DARA’S GUIDE: Overlays

Thank you Dara. You’re a great person! :slight_smile:

Oh just one quick thing. In the beginning of my story how do I put the warning this will have strong language and mature scenes in it just incase. And I’ll need to tell everyone its about depression and mental health so if that triggers them then they shouldn’t read. But I hope u can help me so I can put that in the beginning and how to make my own story cover and etc. And how to be amazing like you are!! You are my best friend omg haha!! :slight_smile: :slight_smile: plz help Oh I totally really hope you will read it when I publish it. Don’t give up on me :slight_smile: I am holding on and I want this really bad and I will never give up!!

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this helped a lot! is there a way you can add sounds into the loop? xx

i don’t understand how do you do a duplication overlay i read the post but it doesn’t make sense do you add a same overlay just a different name?

@Faith.episode.cats :black_heart:

Example:

@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER_2 create from CAR ANGLE SILVER
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER_2 scales to 1.5 1.5 in zone 3
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER_2 shifts to 220 85 in zone 3
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER_2 to layer 4
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER_2 opacity 1 in 0

You can name the duplicated overlay anything you want and I highly recommend to test this command out, it’s extremely cool! Remember that practice makes perfect! :blob_hearts:

Here’s another example:

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Thanks. I’ll try that

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Can anyone make the TV Screen on this scene an overlay/transparent

INT. NIGHTTIME TALKSHOW INTERVIEW OL - NIGHT

I want to be able to show a clip on the screen behind the chair

I’ve watched videos on overlays. There used to be a ‘Directing Helper’ button, but I can’t find it anymore. Does anyone know how move overlays manually? :thinking:

“Show Helpers” >> “Spot Directing” >> “Change Overlay”

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Hey Dara I wanted my overlay to rotate a 0.5 0.5 and do infinite times at the same time but it won’t rotate from the center but I read it needs to be in the center of the PNG image (which I don’t understand) :joy: and it will only rotate one time when I put infinite. Here’s my script:

@overlay REDFLARE create
@overlay REDFLARE opacity 1 in 0
@overlay REDFLARE shifts to 113 316 in zone 2
@overlay REDFLARE scales to -0.907 -0.907
&overlay REDFLARE rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 1 loop INFINITE times

The last line I tried @ and &

Look at the examples in the guide above. You have to click on the black arrows to expand and see the photo examples.

Um I used your template for avatar appearance and the “gotofemale 1” command doesn’t work pls help

This is off topic to this thread. Please reply on the correct thread or send me a PM

oof sorry :sweat_smile: :grin:

Can anyone help me? i want to place the table on a specific place but it wont go even if i wrote the spots. I just wanted like a school dean is talking to two girls on her office. BUT i cant find a way

Thank you!

Hey, does anyone know how to move an overlay into a different layer?