Whenever I try starting up after effects (Mac), it says "standard 3d module missing." I looked up for solutions and saw many people say holding "ctrl + alt + shift" then deleting the preference file would work so I tried that, deleted the preference file, but it still said the same thing. Any advice?
Start by reinstalling with sufficient user privileges and also check your system's display and graphics settings. Not a Mac guy, but from what I've read to me it seems that this is a fluke and mostly some weird permission issue with some hardware acceleration function not initializing properly.