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DAZ Studio Splash Screen - urgent request for removal
Posted: 10 June 2013 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Dear DAZ Developer Team of DAZ Studio

Whilst I am grateful that you make DAZ Studio available free of charge, not lacking good quality feedback regarding the software, but the startup splash screen is of great concern to me.

I like to address, that I do not worship, endorse or look at images that portray Satan or the Devil.
It has to do with my peaceful religious believes.

Please provide me with an option to :

a) to disable the splash screen

b) to at least change the horror image of Satan to something very peaceful


Thank You for your understanding

EDIT: I use Mac OS-X Snow Leopard and I don’t have Windows PC

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Posted: 10 June 2013 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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While I agree it would be nice if you could change the image, that is not meant to be Satan IMO. I would think more would be upset over the scantily clad gal, LOL.
You should probably submit a support ticket since they rarely read the forums

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Posted: 10 June 2013 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 10 June 2013 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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FSMCDesigns - 10 June 2013 11:48 AM

While I agree it would be nice if you could change the image, that is not meant to be Satan IMO. I would think more would be upset over the scantily clad gal, LOL.
You should probably submit a support ticket since they rarely read the forums

I was almost tempted to write “the devil is in the scantily clad detail”, but then I thought this might be read wrong raspberry

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Posted: 10 June 2013 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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FSMCDesigns - 10 June 2013 11:48 AM

While I agree it would be nice if you could change the image, that is not meant to be Satan IMO . . .

Agreed — looks to be a helpful and friendly assistant with an unfortunate skin condition, or maybe metabolically-challenged.  Nothing that justifies name-calling!  That having been said, I’d have trouble convincing anyone this software was appropriate to an office environment thanks to that splash-screen — I’d think it would be in DAZ’s best interest to make it changeable.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’d love to have a customizable splash screen too but this guy is just undead. If we go for classical sources, i.e. Dante’s ‘Inferno’ for example, the Satan should be at least big enough to eat three dudes simultaneously, so our mister Undead here is too small for this and lacking two extra maws.

Actually, I’ve already requested a feature.
https://bugs.daz3d.com/view.php?id=50470

You can add your signature to it, for example.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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There have been multiple threads all complaining about the new 4.6 splash screen.  There is also at least one feature request logged in Mantis for an option to change the splash screen image since 4.6 was launched.  This splash screen really seems to have caused a stir with the Studio userbase…

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Posted: 10 June 2013 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Zombies have feelings too. I’d love to change the image too though. It’s not gorey enough for me. *grin*

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Posted: 10 June 2013 01:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I would just prefer an option to turn the splash screen off altogether, but then I’ve been wanting that since DS 2.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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i like what she’s wearing.  chainmail corset look?

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Posted: 10 June 2013 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I’ve wanted to change it since for the time I saw it, signed you sheet Kattey.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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To me that image represents Beauty and the Beast scenario, and a caring one at that. To me Satan has horns and looks like a goat mixed with a bull. Infact Satan looks more like Beast from Beauty and the Beast from Disney, but nobody said a thing to them lol:)

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Posted: 10 June 2013 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Artistically it’s a well put together image but I’m not clear on why we have a splash screen. All it does is slow down ds from loading for me. It would be nice to be able to switch it off.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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It doesn’t remind me of anything in particular, just not the kind of art I enjoy looking at, and I don’t like looking at it every time the program starts up, if it was in a rotation with art it wouldn’t be so bad but it won’t stop my from using studio lol

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Posted: 10 June 2013 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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No idea how it works on Macs, but on Windows the picture is embedded in DzCore.dll (DAZ 3D\DAZStudio4\DzCore.dll). So if you still have the DS4.5 installer you can install that, copy its DzCore.dll file to somewhere safe, then reinstall DS4.6 and replace its DZCore file with the 4.5 version. You may lose some 4.6 features, though.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I have no intention to discredit the artist of the image but it is a satanic imagery, Satan, Devil or Demon.
And I feel imagery that is poster boy for a software should be as neutral as possible (no pornography-style, sexual, demonic, violent or blasphemic in its content).

Amen

I like DAZ Studio’s features. It’s probably the best DAZ Studio Release and I hope DAZ Studio will continually progress.
But for the sake of taste, please add functionality to change or disable the splash screen.
Until such a release I will refrain from using DAZ Studio.

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