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  04 April 2013
Originally Posted by cineartist: If you go here:

If you are using AMD It does sound graphics card related as been found in the past in these threads:

So.... I don't know. That could be it. Unfortunately.

oh wow I hope its not that, It has worked just fine with maya 2012 and 2013. Not sure what to do now...
  04 April 2013
I would try to uninstall Maya..update drivers, system and then install it again.

Something similar like this is possible to do when you make a cube and reverse it's normals. In Attribute editor under Render Stats uncheck Double Sided. And then if you want turn on x-ray...but i doubt that kind of settings you have set and saved as default.

PS. I didn't notice that you tried to toggle x-ray on/off in Modeling Toolkit under Object tab...not only that one you pointed in your video so try that.
  04 April 2013
Would it make a difference that I also have maya 2013 on my computer also?
  04 April 2013
I don't think an install of 2013 and 2014 at the same time would create that particular conflict. Nor and un and reinstall of 2014 will make a difference.

I'm convinced this is a graphics card issue. The view cube went faint also.

I suggest going wild in doing all sorts of random things such as in preferences turn view cube off and turn use gradient off. Change viewport colors. Turn texturing off. Why did you turn it on? You had no textures. A red lambert doesn't require hardware texturing.

What happens when you continue modeling? Inserting edge loops and painting with artisan for example. Unlock and flip normals. Render tests. Adding a viewport smooth operation.

Go into your graphics card settings in windows. All modern graphics cards have fairly detailed custom settings. Use overrides for maya.exe specifically, not an "Obey the global settings" or something sounding of that nature. Find "Transparency options. Use single or dual monitor etc. It will require a number of Maya restarts to nail down the problem. Change 1 setting at a time.
  04 April 2013
Originally Posted by chiefarchon: oh wow I hope its not that, It has worked just fine with maya 2012 and 2013. Not sure what to do now...

Yeah, it is not what you wanted to hear. In your case it is a laptop. That is never good news. But a rule of thumb I have found is that if something odd is happening and all other fixes don't work, it is a good chance it is a graphics card issue of some kind. This can cause a wide range of problems beyond even transparency.
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  04 April 2013
if you are going to reinstall Maya et al., make sure you uninstall all C++ redistributable packages too before re-installation, and then make sure that you have the latest versions updated after installation.

I have seen where an outdated redistribution package caused a lot of problems with Maya which came from another software package I was testing.
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  04 April 2013
You say you are not using Viewport 2.0. Maybe you should try it and also try High Quality.
  04 April 2013

hubby and I are trying a few things to see how they work.

1. yes viewport 2.0 seems to be the only one that works properly. Is it useable under all circumstances though as I don't know much about it.

2. we also removed all autodesk products, removed all graphics card drivers then installed them again. Then installed maya. it seemed to work fine,

3. then I installed mudbox and the problem returned.

4. we then did part 2 all over again. and this time all worked fin till I rebooted. :(

5. we then ran AMDs own overcloking thingy, and at this time of writing it seems to be working ok :s

can anyone give me some insight as to why overclocking would make it behave???

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  04 April 2013
hard to say, but since you're using an automated overclocking it could be pushing the PCI bus beyond what your graphics card can handle... or the type of memory you have.

honestly, it could be any number of things that go wonky... including improper heat dispersion.
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  04 April 2013
Backface culling, maybe?
  04 April 2013
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