I managed to get my Daz content loaded. I broke down and carried my 27in imac into the local library and downloaded the content via their wifi. ( I got some pretty funny looks. ) I used the DIM. The Daz content works great but I am having trouble with the Native Content. When I load it I can’t see it in the browser. When I set a specific location in the DIM I still can’t see it, in the folder specified or the browser.
There was a problem with the original installer, but that had been fixed. When I first downloaded C8.5 on my Mac, I had the same problem. I recently did a full un-install then re-install of everything and DIM put things in the proper place. Note that during this process I removed version 8 from my drive first… Dartanbeck’s suggestion that it may be installing to the C8 folder could be the issue in your case.
Also note that there are a few content packages. Carrara 8.5 Pro Native Content is a 183kb file, Carrara 8.5 native Content is a 3.8MB file. Both of these have little in them. You also need to install Carrara 8 Native content (186.8MB) which has the bulk of the files.
Regardless, it helps to understand that the Mac install is handled differently than the PC install.
When you install Carrara, the icon for the program is not the application. It is a “package.” This is a fancy name for a folder which acts like a single file. If you are having problems with the native content install, you may want to do a “manual” install.
Caution is advised - changing things in the “package” could cause problems.
Go to your Carrara program icon in the Finder. Right-click on it (or Ctrl-click if you only have a 1 button mouse).
From the contextual menu which appears, select “show package contents.” Window contents will show what’s in the package.
From there, navigate to Carrara->Contents->MacOS->Presets
In the “Presets” folder there are several folders (Atmosphere, Backgrounds, Shaders, etc.) which correspond to the folders in the content file you downloaded. Copy the contents of the _download_ to the appropriate Presets folder in the _package_. If there are also “Scene” files, they can be installed (copied) into the “Scenes” folder one level up (in the MacOS package folder).
I have included a screen shot which might make it all easier to understand.
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