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After Effects compatibility with 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro

Dec 8, 2012 10:50 PM

I heard that the After Effects UI isnt compatible with the Retina display of the 15 inch Retina Macbook Pro. Is there a way to change the resolution to enable the UI to appear sharp? Are there any plug-ins or workarounds to alleviate the non-compatibilty? I'm asking this question because After Effects is the main application I want to be using.

 
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    Dec 8, 2012 3:07 PM   in reply to keith23x

    Completely untrue. Look for several posts on this forum about using the MBProR. I use one every day.

     
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    Dec 8, 2012 6:13 PM   in reply to Rick Gerard

    So do I.  Absolutely no problems.

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:27 PM   in reply to keith23x

    Before you attack Rick and Andrew, you might want to check a few basics.

     

    Your screenshot shows a 33% zoom. How does the text look at 100%?

     

    What are your settings for the viewer quality preferences (which determine whether you see draft of full-quality content in viewer panels)?

    http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/previewing.html#viewer_qual ity_preferences

     

    I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Retina Display right now, and the text in the Composition panel looks great. I'm nearly certain that you've just got the viewer quality preference set to "Faster" instead of "More Accurate".

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 2:25 PM   in reply to keith23x

    I don't think there's a thing wrong, either with your machine or with AE.

     

    In your screen shot, your comp zoom is 33.3% and the resolution is set to half.  To confirm all is well, you could set the resolution to third, or you could set the zoom to 100% and the resolution to full.

     

    Looks like operator error to me......

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 2:30 PM   in reply to keith23x

    I'm not on a MBProR, but try changing these settings and let us know if it makes a difference:

    Best_Preview_Settings.png

    More_Accurate_Viewer_Quality.png

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 3:07 PM   in reply to keith23x

    You are looking at your screen at 33%... I'll bet you have viewer quality set to fast draft in  Previews Preferences.

     

    Here's a full rez Screenshot... Noting wrong with the preview there.

    Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 3.05.57 PM.png

    Here's some plain text:

    text.png

    Looks fine to me... at least as good as Text always looks in AE....

     
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    Mar 1, 2013 11:05 AM   in reply to keith23x

    We definitely need an update for After Effects, it isn't cool to work and not feel your project because of the pixels revealed on retina.

     
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