This article explains how to download and install DAZ Studio 4 Pro. At the time this article was written, DAZ Studio 4 Pro was offered free through DAZ 3D's website. At this time, the version is 188.8.131.52. You may be provided with a later version of the installation after this article is written. This article shows how to use the legacy Bitrock installers to install Studio. You are encouraged to use Install Manager which can download and install the current build of Studio 4.6 Pro easily.
You can access the download links for Studio 4.6 in your DAZ 3D account in 'Product Library' (My Account --> Product Library). Do a search for 'DAZ Studio 4.6 Pro' without the quotes and press 'Filter.' It should appear. Click on it to select it.
Before downloading the ZIP file for DAZ Studio 4 Pro, check the system requirements page to ensure that your computer meets or exceeds them: http://www.daz3d.com/products/daz-studio/daz-studio-tech-specs/
DOWNLOAD INSTALLER FILES
The software is provided as multiple installer files. You'll need to create and log into a user account on our site and then put through an order for the free software. At this time, Studio 4.6 Pro is offered free. You will not be charged in the future for this order.
There are several installers provided. Some are for the DAZ Studio 4.65 application. The other installers are for plugins and the help file. These are the choices for the DAZ Studio 4.5 application. The bold type is the name and description. The type immediately below is the actual file name that you will download.
DAZ Studio 4.5.x 32-bit - zip - mac
DAZ Studio 4.5.x 64-bit - zip - mac
Choose the version appropriate for your platform and bit version. For example, if you are using the 64-bit Mac (10.5 or higher), then you should use this installer: DAZStudio_184.108.40.206_Mac64.zip. You can even choose to have both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions installed. By default, they install to different folders.
There are several installers. Some files will install the DAZ Studio 4 Pro application and others will install plugins (add-ons) for DAZ Studio 4.
RUN THE APPLICATION INSTALLER
Install the DAZ Studio 4 application. Use the file that is appropriate for your system. If you have a 32-bit system, you can only install the 32-bit version of DAZ Studio 4. If you have a 64-bit system, you can install both the 32-bit and 64-bit as they install by default to different folders. In this article, we will install the 64-bit version.
LAUNCH APPLICATION INSTALLER
Now you'll want to launch the application installer. Double-click the file to launch it. Click 'Open' when MacOS asks you if you want to open it. Please pardon the version number shown in the screen shot.
The installation begins with some configuration options. We recommend that you choose the default settings unless you are an advanced user. This first screen is the 'welcome' screen. Click 'Next' to proceed.
The license agreement establishes the terms of your use of the software. Please read before accepting the agreement and proceeding. If you agree, click 'I accept the agreement' and then click 'Next.'
DAZ Studio 4 is also provided with some basic content, including the Genesis base figure. The Content Agreement establishes the terms of your use of the content. Please read the agreement first. If you accept the content agreement, click 'I accept the agreement' click 'Next' to proceed.
DAZ CONTENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE
The Content Management Service is a separately running application that handles content for DAZ Studio 4. It is possible to customize the installation of the Content Management Service. We recommend that new users do not customize it in order to avoid configuration problems. Do not click the box, unless you intend to customize the set up. Click 'Next' to proceed.
The paths shown below are the default paths for the DAZ Studio 4 application and the content directory. We recommend that new users keep the default paths. Please note that your path for content will be slightly different. Instead of 'adambrown' as the user name, it will have your Mac user account name.
PREVIOUS INSTALLATION DETECTED
If you have installed DAZ Studio 4 before on your Mac, you will get this screen. It's important for the previous version of DAZ Studio 4 application to be removed for a good installed of the current version. As long as you do not change the content settings from what you had before, you will not lose any of your installed content. Click 'Next' to proceed.
If you have never had DAZ Studio 4 installed on your Mac, just skip past the next two screen shots to 'Ready to Install.'
UNINSTALLING DAZ STUDIO 4
The installer will now remove the existing installation of DAZ Studio 4.
READY TO INSTALL
Now the installation of DAZ Studio 4 can begin in earnest. After this screen, the installer will write the files for DAZ Studio 4 to your computer hard drive so that you can use the software. Click 'Next' to proceed.
The progress bar moves to show what file is being written. This can take several minutes, so be patient.
DAZ CONTENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE and YOUR MAC PASSWORD
At this point in the installation, the installer will begin installing the Content Management Service. It may be necessary for you to provide your admin password. Please do so. If the Content Management Service is not installed properly, then DAZ Studio 4 will not work correctly.
INSTALLING CONTENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE
Please wait as the installer writes the files for the Content Management Service.
Please wait while the installer writes the content files to your hard drive.
DAZ Studio 4 and the Content Management Service are now installed on your Mac!
GENESIS STARTER ESSENTIALS
The undifferentiated Genesis human figure and some add-ons are provided free at this time for new users. Genesis is also the base product for many morph, character, and clothing add-ons. It's necessary to download and run the installer for the Genesis Starter Essentials that is also provided with the downloads for DAZ Studio 4.5.
Genesis Starter Essentials 1.13 - zip - mac (434.18 Mb)
Download the installer for the Genesis Starter Essentials that is appropriate for your platform (Mac or Windows). The file is nearly one gigabyte in size, so be patient. If the download times out, you may need to delete the portion of the file you have, clear your browser's cache and cookies, and retry the download. You can reset your downloads in your account in "Itemized Order History."
After you've downloaded the installer for the Genesis Starter Essentials, run it. By default, it will go to the "...My Library" folder unless you chose a different content folder during the configuation and installation of Studio 4.6.
When you launch DAZ STUDIO 4, you will be asked for a serial number. You can find this serial number in your DAZ 3D account in 'My Account' --> 'My Serial Numbers.'
You can also run the appropriate installers for the 3D Bridge and GoZ plugins. The bit version of the plugin installer should match the bit version of DAZ Studio 4 that you have installed. If you have already activated DAZ Studio 4 as the Pro edition, then you will not need to activate these plugins.
The aniMate2 and Decimator plugins are not activated with the free DAZ Studio 4 Pro. To obtain a serial number to activate these plugins, they must be purchased separately from our store.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
How to Install 3D Bridge into DAZ Studio 4 Pro
CONTENT INSTALL PATH
HOW TO INSTALL CONTENT INTO DAZ STUDIO 4
IMPORT MAPPED DIRECTORIES (SUCH AS FROM POSER AND DAZ STUDIO 3)