Hi everyone, I know this might be a longshot, as this is mostly a gaming forum, but I'm looking for 3D artists who use Maya (preferably 2009 with windows 7 x64) with Radeon cards, 4xxx or 5xxx series.
I recently built a new workstation (this weekend) with the following:
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
Windows 7 Professional x64
Anyway, I installed Maya and lo and behold, i'm unable to select ANY geometry by clicking on it. Both in object and component mode. Strangely, I can click on lights, but not geo. I've tried every different Driver for the 5770, and updated Maya 2009 to service pack 1, but I get the same results.
It's unfortunate because I loved the power consumption of the new 5770 card, and it seems to work great in mudbox (I can finally get down to sub-d levels of 10+ million polys, which is awesome).
Just stumbled across this post on a Yahoo search when I started having the same problem after installing a 5858. I know it's been a few months, but since I've found NO information on it on the net anywhere and found a solution myself, I figured I'd reply in case you're still looking for a solution. And in case anyone else has the same problem, also.
I solved the problem by installing the latest Catalyst drivers and, since I had switched it to edge-detect previously to force anti-aliasing in Mass Effect, switched anti-aliasing back to "Application-controlled" in the Catalyst Control 3D menu. After that, selecting geometry/verticies/faces/etc. in perspective view worked consistently. I could even drag-select consistently, which used to only work one out of every 10-15 times I attempted to before the fix.
Hope this works for you if you still need a solution.