Organizing Daz3D Content Locally
How To Download and Organize Your Product Files
This 9-step technique is
one of many ways that you can organize your downloaded content from
Daz3D. You will find this most useful if you do not already have
a way of downloading and cataloging your content, or you may want to
watch/read about it to perhaps improve the technique you are currently
using. There are many reasons for considering a way to download
and organize your content purchases, however the biggest two we think
1) When Daz3D
discontinues a product, even though you can still download files from
your Product Library, its product page is no longer available.
that are installed in Daz Studio are sometimes hard to locate in the
Content Library, and it comes in handy to have instant access to the
ZIP files to find where itis stored in your My Daz 3D Library.
a master folder (directory) to contain your 3D Content in the desired
location. This is the place where everything will be stored, so
be sure it is accessible from anyone who needs to use to it (in
accordance with any applicable licensing agreements). We will
create ours on our second harddrive (D:), but for most users we highly
recommend the use of an external drive because the download and image
files can be quite large.
will be using two different browsers (Edge and Chrome) to build our
local 3D Content library. By doing this the process is simpler
and faster, because we can start the file downloads in one browser
(Edge) while we capture the web page and images in the other browser
(Chrome). Which browsers you use are up to you, but we recommend using
a second browser that allows you to drag-n-drop images directly into
folders on your system (for this tutorial we will be using Google
your desired browser for the downloads, log in to your Daz
Account. Go to My Account and then click on the Product Library
button to get to your available products (items you have either
purchased or gotten for free from Daz3D).
on the product you will be cataloging in the products list on the
left-side of the Product Library page. Now highlight and copy the
product name displayed to the right-side of the product page.
Right-click on the medium-sized product image and save image or picture
as the copied product name in the root of your new 3D content location
from Step-1. Scroll down and click on the Download button for the
first file listed. Use Save or Save As and browse to your main
location where you must first create a new folder for this product (you
should still be able to paste the product name as the new folder name).
Select this new product folder and save the zip (or other) file using
the Save button. Download any remaining files for this product
into this same product folder.
Find Your Product in Listing
Copy Product Name and Save Medium Image in Master Folder
Download All Files
can skip this step, but we highly recommend you at least read this
section to understand why it is listed. We often need to recall
all of the features that are included with an item that we have
purchased (such as included poses or textures). This information is
usually available on the main product page for the item, however when a
product is discontinued it will no longer have a product page available
to view. We have found that the best (and easiest) way to capture
this information is to save it as a standard PDF file. If you do not
have a PDF printer utility then you can try some of the free ones that
are available like PDF995. Copy the View Product Store Page link
that is located in the description section of the product to the
right-side of the product image. Now open (or create a new tab)
in the browser which you will be using to create the PDF. Now use Print
or Save as appropriate to save the product page as a PDF in the
product's folder. We recommend using something like
"ProductPage.pdf", but please use anything that suits your needs and
you skipped Step-5 PDF creation, please open (or create a new tab) in
the browser which you will be using to download the product images.
Open your operating system's file browser and navigate to the product
folder you created in Step-4. In the browser, click on the main product
page image to activate the popup window. Drag and drop the first
image into the product folder, then click the right-facing arrow on the
images popup and repeat for all remaining images. Close the popup when
Finding the Product Page Link
Drag and Drop All Promo Images into Product Folder
everything went as planned, you should now have a complete catalog
folder for the product which includes all zips, images and description
people will want to rename the image and zip files, however we have
found (after many years of cataloging) that this is not that important
to do. You will most likely find that the properly named
medium-sized image and product folder for the product you have just
competed are more than adequate.
bother with any backup media? This is strictly a personal choice,
but could come in handy for many reasons. One reason would be
that the download harddrive gets corrupted or needs reformatting.
Who wants to repeat the whole process again for every product in your
account? Not many of us will look forward to that. The
speediest way of course is to use another harddrive for the backup
folder, but you may also want to consider burning your 3D content to
individual CDR or DVD-R for each product or the whole collection. The
biggest reason to consider a harddrive over multimedia disks would be
because of the occasional updates that are issued for product files.
hope you enjoyed this presentation and can put all or some of the
information to good use. Please visit our homepage to view other
products that may be of interest to you.
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