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Product Name: Placeholder Manager
Product ID: 87626
Published Artist(s): Code 66
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2022-10-11

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Do you create large and content-rich scenes? Have you ever had that feeling that the viewport has become slow and sluggish when you navigate it or try to adjust the current figure?

With Placeholder Manager you can easily turn grouped items into a placeholder box, so you see the space it is taking without having it shown in the viewport, making the viewport react and behave much more snappy. Just select the group node containing the items to group and run the PHM Make Placeholders script.

You can, at any time, remove the Placeholder proxy and make the group and its content visible in the viewport again by selecting the Placeholder proxy and running the PHM Remove Placeholders script.

While a group is turned into a placeholder, the group and the placeholder are locked so they cannot accidentally be moved.

When you render the scene or show the Iray Preview, the real items are visible and all the Placeholders are invisible, so what you see is what you get.

There is also another script, PHM Placeholder Manager, that you can use to see what is in all your placeholders, and also set the colors of the lines and sides of the placeholder boxes.

Also included, are two bonus scripts: Lock or Unlock all bones in a figure.

These scripts come very handy when you are moving older figures in crowded scenes, as sometimes the figure gets weirdly wiggly and loses its pose when moved around.

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Installation Packages

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Placeholder Manager (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Scripts:Code 66:Placeholder Manager”
    • “Scripts:Code 66:Placeholder Manager:Materials”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Materials:Iray:Props”
    • “Utilities:Scripts”

Additional Details

  • Due to the nature of the placeholders being created on the fly smart content cant not be used for compatibility for the materials, please select the placeholders and apply your desired material.

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None


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