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IMAGINE Objective 2016 stops working when running feature model or saving feature project.

by Technical Evangelist on ‎08-17-2016 10:55 AM - edited on ‎10-31-2019 03:18 AM by Community Manager (2,233 Views)


After installing ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 we experience problems opening IMAGINE Objective feature projects created in earlier versions of the software and we cannot save new feature projects created with the current version. It also crashes when attempting to run an Objective process.  IMAGINE Objective stops working and the ERDAS IMAGINE session log reports the message “Attempting to load JVM from (null)”. How can we fix this problem?


You will have to modify your ERDAS IMAGINE installation to include the correct Java Runtime Environment so you will be able to save the IMAGINE Objective feature projects and open feature projects from previous versions. You may already have Java installed, but IMAGINE Objective is not finding it. Installing the Java Runtime Environment from the ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 installer will fix this problem.


1. Launch the Hexagon Geospatial Setup Manager for Power Portfolio 2016 – Producer Suite.

If necessary, the installation files can be downloaded from this link. After the installation files are unzipped, double-click on the file “Setup.vbs”.


2. Under the Software section select ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 > ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 (64-bit). Then under the Installed Software section click on “Modify, repair, or remove” to open the ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 InstallShield Wizard.



3. Click Next, choose the Modify option, and click Next again.



4. Ensure that the Java Runtime Environment option is enabled so that it gets installed and click Next, then click Install.



5. After the installation completes, restart your system and then launch ERDAS IMAGINE.



on ‎09-24-2018 06:58 AM

I am having the same problem with IMAGINE Objective 2018.  The IMAGINE Objective software is unable to find the JAVA Runtime Environment.  I get this error message: 'Error initializing classifier!  Bayesian claasifier requires a Java Runtime Environment, but none was found!;'  The 'Modify' section of the Geospatial Setup Manager for ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 does not include a Java option.

by Technical Evangelist
on ‎09-24-2018 08:33 AM

Please install Update 1 for ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 first as it addresses a minor issue with the IMAGINE Objective module.


ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 Update 1 download


After you have installed Update 1 double-check that your installation of Java is configured correctly just like it is explained in the ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 (v16.5) documentation. The instructions for installing and configuring Java to work with IMAGINE Objective 2018 can be found here. It is a different configuration from ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 and there are a couple of things you need to set up manually. Make sure that you have both the 32-bit and 64-bit Java versions installed in the correct Win32Release and X64URelease sub-folders and you must have the JAVA_HOME system variable set to the top folder where Java is installed. 


For example, let’s say that you have Java installed in the “C:\Program Files\Java” directory. You should have the “Win32Release” and “X64URelease” folders under this Java folder. Install the 32-bit version of Java in “C:\Program Files\Java\Win32Release” and install the 64-bit version in “C:\Program Files\Java\X64URelease”. Your JAVA_HOME system variable should be set to “C:\Program Files\Java”.




Stephen Bent

Hexagon Geospatial Support