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Navigation/Search Bar

Navigation

Navigation Bar

  • Go Back : The Go Back button functions like the back button in your web browser. It takes you back to previously selected containers/folders in the current session (continuous up-time). Each successive click takes you back one step in the stack until you reach the begining. This button appears disabled until you have navigated to at least two containers in the Container View.
  • Go Forward : The Go Forward button functions like the forward button in your web browser, by taking you forward through the stack of previously selected containers/folders. Each successive click takes you forward to the next selected container in the stack. This button appears disabled until you have used the Go Back button at least once.
  • Go Up : If you navigate to at least one sub-container/folder level, the Go Up button is enabled. Each successive click moves you up one level along your current container/folder path.

Search

Search Bar

  • Search Term : This text field is where you can specify the term(s) you would like to be used during the search. As is the case with various other text fields in DAZ Studio, a left click on the field with your pointing device will place a text cursor in the field at the position that you clicked. You can also left click and drag to highlight text already in the field, or you can right click to access a context menu containing additional common text field options - such as Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete and Select All. Once you have entered the desired term, pressing the [Enter] key on your keyboard or clicking the Do Search button will begin the search.
  • Search History : Clicking on this button will display a drop-down menu below the Search Term field. The drop-down menu will contain the previous terms you have searched for in the current session - that is, while the application has been continuously running. Choosing an item from the list will replace the contents of the Search Term field with the text of the item chosen.
  • Search Type : The Search Type drop-down allows you to modify what type of information will be used to conduct the search. There are two options to choose from:
    • File : When this option is selected, the search routine will limit itself to only using the names of files. For instance, if you provide the Search Term “red” and click the Do Search button, only those files that have “red” somewhere in their names will match the search criteria, so only those assets will be displayed in the Asset View.
    • Database : When this option is selected, the search routine will not only use the name of a file to check if it matches the criteria, it will also use any keywords that have been defined for a given asset. These keywords can be the ones defined by the content creator and included with the install of the product, or it can also be any keywords you define yourself in the tags page of the Information Panel
  • Do Search : The Do Search button begins the search, using the Search Term, Search Type and Search Options you have chosen. If you have a substantial amount of content installed, clicking this button will also cause the Search Term field, the Search History button, the Search Type button and itself to be temporarily replaced by a Search Progress indicator and a Stop Search button.

Options Divider Bar

Options Divider Bar

  • Divider Bar Handle : When the Options Panel is in the open/expanded state, this handle allows you to re-size it. When the Options Panel is in the closed/collapsed state, this handle does nothing.
  • Divider Bar Toggle : When the Options Panel is closed/collapsed, clicking this will expand it - to the size it was last, or the default size if the Options Panel has not been manually re-sized. When the Options Panel is open/expanded, clicking this cause it to close/collapse.

Options Panel

Options Panel The Options Panel provides several additional options for controlling what types of files the search will consider as it uses the Search Term and Search Type that you have chosen to locate assets in your library. The options are grouped according to their respective content types. Below is a list of the available options, along with the file extension(s) they represent.

  • DAZ Studio Formats :
    • Scenes : *.daz
    • Scripts : *.ds, *.dsa, *.dsb, *.dse
  • Poser Formats :
    • Scene : *.pz3, *.pzz
    • Figures : *.cr2, *.crz
    • Pose : *.pz2, *.p2z
    • Expressions : *.fc2, *.fcz
    • Hair : *.hr2, *.hrz
    • Hands : *.hd2, *.hdz
    • Props : *.pp2, *.ppz
    • Light : *.lt2, *.ltz
    • Camera : *.cm2, *.cmz
    • Materials : *.mc6, *.mcz
  • Other Import Formats : *.bvh, *.dae, *.obj, etc.