You don’t need to have Poser or DS, to be able to install products into a folder,..
You can create a ( Fake poser folder ) then you can point the product installers there,....
But,.. If you’ve started installing products into Daz Studio,. then I’d stick with what you’re doing,..
You don’t need to actually use Daz Studio,. so you don’t need to be able to know how to use it, or find content in it,. as you’re just using it as the way to install your Daz3D products
Once you’ve installed any products into Daz Studio / Poser / or a “Fake” poser folder,
You should be able to Add the Runtime folder ,.. into Carrara,.. and from there you’re layout of libraries such as Figures / hair / poses, etc.. should al be what you’re used to seeing.
Daz Studio 4.5 has Two ways of presenting content to you,. and since it works with Poser Content, and products made for use in Daz Studio only,.. there are Two options for the Format of products,..
Genesis, for example, is created to be used in Daz Studio,. so,. it will appear in the Content Library, under “Daz Studio formats”.
Victoria 4,. was created to work in both Poser and DS,. so,. It will appear in the Content library, under “Poser Formats”
If you’re using Carrara 8.5 beta,. and Daz Studio 4.5,. then you’ll need to Open Daz Studio, (after you install all your products) to allow Daz Studio to read the product meta-data, and to add that info to the Content management Database.
Once DSS has done that,. you can quit DS,.. open Carrara, and all the Content, and the Smart content should be there.
Hope that make some sense,