7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2012 7:13 AM by PECourtejoie

    CS6 3D XP


      When I first installed CS6 the 3D option disappeared when I tried to use it.  I found out that this was because my graphics card was not adequate.  So I purchased and installed a new graphics card and reinstalled CS6 but I cannot find the 3D option that is on the tutorial images.

      Can someone help with this?  It is now working in CS5 but I'd like to use it in CS6.  Ideas anyone?

        • 1. Re: CD6 3D
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          What are the system specs? What does the OpenGL info in the prefs say about the matter?



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          • 2. Re: CD6 3D
            PECourtejoie Adobe Community Professional

            If you are Running Windows XP,  3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported, as per the technical specifications.

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            • 3. Re: CD6 3D
              Francash Level 1

              I will paste that bit in, perhaps you can tell from there. I don't know much unfortunately.  I'm also being told that I will not be able to use 3D on WinXP.


              Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00) x32

              Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit

              Version: 5.1 Service Pack 3

              System architecture: Intel CPU Family:15, Model:3, Stepping:4 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3

              Physical processor count: 1

              Processor speed: 2932 MHz

              Built-in memory: 2047 MB

              Free memory: 634 MB

              Memory available to Photoshop: 1696 MB

              Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %

              Image tile size: 128K

              Image cache levels: 4

              The GPU Sniffer crashed on 17/06/2012 at 9:16:27 PM

              OpenGL Drawing: Disabled.

              OpenGL Drawing Mode: Normal

              OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.

              OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: False.

              OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.

              Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

              Video Card Renderer: GeForce 210/PCI/SSE2

              Display: 1

              Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1024, right: 1280

              Video Card Number: 1

              Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210

              OpenCL Unavailable

              Driver Version:

              Driver Date: 20110328102732.000000-000

              Video Card Driver: nv4_disp.dll

              Video Mode: 1280 x 1024 x 4294967296 colors

              Video Card Caption: NVIDIA GeForce 210

              Video Card Memory: 1024 MB

              Video Rect Texture Size: 8192

              • 4. Re: CD6 3D
                Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

                This should tell you what gpu related features don't work on windows xp:




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                • 5. Re: CD6 3D
                  Francash Level 1

                  Do I need to change my OS?

                  • 6. Re: CD6 3D
                    John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP



                    To use 3D, you need Windows 7.

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                    • 7. Re: CD6 3D
                      PECourtejoie Adobe Community Professional

                      And also you need to update your display drivers from time to time, those you use are one year old.