Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

No, because I can’t spot them in the preview

Try zooming out all the way to see if your overlays are somewhere else in the scene

Already tried that. I don’t know what to do…

Hey Dara is there a way the readers can pick their gender

Check the original post in this thread

What

Does it work with other overlays?

Read my original post in this thread and look at the templates I have

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OKay

Yes, i used an overlay before this scene and it’s perfectly working.

I mean with that specific scene with the exact same coding. Try switching out the overlays with overlays that you have used before.

Hey again! I wasn’t sure if I explained it correctly, but anyway I killed few more hours and made it work. I made new road overlays, half of the screen this time and the code was:
&overlay ROAD1 shifts to 0 282 in 3 THEN overlay ROAD1 shifts to 0 -285 in 0 THEN overlay ROAD1 shifts to 0 0 in 3 loop INFINITE times
&overlay ROAD2 shifts to 0 0 in 3 THEN overlay ROAD2 shifts to 0 282 in 3 THEN overlay ROAD2 shifts to 0 -285 in 0 loop INFINITE times

I don’t know if you started to look into it, if you did - sorry for waste of time :slight_smile:

I did the same, but with different overlays and it worked! I just can’t understand why isn’t it working with the overlays I want.

Where can I find the most updated character customization (i figured if anyone knows it would be someone here)

Hey Dara
Thanks for the help last time xx I love you so much omg

I have another problem now. How I I bring characters forward.
Eg. I want the girl in the front (CHARMAGNE) to be behind the blonde girl her legs are infront of (BACKGROUND1)

image

Here’s the script
INT. THE HAMILL BALLROOM - DAY
&NATASHA spot 0.848 322 186 in zone 1
&NATASHA starts talk_apathetic
&MAX spot 0.866 240 187 in zone 1
&MAX faces right
&MAX starts talk_neutral
&RIA spot 0.326 184 345 in zone 2
&RIA is talk_argue_defensive
&ELLE spot 0.344 108 340 in zone 2
&ELLE faces right
&ELLE is idle_armscrossed_neutral_loop
&BACKGROUND1 spot 1.883 149 -599 in zone 2 AND BACKGROUND1 is talk_explain_neutral AND BACKGROUND1 faces right
&LIELLE stands screen center in zone 3
&LIELLE is talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop
&LIELLE faces right
&LANA stands screen right in zone 3
&LANA faces left
&LANA is talk_neutral_loop
@cut to zone 1
@pan to zone 3
@pause for a beat

@cut to zone 1
@CHARMAGNE stands screen left AND CHARMAGNE faces right AND MARILYN stands screen center AND MARILYN faces right AND MARILYN starts think_rubchin
CHARMAGNE (talk_think_neutral)
There’s a lot of people in here already.

@MARILYN faces left

    MARILYN (talk_shrug_neutral)
You are the princess of the kingdom.

    MARILYN (talk_excited_happy)
This is going to be one of the most important events of the century!

@MARILYN starts admire_happy

    CHARMAGNE (talk_neutral)
When you put it that way

    CHARMAGNE (talk_smile_happy_loop)
I guess it does make sense for people outside the royal staff to be here this early

@follow CHARMAGNE to screen center in zone 2 AND CHARMAGNE is walk_neutral

sry so late thx a lot!

Hi Dara! I need a little help with character customization in my story.

I’m trying to put customization for the main character & the love interest BUT I also wanted to have art scenes of the characters with their original looks.

How do I code customization that practically says “if you change the looks of the characters, you will NOT have the special art scenes.”

But I want to have the art scenes for the readers that keep the original looks.

or is too complicated to code? Thank you! :slight_smile:

You’d make a choice that asks if they want to customize or not, then inside the “No” option, add a gain.

NARR
Do you want to customize this character? You will not be able to see the special art scenes if you do.

choice
“Yes, I want to customize” {
goto customize_char
} “No, I want to see the art scenes.” {
gain dont_custom
goto after_customize
}

label customize_char
@pause for 0
#CC GOES HERE

label after_customize
#CONTINUE STORY HERE

Then later for the special art scenes, you would use the if/else with the gain.

if (dont_custom) {
#ART SCENE HERE

} else {
#SKIP ART SCENE HERE
}

You need to use layers to layer your characters: HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

If you read my original post in this thread, you will find all my guides and templates: Multiple Character Customization Templates (INK & Limelight)

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