Ok so I have read through the info on this subject.I have to say it is a little confusing but what else is new. I am getting the crash error repeatedly on the current AE project I am working on. I have not had this error before and have used the Open GL render on the Render settings with no problem. I am working in a variety of comp sizes as they are graphic animations. I have a brand new computer (2 weeks old) - 64bit Vista - NVidia GeForce 9600 GT card (1280X1024) with 8 gigs of ram. I have not installed any drivers for the video card yet - do I need to? The prompt in photoshop regarding the Open GL leads to issues with photoshop and I am not having any problems with that program. Any suggestions? I don't really want to unistall the plugin as I was hoping to take advantage of it - do I have the wrong video card?
Any info gratefully received!
Penny Loafer wrote:
I have a brand new computer (2 weeks old) - 64bit Vista - NVidia GeForce 9600 GT card (1280X1024) with 8 gigs of ram. I have not installed any drivers for the video card yet - do I need to?
The question would be, which driver version do you actually have installed. Everything post 181.34 or so should be safe and 185.xx is in Beta. Unfortunately I cannot provide a more specific answer. Even minor steppings in drivers can mean differences in compatibility and so it's basically up to you to find the most compatible one with trial and error. Also, if it's really the graphics card/ OpenGL, you should see crash reports in your diagnostic center. Perhaps they can provide some insight into what is actually causing the issues.
Hi Adolfo and Mylenium,
Thanks for the info - I read over the documentation. AE has enabled Open GL in the preview preferences - so I was assuming the hardware was compatible. However my errors were ocurring while scrubbing the time line (this has only just started by the way - I did it before with no problem) So I disabled the Open GL in preview pref and it has solved the porblem. I checked the driver for the card and 182.08 had been installed when it was orginally set up. So I am assuming that it will be hit and miss whether I can use the Open GL or not - solving error issues by disabling it in preferences- or should I try the latest driver. If I download the next driver version (182.5 is now available) will the old driver be overwritten or do I run the risk of clogging up my system with unwanted drivers. I checked my diagnostic center and there was no report pertaining to issues with the video card.
hi can any one help. I recently upgraded to cs4 still running my old nvidia gt8600. the open gl was working perfect for awhile, only probl. was my boris opengl plugins worn't supported. i did researched and found it was my nvidia driver so I updated it an cool all was working great. after about a week ae started crashing telling me that a texture was to small to render, I have gone through every forum and cant fix this problem. Yes i need to get a decent video card but money is tight and this 1 was working.
any suggestions please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to finish a project
thanks in advance
Please stick to one thread instead of repeating your question all ovber the place and reviving old threads. We will help in any way we can, it's just not productive haveing to track multiple postings.
> ok i am having the same problem but i dont know what to do am i supposed to delete the AE_OpenGL or what i dont know
You don't need to delete the OpenGL plug-in. You can just move it. See solution #5 here: