• 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    pwnzorlord

    pwnzorlord Posted an update in General Chat 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    There’s no such thing as a stupid question..tho this gets near it, just reaching out… =)

    Have any of you ever thought..”Wait… I am ADDICTED to collecting and hoarding DAZ content!”

    I think I am ><

    This evening I was doing some retrograde work converting old V4 poses to G2F, then those into G3F…and all new G3F poses back down to G2F… add to that organizing my recent juicy downloads and purchases..I think I was working on it about 5 hours….and I do this kinda thing about every 2 weeks….

    I don't mean to boast; I started getting Daz content back in 2009….8 years later I have 1.9TB of Daz files on an SSD…4 million plus files….it's METICULOUSLY organized ie I remove vendor names, fix filenames, categorize (see pic), metadata,etc then backup once a month (takes 1 day!)

    …and mebbe only 130 "completed" renders (sure i have about 211 kinda crappy ones, wips, etc)

    Add to this a torrented movie collection of 2980 films and god knows how many TV shows over 12TB that would take 23 years to watch…AND a gaming library of 1,233 games over consoles, Pc, etc

    I am beginning to wonder with spending so much time collecting (mostly Daz & Movies) and not "using or playing" it's becoming a genuine "problem"

    Whaddya you guys think ? relate? Seek help ? Surely some of you long timers here must have heaps of stuff or have some thoughts ?

    Genuinely yours,

    PS this isn't an invitation for a perma-ban to cure my addiction! (Please ! no!)
    PPS nor is it a joke…

    • Anna 1 month, 4 weeks ago

      Lol, so I’m not the only lunatic addicted in here. What a relief! xD

      I’m addicted as you. I collect movies, series, digital scrapbook kits and since 2014 – Daz/Poser items.

      At the beginning, I wasn’t so organized so I downloaded some double files, but I’m trying to be more organized and I’m still looking for a better way to do that because even losing so much items when I had problems with my PC a few years ago, I still have a lot of things and find something is so difficult.
      But we never know when you will have to use something, it’s very nice when you are making a render and think “humm if I had ‘it’ this render could be grea”t and then you remember and say “Wow I have it!” 😀

      Daz is a hobby that I love it so much even I didn’t have so much time to play with as I wish. But when I have some time I’m trying to learn more and more about rendering, morphs and modelling, because it’s a wonderful world where you imagination is the limit. 🙂

      So my friend, you are not alone in your addiction and as you I don’t wanna change anything.
      I love be a addicted person. 😛

      Cheers. 🙂

      • pwnzorlord 1 month, 4 weeks ago

        Phew ! SO I am not the only one then! I agree on the “oh that would be nice to render…sometime…” and true you get the random “oh yeah I forgot I had that” then sparks a whole new render idea. Time for me to stop “collecting” and more rendering, I have decided I am stopping at G8 series – G2 and G3 are most versatile for backwards compatibility in terms of skins, poses and clothes…I dont think we will see an autofit from G8 to G3 anytime soon, so….time for me to stick to just props!

        • Anna 1 month, 3 weeks ago

          I agree when you say G2 and G3 are more vesatile, but G8 is pretty new and soon I hope we have the converter items to help use more our stuffs. 🙂
          I’d love to your renders, I always day that, I know, but I learn something new when I saw great renders or asking to artist how he/she did that. After all we need ask sometimes to learn something. 😉

    • Blazer 1 month, 4 weeks ago

      I can relate. I recently had to obtain 2 of 4 TB EXHD to house my DAZ purchased contents and other 3D store contents, so that just tells you how much 3D contents I have accumulated since discovering DAZ in 2005. One of these EXHD contains 2D stuff as well. Hoarding is never okay, but what can you do, you know? And yes, I have realized time and again how little I have to show for the amount I have spent on these items. Sometimes I even forget that I already own a specific item. I have to force myself to come up with a finished render and post to my DA account at least once a week.

      • pwnzorlord 1 month, 4 weeks ago

        Holy Phuck Knuckles ! 8TB of storage for 3D contents ! How on earth do you organise it all ? or to you go “freestyle” and keep it random?

        I think I should go do a “force myself” phase, as I said above for G8 series putting the breaks on a little…I have about 40 good ideas for renders all jotted down (things like a reworking of Salome & head of John the baptist by Caravaggio) etc

        …and there are 3 comic book ideas I have to do before I die…time for me to start using ColdTurkey app again!

        • Blazer 1 month, 4 weeks ago

          1 EXHD houses only DAZ purchased items and the other one houses items from other stores, RDNA, renderosity, hivewired, freebie, etc. And then I have a separate EXHD that houses my installed DAZ contents and Poser runtime folder. Yeah…you would have to have some sort of organized method, or not, after all there is a “search” function.

          • Anna 1 month, 3 weeks ago

            Great way to organize your stuffs. I’d like to had this idea when I start my collection. And I hope I can have so much item as you or at least something like that. 😉

    • martian 1 month, 3 weeks ago

      So it would seem that a lot of us spend a lot of time downloading and organizing stuff… I organize so that I can find what I’m looking for when I need it later, and to that end I still end up forgetting most of what I have unless I come across it. I do all the same things as pwnzorlord and even download all the promos if not already in the folder. I have a dream of all those promos having content metadata where a search for an item brings back relevant pictures. Given there are literally more than a hundred thousand of those, I need something like AI to help get me to that point. So until then it’s hit or miss finding what I need to build a scene…

      • pwnzorlord 1 month, 3 weeks ago

        I guess the advantage of being a member here is rather than double up content or forgetting we have stuff is being able to check where we sent points for stuff. Quite often I have found it faster to do a search here rather than on my content! I wish Daz Content browser would show a directories sub-directories thumbnails when viewing (like poser – I’ve abandoned it now tho) settign up “products” or categories can be majorly time consuming and not very logical

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