The readme says:
You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
but I dont see any DS files in the DAZ Studio Formats>My Library. I will file a service ticket and see what DAZ’s says about the missing DS files.
As far as DS4 presets, I filed a service ticket to see if a DS installer was inadvertently excluded from the downloads. In particular, I’d like to have optimized DS material presets if they are available.
Hi Lindsey, yes indeed switching to bounding boxes is good “common practice” to use with huge scenes. I remember at the time I developed UP I had bounding boxes on all the time, so that I could easily pan and rotate the camera, position it where I wanted and finally hit the render button.
About the “deferred” render, that’s something that really a few use but is a very powerful feature that allows to avoid potential crashes upon rendering within Studio.
I don’t understand what’s the exact nature of the issue with latest UP version. I mean, every prop has an associated .dsa file that will load automatically within the prop and set the materials. So what’s going wrong exactly? Can you make an example?
I think there may be some terminology confusion going on here. When Readme files talk about “Daz Studio Categories”, they don’t generally mean that there should be files installed into Daz Studio Folders/My Library or into the equivalent folders under “Content”. That term in a Readme generally refers to where you can find the items either in Smart Content or in the Categories section that sits alongside the Content Library, not to the “physical” locations of the files themselves. It gets confusing because sometimes “Daz Studio Categories” in a Readme actually does mean “Daz Studio DIRECTORIES”, and it’s left to the user to dig through directories to figure out which one was meant.
In the case of Ultimo Paradiso, the Daz files are installed alongside the Poser files in the Poser directories. For this product, if you look at the Ultimo Paradiso files in the Poser format directories through the Content Library, they all have the little orange scroll in the upper left corner that indicates that they have “sidecar” files containing DAZ material settings. If you go to Windows and look inside the AM directories (or left-click on the AM directories in the appropriate section and pick “browse to folder location”), you can see the DSA files.
All that said, there’s something borked with the metadata with these installers, if they even have metadata. (I didn’t get the thing from Studio on startup telling me that it had new metadata to import after I installed Ultimo Paradiso.) Ultimo Paradiso doesn’t appear in Smart Content or the Categories, at least not where the Readme says it should be, and I can’t find it anywhere else. I don’t care, myself, but anyone who uses Smart Content or the Categories is going to be very confused.