Dim can download and installe products automatically (if you use that option)
it can also just Download them, then you can select the products,. and the folder where you want those products installed,. then it’ll install the selectied files, into whatever folder you specify.#
by default, it’s set to the new ( C:\Users\Public\Documents\My DAZ 3D Library )
you can obviously change that to whatever folder you want, bearing in mind that it’s not a great idea to install products into a runtime where you already have products,. since DIM cannot install / uninstall content which it hasn’t installed.
that’s why a start over with a fresh install location is recommended.
As far as support for Carrara,.Bryce and other software,.. that will happen, but right now it only handles “content” which actually means that it works with all software which uses content. ..including Carrara.
Right now it doesn’t download or install carrara specific content,. but it will…. and more.
EG: If you had Carrara, and nothing else,. you could use DIM to create a runtime within carrara, or anywhere else,. and install your content there. that includes external drives.
If you want to have a Customise set of folders to install male clothing , or dresses , or whatever,. then that’s your choice,.
You can set up your folders,. Download the products, and then select and install them to wherever you want to.
Meta data is used by the database to update the view of content in the “Smart content” section of the browser in both DS and Carrara, It also tells the database which products work with which products,..
EG: If you load an item of clothing,. then select it,. the Smart Content display will change to show you all the materials which work with that product,. even if you have several materials from different developers,. so you don’t need to search through several different folders of materials for that product,. all materials are shown in one screen in the smart content.
As for setting up an automatic way of DIM identifying whether products are male or female and installing them automatically into a pre-defined folder,..
I’m not sure that’s possible, especially where genesis is concerned where the same base figure is Male / female / animal / monster etc..
There’s no issues in setting up a set of folders for V3 or M4,.. and then installing specific content using DIM into those folders.
Hope that makes sense