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Max crash due to \geometry\index.dat
« on: April 20, 2021, 02:24:35 PM »
I'm using a Maxstart file to configure my 3dsmax at startup for years.

Since today, without changing nothing, it carshes at startup indicating this file index.dat is corrupted.

I checked with some other post here, and it seems to contains no error :

One Plane;geometry1;ft_one_plane;one_plane.jpg
Two Planes;geometry1;ft_two_planes;two_planes.jpg   
Three Planes;geometry1;ft_three_planes;three_planes.jpg
Four Planes;geometry1;ft_four_planes;four_planes.jpg
Curved Plane;geometry1;ft_curved_plane;curved_plane.jpg
Low Animated Plane;geometry1;ft_one_plane_anim1;one_plane_anim.jpg
Medium Animated Plane;geometry1;ft_one_plane_anim2;one_plane_anim.jpg
High Animated Plane;geometry1;ft_one_plane_anim3;one_plane_anim.jpg
Simple 3D Tree;geometry1;ft_tree1;tree1.jpg

I tried to delete the maxstart and it starts, but by merging it after it keeps crashing.

Even in a normal start scene, the icons of FP disappear and when clicking it crash the same way (see screenshot).

Any idea how to solve this ?
« Last Edit: April 20, 2021, 02:26:57 PM by zules »


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Re: Max crash due to \geometry\index.dat
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 02:34:37 PM »
Hi, it sounds like a installation issue and I would suggest you to try the following:

    Be sure 3ds max and VRaySpawner are closed
    Delete ForestPackPro.dlo from the "plugins" Max folder (<maxdir>\plugins\) and all ForestVRay??.dll files from the max root folder
    Reinstall our plug-in.

Let us know if that helped or You still face any troubles with it.


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Re: Max crash due to \geometry\index.dat
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 02:40:35 PM »
Well, I just reinstalled it and it works !

Sorry for bothering, as i'm alone it's ok to do it on 1 computer, maybe a studio with several workstation would need another solution.

Thank you !