I’m reorganizing some of my lesser used figures into their own directory, and things have suddenly gone very strange.
So this is probably a stupid basic question, but when you add a Runtime directory to the Poser Format Content section, does Studio then immediately need to scan that for content? I put the those figures in their own Runtime, started Studio, added the new Runtime through preferences and Studio essentially froze. After about 15 minutes, I killed the process and started Studio again. Now I have something called “My DAZ Library” in the Studio format, Poser format and Other format sections.
I decided to try doing things a slightly different way, right clicked on a runtime that held only one character, selected delete ... and it deleted my main Poser format runtime from studio, the one where Studio itself puts all its stuff. The files themselves weren’t gone, of course, just the reference, but ... what on earth is this program DOING? (Adding my entire Poser runtime back took about five minutes, so I’m guessing that no, it’s not scanning directories at that time.)
I went back through Preferences to try to remove those directories, and it looks like it’s going to take ages, so ... we’ll see.
(I’m also noticing that when Studio sneezes, my entire system gets a cold. Which is to say, when Studio is working on something, every other program that might be running starts glitching. This wasn’t the case with 4.0, except during renders, which I would expect.)
EDIT: Took roughly 15 minutes to do everything.
EDIT 2: Also noticing that it takes 4.5 beta FOREVER to parse directories. 4.0 used to take maybe 30 seconds or so to parse my figures directory, 4.5 takes much much much longer.
EDIT 3: And now it’s refusing to open any existing files. Gives a message saying it can’t find one or more files, then the log lists practically everything in the scene. Restarting didn’t help, rebooting didn’t help, so I’m going to try reinstalling the beta. (... OK, turns out when you change the base directory structure inside Studio, even though the file never goes anywhere, Studio can’t find anything until you tell it where the directories are again. And you have to tell it in exactly the same way that you did before or it gets very very confused. Which I more or less understand.)