Metadata, wrapping my head around it
So, I'm trying to wrap my head around metadata and smart content. It seems like a great feature, and where it works for me (genesis), its pretty neat.
If someone could help me understand a few things, or point out where my assumptions/observations are incorrect I would appreciate it.
It seems to me, that is you wish to use metadata and smart content, you are not able to physically rearrange your libraries. I have been at this for a long time (like many of you) and have amassed a great deal of content, and arranged it in ways that work for me. The only things I have left alone are new content, specifically genesis related and a handful of other things. All of these new things seem to work just fine with smart content (but I do not care for their physical arrangement. I do not like the "vanity folder" as maclean has called it, I find it almost as annoying as !!!). Smart content does not see my content that has been arranged as I like it (case in point: Bad Boy for M4. The only pieces of this not moved were the Poser Materials files, and those are the only items Studio seems to think exist).
Are my observations correct here? I am not trying to disparage this feature; just trying to understand to see if I can adapt.
Why is it that Smart Content does not recognize M4? I thought it was "aware" of all the Daz figures? When I load M4 into a scene, Smart Content behaves as if there were nothing in the scene.
Has anyone who has physically rearranged their content in the past succesfully adapted to Smart Content without a herculean data entry effort or a massive reinstall?