Whan I go to view my animation as i drag the cti my animation jumps rather than run smooth so i can see the animation. It's like i can only see one stage at a time, is there a setting i need to change.
You really should generate a RAM Preview to see your animation playback in realtime.
It's highly unlikely that you will see realtime results by scrubbing the CTI, unless you have an extremely powerful computer, and a very simple, basic project.
Even then, it's probably still unlikely.
You can also set the previw mode to Adaptive Resolution to aid in scrubbing previews, but the comp resolution will lower as the CPU tries to keep up with the movement through the timeline.