Help? Issues with Animation - Missing Tab?

tgrowdentgrowden Posts: 0
edited May 2012 in Daz Studio Discussion

Im really tearing my hair out here....

In a nutshell, the first time I ran Studio 4.0 64bit (free one, registered with the key), I got the animation tab, and was able to easily create a simple animation of a person jumping (Great!) with some presets.

I then downloaded some content (props etc) and added it to my library folders. I could still edit / use the animation tab. After a reboot, the animation tab went missing. Since then Ive uninstalled and reinstalled *twice*, and rebooted each time. Before installing the second time (Ie. after the second uninstall), I deleted the folders from my profile directory, app data folder, basically anywhere I could find a folder for DAZ. Made no difference. (Pose & Animate --> Posing Tab visible, no other tabs available)

Ive checked plugins and being only 6 hours old, the aniMate2 plugin is still showing 30 days. Ive tried different viewport configurations.... no luck.

Also, most the web links go to a dodgy looking web page with just some tags and basic URLs in them. All other app's web links work fine on my pc so doubt its another app.

IVe searched the forums and other than finding the search doesnt support parts of words, I didnt find anything useful. I can provide a screenshot if you like.

Someone please tell me what Im doing wrong here.... 6 hours wasted to get 60 frames of one test animation doesnt make for good productivity or help promote the product......


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  • carolinebegbiecarolinebegbie Posts: 162
    edited December 1969

    Is the tab available under Window Menu > Tabs ?

  • tgrowdentgrowden Posts: 0
    edited May 2012

    carnite said:
    Is the tab available under Window Menu > Tabs ?

    no - I only get a couple of aniMate options, and thats only after I switch from Full Service [beta] view to one of the other views. Otherwise the Windows menu doesnt give me any other options.

    Ive attached a screenshot. Im sure that there was an animation tab before. But no matter what I uinstall, delete, reinstall (including 4.5 beta), 32 bit and 64 bit, none of it helps.

    Im assuming there is some hidden file buried deep inside some obscure folder not included in the normal locations, because each time I uninstall, try and clear off any remaining files (program data, app data, program files, program files x86 etc) and then reinstall, my views comes back exactly the same.

    I refuse to reinstall my whole OS just to get this back :(

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  • carolinebegbiecarolinebegbie Posts: 162
    edited May 2012

    Is it the Timeline panel you are looking for?

    If you go to Window Menu > Tabs > Timeline, then the Timeline panel should display. The first screenshot shows my Full Service Beta with the Timeline tab option. I have no idea how to dock it though - I use City Limits, so the second screenshot is what mine looks like.

    Edit - sorry, the image additions on this forum are sucky :).

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  • adamr001adamr001 Posts: 1,322
    edited December 1969

    The Full Service layout is intentionally reduced in functionality as to help simplify things for new users. City Limits is the everything available layout.

  • tgrowdentgrowden Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the replies - Carnite - I was able to get the timeline after a little digging. Hmmm, your screen shot only shows the Posing tab too. I thought I might have done something by accident to disable it - but maybe it was something else.

    Maybe this is just feedback from a n00b in regards to the Beta interface - a "reset interface to defaults" type option might help? :)

    I think Ill try and learn the full interface....


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