Thankyou both once again, 3DAGE and FixmypcMike
Ok, this took a bit of trial and error and I think I’m finally getting the hang of this Smart Content…
First of all - the new smart content being installed that wasn’t showing up in the “Smart Content” tab… There was a bit of mis-understanding happening.
Every time I fired up Daz Studio 4.5, I thought the database was being updated and finding / adding the newly installed content, by means of the"Reading Asset” dialogue window, with the orange bar scrolling across left to right to 100%. This appears this is not the case.
Digging further into Daz Studio’s Smart Content, there’s a small Square box in the top right of the Smart Content Tab
Clicking it reveals a popup dialogue box, with “Content DB Maintenance” as a selection choice.
Choosing “Content DB Maintenance”, brings you to this next window displaying a bunch of Database Maintenance checkbox options.
I chose the “Re-Import Metadata” option out of curiosity. After all, what could it hurt?
Putting the mouse over that option also brings up the following explanation tool-tip:
“Choosing this option will allow you to selectively import metadata for the files that have been installed by a product. This Cannot be undone.”
So, having made that choice, I ticked the option and hit Accept.
I closed Daz Studio, then started Daz Studio all over again, and to my surprise, I get a new dialogue window displaying a list of installed products - all the Genesis products I’ve installed sofar that had not been showing up within the Smart Content area in both Daz Studio and within Carrara’s Smart Content tab… I hit “OK” and another little window pops up showing a progress bar zipping by as the new content is being added to the database, then disappears.
Now, I know that every time I install a Genesis product, then fire up Daz Studio, I’ll get this dialogue window popup, showing the new content to be added, and after that it is all done. I can close Daz Studio, and fire up Carrara, check the Smart Content Tab and see all the new installed products…
I guess now i’ll be un-installing (or could start anyways) the clothing outfits i set into its own folder seperate from the Genesis folder and just re-install them into the one main Genesis folder… Might have to run the Content Database maintenance to clean itself up before re-installing anew…
Btw, 3DAGE, you mentioned something about creating my own folders within the Content Database listing, to my own customization as desired… How do I do that, and within Daz Studio i assume?