When launching 3ds Max from Shotgun Desktop or the Shotgun website, it is possible that 3ds Max will freeze leaving you with a frozen white dialog or the following message will appear:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library (Not Responding)
Program: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\3dsmax.exe
An Application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
This is generally due to a version of
msvcr90.dll in your path that conflicts with the version of Python that is bundled with 3ds Max.
First, go to your pipeline configuration’s
config/hooks folder and create the file
before_app_launch.py. In it, paste the following:
Before App Launch Hook
This hook is executed prior to application launch and is useful if you need
to set environment variables or run scripts as part of the app initialization.
Hook to set up the system prior to app launch.
def execute(self, **kwargs):
The execute functon of the hook will be called to start the required application
env_path = os.environ["PATH"]
paths = env_path.split(os.path.pathsep)
# Remove folders which have msvcr90.dll from the PATH
paths = [path for path in paths if "msvcr90.dll" not in map(
env_path = os.path.pathsep.join(paths)
os.environ["PATH"] = env_path
Now save the file.
config/env/includes/app_launchers.yml in your pipeline configuration and find the
launch_3dsmax entry. You should replace
hook_before_app_launch: default to
You should now be able to launch 3ds Max correctly from Shotgun and Shotgun Desktop. If you still have any issues, please contact email@example.com