Jack Banatoni wrote:
What do I need to do here?
You should supply more information to help make an accurate diagnosis.
Computer: processors & cores, amount of memory, disk drive(s), operating system
AE: the precise version (look in About After Effects).
Still not having any luck. After Effects doesn't recognize my card as having OpenGL at all.
After Effects CS4 9.03.8
Video card: 1GB ATI 4870
Windows 7 64
Processor: AMD 2.6ghz quad-core
1TB 7200rpm internal hard drive, OS/software
1.5TB 7200rpm internal hard drive, media
Might be a problem you can't resolve or influence. ATI's drivers don't seem to be so great on Win 7 64bit and AE CS4 having been developed at a time when the card didn't exist and thus could not be tested certainly doesn't help the matter.... You could try an older driver and see if it works, but otehr than that there is no way to enforce OpenGL usage. anyway, don't lose sleep over it, AE will do just fine without it. If at all, AE's use of OpenGL is marginal as are benfits derived from using it. On the contrary, many users will happily go without it to avoid potential graphics related crashes...
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'm still having problems with AE recognizing my card. I know I've used OpenGL with AE CS4 before. The video card is on the compatible list, too.
Any other suggestions? AE is rendering painfully slow without it.