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smooth & highlights Crash problem in max
show user profile  dongltan
I'm using a PC with 1 gb videocard, 4 gb Ram, (considered OK) I use 3dsMax ver 9. Whenever i turn one of my viewports to Smooth + Highlights to quickly check the finishes and objects, my 3dMax crashes. Is there any way or adjustment I need to know to avoid this problem? especially if I want to see lots of objects in a scene in smooth & highlight mode?
Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks guys!
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3/20/2009 4:28:32 AM (last edit: 3/20/2009 4:28:32 AM)
show user profile  Dejitarujin
"OK?" That's awesome :P I've got 512MB graphics, and up until very recently only 2GB RAM. So that's not the issue.

What model graphics card? That could have something to do with it, especially the drivers. The operating system might make a difference as well. And make sure it's running in DirectX mode.
Specialty: Non-organic modelling and effects.
Setup: 3D Studio 2010 with finalRender.
Rig: No, no I can't.
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3/20/2009 7:26:45 AM (last edit: 3/20/2009 7:26:45 AM)
show user profile  dongltan
Im using NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, and I checked the driver - it's directX - 9. My windows - it's windows xp sp2.
Thanks anyway Dejitarujin ! I'll have a deeper look at the settings.

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3/22/2009 12:54:34 AM (last edit: 3/22/2009 12:54:34 AM)
show user profile  Boing_
i get exactly the same thing on a 256Mb card, so i upgraded to 512Mb and still get it. i think mine's an Nvida too.

as a workaround try going to shaded view in object colour not material colour, then once it's solid i go to material colour, still crashes occasionally but i find it more stable.

i've tried switching to lower res texture maps but it made no difference. one thing i've noticed is that when i set my transparency in the viewport from best to simple it reverts back to best, can't seem to make it stay at simple. maybe some connection?
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3/22/2009 3:38:37 AM (last edit: 3/22/2009 3:38:37 AM)
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