Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daz Studio 3 64bit vs Daz Studio 4 32 bit ... OF COURSE Daz Studio 4

Tried to compare the performance between Daz Studio 4 32 bit and Daz Studio 3 64 bit, and found that performance-wise it's pretty much the same, but Daz Studio 4 has SO MUCH BETTER a user interface.  Once I get used to 4, it becomes too hard to go back to 3.

How to make move your files among differnt Daz Studio 4 enviornment

At first I thought the scene are not showing up properly because the Daz Studio 3 content didn't map properly. But turns out it was because some meta data is missing.

On my M6500, it stores in : D:\Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio\My Library\data\4_0\...
(Notice that it's NOT C:\Users\dkwan\AppData\Roaming\DAZ 3D\Studio3\DAZ Built-in Content\data\4_0)

On Mac: \Users\[your name]\Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio\My Library\data\4_0\...

Once I got the metadata copy over, the files got show up properly. But then this also means that I need to back up the content of this "data\4_0" folder if I want to make sure that scenes show up properly in my future installation of Daz Studio 4 in another environment.

BTW, To see the log file, go to [Help]->[Troubleshooting]->[View Log File]

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daz Studio 4 blue ...

Installed both Daz Studio 4 on Windows and Mac, and found that following stuffs that I really do not like:
  • Once again the Daz Studio 4 files that I created on the Mac FAILED to open on the PC side.  Really really lame.
  • The current Windows version is 4.0 32 bit.  The 64 bit version is not available yet.
  • Daz Studio 3 cannot open Daz Studio 4 files (actually this is kind of expected)
Nevertheless there seems to be a new way to organize files, so let me spend some days to learn it.