Title:Version do not install properly on Max 2017
Posted By:manumoro ( Manuel Moro )
Date Created:9 July 2016



Trying to test Ornatrix on Max 2017, I downloaded the demo version and launch the installer. Intallation went smoothly, but trying to render a "hello world" scene with MR I consistently got an error complaining about Ornatrix shaders not found.

Digging a bot into the forums, I think I've found the fix by myself. The installars places the include and dll files under C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\NVIDIA\shaders_autoload, but Max is looking for them on C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\Plugins\NVIDIA\Shaders\shaders_autoload\mentalray.

Manually copying the Ornatrix mi and dll files to the right paths has fixed the issue and now Ornatrix renders like a charm in MR. At least in my case it has worked. I am just reporting this potential deffect here just in case you want to take a look at it.

Steps to Reproduce:

Perform a standard installation of Max 2017. Perform a standard installation of Ornatrix (demo version).

Create a basic scene and set the render engine to MR. Create a spehere and use Quick Hair to add a fur ball to the sphere. Try to render. The render message window opens and shows two error messages because Max cannot find the Ornatrix shaders.

Thank you for the report. We are, indeed, installing into the wrong directory on 2017. We will rectify this shortly.

Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)