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MATRIX : Tutorials on Managing DAZ Studio Content


MATRIX : Tutorials on Managing DAZ Studio Content

In these workshop tutorials, some of the DAZ 3D community step forward to help you organize and navigate the Matrix (AKA the DAZ Studio Content Library). There are numerous ways to organise your 3D content goodies with several tools to do the job. Learn about tips and resources for content management from various artists experienced with DAZ Studio.

Total Running time of tutorial workshops: 3 hours and 10 minutes

Does this sound like you?

I’ve organically grown and structured my content library and its now just a mess!

I’ve lost my stuff!

I’m afraid to break things by moving and renaming files,

What category folder system do I use?

How do I organise another hard drive to store my content?

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Once you plan and organize your content library, you can end up creating your artwork much faster, because finding content is now easy. Inserting new content into your system will be just as fast.

In this community workshop, members talk about these topics and more…

How they categorize their folders

The doubling of products problem

How to deal with missing icons

The Content Wizard resource by Riversoft Art

The content DB Maintenance options

Minimalistic model for content usage

Refreshing Metadata

Little known DIM options

Greyed out content

Organizing 3rd party content bought from outside the DAZ 3D store

Tutorial Workshops Hosted by Digital Art Live

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MATRIX : Tutorials on Managing DAZ Studio Content (.MP4)
Community Workshop Tutorial : 1 hour and 40 minutes:
00:05 Tiffanie Grey – using numbers to priority content folders.
00:07 Tiffanie Grey – Top level category organisation
00:10 Trevor Hancock – Why doubling of products occur
00:15 Products with an exclamation mark (without an icon)
00:20 Trevor Hancock – How to remove doubled products
00:25 Trevor Hancock – Local user products
00:28 Recommended Resource : Content Wizard by RiverSoft Art – comprehensive user manual. Identifies meta content where it’s missing.
00:30 Content Wizard : Options tab
00:35 About Content DB Maintenance : Export user data
00:40 Joe Joyner : The experience of losing your content library and rebuilding it.
00:45 Joe Joyner : Manifest files missing in the install manager.
00:47 Jessica Beaubien : Also lost her entire library (2000+ content pieces)
00:49 Jessica Beaubien : DIM paths
00:53 TugPSX : Adding content shortcuts to the menubar.
00:58 TugPSX : Minimalistic model for content usage.
01:02 TugPSX : Adding icons to content where icons are missing.
01:06 TugPSX : Refreshing metadata.
01:09 TugPSX : DIM – a few options that aren’t always known about
01:10 Trevor Hancock : The problem with greyed out content. DAZ Connect and Cararra folder structure incompatible.
01:15 Tiffanie Grey : Having some of your library on a non O/S drive.
01:20 Jessica Beaubien : Some of the library must be on the same drive as the DAZ program.
01:24 Mike C : DAZ and 3rd party content organisation
01:31 Tiffanie Grey : Building an external reference for your content.
01:35 Conclusion
Bonus Community Tutorial : “Where’s my stuff?” led by IceDragonArt : 1 hour and 40 minutes.
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