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 Subject: noob installing content for first time

ghostship2 opened this issue on Apr 05, 2019 · 15 posts

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  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 3:49PM Fri, 05 April 2019 

Hello

Not sure how to install DS specific content into DS from a Renderosity purchase. I'm a long time Poser user so go easy on me.

W7Ult, i5 2400, 16Gb, Radeon 6770, PP11, PSCS5.5

  BleuPrintz    ( ) ( posted at 5:21PM Fri, 05 April 2019  · @4349526

I use Win7 Ultimate as well. On my system, I unzip the entire contents into Computer > OS (C:) > Users > MyUserName > My Documents > DAZ 3D > Studio > My Library, and I make sure to MERGE the folders. Be advised that some files and documents are duplicated in 2 different zip files for a product. For example, clothing or characters that are for both G3 and G8 have some duplicate files which can simply be replaced by the duplicate. The reason for this is some might want to only install only one of the versions, and avoids having to cherry pick through the files and manually install the necessary files for only a single version. Template files do not need to be installed or downloaded if you're not going to make your own custom textures/add-ons for a product.

I was lucky when it came to learning how to install stuff from renderosity. If I screwed something up, I could just reboot and try again. If I got it right, I just unfreeze my drive and repeat the installation.


  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 5:50PM Fri, 05 April 2019  · @4349529

BleuPrintz posted at 3:46PM Fri, 05 April 2019 - #4349526

I use Win7 Ultimate as well. On my system, I unzip the entire contents into Computer > OS (C:) > Users > MyUserName > My Documents > DAZ 3D > Studio > My Library, and I make sure to MERGE the folders. Be advised that some files and documents are duplicated in 2 different zip files for a product. For example, clothing or characters that are for both G3 and G8 have some duplicate files which can simply be replaced by the duplicate. The reason for this is some might want to only install only one of the versions, and avoids having to cherry pick through the files and manually install the necessary files for only a single version. Template files do not need to be installed or downloaded if you're not going to make your own custom textures/add-ons for a product.

I was lucky when it came to learning how to install stuff from renderosity. If I screwed something up, I could just reboot and try again. If I got it right, I just unfreeze my drive and repeat the installation.

Thanks for helping me out! in "My Library" folder there is currently nothing, not even other folders. Do I just dump all the folder in there? in one of the zip files there are these folders: data, Documentation, People, Props, Runtime

Just dump them in the "My Library" folder?

W7Ult, i5 2400, 16Gb, Radeon 6770, PP11, PSCS5.5

  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 7:21PM Fri, 05 April 2019  · @4349536

Be careful about which library to use. The default DAZStudio folder is My Library, however, if you use DIM (DAZ Install Manager) to install your DAZ content, the app will default to My DAZ 3D Library. Although both libraries can be linked in DS, it becomes very confusing when trying to keep track of your content installation. I decided to use the latter to house all my content, but others may disagree with this arrangement. It works for me.


  donnena    ( ) ( posted at 8:41PM Fri, 05 April 2019  · @4349538

Here are directions for installing Daz Studio content from Renderosity zip files
https://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/?thread_id=2916149 Good luck!!

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Andy!


  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 10:20PM Fri, 05 April 2019  · @4349540

donnena posted at 8:15PM Fri, 05 April 2019 - #4349538

Here are directions for installing Daz Studio content from Renderosity zip files
https://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/?thread_id=2916149 Good luck!!

I suck. I followed the directions from that link and the props still don't show up in the library in DS. The path that I put them in was the same as G3 like they suggested

users/username/Documents/Daz3D/Studio/MyDazConnectLibrary/data/Cloud/ (bunch of numbers)

W7Ult, i5 2400, 16Gb, Radeon 6770, PP11, PSCS5.5

  jestmart    ( ) ( posted at 9:23AM Sat, 06 April 2019  · @4349559

The Connect library is only for DAZ3D content installed from within Studio with Connect.


