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Parallels Desktop crashed when 3D Max is running in Virtual Machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

When you start Autodesk 3ds Max application in your Virtual Machine, Parallels Desktop may crash. 

Cause

Video performance in virtual machine is set below the default requirements of 3ds Max.

Resolution

You can choose one of several drivers to use in Max: Software, OpenGL, Direct3D, or Nitrous. You also have the option of selecting a custom driver.

To change a display driver when starting Max, select the StartAll ProgramsAutodeskAutodesk 3ds Max Change Graphics Mode program.

Please select Direct X 9 D3D, Revert from Direct3d and OpenGL or Software Display (32 bit only).




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