Characters Moving With Overlay


#1

Hello!
I’m having trouble with a scene that I’m trying to direct where two characters are driving off screen in a car. I am able to get the car to move but the characters are not. I’ve tried looking at multiple topics, but nothing seems to be working. Here’s part of my script:

&GRAYSON walks to spot 0.824 149 48 in 3.0 AND GRAYSON does it while idle AND LAUREN walks to spot 0.773 56 48 in 3.0 AND LAUREN does it while idle
@overlay GREYCAR shifts to 236 -128 in 3.0


#2

Maybe switch them around and make the car with & and the characters with @


#3

You don’t need to do walking you need change your character spot.
Ex:
@GRAYSON spot 0.824 149 48
@GRAYSON spot 0.824 219 48
And etc.

I hope you will understand what I trying to say.
And sorry if my english is bad


#4

#5

@Caitlynengh this should work, there’s nothing wrong with your script (maybe spots?) PM me your full scene


#7

EXT. CAMPUS QUAD EAST - DAY
@pan to zone 3 in 0.0

&overlay GREYCAR create
&overlay GREYCAR shifts to -239 -128 in zone 2
&overlay GREYCAR to layer 4
&overlay GREYCAR scales to 1.020 1.020
&overlay GREYCAR opacity 1 in 0

&LAUREN spot 0.271 236 380 in zone 3 AND LAUREN faces left AND LAUREN starts idle
&LAUREN moves to layer 2
&CC spot 0.266 222 380 in zone 3 AND CC faces left AND CC starts idle
&CC moves to layer 1
&GRAYSON spot 0.824 149 48 in zone 2 AND GRAYSON faces right AND GRAYSON starts idle_smoking
&GRAYSON moves to layer 3

@transition fade in black in 1
@pause for a beat
@LAUREN walks to spot 0.271 175 375 in 3 AND LAUREN does it while walk_talk_happy AND CC walks to spot 0.266 159 378 in 3 AND CC does it while walk_talk_happy
@pause for 1.3
&LAUREN starts think
CC (talk_neutral)
Oh my god.
@pause for a beat
@pan to zone 2 in 1.5
@zoom on 585 23 to 148% in 1.5
@pause for 2
@pan to zone 3 in 0.0

    CC (talk_flirt)
Go get 'em tiger.

&LAUREN starts eyeroll_subtle
@pause for a beat
@pan to zone 2 in 0.0
@zoom on 640 0 to 135% in 0
&LAUREN spot 0.773 360 148 in zone 2
@pause for a beat
&GRAYSON starts flirt_shy
&LAUREN walks to spot 0.773 283 148 in zone 2
@pause for 1.5
LAUREN (talk_arms_crossed)
What are you doing?
GRAYSON (talk_think)
Sitting, breathing, talking–
LAUREN (talk_exhausted)
Could you not be a smart ass for one minuet?
&GRAYSON starts think
@pause for 2
GRAYSON (talk_shrug)
Nope.
LAUREN (talk_arms_crossed_angry)
What are you doing here?
GRAYSON (talk_neutral)
I go to school here.
LAUREN (talk_pound_chest)
| bold | GRAYSON.
&GRAYSON starts laugh_chuckle
@pause for 2
&LAUREN starts think
GRAYSON (talk_gossip)
I’m here to pick you up.
LAUREN (talk_apathetic)
I don’t believe I agreed to this.
GRAYSON (talk_happy_hand_raised)
Pretty please?
&LAUREN starts think
@pause for 2
LAUREN (eyeroll_subtle)
Fine.
&GRAYSON starts flirt_shy
&LAUREN faces right AND LAUREN walks to spot 0.773 410 110 in zone 2
@pause for a beat
&LAUREN faces left AND LAUREN spot 0.863 410 62
&LAUREN moves to layer 5 AND LAUREN walks to spot 0.863 40 49 in zone 2
@pause for 4

&zoom on 320 0 to 135% in 2
&LAUREN moves to layer 2 AND LAUREN faces right
&LAUREN walks to spot 0.773 56 65
@pause for 2
LAUREN (eyeroll)
Start driving, already.
GRAYSON (flirt_wink)
Yes m’am.

&GRAYSON walks to spot 0.824 149 48 in 3.0 AND GRAYSON does it while idle AND LAUREN walks to spot 0.773 56 48 in 3.0 AND LAUREN does it while idle
@overlay GREYCAR shifts to 236 -128 in 3.0

@pause for 4


#8

You need to add the zone number to the overlay shift command


#9

Thanks! But how would I get the characters to move as well, they are staying in the same place still?


#10

You need to also add the zone number to your characters.

&GRAYSON walks to spot 0.824 149 48 in zone # in 3.0 AND GRAYSON does it while idle AND LAUREN walks to spot 0.773 56 48 in zone # in 3.0 AND LAUREN does it while idle
@overlay GREYCAR shifts to 236 -128 in zone # in 3.0


#11

It’s working now thank you to everyone who replied!!


#12