> The After Effects support page says this is qualified for raytracing using windows cuda
Show me exactly where that is stated.
That information is not correct. I've contacted the folks responsible for that page to determine why the incorrect information is there.
yikes! any idea if you guys plan on supporting this card in the future? this setup was purchased specifically for use with after effects.
Senior Digital Media Associate
There will be no more cards added to the list of supported cards for the ray-traced 3D renderer for After Effects. That feature is a dead end. We have been saying publicly for quite some time that we are putting all of our 3D development efforts into the Cinema 4D integration that we introduced about a year and a half ago.
That said, you can choose to try to use an unsupported card in After Effects by using the preference described here:
With CUDA being a generalized processing unit versus a graphic-leaning unit, why wouldn't the latest CUDA SDK be integrated into, well, every single Adobe application? Are the newer Maxwell cores eventually going to power RAM previews assisting in a very general way, offloading filters and general frame processing to CUDA cores on the graphics card? The encoding speed of CUDA alone is enough proof to see with the right CPU and memory to power the newer 970/980 and Quadro cards, Maxwell CUDA cores could open up the doors to much faster than realtime preview, something SORELY missing from After Effects.
It would also love to see Adobe make or integrate an existing NVENC SDK based encoder into AME/Premiere/After Effects. There's already one out there (I just used it before this post) and it speeds up my MP4 and MPEG2 encoding on a mere i5-2500k/16GB old system by 20x.
Previously it took 10 minutes to transcode a 3min 20sec 1920x1080p@24 Quicktime Animation w/ Uncompressed audio into MainConcept H.264 (25mbit/320). The reason why is MainConcept (will tell you) doesn't support Kepler/Maxwell CUDA, and never plan to. So I installed a NVENC SDK based encoder and concurrently compressed the same video into MP4 H.264 and MPEG2 Blu-ray (25mbit/320), in 55 seconds.
Not supporting that insane level of performance would be a huge let down and waste of an amazing technology.