Unfortunately the GTX 880M is the new Maxwell nVidia architecture and nVidia saw fit to not include the OptiX Library that was required for AE's ray-tracing.
Boy, am I glad that the GTX 880M was not available when I got this laptop. Your GTX 880M will work great in Premiere it is only hurting for AE and the only GPU accelerated effect in AE is the ray-tracing so it is not a really bad loss.
Hmmm...Thank you for the info. I found this site - Adobe After Effects CS6 and CC 2014Video Cards with CUDA Acceleration Unlock Enable MPE Hack David Knarr - which says it will show you "How to Unlock Adobe After Effects CC 2014, CC and CS6 to use almost any NVIDIA graphics card for using the ray-traced 3D rendering engine."
Is there any reason this shouldn't be done? Also, I see in the other comment it says the incompatibility only effects the Ray Tracing option in AE. Is this true? Is there a place I can go to find out how to best set up After Effects to take full advantage of my system?
Thanks again for the help.
the gtx 880m might actually be kepler vs maxwell. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M | PC Perspective
it shouldn't hurt anything to try the cuda unlock. i guess its possible to delete the file and not have to add the entry for your specific gpu, so you could just move the txt file to another location for backup... Re: CUDA GPU not being detected or follow the guide in the link you posted.
as far as i know, the incompatibility is just for the ray tracing. im not sure of any AE setup guides.
Hey you might be correct! I did find this chart which if your GPU-Z shows that it is indeed a GK104
Here is my GPU-Z showing that my chip is a GK106
If your GPU-Z has a GM number it is a Maxwell chip, now there are two generations of Maxwell chips, the GTX 970 is a Maxwell GM20x chip. So there could be differences between the two GM series. Try it an let us know.
The ray-traced 3D renderer is an obsolete and largely irrelevant feature that is being phased out, so the fact that a GPU can't be used for this one feature really shouldn't matter to you. There are better ways of working with 3D in After Effects.
Well, I just added my 880M to the list of Ray Trace compatible GPUs in the After Effects text document. It worked! Now a video which took well over an hour to render a RAM preview took less that five minutes. WooHoo! thank you all for commenting.