I know someone posted this already, and I read it, but I'm brand new to Autodesk Maya so it didn't really make sense.
When I try to open hypershade (window --> rendering editors --> hypershade), it doesn't work.
The hypershade window does pop up and the menue bar is there (i.e. file, edit, view) but, the rest is blank.
It says "#Syntax Error: invalid syntax" across from the MEL scripting bar.
Even when I try to open a document from the "Introducing Maya 2011" CD that uses hypershade, an "unexpected error" occurs and it closes.
I don't know how to re-install Autodesk either (I don't know if that is supposed to help hypershade load properly).
My computer is a Windows XP, home edition, version 2002, SP3.
Can someone please help and explain the solution to me like I'm a ten year old?! I just bought the liscense (right before I tried hypershade) and I don't want a screwed up UI for 13 months!!!