I've been reviewing the forums to check whether I should upgrade from AE 5.5 to 6.
I see this from Adobe:
" The following NVIDIA GPUs are supported in After Effects CS6.
What about ATI cards?
Any info gratefully received.
any info gratefully received? uhh.. ya..
Mylenium is a private individual who volunteers their time adding a heck of lot of value to the forums.. So be thankful to him for answering.
If you weren't so arrogant, I would tell you when engineering teams decide on which technologies to take bets on, it is usually based on how mature the technology is at the time they start development. Lets assume Adobe started started work on the ray tracer ~2 years ago. If you went to the 2 major manufacturers (AMD & NVIDIA) and asked them what they had who could help you? NVIDIA had Optix, AMD had nothing and OpenGl had squat for development tools.. If you ran a business who would you go with for your first release?
Business decisions are made on what the business units believe they can deliver within a given timeline..
There is no support for ATI cards and that is that. OptiX is a proprietary NVidia thing no matter whether it's Mac or PC.
This is incorrect information.
ATI cards are supported for After Effects CS6, however, there is no GPU acceleration for ray-traced 3D compositions. You can render those with CPUs in computers with ATI cards (quite a bit slower, though). Bottom line, ATI cards work fine with AE CS6, just no acceleration for ray-traced compositions.
System requirements: http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.html
Whither OpenCL? You carefully avoid mentioning that.
PS: It's not arrogance, it's anger. I bought Pagemaker 1, Illustrator 1 and AE 2. I've been a loyal customer since (probably) before you were born, and now I get relegated to second class rendering and get replies from Mylenium which are as curt as they are erroneous. Not conducive to low blood pressure.