Hitfilm Pro - Element 3D and OpenGL errors
I have had several inquiries about an OpenGL error and Element 3D. Many users are experiencing difficulties when trying to use Element 3D with Hitfilm so I thought I'd point out things that are a must when using E3D.
- Recommended Video Cards. Please see Video Copilots support page
- Windows 10 ONLY - updates tends to overwrite GPU drivers. It is best to go directly to the card manufactures website for the latest GPU Drivers. Nvidia Drivers and AMD Drivers
- AMD Radeon Software - General Settings: Anti-Lag=Enabled, Image Sharpening=Enabled Advanced: Anti-aliasing=Enhanced Application Setting, Anti-aliasing Method=Multi Sampling, Morphological Anit-aliasing=Enabled, Anisotropic Filtering=Enabled, Anisotropic Filtering Level=2, Surface Format Optimization=Enabled, OpenGL Triple Buffering=Enabled
- NVIDIA - Try turning OFF Hitfilm's hardware-decoding. File -> Options -> Render -> Uncheck Use Hardware Decoding.
By far the biggest thing is making sure your GPU is supported. Intel Graphics cards are NOT supported.
*Do a clean-driver install.
**Support for Select AE Plugins was added at version 14 Pro. You cannot install VC plugins in earlier version of Hitfilm. Hitfilm Pro ONLY.
- Red Giant – Trapcode Particular – organic 3D particle/motion graphics
- Video Copilot – Element 3D – import and animate realistic 3D models
- Video Copilot – Optical Flares – customizable, realistic lens flares
- Video Copilot – Saber – high energy beams, neon lights, and other similar effects
- Video Copilot – Orb – 3D spheres and planets
- Video Copilot – Heat Distortion – realistic heat waves and mirage effects