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Hexagon Crashes Constantly
Posted: 13 December 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Is there a way to stop Hex from crashing ever 2 to 5 minutes?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I stopped using it because of that. I found it only crashed when I was making models, but when using it to modify other models it was fine.  I’m sure posting your system specs would help some people. But I don’t think it matters, from reading the forums to find out why my system crashed so much I think it’s that random people suffer and others are fine LOL.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Resetting your Preferences works for a lot of people.

Increasing the number of Undoes to say 60 might help too.  Set OpenG optimisation to ‘No Optimisation’.

You could try some of these to see if it helps, but what OS are you using?  If it is a Mac, Hex never worked well on most versions.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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what Jimmy posted is the same advice I found and it didn’t do anything for me. Won’t make things worse so worth a try. I am on Win7 64bit, and thought that was the issue but have read people with the same OS didn’t have any issues. For some people it only crashes a few times a week.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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running on Win 7 64.

Hex used to work great for me, i loved using it. Then Daz released an update…. been bad ever since

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Posted: 13 December 2012 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I use hexagon 5 hours a day and it never crashes.  I’m using version 2.5.1.79

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Posted: 13 December 2012 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It never crashes for me either , same version, using Win 7 64 bit.

I used XP for years as well, and Hex seldom crashed with me then either, just the odd time when I was doing something really complex   I don’t know why some people have so many problems with it, but there must be a reason.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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it will crash on me even if i’m not doing anything, i’ve opened the program and got distracted with something else, come back and there is an error message saying hex boinked up and needs to close

usually 1 to 5 mins after opening the program it will crash no matter what

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Posted: 13 December 2012 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’ve found that if I save after doing anything, the crashes are less severe.  Doesn’t help much, will wear out your CTRL and S key, but it’s not as devastating when it does crash.

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Posted: 14 December 2012 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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A piece of advice I picked up here some years ago was to set your graphics card to “let application decide” or words to that effect.  Since then, Hex has always been rock-solid for me through all its various incarnations.  Must say, it is very intolerant of pilot error - when something does go wrong, it’s usually me being too impatient.

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Posted: 15 December 2012 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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It crashes rarely when I’m modelling but it crashes ALL the time when I’m UV mapping - which is super frustrating when it’s a complicated model and I’ve spent time trying to unravel the mess….

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Posted: 15 December 2012 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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That could be the clue right there -“unraveling the mess” - if the seams and pins are correctly placed, there shouldn’t be a mess:)

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Posted: 15 December 2012 09:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I seemed to have fixed the issue… not really sure how. All I did was reinstall the program…. thing is this is like the 50+ time i have reinstalled it. Over the years I have reinstalled it on 3 different computers with 3 different flavors of Windows OS and always had the same issue. But this time for some completely unknown reason it seems to be working

go figure

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Posted: 20 December 2012 02:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Roygee - 15 December 2012 08:21 PM

That could be the clue right there -“unraveling the mess” - if the seams and pins are correctly placed, there shouldn’t be a mess:)

lol I won’t disagree with you there - but even on a model with three basic parts, Hexagon crashes…most of the time…sometimes it likes me….I just tried the options listed above (I turned off OpenG) so we’ll see how it goes.

Otherwise…what’s Blender like? >_>

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Posted: 20 December 2012 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Blender?...well, its Blender…in a category all on its own.  Really great application…and it helps if you have 5 years to study it, ambidextrous with ten fingers on each hand and twice the memory of an elephant:)

I have a go at it whenever I’m feeling really brave - there are a massive number of tutorials freely available, so i’m slowly making some progress.  My problem is when I look at the forums, I don’t even understand the questions, let alone the answers.

Really worthwhile giving it a try, who knows, you might catch on - many thousands of people do:)

At least it never crashes!

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Posted: 20 December 2012 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Most of what i have learned about Blender has been from the HitFilm forums, a lot of peeps over there use it

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