can use Morph Follower to fit the M4 clothes better onto Freak 4.

Q: Where are Freak 4 magnets?
A: Lyrra made a set of Freak 4 magnets here

Q: Can Freak 4 wear Freak 3 clothes?
Short answer: no, he can't.
Long answer: as with other figures, Freak 4 can wear Freak 3 clothes after they were refit either by hand or with a help of programs like Wardrobe Wizard 2 or Crossdresser 3.

Q: Where is Freak4-Freak 3 transition figure?
A: Such figure doesn't exist as DAZ3D disconnected transition figures after release of V4 (V4-V3 was the last one)

Q: Can Freak 4 use Michael 4 textures?
A: Yes, absolutely.

Q: Does M4 genitals fit Freak 4?
A: There was no official update but they probably could be fit for F4 with help of scaling and moving.

Q: What is the story about Freak and pink tutu?
A: The original pink tutu freebie for the Freak was a made by PhilC (Tooth Fairy for Freak 3). The gag continues in the forth generation with the release of DAZ 3D's Pretty in Pink. The origin of the in-joke within DAZ 3D was recently revealed by the creator of Freak 3, Rbtwhiz

There is a bit of an inside joke to this one… Very funny guys. Very funny. Now everyone can have their desktop image replaced by FREAK in a pink tutu!

To let folks in on the joke… Years ago, back when I created the original FREAK, being a rather masculine guy and having built the FREAK to be an idealized exaggeration of that (to heroic proportions), a former DAZ employee thought it would be hilarious to replace my desktop image at the time (which was of the FREAK in a menacing stance, ready to battle the world) with an image of him doing a pirouette in a pink tutu. Mind you, this was done minutes before I was to conduct a demo for some important visitors. Everyone got a good laugh out of it… at my expense *wink*.

This morning, as I passed the office of one of the original jokesters, I hear "Hey Rob, you're going to love this weeks freebie…" with an unmistakable trademark laugh; I knew something was up. As I sit down at my desk, I notice an email from said former employee and a response by said jokester. I click on the email, now curious about what this might be about (having the previous event immediately come to mind), and sure enough… its an image of the new and improved FREAK 4, in a pink tutu… *shakes head*

Enjoy! Enjoy Mr. Funny-man!


Freak 4 information compiled by BastBlack and Shadowdance
updated 8/16/2009

Elite 4 Information

Elite4 series was released on September 16th, 2009.

The series consists of five main products

(each texture comes with Elite Human Surface Shader and presets, as well as Carrara-optimized shader

Later M4 Elite Texture: Stratton was added to it.

Elite4 Bundle

(includes: Elite Textures Lee, Sol, Jeremy and Elite Body Shapes)

Elite 4 FAQ

Q: Is Elite 4 standalone figure?
A: No, Elite 4 is a morphpack for Michael 4 like Hiro 4, Guy4 and Freak 4.

Q: Why it is so expensive?
A: Elite series of products is using completely original, 3D scanned textures and morph measurements taken from live models and contributes the excellent, unique quality to the final product. More about it from DAZ3D site here

Q: What are main Elite 4 body morphs?
A: Elite 4's body morphs are: Adonis, Prosaic, Spartan and Svelte. Each of them has a companion head morph as well.

Q: Does M4 genitals fit Elite 4?
A: Elite Body Morphs product has Elite fits for M4 genitalia.

Q: Can Elite 4 wear Michael 4 clothes?
A: The situation with Elite 4 in this respect is completely the same as with Hiro 4, Guy4 and The Freak 4. Elite is capable to wear M4 clothes but those clothes should have appropriate bodymorphs in them in order to fit the Elite morphs. If clothes don't have proper morphs, those morphs can be added by hand, with a help of the magnets or using various software such as Morphing Clothes or Wardrobe Wizard 2. DAZ Studio 3 users can use Morph Follower to fit the M4 clothes better onto Elite 4.

Q: Where are Elite 4 magnets?
A: Lyrra made a set of Elite 4 magnets available on DAZ3D.

Q: Can Elite 4 use Michael 4 textures?
A: Yes, absolutely.

Q: Where can I find more of Elite-comparable products?
A: There is a list here

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