As I said, it has been discussed many times in many different threads and through personal email exchanges over the past 15 months or so. To date there has been no visible interest from DAZ in supporting community-sourced metadata. It would be a great idea for someone to set something up, but we already have lots of sites for sharing content + metadata. There are loads of metadata freebies on ShareCG for example. Feel free to contribute yours and if you want to create a new metadata freebie server that would be nice too.
That is very sad!
I have seen the metadata in your thread. But it is really, really few stuff! I found only one cloth item that I own and also M4, V4. But what about M3, V3 and the others (also SP4, A4, ...) and all the standard cloth stuff (MFD, Tunic packages, Courageous, Valiant, ....) Ok, when Gen4 should be the limit, but I don’t even see those standard packages, that so many people own!
I myself don’t have the time to start such a server, sorry!
One reason is, because I own a new computer, where D/S just does not run right and DAZ just refuses to give ok support in this topic—this way blocking even more of my valuable time and I have to run in the forums to just get tiny, tiny information pieces—even to find out things where documentation should be available since 1.5 years!
I am also still mad about DAZ, because the desaster they arranged with their new shop. It is still nearly impossible to find the old documentation of the products which was available before—and to name a further hazzle: It is still not possible to see the download size of your products before you download (or to check if the download was OK). How could this be so difficult?? Or was the new shop system found somewhere in a dark alley?? Alone this things costed myself so much time. I once asked, what a product a file I downloaded was for, since I got a little confused with my old downloads and DAZ had rearanged their product names. They where not able to tell me—even the old product prefixes, it seams, they just forgot them??? I can’t imagine, what kind of desaster there must be in their shop! Databases? It seams they don’t know such a stuff or just can’t handle them.
Why should I—- reasonably—- drop of more of my valuable time, just to support such a company???
But I don’t feel, that ShareCG is the right place to do so. How could I find out what is available?? Search at ShareCG?? Are you kidding??? Search here in the boards .... that will be rather nasty.
And also—at the moment, to contribute, you must have a shareCG account, must upload there your stuff and fill out their forms with many, many entries I guess. Then you have to go to the boards at DAZ and find a place to post your contribution. (At least, there should be an extra category at ShareCG for metadata.)
I don’t think, that that works. And also if after 1.5 to 2 years of D/S 4 only your metadata is available, you can see yourself, that it does not work out!
I searched at ShareCG for “metdadata” in the “DAZ Studio” section and found only 2 entries.
I searched for “metadata” in the overall area, and mainly found entries from you. All in all 120 entries, but several where other stuff. And nothing of the standard stuff for Gen4 figures, I was talking about above. If only these standard clothing stuff could be covered, it would be a great help—but with so limited support it does not appear to me, that Gen4 is supported from DAZ at all any longer—just an other cash-cow of DAZs.
With such real results after 1.5 years, I must say, that the venture to support other/older stuff than the new Genesis content, has greatly failed.
Again: DAZ only thinks about Genesis and how to sell new stuff—but they don’t seam to see, that supporting the customers (right!) always pays.
I will not give up my old investments and jump on the Genesis bandwaggon, just because DAZ urges me to.