Solved

****3D STUDIO MAX (Trouble shooting)****

Posted on 1998-11-14
7
627 Views
Last Modified: 2008-07-03
I just recently recieved 3D Studio MAX but when everything loads up, I see the interface but the 4 viewports are transparent ,( I can see right through to my desktop ) although everything works ,I still can't see the wireframe , cameras etc. (very frustrating!)
Can someone pleeasse help me with this problem?
              thanks, 3DMAX
0
Comment
Question by:3DMAX
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:oozinsuzn
Comment Utility
It sounds like you may have a driver problem. Load max, go to File|Preferences|Viewports. Click on Choose Driver and choose Heidi and Software z-buffer. You may have loaded a proprietary open gl driver or something. Then close max and reopen it. Another thing could be the amount of memory on your video card. Try a smaller resolution (800x600 @256k) and see what happens.
0
 

Author Comment

by:3DMAX
Comment Utility
Thanks for replying , but I have already tried that , it sas that it can't load direct3d and the Z-Buffer and like you said , it told me to change my driver to either heidi or openGL, when I do that then restart 3D Studio same thing occurs.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:lvalics
Comment Utility
I think you have problems with your video card and Max.
Try to give us more details about your card, and maybe we will help you.
But, the best things you can make is get your latest driver from video card manufacturer reinstall, and if doesen't work than reinstall Max and Operating sistem.
Somewhere one of your DLL is coruppted.
If you have card which support OPENGL try on that settings too ...
0
How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

 

Author Comment

by:3DMAX
Comment Utility
ok I'll reinstall and try again
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
backdraf earned 200 total points
Comment Utility
Do you have direct x installed? An easy way to reselect which driver 3dsmax uses is to delete all the .ini files under 3dsmax directory and when you start 3dsmax again it will rebuild both and ask you if you want opengl, direct3d, custom, or heidi.
I recomend installing direct x 6.0 the core files only
@http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/contents/updates/DirectXfoundation/DL-core/coresites.asp
0
 

Author Comment

by:3DMAX
Comment Utility
THANKS IT WORKED!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:lvalics
Comment Utility
But for the future if you tell us that what your operating system is, than we will help you more better.
I thought that you are working under NT (and DirectX5 or 6) cannot be installed under it.
For the future be more explicit.
0

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

I've been using this technique since Adobe CS2, and it should work with any version of Illustrator that includes the appearance panel. In this tutorial we'll create a button using the appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator, and then save it as a r…
Keep your audience engaged and get the most out of your next presentation with these quick Prezi tips.
Learn the basics of inputting and editing your text components in Prezi. We will cover how to set styles, position, and group your text components. In your Prezi editor, click anywhere on the canvas to add text: A flashing cursor informs you that yo…
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now