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E3D doesn't see external GPU

PostPosted: 06/2/2017, 12:20 pm
by vassi1i1983
I'm on a MacBook Pro Mid-2012 and I'm using an external GPU setup (Akitio Thunder2, EVGA GTX980, Rosewill 650w PSU) on OS X 10.12.5.

Everything works and both AE and PPro see the eGPU. I can select OpenCL, CUDA, and Metal options for rendering.

However, when I drop Element 2.2 (latest) on a layer and open the interface, it's still reading my internal graphics card (Intel 4000, yuck).

Has anyone else using eGPU run into this, and is there a way around it?

NOTE: I'm not entertaining PC vs. Mac discussion. The MBP is what I have and it's what I'm using.

Re: E3D doesn't see external GPU

PostPosted: 06/2/2017, 6:40 pm
by JPT7505
Element doesn't allow choosing a graphics cards unfortunately

Re: E3D doesn't see external GPU

PostPosted: 06/3/2017, 4:07 pm
by vassi1i1983
It looks like E3D is reading the same thing AE is reading-- that my internal GPU is the OpenGL render engine.

There's actually a text file inside AE that allows you to add the names of GPUs that don't support OpenGL, so I added my internal one to the list. Unfortunately AE still sees it, so E3D still sees it.

I'm investigating further, however this doesn't seem to be an Element issue.

Re: E3D doesn't see external GPU

PostPosted: 06/3/2017, 11:35 pm
by vassi1i1983
I was able to solve my problem by going to Library>Extensions and removing AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle.

AE and E3D now both see my external nVidia card as the openGL render engine.