I tried getting something done and the DAZ installer did support "work offline", however then you have to go to their homepage and generate a serial number for your free product. FINE. But then turns out it didn't actually install any resources, even though it's a "product bundle" that is supposed to come with a ton of stuff (see image). Pretty ironic it has the text "Where are my files?" and then tells me to click something that doesn't exist.
So I tried downloading "Genesis 8 Starter Essentials" and others manually. Zip files, this should be easy. Wrong! Where am I supposed to put them? I decided to use a different folder path to "My Library" but is that even used? It still creates "C:\Users\<account>\Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio\My Library". Tried extracting in both, with/without subfolders, with/without the "Content" folder, tried refreshing in the program and restarting it. Nothing shows up. Tried guides:https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/219546/how-do-you-manually-install-contenthttps://www.deviantart.com/sickleyield/journal/Tutorial-Installing-Content-in-DAZ-Studio-508155677
Maybe you need to be a rocket scientist because it STILL doesn't work for me.
So I thought I'd try re-installing with the default path instead. Turns out there is no mention of DAZ in Window 10's list of installed programs, even though I noticed it said "creating uninstaller" when I installed DAZ. There was something else listed there though: The DAZ3D installer also installes "DAZ PostgreSQL CMS" without telling me what it does. Called it a "service", as in "background service"? Can't see it in the list of Window's services though, unless they gave it a strange name and/or try to hide it. Anyway, tried uninstalling that one and DAZ warns me that it'll break all kinds of things but still doesn't actually tell me what it is for! I can reason that it's some kind of database-content-management-service-thing but I'd still have like them to tell me what it does exactly.
Demotivational first experience with DAZ3D and I still don't like how complicated they make things with accounts you have to log into on their homepage and serial keys for free software. Plus the problems above. Turns out they at least created a "Remove-DAZStudio4_Win64.exe" inside the install directory that managed to get rid of the program. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.>>35328>Why do you care so much about importing everything into blender?
It's because I'd rather learn how to use Blender than DAZ3D, but if I can use DAZ to generate the models/clothes/scenes in an easy way that would be great.
Then I can use Blender's superior tools and rendering. I think as time goes by Blender will only get more and more superior in terms of what you can do and how good it will look, not only because it's open-source but Blender has gotten a lot of money from big companies to fund further development. AMD, nVidia, Google, even Adidas for some reason and the list goes on: https://fund.blender.org/>Custom Maid 3D 2 / Koikatsu
I've got a little mixed feelings with these, it's great for anime look but I've noticed a lot of people share the same backgrounds and props. I've dug a little for stuff and Japs always seem to password-protect their downloads for some reason so you need to also dig for the password. Also there's the whole Japanese language barrier, maybe there's translations out there but it's a hassle.>Clip studio
Thanks for that tip! I should be able to add text in Blender though.>>35338>PoserPro is weird
I read (in the "how-do-you-manually-install" URL above) that DAZ originated from Poser so it makes sense that "it's poser but better".>just pay for it later
Maybe if I someday somehow could get money from what I do sure, but as someone just learning I think it's important to be able to pirate things to keep spirits up and learn quickly. The prices for some of these things are through the roof.>Scenery
A perk with using Blender is that you can rip scenes from games use those as well. Takes some work but I bet it takes a bit more work to rip them into DAZ (I guess you could go through Blender for that).>For extreme/dolcett stuff
Cheers!>making 3d porn is such a broad topic we should have a separate section for that
That would be nice if it was organized in some way, this thread could probably get very long and messy with a bunch of repetition.
3d-load.net is down right now ("Error 521 Web server is down"), hope it returns because I had not downloaded everything I had my eyes on!>>35401
Maybe you have a resource site to share? Or can share some technique or describe your workflow in how you make your stuff? Programs? Anything is welcome.