# Car Driving Coding Help

I feel like such a pain with all these topics I’m posting But I’ve spent the past hour trying to solve this myself but I’m having no luck at all.

Can anyone help me? I’ve never tried moving a car, so this is my first time.

The car is moving perfectly, however, Kady and Joe are like a second too quick for the car. I’ve tried making them move slower and faster, but nothing is working.

EXT. TRAILER PARK 2 - DAY with WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to 7 -77 in zone 2
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE moves to layer 2
&JOE spot 0.572 118 72 in zone 2 AND JOE faces left AND JOE moves to layer 1 AND JOE is idle AND KADY spot 0.462 100 115 in zone 2 AND KADY faces left AND KADY moves to layer 0 AND KADY is idle
@pause for 2
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -123 -77 in 5
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&JOE walks to spot 0.572 122 78 in zone 1 in 5 AND JOE is idle AND KADY walks to spot 0.462 98 121 in zone 1 in 5 AND KADY is idle

@pause for 2
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -123 -77 in zone 2 in 5
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&JOE walks to spot 0.572 122 78 in zone 1 in 5 AND JOE is idle AND KADY walks to spot 0.462 98 121 in zone 1 in 5 AND KADY is idle

You probably missed out stating the zone. Whichever zone you want your car to move to.

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Thank you for responding.

The car is placed in zone 2 and I want it to move to zone 1 which the car is moving perfectly fine. Its the characters that I can’t seem to get to move in sync with the car. They’re like a second a head.

I tried to get an image of them. Of course they need to be sat in the seats and moving with the car.

Have you tried putting the characters on the spot you wanted to before the scene start?
If your characters aren’t “sitting” in the car before, it will not be in sync.

Sorry, I can’t grasp what you mean.

They do end up where they’re supposed to be once the car and characters stop moving.

I’ve placed the characters in zone 2 out of the way until the car moves.

Here is the full script for this specific scene.

music ext_suburbs_quiet
EXT. TRAILER PARK 2 - DAY with WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to 7 -77 in zone 2
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE moves to layer 2
&JOE spot 0.572 118 72 in zone 2 AND JOE faces left AND JOE moves to layer 1 AND JOE is idle AND KADY spot 0.462 100 115 in zone 2 AND KADY faces left AND KADY moves to layer 0 AND KADY is idle
@pause for 2
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -123 -77 in 5
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&JOE walks to spot 0.572 122 78 in zone 1 in 5 AND JOE is idle AND KADY walks to spot 0.462 98 121 in zone 1 in 5 AND KADY is idle

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And looking at your characters spots, it seems that you didn’t do the calculations.
@CHARACTER walks to spot % x y in zone # in [time]

Your y spot for Joe was 72, but when Joe moves, his y spot is 78. Same goes to Kady.

The distance between Joe and Kady, in comparison to their x spot, was 18.
While the distance of Joe and Kady when they move was 24.

And your car may be moving much longer distance than your characters, so probably you can try moving your car faster if your characters are moving too fast.

Or just shift your car to the front more since your characters are out of the car.

Unfortunately I’m not having the best of luck with this.

maybe this will help

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could you post the overlay so I can upload and test it and see what’s happening? Also are you starting in zone 1 and having them drive into the scene? or drive through the scene?

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Hi Elaina2, thank you for responding.

Someone managed to code it for me, however I am now having an issue getting the car to drive off scene from zone 1.

Would you be able to help with that?

The same thing is happening again and the character isn’t in sync with the car, but he is moving, and so is the car.

Here is the script.

EXT. TRAILER PARK 2 - DAY with WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE to 0.748 -125 -77 in zone 1 at layer 2
&JOE spot 0.572 118 72 in zone 1 AND JOE faces left AND JOE moves to layer 1 AND JOE is idle AND KADY spot 0.574 79 128 in zone 1 AND KADY moves to layer -1 AND KADY is idle_rear
@pause for a beat
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -456 -77 in 5
&overlay 4777159825948672_WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&JOE walks to spot 0.572 -77 72 in zone 1 in 5 AND JOE is idle AND KADY faces left AND KADY is idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop

And the overlay and background used.

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Yes I can! checking it now.

It was difficult to do it since the car overlay wasn’t a png so I tried to make it one and it didn’t work out so good but I think I made it still work even though I couldn’t really see the car lol And I wasn’t really sure why she was rear in the beginning but just assumed maybe you were trying to make it look like shes getting out of the car? so I didn’t mess with that.

EXT. TRAILER PARK 2 - DAY
&zoom reset
&cut to zone 1
&JOE spot 0.572 118 72 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND JOE faces left AND JOE is idle AND KADY spot 0.574 79 128 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND KADY is idle_rear
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE create
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -125 -77 in zone 1
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE moves to layer 2
@pause for a beat
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -456 -77 in 5
&JOE walks to spot 0.572 -77 72 in zone 1 in 2.9 AND JOE does it while idle AND KADY faces left AND KADY is idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop

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Thank you so much!

Yeah, I wanted her to get out

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ahh i see ok lol well then in that case, I changed the script, also because I felt like the car was going way too slow and I added some things.

EXT. TRAILER PARK 2 - DAY
&zoom reset
&cut to zone 1
&JOE spot 0.572 118 72 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND JOE faces left AND JOE is idle_loop AND KADY spot 0.568 108 67 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND KADY is idle_loop AND KADY faces left
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE create
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -125 -77 in zone 1
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE scales to 0.748 0.748
&overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE moves to layer 2
@transition fade in black in 1

&KADY spot 0.568 105 75 in zone 1 AND KADY starts step_right_rear AND KADY faces left THEN pause for 0.5 THEN KADY walks to spot 0.568 126 114 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND KADY does it while idle_rear AND KADY faces left THEN pause for 1 THEN KADY faces left AND KADY starts idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop
@pause for 2.33
sound car_leaving
@overlay WHITE SIDE CAR REVERSE shifts to -456 -77 in 3 AND JOE walks to spot 0.572 -77 72 in zone 1 in 1.8 AND JOE does it while idle_box_carry_neutral_loop

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Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

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No problem hun!

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