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Michael JonesNew to After Effects
by on Mar 15, 2011 at 3:41:46 am

I'm new to After Effects and I'm following along with the training videos. Why is it that when I change a numeric value on a layer in the Transform section, I'm not able to see the change realtime? For example, as I scrub the scale of a layer from 100% to 50%, I would expect to see the layer get smaller in the Comp window. But it remains 100% scale until I release the mouse, then I see it reduced in size. This issue exists for any numerical value that can be altered. Is this an issue with AE or my computer. I installed the latest version of CS5, I'm running an Intel Mac 2x2.66 GHz Dual-Core Xeon with 6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM.

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Tom MastersRe: New to After Effects
by on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:16:56 am

make sure "Live Update" is checked ON.
(to the far right of your timeline window there is a drop down menu for this)

enjoy AE!

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Todd KoprivaRe: New to After Effects
by on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:34:10 am

This FAQ entry has more information about Tom's answer:

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Technical Support for professional video software
After Effects Help & Support
Premiere Pro Help & Support

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Michael JonesRe: New to After Effects
by on Mar 16, 2011 at 8:19:14 pm

It worked. Thanks!

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