I originally thought that after effects would automatically use the graphics card. But now I found out that isnt the case. When I click under preference and try to switch to GPU instead of CPU it doesn't allow me. Does that mean my graphics card isnt compatible? Is there a way of getting around this? I have the latest version of AE just fyi. Hope you can help. Thanks
Can you please show a screenshot of the area where you're trying to make the GPU/CPU switch?
Are you trying to create 3d geometry with the (obsolete) ray-traced renderer or are you looking at the new GPU-accelerated effects?
Also, what version number (exactly) of After Effects are you running and what OS?
Never mind I was able to get it to work. It was a problem with the graphic card drive.
Thanks for following up.