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  • Shueb Chow

    September 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Hi, I’m on CS4 on a mac

    All of a sudden – completely randomly the comp preview is not playing any animation when I drag the timer ruler in the timeline.

    The preview button is still playing the animation – but its not useful as I need to see how the animation is working as i drag the timer ruler.

    Never happened before – I’ve tried a force quit, restart on after effects.

    Not sure how to fix this at all.

    when i drag the timer ruler – the comp window just shows the frame I stop dragging the timer ruler to. but doesn’t play anything in between.

    thanks in advance for any help

  • Michael Szalapski

    October 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    There’s a button on either the composition panel or the timeline panel that turns off interactive previewing. I forget exactly where it is because it’s not present in current versions of the software. If you show me a screenshot of your project with timeline and comp panel visible, I can probably point that little toggle button out to you.

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