Sorry you’re having troubles, bud.
Let’s sort this out for you - and, you’re right. We should type up a little “Welcome to Genesis meets Carrara” article and have it ‘stickied’.
Okay, here we go:
For now, since I don’t use Daz Studio, let’s get you going in Carrara.
I also don’t like (or use) Smart Content.
Instead, let’s find our Daz Studio products in the “Content” tab.
In the Carrara 8.5 beta (the one with a “Smart Content” tab), Open a new medium scene.
Go to the “Content” tab in the browser.
Check out the new folder there called “My Library”.
You must understand that this is beta software, so you’ll see folders that just don’t mean anything to Carrara. As a result, they will be empty.
For Daz People in this folder, we want to open the “People” folder.
“People” is where you’ll find Genesis, and any other clothing, hair and props that you’ve purchased. I don’t really use Daz Studio, so I don’t know if V4 and M4 are in this tab… but Genesis stuff is all in the “People” area.
“animals” is where you’ll find the Dragon
Try looking around at different places to find something you want to load.
Genesis takes a while to load the first figure. Be patient - it almost seems like Carrara has locked up when you load in Genesis - but it didn’t. Just wait for it.
I’ll be back. Feel free to ask anything. I want to know if we’re getting where you want.