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  • Hey Dara, it's me again. I actually have a question is it possible to have two overlays in the same scene or does it have to be only one overlay in the scene?
    Last edited by AlysaThornton; 02-14-2018, 07:20 AM.

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    • WinterMoon05
      WinterMoon05 commented
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      Okay but I saw AlysaThornton needed help and I knew how to do it so I thought I’d help. Sorry if I was interfering. :/

    • MADEpisodeCretor
      MADEpisodeCretor commented
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      WinterMoon05 she didn't mean it like that , she was probs telling you if you love to help you are allowed to create a help thread on your own , she said before others who know the answer can help here also .

    • WinterMoon05
      WinterMoon05 commented
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      Okay, I understand. Sorry if I came off as rude. ^_^

  • How do you make characters sit in a classroom? the background I'm using the INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY.

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    • How do you make people sit in a classroom? The background I'm using is INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY

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    • Okay I have this problem :

      In chapter one I put this

      NARRATOR
      What is your name ?

      input What's your name?|What's your name?|Done(NAME)

      YOU (talk_greet_neutral)
      Hi , I'm [NAME]

      NARRATOR
      [NAME] is a beautiful name

      And always puts the aoutobot as name ... I know that's how it should go when you're previewing the chapter from your computer ....

      The problem is when I write [NAME] in chapter 2 it doesn't appear as autobot and that means if a person is to name her Lucy , it would appear as NAME .

      NARRATOR
      Welcome back [NAME].

      What am I doing wrong ? How do I fix this ? Dara Amarie can you help me ?

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      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        The web previewer doesn't show typed-in answers. If you test out your story in the app, the input code will appear and the name will appear once you type in a name.

      • MADEpisodeCretor
        MADEpisodeCretor commented
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        I know but in that case it would write AUTOBOT and not NAME

      • MADEpisodeCretor
        MADEpisodeCretor commented
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        i just checked and you were right ... ty

    • Dara, is what I did possible? Please let me know.

      choice
      "Sit Next To Royce"{

      ROSE (talk_shrug_neutral)
      I'll sit next to that guy over there near the back.


      gain sitnexttoroyce

      }
      "Sit Next To Maia"{

      ROSE (talk_smile_happy_loop)
      I'll sit next to Maia.

      gain sitnexttomaia

      }

      Rose walks to spot 1.424 -82 -53

      INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS

      if (sitnexttoroyce){

      &ROYCE spot 1.675 69 -214 AND ROYCE faces right AND ROYCE is idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop

      Rose enters from right to spot 1.639 280 -96

      Rose spot 1.639 283 -213 AND ROSE faces left AND ROSE is dustoff_neutral_loop

      ROSE (talk_reassure_neutral)
      Thanks for offering me this seat.

      Rose is idle_awkward_scratch_loop

      ROYCE (talk_flirt_charming)
      No problem, cutie.

      @ROYCE is flirt_wink_happy AND ROSE is blush_shy

      }
      if (sitnexttomaia){

      &MAIA spot 1.639 73 -223 AND MAIA faces right AND MAIA is idle_shiftweight_neutral_loop

      Rose enters from right to spot 1.639 280 -96

      Rose spot 1.639 283 -213 AND ROSE faces left AND ROSE is dustoff_neutral_loop

      if (stooduptohailey){

      MAIA (talk_smile_happy_loop)
      Hey!

      MAIA (talk_reassure_neutral)
      Glad you took up my offer of sitting next to me.

      Maia is idle_happy_loop

      ROSE (talk_shrug_neutral)
      It's no problem, I don't really know anyone anyways.

      Rose is idle_handsonhips_neutral_loop

      MAIA (talk_reassure_neutral)
      You should sit with my friend and I during lunch.

      Maia is idle_shiftweight_neutral_loop

      ROSE (talk_smile_happy_loop)
      Sure!

      readerMessage Character Traits Discovered For Maia: Welcoming and Kind

      }
      if (didntstanduptohailey){

      MAIA (talk_doubtful)
      Why are you sitting here?

      Maia is idle_armscrossed_angry_loop

      ROSE (talk_sheepish_rubneck)
      I just wanna get to know you.

      Rose is idle_awkward_uneasy_loop

      MAIA (talk_doubtful)
      Whatever.

      Maia is idle_armscrossed_angry_loop

      readerMessage Character Trait Discovered for Maia: Defensive

      }
      }

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      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        The order for the if/elif/else code should be: if - elif - else
        if should always be first, elif should always be in the middle, and else should always be last by itself.
        So this is how it should look like:

        if (sitnexttoroyce) {

        } else {

        if (stooduptohailey) {

        } else {

        }
        }

    • Hey guys! I won't be moving to the new forums until it comes out of testing. I don't want to create a new account there, so I'm waiting for my current account along with my threads to be transferred over first.

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      • Apes
        Apes commented
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        We miss you there!

      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        Apes Aw lol I just wish Trinady would hurry and answer your question about creating a new account!! I don't want to have duplicate accounts on the new forums D:

    • Hello again,

      Is there a way to loose a gain?

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    • Hi! I've seen in some stories what looks like looping overlays. Do you know the coding for that? Thank you for your help!

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      • Dara Amarie
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        Use THEN as many times as you want.

        &overlay OVERLAY shifts to blah blah THEN overlay OVERLAY shifts to blah blah THEN overlay OVERLAY shifts to blah blah THEN overlay OVERLAY shifts to blah blah

      • laurrsouth
        laurrsouth commented
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        Okay, that makes perfect sense. Thank you for your help!

