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The Content Directory Manager

The Content Directory Manager is where you can set up and manage different content sets. For example, you could set up a content set for your everyday use and one for creating content. As you work with DAZ Studio, your default set would be active so you can access all your content then, when you are creating or testing content, you would switch to that content set so you would have a cleaner directory to work from.

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The content directories you are currently mapped to are shown in the manager as the Current set. Expand the listing to see a listing of the directories. As you change sets, that set becomes the new Current set. If the set in use at the time has not been saved to a non-default set, that set will be lost and need to be recreated.

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Managing Content Sets

Adding a New Content Set

To add a new content set:

  1. Right-click on the root name of any set or in the blank area under the sets.
  2. Select Add Content Set from the pop-up menu that comes up.

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    A new, blank set will be added to the listing.

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  3. Use Rename to rename the new set.

Copying a Content Set

To copy a content set:

  1. Right-click on the name of the content set, for example, on the Current set.
  2. Select Copy Content Set from the pop-up menu that comes up. A new content set will be created with the name of Current Copy. Expand the listing and you'll see that the directory listing is the same as the original set.

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  3. Use Rename to rename the new set.

Removing a Content Set

To remove a content set:

  1. Right-click on the name of the set to be removed.
  2. Select Remove Content Set from the menu. The set will be removed. You will not be asked to confirm the deletion to be very sure this is what you want to do before selecting to remove it.

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icon-note.jpg NOTE! The Current set cannot be removed.

Renaming a Content Set

To rename a content set:

  1. Right-click on the name of the set to be renamed.
  2. Select Rename Content Set from the menu. The field will be made editable.

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  3. Enter a new name for the set and press Enter.

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icon-note.jpg NOTE! You must press Enter in order to save the new name. Just clicking off the field will discard the name change and revert to the previous name.

icon-note.jpg NOTE! The Current set cannot be renamed.

Changing to a Different Content Set

To change content sets:

  1. Click on the radio box next to the content set you want to use.

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  2. If needed, expand the set and deselect any directory that you do not want to see in the content tab.

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  3. Click on the Accept button.
  4. In the Content tab, note that the directories listed now match the set you selected.

icon-caution.jpg WARNING! Before changing to a new content set for the first time, copy the default set since once you change to the new set, you will have lost any set not saved separately as a set.

Managing Directories

Adding a New Directory

To add a new directory:

  1. Right-click on the directory type to add a new directory to: Native, Poser, or Other.

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    Note that none of the directory types have a checkmark or plus sign (+) next to them. This indicates that there are no directories currently under these headings.
  2. Choose Add Directory from the menu. A Browse for Folder dialog will be displayed.
  3. Locate and select the content directory to add then click on OK. The new directory will be added to the listing.

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  4. Repeat as needed to add additional content directories.

Removing a Directory

To remove all directories under a directory type:

  1. Right-click on the directory type to remove directories from.
  2. Choose Remove All Directories from the menu. The directory will be removed. You will not be asked to confirm the deletion to be very sure this is what you want to do before selecting to remove it.

To remove a single directory:

  1. Right-click on the directory to be removed.
  2. Choose Remove Directory from the menu. The directory will be removed. You will not be asked to confirm the deletion to be very sure this is what you want to do before selecting to remove it.

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icon-note.jpg NOTE! You cannot remove directories from the Current set. Instead, remove it from the saved content set then set it as the current set.

To remove a directory from the content tab but not from the set:

  1. Left-click on the check box next to the directory to deselect it.

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  2. Make sure the radio box next to the set name is selected and click on Accept twice to exit to the main viewport.
  3. In the Conent tab, note that the directories for the selected set are listed but not the directory you deselected.
  4. If you return to the Content Directory Manager, you'll find that the Current set does not show the deselected directory but the saved content set still has it listed.

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Editing a Directory

To edit a directory and change the location it points to:

  1. Right-click on the directory to be edited.
  2. Choose Edit Directory from the menu. A Browse for Folder dialog will be displayed.
  3. Locate and select the content directory to replace the current one with then click on OK. The directory listing will be updated.

Sorting Directories

To sort directories within a directory type:

  1. Right-click on the directory to be moved.
  2. Choose one of the move options from the menu that comes up.

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    You can move a directory to the top, up, down, or to the bottom of the list. The top directory can be moved down or to the bottom while the bottom directory can be moved up or to the top.

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