Mudbox and Intel Drivers Problem:

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by MichaelMcF, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. MichaelMcF

    MichaelMcF Bit Poster

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    I am trying to run Autodesk Mudbox on my MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018 laptop. It has Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655.
    When I launch the application it says "Mudbox requires a newer Intel Graphic Driver".
    Weirdly, Mudbox runs fine natively in MacOS without Parallels - so clearly my graphics is fine.
    You are probably thinking - "why don't you just run Mudbox natively in MacOS" - well the answer to that is I have a 3DConnexion Spacenavigator that will only work on the Windows version of Mudbox. Manufacturers too lazy to update their product to support Mudbox for MacOS.
    I have downloaded the following Intel Graphics drivers for Windows 10 (igfx_win10_100.7158.exe), but I am reluctant to install them in case I completely mess up my Windows installation on parallels.
    Any help would be great.
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    @MichaelMcF are you using the Parallels Desktop 15?
     
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  3. MichaelMcF

    MichaelMcF Bit Poster

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    I am currently on 13.3.2. I haven't upgraded yet because I wanted to see how 15 performs using Metal and 3ds Max + Mudbox first. I am waiting for some user reviews. I am worried about stability.
    Will Parallels 15 ensure that Mudbox can run on my MBP?
    Thanks
     
  4. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hi @MichaelMcF, we've checked Autodesk Revit 2020 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 in our lab with Parallels Desktop 15 and it was running absolutely fine. Unfortunately, we haven't checked Mudbox, but I encourage you to try it with Parallels Desktop 15 and let us know you feedback. You can always get back to 13.3.2 without any data loss.
     
  5. MichaelMcF

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    Okay so I've upgraded to 15 and Mudbox does actually run. So that's one step forward. I haven't tested it beyond running the app though.
    Problem now is that my Spacenavigator also doesn't work with Mudbox 2019 in Windows. I thought it was just a MacOS thing. Nothing you guys can assist with. Now onto 3DConnexion for some much needed support. Holeeeeeey!
    Anyway, thanks for the help.
     
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