Background characters help me!

I would place my background characters like
@DANNY stands far back left
It’s all correct,
my only problem is… when I preview it, the characters pop up 1 by 1 and I’m not sure how to make the characters seem like they’re already there without it taking like 5 - 6 seconds of pausing while the characters appear. How do I fix this :frowning: please help

So, can you paste your current script so I can send it back to you correct? :thinking:

Instead of using ampersat @ use ampersand &

What this does is run that line of code as well as the one underneath at the same time so you don’t have to wait.
For example:
&CHARACTER1 stands far back left
&CHARACTER2 stands far back right in zone 3
@transition fade in black

Does that work? :relaxed:

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I’ll let you know thank you so much, I had to start a whole new story because my other one was so broken because I kept going back and forth to mobile and to episodeinteractive, so I’ll let you know if it works :smiley:

If you need any more help, feel free to just ask!

So my script is like this -
@YOU enters from left to screen right
&ASHLEY stands far back left in zone 1
&ASHTON stands far back right in zone 1
&CRISPIN stands far back center in zone 1
&DAVID stands far back left in zone 2
&DESTINY stands far back center in zone 2
&JEFF stands far back right in zone 2
&TINA stands far back right in zone 3
&TRAY stands far back center in zone 3

NOW, it’s saying there’s an error, that “far back…” isn’t a valid command.

Try back far left

Invalid spot it says lol.

Also if you want them to be there before YOU walks onto the screen, try this:

&ASHLEY stands back far left in zone 1 AND ASHLEY faces right
&ASHTON stands back far right in zone 1 AND ASHTON faces left
&DAVID stands far back left in zone 2
&JEFF stands far back right in zone 2
&TINA stands far back right in zone 3
&TRAY stands back left in zone 3
@transition fade in black
@YOU enters from left to screen right

Does this work? Also I removed Crispin and Destiny because there is no such back far center, but there is back right and back left as well.

OH WAIT, it’s saying invalid spot for ‘far back center’ lol

Yes, thank you, I just need to find a spot for them

Have you tried spot placements?

all the default screen positions:

@CHARACTER stands screen right
@CHARACTER stands screen center
@CHARACTER stands screen left
@CHARACTER stands upscreen left
@CHARACTER stands upscreen right
@CHARACTER stands back far left
@CHARACTER stands back left
@CHARACTER stands back right
@CHARACTER stands back far right

I got it now, thank you guys so much!

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