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Annual PA SALE 2012 Image and discussion thread—DAY31—Catch up extended and more
Posted: 10 September 2012 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 316 ]
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Day 12.5???
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/modern-muses-summer

There is no cart button on this.
How cruel is that!?  smile

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 317 ]
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Day 13 is here!  Lucky 13!

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 318 ]
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linvanchene - 10 September 2012 03:35 PM

@ Nigel for M5

•This product includes two installers for DAZ Studio 4.0 and two installers for DAZ Studio 4.5

I installed the two pc installers for DAZ Studio 4.5.

It seems the installers put all content in the runtime properly but for me the metadata seems to be missing.
This means the product is not showing up in smart content or in the Surfaces Tab.

When browsing any Folder of the Nigel for M5 and selecting any files there are no entries at all showing in the Content DB Editor.

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Did anyone install the version for DAZ Studio 4.5 Nigel for M5 and does have any metadata?

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Some addtional thoughts.

There is the small chance that I messed up the installation process because 8 (!) installers that are almost named the same may be a bit confusing. But I tried to pay extra attention.

The option to hide unwanted versions in the download list

In the case of Nigel there was a total of 8 installers: 4 for pc, 4 for mac including 2 for each version of DS 4.0 and 4.5.

This would not be so confusing if the download page would have the option to just hide the version one does not want.
Hide the pc or mac version.
Hide 4.0 or 4.5 version.

Download speed / file size

I am aware that some people are complaining that large file sizes are more than their dial up can handle.

On the other side there are those people who now have a download speed of 25´000 or 50’000 Kbit/s. The top speed offer of my provider is now even by 100´000 Kbit/sec.

When comparing with other online vendor like loops and sample based sound packages or other software it is now often standard to have single file size downloads up to 1GB.

It is the decision of DAZ how they think they match the interests of their customer base the best.

I can just say that I would have prefered one installer with a size of 500Mb+

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The more versions and parts there are the bigger the chance for error

Out of 8 installers displayed only 2 were really relevant to me.
If the decision was made not to split up the file there would only have been 1 installer out of 4 relevant to me.
This would have been less confusing.

Now I am not sure if I mixed two different installers of 4 different versions and if that is the reason why the metadata is not working.

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So anyway. Did I mess up the installation or is the metadata really missing in the DS 4.5 version installers?

I installed the DS 4.5 version. It does have metadata, but it is extremely unconventional. The majority of the textures appear in the Smart Content tab under Materials->Masculine->Nigel for M5->EHHS and Materials->Masculine->Nigel for M5->Default. This is not under the Presets->Materials grouping where you would expect such materials to appear. Also, I expect EHHS is a typo for EHSS. The morphs appear in Shaping on the Smart Contant tab, not in Presets-> Morphs. If they don’t issue a quick update to straighten that out and put things where they “should” be, I think I’ll use the Content DB Editor to fix it myself.

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 319 ]
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Oh, that’s just super cruel.
In the middle of shopping they took it all down and took surreality’s entire store off sale?
What did I do to you!?!?

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 320 ]
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13 wasn’t as lucky as we thought… Sorry…

Ippotamus - 10 September 2012 11:12 PM

Oh, that’s just super cruel.
In the middle of shopping they took it all down and took surreality off sale.
What did I do to you!?!?

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 321 ]
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DAZ_Kevin - 10 September 2012 11:14 PM

13 wasn’t as lucky as we thought… Sorry…

Ippotamus - 10 September 2012 11:12 PM

Oh, that’s just super cruel.
In the middle of shopping they took it all down and took surreality off sale.
What did I do to you!?!?

I mean seriously that ... that was just pure, unadulterated EVIL.
I was loaded up and going to paypal when everything went back to full price.

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 322 ]
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DanaTA - 10 September 2012 10:18 PM
canberra_boy - 10 September 2012 09:16 PM

Just got Blenworth for $4.49 (normally $29.95) after PC coupon. It’s a Predatron/DAZ hybrid! :D
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/blenworth


The math doesn’t work here. 

$14.98
-  6.00
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$ 8.98


How did you arrive at $4.49?


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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 323 ]
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Ippotamus - 10 September 2012 11:18 PM
DAZ_Kevin - 10 September 2012 11:14 PM

13 wasn’t as lucky as we thought… Sorry…

Ippotamus - 10 September 2012 11:12 PM

Oh, that’s just super cruel.
In the middle of shopping they took it all down and took surreality off sale.
What did I do to you!?!?

I mean seriously that ... that was just pure, unadulterated EVIL.
I was loaded up and going to paypal when everything went back to full price.

