I'm working on a Mac mini with all of the maximum specs (not the server version). I opened AE CC for the first time and I can't do anything except close or quit the application. All of my menu items are greyed out.
When i first started it up it told me I should update CUDA, so I did that and it is still not allowing me to choose any menu items. Please help! O yeah I am running Mavericks!
I'll be watching this thread today so let me know if you need more details from me.
DO NOT install CUDA because there is not a single Mac Mini that has an NVIDIA CUDA capable card. Installing CUDA will completely foul up your machine.
Second, pay attention the the program names. You have opened the After Effects Render Engine not After Effects. It sounds like you are very new. Please start here: Basic Workflow. If you do not take the time to go through some basic training you will be completely frustrated with AE and assume that it is not working properly.
Thanks. Yes I am indeed new to Ae and still not as well versed in Mac as I am in Windows. I have disabled CUDA thanks for the heads up.
I'm coming from experience in Ai, Ps, Fl, Dw and I have watched many Ae tutorials. This is the first computer I have owned that can actually handle some video editing and motion graphics. I am so excited to dive in! Life saver. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.