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Ben Turnereffects previews problem
by on Mar 16, 2010 at 7:42:11 pm

hi guys, i'm having a bit of a problem and worst of all it's difficult to explain. basically whenever I am changing the settings on an effect ( for example increasing or decreasing the opacity on a composition by dragging the % up or down) I don't see the result until I take my finger off the mouse button. I have seen videos of after effects tutorials in which the opacity moves as the person drags the opacity left or right where as mine stays as it is until I have unclicked the mouse which makes for a lot of guesswork when trying to get the effects right. My system is of a decent spec with a very good processor and plenty of RAM. is there a setting that I need to change in order to see the effects being previewed as I am changing them?

I hope I explained this clearly enough for someone to assist. cheers

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Dave LaRondeRe: effects previews problem
by on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:09:41 pm

Find the Live Update switch on your version of AE, and turn it on. On mine, I recall it being on a little wing-out button on the Comp Window.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Michael SzalapskiRe: effects previews problem
by on Mar 17, 2010 at 8:18:30 pm

Yup, looks like this:

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