I just downloaded and installed Daz, which looks amazing. Sadly I have encountered a few problems.
When I click the “get 3D models” icon that appeared on my desktop when Daz installed I it opens a browser and gives me a 404 error. The link points to http://www.daz3d.com//newsletter/2011/redirects/10467__DAZ3D_New_Releases.php
The documentation page the installer takes me to says, next to a large red X, that “This version (2012/03/13 20:40) is a Draft.”. Further examination reveals that all your documentation pages are drafts.
But my most pressing problem is that I installed DAZ Studio 4.5 and the Genesis Starter Essentials (Windows, 32 bit), and when I start DAZ, I see the default genesis character pre-loaded in the scene, however when I open the Smart Content tab, there are no Files or Products available - it’s completely blank. Selecting the Shaping tab shows the various Genesis morphs though - it’s just Smart Content that’s not picking anything up.
I can find all the Genesis content in the Content Library tab (DAZ Studio Formats -> My Library -> People -> Genesis), and I have verified that the directories under Preferences: Content Library: Content Directory Manager seem to be correct. I also tried Re-Import Metadata from Content Database Maintenance, but the Smart Content tab remains resolutely blank.
Is there something I’ve missed installing, or some additional setting that needs to be changed in order to activate Smart Content? Could this be in any way related to my not having entered a serial number on the first screen (even though I created and verified an account with DAZ 3D, there are no serial numbers listed on the My Serial Numbers page on the web site)?
This is very frustrating as I am trying to do the Fiery Genesis tutorial and I can’t get past step 1! :(