In a previous thread I mentioned I was till fairly new to Daz studio, so there’s a lot for me to digest as I’m moving from Poser. One of the stumbling blocks I’m finding at the moment is how certain items can be there one minute and gone the next. As a previous poser user, I’m used to having one content library and navigating around, which is still present in Daz. Still the convenience of the Smart content window was not lost on me during my migration, and I’d like to get good mileage out of it.
So far I’ve managed to figure out the majority seems context sensitive. I click on Pose & Animate, and I’m presented with poses and shaping tools, and under actors I naturally find character models, outfits and props. However, there are still times I’m left scratching my head and wondering why I can’t find various items I’ve installed despite having seen them in the lists before.
The latest case-in-point are the UberSurface2 shaders. Note that I can find them perfectly in the content library, but not under smart content where it had been previously. I had them listed under Surfaces at one point, but then it mysteriously vanished and I’ve not been able to locate it since aside from using the Content Library window.
While I don’t mind using the Content Library to install things, it’s still rather baffling and I’m hoping someone can shed some light on why it might be hiding previously visible things from view.