…with one of the DAZ guys explaining that moving content around physically was an unfortunate leftover from the Poser days yadda yadda yadda.
I’m so tempted to post a lengthy diatribe that it physically hurts.
But there’s no point. Non-rich customers do not exist in the DAZ world.
So it will wind up here.
I never moved any frontend library files physically back in the “Poser leftover” days of DS2/DS3. I hardly ever opened a runtime unless I was doing ‘developer’ stuff. I used categories exclusively and loved it.
But then DS4 came around with the “folders” view being hardwired above the “categories”, with no way to change it. And there were other quirks to the DS idea of a Valentina DB, so that I had to routinely reset it for some reason or other… the Poser content was still being categorized in DS3, with that DB religiously backed up regularly and reimported into DS4 every time something went wrong. And DS4-specific categorization couldn’t be backed up… and I just gave up trying to.
Besides, I needed to justify the stupid eyesore of the “folders” view. I.e. I had to start using it.
So my DS4 content is installed in a separate folder and moved around physically – because, say, some wonderfully creative vendors out there put furniture into a folder called ‘architecture’ and all that is stuck into a folder named ‘environment’, to boot.
My mind has its own ideas of categorizing stuff; suggestions of other people simply don’t work (and I’m sure anyone else would get lost in my DB or DS4 folder). So all those ‘smart content’ things are simply disabled on my installation. Along with a lot of other plugins I don’t use – now, can Poser have its modules disabled to save system resources?
If the ‘folder’ view had not been made into a fixed eyesore, the DAZ guy would’ve had all the grounds for saying what he said. But…