Enable GPU Acceleration in After Effects CC 2023 and 2024

To enable GPU acceleration in After Effects CC 2023 and 2024, look under the File menu for the Project Settings command:

GPU options are the very first available in the Project Settings window, under Video Rendering and Effects:

We recommend that you choose Mercury GPU Acceleration (Metal) on all Macs, as it provides the best performance and compatibility on any system running macOS 11.5.1 and later.