I get the error:
Error: Fatal (mental ray) : mental ray encountered a fatal error. The system may have become unstable. Please save the scene and exit Maya.
Almost all the time. I figured Maya 2008 honks more memory (even a version without that much new content) than its prequels so I chucked in another 1Gb stick. Not that a total of 2Gb is anything to brag about… but for an intermediate user I hoped it was enough.
I never got this error wiht 8.5 and I mostly do the same stuff then as I did now.
Anyone else get this? I have to close down maya every 10 renders or so… its very frustrating since maya takes about a decade to load. (Anything above 10 seconds is a decade when you are waiting for software to load).
I wish Autodesk would have include some option to optimize the memory it has allocated. There is no reason why Maya should stop working, when the scene it refuse to render worked fine when you loaded it 10 minutes earlier… given you havent done any substatial changes/operations.
Suggestions / help would be most welcome!