3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2011 12:03 PM by Dave LaRonde

    AE CS3 and OpenGL




      I recently have updated my graphics card driver to Catalyst Suite 11.2. However, I am unable to select the OpenGL option in After Effects after this update. Any suggestion for fixing this problem?



      AE CS3 verions 8.0.2

      Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850 (it is on the support list for OpenGL)

      Catalyst 11.2

        • 1. Re: AE CS3 and OpenGL
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Go back to an older driver? They probably changed something around and in fact using the latest driver is the wrong strategy here. After all, CS3 is not the latest and I doubt they give it much thought in their newer drivers...



          • 2. Re: AE CS3 and OpenGL
            Viduser Level 1



            I tried to roll back to catalyst to various previous versions:





            However, that doesn't seem to help.


            From the Catalyst 11.2, I can see I am running with OpenGL 6.1xxxx


            Any other suggestions? Because my photoshop is also experiencing some problem when I use the vanishing point option.....

            • 3. Re: AE CS3 and OpenGL
              Dave LaRonde Level 6

              This sounds like a question for ATI Tech Support, I think.


              I understand this is annoying, but in terms of Open GL and AE, you can consider it a blessing in disguise.  AE can only render a subset of Open GL, and it's very difficult to put together an AE comp that uses only those effects that work under Open GL.  When rendering, Open GL rarely helps and often hurts.