Ice Dragon Art A Glimpse Into My World

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  • themidgetthemidget Posts: 287

    I've been away a long time and have only just returned to the forum.  I wasn't expecting to hear your bad news - I am so sorry.  It's good to see you are still producing great work. smiley

  • BendinggrassBendinggrass Posts: 1,245

    Sonja, I hope you are doing well... better, really. 

    Quiet a year I guess.

    Keep safe.

    Randy

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 2,984

    I too hope you are doing well, it's been a while since you have been here.

  • dracorndracorn Posts: 2,297

    Hi, Sonja!!!

    I, like a bunch of people here have been AWOL from the Daz world for a while.  I'm glad your life is picking back up and that your muse has returned.  Good to see your work again.  

     

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 22,541
    edited November 15

    Hey Sonja! 

    Just catching up on your thread, love your lighting on these, particularly the dragon a few pages back.

    And by the way, everyone's been thinking it since February, and I'll say it.  IT'S HIS LOSS!  heart  I know you're doing well :) 

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Thank you so much everyone!  I appreciate it more than you will ever know.  Hoping to slowly start back into things.  I do have a rather urgent question lol.   The new Daz Central?  How does that work with having a separate drive?  And I far prefer to organize my own content.  Can I still do that?

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960
    edited November 17

    Thank you so much everyone!  I appreciate it more than you will ever know.  Hoping to slowly start back into things.  I do have a rather urgent question lol.   The new Daz Central?  How does that work with having a separate drive?  And I far prefer to organize my own content.  Can I still do that?

    Hey, girl! It's good to see you. I just installed Daz Central to see what it does and how it works. So far from what I can see, you can still do what you normally do with regards to installing content. I use Daz Connect and can still use that. Apparently, you can still use DIM and it shouldn't mess with any of your categories. It makes it easier to install pluggins if one is using Connect because Connect can't do that. From what I understand, those still using DIM can still use DIM for installing and sorting where things get put. As long as the file links are all sorted properly, Daz Central should be able to find things.

    It looks like the easiest way to install the upgrade to Daz Studio 4.14 which is why I went ahead and installed it. The only thing I use DIM for is to install plugins and to download the zipfiles for permanent storage. I'm one of the few who likes the eas of Connect. However, permanently storage of my products offline is always best with the zipfiles through DIM. I haven't found an easy way to download the Connect files in one large pass like one can with DIM.

    You might find that you like DIM better and will stick with it. From my understanding, the Daz Central is geared toward new users who are uncomfortable with how DIM works. For the moment, DIM is still accessible. I don't know if that will change in the future or not.

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960

    Oh, and older products! I always had to use DIM for older products because Connect doesn't do that well. Daz Central will install older products without having to go into DIM. I'm honestly not sure if I like it yet, but it's been super easy to use.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Thank you!  This is going on a different laptop, so I am going to try it out.  It won't ruin my preferred set up that way lol.  I appreciate it, its been awhile and I am eager to get back to it.  I really missed everyone a lot! 

    Thank you so much everyone!  I appreciate it more than you will ever know.  Hoping to slowly start back into things.  I do have a rather urgent question lol.   The new Daz Central?  How does that work with having a separate drive?  And I far prefer to organize my own content.  Can I still do that?

    Hey, girl! It's good to see you. I just installed Daz Central to see what it does and how it works. So far from what I can see, you can still do what you normally do with regards to installing content. I use Daz Connect and can still use that. Apparently, you can still use DIM and it shouldn't mess with any of your categories. It makes it easier to install pluggins if one is using Connect because Connect can't do that. From what I understand, those still using DIM can still use DIM for installing and sorting where things get put. As long as the file links are all sorted properly, Daz Central should be able to find things.

    It looks like the easiest way to install the upgrade to Daz Studio 4.14 which is why I went ahead and installed it. The only thing I use DIM for is to install plugins and to download the zipfiles for permanent storage. I'm one of the few who likes the eas of Connect. However, permanently storage of my products offline is always best with the zipfiles through DIM. I haven't found an easy way to download the Connect files in one large pass like one can with DIM.

    You might find that you like DIM better and will stick with it. From my understanding, the Daz Central is geared toward new users who are uncomfortable with how DIM works. For the moment, DIM is still accessible. I don't know if that will change in the future or not.

     

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Oh, and older products! I always had to use DIM for older products because Connect doesn't do that well. Daz Central will install older products without having to go into DIM. I'm honestly not sure if I like it yet, but it's been super easy to use.

    That's awesome.  Currently, the loading button is still spinning lol.  I'm assuming its going to take awhile to load at first?  I've got a ginormous library

     

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960

    Oh, and older products! I always had to use DIM for older products because Connect doesn't do that well. Daz Central will install older products without having to go into DIM. I'm honestly not sure if I like it yet, but it's been super easy to use.

