This seems strange for a fresh install - I have Soft running along with Maya here without problems
(When I have both open the log from the Soft render appears in the Maya window^^).
You might want to try and delete your user folder aswell, but that is mostly for fixing problems with plugins or messed up settings.
Have tried everything including deleting the User Folder but still no further forward! Trying a fresh D/L from Autodesk now to see if it was a corrupt file but I really don’t think so.
It really annoys me when things like this happen for no good reason…
This kind of startup crash could be a display driver issue.
Here’s a quick test that will show whether it is indeed a display driver issue.
It could also be a conflict with some other software, such as Digital Persona.
Much obliged for the suggestions.
I have downloaded the 1Gb file from Autodesk four times now and every time the file is corrupt...so now I can’t even get the damn thing installed. Yet I have D/L other Autodesk Trials and they work just fine.
Ah the marvellous world of Computer Software...!!!
I know I mentioned it before, but you don’t have Digital Persona installed, do you?
That does conflict with Softimage.
I know I’ve had a few cases like this, but I think those were with older versions where there was a specific issue.
My next step would usually be to ask for a Process Monitor log.
Just google “Process Monitor download”.
Download and extract the files.
Run procmon.exe, start capturing events.
Try to start Softimage.
After Softimage fails to start, go back to Process Monitor and stop capturing events.
Save the PML file (it will be large).
zip it, and PM me for FTP login info so you can upload
I’ll review the log
IOnce again thanks for the reply.
We don’t have Digital Persona installed and I will get the ProcMon run ASAP and give you a shout when it is done.
Again many thanks...as I said before, I really like and use Maya (and 3ds Max) but am still intrigued to have a look at XSI from an evaluation point of view. We have already looked at Houdini, Modo, Vue, Cinema 4D and a few others as well! Ultimately we can live without it but the fact that we cannot get it to install makes me all the more determined!
I’m also having this same problem. (Soft 2011 x64 on Windows 7 64)
The first attempt to run just ended with the Windows ‘program stopped working’ box popping up. Subsequent attempts throw up a Soft, ‘improper exit detected’ box before bringing up the stopped working warning.
I have tried the graphics driver test with no better results.