hi, i’ve always been an INK writer. but with the limelight features i’ve decided to give limelight a try and i’m writing a story on it. i have a problem though…
how did you guys learn the animations?
i learned INK ones cause there aren’t much of them but limelight does have a lot, so, for limelights writers, how did you do it?
thank u in advance!!
what do you mean, “learn” them as in remember? If that’s what you’re talking about then
here’s what I do
Basically I have a few of my i guess “mains” the ones that I use a lot so I basically remember those. and once you start scrolling through you’ll know which ones you’re looking for.
Hope this helps!
yep, as remember.
it’s just that for ex, i didn’t know there was an animation to pickup something. and as INK has that animation called “reach_kneel” i used the limelight animation for reach, instead of the pickup one. having to do a whole thing for it to work, but if i had remembered it had the animation i needed, i wouldn’t have had to waste time.
i hope that clears out things.
Yeah, but there’s always the side bar where you can look at all animations!
As someone who use to be an INK writer and now writes in LL, the best way I was able to move over was just practice. I know that seems really basic, but I knew that some of the talking animations were the same (like neutral, apathetic) and would use the auto finish when the option was there. I still do talk_gesture for LL sometimes out of habit >.<
I usually type in the animation into the bracket like this talk_, then I scroll down the list that pops up. I go to the side bar as well and type the animation the same way too. I use the animation art catalog to sort of memorise what the aniamtions are and what they look like.
They mean to learn it quicker/off by heart.
I learn the entire coding by having a bunch of tabs open while I’m writing. I have a tab for the script, a tab for the story itself, a tab to switch between characters and outfits, TWO tabs to switch between backgrounds, overlays, and animations, so I always have 2 of these 3 open at all times to view through and I use the filters. So, like, “standing animations” “happy animations” Take it all a section at a time.
I have other tabs open, too, for research purposes, for the forums, and for other google searches, LOL
I do the same thing as well. It helped out so much.