DARA’S GUIDE: Overlays

Question is: if I do looping for example 5 times in a tappable overlay which has an else option does it automatically choose the else option if the reader runs out of the 5 loops or what happens? Thanks

Hi, I have a problem with rotating and overlay. So i:

  • created the overlay (I put the codes of shift/scale/zone)
  • I rotate the overlay. And when we rotated the number is shift will change so I copy the new code and I wrote again @overlay (name) shifts to # # in zone 2 but I have to write that before the rotate code. I couldn’t put that where I created first because I tried and the overlay disappear so I wrote before the rotate code.
    In the end the overlay rotates yes but before it moves from left to the place I shifted. I never experienced this so anyone knows what’s happening??

Does anybody know how to make an overlay fade in?

Hi,
Sorry to bother you, but I really need help with my overlays, I tried following different advice on how to make it work but my overlay won’t show and its always at a different spot but on the script, the spots don’t match

EXT. TROPICAL BEACH - DAY with BEACHBALL to 0.027 204 365 in zone 1 at layer 2
@MC changes into MC_Beach
&MC spot 0.401 159 398 in zone 2 AND MC faces left AND MC is rear
@cut to zone 2
&zoom on 475 325 to 329% in 0
volume music 100 2000
music ext_beach_quiet

    NARRATOR
Hey you watch out!

@overlay BEACHBALL shifts to 156 337 in zone 1 in 2
&MC faces right AND MC is react_startled_surprised
sound thud
&overlay BEACHBALL shifts to 156 206 in 4

How do you make overlays appear or drop down like the intro in Runaway Princess?By BTW I love IT!!!I’ve been waiting for a story by you for so long!!

use the easing functions.

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Hi @Dara.Amarie can you help me, please?
I am having trouble putting an overlay inside my story.
So I am making the female character blush but the overlay doesn’t appear…

Hi girls! Can someone help me?
The overlay scene doesnt work after it. (That background)
When I start another scene, it simply “skips” the scene with the overlay. It never happened, what am I doing wrong?

EXT. CACHOEIRA1 with SOFA CORACAO1
@zoom reset
&overlay 6417131818582016_SOFA CORACAO1 shifts to 83 384 in zone 3
&overlay 6417131818582016_SOFA CORACAO1 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 3
&overlay 6417131818582016_SOFA CORACAO1 moves to layer -1
&ZAKE FRANKLIN spot 0.702 182 570 in zone 3 AND ZAKE FRANKLIN faces left AND ZAKE FRANKLIN moves to layer 2 AND ZAKE FRANKLIN does it while idle_sit_leanforward_listen_impressed_loop AND JANE LOHAN2 spot 0.647 240 567 in zone 3 AND JANE LOHAN2 does it while idle_sit_leanforward_listen_impressed_loop
&overlay 6417131818582016_SOFA CORACAO1 shifts to -162 -36 in 5.0
&overlay 6417131818582016_SOFA CORACAO1 scales to 1.000 1.000 in 5.0
sound int_lab_night
&ZAKE FRANKLIN walks to spot 0.702 -37 126 in 5.0 AND ZAKE FRANKLIN does it while idle_sit_leanforward_bobhead_loop AND JANE LOHAN2 walks to spot 0.623 -13 151 in 5.0 AND JANE LOHAN2 moves to layer 3 AND JANE LOHAN2 does it while idle_sit_leanforward_bobhead_loop

EXT. FLORESTA UPENDI1
(WHEN I TRY TO WRITE ANOTHER SCENE, THE OVERLAY SCENE DOESNT WORK)

You don’t have any beats for that scene. You’re using the & sign for everything, that’s why it skips the entire scene. Pause for a few seconds for that scene.

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thank u so much!!! this works! I pause for 10 seconds

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Hi girls!!! It’s me again.
I was a long time without animating overlays! Don’t do it girls hahaha I’m getting crazy here hahaha

The overlay isn’t “flying” along with the character, that keeps going straight. I’ve tried several ways, but isn’t going to the place I want. That goes straight instead of going down. I’ve tried to sort the shift and scale a thousand times. Can someone help me please? How do I get the overlay down along with the character?

EXT. FLORESTA UPENDI1 with TAPETEVOADOR
@overlay TAPETEVOADOR shifts to 224 490 in zone 3
@overlay TAPETEVOADOR scales to 0.226 0.226 in zone 3
@KRISTINE1 spot 0.191 264 716 in zone 3 AND KRISTINE1 is idle_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop AND KRISTINE1 faces left AND KRISTINE1 moves to layer 1
@KRISTINE1 changes into KRISTINE_aladdin
@zoom on 372 5 to 100% in 2 AND JANE LOHAN2 spot 0.677 180 134 in zone 3 AND JANE LOHAN2 moves to layer 3 AND JANE LOHAN2 faces left AND ZAKE FRANKLIN spot 0.695 113 141 in zone 3 AND ZAKE FRANKLIN moves to layer 2 AND ZAKE FRANKLIN faces right AND JANE LOHAN2 is flirt_shy AND ZAKE FRANKLIN is flirt_fingerbite_sexy
@cut to zone 3
&overlay TAPETEVOADOR shifts to -162 312 in 3.0
&overlay TAPETEVOADOR scales to 1.000 1.000 in 3.0
&KRISTINE1 walks to spot 0.758 -133 387 in 3.0 AND KRISTINE1 faces left AND KRISTINE1 does it while idle_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop
@pause for 10

