OK I downloaded 4.6 PRO 64. I have been using 4.5 Pro 64 General release. I use the DIM and noticed it updated Genesis Starter Essentials yesterday which I have installed already. I am ready to install 4.6 now.
What I’m wondering is, the Starter Essentials were originally an exe file which needed to be run separately, but now appear to be a DIM auto install like other content.
So all I need to do now is run the 4.6 exe and then enter the serial number? No other new exe files to run?
You shouldn’t need to enter the serial, as you already entered it when you first installed DS. The only exe files you’ll need to run are 3rd party plug-ins, e.g. Dynamic Clothing Control (basic is included in DS).
Sorry to be dense, but will the plug-ins like Luxus and LAMH which I’ve been using with 4.5 need to be re-installed before they will work with 4.6?
in Windows Explorer, and delete the database files. That location is the default, if you changed it during setup then it’ll be where you specified the installation.
Reboot and reinstall the latest DS. Reinstall the latest Genesis Starter Essentials. Reimport the metadata in DS.
Overkill maybe, but I am like that LOL.
Haha holy crap.
What I ended up doing was uninstalling my 3D Bridge for Photoshop and then uninstalling DS4.5. I left the CM installed because I forgot all about it reimporting on it’s own and was afraid the databases would wipe (I’m only just now giving the CM a shot- I’m used to the folder tree and not smart content).
I’m all for clean installs though so I’ll try the extra steps you mentioned.
3D Bridge for Photoshop (18.104.22.168)
GoZ for DAZ Studio (22.214.171.124)
Decimator for DAZ Studio 4.5+ (126.96.36.199)
DSON Importer for Poser (188.8.131.52)
Dynamic Clothing Control (184.108.40.206)
Mimic Live! (220.127.116.11)
Just noticed this was updated too:
Remember you need to install the paid version of Dynamic Clothing Control after you install Studio.
If you want to have the 3D Brige working for 4.6 and want to make sure your older DS3 bridge still works if you still have DS 3 installed make sure that they are not installed into the same Adobe plugins folder, put one in your alternate plugins folder and make sure you have that in Adobe enabled and pointing to the correct location.
Note sure if any older shaders got messed up because of the update to the render engine.
Will be working on updating the plugin thread latter today as time permits.
A new FREE Subsurface Shader [Base] has been added to DAZ Studio 4.6, as a separate download. If you have already downloaded DAZ Studio 4.5, it should have been added to your account.
yes,, it is now in my account,, adn you say as a sepalate download,
but it show it is bundled in daz studio 4.5.
and it has DIM download icon too.
I use DIM,, then I need to download it first, then use DIM?
because MY DIM can not show the Free Subsurface Shader.
and if I download DIM download from my account,,
how I install it? is it ok just click ““install” on DIM ,, and DIM install to my usuall ds content folda?
I don’t know how the Subsurface Shader Base is being made available, but if you go to your account at the DAZ store, click on Product Library and then enter Subsurface in the box and click Filter, it will appear underneath. Click that and you’ll see the available downloads.
Yes, you’ll need to tell DIM where you want to save the downloads, and where your usual DS content folder is. Look for the DIM thread in this forum and ask if you want more info, or read the Documentation here:
^^; NO no,, I understand clear how DIM work,, and I have used DIM,,to download and install product.
but about this case,, I feel difficulity,,
beacuse DIM can not find the sub-surface shader from my Account,
but in my account,, they show DIM installer too,,
anyway thank you ,,
I installed it from my account,, (yes I know I need to open my product libarary)
and download dim zip too,, when I hope uninstall this shader by DIM,,(I may need not)
there seems some difficulity how daz release this contents with DIM.
I’m getting the same problem as well. My product library shows a 3rd option to download via DIM; however, when using the DIM’s filter, the shader does not come up. Easily remedied by downloading the DIM version > save it where the rest of your DIM downloads are located > and hit refresh @ the top of the program. You can then install through DIM itself.
@vaskannia thank you much,,
actually most of step is same as what I did ^^;
I felt worry becase, DIM zip installer on my account seems only 907.44 kb
and trx.exe is 6.66 MB,, zip is 15.40MB ^^;
first I downloaded installer,, then install it to ds, but I think,, DIM can not uninstall or version up,
when I need to do,,
so that I downloaded dim zip to my usuall download folda for DIM zip as you said^^;
then DIM find it as ready to install ^^; (no,, DIM I already install it,, but)
anyway,, I overwrite (maybe) by DIM,, then DIM can manage it as usuall contents now,,I hope so.