If you open it, do the Tools > Manage Scene States option have a “tick” beside it? If it does, the dialog is probably just off-screen.
Open Max, open the dialog. Without pressing any other keys or mouse buttons:-
then use the Cursor Keys to bring it back into view.
If you changed from a 2 monitor system to a single monitor (the most common cause of this issue) you will likely find other dialogs with the same problem. The same procedure should work for the vast majority of them.
Max 4.2 through 2014, Composite 2014.
nVidia 9800GTX+ (512MB) (Driver 314.22).
i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz, 8Gb Ram, DX9.0c.
I have the same problem, it is a fresh install of 3ds Max 2013 with PU 3. Renaming the ENU-folder did not change it. It is also no problem of two monitors, since my second monitor is switched on and does not show the Manage Scene States window either.
Just nothing happens at all, when clicking Tools - Manage Scene States, no window, no tick.
Sorry for the late reply. Actually it disappeared again, but several total re-installs later it seemed like I made it work.
And then, just today, I found that Autodesk adressed exactly this issue in their update4: “A program error while using Scene States has been fixed.” -Happy days :)
thanks for all the information about this problem, but I have PU6 now installed on Max Design 2013 64-bit and I have this problem. I am just trying the removal of PU6 and to try and clean up the install, so I’ll report back when I’m done… I can’t believe the updates take SOOO long!
further to my post above:
I failed to un-install pu6, and suspected that there had been something wrong with the way I installed the updates in the first place. I therefore un-installed Max2013 completely and reinstalled. It worked fine. then I did the update, pu6 and it worked fine. I restarted my computer, restarted Max2013 and now it doesn’t work again!!
Anyone go any ideas? Any help would be most appreciated.
Just reporting the same issue here. Fresh install of 2013 Design 64-bit with the 6th update and can’t get to the manager or even save states via direct quad instruction. If they fixed it in pu4, seems they broke it again by pu6.