Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

#1074

You have all your characters placed at spot 0.704 414 195.
414 is a spot that is offscreen to the right. Change that x coordinate to anything between 0 and 320 (those are onscreen)

#1075

Ok. I’ll have to check this out tomorrow and see if I can figure it out. Thank you. This is helpful.

#1076

Oh okay thanks :joy:

#1077

How do you make characters hold clothes like in the story It starts with a bra?
If it is possible
EDIT: the story title changed its now the bad boy stole my bra or something like that

#1078

Um, I know your an official Episode director, I was wondering if you directing The Baby Project ? If so, do you know how to recreate the lunch scene at the end of the story?

#1079

Those were most likely overlays, in which case you can learn how to use them here:
A Guide to Using and Animating OVERLAYS

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#1080

What part of the lunch scene?

#1081

Just the cafteria background and table.

#1082

Well the background and table overlay are only for Episode original/featured stories. You can try to find a similar cafeteria background and then try to make your own table overlay or request one from Resources.

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#1083

Thank you!

#1084

I tried to fix it. While it shows that there are no errors, when I am playing it, it totally skips a whole section. Let me post the section that has the error. I am frustrated because I never did a choice with an if/elif branch and I am confused how to do it. Thank you for your patience in helping me figure it out.
Here is the script:
choice
“Go to the park”{
EXT. GRIFFITH PARK - DAY
@pan to zone 2
@cut to zone 1
sound ambient_outdoors_lp
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
&LAURA spot 1.25 -100 -12 AND LAURA faces right AND CARA spot 1.24 -175 -12 AND CARA faces right
@pause for a beat
&LAURA walks to spot 1.25 112 4 in 2 AND CARA walks to spot 1.24 195 6 in 2
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@CARA faces left
@LAURA moves to layer 1
@CARA moves to layer 2
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
CARA (talk_neutral)
This is Central Park. I think this would be a good spot to try out the ring again.
CARA (talk_neutral)
It is pretty quiet and no one will be suspicious.
@pause for a beat
CARA (talk_neutral)
To be honest, when we tried out your ring last time, we took a risk doing it in public.
LAURA (talk_sheepish)
Do you think people realized what was going on.
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
I think if they did, we would know about it.
&LAURA is deepbreath
LAURA (talk_unsure)
Do you think we should be concerned.
CARA (talk_reassure)
Let us just forget about it.
LAURA (talk_gesture)
Alright, this is nice. Do you come here often?
CARA (talk_happy_agree)
Not as often as I would like but I do enjoy it when I do.
@LAURA is think
@pause for a beat
LAURA (talk_think)
If I lived here, I would want to come here every day.
@LAURA is idle_awkward
CARA (talk_happy_agree)
I totally understand that.
LAURA (talk_gesture)
Anyhow, I touch it like this and…
@pause for a beat
sound off
@transition fade out black in 2
EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD - DAY
sound ext_countryromanticwaterfall_day
&LAURA spot 1.25 112 4 THEN LAURA faces right AND LAURA starts idle
&CARA spot 1.24 169 6 THEN CARA faces right AND CARA starts idle
@LAURA moves to layer 1
@CARA moves to layer 2
CARA (talk_afraid)
This is very weird. I do not see the New York City skyline anywhere.
CARA (talk_unsure)
I guess we are in an angle that is blocking it??
@pause for a beat
&CARA walks to spot 1.24 234 9 in 1
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
CARA (talk_shrug)
Maybe we should walk around more?
LAURA (talk_unsure)
I suppose we may do that.
LAURA (think)
(I guess I should just humor her. This experience has been shocking enough for both of us.)
@LAURA is idle
EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD LOOP - DAY
&CARA spot 1.25 247 15 AND CARA faces right AND LAURA spot 1.25 128 3 AND LAURA faces right
&LAURA is walk_talk_happy AND CARA is walk_talk_happy
@pause for a beat
CARA (walk_talk_happy)
Let us keep on going and see what we find.
LAURA (walk_talk_happy)
Alright.
@transition fade out black in 2
INT. BLACK - DAY
NARRATOR
40 minutes later…
@pause for a beat
EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD - DAY
&LAURA spot 1.25 128 5 AND LAURA faces right AND LAURA is idle
&CARA spot 1.24 247 6 AND CARA faces right AND CARA is idle
CARA (talk_exhausted)
I am convinced. Let’s go back home.
&LAURA starts idle
LAURA (talk_gesture)
I am touching the ring again.
@pause for a beat
sound off
@transition fade out black in 2
EXT. PARK AMPITHEATER - DAY
@pause for a beat
sound ext_farmersmarket_day
@LAURA spot 1.25 130 2 AND LAURA faces right
@CARA spot 1.24 247 6 AND CARA faces right
@pause for a beat
CARA (talk_afraid)
Let’s hope no one saw us. Let’s go.
@LAURA starts deepbreath
@pause for a beat
LAURA (talk_awkward)
Um…yes.
@pause for a beat
@transition fade out black in 2
INT. MOD APARTMENT - DAY with BLUE LOUNGE CHAIR to 0.725 88 154 in zone 1 at layer 2
if (stay_hotel) {
@cut to zone 2
&LAURA spot 0.512 162 261 AND LAURA faces left AND CARA spot 0.501 57 302 AND CARA faces right
&CARA is idle AND LAURA is sit
@speechbubble is 193 325 to 78% with tail_bottom_left
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
I guess it is time for us to talk about what brought me here…
&zoom on 352 118 to 159% in 0
@speechbubble is 236 399 to 78% with tail_bottom_left
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
I am sure you have questions…
@speechbubble reset
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
Oh I have tons of questions…
CARA (talk_neutral)
However, I feel like you’re not ready to share with me all the answers yet.
@zoom on 490 253 to 545% in 0
@LAURA is idle_awkward
@pause for 2
&zoom on 352 118 to 159% in 0
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
I just barely know you…
CARA (talk_shrug)
It’s alright.
CARA (talk_shrug)
It’s not really my place to interrogate you.
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
Yeah. But you’ve been really helpful and kind to me.
LAURA (talk_sit)
So I want to tell you things…
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
Even if I am a bit reluctant…
CARA (talk_sheepish)
Look…
CARA (talk_neutral)
I realize all this must be hard.
CARA (talk_gossip)
I mean, my life sure has gotten a lot more interesting since I ran into you.
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
Quite literally…
@CARA is laugh_giggle
CARA (talk_shrug)
But Laura.
CARA (talk_neutral)
While you don’t have to tell me everything right now,
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
If I’m going to be helping you.
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
I’m going to need you to start trusting me.
CARA (talk_sheepish)
Just like I’m trying to trust you with the whole time travel thing…
CARA (talk_exhausted)
I don’t really understand it…
CARA (talk_shrug)
But something is definitely going on,
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
And I want to be around when we find out what that is!
&LAURA is talk_sit_sheepish
CARA (talk_neutral)
So-
@CARA walks to spot .5 66 304 in 1 AND CARA does it while walk_rear THEN CARA is sit AND CARA spot 0.500 65 289 AND CARA faces right
CARA (talk_sit)
Instead of me asking questions.
CARA (talk_sit)
Why don’t you just tell me what you want to.
@zoom on 490 253 to 545% in 0
&LAURA is deepbreath
LAURA (talk_neutral)
Alright.
LAURA (talk_unsure)
This is a difficult issue for me to talk about…
LAURA (talk_neutral)
But I feel like you are being understanding.
LAURA (deepbreath)
So here I go…
} elif (go_home) {
INT. MOD APARTMENT - DAY with BLUE LOUNGE CHAIR to 0.725 88 154 in zone 1 at layer 2
@cut to zone 2
&LAURA spot 0.512 162 261 AND LAURA faces left AND CARA spot 0.501 57 302 AND CARA faces right
