ManFriday's Content Bookmarks [Commercial]

ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145

I am very happy to announce that my second Daz product (after the Render Queue, https://www.daz3d.com/render-queue) has been released today.

MF Content Bookmarks for Daz Studio (https://www.daz3d.com/mf-content-bookmarks) allow you to bookmark frequently used folders in your Content Library and access them quickly from a new "Bookmarks" menu. Just like bookmarks in your web browser.

Do you still use the Content Library pane a lot?

Do you find that you often have to repeat the same five or six clicks to get to the two or three folders you use often?

Wouldn't it be nice to have bookmarks for your content folders like your web browser has them?

This new plugin for Daz Studio 4.10 and 4.11 provides them! Select a folder many levels deep in your Content Library, select "Boomark current selection" in the new "Bookmarks" menu, and you have a new menu item there that will take you there in only one click from now on.

Works for folders under "Daz Studio formats", "Poser formats", "Categories" and "Products."

Please note: This product is for Windows PC only.

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  • jash147jash147 Posts: 445

    Can you organise these in any way, such as folders (as that's what I do with bookmarks in a browser)?

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145
    edited May 15
    jash147 said:

    Can you organise these in any way, such as folders (as that's what I do with bookmarks in a browser)?

    Yes!

    There are no buttons for subfolders in my dialog but the bookmarks are just custom actions so you can go to Daz Studio's "Customize" dialog (F3) and move them around any way you like if "Move up" and "Move down" is not enough.

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  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145
    edited May 15

    Duh. deleted double post.

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  • AtiAti Posts: 6,572

    Can it (in any useful way) handle, say 100 bookmarked products?

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145
    Ati said:

    Can it (in any useful way) handle, say 100 bookmarked products?

    If your computer and screen space can handle 100 custom actions, sure. You will probably have to use Daz's F3 customize dialog to create submenus though.

  • AtiAti Posts: 6,572
    ManFriday said:
    Ati said:

    Can it (in any useful way) handle, say 100 bookmarked products?

    If your computer and screen space can handle 100 custom actions, sure. You will probably have to use Daz's F3 customize dialog to create submenus though.

    Probably not. Will I be able to scroll through the bookmarks or something? I know that if I ever started using bookmarks, I would not stop at just one or two products... :D

  • ziggie_a138bf4808ziggie_a138bf4808 Posts: 18
    edited May 15

    Bought this product, but it is not downloading via DIM.

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  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145
    Ati said:
    ManFriday said:
    Ati said:

    Can it (in any useful way) handle, say 100 bookmarked products?

    If your computer and screen space can handle 100 custom actions, sure. You will probably have to use Daz's F3 customize dialog to create submenus though.

    Probably not. Will I be able to scroll through the bookmarks or something? I know that if I ever started using bookmarks, I would not stop at just one or two products... :D

    I just tested, and Qt (the graphics framework behind Daz Studio) does seem to handle very long menus gracefully.

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  • DoctorJellybeanDoctorJellybean Posts: 3,510

    Nice!

    Can one rename the bookmarks, so it displays e.g. Converted Clothing instead of E:\_Converted Clothing\_G8F?

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145

    Nice!

    Can one rename the bookmarks, so it displays e.g. Converted Clothing instead of E:\_Converted Clothing\_G8F?

    In Daz's F3 dialog, you can do that already now by editing the bookmark's custom action at the top left under "Custom". I have an update for the plugin ready here that will also allow you to do that in the "Edit bookmarks" dialog directly. I am planning to push that update to Daz in a couple of days.

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145

    Bought this product, but it is not downloading via DIM.

    I'm sorry, I can't do anything about DIM, please file a support ticket with Daz. Thank you!

  • AtiAti Posts: 6,572
    ManFriday said:
    Ati said:
    ManFriday said:
    Ati said:

    Can it (in any useful way) handle, say 100 bookmarked products?

    If your computer and screen space can handle 100 custom actions, sure. You will probably have to use Daz's F3 customize dialog to create submenus though.

    Probably not. Will I be able to scroll through the bookmarks or something? I know that if I ever started using bookmarks, I would not stop at just one or two products... :D

    I just tested, and Qt (the graphics framework behind Daz Studio) does seem to handle very long menus gracefully.

    Awesome! Thank you! :)

  • DoctorJellybeanDoctorJellybean Posts: 3,510

    Bought this product, but it is not downloading via DIM.

    Doesn't it appear in DIM, or does the install fail?

  • ziggie_a138bf4808ziggie_a138bf4808 Posts: 18
    edited May 15

    Bought this product, but it is not downloading via DIM.

    Doesn't it appear in DIM, or does the install fail?

    It doesn't appear in DIM. I bought 3 other products at the same time to take advantage of the offer and they appeared in DIM and downloaded as normal.

    I downloaded the Manual installation files and installed the rquired DLL.

    Pleased to say that ManFriday's Content Bookmarks is working fine.

     

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  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145

    Bought this product, but it is not downloading via DIM.

    Doesn't it appear in DIM, or does the install fail?

    It doesn't appear in DIM. I bought 3 other products at the same time to take advantage of the offer and they appeared in DIM and downloaded as normal.

    I downloaded the Manual installation files and installed the rquired DLL.

    Pleased to say that ManFriday's Content Bookmarks is working fine.

    Even better. Thank you! :-D

  • Worlds_EdgeWorlds_Edge Posts: 1,648

    If you are so inclined, could you make a short video demo?

  • DoctorJellybeanDoctorJellybean Posts: 3,510

    If you are so inclined, could you make a short video demo?