    • Hi Dara,
      Thanks for all the advice you give. I have a question: do you know if you can modify the backgrounds that appear in the Art Catalog of Episode? I would like to modify some of those backgrounds with Photoshop to be able to use it in a story that I am writing in Episode.

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      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        Yes, all Epiosde made backgrounds are free to use/modify. You can save the background image, edit it in any way, and then upload is as one of your own backgrounds.

    • Daraaa! We are waiting for you. We need you in the new forum. <3

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      • WinterMoon05
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        We await your arrival to help more people in need! <3

      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        Alexa_x3 WinterMoon05 D'aww <3 haha I will be there as soon as the new forums is out of beta testing Just waiting for my threads and account to get transferred over!

    • Hi, Dara. I have a question. I'm new to the whole text effects thing and I want to try it out. Is there coding or something I should type to get it work?

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      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        Type all text effect commands in between these symbols | |
        You can find the list of all the text effects in the script underneath the behaviors list.

        CHARACTER (talk_excited)
        This salsa dip is | bold, color:red | SPICY!!

    • Hey Dara.

      I was wondering if their are any animations where the character can lay down and talk at the same time?

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      • Dara Amarie
        Dara Amarie commented
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        Yes, the animations start with "talk_lay"

      • CERW
        CERW commented
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        Okay it´s just I´ve been searching for them and I can´t seem to find them.

    • Hi Dara,

      I'm having trouble with a remembered choice and putting a choice in the scene for the next episode. The error I'm having is "Unexpected dialogue: "Outfit 1." The line that it is talking about has been bolded.

      if (Take a power nap.) {
      ARIANA

      Oh.

      What time is it.

      I feel like I've been sleeping forever.

      TAURA

      Ariana!

      What the hell man!?

      ARIANA

      What!?

      What are you talking about?

      TAURA

      I know I said I'd be there for you.

      I know mom is gone nuts.

      I know you've been stressed and have made poor choices.

      But man... you owe me and Cora big time!

      ARIANA

      What are you ranting about?

      I just took a little nap?

      TAURA

      Little nap?

      #You may want to stress little in a text effect

      What the hell do you mean a little nap?

      It's 8:20 am!

      You have to turn this in by 10!

      ARIANA

      What?

      No. NO. NO!

      I set my alarm!

      To...

      Oh God...

      4:30 pm.

      I just can't do this.

      Nothing is going right.

      I'm going to have no future.

      TAURA

      Cut the waterworks woman and get some clothes on.

      Like I said, you owe me and Cora big time.

      We finished it for you.

      ARIANA

      Really?

      TAURA

      Didn't I say that I wouldn't let you go down without a fight?

      I meant it.

      I just didn't think you'd drop the ball so soon.

      ARIANA

      I'm sorry.

      I really am.

      I don't know what else to say.

      TAURA

      Say, Thank you most wonderful big sister in the world and most gracious thanks, the most beautiful Cora.

      That is what you say.

      Then be out and dressed in 5 minutes and teeth brushed in 3.

      Then meet us at the car.

      ARIANA

      Okay.

      Thank you.

      TAURA

      Don't mention it.

      Really...

      To anyone...

      Get a move on

      @TAURA exits left

      } elif (Grab an EpiEnergy Drink.) {
      #The alarm goes off

      ARIANA

      Ugh.

      Enviro-geek down!

      My head...

      TAURA

      Ariana get up!

      You're going to be late!

      Goodness girl!

      What kind of drugs did you take last night?
      ARIANA

      No drugs, just about five EpiEnergy drinks.

      TAURA

      WHAT!

      There is a 2 can a day limit!

      What have you done to yourself?

      ARIANA

      Shhhh!

      Stop shouting.

      Whisper.

      Then tell the nice fairies to leave.

      TAURA

      Fairies?

      Oh, I hope this wears off by the time you turn this in.

      Girl get up and get dressed.

      Your project is so awesome!

      You have to get it turned in!

      Come on!

      Up you go!

      #Ariana falls a couple times before standing

      ARIANA

      Enviro-geek down!

      Blast the horn!

      Clear the ocean of toxic sea foam and fish farts!

      TAURA

      Okay.

      Um...

      King Tritan said, he has a mission for Enviro-geek!

      ARIANA

      Wha?

      I don't work for him until next week.

      TAURA

      No, he needs you today.

      To... deliver his decree...

      But you have to get up and get dressed!

      ARIANA

      Enviro-geek away!!!



      label delirius_dressinggame

      ARIANA

      Whu - mmy wearing, tuh-dey?

      Hmmmmm



      choice

      "Outfit 1."{



      Ariana walks to upscreen left in zone 3

      sound change_clothes

      volume sound 100 0

      Ariana changes into ARIANA_hotmess1





      }

      "Outfit 2."{



      Ariana walks to upscreen left in zone 3

      sound change_clothes

      volume sound 100 0

      Ariana changes into ARIANA_hotmess2



      }

      "Outfit 3."{



      Ariana walks to upscreen left in zone 3

      sound change_clothes

      volume sound 100 0

      Ariana changes into ARIANA_hotmess3



      }



      Ariana walks to screen center in zone 2



      @pause for a beat



      ARIANA (think)

      (Shall I wear this or try something else?)



      choice

      "Wear this outfit."{



      ARIANA (wave_extreme)

      I'm coming Tritaaaaann!



      readerMessage Special thanks to my 11 yr old daughter for coming up with the funny combos!





      @pause for 4

      }

      "Try something else."{



      goto delirius_dressinggame



      }



      @transition iris out in 3



      INT. AZID BLACK GOLD KITCHEN - DAY



      TAURA

      Oh, man.



      CORA

      What is she wearing?



      EVOLINE

      My. Word.



      TAURA

      Let's just get her in the car.

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