Normally when working in After Effects, you can scroll the playhead from point A to point B and see how an object animates in between.
Somehow I clicked on something (I'm not sure what I did or if it involved right clicking). It asked me something about an upgrade which I hit Cancel on. Now when I scroll with the playhead I can't see what happens in between. It goes straight from point A to point B. Even something as simple as adjusting the size of an object or moving its position is now difficult because I can't see the results of what I'm doing WHILE I'm doing it, I can only see it after the action is done.
Ex.: I want to make an Ink Blot a certain size but when I place it on the screen it's too big. So I scale it down. Simple right? If I simply "scroll" through the scale numbers I can adjust it to the proper size and stop when I like what I see. In this unfortunate case I can no longer do that. Instead I can only see the result the moment I STOP scrolling and if it's still too big or too small, I have to adjust and readjust until I get that right number, hoping that ink blot will be the right size.
Anyhow, simply put, how do I go back to the way things were, when I could simply see how my work would animate while scrolling through the playhead and adjusting parameters?
You turned off the Live Update switch. It's found in varying locations depending on your version of AE.
I'm using Adobe After Effects CS5. Would you know where the Live Update switch is in that version?
P.S.: Never mind! I found it! Thanks so much for your help! I would've never guessed there was such a feature as Live Update.