[QUOTE=MadFactory] I just make sure all layouts are closed, then right-click an object in the hierarchy (project window, not object window) and choose "Edit Animation".[/QUOTE]
Ah. That's the type of info that can change everything, however.....it still doesn't crash for me.
Have you tried resetting the dialogs, just in case one has gone walkabout?
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