I'm talking about the stopwatch between the graph editor & brain storm that makes it easier to animate & edit.
When I log into cs4 it's not there, but it was there when I used cs6.
Is it not available in cs4, or is it hidden somewhere in the options?
any help is appreciated, thanks.
You have to open the correct pane on the timeline. Right-click on the top of the left side of the timeline and you'll see a selection of panes you can activate.
It certainly should be there in After Effects CS4. In fact, this feature (the Auto-keyframe button) was added in After Effects CS4.
That said, we consider this feature to have been a mistake and are phasing it out. We strongly recommend that you just use the standard keyframing feature set rather than relying on the auto-keyframing feature, which can very often do surprising and unexpected things.