Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

For the choice option to have more time, just pause for a certain amount of time. Or tell your readers to tap the screen when they are done reading. For this have the speech bubble at 0% so it doesn’t show up on screen.

Are you done reading?
“Yes” {

} “No, I need more time.” {

Okay, just tap the screen when you are finished.

@speechbubble is 160 160 to 0%

@speechbubble reset

When you have a speechbubble’s scale size at 0%, it does not show up on screen. So the background won’t change until someone taps the screen (like a tap to continue feature)

You don’t need to write continue. You can leave it blank or put in whatever you want to happen after they choose “yes”

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You’re welcome :blush:

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Please help me with point systems and adding two or more overlays :disappointed_relieved:

The points system:

Overlays Guide:


Hello, I’m trying to make the camera pan around a beach before my scene takes place, however, my character Poppy won’t swim from zone 1 to zone 2 like I want her to. The line ‘@follow POPPY…’ has a warning next to it.
My code:

@cut to zone 1
@EXTRA 2 spot 0.803 209 267 AND EXTRA 2 is tinker_kneel_loop
@POPPY spot 0.263 -41 511 AND POPPY is swim_rear
@follow POPPY to spot 0.371 176 425 in zone 2 AND POPPY is swim_rear
@remove POPPY

Please help!! Thanks

The follow command does not work with spots. You will have to pan to zone 2 while your character walks.

&pan to zone 2 in T
@POPPY walks to spot 0.371 176 425 in T in zone 2 and POPPY does it while swim_rear

in T is time in seconds, so both of those need to be the same number of seconds.

It works!!! Thank you so much! :grinning::grinning: I was also wondering how I could change in which direction she swims in the animation

Make her face left or right as she is swimming

@POPPY walks to spot 0.371 176 425 in T in zone 2 and POPPY faces left/right and POPPY does it while swim_rear

It’s ok thank you for having replied anyways :blush:

Thank you!!

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@PINK BABY SWADDLE moves to layer 5 isn’t a valid command

The layer command for overlays is:
@overlay PINK BABY SWADDLE to layer 2

Or you can just add “at layer 2” right after the zone when you added the overlay with the background name

INT. CLASSIC LIVING ROOM - DAY with PINK BABY SWADDLE to 0.755 212 121 in zone 2 at layer 2

No problem! :smile:

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Are you adding in the gain at the beginning of epsiode 2 by using the if/elif/else command?

Tbh, I don’t think you should have to since the CHAR changes into that outfit, it should stay like that throughout the story until they change again. But sometimes it doesn’t so to be safe I would add it in.

You’d have to use a window overlay.

I don’t think so. You’d have to make one yourself or find one. If you head over to the Resources subforum there are people there who share or even make overlays for everyone.

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Hey Dara, do you know what the deal is with rotating overlays while shifting them to a different zone? I had an overlay which I wanted to shift from zone 3 to zone 2 while spinning several times. The overlay would spin several times in zone 3 then the second it got to zone 2 it would stop spinning and just shift. I couldn’t figure out how to fix this without removing/replacing the overlay. Is there an easier way? Or do overlays not continuously shift between zones? I literally tried everything :joy:

Can I see what you have in your script?