Characters appearing


#1

Hey guys!
I was just wondering how to make my characters appear in a scene straight away?
From example -
When I start a new scene with a different background, the characters always take a few seconds to pop up.
I’ve seen in stories that it’s possible to have characters already in scenes, I just can’t figure it out :frowning:

This is the coding -

INT. BLUE SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
@zoom on 0 235 to 112% in 0
@transition iris in 5
@zoom on 0 235 to 112% in 0
&CHARLOTTE spot 0.749 235 214 AND AMBER is talk_unsure
@AMBER faces right
&AMBER spot 0.749 166 210 AND AMBER is listen
&VIOLET spot 0.749 -86 215

Thank you so much!


#2

Put the @CHARACTER spot before the transition iris
Like this
@CHARACTER spot
&transition iris
Use the & instead of @ with the transition


#3

&transition iris didn’t work :frowning:


#4

Did you try &transition iris in black in 5?


#5

yeah, it’s not working for some reason :*(


#6

I don’t have my laptop handy so I can’t double check myself, but try using @ instead of &


#7

Remove the “in” between 5 and black


#8

Remove the “in”


#9

You need to put your characters, zooms and cuts before the transition and use the & sign:

INT. BLUE SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
&CHARLOTTE spot 0.749 235 214
&AMBER spot 0.749 166 210 AND AMBER faces right AND AMBER is animation *
&VIOLET spot 0.749 -86 215
&zoom on 0 235 to 112% in 0
@transition iris in black in 5

You can’t use the & sign before the transition command.


#10

@CHARACTER stands (position) AND CHARACTER faces (direction) and does it while (animation)

or

@CHARACTER stands (position) AND CHARACTER faces direction

@CHARACTER is animation


#11