You’ve all been been so helpful, and I’m genuinely very grateful.
Though this is the first time I’ve ever tried anything like 3D Modelling, I am very familiar with Photoshop, so am not ‘totally ignorant’ about all aspects of creating images etc. That said, I’ve found DAZ a nightmare to get to grips with,
It’s obvious that DAZ works for most people, so it would be unfair of me to criticise it. That said, having loaded it three times to date and followed all your helpful suggestions, I’m scarcely any further advanced.
The latest info was, as ever, easy-to-follow (thanks Scott-Livingston and Richard) and looked as if it would resolve my problems. However, nothing on my screen matches up to what I expect to see. I was able to get to where I need to be via Windows, but more error boxes have been thrown up - and now I can no longer manipulate the figures.
I’ve also found it’s too easy to lose the screen page I’m on and be unable to get back to where I was. I’m sure it’s easy if you know which buttons to press, but if you don’t, it’s easy to get into even more trouble.
I expected problems, but not on this scale. For the absolute beginner, I’d have to say the program is not user-friendly. Maybe a future version will iron out these wrinkles/problems. But as things stand, all I’m doing is wasting your time. You’re all very generous with it, but all that happens is that I come back to you with more problems.
If I thought things would get better, I’d stick at it. But I’ve invested so many hours to date, and have reached the point where it’s taking up too much of my time and with no end in sight.
Thank you again for your friendly help and advice. As I’ve said, I’ve genuinely appreciated it. But, for whatever reason, I’m obviously never going to get to grips with DAZ as things stand.
Sorry, I won’t be a part of the community as I’m sure I’d have had a lot of fun.
All the very best to you all,