Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

This is the exact code from my script. Yes, there is an option to see all outfits/hairstyles/lip shades through.

If you’re letting your readers go back and choose another choice after they have already gained a flag, then they will end up gaining multiple flags which results in the if/elif/else not working. Try using the choice name method: HOW TO: Remember Past Choices (if/elif/else)

Alright, so the else should be by itself?

Like this?

if (chose_outfit1) {

@LAUREN changes into Lauren episode 1 edgy

} elif (chose_outfit2) {

@LAUREN changes into Lauren episode 1 cool

} else) {

@LAUREN changes into Lauren episode 1 cute

}

Yes but remove that random parenthese right next to else

I’v seen episodes that has special choices. By pressing different areas of the screen you choose different things i’v seen this with padlocks and store settings before. Does anyone have any idea how I can code this into my story?

A Basic Guide to Tappable Overlays

Oh, oops, that was a spelling mistake. Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

Thank you so much!

So here’s the script when the chararacters rear whenever they want.

INT. BLACK - DAY

readerMessage

@cut to zone 2

@CALYPSO spot 0.840 210 215 in zone 2 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO is idle_rear

@zoom reset

&zoom on 458 331 to 166% in 2

@ASSIA stands back left in zone 2

@ASSIA faces right

    ASSIA (talk_afraid)
What's happening ?

    CALYPSO (talk_rear)
Help.

@zoom reset

@cut to zone 1

@ASSIA spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND ASSIA faces right

@CALYPSO spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO is idle_rear

    ASSIA (talk_shrug)
Why ?

    ASSIA (talk_gesture)
Everyone.

    ASSIA (talk_exhausted)
It's impossible.

    ASSIA (talk_sad_clutch)
We're too different.

    ASSIA (talk_sad)
There's nothing left to do.

@cut to zone 3

@CALYPSO spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND CALYPSO faces left

@ASSIA spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND ASSIA faces left AND ASSIA is idle_rear

    CALYPSO (talk_contend)
I don't.

    CALYPSO (talk_gesture)
Today.

    CALYPSO (talk_gossip)
I can.

    CALYPSO (talk_reassure)
Have faith.

@cut to zone 1

@ASSIA spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND ASSIA faces right

@CALYPSO spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO is idle_rear

@ASSIA is deepbreath THEN ASSIA is nod_loop

    ASSIA (laugh_chuckle)
I guess.

@cut to zone 3

@CALYPSO spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND CALYPSO faces left

@ASSIA spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND ASSIA faces left AND ASSIA is idle_rear

@pause for a beat

    CALYPSO (cough)
(I mean....)

@cut to zone 1

@ASSIA spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND ASSIA faces right

@CALYPSO spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO is idle_rear

    ASSIA (talk_awkward)
So... what's the program here?

@cut to zone 3

@CALYPSO spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND CALYPSO faces left AND ASSIA starts idle

@ASSIA spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND ASSIA faces left AND ASSIA is idle_rear
@CALYPSO is think

@pause for a beat

sound phone_text

@CALYPSO is primp_condescend

@ASHANI stands screen left in zone 4

@speechbubble is 209 301 to 100% with tail_top_right

    ASHANI
Already?

@speechbubble reset

    CALYPSO (eyeroll)
(Stupid.)

@speechbubble is 209 301 to 100% with tail_top_right

    ASHANI
I heard that.

@speechbubble reset

    CALYPSO (talk_startled)
How did you...?

@cut to zone 1

@ASSIA spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND ASSIA faces right

@CALYPSO spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO is idle_rear

    ASSIA (talk_shrug)
Did what?

@cut to zone 3

@CALYPSO spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND CALYPSO faces left

@ASSIA spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND ASSIA faces left AND ASSIA is idle_rear

@CALYPSO is idle

@speechbubble is 209 301 to 100% with tail_top_right

    ASHANI
It's connected.

    ASHANI
Our patients won't be able to hear our conversation.

@speechbubble reset

    CALYPSO (think)
(I guess)

    CALYPSO (think)
(How should I start?)

@speechbubble is 209 301 to 100% with tail_top_right

    ASHANI
Did you?

    ASHANI
Anythin?

@speechbubble reset

@CALYPSO is think

@pause for a beat

@cut to zone 1

@ASSIA spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND ASSIA faces right

@CALYPSO spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO starts idle_rear

@pause for 3

@cut to zone 3

@CALYPSO spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND CALYPSO faces left

@ASSIA spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND ASSIA faces right

    CALYPSO (think)
(Nothing.)

can somebody tell me how to start my own forum

Hi Dara! Since you’re a coding wizard I thought you might be able to help me with this.

So, I’m trying to give this scene a creepy vibe, so I thought of having fog move through the scene, but when I coded it the fog kept going not where I’d positioned it to be.

EXT. GROWINGUP MISTY FOREST GAZEBO - NIGHT with EFFECT SMOKE
@GALACTIC GIRL changes into Normal
@overlay EFFECT SMOKE shifts to 152 119
@overlay EFFECT SMOKE scales to 0.398 0.398
&cut to zone 2 AND GALACTIC GIRL spot 0.440 226 274 AND zoom on 558 194 to 502% in 0 AND GALACTIC GIRL is arms_crossed
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE shifts to -446 119 in 20 THEN overlay EFFECT SMOKE shifts to 152 119 in 20

It kept moving off the screen. Even when I changed the coordinates it kept going to the same place. -738 138, even though I hadn’t specified it to be there.

You need to add the zone number to the overlay shift command because the scene is in zone 2

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You’re using “@” and “is” when you are switching back and forth between their positions, which causes a pause each time before the dialogue starts. You need to always make them be either “idle” or “rear” every time you switch their positions and you need to use the word “starts” intead of “is”

@/ASSIA spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND ASSIA faces right and ASSIA starts idle
@/CALYPSO spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND CALYPSO faces right AND CALYPSO starts idle_rear

then when you switch them…

@/CALYPSO spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND CALYPSO faces left and CALYPSO starts idle
@/ASSIA spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND ASSIA faces left AND ASSIA starts idle_rear

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You can’t. You can pan from zone 1 to zone 3 in however many seconds you want to make it appear as if the background is faster, but then the pan will eventually stop once it gets to zone 3.

You should support this thread: FEATURE: Choosing Time for Looping Backgrounds

One of the hardest things is spotting kids, I don’t know how to set it out but I did spot the it but nothing changed

can you tell me how to start my own forum i cant figure it out @Dara.Amarie

If you’re talking about starting a new thread/topic, then all you have to do is just click on + New Topic in the top right corner of whichever section you want to post in.

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:open_mouth: Dara you’re back!

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I really need help with the coding to have a character enter a scene at a certain height. Help!
Pls&Thx :slight_smile:

Also tagging @Gabby.x

Spot Directing (Moving Characters Around)
Spot Walking (Walking w/Spot Direction)