Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! (coding help from a professional)


#4404

No, you can’t add the layer to a walking command. Instead, add the layer to JADE’s spot placement

@ JADE spot 0.609 290 467 in zone # at layer 4


#4405

Okay, thanks so much for the suggestion! :slight_smile:


#4406

Hi, I’m having trouble with some spot directing.
I have two characters falling from a roof top to the ground. My screen doesn’t say there’s an error, but the characters don’t fall, it just shows them standing to the side of the screen then on the ground if that makes sense.

EXT. DAD’S HOUSE - DAY
@zoom on 891 250 to 266% in 0
@cut to zone 3
&overlay LADDER create
&overlay LADDER shifts to 148 196 in zone 3
&overlay LADDER scales to 0.784 0.784
&overlay LADDER to layer -10
&overlay LADDER opacity 1
&LUNA spot 0.337 200 382 in zone 3 at layer 5 AND LUNA faces right AND LUNA is arms_crossed_angry
@NICK spot 0.337 250 600 in zone 3 at layer 6 AND NICK faces left AND MAYA spot 0.337 250 600 in zone 3 at layer 6 AND MAYA faces left
&zoom on 860 280 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 820 180 to 266% in .1 THEN zoom on 891 207 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 860 280 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 820 180 to 266% in .1 THEN zoom on 891 207 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 860 280 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 820 180 to 266% in .1 THEN zoom on 891 207 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 860 280 to 266% in 0.1 THEN zoom on 820 180 to 266% in .1 THEN zoom on 891 207 to 266% in 0.1

@MAYA walks to spot 0.337 300 381 in zone 3 in .3 AND MAYA faces left AND MAYA is sleep_uncomfortable_awake AND NICK walks to spot 0.337 150 385 in zone 3 in .3 AND NICK faces left AND NICK is idle_lay_exhausted
@MAYA is sleep_uncomfortable_awake AND NICK is idle_lay_exhausted
@pause for 4

I don’t know what I’m doing wrong!


#4407

Okay I know this is her thread to help but I already noticed the problem :sweat_smile:

You forgot the @ symbol

it should be
@NICK is idle_lay_exhausted


#4408

That part is on the same line as other commands, so it doesn’t need the @ sign.


#4409

Oh, I didn’t see that. Oops. :woman_shrugging:


#4410

You need to use “does it while” when you want a character to walk to a spot while doing an animation.


#4411

Okay, got it. Thank you so much! I’m going to go try that out now.


#4412

I’m making a story and I’ve tried loads of things to try and fix it but my character just is “idle” whilst it walks to a spot instead of doing the thing that I’ve told it to do.

(This story is Limelight)


#4413

Hello Dara.Amarie,
my character stops hugging after a second. I just followed your directions up here.
What am I doing wrong?


#4414

Lines 206 and 207
Thank you so much


#4415

Hi @Dara.Amarie,

Are we able to code more than 1 overlay at a time?

Thanks,
Catelyn


#4416

You need to use “does it while” when you have a character walking while doing an animation: AND CHARACTER does it while animation


#4417

On line 206, you’re using the & sign which means that command will happen at the same time as the one on line 207. You need to use the @ sign for line 206.

Then on line 207 you have “LYDIA is hug_rear” and then on the same line you have again “LYDIA does it while idle_rear

First, “does it while” is only used for making a character walk while doing an animation. Second, your character is doing hug_rear which means they will already be rear so you don’t need to add the “LYDIA does it while idle_rear”


#4418

Yes you can: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS


#4419

Ok thank you!! :slightly_smiling_face:


#4421

Hi Dara! I’ve been noticing that some writers have a choice without a speech bubble, and although when you try that in the portal, it gives an error, it was still possible for some writers. Do you know how I can achieve that too? Thanks. :slight_smile:


#4422

All you have to do is to reset the speechbubble to 0% so that it won’t be visible to readerhe choice is still there and it won’t give you an error! Like this:

@speechbubble reset
@speechbubble is x y to 0%

For more informations on speechbubble placements, check out this thread below!


#4423

Thank you so much @Dara.Amarie !
Catelyn


#4424

Hey, can you please tell how to get a banner at the top of the screen at a specific scene?