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Navigating & Viewing Content Folders

Navigating Content Folders

The DAZ Studio Library consists of a series of folders and sub-folders that contain the figures, props, lights, etc. you use in your scenes.

From left to right, the top portion of the Content tab contains three items as shown below:

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Use the navigation buttons as follows:

  • Back: The Back button functions like the Back button in your Web browser by taking you back to previously selected content folders. Each successive click takes you back one previous folder level. This button appears grayed out until you have navigated to at least two content folders.
  • Forward: The Forward button functions like the Forward button in your Web browser by taking you forward to select content folders. Each successive click takes you forward to the next selected folder. This button appears grayed out until you have used the Back button at least once.
  • Up One Level: If you navigate to at least one sub-directory level, the Up One Level button is enabled. Each successive click moves you up one level along your current content directory/sub-directory path.

Using List View

Selecting View Folders as List in the tab Options menu for the Content tab displays your content directories as icons, as shown below (this option operates the same way as a list view does in Macintosh OS X.)

By default, a single column appears at the top of the Content tab. You can use the Back and Forward buttons to navigate through the content list. When a folder contains items that you can add to your scene, an icon for each item appears. To work your way through the List View, single-click a folder name to view folders or items contained within it. You can also use the Back and Forward buttons and the Up One Level button to navigate through the List View.

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For convenience, you can widen the Content tab to see two folder columns, as shown below. The left column displays the current folder level while the right column displays any folder(s) underneath the folder currently selected in the left column. For example, if you have the default Victoria folder selected in the left column, the right column will display the Clothing, Hair, and Poses sub-folders.

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Using Tree View

You can also view your folders in a tree view. To do so, choose View Folders as Tree from the Content tab Options menu. This view displays your content folders as a hierarchical tree as shown below. This view allows you to jump quickly to any content folder on any level of your Library. Content within the currently selected folder appears in the bottom portion of the Content tab as described above.

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To navigate through the Tree View:

  • Click the + sign next to a collapsed tree to expand the branch.
  • Click the - sign next to an expanded tree to collapse the branch.
  • Use the Back, Forward, and Up One Level buttons to move upward and downward through the tree.

Tip graphic TIP! You can also use the Up, Dn, Right Arrow, Left Arrow, PgUp and PgDown keys on your keyboard to move through the list.