Same here.  shut eye
 
Playing around with some new’n'old PA-sale goodies:  The Slim Man (with one of Pumpkin Head Pete‘s textures and eye from Sirano M5) and Yolande Hair.  The birds are LoREZ Crows.  The distant background & sky are the All New Worldbase XT Lushlands, the nearer background is Merlin’s Crossing.

DS4.5Pro render, postwork in GIMPLarger version in my deviantART gallery here, but I’m including a detail.
   
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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 324 ]
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fixmypcmike - 10 September 2012 11:19 PM
DanaTA - 10 September 2012 10:18 PM
canberra_boy - 10 September 2012 09:16 PM

Just got Blenworth for $4.49 (normally $29.95) after PC coupon. It’s a Predatron/DAZ hybrid! :D
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/blenworth


The math doesn’t work here. 

$14.98
-  6.00
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$ 8.98


How did you arrive at $4.49?


Dana

30% PC discount


Isn’t that normally reflected in the sale price?  I’m a PC member and $14.98 is what I saw…and yes, I was logged in.  Is this another thing that the store has changed?


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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 325 ]
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Man, what a complete and utter downer.

Guess, I’ll give up that they are putting it back up.

That was seriously lame ... ... ... *sigh*

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 326 ]
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Just wait for Surreality’s day - it’ll be there then. grin
You can spend the time imagining the renders you’ll do. :D

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Posted: 10 September 2012 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 327 ]
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But it WAS Surreality’s day!
I was there and it was beauitiful.  smile

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Posted: 11 September 2012 12:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 328 ]
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DanaTA - 10 September 2012 11:33 PM
fixmypcmike - 10 September 2012 11:19 PM
DanaTA - 10 September 2012 10:18 PM
canberra_boy - 10 September 2012 09:16 PM

Just got Blenworth for $4.49 (normally $29.95) after PC coupon. It’s a Predatron/DAZ hybrid! :D
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/blenworth


The math doesn’t work here. 

$14.98
-  6.00
=====
$ 8.98


How did you arrive at $4.49?


Dana

30% PC discount


Isn’t that normally reflected in the sale price?  I’m a PC member and $14.98 is what I saw…and yes, I was logged in.  Is this another thing that the store has changed?


Dana

When logged in, Blenworth shows up as 10.49

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Posted: 11 September 2012 12:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 329 ]
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Sunfire - 11 September 2012 12:02 AM
DanaTA - 10 September 2012 11:33 PM
fixmypcmike - 10 September 2012 11:19 PM
DanaTA - 10 September 2012 10:18 PM
canberra_boy - 10 September 2012 09:16 PM

Just got Blenworth for $4.49 (normally $29.95) after PC coupon. It’s a Predatron/DAZ hybrid! :D
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/blenworth


The math doesn’t work here. 

$14.98
-  6.00
=====
$ 8.98


How did you arrive at $4.49?


Dana

30% PC discount


Isn’t that normally reflected in the sale price?  I’m a PC member and $14.98 is what I saw…and yes, I was logged in.  Is this another thing that the store has changed?


Dana

When logged in, Blenworth shows up as 10.49


Not for me it didn’t!  Another anomoly I guess.  I was logged in.  I purposely checked, and actually had to log in to see my wishlist!  I have to log in a lot lately.  I’m getting tired of these issues.


I’ll say no more…carry on.


Dana


Edit:  Now it is showing up properly.

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Posted: 11 September 2012 12:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 330 ]
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KickAir 8P - 10 September 2012 11:25 PM
Ippotamus - 10 September 2012 11:18 PM
DAZ_Kevin - 10 September 2012 11:14 PM

13 wasn’t as lucky as we thought… Sorry…

Ippotamus - 10 September 2012 11:12 PM

Oh, that’s just super cruel.
In the middle of shopping they took it all down and took surreality off sale.
What did I do to you!?!?

I mean seriously that ... that was just pure, unadulterated EVIL.
I was loaded up and going to paypal when everything went back to full price.

Same here.  shut eye
 
Playing around with some new’n'old PA-sale goodies:  The Slim Man (with one of Pumpkin Head Pete‘s textures and eye from Sirano M5) and Yolande Hair.  The birds are LoREZ Crows.  The distant background & sky are the All New Worldbase XT Lushlands, the nearer background is Merlin’s Crossing.

DS4.5Pro render, postwork in GIMPLarger version in my deviantART gallery here, but I’m including a detail.
   
Lady Scarecrow

KickAir 8P,

Wow. I really like that closeup render. I love that combo…shape, texture, and hair.

Yeah, I also had some surreality stuff in the cart. I guess luck be a lady will be a different day for us.

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