Animated overlays while the narrator is speaking?

Hello :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’m writing my very first story and I really need help with something I’m struggling with.
would anyone please tell me how to make the narrator speak while smoke is animating in the background? because the smoke stops moving when the narrator starts speaking

Thank you in advance!:sparkling_heart:

You would use the & command. If you want the smoke to keep looping in the background, you would use something like this.

&overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to (your left coordinates go here) in zone (zone #) in (time) THEN overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to (your right coordinates go here) in zone (zone #) in (time) loop INFINITE times
NARR
#Whatever you want to say goes here

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Thank you xx

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It didn’t work, do you mind if I show you my script so you can tell me what to fix?

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Sure!

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All of them should have the & so try this instead:
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE create
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE shifts to 0 0 in zone 2
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE scales to 1.000 1.000
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE moves to layer 1
@pause for 0.1
&overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to -724 0 in zone 2 in 3 THEN overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to (your right coordinates go here) in zone (zone #) in 3 loop INFINITE times
NARRATOR
#Your script
All you have to do is add in the right coordinates and the zone, and it should work.


There’s also this guide you can check out C:

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I really appreciate it, thank you so much

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Of course! :smile:

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I’m sorry I keep on coming back, but they won’t let me change scenes
Screen Shot 2020-07-05 at 8.15.24 PM

No worries! Can you send me a picture of your whole script so I can see what’s causing the error?

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Ok, it’s saying that because there’s no actual text following the narrator. The hashtag are notes, so the code won’t read them. I used the # in the code I sent you as a note, if that makes sense. If you want the narrator to say that, double tab NARRATOR and write your text under it like this:
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It should work. Other than that, is the loop working or not?

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omg HAHA im such a noob, THANK YOU

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Don’t worry about it! And your welcome C:

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