Background characters help me!


#1

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


#2

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


#3

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:


#4

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:


#5

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


#6

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.


#7

Try back far left


#8

Invalid spot it says lol.


#9

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.


#10

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


#11

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


#12

Have you tried spot placements?


#13

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


#14

I got it now, thank you guys so much!