I’ve seen so many stories that have one character talking while another character is doing an animation (like hop_fast or deepbreath) but like…they cut halfway through the animation…like, an example would be like…cutting an animation:
&CHARACTER is shush @pause for 0.2
But how do you that while a character is talking??? If you’ve read Ora’s stories, she does that or Saige’s story (The New Girl) when Alex is hoping a lot in a few seconds while talking…almost like looping the animation.
I don’t know if that makes sense but I tried explaining it as best as I could.
The THEN/then (plus &) command becomes your best friend in regards to this.
Here’s an example in action (using random limelight animations for a female that exist):
&YOU starts react_scream_horror THEN pause for 0.5 THEN YOU starts scream_angry THEN pause for 0.6 THEN YOU starts idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop
(I’m not sure how to react to this situation.)
Basically you time the animations length, you can’t speed an animation but can def cut it off. It requires experimenting with the time. Here I use 0.5 and 0.6 seconds but you’ll probs have diff numbers.