Photoshop: No 3D Function in CS5 on new MacMini

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My MacBook Pro running OSX 10.5.8 died. I bought a Mac Mini running 10.7.2 and installed Photoshop CS5 Extended on it. My 3D functions are totally AWOL now. No 3D Window, no 3D icon on the Layers palette and GoZ can not create a 3D layer to export a model from ZBrush. It's as if CS5 never had 3D function, which it did on 10.5.8. What gives?
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Chris Cox

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What changed is your GPU and the driver -- the driver says that it doesn't have the capabilities to run the 3D functionality (which is highly dependent on the video card).

You're probably going to need a system with a more powerful GPU to use the 3D features.
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Your graphics processor needs to support OpenGL 2.0 and Shader Model 3.0. It's likely that you Mac Mini video chipset does not support this. You likely need more powerful hardware.