14 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2008 3:40 AM by Jonas Hummelstrand

    AE_OpenGL Error

      Recently I've been getting the following error message:

      After Effects error: AE_OpenGL: Failed display color channel

      ( 5065 :: 0 )

      The error message pops up when I try to scrub the timeline.
      Anyone know what this means or how to fix it? Because I have no idea.
        • 1. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          Disable OpenGL in your prefs. Apparently your graphics card is not up to snuff to handle this.

          Mylenium
          • 2. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
            Jonas Hummelstrand Level 2
            Try to turn the Preview to "Adaptive Resolution"

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            • 3. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
              I seem to get The same Error... : "After Effects error: AE_OpenGL: Failed to render fragment. (5065 :: 0)" The Thing is that it happens every time, eaven when the only thing in the composition is a single white square... i have a Mac Pro with the nVidia 7300 GT 256, i ran a few tests, Cinebranch, OpenGL Extension Viewer, and all the test said that my card is good, and the OpenGL is running correct... can it be, that AE is somehow making a mistake. When i circle with the camera around th object/white square half of the screen is renderd in OpenGL and is fluend whereas the lower part of the composition is renderd through adaptive resolution... :/... please help... i neeed OpenGL in AE!!!
              • 4. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                Level 1
                Or maybe it's the graphics card... can it be broken like this.... when all the benchmark test and OpenGL tests say that everything is OK???
                • 5. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                  Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
                  Doesn't mean anything. From the theoretical specs your card should be able to handle this but you have to consider that the actual process is a combination of hardware and software. Just as much as the card itself, its ICD (installable client driver) contributes to making OpenGL work. I'd be wary of any tests. As we all know, there's a difference between a lab test and realworld usage... Anyway, did you install the latest 8.0.2 update? Have you tried updating the graphics driver?

                  Mylenium
                  • 6. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                    Level 1
                    Everything is up to date... system, AE, and graphic card Drivers..they came with the software update... i use OpenGL in other programms to... like Cinema 4D or Archicad 11 and it works there too.... so i don't know what's the deal here.. i'm a little bit disturbed by this... but hopefully it will be resolved in the next update... onmy MacBook Pro i didn't have any OpenGL support in AE although the graphics card had the support for OpenGL and wit one of the updates the support came... so maybe with 8.0,3 or 8.1 OpenGL will work properley..
                    thanks for the post
                    • 7. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                      Level 1
                      Yeah I got the error message twice, both at random times. It popped up and then kept popping up when I tried to do anything, even if I switched preview to Adaptive Resolution in my preferences. I tried restarting AE too. Then after a while of trying to do things it just stopped giving me the error, even though I didn't really do anything differently. It seems to have went away for now and hopefully the problem won't happen again.
                      • 8. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                        Level 1
                        It stopped showing up in my situation as well ... but the problem is that in the egsample of the white square in the empty composition (and the camera)... when i circle the cammera i see the difference between the top, where apperentley the OpenGL works and the lower side where i see the picture breaking... i personally think taht it is something with After Effects... we need to wait for the next update... i had no support for OpenGL in my laptop, now i have it(Macbook Pro with ATI Radeon with 256 VRAM)(and it looks better than on the MacPro now) so i hope that with another update of AE i will get a Better support for nVidai GForce 7300 GT with 256 VRAM...
                        ADOBE!!! HELP US!!!
                        O! in my situation it happens on a MAc Pro... do you have the same problm on a PC or a MAC... Maybe it's platform specific...of video card - -specific... dose it happen in all of yours exampels ona nVidia or a ATI ???
                        • 9. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                          Jonas Hummelstrand Level 2
                          OpenGL is almost never worth the hassle in After Effects, and it can safely be turned off unless you are placing large amounts of 3D layers and camera moves with lights.

                          Since you are rendering without OpenGL (I've never ever seen a single thing rendered as a final output with OpenGL in AE) and since it requires very specific circumstances to be worth turning on, just enable "Adaptive Resolution" previews and your problem will be solved.

                          - Jonas Hummelstrand
                          http://generalspecialist.com/
                          • 10. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                            Level 1
                            i also never render the final result with open gl... but the preview is better in OpenGL .. as you wrote it;s the best preview for me as i place a lot of objects in 3D space....
                            • 11. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                              I'm on a brand new 8 core Mac Pro and having the exact same error. Here's the kicker though I have a nVidia Quadro 5600 with 1.5GB VRAM and 8 1GB sticks of RAM, filling each riser board for best performance.

                              When I render the files singularly, it works fine. When I render as a part of a network render with multiple machines, I get this error. It's not just this machine however, I have a new 2.5GHz MBP and another 8 core 3Ghz Mac Pro that have this same issue under Leopard... OpenGL doesn't work as expected over a network.

                              The pain of it is that I have one 2.66 Quad core MP running Tiger that runs the exact same files perfectly. So, it's not the files, it's After Effects use of OpenGL over a network render. Try it and see for yourself. I hope Adobe and Apple can get together and fix this issue. This is a MAJOR BUG and a HUGE disappointment for both Leopard and After Effects.
                              • 12. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                                Jonas Hummelstrand Level 2
                                Kevin,

                                Actually, for best performance on a Mac Pro, you should have four identical RAM sticks. With 8, you will get slower memory performance, as the Intel Xeon architecture is "quad-channel," meaning it can address four sticks at the same time.

                                Sounds like a bug, have you reported it?

                                i http://adobe.com/go/wish/

                                Also, are you sure you want to render with OpenGL?

                                - Jonas Hummelstrand
                                http://generalspecialist.com/
                                • 13. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                                  Level 1
                                  I don't render with Open GL... I mean the preview... I need it in open gl so that I don'tt have to render the preview all the time.... and second of all... whetII get the open gl error boxII need to restart the programm to render anything... i feel that it's either my video card... nVidia 7300 GT (i want to upgrade to 800GT or the ATI radeon x1900 xt... i heard the 8800GT is better...) or it is After Effects...:/
                                  • 14. Re: AE_OpenGL Error
                                    Jonas Hummelstrand Level 2
                                    Avoid the nVidia 8800 cards, they cause problems with AE, Premiere Pro and several of Apple's Pro Apps such ac Final Cut pro.

                                    - Jonas Hummelstrand
                                    http://generalspecialist.com/