I have obtained a few of these items. When I try to put them in my external Daz or Poser runtime, hothing will show up in the Daz or Poser programs… The item is “there” but there is no content in it.
I looked at these items, and they are various kinds of files. One is a .rar file (which is?), another a png,, an obj.
Anyone have any idea why these are not showing up in my programs.
.rar files are compressed archives, similar to .zip files. You would need to uncompress them and then merge them with your content folders. There are many free decompression programs; I use 7zip.
.png files are images. If they are accompanying other files with the same name but different extensions, they are the thumbnails to be displayed for the item. Otherwise, they may be background images.
.obj files are the raw geometry files for an object. You can either put them in an “Other format content folder”, in which case DS will show them, or use File > Import to import the object, and then save as a .daz scene.
There is a tutorial in the archived forum by Jaderail that should help. The pictures can be viewed by changing the urls so they have “http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/” as a prefix on all the “postimages/origimage” type entries.
I went to the long tutorial, with all the references for pictures that are not there.
I think it is probably very complete, but I had a lot of trouble with it, and could not understand it.
The kinds of downloads from Share cg are not installed the “regular” way it seems, and I am still lost.
Any other suggestions would be welcome and appreciated.
It is this one. I know a lot of work has gone into it. And I am grateful to him for all his help to so many of us.
I obviously have holes in my knowledge that I can not really follow or use its guide.
Hello, it’s me Jade. I can walk you through Zip and Rar installs. Just point me to one of your files and we will get you into installing free items in no time. Also I need to know your OS, PC type, and content path.
Thank you so much, Mike and Jaderail.
And Jaderail, thank you so much for taking the time with me, just one person, when you have done so much in your tutorial to help all of us. So sorry I couldn’t follow you, but I know it is due to the holes in my knowledge, and not you.
I use Windows XP.
I installed DAZ 4 Pro onto my external F drive, and the path is simply F:\DAZ Studio 4 Pro.
Before I installed it I put a file there, with the path F:\DAZ Content and I told D4 when I installed it that that is where the content would be.
I did this because when I followed the regular installing process that it went to C: drive, and finding things became very confusing and frustrating. Now everything is fairly easy to find.
I was trying to install two items.
The first was shaaelia_charlotte for V4, which has 3 zip files…. 63866 is the item number I think
The second was 3d-pinups_old-cauldron_60752
I am sorry I cannot give you real links to Share cg for those items.
Thanks for this.
Strangely, the one you linked to is not the one I downloaded; my download had three 3 zip files and ran into megabytes.
But the one you pointed out to me, or one you think is better for teaching, is also fine with me.
Bottom line is am eagar to learn and I appreciate your time and effort.
Yes, let’s do it here so it could help others also.
Okay, I have bookmarked this thread for easy access. Let’s both start with the file you are wishing to install.
Go back to ShareCG and find Part one of that file. In your brower Highlight the Address in your browser and do Ctrl C to copy the Address.
Come back here and do Ctrl V to Paste that Address into a post. I will get it and the other parts. Then we will work together to get you
Installing Free items. After this you will be a free item nut because all those free items will be ready for you to add and play with
whenever you download and install them.