Please just answer the question! The blog you sent me to is the one I had
already read and why I wrote the question to begin with, so this was no
On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Todd_Kopriva <email@example.com>
No, using AE won't hurt your computer. Just don't expect that card to work some kind of miracle speedup in AE. You won't get a darned bit of hardware acceleration from it.
The blog you sent me to is the one I had already read and why I wrote the question to begin with, so this was no help!
How was he to know you had read the blog? And that blog post does answer your question.
AE barely uses the GPU at all except for one, obsolete effect. So, unless you plan to use that one thing (and I don't know why you would; there are better alternatives), AE should work fine on any card with OpenGL 2.0. See the After Effects System requirements
AE will certainly not hurt your computer. Also, you have a 30-day free trial to make sure AE will run on your system before you have to pay anything.
I don't know anything about after effects. I'm just a beginner wanting to
learn. And I don't know anything at all about video cards so don't all jump
down my throat please.
On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:24 PM, Dave LaRonde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm sorry if it seemed like you were being jumped at. It's hard to convey tone via a text-based medium. Welcome to AE! Once you download the trial, I highly recommend that you start here: Getting started with After Effects It's the fastest free way to get up to speed. (I know it looks like a formidable wall of text, but AE is a formidable program and the links in that wall of text will make AE much more friendly.)