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Does anyone agree? Max has been unstable since Max 2014?
show user profile  jpedleham
I have every version of max since 2014 on my machine. We work with alot of companies so its useful if they dont backsave. And i can say by far, 2014 is the most stable release. 2015 crashes on alot of files, 2016 was better but still not as stable as 2014 and 2017 renders some files completely useless especially when backsaving and their 2017 'service pack' barely fixed any issues whatsoever. i think it was 8 minor fixes listed in the changelog.

I must submit about 6 error reports every day.

Rant over.
Carry on.
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6/14/2016 11:25:38 AM (last edit: 6/14/2016 11:25:38 AM)
show user profile  FX
Yes, I demo'd 2017 and it was more crash prone than an ocean wave.

There's a little .exe in your root folder called senddmp.exe, rename it to senddmp.exe.old and never be bothered again by that little window that pops up when max crashes to rub it in your face.

When max locks up or spazzes out I use my Max restart button, it gets you up and running again a little faster:

@echo off
taskkill /f /IM 3dsmax.exe

cd "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2014"
start 3dsmax.exe

I had to revert to 2014 after a weird issue in 2016 that stops objects showing in the layer manager :

SP4 for 2016?...who knows :/
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6/14/2016 1:08:43 PM (last edit: 6/14/2016 1:08:43 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
Its crazy. I have files that will open fine in 2014 but completely lock up 2015. 2017 refuses to open anything that you backsave from it and constantly crashes. I loved the new interface and it seemed way faster than 15/6 but i hope they get their shit together. Now they are subscription only they should be pulling their finger out and we should be getting a steady stream of updates IMHO
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6/15/2016 9:35:13 AM (last edit: 6/15/2016 9:35:13 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Haven't really noticed any difference in crashes. It largely depended on what I was doing, going back a few (many) years I wasn't even sure if Max would stay stable enough for me to finish chamfering an edge, but recently (the last 5 ish years) I've not really noticed anything majorly wrong.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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6/15/2016 5:55:20 PM (last edit: 6/15/2016 5:55:20 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
In my experience I've found it to be unstable since max 2011. This was the sweet spot in my opinion.

Unfortunately because of this i still use Max 2011, 2014,2015 and 2017 on a daily bases...

on that note, I found that 2017 is actually pretty stable untill you run 2 or more copies at a time then it crashes CONSTANTLY. For me, I usually have at least 3 or 4 copies open for different things so it makes it almost unusable.

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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6/15/2016 11:34:01 PM (last edit: 6/15/2016 11:35:20 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
Me too, sometimes i have 2 or 3 versions open at once too. I have found absolutely no problems with 2014 whatsoever but viewport performance can be poor. Imo Max needs rebuilding from the ground up instead of bolting bits on. Surely a brand new max for the modern age would be better than issuing patch after ptach. I cant believe the text tool has only just been updated in 2017. im sure i read somewhere it was the same tool from The original Max.
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6/16/2016 12:40:34 AM (last edit: 6/16/2016 12:40:34 AM)
show user profile  HANZZ someone who goes as far back with Autodesk as 3d Studio R4 for DOS, I can say max has been unstable since its very first release. It's a huge and massively complicated program, so it's just going to be inherently unstable. There are releases that are worse than others, for sure, and even entire sequences of iterations that share more instability than others. Might be worthwhile to find a different iteration (I'm still using 2009) that works more soundly for you. Tho 2009 does indeed crash often when I'm working upwards of 700k triangles, and 2013 does not, 2013 is far slower in viewport manipulation, sadly. If I had a real graphics card instead of this 9400 gt, I might have better performance.

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6/16/2016 7:32:52 PM (last edit: 6/16/2016 7:32:52 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
We have proprietary exporters that only work on 2014+ unfortunately :/
the machines are absolute beasts. 128GB Ram, Dual Xeons and Dual Quadro k5000's so i dont think the 700k polycount would be a problem haha. I have files that are about 60 million+ and it runs fine :D
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6/17/2016 10:38:35 AM (last edit: 6/17/2016 10:38:35 AM)
show user profile  HANZZ

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6/17/2016 7:59:11 PM (last edit: 6/17/2016 7:59:11 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Max 2.5 was pretty stable.

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6/18/2016 1:13:00 PM (last edit: 6/18/2016 1:13:00 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
I was 6 when that was released.
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6/20/2016 12:16:08 AM (last edit: 6/20/2016 12:16:08 AM)
show user profile  HateTank
"Max 2.5 was pretty stable. "

- I keep saying that at work, Nik. Truth!


Nick Jensen
Polygon wrestler - Rockstar


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7/4/2016 10:00:09 AM (last edit: 7/4/2016 10:00:09 AM)
show user profile  GloriaJean
My former husband was one of the first seven 3D Studio dealers back in the eighties. It was a DOS version, ran on a 80286. He ended up on of the top 3 dealers in the nation (unlike most every dealer he knew his stuff, ran the Michigan user group. He was on Autodesk's dealer board too for four years too. He said it has always been a bit unstable, always.
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7/7/2016 1:21:57 AM (last edit: 7/7/2016 1:21:57 AM)
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