Apologies for all these questions. I do make a search before posting and try to find an answer.
I have a major problem with loading props , figures and clothes. Despite carefully installing legacy products so their constituent folders and files within them are all in the right place, every slngle time I load a prop or legacy figure apart from V3,V4 and daz-specific products, I get a dialogue asking me where the geometry, then texture files are. Why would I be asked where an obj file is when it is already in My Library\Runtime\Geometry under the correct heading and folder created by the vendor?
In Poser, even if put files in the wrong location then second time around, poser then remembers where all the files are on subsequent loading.
How do I go about installing a legacy product so that all the parts load without me having to trawl through folders to find where everything is to satisfy the dialogues that pop up each time I load a prop for example?
In Daz Studio (at least on my system) I get the same load error every time. I also notice that despite having Character, People, Props, clothing etc folders in my library, they do not appear that way in the list of folders in the content tab. In fact the character tab doesn’t appear at all like the layout in my actual “my library” folders. Can someone please tell me how I create a folder within the Content Tab/list so that it appears as a folder heading AND refers to an actual folder within my library?
I have long been an advocate for getting rid of what I perceive as rather silly ways of installing products, so that instead of every part, including geometry, poses and textures being spread about different folders, each product has ONE master folder with everything pertaining to it within. To me this would make it so much easier to keep track of everything.
I do recognise that in some cases it is useful to have some bits and pieces of some products in function-specific folders, but in the main I feel that is something one should opt into. Poser and now Daz has a long history of convoluted bits and pieces strewn all over multiple folders and before long it becomes a complete mess.
Does anyone else agree that it is so much easier if each product has all of its geometry, cr2 and texture files in just one folder? Of course it should be easy enough to design a Poser or Studio interface that also provides for menus which also have figures, poses, props etc etc. That can be done by cross-referencing. I am aware that Studio does have a “product” indexing, but it does not always work as intended.