    It is really simple:

    1. Select a folder in the Content Library
    2. Click Bookmarks - Bookmark current selection

    Now whenever you click the created bookmark in Bookmarks, the corresponding folder will open in the Content Library

  • DoctorJellybeanDoctorJellybean Posts: 3,510

    Where are the Bookmarks saved? I'm asking because if one is reinstalling DS, can one re-use saved bookmarks?

  • Worlds_EdgeWorlds_Edge Posts: 1,648

    If you are so inclined, could you make a short video demo?

    It is really simple:

    1. Select a folder in the Content Library
    2. Click Bookmarks - Bookmark current selection

    Now whenever you click the created bookmark in Bookmarks, the corresponding folder will open in the Content Library

    Ok I’ll give it a try!  Thanks

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145

    Where are the Bookmarks saved? I'm asking because if one is reinstalling DS, can one re-use saved bookmarks?

    The bookmarks are regular custom actions with a little bit of scripting. You can see them under "Custom" in the Daz Studio "Customize" (F3) dialog at the top left, and then they are inserted into a new "Bookmarks" menu. So if you export your actions and menus though the "Export" button of that dialog and import it on another machine, that should work.

    I seem to remember reading about the XML files where this is stored but I can't find that info right now. I'm pretty sure there's a way to copy and paste this information too, but I'll have to dig some more. Maybe someone else can help out too. :-)

  • Lyrra MadrilLyrra Madril Posts: 137

    After about two days testing this I forgot it wasn't part of DS  :)    I think I use it more than anything else on the top menu bar. It has definitely sped up building scenes for me .. cuts down the 'travel time' from g8 clothing to fabric shaders, back to  get hair, back to apply Colorwerks hair shaders, and on and on back and forth ....

    So if you build a lot of scenes, or have some serious go-to-favorite folders ... this is deifintely worth the money to stremaline your process. (and I say that having just plonked down my hard earned cash for the store copy)

    Lyrra

  • HellboyHellboy Posts: 1,237
    edited May 15

    Oh this is so useful!

    Once you use submenus and a custom names (even an icon!) like explained above, it all can be so organized... Really will save a lot of time. Love it!

     

     

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  • rrwardrrward Posts: 205

    Install fails for me. DIM downloads it, but fails to install. Manual install appears to work, as in, it doesn't bring up any errors, but I'm not seeing any of the expected menu options.

  • Blacky13Blacky13 Posts: 47

    There is a PDF manual mentioned... where can I find it at? I can use the product just fine, but I would like to give it a read.

     

    Thanks!

  • Blacky13 said:

    There is a PDF manual mentioned... where can I find it at? I can use the product just fine, but I would like to give it a read.

     

    Thanks!

    I founf the PDF in:   C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\DAZStudio4\docs\Plugins\MF Content Bookmarks

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145
    rrward said:

    Install fails for me. DIM downloads it, but fails to install. Manual install appears to work, as in, it doesn't bring up any errors, but I'm not seeing any of the expected menu options.

    The PDF has manual installation instructions including steps to take if the menu items don't show up. The first step would be, however, to check that the plugin is actually loaded. Can you look at "Help" -> "About installed plugins" whether "ManFriday's Content Bookmarks" is listed and has a green plug?

  • rrwardrrward Posts: 205
    ManFriday said:
    rrward said:

    Install fails for me. DIM downloads it, but fails to install. Manual install appears to work, as in, it doesn't bring up any errors, but I'm not seeing any of the expected menu options.

    The PDF has manual installation instructions including steps to take if the menu items don't show up. The first step would be, however, to check that the plugin is actually loaded. Can you look at "Help" -> "About installed plugins" whether "ManFriday's Content Bookmarks" is listed and has a green plug?

    It's not listed at all.

  • ManFridayManFriday Posts: 145
    rrward said:
    ManFriday said:
    rrward said:

    Install fails for me. DIM downloads it, but fails to install. Manual install appears to work, as in, it doesn't bring up any errors, but I'm not seeing any of the expected menu options.

    The PDF has manual installation instructions including steps to take if the menu items don't show up. The first step would be, however, to check that the plugin is actually loaded. Can you look at "Help" -> "About installed plugins" whether "ManFriday's Content Bookmarks" is listed and has a green plug?

    It's not listed at all.

    Is there a file called "MF_contentbm.dll" in your C:\Program Files\Daz Studio4\plugins directory? If so, can you look if there is an error message in the Daz Studio log about that file? ("Help" -> "Troubleshooting" -> "View log file")

  • rrwardrrward Posts: 205
    edited May 17
    ManFriday said:
    rrward said:
    ManFriday said:
    rrward said:

    Install fails for me. DIM downloads it, but fails to install. Manual install appears to work, as in, it doesn't bring up any errors, but I'm not seeing any of the expected menu options.

    The PDF has manual installation instructions including steps to take if the menu items don't show up. The first step would be, however, to check that the plugin is actually loaded. Can you look at "Help" -> "About installed plugins" whether "ManFriday's Content Bookmarks" is listed and has a green plug?

    It's not listed at all.

    Is there a file called "MF_contentbm.dll" in your C:\Program Files\Daz Studio4\plugins directory? If so, can you look if there is an error message in the Daz Studio log about that file? ("Help" -> "Troubleshooting" -> "View log file")

    No "MF_contentbm_dll" in C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\DAZStudio4\plugins directory. No entries in the log file. And no PDF either. And no folder named "MF Content Bopokmarks" as listed in the post by ziggy above.

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  • ArtiniArtini Posts: 4,480

    Great product - saves a lot of time. Works nicely in DS 4.10 and 4.11 beta.

     

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