Characters talking

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#1

Hey,
I’m trying to wright a story but as i’m writing I noticed that when I use a talking animation on my character, that they won’t stop doing the animation even after they’ve finished their dialogue. I don’t know how to fix this. Can someone help me?


#2

Make sure the animation doesn’t end in loop.
Loop will cause the action to repeat itself.


#3

@Sabrixms You can get help from the tutorials available in the portal…


#4

I tried without the loop and it says that the actions does not exist or is incorrect. I’m probably writing it wrong tho. Could you give me an example?


#5

I’ll look into that.
Thank you


#6

Your welcome :smiley:


#7

The loop animations basically repeat the characters action.

For example:

Gaius (talk_arms_crossed)
Why are you looking at me?

Gaius (talk_arms_crossed_loop)
Why are you looking at me?

talk_arms_crossed and talk_arms_crossed_loop are 2 different animations.

If you do the animation (talk_arms_crossed_loop), Gaius would continue to repeat that animation after his dialogue. It’s a loop.

The animation without the loop (talk_arms_crossed) would end the animation after his dialogue.
It doesn’t end in loop therefore, it’s not a looping or repeating action.


#8

What’s the action you’re trying to do?


#9

I have two characters talking to each other. I wanted one of them to talk neutral, but I could only find talk_neutral_loop.


#10

There is no talk_neutral_loop animation.

If you look on the side of your script;
Click Behaviors By Character
Clicking on a characters name in that list will show you all the animations the character can do.

There is a talk_neutral_arms_crossed_loop, If that’s something you’d be interested in.


#11

Thanks for the help and advice I’ll try it out.


#12

You’re Welcome!
Let me know if it works out. :blush:


#13

That depends on animation, I mean if you used for example talk_arms_crossed_loop the character will never stop talking you have to come with another animation after the line, for example:

ALLY (talk_arms_crossed_loop)
Hi there.

@ALLY is arms_crossed (this animation is just like idle but with your arms crossed)
Also you can put any animation you want.

I hope I could help you! :kissing_heart:


#14

Thank you very much. I’ll keep that in mind when writing.