DARA’S GUIDE: Overlays

Thank you. Does it go to their hand though?

Yes all props go to the character’s hand.

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH I honestly haven’t been working on it for days because it is such an important scene and the book is VITAL :grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning::relieved::relieved::relieved::relieved::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:

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You’re welcome :blush:

Hi is their any animation that makes overlays grow or spread in size? I want to show the effect of a cloud forming

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Here:

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i tried that it’s not working
@overlay 5256300612681728_POISON shifts to -75 147
@overlay 5256300612681728_POISON scales to 1.270 1.270
@overlay 5256300612681728_POISON scales to 2.674 2.674
Like I want to create an effect where it feels like its growing not just moving.
is that possible?

That’s what the scales command is. It changes the overlay’s size. If you want it to “grow” slowly or fast, you need to add in T
If you want it to move and change the size at the same time, you will need to use the & sign for the shift command

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tysm i got it!

I’ve seen this in many stories where an author has words in there scenes and they move. I think they’re overlays, but how would I go about making them move like that?

I’m confused on what it should look like… I think I’m doing it wrong because I’m getting errors… Can you fill in this for me as an example so I can see what I did vs what you did?

@overlay OVERLAYNAME create
@overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to x y in 0 in zone #
@overlay OVERLAYNAME scales to % % in 0
@overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity 1 in 0

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You would use the shifts command to make them move around.

Just put in random numbers for x y and %

@overlay OVERLAYNAME create
@overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to 100 100 in 0 in zone 1
@overlay OVERLAYNAME scales to 1 1 in 0
@overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity 1 in 0

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Um okay thank you

hi i keep layering my overlay but it’s not changing there is no error and i coded it correctly but my overlay is still standing in front of the people not behind them

Did you also layer your characters?

yes

How are you layering your characters?

here is my script:
INT.STAGE with FLAG with PODIUMS LIT
@overlay 5256300612681728_FLAG shifts to -3 234
@overlay 5256300612681728_FLAG scales to 2.098 2.098
&overlay FLAG to layer 3
@overlay PODIUMS LIT shifts to -144 -27
@overlay PODIUMS LIT scales to 1.000 1.000
&KING stands screen center
&QUEEN stands screen center
@KING moves to layer 1
@QUEEN moves to layer 1
Also i’d like to add that I tried both @ and & for the overlay flag moves to layer 3

Do you want the FLAG to be behind or in front of KING and QUEEN?