This is from the Adobe website about After Effect CS6 :
If your GPU does not meet these requirements, these features will be disabled:
- Fast Draft mode
- Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels
After Effects CS6 (11.0) and After Effects CC (12.0) check a list of Intel graphics cards before enabling these features. Only the following Intel graphics cards are included on this list:
- (Windows) Intel HD Graphics Family, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics P4000
- (Mac) Intel HD Graphics 3000
Because my friend's computer graphic card is Intel HD Graphic 4600, is that why AE CS6 version 22.214.171.1248 Fast Draft Preview is not available ?
In other words, HD4600 is not a compatible device or old graphic driver ?
How about Intel HD Graphics Family ?
What does it mean ?
Is HD4600 model can be considered as Intel HD Graphics Family ?
Or am I missing something ?
Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advanced.
The Intel HD Graphics aren't real GPU's. They don't have their own memory or processors like a GPU does. So, for example, you can't use Element because it renders on the GPU. And, as you can see, some features in AE aren't available.
On an unrelated note, you should suggest to your friend to update. Your friend is four bug-fix updates behind. CS6 should be on version 11.0.4
Thank you for your help, Szalam.
I will suggest him to update his AE.
I just wondering suppose after he updates the OpenGL still blank in AE because as the Adobe page said it only support Intel HD Graphic 4000 not the 4600 one.
Anyway, thank you once again.