Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

#365

I’m a bit late, but


I think the best thing to do is a

IF (skincolor = x) {} and for each one put a different overlay

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#366

The problem with doing this is that in order to remember the skin color, you can only use gains and not the (choicename is “Choice Option”) method. But with gains you’d have to add a yes/no choice inside each skin option and put a gain inside the yes choices which gets pretty messy and will annoy readers when choosing skin colors. But then again even that won’t work because what if a reader wants to go back (after choosing) and change their skin color, then they’d be gaining multiple gains. So that’s why you can’t use those selfie overlays if you have readers customize their characters.

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#367

Ah, thank you so much! Xx

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#368

Hi again, I’m needing help with overlays, :slight_smile:

So I’m wondering how to place overlays because the directing helper tells you how to shift it but not put it there from the start.

@overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -26 81
@overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 0.658 0.658

How would I put the overlay there from the start, so it doesn’t move?

Xx

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#369

So do this.
BACKGROUND NAME with DESK SCIENCE to 0.658 -26 81

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#370

@overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -26 81
-26 81 is x y

@overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 0.658 0.658
0.658 is the scale size

If you want to place the overlay by adding it to the background name, the code looks like this:
BACKGROUND NAME with OVERLAY to [scale] x y

so…

BACKGROUND NAME with DESK SCIENCE to 0.658 -26 81

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#371

@EpisodeAfra @Dara.Amarie
Thank you both! xx

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#372

Hey Dara! So remember when I asked you how to create a twin. Well for the twin, how do we test the story out to see if it worked? Cause she only appears deeper into my story and I’m still not at that part.

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#373

Can you teach us how to make choices that cost diamonds or if you can’t make diamond choices can you make that possible? And can you teach us how, once you make it possible?

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#374

Place her right next to the main twin while your testing that part out. When you’re done testing place her offscreen again

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#375

Diamond choices are only for Episode originals, featured stories, or authors who are on the payment program.

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#376

Thanks a lot! So one more thing, if the readers don’t click on all customization options then the twin would look a bit different right??

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#377

If the twin originally looks exactly like the MC before the customization, then they will still look the same even if readers don’t click on all options. So if a reader doesn’t choose a face shape, then the MC’s and twin’s face shape will stay the same.

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#378

Thanks for that!

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#379

Welcome! :blush:

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#380

Hey, I’m new here and I have 2 questions
1.How to make character’s speeech bubble look like narrator’s?
2.How to add text effects to story?

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#381

To make a character’s speech bubble look like the narrator’s, you’d would use NARRATOR with the character’s name next to it inside parentheses like this:

NARRATOR (CHARACTER)
Dialogue.

But this only works with characters with just one name. It won’t work if your character has a 2 part name or has spaces in the name. So NARRATOR (MR SMITH) will not work.

In the script on the right underneath the behaviors list, there is a list of text effects you can use. To add them, just put them inside these straight brackets | | right before the text you want to have effects

CHARACTER
|bold| I hate you!

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#382

Thank you!you can’t imagine how much time I spent searching for answers : )

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#383

That worked perfectly! Thanks so much

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#384

Hi Dara, I need some more help, :frowning:

I’m doing a science explosion scene in my story but it’s not really working properly.

@CHRISTOPHER starts startled_surprised and ISABELLA starts shocked
sound explosion_small
@overlay EFFECT SMOKE create
@overlay EFFECT SMOKE shifts to 0.397 -383 122
@overlay EFFECT SMOKE opacity 1
music alarm2
@cut to zone 1
@zoom on 253 210 to 273% in 0

    KORSMAN (talk_call_out)
FIRE ALARM!

So it does the animations and the explosion noise then stops and freezes. It doesn’t create the overlays but just plays the alarm.

How do I get the overlay to show and how do I stop it from basically stopping?

Thank you xox

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