@ 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.