Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

#3736

o frick, im stupid im sorry

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#3737

Hi

I’ve been having a problem with one of my scenes, which won’t show up on the preview online or on the app. The little box on the left says there are no errors but I recieved one of those emails saying that I’ve had an error for a while and that I can contact etc. etc if I need help. I can preview the episode online up until this scene and then the preview screen freezes and I get this whole paragraph thing of code. I’m new at writing on episode so I’m not really sure how to fix this.

Here’s the scene:

    EOGHAN (talk_neutral)
You are a seer. You see |italic, bold| visions .

    EOGHAN (talk_neutral)
Yet you can provide me no other description of the girl barring her eye color?

@reset hsl
&zoom on 488 367 to 190% in 0
&cut to zone 2
@CEANA is think
&pause for a beat

    NARRATOR
Pause.

EXT. LIGHTHOUSE - NIGHT

FILTER: Sunny

&set hsl 39 40 0 colorize with blendMode OVERLAY to 78%

&zoom reset
&CLARAA stands screen center AND CLARAA is arms_crossed
&CLARAA moves to layer 2

&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT create
&overlay 5366649648971776_BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT shifts to -102 -0 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay 5366649648971776_BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT scales to 0.967 0.967 in 0
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT opacity 1 in 0
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT to layer 5

&overlay FIRE COLUMN create
&overlay 5366649648971776_FIRE COLUMN shifts to -14 -6 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay 5366649648971776_FIRE COLUMN scales to 2.416 2.416 in 0
&overlay FIRE COLUMN opacity 1 in 0
&overlay FIRE COLUMN to layer 3

&overlay FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE create
&overlay 5366649648971776_FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE shifts to -207 -87 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay 5366649648971776_FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE scales to 1.578 1.578 in 0
&overlay FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay FIRE COLUMN to layer 4
&overlay FIRE COLUMN to layer 3

&overlay SPARKLE MAGIC create
&overlay 5366649648971776_SPARKLE MAGIC shifts to -242 37 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay 5366649648971776_SPARKLE MAGIC scales to 1.944 1.944 in 0
&overlay SPARKLE MAGIC opacity 1 in 0
&overlay SPARKLE MAGIC to layer 0
@transition fade in white in 0.5

@overlay WHITE create
@overlay 5366649648971776_SPARKLE MAGIC shifts to -242 37 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay 5366649648971776_SPARKLE MAGIC scales to 1 1 in 0
@overlay SPARKLE MAGIC opacity 0.9 in 0
@overlay SPARKLE MAGIC to layer 0

@overlay WHITE opacity 0 in 0.7

&overlay SMALL LIGHTNING create
&overlay 5366649648971776_SMALL LIGHTNING shifts to 40 40 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay 5366649648971776_SMALL LIGHTNING scales to 3.110 3.110 in 0
&overlay SMALL LIGHTNING opacity 1 in 0
&overlay SMALL LIGHTNING to layer 1

@overlay SMALL LIGHTNING opacity 0.7 in 0.5
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT opacity 0.7 in 0.5
&overlay FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE opacity 0.7 in 2

@overlay SMALL LIGHTNING opacity 1 in 1
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT opacity 1 in 1
&overlay 5366649648971776_FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE scales to 1.578 1.578 in 0

@overlay SMALL LIGHTNING opacity 0.7 in 0.5
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT opacity 0.7 in 0.5

@overlay WHITE create
@overlay WHITE shifts to -242 37 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay WHITE scales to 1 1 in 0
@overlay WHITE opacity 0.9 in 0
@overlay WHITE to layer 0

@overlay WHITE opacity 0 in 0.7

@overlay SMALL LIGHTNING opacity 1 in 1
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT opacity 1 in 1
&overlay FIRE COLUMN SIMPLE opacity 1 in 1

@overlay SMALL LIGHTNING opacity 0.7 in 0.5
&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING SPREAD OUT opacity 0.7 in 0.5

@overlay WHITE create
@overlay WHITE shifts to -242 37 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay WHITE scales to 1 1 in 0
@overlay WHITE opacity 0.9 in 0
@overlay WHITE to layer 6

@overlay WHITE opacity 0 in 0.7

&zoom on 162 370 to 230% in 0
@pause for a beat

@overlay WHITE create
@overlay WHITE shifts to -242 37 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay WHITE scales to 1 1 in 0
@overlay WHITE opacity 0.9 in 0
@overlay WHITE to layer 6

@overlay WHITE opacity 0 in 0.5
&zoom reset
@transition fade out white in 0.5
INT. WIZARD TOWER - DAY
&reset hsl
&CEANA stands screen center in zone 2 AND CEANA faces left
&EOGHAN stands screen left AND EOGHAN faces right
&JOAN stands screen center AND JOAN faces right AND JOAN is arms_crossed_angry
&cut to zone 2
&zoom on 488 367 to 190% in 0
@transition fade in white in 0.5

    CEANA (talk_shrug)
Yup. No other description.
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#3738

I finally got her in the scene but now I need her towards the counter in the back.

