[Released] Content Wizard [Commercial]

RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154

Content Wizard provides unprecedented control for installing products in Daz Studio.  Install products where you want!  Create or update Smart Content for any product!  Install products from any vendor and any site.  The result of 100s of hours of effort, Content Wizard provides uncompromising control of product installations in Daz Studio:

  • Automatically install product content folders across multiple locations and drives, adapting Daz Studio to your hard drive configuration
  • Generate Smart Content for products, with intelligent analysis of products to reduce the grunt work and guesswork of creating metadata
  • Install products that span more than one zip file
  • Batch install products
  • Generate Self-Installer script with standardized zip files to share with others, as long as you own rights to the original product; the Self-Installer script automatically installs the zip files and installs the Smart Content.

Content Wizard is a merchant resource. Share Content Wizard Product Configuration Files with others to use with their licensed copy of Content Wizard. Alternatively, generate a Self-Installer script with standardized zip files to share with others, as long as you own the rights to the original product (i.e., you are the content creator.  Resellers and distributors do not have permission)

Tutorial Video:

 

What's Included and Features

  • Content Wizard:
    • Content Wizard Script (.DSE)
    • Batch Content Wizard Script (.DSE)
    • Detailed user Guide (.PDF)

 

There is an official patch as of March 25, 2020

UNOFFICIAL PATCH - MARCH 1ST, 2020 v1.0.5.2

The zip file fixes an "error with installation" issue that resulted from creating a malformed Runtime Support XML file.  Please use the zip file and replace the two files in Data/RiverSoft Art/Common with them.

UNOFFICIAL PATCH - MARCH 5TH, 2020 v1.0.5.3

The zip file fixes the issue where installing a character's smart content breaks the smart content for all characters of that generation.  Please use the zip file and replace the two files in Data/RiverSoft Art/Common with them.

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Comments

  • Leonides02Leonides02 Posts: 1,021

    I have dreamed of a product that would enable Smart Content on products I've bought from other sources. Well done, RSA!

  • sterlenejcsterlenejc Posts: 154
    Wow, this is definitely insta buy! The amount of content I have from other sites and a lot of freebies from Sharecg and other sites, this is gonna be a big help. I have all the zip/rar files waiting in one directory and will be happy to test the product ASAP. That's a reeeeaaaly useful product!!
  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154

    I have dreamed of a product that would enable Smart Content on products I've bought from other sources. Well done, RSA!

    Thank you.  I really made this product for myself, and just hoped others would be interested. smiley

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    edited February 25
    Wow, this is definitely insta buy! The amount of content I have from other sites and a lot of freebies from Sharecg and other sites, this is gonna be a big help. I have all the zip/rar files waiting in one directory and will be happy to test the product ASAP. That's a reeeeaaaly useful product!!

    Unfortunately, .rar files are not supported (Daz Script cannot open them).  However, since most .rar files for Daz Studio are just object files (and not an actual product archive with data, people and other directories), this should not be much of a limitation.  If the rar file is an actual product archive, you will need to decompress it and recompress it as a zip before feeding it to Content Wizard.

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  • HatBHatB Posts: 52

    If the file is from another site how does it handle adding an icon? I have some items from places such as 3DCommune which is now defunct and would like to have some sort of icon. Also does it save the files so you do not have to go through the whold process with a new computer or hard drive?  I have some zip files created with Contenet Package Assist where I have added icons to files from Renderosity.then lost some of them with failed hard drives.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 5,349

    "Generate Smart Content for products, with intelligent analysis of products to reduce the grunt work and guesswork of creating metadata"

    What? Witchcraft! If this works (and I'm guessing it must) then it sounds amazing! I might be able to tackle that swamp of disorganised freebies at last.

  • dragotxdragotx Posts: 1,075

    So, am I understanding correctly that it only adds metadata to items that it unzips?  So if we already have stuff manually installed we will have to reinstall everything?

  • memcneil70memcneil70 Posts: 1,258
    edited February 25

    This is exciting. But, I need to clarify I understand this right, previously installed files from other vendors, to 'My DAZ 3D Library' will be able to have the metadata created and will not have to have them uninstalled and reinstalled with your product? 

    Thank you for this. I will buy when it becomes available in the store.

     

    Post edited by memcneil70 on
  • CybersoxCybersox Posts: 7,772

    Yeah, yeah, just put it in the damn store already.  You're such a tease.

  • Once again, you provide a very useful plugin that extends Daz Studio's functionality.  An instanta buy for me!

  • GiGi_7GiGi_7 Posts: 1,217
    edited February 25

    Generate Self-Installer script with standardized zip files to share with others, as long as you own rights to the original product; the Self-Installer script automatically installs the zip files and installs the Smart Content.

    Doesn't this need the DIM to install products?

    intelligent analysis

    The better of the best. Adding automatically this information is a dream come true. This kill the most boring work and will improve in a big percentage our control of content.

