DARA’S GUIDE: Overlays

So, I’ve looked at Joseph Evans’ video and Dara Amarie’s tutorial guide to get objects to rotate
I thought I managed to get my object to do so, but when I click save and preview, the overlay object is not on the screen
Can anyone advice where I might be going wrong please? All I’m getting is the black background (fyi I do want black background) but the overlay won’t appear for some reason
Below is what I have written

INT. BLACK - NIGHT with COLOURED_CIRCLE
@zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@cut to zone 1
@overlay COLOURED_CIRCLE shifts to 155 324 in zone 1 AND overlay COLOURED_CIRCLE scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 AND overlay COLOURED_CIRCLE moves to layer 2 AND overlay COLOURED_CIRCLE opacity 1 AND overlay COLOURED_CIRCLE rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout

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Overlays don’t work well with this specific background. It would be best if you uploaded your own all black background and use that instead.

Hello, can someone help me with a scene where the girl falls and the guy catches her in Limelight.

normally i would use the kiss_dip_give(_rear) and kiss_dip_receive(_rear) animations, i don’t think that episode has the catch animation.

but the other alternative is making an overlay or art scene for it

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can someone help me with thus scene?!


I want the girl (Faith) appear befkre the orb disappears. Basically the orb is summon an dust before it completes disappears the girl appears

Hi. Can someone help me, please? :c

I would be very grateful for instructions or advices on this problem:

TIRE OVERLAY

It’s described in this thread.

Thank you thank you! :grin: :orange_heart:

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you’re most welcome :slight_smile:

try changing

&FAITH spot 0.164 223 575 in zone 1 at layer 3
&overlay BLUE ORB opacity 1 in 2

to

@FAITH spot 0.164 223 575 in zone 1 at layer 3
@overlay BLUE ORB opacity 1 in 2

if not, put your code under the background

Does anyone know why my overlays dosen’t show. I tried to do the text overlay, and i can see the box and place it, but nothing is inside det box, and i’ve typed in what i wanted.

The “create text” command counts as the overlay create command so delete line 78 and then line 79 needs to go after the create text command. You can’t use the same overlay for different text so you need to use a different overlay name for the “age 41” text

Thanks but i still Only see the box
And i’ve tried to use layers but that dosen’t Work either
Can you see what i’m doing wrong?

You’d have to change the opacity.
For example:
&overlay BANISTER SIMPLE opacity 1 in 0

Hey… Could I have some help with rotation?
I’m not sure how to have my overlay rotate BUT also move at the same time… Almost like it’s being dropped? Any help would be much appreciated! :slight_smile:

Hi! On the website previewer, A overlay looks exactly how I want it to look like but the app shows something, no matter how many times i reset the written episode, restart chapter or restart the Episode app. I just wanted someone to look over and see if there’s anything wrong?

(I am trying to make a cloud overlay be placed in one place and shift a little to the left to make it look like it’s moving.)

EXT. DUPRES PALACE WATERSIDE WALKWAY - DAY with TND in zone 1 at layer 1 with CLOUDS in zone 1 at layer 1
@cut to zone 1
@zoom reset
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS shifts to -80 315 in zone 1
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS scales to 0.604 0.604
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS shifts to -168 315 in 3
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS scales to 0.604 0.604 in 3

hey there! you’re using the ‘&’ it normally allows the first ‘shift’ and ‘scale’ to occur, so you can try

EXT. DUPRES PALACE WATERSIDE WALKWAY - DAY with TND in zone 1 at layer 1 with CLOUDS in zone 1 at layer 1
@cut to zone 1
@zoom reset
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS shifts to -80 315 in zone 1
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS scales to 0.604 0.604
@transition fade in black
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS shifts to -168 315 in 3
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS scales to 0.604 0.604 in 3

or

EXT. DUPRES PALACE WATERSIDE WALKWAY - DAY with TND in zone 1 at layer 1 with CLOUDS in zone 1 at layer 1
@cut to zone 1
@zoom reset
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS shifts to -80 315 in zone 1
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS scales to 0.604 0.604
@pause for s
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS shifts to -168 315 in 3
&overlay 5575261017669632_CLOUDS scales to 0.604 0.604 in 3

lmk if it works :slight_smile:

It did work! now i am trying to fix the other overlay but i think i can manage :joy: thank you so much!

np!