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can anyone tell me what max is doing at this point of installation?
show user profile  Boing
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my installation of max 2009 64bit seems to hang at this point for about a minute and a half on our render farm but on my desktop it loads within seconds of this point. I’m trying to narrow down the possible reasons why, could someone tell me what exactly max is doing at this point?
any feedback is much appreciated, thanks
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2/27/2009 3:43:46 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 3:45:00 AM)
show user profile  Dmaxer
feeding fish

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2/27/2009 3:53:15 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 3:53:15 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It looks like it's about to initialise the display to me. The interface comes first, then the display driver is loaded.

I could be wrong.

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2/27/2009 4:02:16 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 4:02:16 AM)
show user profile  Boing
Nik, the whole screen is drawn, the only things missing are the grid and the tools in the bottom right corner (rotation zoom etc) so i suppose it is a workspace display thing. tried direct x and open gl but both are the same.
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2/27/2009 4:36:54 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 4:36:54 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
That's pretty much what I meant. Try updating drivers?

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2/27/2009 4:45:09 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 4:45:09 AM)
show user profile  Boing
i could try that in the absence of any other ideas but the farm is booting 2008 within 10 seconds so i think it has to be an installation thing. i would put it down to 2009 being slow but it boots on my desktop as quickly as 2008.

thanks anyway.
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2/27/2009 5:08:31 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 5:08:31 AM)
show user profile  Pil
As Nik said its waiting for the video driver to load.

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2/27/2009 5:53:50 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 5:53:50 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss2
Have you tried software rendering?

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2/27/2009 6:25:12 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 6:25:12 AM)
show user profile  Duders
I had this problem. I had to delete a certain file. I'm pretty sure it was InfoCenter.gup in my projects folder.

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2/27/2009 6:40:08 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 6:40:08 AM)
show user profile  Boing
i really should have explained the problem a little, here's a brief description.

we have an issue sending short jobs to the render farm, on 2008 if i sent a 40 sec test render to the farm via backburner it would boot up vray in 3-5 seconds and jump straight into the job.

With 2009 vray takes about 2 minutes to boot up before it starts to render, for an animation it's not an issue as it only boots once at the start but if you're sending lots of little one-offs it's a pain to wait 3 mins for a 50 sec render.

Whilst looking into the issue i realised that booting a full version of max on the blades also takes about 2 mins whilst booting a full version of 2008 takes 10 secs or so, they both race through the bootup but 2009 stalls at the point above and holds for 1.5 mins.

i would just chalk it up to another stunning "advance" in technology, a general 2009 thing but on my desktop max 2009 boots just as quickly as 2008 so it must be a setup issue. i just can't figure out whats different in the two setups to cause this.

as you can see max 2008 boots fine with the standard drivers and max 2009 boots fine on my desktop so i'll look into the driver thing but my gut feeling is that it's not the culprit.

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2/27/2009 7:56:27 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 7:56:27 AM)
show user profile  Boing
duders, where is that project folder?
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2/27/2009 7:58:26 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 7:58:26 AM)
show user profile  Duders
Um... its where your stuff saves to as default. Mine makes loads of folders for import export and renders.

EDIT: If you get max open and go Customize>Configure User Paths it should tell you.

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2/27/2009 8:11:55 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 8:15:23 AM)
show user profile  Boing
just checked, doesn't seem to be a project folder, ran a search on my comp for .gup files or anything with info centre in but came up empty.
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2/27/2009 10:31:16 AM (last edit: 2/27/2009 10:31:16 AM)
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