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Ian Dillon
Do I need the CUDA toolkit or just the plug-in?
on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:34:47 am

I just got a new MacBook Pro and After Effects (and Premiere) Creative Cloud. I opened up After Effects and it wants CUDA. On the NVIDIA website I have the choice of just the CUDA plug-in (v5.5.47), or the toolkit (on another page of their website).
Do I need the toolkit?

Thanks in advance,
Ian

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Mike Sevigny
Re: Do I need the CUDA toolkit or just the plug-in?
on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:11:13 pm

hey Ian,
what do you mean by 'it wants CUDA'?
what's the exact error/warning message?

Typically you just go to Edit>Preferences>Previews
Click on GPU Information and switch it from CPU to GPU

I'm not on a MAC, but I did find this
How To Enable GPU Cuda in Adobe CS6 for Mac
http://www.vidmuze.com/how-to-enable-gpu-cuda-in-adobe-cs6-for-mac/

On PC you can just add your video card to
raytracer_supported_cards.txt
in your 'support files' directory.

As for the drivers you should have them up to date and Nvidia's tools can help you delegate the GPU to AE and elsewhere. Mac may work differently.

Mike Sevigny
TorusFX Inc.
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Ridley Walker
Re: Do I need the CUDA toolkit or just the plug-in?
on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:04:00 pm
Last Edited By Ridley Walker on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:04:51 pm

You need the CUDA plug-in.

It installs the current CUDA driver and a System preference pane that can check for and install driver updates.


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