AdamR001’s Default Categories Metadata
DISCLAIMER: This freebie is provided as-is without warranty, yada yada yada. If it breaks, it’s not my fault.
WHAT IT IS: This is a structure for categorizing your content. It is NOT the only way to do it. It is NOT having everything pre-categorized for you. It is just a structure. It’s an idea, a place to start, and YOU are allowed to change it.
DAZ Studio 188.8.131.52 or higher is recommended, but any version supporting Metadata 4.5.x and higher should work.
Start from a *clean* categories. Resetting your database prior to installing is recommended.
If you have your own category system, PLEASE backup your database or export your personal metadata prior to installation. Copy the backup to a safe location. Don’t overwrite your backup with mine.
If you don’t flatten your personal database first, some categories might not get created. (E.g., in case of conflict) but in general it *should* be OK.
The ONLY pre-categorized content in this database are the special “deleteme.dsa” placeholder and the entirety of the Genesis Starter Essentials bundle. No other products are categorized.
With DAZ Studio Running:
Unzip to a temporary location and copy the resulting files to any DAZ Studio native directory, but prefereably your primary one. This is *usually* ~\My Documents\DAZ 3D\My Library.
Inside of DAZ Studio select the Content Library tab.
Left-click on the Context Menu at the top right of the Content Library tab and select “Content DB Maintenance”.
Select the checkbox next to “Re-Import Metadata”.
In the resulting window make certain “UserData1 N/A” is checked.
Make certain “All Products” is checked.
Uncheck “Show Items as New Content” (optional)
Make certain “User Data Overrrides Product Data” is checked.
Wait. This could take awhile if you have a lot of content installed already that has metadata.
Once the import has finished, go to Categories > Utilities, Scripts
Right click on “deleteme” and select “Browse to File Location”
In the resulting window, right click and delete the file “deleteme.dsa”.
Close the window and go back to DAZ Studio.
Click on any other category and then back to “Utilities, Scripts”.
Right click on the “Deleteme” icon which now should have a large yellow triangle with an execlamation point on it and select “Remove Orphanded File Reference.”
Done! You should now have a clean set of categories to start categorizing your content in. Explore it a bit, get to know it, change what you don’t like. Have fun and happy organizing.
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Screenshots of the installation process are below.