We have several machines with both forest and railclone and some of our computers have spontaneously developed a problem with it freezes whenever trying to create or edit a forest or railclone and about a minute later max disappears. From scratch or existing scene. We have several max versions installed and same behavior in all.
It's currently about half of our machines, it's not all and there seems to be no triggering event. We have recently installed a windows update. Two of our computers have recently installed vray5 but only 1 fail.
It's our guess that your plugins check for updates or license initially and some part of it fails. Just a normal remove and reinstall of the plugins did not work. On two machines we have deleted registry as well and then reinstalled. That has worked on one computer but not the other. Installing the packages again may have satisfied update check for the moment somehow.
It could be related to some firewall settings by our IT department but it would be nice if your software handled it better and if we could get a reliable fix.
Some of the times during crash the task manager shows 5 open chromiums as part of the max process, which I'm assuming is part of your check for updates or other.
The problem is completely blocking any use of the software, it's not sometimes, it's a total blockage. It can render both though and editing the sub objects results in changes in the forests but the editor crashes max.
Any fixes please? as soon as possible.
First noticed about 1 week ago. And it's been in daily use.