A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS


#623

Heyyy. So I’m having trouble with layering an overlay. I’m actually using a background that comes with an overlay, but i don’t want all of my characters behind the overlay. If that makes sense. Here’s my code.

INT. GUARD DESK OL - DAY

@WORKER spot 1.208 206 37 in zone 2

@LAUREN enters from left to screen left

@LAUREN moves to layer 3

@LAUREN starts shiftweight

@pause for a beat

@follow LAUREN to screen left in zone 2

I want Lauren to be in front of the overlay and the worker to be behind it. But they both strong textend up behind it… Is thus fixable?


#624

You need to layer the overlay, and since the overlay is attached to the background then you will use the background name as the overlay name.

INT. GUARD DESK OL - DAY with INT. GUARD DESK OL - DAY at layer #


#625

WOW WOW WOW! Thank you sooo much!!


#626

How do you use the casket overlay? I need help with it.


#627

You just place it where you want in your scene.


#628

ok, thanks! :smile:


#629

My overlay is not appearing in the scene. Here is the script:

It’s a wooden stool.


#630

look back to the first thread, hope it helps you


#631

How would I make an overlay fade in and fade out, like a title.


#632


#633

help me plz my overlay is not showing up


#634


#635

tysmm


#636

I put this

Script

EXT. lOOPING JUNGLE PAN - NIGHT with JUNGLE VINES
@pause for a beat
@overlay JUNGLE VINEs_2 create
@overlay JUNGLE VINES_2 shifts to 100 100 in 0
@overlay JUNGLE VINES_2 scales to 1.0 1.0 in 0
@overlay JUNGLE VINES_2 opacity 1 in 0

And was given a warning that says “create should be specifed seperatly”


#637

nevermind I fixed it


#638

Okay Okay I’m back, tho I’ve made the duplicate overlay. it doesn’t show up on my phone. only the original does


#639

I don’t think I did something incorrect, but for some reason my overlay doesn’t show up on the screen. I looked behind the other overlay that is in the scene, but it isn’t there either. But I can still move it around, it’s just not visible. Is there anyway to fix this?


#640

Did you add the opacity command?


#641

I’m having problems with the create overlay command. It says that the command doesn’t exist but I have made it work before. Here is my script:

if (FOOD is Eggs) {
@overlay EGGS AND BACON create
@overlay EGGS AND BACON shifts to 100 100 in zone 3 in 0
@overlay EGGS AND BACON scales to 1.0 1.0 in 0
@overlay EGGS AND BACON opacity 1 in 0 in 0
@CHARLOTTE walks to screen left and CHARLOTTE is idle_hold_drink


#642

It’s the overlay name EGGS AND BACON . Overlay names cannot have the word “AND” or “THEN” in them because the system only recognizes those words as the “and” and “then” commands, so it thinks your trying to combine 2 different commands. You’re gonna have to reupload the overlay and change the name of it without using the word “AND”