So, Maya

So, I try to import at sound into Maya and I get the error “cannot find file” and I think, “that’s weird. I can and I just told you where it is…”

So I look around a bit on the Internets and find nothing that solves my immediate problem. The closest is someone who solved his problem by changing the format of the file. Possibly because I have used computers for so long my first reaction to this seemingly useless piece of information was “hey, maybe that’s why Maya is telling my that it cannot find the file”.

So I poked around a bit and just look and lo and behold and see what we have here, the file suddenly works.

So therefore: thank you Maya. Thank you for that very helpful error message you gave me. I don’t know what I would have done without it.

Debug?

I just had Maya crash on me for the Nth time today* and I noticed this little button with the label “Debug”. I wonder now, what exactly is it that I am supposed to debug? Are you expecting me to just have a quick look at the Maya source code; see if I can see anything wrong?

Or maybe Windows XP?

Even funnier: atop the absurdity of someone apparently expecting me to have any chance of making heads and tails of the source-code to a complex piece of software like Maya, is the implied assumption that I’m supposed to actually fix errors in a piece of software that I payed quite a lot of money for.

But enough venting for one day.

*where N is a number between “too bloody many times” and “oh my God, that I don’t believe in, I am going to kill someone soon”