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#3739

can you show me how to use layers ?
example : @CHARACTER spot % X Y in zone # at layer
what does X and Y mean ?
and how do i know which layer i should use ?
example : if i want to put a character behind a desk .

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#3740

1- Spot Directing (Moving Characters Around)
2- Spot Walking (Walking w/Spot Direction)

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#3741

This is what X and Y is ; )

An example:
@CHAR spot 0.900 50 90 in zone 1 at layer 1

layer can be any number= -1, 1, 2, 3, etc.

If you want a character behind a desk, then the character is at a lower layer. So if you put the desk at layer 2, then the character would need to be at layer 1, making them behind the desk. However, if you want the character in front of the desk (and you have the desk at layer 2), then the character would need to be at layer 3, making them in front of the desk.

More on layers here: HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

Good luck with everything!

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#3742

how do i know if the desk is at layer 1 or 2 ?

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#3743

You choose the layer number : )

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#3744

okay , can you give me an example of the caption i am going to write please ?

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#3745

Hi. I am having a issue with my script. There are two characters and both of them are popping out of the scene when I just want their position to stay still itself. Can @Dara.Amarie or anyone help me with this script. (I separate the @ just in case no username will be connect to this)

@ set hsl 0 -100 0 no_colorize with blendMode NORMAL to 100%
EXT. JUVIE OLIVER ROW HOME - NIGHT

readerMessage Turn up your volume!

@ cut to zone 3

@ zoom on 699 509 to 223% in 5

sound ambient_crickets
volume sound 9 0

@ speechbubble is 166 199 to 89%

    NARRATOR
Everyone knows or think that most homes are full with love, happiness, peace and nothing more.

    NARRATOR
But is that really all the truth?

    NARRATOR
No.

    NARRATOR
It's far more then that.

@ LORETTA changes into Old Casual Black and White
@ LORETTA changes hair into High Ponytail

@ AUNT VIVIAN changes into MOTHER_default

sound off

@ transition fade out white 5
INT. JUVIE ROW HOME - NIGHT

music music_emotionalstringpop
volume sound 7 14

@ cut to zone 3

@ speechbubble is 160 398 to 89%

    NARRATOR
Underneath of every hidden masks are some homes are full with pain, loneliness and abandonment.

@ zoom on 699 509 to 104% in 4

@ pan to zone 2

@ pan to zone 1

readerMessage 15 Years Ago
readerMessage Time - 10:00 at night

@ AUNT VIVIAN spot 1.184 82 91 in zone 1 AND AUNT VIVIAN faces left
@ AUNT VIVIAN starts dustoff_loop

@ LORETTA spot 0.662 194 177 in zone 1 AND LORETTA faces left AND LORETTA is idle_sit_ankles_crossed
@ LORETTA is stand_up

@ LORETTA walks to spot 0.762 225 108 in 3 AND LORETTA faces left
@ LORETTA is think

#Remind Cannie to show and describe how pain, loneliness and abandonment all started

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#3748

Can you make one of those for me? I tried this one, and it just gave me error after error. I worked on it for over an hour, and I still can’t fix it. It’s just an orb spinning in a circle.

Picture not available

@overlay 5396360876654592_ORB2 shifts to 219 264
@overlay 5396360876654592_ORB2 scales to 0.615 0.615

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#3749

Hi @Dara.Amarie i need help with a scene between a staff and a ghost and i want to have a reflection between the staff and the ghost, can you help me with that


Something like this

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#3750

What do you mean by reflection? A reflection of the staff? Or to have the character become transparent?

  • For the reflection, you’ll need to upload a new overlay: the staff but a reversed version (like having it flip horizontally) then move it around in your scene and adjust the opacity
    @overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity % in #

  • If you want your character to become transparent, chack out @Dara.Amarie 's thread here
    How to "FADE" Characters

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#3751

the ghost is going to look at the staff when it’s appear

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#3752

Ill Try That. Thank You!

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#3753

The web previewer gets glitchy at times and creates a weird error code on top of the previewer but this is usually solved by refreshing the page or restarting the browser you’re using. You should be able to test this in the app. If it’s not letting you then the only reason why you wouldn’t be able to test this in the app is if it’s telling you you have an error in your script. If you don’t have an error (meaning there isn’t a red error message on the left with a red x in your script), then you can test this out in the app.

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#3754

You would need the counter to be an overlay if you want your character behind it.

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#3755

What do you mean by this? Can you explain a bit more?

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#3756

Okay. My mistake I explained it wrong. I have AUNT VIVIAN in zone 1 which her spot position stay still perfectly instead of popping in the screen every time when is pan to zone 2 and pan to zone 1 but for LORETTA in zone 1 one as well I want her siting in the couch but when it pan to zone 2 and 1 she automatically pop there instead of actually staying in the couch sitting. I don’t know if I’m explaining it better but yeah.

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#3757

So you want them to already be in their spots doing their animations before you pan to the zone?

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