Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

Honestly? Chelsea, your story description sounds intriguing, I want to learn more!

You need to have dialogue before a choice.

Oh really?! I wasn’t so sure because of the very few reads I have, but I’m glad you like it! (I’m smiling like an idiot lol)

Here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://episodeinteractive.com/s/6524977897930752

I’m not so good at writing/story-telling or descriptions, or anything of that sort, sorry. But you can head over to the Share Feedback section and ask around there.

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Make them walk while doing a rear walking animation

@CHARACTER walks to [spot] and CHARACTER faces left/right and CHARACTER does it while [animation]

You probably didn’t add the overlay correctly: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS

What does your scipt look like?

So my character has just hugged another character and I’d like for her to move closer to the character without her re doing the hug animation.

I’m not really sure if that makes sense but what I have is:

@CHARACTER spot xyz in 1 AND CHARACTER is hug_rear AND CHARACTER faces left

But when is use this my character ends up doing the hug animation again and also ends up standing once the animation is done.

Hope that makes sense any help please.

PS: I started my own thread too but I’m not sure if many people will see it.

So you want your character to just move but not while walking or doing the hug animation? Just have her do the animation idle or idle_rear whiling walking

@CHARACTER walks to [spot] and CHARACTER faces left/right and CHARACTER does it while idle

Okay I’ll try that.

@cut to zone 1
sound heartbeat
@zoom on 172 439 to 314% in 0
sound car_crash
@transition fade in red in 1
@pause for 0.1
sound firecrackling
@transition fade in red in 1
@transition fade in red in 1
sound scream_female_warped
@overlay FIRE2 create
@transition fade in red in 1
@overlay FIRE2 shifts to 1.280 160 in zone 1
@overlay FIRE2 scales to 0.7 0.7
@overlay FIRE2 opacity 1
@overlay FIRE2 to layer 2
@HUNTRESS3 moves to layer 1
sound gunshots3
@transition fade in red in 1
@pause for 10

It doesn’t work because I don’t want the character to move out of the end position I already put her in I want her to simply slide to the new position with no added animation.

If you want her to hug then move while still being in the last position of the hug animation, then you’d have to make your character into an overlay and shift the overlay

Overlays don’t work well with the background INT. BLACK - NIGHT and INT. WHITE - DAY. You’d have to upload your own black background and use that.

Thanks for the help.

ohhhhhhhhh okay thanks!

So I coded out a gem choice and in the ‘help form’ for gems, it says that the first gem choice is free for the players. But on both web and mobile previewer, it doesn’t show that the first gem choice is free. Will it be free when I publish it and a player read it?

Hi Dara! Is there a way to have zoom constantly moving in a scene and then stop in the next one? Like someone is on a train and there is narration, but I need the train moving. I don’t have any coding for it yet though, I just wish to know how to make sure it keeps happening throughout the scene as people are talking. If that’s even possible…

Could anyone tell me what’s wrong with this?
YOU (think_rubchin)
(What do I think Zoe should do?)
choice “Forget, it won’t work out” {
YOU (sigh_disappointed)
You should just leave him alone,
It won’t work out.
ZOE (talk_clutchchest_sad_loop)
Oh, I didn’t know you felt like that.
@ZOE is idle
@ZOE -1
readerMeasage Zoe -1
ALEXA (react_startled_subtle)
[NAME]! You should know by now!
That’s the last thing you should do!
ALEXA (talk_excited_happy)
I know what to do!
Why don’t you do something at the party?!
} “Do something at the party” {
YOU (talk_excited_happy)
I know,
You should do something at the party and maybe get to know him.
ZOE (talk_excited_happy)
Yes! That’s a great idea!
@ZOE +1
readerMeasage Zoe +1
ALEXA (talk_neutral)
So are you sure you have an outfit?
ZOE (think_rubchin)
I think so.
ALEXA (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)


So, in the story MATCHMAKER there is a background for the MC Cupid’s building. @Apes told me that the reception desk bg with the staircase, and the coffee table in zone 2 is a hidden background. Do u know the name of the bg as it isnt in the normal bg gallery thanks x

Nope, I can’t find this one but Dara for sure knows :slight_smile: she works for Episode.