Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

alright thanks

whats your story called im currently writing one myself

hi would i be able to get a template on how to layer characters

Layer characters?? How does that work

idk but i want to find out how to position characters at different layers

HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

thank you

INT. BLACK - NIGHT
NARRATOR
Before we start, do you…
choice

"Walk with friends to school" {

EXT. JULES HOUSE - DAY
@SADA faces left
Sada (film_phone_happy_loop)
Tiago my baby
@LILLE enters from left to center

} “Walk alone” {

}
How is it wrong?

@Dara.Amarie Sorry but can i get really fast help

choice
“Cry…” {
@TRUST +1 {
}“Yell in Spanish!”{
@TRUST +1
}“Escape”{
@HATE +1
}

This won’t work

@Dara.Amarie I’m super confused.

INT. GRAND DINING TABLE4 - DAY
@overlay GRAND DINING TABLE 4 moves to layer 2
@LITTLE PAIGE stands screen center in zone 1 AND LITTLE PAIGE is talk_sit_doubtful
@BERTHA stands screen center in zone 1 AND BERTHA moves to layer 3 AND LITTLE PAIGE moves to layer 1

So when I tried out INT. GRAND DINING TABLE 4 - DAY
the character went behind the table, good, I wanted that
But then I wanted to have another character not sitting in the seats, but instead on a separate layer, so she is in front of character little paige how would I do that?

I tried making it an overlay but it said it didn’t exist

@Dara.Amarie I need help with a funeral scene. I don’t know where to start. What do I do?

Delete the empty line that’s right after the word choice. The first choice options needs to be on the same line as the word “choice” or on the very next line:

choice
"Walk with friends to school" {

Also, SADA needs to be in all caps here:

If you’re using an overlay that’s attached to the background, you need to use the background’s exact entire name as the overlay name.

@overlay INT. GRAND DINING TABLE4 - DAY to layer 2

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If you need a script template:
1- Script Template WORKSHOP
2- Hey guys! I will make you a script template! (OPEN!)

Thanks! That makes more sense!

Hey!

So this is a problem I’m having with my dressing game
This is the error

Here’s the script that led up to the error

    CHARMAGNE
What do I want to wear?

choice (DRESS1)
“Casual crown” {
@CHARACTER changes into CasualCrown

    CHARMAGNE (talk_excited_happy)
Nice!

    CHARMAGNE (talk_agree_happy)
Mom would approve.

} “Rebellious royal” {
@CHARACTER changes into Rebellingroyal

    CHARMAGNE (talk_excited_happy)
Awesome!

    CHARMAGNE (talk_primp_neutral)
I'm totally rocking this crop top!

} “Pretty princess” {
@CHARACTER changes into Perfectprincess

    CHARMAGNE (talk_excited_happy)
Wow!

    CHARMAGNE (talk_armsraised_neutral)
The paparazzi would love to see me in this


    CHARMAGNE
Do I want to wear this one?

"It's perfect!" {

if (DRESS1 is “Casual_Crown”) {

readerMessage You chose to impress your mother.
@CHARMAGNE is primp_neutral

} elif (DRESS1 is “Rebellious royal”) {

readerMessage You chose to impress your friends.
@CHARMAGNE is primp_neutral

} else (DRESS1 is “Pretty princess”) {

readerMessage You chose to impress the paparazzi.
@CHARMAGNE is primp_neutral
}

} “No, I want to try on the others!” {
goto dressing_game_1

Could you tell me what I did to cause the error?

else needs to be by itself: } else {

Where exactly would I put that? Could you just edit the script where I need to put that in?

The else part. Delete everything next to it so that the else is by itself exactly how the bolded part is in my reply above.

You are my hero :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: