Hi! @Dara.Amarie i need help with an overlay and the overlay is a staff
I want to have a reflection on this staff and i want my character to look at it, terrified
This is my character
It’s a grim reaper story
The overlay that I used in this scene, the EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT overlay, doesn’t show up when I add the command
@overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT opacity 1 in 1
It shows no errors however, but I want the overlay to change opacity.
Here’s my script:
EXT. JUNGLE - NIGHT with effect HARD RAIN @cut to zone 3 &INKFEMALEAVATAR spot 1.280 368 9 in zone 3 AND INKFEMALEAVATAR faces left AND INKFEMALEAVATAR is idle_hold_drink &zoom on 960 226 to 145% in 0 &overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT create AND overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT shifts to -618 273 in 0 AND overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT scales to 1.000 1.000 &overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT opacity 0 in 0 @transition fade in black 1 @pause for a beat sound thunderclap @overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT opacity 1 in 1 @overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT opacity 0.3 in 0.3 THEN overlay EXT. FIREFLIES - NIGHT opacity 1 in 1 @pause for 3
I’ve tried using both the @ and & commands but nothing happens. I tested this scene on both the previewer and the app. I originally wanted a loop action but I guess that doesn’t work? (For me at least --> I tried adding an infinite loop command for the opacity with THEN and &)
Could you show me where I did wrong? Thank you.
You need to add the zone number to the shifts command
Oh wow. Me and my stupid head. Thank you for helping me out!
I really need help on my script it keeps saying this:
I don’t know what’s wrong I did the commands
INT. BACKGROUND - NAME
@overlay WORD OL 1 opacity 0 to 1
It still gives an error…Please help!!
@overlay WORLD OL 1 opacity 0 in 1
I’ve tried this many times and nothing is working.
overlay ORB2 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 3 and loop 5 times
overlay ORB2 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 3 loop 5 times
Neither of them work, it just says Unexpected Garbage. I’m trying to make it spin around 5 times.
You forgot to add in the @ symbole!
@overlay ORB2 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 3 loop 5 times
Plus in case it wont work, technically the loop won’t work for rotating overlays.
Man, am I ever dumb. Thank you very much for pointing out my stupidity (don’t mean that in a nasty way, thank you).
Omgg thank you it worked!!
I’m having problems rotating an overlay. It’s the ambulance in the overlay catalog. I will show you an image tomorrow. I need it to face backwards on a road. I can show you an image tomorrow when I get back on, if you need one.
Hey Dara, I’m trying to have my main character Briar stand behind the counter (COUNTER BAKERY) in the background INT. BAKERY NO OL - DAY, while two other characters stand in front on the counter. I have no idea how layers work or how to manipulate overlays. Please help
A character/overlay at a lower layer number will be behind, and a higher layer number will put them in front.
So the person behind the overlay needs to be at a lower layer than the overlay and the people in front of the overlay needs to be at a higher layer than the overlay
More about layers here: HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers
So what exactly are you trying to do with the overlay?
Thank you so much!
But i already have a staff overlay
Then you have to go to an editing program and use a paint or photo editing software to edit the character into thw picture.