Digital Art Zone

 
   
2 of 3
2
DAZ Studio Splash Screen - urgent request for removal
Posted: 10 June 2013 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1198
Joined  2007-11-30

...

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  214
Joined  2012-07-06

I have no problem with the splash screen and don’t find it “Satan, Devil or Demon.”

That being said, it would be nice to customize (or turn off) the splash screen at some point down the road.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 02:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  10949
Joined  2007-11-06

...I still miss the smiling Vicky from the 2.3 startup.

 Signature 

...it’s five minutes to midnight…

I’d rather have a blue sky above me than a blue screen in front of me.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
Power Member
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1221
Joined  2006-08-31
Norse Graphics - 10 June 2013 02:43 PM
ReDave - 10 June 2013 02:08 PM

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.

Is the picture inserted into the dll-file? That would be the only reason you can’t change the splash-screen. Otherwise you could create your own and copy-paste it into the appropriate place. On that note, I’d keep the splash-screen really simple, like in the previous versions.

Yes it is, and it’s not a resource either.

 Signature 

Previous post count: 2678 Downloads Hightide Mark: 1708

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  13943
Joined  2003-10-09
anikad - 10 June 2013 02:01 PM

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.

The splash screen isn’t slowing DS - it is, like most splash screens, shown to tell you that the application is loading and to provide a place for status messages to display (near the bottom, on the left).

 Signature 

DAZ Studio Frequently Asked Questions

Index of free DAZ Studio scripts and plugins list

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  7796
Joined  2009-05-14
Richard Haseltine - 10 June 2013 03:19 PM
anikad - 10 June 2013 02:01 PM

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.

The splash screen isn’t slowing DS - it is, like most splash screens, shown to tell you that the application is loading and to provide a place for status messages to display (near the bottom, on the left).

Yeah I like that addition, the status messages I mean.

 Signature 

Pete

Somethings to Consider when starting to learn CG

My Gallery

My Render Thread and Tutorials

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club and Co-operative

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
Power Member
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1001
Joined  2012-02-04

The splash screen shows for a very short time (a few seconds) when I load DS.  The status messages flash by very fast.  Then the splash goes away and Studio sits there in “not responding” mode while it enumerates the content library on disc.  You’d think that would be part of the startup and done in a more graceful way (e.g., background thread) so that Studio doesn’t go “not responding”...

 Signature 

My deviantART Homepage

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  7616
Joined  2006-03-19

Please remember that discussion on religion is not permitted under the DAZ 3D TOS.

 Signature 

ARTCollaborations Store on DAZ3D    ARTCollaborations on Facebook

*****Mad Chemistry Lab*****  

 

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  7796
Joined  2009-05-14

and yet on my aging PC that is on its last legs doesn’t hang after the splash screen disappears. I fact 4.6 is so much faster when opening than before.

 Signature 

Pete

Somethings to Consider when starting to learn CG

My Gallery

My Render Thread and Tutorials

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club and Co-operative

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
New Member
Total Posts:  12
Joined  2003-10-09

I would like to see something more in line with the general population,(yes young people too), like futuristic, a la star trek maybe. IMO.

 Signature 

1drworx

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  965
Joined  2011-05-19
Frank0314 - 10 June 2013 03:35 PM

Please remember that discussion on religion is not permitted under the DAZ 3D TOS.

That settles it.  Since its an DO creation, they have a right to define what the creature represents.  It may be horrific, but its a 3d figure designed and created purely from the mind of mortal incarnation. Its not an icon of worship or demonetization.  Anything else just gives too much credence to the “object of your concern”.

 Signature 

Enjoy my games & freebie content created with DAZ 3D:

3dSkyDome.com - Curiosity killed the browser, 3d R&D

3Dnld My Freebies & Games - Farm Peeps Farm Theme 3D Stuff

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  10949
Joined  2007-11-06

...at the very least, Vicky should be wearing something a little less “revealing”. Makes it look like the cover of some trashy pulp fantasy novel. A variation of this also appears on the product page and the lower part of the Home page. Furthermore, both a fairly racy pic of Vicky5 and a violent scene (with blood splatter) appear as a slidewhow background in the “Products” tab.

Overall, I still think images that are a bit more sedate would project a more positive image, especially considering Daz’s stance about being “family friendly” .

 Signature 

...it’s five minutes to midnight…

I’d rather have a blue sky above me than a blue screen in front of me.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2822
Joined  2004-04-14
Miss B - 10 June 2013 01:06 PM

I would just prefer an option to turn the splash screen off altogether, but then I’ve been wanting that since DS 2.


Yeah, I could care less for start up screens too since I dont feel they accomplish anything.

 

 Signature 

My DAZ3D Store
My Free Stuff
My Art @ DeviantART
Ships of the Line - MEGA THREAD
How to use the Poser Format Exporter - **Updated 2013-02-09**

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
New Member
Total Posts:  5
Joined  2009-11-28
Dream Cutter - 10 June 2013 03:56 PM
Frank0314 - 10 June 2013 03:35 PM

Please remember that discussion on religion is not permitted under the DAZ 3D TOS.

That settles it.  Since its an DO creation, they have a right to define what the creature represents.  It may be horrific, but its a 3d figure designed and created purely from the mind of mortal incarnation. Its not an icon of worship or demonetization.  Anything else just gives too much credence to the “object of your concern”.

Have it your way, but DAZ can’t have it both ways, as they contradict their own TOS and therefore my statement has merit.

Very simple, I don’t use DAZ.
I use LightWave anyway and DAZ was just to write Renderman compliant shaders.
But that doesn’t make me change my opinion about the splash screen.
The splash screen is just tasteless and blasphemic.

bottom line:
I delete DAZ from my system.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 June 2013 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1009
Joined  2007-04-08
dominik5 - 10 June 2013 04:10 PM
Dream Cutter - 10 June 2013 03:56 PM
Frank0314 - 10 June 2013 03:35 PM

Please remember that discussion on religion is not permitted under the DAZ 3D TOS.

That settles it.  Since its an DO creation, they have a right to define what the creature represents.  It may be horrific, but its a 3d figure designed and created purely from the mind of mortal incarnation. Its not an icon of worship or demonetization.  Anything else just gives too much credence to the “object of your concern”.

Have it your way, but DAZ can’t have it both ways, as they contradict their own TOS and therefore my statement has merit.

Very simple, I don’t use DAZ.
I use LightWave anyway and DAZ was just to write Renderman compliant shaders.
But that doesn’t make me change my opinion about the splash screen.
The splash screen is just tasteless and blasphemic.

bottom line:
I delete DAZ from my system.

I believe the word is “Blasphemous”.

 Signature 

You’re never too old for metaballs!  ~Michael Frank

Profile
 
 
   
2 of 3
2