D|S 4 Still no auto serch and add for Runtimes.

RattelerRatteler Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in Daz Studio Discussion

Finally got D|S 4 64 bit installed and working on my Mac.

I have for YEARS had my library broken up into folders of products with Runtimes in them. Literally hundreds of Runtimes all in separate folders.

D|S used to find an add these Runtimes on it's own. Now I have manually add each Runtime.

Way to break something that worked right.

This is just many reasons why I've stopped buying Daz Content, and won't buy D|S in the future.
D|S's major benefit to me was as a quick way to see what was in my library and prototype my Poser stuff.

You've destroyed my work flow.

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  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 12,124
    edited December 1969

    Do you still have DS3 installed? DS4 can import your list of content folders (and your categories, if you wish).

  • ssweetessweete Posts: 115
    edited December 1969

    ds4 has search hard drive for content just like always, i just scanned my external and it found and added well over 50 of them at one time.
    this option is right above the option to add them by hand.

  • elizabyteelizabyte Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Do you still have DS3 installed? DS4 can import your list of content folders (and your categories, if you wish).

    How? I've been trying to figure it out for a while now...

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    You need the Content Library pane's option menu - right-click on the tab, or click the menu button in the top corner. Import Mapped Directories will bring in the DS3 content directories, Migrate Old Content Database will get you the categorisation (mostly, at least).

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 12,124
    edited December 1969

    Note: Migrating will skip items which have non-English characters, such as diacritical marks.

  • RattelerRatteler Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Ok. I'm trying DS4.6 AGAIN!!!!!

    I have a muilti-gigabyte set of content all installed into it's own product folder.
    For example,

    Work3D/!Pure_Unimesh/!Victoria3.0/runtime/...
    Morph injection pack will be loaded into that same folder, but I make a separate runtime for each outfit.

    For example

    Work3D/!Pure_Unimesh/V3_Cloth Ultra_Cat_Suit/runtime/...

    I want to DS4.6 to see that content, where it is, in my nice neat easy to understand file structure that it took me YEARS to develop, and I have been using in some form since Poser4Pro.

    I DO NOT WANT TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY CONTENT AGAIN INTO ANOTHER PLACE WASTING MULTI-GIGABYTES ON FILES THAT ARE ALREADY INSTALLED AND WORKING!!!!!

    Please tell me there is a way to get my Runtimes recognized by DS4.6.

  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,384
    edited December 1969

    Ratteler said:
    Ok. I'm trying DS4.6 AGAIN!!!!!

    I have a muilti-gigabyte set of content all installed into it's own product folder.
    For example,

    Work3D/!Pure_Unimesh/!Victoria3.0/runtime/...
    Morph injection pack will be loaded into that same folder, but I make a separate runtime for each outfit.

    For example

    Work3D/!Pure_Unimesh/V3_Cloth Ultra_Cat_Suit/runtime/...

    I want to DS4.6 to see that content, where it is, in my nice neat easy to understand file structure that it took me YEARS to develop, and I have been using in some form since Poser4Pro.

    I DO NOT WANT TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY CONTENT AGAIN INTO ANOTHER PLACE WASTING MULTI-GIGABYTES ON FILES THAT ARE ALREADY INSTALLED AND WORKING!!!!!

    Please tell me there is a way to get my Runtimes recognized by DS4.6.

    Open the Preferences in Daz Studio (Edit->Preferences) and select "Content Directory Manager". From there you can add folders to include or exclude as needed. I added my previous Poser directory in this way and it's worked fine.

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  • RattelerRatteler Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for the reply. I took a few hours and loaded almost 4 dozen folders that way, and they just don't show up DS.

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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,838
    edited December 1969

    You need to be using the Content Library pane, not Smart Content

  • RattelerRatteler Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    You need to be using the Content Library pane, not Smart Content

    Thanks. :-D Figured that part out.

    Now... is there a way to get DS to search for my runtimes instead of manually pointing to each of them?

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 12,124
    edited August 2013

    From the Content Library tab, click the options icon (rectangle with horizontal lines) in the upper corner, and chose "Search Hard Drive For Files".

    ETA: If you have DS3 installed you can use "Import Mapped Directories" from that same menu.

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  • RattelerRatteler Posts: 0
    edited August 2013

    From the Content Library tab, click the options icon (rectangle with horizontal lines) in the upper corner, and chose "Search Hard Drive For Files".

    ETA: If you have DS3 installed you can use "Import Mapped Directories" from that same menu.

    Ok I tried that. I have 7 Drive on my system, but all I get is that root menu "/" thing.
    I can't seem to point it to the drive where my runtimes are, so the search turns up nothing.

    What am I missing?

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  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 12,124
    edited December 1969

    Let me get hold of a Mac person.

  • TotteTotte Posts: 6,994
    edited August 2013

    Ratteler said:
    From the Content Library tab, click the options icon (rectangle with horizontal lines) in the upper corner, and chose "Search Hard Drive For Files".

    ETA: If you have DS3 installed you can use "Import Mapped Directories" from that same menu.

    Ok I tried that. I have 7 Drive on my system, but all I get is that root menu "/" thing.
    I can't seem to point it to the drive where my runtimes are, so the search turns up nothing.

    What am I missing?


    Search from /Volumes/ Thats where all your drives are mounted... except your boot drive.

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  • RattelerRatteler Posts: 0
    edited August 2013

    Let me get hold of a Mac person.

    Much appreciated.

    Totte said:

    Ok I tried that. I have 7 Drive on my system, but all I get is that root menu "/" thing.
    I can't seem to point it to the drive where my runtimes are, so the search turns up nothing.

    What am I missing?


    Search from /Volumes/ Thats where all your drives are mounted... except your boot drive.

    Ok... I went to try it again and this time when I clicked VERY CAREFULLY on the "/", and I got a carrot to enter a path.

    Can we make this like an official bug report?

    That was not even REMOTELY intuitive. At the very least we should have had /volumes/ appear as a default.
    Or preferably in an option to "Search Hard Drive(s)" you should get a list of your hard drives. :-D

    I've got a spinning wheel while it figures out my hundreds of runtime folders.
    I'll let you know IF it finishes.

    And, THANKS!


    =======================
    UPDATE.

    DS crashed figuring out the huge data base... but when I restarted it was all there.
    So it DOES work!
    But the various steps to get there are WAY to obscure.

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