Your overlay is shifting to a spot in zone 1 because you didn’t specify the zone in the shift command. Add “in zone 3” to that command

&overlay TAPETEVOADOR shifts to -162 312 in zone 3 in 3.0

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OH MYYYY GOD! HAHA thanks a lot
It was giving error and I thought: episode CHANGED SOMETHING? HEEEEEEELP. hahaha was inverted. Thank you so much, I was going crazy! ILY :heart_eyes: :kissing_heart:
I was doing something like this:

&overlay TAPETEVOADOR shifts to -162 312 in 3.0 in zone 2
&overlay TAPETEVOADOR scales to 1.000 1.000 in 3.0
&KRISTINE1 walks to spot 0.992 33 398 in 3.0 in zone 2 AND KRISTINE1 faces left AND KRISTINE1 does it while idle_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop
@pause for 10

I have directed my overlay as “@overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity 0 in 2” and no matter how much time passes, it won’t entirely disappear, it’s always a little visible. It’s pretty annoying because I’m not quite sure what I’m doing wrong :’(

EDIT:
It’s almost like it gets lighter or more saturated, rather than “fading” out per say…

how do you make an overlay glow or flicker?
@Dara.Amarie
INT.2Q5 LAB with DESK SCIENCE with EXPLOSION with BLUE LIGHTINING BALL
@overlay 5861515763777536_EXPLOSION shifts to -318 15
@overlay 5861515763777536_EXPLOSION scales to 1.000 1.000
@zoom reset
@ASSISTANT spot 0.747 241 212 in zone 2
@DR STEVENS spot 0.771 165 210 in zone 2
@FEMALEAVATAR enters from left to screen left
@FEMALEAVATAR walks to spot 0.765 287 212
@zoom on 320 339 to 338% in 3
NARR
| bold , shadow:blue |Project 2q5
The most important project I might ever work on in my life.
NARR
We are going to give a selected list of the most powerful Titans | bold , shadow:navy |superhuman powers.
@FEMALEAVATAR starts deepbreath
@pan to zone 2
&zoom reset
@FEMALEAVATAR walks to spot 0.765 23 196
DR STEVENS
Dr.Johnson, you showed up.
choice
“Snarky Response”{
FEMALEAVATAR (talk_apathetic)
Just because you spend thirty minutes doing whatever with Brenda from across the hall whith Brenda,while I’m doing calculations doesn’t mean I’m late.
@DR STEVENS starts idle_awkward_scratch_loop
@pause for 3
}“Professional Response”{
FEMALEAVATAR (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Of course i showed up.This is my JOB.
DR STEVENS (talk_unsure)
Of course.
}“Sarcstic response”{
FEMALEAVATAR (talk_apathetic)
Thank you for enlightening me with that pertinent information.
@ASSISTANT starts laugh_giggle
@pause for 2
@ASSISTANT starts idle_happy_loop
@pause for 2
}
DR STEVENS (talk_armsraised_neutral)
Lets start shall we.
@zoom on 628 214 to 389% in 0
@ASSISTANT walks to spot 0.747 311 194
&ASSISTANT faces left
@DR STEVENS walks to spot 0.771 245 280
&DR STEVENS faces right
@DR STEVENS starts tinker_kneel_neutral_loop
FEMALEAVATAR (talk_exclaim_no_worried)
Your’e supposed to put in the reverse glyphosate serum I made in.Not cyanide.
DR STEVENS
I don’t take orders from a woman especially one that looks like you.
@overlay 5861515763777536_BLUE LIGHTNING BALL create
@overlay 5861515763777536_BLUE LIGHTNING BALL opacity 1 in 0
@overlay 5861515763777536_BLUE LIGHTNING BALL shifts to 254 187 in zone 2
@overlay 5861515763777536_BLUE LIGHTNING BALL scales to 0.129 0.129 in zone 2
@overlay 5861515763777536_BLUE LIGHTNING BALL opacity 0.5 in 4

I need help with the overlays. I wanted to do a scene in a class where the students all sit behind each other, I’ve tried many and also read the description with DUPLICATING Same Overlay, but it does not work for me. I do not know what to do. When somone have a tip for the class scene or the overlays, then pleas answer me. I would so thankful for an answer.

&overlay DESK2 create from DESK1
You can then animate/move/opacity using its name ‘DESK2’ just like a normal overlay
(Just an name example btw)

&overlay BLUE LIGHTNING BALL opacity 0.5 in 4 THEN overlay BLUE LIGHTNING BALL opacity 1 in 2 loop # times

Replace the number of seconds with whatever you prefer
Replace # with the number of times you want this command to loop
You can also replace the # with INFINITE and it’ll constantly glow/flicker until you clear or change the opacity again.

Ps. Using the & instead of @ when looping or the script with pause until it has finished.

Thank you so much, I will try it

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