Yes, Horo. You wont have a problem with any of it because you already had DS3 installed before you installed Ds4. It is for users who have never installed DS3 that this problem arises.
I don’t have DS 3 installed .
Perhaps you dont have it installed anymore, but you might have had it installed in the past. Even if not the Ds4 installer still creates DS3 keys because the Bryce 7.1 Bridge requires them. If you check your registry you will likely find DS3 keys and if not then that would surprise me. However, I am not an expert on this but if Steve Athome sees this thread he may be able to chime in.
Kerya’s permissions issue is a new observation and could well be the root of her problem. But do notice how after she applied the fix it did enable the bridge to operate in both admin and guest user modes, so if anything it has improved the flexibility of her bridge. But now shes got hexagon issues, no idea how to help with that but maybe it is another permissions issue.
You are not wrong. No need to blush. The Bridge does work fine in DS4.5 for most people, but the issue of DS3 dependence means that every once in a while a user’s registry will get a little screwed and they will have to go in and fix it. All this in my relative layman’s terms.
I’m running XP 32bit with DAZ pro 126.96.36.199 and Bryce pro 188.8.131.52 and after adding the registry keys I can export from DAZ to Bryce but not vice versa. In fact, I don’t even get the dialog box that Horo posted the screenshots of. No matter if I use the pulldown menu or click on the DAZ icon, Bryce just ignores my request…
Yes, I added the installpath keys for both DAZ3 and Bryce7 and still can’t export from Bryce. But I am running different versions than you are. I’m considering an upgrade as a workaround…
Does anyone know if I can just install the latest versions ontop of the previous ones, or do I need to go for the fresh install?
I’m not sure about Studio but if you install the latest version of Bryce over an older version it will overwrite your presets folder. So if you have alot of hard to replace custom presets you should save a copy of your presets folder somewhere else.
Okay, I was able to get a workaround by installing the latest version of Bryce (184.108.40.206) and now the bridge behaves as expected. Now, this isn’t exactly a fix, per se but it does address the issue for me. This is just an FYI for anyone else experencing this issue or those who are simply interested
@Kerya: I altered the keys where I could and created them where they didn’t exist. Everything is working now. Your English is much better than my Deutsch and I had no problems understanding what you meant. In fact, if you hadn’t said anything you could’ve passed for a native speaker…
It seems that creating our own DS3 keys, while effective for the basic function of the bridge, seems to break the function of the drop down that should list which version of DS are available. For me I get nothing on the drop down but because of the registry edits it still starts DS4.5 for me.
That is not something I checked.
Which versions of DS do you have installed?
It looks like most problems are now solved, apart from the DS <> Hexagon bridge. Is that problem from a limited account / admin account or both? (and which OS?)
I know there can be problems due to the order in which the programmes are installed, maybe there is a specific search function on installation?.
I will finish off what I am doing, then make a clean installation of the various versions of DS and then Bryce and Hexagon, then clean install them in different orders and monitor what they are doing/looking for to use the bridge.