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dewan edwards
enable open GL
on Jan 28, 2010 at 8:01:43 am

Hi sorry for the basic question but I am not sure what is going on. I recently installed Quadro FX 380 to get a better open GL support. When I open AE and do to the display settings (I believe that is the one) Open GL is greyed out. It says that no supported hardware is found. Also in Avid I am told that my card is unsupported. Any ideas on what I am not setting right? Is there something in the Nvidia control panel that I need to adjust? Right now I am stomped on why my card is not being recognized for Open GL support.

system XP 32
CS3
Quadro FX 380
directx 9
display driver 6.14.11.8208


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Todd Kopriva
Re: enable open GL
on Jan 28, 2010 at 4:11:31 pm

Here's a list of supported OpenGL cards:
http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/opengl.html

I don't see your card on this list.



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dewan edwards
Re: enable open GL
on Jan 28, 2010 at 4:44:45 pm

Hi, the card I have replaced or is the newer verison of the quadro 370. I updated the driver and I was able to select the open GL. I Should have thought of that in the fist place. I havent been able to do any work yet to see if it runs smoothly yet. I will let you know if anything negative comes up. thank you


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Joey Foreman
Re: enable open GL
on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:40:52 pm

Don't know if it's still Dave LaRonde's stock answer, but from everything I've heard, OpenGL doesn't work in AE, regardless of your card.



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Todd Kopriva
Re: enable open GL
on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:59:44 pm

Dave overstates this issue.

I agree with Dave that you should never use OpenGL to render for final output.

I agree with Dave that you should probably not leave OpenGL rendering always on for previews.

_But_, the OpenGL - Interactive setting actually works quite nicely for making rendering faster during interactions---i.e., when you're dragging things around. The fidelity is poor, but that's OK when you're in the middle of dragging something across the screen; and the OpenGL renderer turns off as soon as you let go of the mouse.

Also, the GPU accelerates some effects behind the scenes.

So, while I agree with Dave and many others in saying that it's not worth spending a lot of money to get a top-notch graphics card for After Effects, I have to point out that there are some values in having at least a reasonable stock GPU with OpenGL features so that you can get these moderate-sized benefits.

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dewan edwards
Re: enable open GL
on Jan 30, 2010 at 12:12:59 am

Ok thanks, I am removing this card anyway, I have been having some problems since I installed it. I researched some cards that my system suppose to support and that others are having succes with. thanks


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