Why does modifying my lights lock max for minutes at a time?

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  04 April 2014
Why does modifying my lights lock max for minutes at a time?

I cant remember exactly when this started I've just dealt with it for so long, but whenever I move or change the settings on a light in the viewport max will freeze for a LONG time before responding again. It happens with mr lights and normal lights. Scene is a bunch of body objects.
 
  04 April 2014
Do you have the viewport set to Realistic?
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  04 April 2014
It happens in shaded to, and even when I only have a wireframe viewport up.
 
  04 April 2014
Max is a strange program and can have some unique bugs depending on the persons computer, i could only suggest reinstalling it from scratch, i think the autodesk website had a page that showed how to fully uninstall everything. mate try searching around
 
  04 April 2014
This is probably not it, but could it be related to the Slate material editor? If you unselect the little teapot button in the far lower left corner of the SME (disables interactive material rendering), does that help?
 
  04 April 2014
Sounds like you have some materials set to "Show Realistic Material in Viewport" rather than the faster, but less accurate "Show Shaded Material in Viewport." Depending on the material and the lighting that can make changes to either materials or lighting take a very long time to update (seems to lock Max).
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