Color me confused.
I ended up installing the DSON files. They are labeled “DSON” on the download page, but the actual filename doesn’t have that qualifier (as opposed to legacy and poser, both of which have that name as part of the downloaded file). Since it seemed to be labeled as the “standard” file, I figured that’s what I needed.
I also installed the latest DS version. I seemed to remember that was needed for the “smart content” to work. Launching DS caused “new content” to be recognized and seemed to update the smart content database.
Note that I keep all my content on a separate hard drive. My “old” runtime content is in there, with different items loaded into different folder (V4, M4, Props, Scenery, etc.). I also have a DS “Content” folder there, which DS seems to recognize. For the Genesis installs, I created a “genesis figures” folder and a “Horse 2” folder, with respective content installed there.
Going to Carrara, things were not as simple. I am having trouble with the “Smart Content” tab.
Starting off, there are inconsistencies.
At the top of the directory tree I have:
>Aldora Hair for Genesis
There are many more entries, but the above is only meant to give an idea.
When I click on “Files” the browser window shows me everything in the sub-directories. When I click on “Accessories” it shows me everything in Accessories and its sub-directories. So far so good.
When I click on “Categories” I see nothing. Same for Accessories in the “categories” section. I have to drill down to the specific sub-folder to see any content which may exist. Same for the “Products” listing. You can only see content for the specific selection, not any items in a sub-directory of that selection.
In all the listings, some items are highlighted and some are plain black text. That would seem to indicate that the highlighted item has content. However, this is not the case. While none of the “plain text” entries show content, only some of the highlighted entries show content. This, however, may be related to the next problems…
In the above example, the “Aldora Hair for Genesis” is installed. It can be seen and selected from the browser when viewed from the “Files” selection. However, if viewed from the “Products->A->Aldora Hair for Genesis” tree, nothing shows up in the browser window (and the item obviously cannot be selected). This is the case for many products… they are available in one section (i.e. files) but not in another (Products).
Is there a “how to” guide for this?