Photoshop: Why are there are no 3D features in my copy of Photoshop CS6?

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there are no 3D features in my photoshop CS5. please can someone help me out
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Dominic Oti

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Posted 7 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If 3D features aren't available in Photoshop then one of the following is the likely problem:

1) You don't have a license for Photoshop Extended
2) You are running Windows XP (3D features and some GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP): http://www.adobe.com/products/photosh...
3) Your video card isn't supported (OpenGL 2.0 and at least 512mb of video ram is required): http://www.adobe.com/products/photosh...
4) Your video driver is out of date. Determine what video card you have and go directly to the manufacturers website (nVidia or ATI/AMD) and download the latest driver: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/p...
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I have 288mb of video ram and 3d was working just fine before this update came out! I cant afford a new macbook pro, please do something about this update.
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Chris Cox

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3D features require 512 Meg on the video card.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sounds like you recently upgraded to 13.1 which has new system requirements for VRAM for 3D features, specifically 512MB of RAM:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/n...

Tech Doc:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/5...
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Jack Sullivan

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Hi Jeffery,

I recently upgraded to a new 8.1 PC and have the full version of Adobe Creative Cloud but the 3D features are not working. Please advise
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Chris Cox

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Check the previous responses.