&CARA is idle AND LAURA is sit
@speechbubble is 190 388 to 78% with tail_bottom_left
CARA (talk_sheepish)
Ok, now I know you are definitely from 1810.
CARA (talk_neutral)
However, I do not understand why you feel you cannot talk to your parents about this.
&LAURA spot 0.512 162 261
&zoom on 352 118 to 159% in 0
@speechbubble is 236 399 to 78% with tail_bottom_left
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
I am sure you have questions…
@speechbubble reset
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
Oh I have tons of questions…
CARA (talk_neutral)
However, I feel like you’re not ready to share with me all the answers yet.
@zoom on 490 253 to 545% in 0
@LAURA is idle_awkward
@pause for 2
&zoom on 352 118 to 159% in 0
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
I just barely know you…
CARA (talk_shrug)
It’s alright.
CARA (talk_shrug)
It’s not really my place to interrogate you.
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
Yeah. But you’ve been really helpful and kind to me.
LAURA (talk_sit)
So I want to tell you things…
LAURA (talk_sit_sheepish)
Even if I am a bit reluctant…
CARA (talk_sheepish)
Look…
CARA (talk_neutral)
I realize all this must be hard.
CARA (talk_gossip)
I mean, my life sure has gotten a lot more interesting since you ran into me.
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
Quite literally…
&LAURA is talk_sit_sheepish
LAURA
Sorry about that…
@CARA is laugh_giggle
CARA
No worries.
CARA (talk_shrug)
But Laura.
CARA (talk_neutral)
While you don’t have to tell me everything right now,
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
If I’m going to be helping you.
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
I’m going to need you to start trusting me.
CARA (talk_sheepish)
Just like I’m trying to trust you with the whole time travel thing…
CARA (talk_exhausted)
I don’t really understand it…
CARA (talk_shrug)
But something is definitely going on,
CARA (talk_arms_crossed)
And I want to be around when we find out what that is!
&LAURA is talk_sit_sheepish
CARA (talk_neutral)
So-
@CARA walks to spot .5 66 304 in 1 AND CARA does it while walk_rear THEN CARA is sit AND CARA spot 0.500 65 289 AND CARA faces right
CARA (talk_sit)
Instead of me asking questions.
CARA (talk_sit)
Why don’t you just tell me what you want to.
@zoom on 490 253 to 545% in 0
&LAURA is deepbreath
LAURA (talk_neutral)
Okay.
LAURA (talk_unsure)
I think I can tell you a little more but I am not ready to reveal the whole story yet.
readerMessage Laura is having a little trouble trusting Cara because of the way Cara treated her at first.
}
@transition fade out black in 2

#1085

I have one more question:
Do you know anybody with the Mean Girls hidden backgrounds in their drive?

I need one for my story - but I can’t remember which one.

#1086

So I copied and pasted it and the error says that it’s missing a bracket. Is that the same error message you’re getting?

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#1087

Maybe I fixed that. Let me see if I can post it tomorrow the version I fixed. Sorry for the confusion!

#1088

How do you get a background to spiral?

#1089

I’m using INT. SCHOOL OFFICE OL - DAY and am trying to have someone sitting at the desk and someone standing in front of it but the I can’t get them to not be under the desk. I tried moving them up to higher layers but it didn’t make a difference. Is it possible to do what I’m trying to do?

#1090

for me else isn’t working it just goes to the last elif in the script what is happening?

#1091

For your spiral qustion, are you talking about a type of transition?

Are you resetting story progress when you test out your gains?

#1092

Since the overlay is part of the background, you’ll have to use the background name as the overlay name and layer that.

INT. SCHOOL OFFICE OL - DAY with INT. SCHOOL OFFICE OL - DAY at layer #

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#1093

Gotcha, thank you.