When launching 3ds Max, a Max.NET error is received that states an exception with the Ephere Utilities Evaluator or a similar module has occurred.
“Max.NET Unhandled Exception
Exception and stack trace:
System. Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
—> System.TyInitializationException: The type of initializer for ‘Ephere.Utilities.Evaluator’ threw and exception.
—> System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file ‘C:\ Users\…”
In addition, once working in 3ds Max multiple errors display when trying to use various tools or when right-clicking on the viewport. Errors may be similar, but not limited those seen below:
Causes of this issue include, but are not limited to:
- An installed anti-malware, anti-virus, or system optimizer program, such as ByteFence Anti-Malware, is flagging multiple 3ds Max plug-ins or components and denying access to them, leading to various errors and exceptions.
- Corrupted Microsoft .NET or Visual C++ elements.
To address this issue, try the following:
- Follow the instructions in your firewall or antivirus program’s Help file to whitelist or add exclusions to the 3ds Max installation folder located in: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max.
- Repair the Microsoft .NET framework installation by downloading and running the hotfix located here.
- Uninstall and reinstall the Visual C++ components: How to remove and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Libraries
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