View Full Version : mental ray causes maya to hang
02-27-2005, 10:42 AM
having a bit of an issue rendering with Mental Ray. I setup a simple scene - one cube, default light. Choose mental ray as the renderer - and press render.
Maya hangs, and the output window says something about message not sent - half a line of text.
I've had no issues before, until recently when a virus caused problems. Today I reinstalled XP, which fixed my windows problems ( all obvious ones - still seems to be a yellow dog lurking around ) but Mental Ray still won't render.
So I reinstall Maya.
And Mental Ray still doesn't work.
Any ideas what I could do? What files I could check? How I could reinstall Mental Ray seperately?
All would be appreciated.
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02-27-2005, 05:02 PM
you must send the exact message here.. what mentalray messages says ?
1.are you sure mentalray is plugged clearly ?
2.are you sure you connect mental ray shaders with right nodes ?
you must explain more.
'no message sent to 0' or something like this and you probably use maya 6 huh?
This erros is a big shit, and the ONLY thing to fix-it is REINSTALLING windows!!
First I thought it was an firewall problem, but no it wasn't this. I've also reinstalled maya but the same annoying 'no message sent to 0' was comming.
have a nice windows reinstalling time :) :)
02-28-2005, 03:55 PM
I don't think reinstalling Windows is the only solution. I guess there is a process or task running which causes this problem, or maybe a bad registry or network setting. Just an idea, however, I don't know a solution.
I don't know if it helps when you post a hijackthis log.
03-01-2005, 12:28 AM
hmm, not sure if this is the same problem, but for a while I'd have that sort of thing happen when a scene got too big to handle memory-wise. Just to diagnose the problem, try reducing the render resolution or sampling or things like that and see if it hangs less.
Perhaps there could be something awry with your
C:\Program Files\Alias\maya6.0\mentalray folder?
Have you added some new mental ray shaders recently?
If you have a functioning maya system at a co-workers desk, you could try to blow away your own mental ray directory and copy your co-workers mental ray folder into yours. This is with the assumption that you haven't done anything too fancy to the mental ray rayrc and rayhosts files.
just a thought,
no, this has nothing to do with mray shaders, rayrc, resolution, memory but it's something with windows and maya. It may be a registry/bad files problem so you must repair them or re wait several hours to reinstall windows.
03-01-2006, 08:00 PM
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