Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]

Have her walk to a spot instead of having her “enter from left to screen left”

Using “enters from” and/or “stands” puts the character at a default layer.

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Agh thank you so much it worked :sweat_smile::two_hearts:

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If you change a characters outfit in one chapter should it go back to their default outfit in the next chapter or do I need to change it in my script?

Your characters will always stay in the last outfit they changed into, even in future episodes, unless you change them into something else.

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Hi! I’ve been wondering how can I reveal a character’s name that has been customized? Like for example you made the reader customize it but it doesn’t have a name, and then reveal the name how can I do it?

Are you asking how to let readers type in their own name and have it show above the speechbubble when they talk?

No, mmh I’ll try to explain it.
I read a story where an unknown character appears an didn’t had a name, then they let you customize the unknown character , and after having a conversation they show you the name of the character you customize; my question is how can I do that? if you can’t know how the reader customize it’s character

You would need to use a duplicate character. The display name for the duplicate character needs to be blank. Then after customizing, use the code @CHARACTER becomes DUPLICATE, then switch out the blank named character with the character that has a name.

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Hey, so im new to writing episode stories and im really stuck here, so i typed this in @LILI enters from left to screen left

LILI (deepbreath)
(Deep breath.)

LILI (talk_flirt)
Lets make this night my bitch

LILI spot 0.323 241 342 AND faces left

NARRATOR
Pause

so i want her to move to that spot, but the error says that i cant have one character immediately following another. what should i do?

LILI spot 0.323 241 342 AND LILI faces left

You need to add the character name again when you want them to face left or right

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Ohh, Thank you so much!

Hey, so i have 2 problems that i need help with

1- i have this on the start of my story" EXT. BLUE - DAY
@SAMA enters from left to screen center (music_aggropop)
SAMA (talk_excited)
Hi guys!", and i just edited it so it would have music, but theres an warning that keeps saying use @ character enters from X to screen Y, on the line that says “EXT.BLUE - DAY”. i have no idea what it is.

2- i have this line that says “@MATT stands spot 0.357 201 AND MATT faces right” and the warning keeps saying " use the word spot before the numbers specifying the spot" But i already have the word “spot” before that.

1 - You have music_aggropop inside parentheses which is causing the error. Click here to learn how to properly add sounds/music into your script.

2 - Remove the word “stands”. The command for spot direction looks like this:
@CHARACTER spot % x y in zone # at layer #

“in zone # at layer #” is optional

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It worked, Thank you v much :heavy_heart_exclamation:

Hello, I was wondering if anyone can help me with a little problem I have with an overlay. The problem: Okay so I’ve made an overlay called BOOK AND PENCIL and I am trying to add it to the background EXT. KC CAFE - DAY in zone 1 and I’ve wrote the following:
EXT. KC CAFE - DAY

@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL create
@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL shifts to 96 -82 in zone 1
@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL scales to 0.590 0.590
@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL opacity 1
.
At the Errors it says:

‘’@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL create’’ is not a valid directing command
‘’@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL shifts to 96 -82 in zone 1’’ is not a valid directing command
‘’@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL scales to 0.590 0.590’’ is not a valid directing command
‘’@overLay BOOK AND PENCIL opacity 1 ‘’ is not a valid directing command
.
I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong. Help!

The word “overlay” should be all lower case. You’re capitalizing the “L”

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Okay thanks it worked!

another error occured. I used a different background cause I thought that it might be because of the background, now I returned to the one I told you, ‘‘EXT. KC CAFE - DAY’’ and it says that there is the same error as before, Any idea what it could be?

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Can you post a screenshot of your script

okay just a sec