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There is only one feature in After Effects that uses CUDA: the GPU acceleration of the ray-traced 3D renderer. This is the only feature for which the lack of CUDA on the AMD cards has any relevance whatsoever.
All other GPU features in After Effects use OpenGL, which works fine on the AMD cards in the Mac Pro.
Way too many people are imagining that there is some big problem here. There's not. After Effects will work fine with these AMD cards.
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Thanks for responding Todd :-) very much appreciated.
The new AMD cards use open CL not for sure if it uses open GL, does that make a difference for Ray traced?
Not sure what that means as far as GPU performance goes.
Just tired of my max out 27" imac moving like molasses and need to get something faster, so After Effects will be fun again.
The new AMD cards use open CL not for sure if it uses open GL
Yes. Every modern GPU uses OpenGL.
If you want beautiful 3d that renders quickly, look into Element or Zaxwerks 3d Invigorator.
That being said, I really look forward to seeing what these new Mac Pros have to offer.
Hello friends, I hope you are well, I just want I learn about these new mac pro, I bought one, 16gb of ram and a graphics card AMD FirePro 3072 MB D500, I installed after effect, then I try to activate the GPU but grayed out, Thanks
sorry for the language
It's greyed out because After Effects cannot use AMD cards for ray-traced 3D rendering. As Todd explains above, this is not a big problem, as the ray-traced renderer is (basically) obsolete now. Use the Cinema 4D tools built into After Effects to generate 3D.
thank you very much