What GPU do you have?
What are your other computer specs?
What versions of CC and CS6 are you running?
2.7 GHz 12-core E5
32 GB Ram
AMD FirePro D700 6144MB
Latest CS 6 latest CC
I have tried uninstalling the CUDA crap and that didn't do anything. I re-installed then updated and rebooted. Now it's telling me I need to update again but in the same window it says no newer version available. Now AE crashes on boot. I went from not being able to use ray trace to not being able to use AE at all.
The message in AE that probably encouraged you to download CUDA is saying that you need CUDA and an NVIDIA card. CUDA only works on NVIDIA cards and it will mess up lots of things if you have it installed on an AMD card.
Remove it entirely.
I did. Still having the same problem.
I got it.
It's odd that there are features in AE that only work with certain hardware. I thought it just helped to have the Nvidia card and CUDA didn't realize it was required. I was all excited to start playing around with 3d in AE. Oh well.
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It's odd that there are features in AE that only work with certain hardware.
You should be able to use it on any computer; it's just really, really slow without CUDA. After Effects uses the technology that NVIDIA developed to make the ray-traced renderer go much faster. However...
I was all excited to start playing around with 3d in AE. Oh well.
Ah, but you CAN play with 3d in AE. And it's way better than you think!
After Effects CC includes a version of Cinema 4d for you to use! It renders faster and has much better features than the ray-traced renderer ever did.