Tuesday, April 21, 2009

3D Studio Max on Vista

Logo: 3D Studio Max I tried to run 3D Studio Max 9 on Vista but it just crashed. Autodesk does not support Vista in this version. There is a really simple solution:

  1. Find 3dsmax.exe in the installation directory
  2. Open Properties window (right click on the file and select Properties)
  3. Select Compatibility tab
  4. In the Compatibility mode section select Run this program in compatibility mode for checkbox
  5. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 2) in the dropdown control
  6. In the Settings section select Disable desktop composition
  7. In the Privilege level section select Run this program as an administrator
  8. Click OK

Now 3DS Max should run without any problem.