Okay so I have been using the ****** video card that came with my computer, I did my research and found that after effects CS3 said a radeon 9800 MAC would work in openGL. The card says it is compatable with opengl2.0!
I installed the new card, installed the drivers, and loaded up a game of quake3 in opengl and it worked awesome! Now this isn't my gaming computer (my core i7 windows 7, 4870X2 does the trick) so I only use this mac for video editing. the video card works fine, opengl works fine (tested in many applications) but after effects says "no opengl card"
What am I doing wrong? do I need to reinstall after effects?
osx leopard fully updated
adobe after effects cs3 fully updated
G5 dual 2.0
4 x 1gb of DDR400
thanks for the help!
No, the Radeon 9800 Mac is not supported for OpenGL previews in CS3 and later.
A card needs to support OpenGL 2.0, FramebufferObjects and be shader model 3 compliant. Unfortunately this leaves the Radeon 9800 out. Bear in mind that we're talking a 4-5 year-old technology.
Also note, that for your own safety certain cards are "blacklisted" in AE's internal code to prevent crashes with wrong OpenGL commands being fired into nowhere....