So any MacBook Pro, actually ANY computer, with a Radeon card will now encounter this error message.
But Radeon cards have never worked with the ray-traced 3d renderer, so this is not new. The ray-traced 3d renderer works on NVIDIA technology that Radeon cards don't have.
If I'm understanding you right, ray-trace in AE always required an Nvidia card, and ray-tracing never supported Radeon cards, is that correct?
If so, that's interesting. I never got a warning from AE before about ray-tracing support on my Radeon until now.
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Ray tracing does not require an NVIDIA card. GPU acceleration of the ray tracing does.
In case you want a more official word on it than mine, read up on GPU features in AE here.
Something not mentioned there is that certain third-party plugins (such as Element) will make use of the GPU and it can make a big performance difference depending on what card you have. Element's rendering speed is insane considering how good the result can look. VideoCopilot (and any other third-party developer) should have a list on their site of what cards work well with their plugin.
Thank you Szalam, you have been infinitely more helpful than anyone at Adobe. I tried contacting Adobe thru the chat with an agent, chatted with 2 different agents that could not help me, then was promised a callback that I never received.
Adobe is quickly becoming the worst at customer service I have ever experienced.
I'm still perplexed why I never got this error message before, it seems according to the links you provided, its the way AE always worked. Strange.
Thank you for the suggestions for looking into plugins that can use my Radeon 6750M.
> I'm still perplexed why I never got this error message before, it seems according to the links you provided, its the way AE always worked.
It's because we added more informative messages to After Effects CC (12.1) to inform folks like you of what's going on.