6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2013 6:23 PM by RyanScottJones

    CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX

    RyanScottJones Level 1

      Greetings!

       

      I'm currently using After Effects CS6 on Lion 10.7.5 and my graphics card is a NVIDIA GTX 570. I have added this card to the supported cards text file and I've had great luck working with GPU. However, I turned on Ray-Trace 3D and everything on my screen that was a 3D layer dissapeared. If I select Fast Draft, I can see everyting. What gives?

       

      I did the same test on my PC. I have a trial of After Effects loaded on my Windows 7 PC with the exact same card to test Ray-Trace. Ray-Traced 3D mode worked like a charm. I'd really hate to get another copy of AE just to render 3D on my PC. And I really don't want to spend $800 on a Quadro 4000 card either.

       

      I'm using the most recent 10.7.5 NVIDIA drivers and CUDA on my Mac.

       

      Thoughts?

        • 1. Re: CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Make sure that your Cuda drivers are up to date and that your AE is also. That card should work just fine unless you've fouled something up in the settings or preferences file. If you think the preferences file may be damaged then you can delete the old one and AE will rebuild one for you when it starts again.

          • 2. Re: CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX
            RyanScottJones Level 1

            Hi Rick,

             

            I re-inalled everything I could think of (CUDA and latest 10.7.5 NVidia drivers). I had a friend suggest OSX isn't very nice to the 500 series of NVidia and that maybe the 600 would communicate better. My next test is to try a 670 card and run a test. If the results are the same, then it could be a preferences thing.

             

            I'm trying my hardest to stick with Mac rather than go back to Windows 7.

             

            Thank you for your input!

            • 3. Re: CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX
              Dave LaRonde Level 6

              I'm trying my hardest to stick with Mac rather than go back to Windows 7.

               

              I like Macs better than Windows boxes as well, but I have to ask myself this:  how long will Apple stick with the Mac? 

              Now, there's a mystery....

              • 4. Re: CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX
                RyanScottJones Level 1

                So I installed a 670 this evening and it goes from the Apple logo to a black screen rather than the login. Shrugs.

                 

                I have a PC at work and I'm trying to convince the staff to get a MacPro for editing and After Effects. I hate working on a PC and I hear you on Apple's WTH with their computers,

                • 5. Re: CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX
                  Matt@brickwall.uk.com

                  I'm having exactly the same problem. I have a GTX 570 Running on OS X mountain lion 10.8.2. Everything works fine in premiere pro, but in after-effects the GTX 570 seems to make ray traced rendering invisible, In exactly the same way that you describe. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

                   

                  Dave in answer to your question about how long Apple will stay with Mac The new Mac Pro that Tim Cook announced will tell us very clearly how serious they are about keeping power users.

                   

                  If anyone has any advice about the ray traced rendering that would be amazing or potentially other forums to look at.

                   

                  Thanks!

                  • 6. Re: CS6 Ray-Trace not displaying in Adaptive Resolution OSX
                    RyanScottJones Level 1

                    I actually fixed it. And you're not going to like what I did. I did a re-format. Something installed corredtly with a fresh install. 

                     

                    Quick backstory (not what you wanted to hear LOL)--

                    After messing around with the 670 drivers, I ended up causing hang up on boot. To fix that, I was able to boot into Windows and install MacDrive. After reverting the KETX files, OSX booted and still no Raytrace. I did another driver install from a MacBookPro 2012 driver for  Mountain Lion drivers for 600 series and that MAJORLY messed up the boot. After a nice reinstall (I keep my profile on my media drive so all settings were restored even though I formated my boot SSD) I set up a new hackintosh, installed 10.7.4 drivers and out of the blue, Raytrack worked. <shrugs>