  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 5:55PM Fri, 12 April 2019  · @4350014

OK, after messing with this and getting nowhere then much procrastination: I have installed the files in three different places in the docs folder and nothing shows up in DS. I also checked to see if there were instructions in the DS manual. Not that I could find. I've been manually adding content to Poser for 20 years but this confuses me. I need some graphical feedback. Here is my docs folder. Where do I need to install this content? DSFILEPATH.jpg

W7Ult, i5 2400, 16Gb, Radeon 6770, PP11, PSCS5.5

  jestmart    ( ) ( posted at 9:28AM Sat, 13 April 2019  · @4350030

It works just like Poser so there should be no confusion. If the zip has extraneous leading folder(s) and you extract the whole zip to the library it will not work.


  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 4:03PM Sat, 13 April 2019  · @4350037

jestmart posted at 2:59PM Sat, 13 April 2019 - #4350030

It works just like Poser so there should be no confusion. If the zip has extraneous leading folder(s) and you extract the whole zip to the library it will not work.

Ok, so that is the issue then. There were no folders set up in the doc folders to begin with and that is why I have no idea where to put this stuff. That is why I asked if someone could post an image of their folder so I could see what I'm doing wrong. Also, after installation, where does my content show up inside the program? I'm running 4.10

W7Ult, i5 2400, 16Gb, Radeon 6770, PP11, PSCS5.5

  SilentWinter    ( ) ( posted at 6:56PM Sat, 13 April 2019  · @4350048

Pretty sure there needs to be a 'Content' folder above the 'data' etc folders (That always used to be the way and still is for me in my manual install). Possible DS also accepts 'My Library' in its place but I don't use that as I like to have my runtimes on a different drive. Zips from Daz include this at the top whereas zips from Rendo start just under that folder (with 'data','Runtime','Documentation' etc) Add that - then go into DS and add the folder just above the content folder as a DS directory (as distinct from adding a poser content directory). If that's clear as mud, let me know and I'll add more detail once I'm at my DS machine.



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  jestmart    ( ) ( posted at 9:15PM Sat, 13 April 2019  · @4350050

There does not need to be a "Content" folder. The "Content" folder in DAZ's zips is to separate the actual content from informational files for DIM. DIM strips out the "Content" folder when installing. A library can be named just about anything (within the rules of the OS) and be just about anywhere (again within the rules of the OS). So if you want your library called "My 3D Crud" and located on say drive Z: the path would be Z:/My 3D Crud and this is the path that would be entered in Studio's Content Directory Manager under Both DAZ Studio Formats and Poser Formats


  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 10:57PM Sat, 13 April 2019  · @4350051

thanks folks, I'm able to see the items and load them.

W7Ult, i5 2400, 16Gb, Radeon 6770, PP11, PSCS5.5

  SilentWinter    ( ) ( posted at 1:31AM Sun, 14 April 2019  · @4350052

jestmart posted at 2:29PM Sun, 14 April 2019 - #4350050

There does not need to be a "Content" folder. The "Content" folder in DAZ's zips is to separate the actual content from informational files for DIM. DIM strips out the "Content" folder when installing. A library can be named just about anything (within the rules of the OS) and be just about anywhere (again within the rules of the OS). So if you want your library called "My 3D Crud" and located on say drive Z: the path would be Z:/My 3D Crud and this is the path that would be entered in Studio's Content Directory Manager under Both DAZ Studio Formats and Poser Formats

Just double checked and you're right - my stuff is all mapped to 'content' and not the folder above it as I thought earlier. (I don't use DIM so I guess I'm an old stick-in-the-mud for that LOL)

ghostship2 posted at 2:30PM Sun, 14 April 2019 - #4350051

thanks folks, I'm able to see the items and load them.

Yay! Glad it turned up 😄



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  Boni    ( ) ( posted at 3:23PM Mon, 22 April 2019  · @4350505

Ok ... thought I understood before I read this thread ... NOW I'm totally confused. Could someone do a step by step (I have my DS content on an external drive ... nothing on the c drive).

Boni



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