I did notice that I can set up different paths but how does the DIM know how to use which path for which installer type?
As far as I know, It’s built into the file header, or metadata which dim reads to identify whether it’s a Content item or a Plugin or an application,. but I know nothing,. perhaps Spooky can answer that one better.
Or is the DIM smart enough to know which type of installer goes into which path?
Yes,. well, actually No,. but once you tell it what applications you have,. and where they’re located (Main Application folder),. it’ll do the rest.
So, for the example of Ron’s brushes,.
Dim will recognise the file as a plugin for photoshop, and will install it to the application folders you’ve set up in DIM, and it’ll unpack the product into the correct folder structure,. eg: presets/brushes etc…
If you have DS, and the PS Bridge,. Dim will install the PS plugin into photoshop, and the DS plugin into Daz Studio.
Also,. if you have multiple versions of an application, like a 32bit and 64bit version,. And you’ve added both application to DIM, then it’ll install the product to both of those locations,.. unless it’s a product which is only built for 32bit or 64bit.
Will the photoshop brushes and styles automatically be placed into photoshop when the path is setup correctly?
Yes,. once you tell it where the application is,. Dim will unpack the product into the correct folder structure.
General Content Files
With any other “stuff” which isn’t designed for a specific application,. like merchant resources, etc.
You have the options available, in Dim,. to select a folder where you would want (NON CONTENT) installed to. and the option to select or deselect that from the “download” list or “ready to install” tabs,. and then install it to a specific location
How does the DIM know when it needs to use the application path (system files) and when the Library (content) Installation path?
Let’s say you stumble blindly into the daz store, for the first time,. and see Daz Studio and decide to try it,. (or any other application)
Using DIM,. any application you don’t currently have installed,... will be installed to either the 64bit or 32bit application paths
What I would like to do is to set up different content libraries for vue, photoshop and general content.
Yes, you can either, add the application,. EG: Photoshop, Carrara, Bryce, Vue etc ..and DIM will install items for those programs into the same locations you would get if you had used a “normal” Product installer.
the folder structure where those files should go, will be the same,. by default
but you can Choose to select another folder, and Change the dropdown path in the (Ready to install) tab
Once you’ve downloaded products,. you can select what you want to do with them manually, or allow DIM to install them to the applications, and their default paths.
Applications such as Carrara, have the content installed into the main program folder,. but if Vue content can be placed anywhere and has no dependent files, then you can choose to install it wherever you like..
From you’re screen shot’s,. I’d suggest un-installing that item,. then select the folder location you want to install it to,. from the “Ready to install” tab (drop-down menu), (pic to help) then click install.
Hope it helps
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