So... I finally started toying with the Genesis 2 model in DAZ, starting with Alton. I am extremely pleased with the results and will be moving forward from here. Like before, I manually translated Alton's Genesis 1 version morphs to the new version, tweaking as I went. I also found him a nicer skin texture that works much better than the original. Next stop: an actual scene!
Set up in DAZ|Studio and rendered in LuxRender via Reality. Zero postwork except to composite the three separate renders.
ARTIST'S NOTE: Good lord, my laptop is awesome. Each picture alone is 750 x 1000 pixels, and each one took roughly 10 hours to render, though I was able to run all three at the same time with no decrease in performance. I stopped after about six hours, wanting to give my laptop a rest, then finished rendering each separately over the course of a few days. I'm not burning out this fan like I did the last one.