    That's awesome.  Currently, the loading button is still spinning lol.  I'm assuming its going to take awhile to load at first?  I've got a ginormous library

     

    Yeah, the first time I loaded it, it took a little while. After that, it seems to load pretty quickly. You can also still create a short cut to Daz on your desktop and use it without going through Daz Central to start the program if you wish.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Well, I've downloaded studio.  Start it up.  Put in my email and password to connect. It crashes to desktop.  No message or nothing just shuts off and goes to desk top.  That's not going to work lol

     

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960

    Oh no! I didn't have any problems on my desktop. I also didn't need to sign in because I was already signed in, I guess. It seemed to know who I was when it was installing and loaded all my infomation without me having to do anything.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    I think the problem is, that I don't have daz studio loaded. I've loaded daz central and then daz studio through daz central several times now.  It just won't open daz studio.  I'm getting pretty damn frustrated lol. 

     

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960

    Daz Central is supposed to install Daz Studio if it's not already installed. But then yeah, you'd have to sign in. I'd check the thread for it over in the Software Forum for Daz Studio to see if you can get some answers. I'm still learning and didn't have any issue so I have no clue what to tell you. I'm sure Richard or someone over there should be able to figure out what the issue is.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Yeah I've got one going.  It should have just installed everything and I should just be able to log in.  I can't log in through DIM or through Daz Central, it just blinks out and goes back to the desk top. No idea why, this laptop is a clean slate.  My main laptop is in the shop so I was hoping to just hop on and work on something.  Apparently not lol.Appreciate the help though

     

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,444

    I think the problem is, that I don't have daz studio loaded. I've loaded daz central and then daz studio through daz central several times now.  It just won't open daz studio.  I'm getting pretty damn frustrated lol. 

    Ouch.  I feel your pain.  But try to hang in there and keep checking.  It may start working for no apparent reason (really, see below).

    I recently had to do a full uninstall/reinstall to address some problems of my own.  I ended up installing Daz Studio through DIM.  They say Daz Central is supposed to recognize what you install through DIM but I haven't confirmed that.

    Keep checking!  What I will say is that the timing is unfortunate.  They just trotted out the new store software and everyone had download failures.  If I did manage to download something, I had install downloaded failures. And all of us having problems at the same time so help gets swamped.  I submitted 2 tickets and received an email saying it could be 4-6 weeks before they can follow up.  Yowza!

    But good news! - then the install just started working.  Yay!  I've now installed the core programs and about 80% or so of my product library and making good progress again.

    If you care about the details of my particular tale of woe, you can find them in the download thread.  But the details don't particularly matter because it seems to have been fixed by something behind the scenes, not by anything I did or Tech did in response to my particular help ticket.

    https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/comment/6231671/#Comment_6231671

    So try to persevere.  The cavalry is on the way.  

    BTW - greetings, glad to see you posting, best wishes for getting it all sorted out.

     

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Thank you Diomede!  I did get daz loaded.  DIM and DAZ Central continue to refuse to work but I am able to  download my content one by one inside of studio. 

    Speaking of changes, what happened to the IRAY preview?  Used to be you could switch from texture shaded to iray and get a preview?  Where did it go?  I desperately need that! lol

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960

    Thank you Diomede!  I did get daz loaded.  DIM and DAZ Central continue to refuse to work but I am able to  download my content one by one inside of studio. 

    Speaking of changes, what happened to the IRAY preview?  Used to be you could switch from texture shaded to iray and get a preview?  Where did it go?  I desperately need that! lol

    It should still be there. It's moved down the list a little but still there.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Thank you Diomede!  I did get daz loaded.  DIM and DAZ Central continue to refuse to work but I am able to  download my content one by one inside of studio. 

    Speaking of changes, what happened to the IRAY preview?  Used to be you could switch from texture shaded to iray and get a preview?  Where did it go?  I desperately need that! lol

    It should still be there. It's moved down the list a little but still there.

    I'll keep looking but its not in the drop down box it was in before.  Ugh. lol.  I need my normal art laptop back.  Its in the shop.  This is fortunately just temporary on this laptop.

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    I just did some looking. I don't think I have Iray on my version.  My options are multi pass openGL, viewport, 3delight and scripted 3delight.  No iray render engine.  which may be why I cant find it in the drop down menu either.  How does that even happen? Honestly, I've never had so many issues with this program.  Thank god I don't have to keep this version once I get my other laptop back.  If this happened when I first started I would have just walked away.

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,960

    I've never heard of DS installing without Iray. That's weird! Maybe uninstall and reinstall? I have no clue.

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,444

    I've never heard of DS installing without Iray. That's weird! Maybe uninstall and reinstall? I have no clue.

    +1

  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,464

    Okay.  I uninstalled.  Re installed.  Finally got it to work with Daz Connect.  However. I can't log in, inside of Daz Studio.  If I hit connect, it crashes to desk top.  I can work offline, but it crashes every 2 to 5 minutes.  Just winks out of existence.  All I can say is thank God I get my art laptop back on Wednesday, because I am beyond frustrated with this crap.

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