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Old 19-12-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default How often does Maya crash?

Ohh. I was just in the zone, bevelling a pieces for a rod mount on my boat project and - EMTPY.

Maya just disappeared and I was staring at a my desktop. It was like it never was there in the first place. No message, no error no nothing. It was a few extrudes and bevels since I last saved my project.

Is this common?
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Old 19-12-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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I don't think Maya is known for its stability. I've not had that exact response, but several times I've had a freeze, not responding, and had to ctrl-alt-del.

Only solution would be to save and save often! And report bugs to Autodesk.
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Old 19-12-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Crash every single day..
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Old 19-12-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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Maya just crashed for me a second ago... :headbang: "Fatal error: Attempting to save [some temp file]"

Fun times.
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Old 20-12-2009, 01:04 AM   #5
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funny... it doesn't crash for me at all....

at least not often... maybe once every two months or so?
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Old 20-12-2009, 01:46 AM   #6
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Most Maya crashes, are related to Video card issues from what i know.
IF this helps any...
for instance, My ati card, i cannot run catalyst drivers on it, i have to use Hacked drivers, or Maya will not run for me at all, due to the ogl integration into its gui.

My Nvidia cards, same thing, only...i haven't figured out what part of nvidia's drivers cause it to crash yet.

I have also had Maya cause my core temp to rise and lock my computer up as its fail safe to prevent damage. but since i installed an additional 6 72 mm case fans in my tower, i haven't had that issue..LoL

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Old 20-12-2009, 04:35 AM   #7
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Maya crashes occasionally, usually due to user error, such as setting the polygons too high and exploding your ram, or other things like that. I maybe get around one crash every three days.

Max on the other hand.... It crashes every 45 minutes, and corrupts not only the autosave file, but your working file as well. It also will save corrupted data, resulting in creeping file corruption, until the file is completely useless.

All in all, Maya is probably one the most stable 3d apps out there.
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Old 20-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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ummm everyday .........but then again i wouldnt trade it for any other 3d app i tried max but as next design said it crushes and it corrupts the save files so i stuck to maya
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Old 20-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #9
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Pretty much never in my case, unless I overload the RAM.

I find that most crashes are user error as Next Design said..
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Originally posted by gster123
Pretty much never in my case, unless I overload the RAM.

I find that most crashes are user error as Next Design said..
Yeah, I used to have crashes pretty much all the time when I first started using Maya, but now it's very rare that I get one, usually only when I'm testing out how far I can push something render wise.
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It doesn't crash often for me and when it does it usually saves it and i'm working off a laptop with a poor integrated GFXcard
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Old 21-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #12
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I find Maya stable enough to work on with my Mac, it's just not very stable when rendering, but that could be down to lack of RAM.

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