- Merged metadata into one product
If there is only one “Product” there is only one product preview image that could show up in “Smart Content” “Product View”
Now all installed promotional products are not showing a preview image but an orange “!”
Thats all the promo hair, wardrobe items, environments, the ready to render scenes and even the subdragon…
Personally I do not care about that preinstalled content besides of course the Genesis figure.
Because everyone has that content it does not seem an interesting option to use in the renders.
But let´s look at it from the perspective of a new user.
The Genesis Starter Essentials is probably the only content they install to try DS.
Now if all what they can find is orange “!” instead of the nice product preview images that were shown before they may enjoy their first visit to DS less than customers who were introduced to DS with the preview images showing.
I cannot test this because I have no spare pc around that has no DS installed: But is the only reason why I still see the “old” products my “User Data” that remembers them? So this would mean new customers would not have any products showing up all but the"Genesis Starter Essentials?
I am aware that it is more efficient to browse the “Smart Content” in “Files” view and use the categories to display single files.
But still even now sometimes I enjoy browsing the “Product” view to get some inspiration by the Preview images for what kind of renders the content could be used. Also seeing the preview image helps me better memorize the content.
But I guess there was an important reason behind the decision to merge the metadata into one product.
Just for the sake of curiosity: What was it?
Update / Edit:
I deinstalled the Genesis Starter Essentials again and reinstalled them with the following options:
At the metadata import screen:
- no checkmark for “User Data”
- no checkmark for “Overwrite Product Data with User Data”
This way the CMS cleared all reverences of the “old” products. This means they are indeed all showing up in Smart Content in just “Genesis Starter Essentials”. No more separate products indeed.
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