     

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  • ImagoImago Posts: 3,202

    It can install and create metadata from zip files? surprise

    *jams credit card in the screen multiple times*

    Do want! laugh

  • jardinejardine Posts: 1,011

    wow.  another brilliant concept.   keep 'em coming, riversoft!

    j

  • HeavyRayHeavyRay Posts: 134

    Can't wait!!  Plenty of content from non-Daz to install....  Happy you chose to share this with the rest of us....

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    HatB said:

    If the file is from another site how does it handle adding an icon? I have some items from places such as 3DCommune which is now defunct and would like to have some sort of icon. Also does it save the files so you do not have to go through the whold process with a new computer or hard drive?  I have some zip files created with Contenet Package Assist where I have added icons to files from Renderosity.then lost some of them with failed hard drives.

    If you mean the product icon, you click a button to add it.  If you mean adding icons to presets, the product does not do that.  You can save your product configuration at any point and load it later (you can also share these with others); you would have to backup these configuration files, the zip files, and the product icon image files.

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    MelanieL said:

    "Generate Smart Content for products, with intelligent analysis of products to reduce the grunt work and guesswork of creating metadata"

    What? Witchcraft! If this works (and I'm guessing it must) then it sounds amazing! I might be able to tackle that swamp of disorganised freebies at last.

    It is not a magic bullet, but it does a lot of the work for you (at least for more modern file types.... genesis and later).  The editor also makes it easy to quickly change or define the metadata too.

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    dragotx said:

    So, am I understanding correctly that it only adds metadata to items that it unzips?  So if we already have stuff manually installed we will have to reinstall everything?

    No, you don't have to reinstall everything.  As long as the user facing files (i.e., presets in People, Props, etc) can be found by DS, installing the metadata alone will work.  Content Wizard DOES need the original product zip files; it unzips them and uses their location to help analyze what each user facing file does.

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154

    This is exciting. But, I need to clarify I understand this right, previously installed files from other vendors, to 'My DAZ 3D Library' will be able to have the metadata created and will not have to have them uninstalled and reinstalled with your product? 

    Thank you for this. I will buy when it becomes available in the store.

     

    Yes, you do not need to uninstall and reinstall.  See this answer: https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/comment/5378236/#Comment_5378236

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    Cybersox said:

    Yeah, yeah, just put it in the damn store already.  You're such a tease.

    That's me!  laugh  Trying to make you expire from frustration! laugh

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154

    Once again, you provide a very useful plugin that extends Daz Studio's functionality.  An instanta buy for me!

    Great to hear! 

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    GiGi_7 said:

    Generate Self-Installer script with standardized zip files to share with others, as long as you own rights to the original product; the Self-Installer script automatically installs the zip files and installs the Smart Content.

    Doesn't this need the DIM to install products?

    No, it doesn't.  The self-installer script is a script specially generated for each product that when executed will install the product.  The limitation being that it installs to the standard My Daz 3D Library location.  If you want the fancy install anywhere option, you need to use Content Wizard.

    GiGi_7 said:

    intelligent analysis

    The better of the best. Adding automatically this information is a dream come true. This kill the most boring work and will improve in a big percentage our control of content.

    I love it.  I hope you will too. 

     

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    Imago said:

    It can install and create metadata from zip files? surprise

    *jams credit card in the screen multiple times*

    Do want! laugh

    LOL! laugh

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    jardine said:

    wow.  another brilliant concept.   keep 'em coming, riversoft!

    j

    Thanks! smiley

  • RiverSoftArtRiverSoftArt Posts: 4,154
    HeavyRay said:

    Can't wait!!  Plenty of content from non-Daz to install....  Happy you chose to share this with the rest of us....

    You're welcome!

  • shootybearshootybear Posts: 120
    Finally something that will make smart content... smart!
  • Gusf1Gusf1 Posts: 232

    I don't supose this will work with Content Library/Catagory View?  If it could use the metadata to create Catagories, I'ld re-install ALL my content with it!

                            Gus

  • James_HJames_H Posts: 668

    Ah, problem with standard file location. My rendo stuff is all separate. Are you saying this will only work with Drive C:? Or with the standard Daz location for Daz stuff?

    That would be a significant limitation.

  • James_H said:

    Ah, problem with standard file location. My rendo stuff is all separate. Are you saying this will only work with Drive C:? Or with the standard Daz location for Daz stuff?

    That would be a significant limitation.

    Read his main post again. It states: Automatically install product content folders across multiple locations and drives

     

  • DoctorJellybeanDoctorJellybean Posts: 4,745
    edited February 26

    Can one e.g. unzip a package to a temp folder, create metadata for that package in the temp folder? Then one can add the metadata back into the zip to save as a master package. Or doesn't create the actual Runtime\Support files?

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  • James_HJames_H Posts: 668
    James_H said:

    Ah, problem with standard file location. My rendo stuff is all separate. Are you saying this will only work with Drive C:? Or with the standard Daz location for Daz stuff?

    That would be a significant limitation.

    Read his main post again. It states: Automatically install product content folders across multiple locations and drives

     

    I was basing this on the comment on the self-installer script above: I'd be delighted if I could install Rendo stuff to a separate drive & directory (and free stuff somewhere else) and get some form of metadata, as I do find smart content helps me. I know some rendo stuff has metadata anyway.

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