(Maya 2017 and higher)
Be sure to REFERENCE the file in to your set (NOT import).
First: Install AnimSchoolPicker.
Malcolm v200 Picker – Body
Malcolm v200 Picker – Face
Malcolm v200 Picker – Outfits
Place the malcolm_v200.ma file in a known location.
Reference the file malcolm_v200.ma. File>Create Reference. Point it to the malcolm_v200.ma file
Now open AnimSchoolPicker and the picker files to select the controls.
Guide to using the Malcolm rig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3YKuj6qjAM
If that doesn’t fix it: Next, assuming Parallel execution mode is on, try turning on or off GPU Override:
Next try: Viewport, Renderer>Viewport 2.0 Options, Turn off Consolidate World.
If that doesn’t help, change Settings/Preferences>Settings>Animation>Evaluation Mode to DG instead of Parallel. That will make the scene playback slower but normally solves all rig crashing issues because Maya is no longer trying to multi-thread the rig calculations.
Note: the public version NOW includes the full outfits for the scientist and cowboy villain. Those used to be exclusively for students and original crowdfund backers but are now for the public as well.
For questions, go here: http://animschoolforums.com/index.php