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#801

@Baylakynn,

This is your basic naming function: input What’s your name?|What’s your name?|Done(NAME)

So if you name your MC YOU, then put YOU in the function and the readers chosen name will appear on the speech bubble

ie.
input What’s your name?|What’s your name?|Done(YOU)


#802

@Tiyra,

Yes, you can spot direct the bubbles.


#803

@Aachinn,

Are they not staying down in the app? I know they stand in the web after, but I think they should stay down.


#804

Hi! I’m currently having a problem with overlays. I’m trying to get an overlay to appear at a specific spot but when I type the code for it:

INT.UWE4
@cut to zone 3
@overlay EFFECT DIM 60 create
@overlay EFFECT DIM 60 opacity .50 in 0
@cut to zone 3

@overlay PHONE2 create
@overlay PHONE2 opacity 1 in 0
@overlay PHONE2 shifts to -60 161
@overlay PHONE2 scales to 0.610 0.610

It doesn’t work? It doesn’t come up as an error though so I’m not sure what’s happening oops.
(Thanks for making this thread by the way!)


#805

add a zone number :slight_smile:

@overlay PHONE2 create
@overlay PHONE2 opacity 1 in 0
@overlay PHONE2 shifts to -60 161 in zone 3 in 0
@overlay PHONE2 scales to 0.610 0.610 in zone 3 in 0


#806

ohhh okay thank you :heart:


#807

Ahhh okay, thank you so much


#808

Hi there! I have another problem oops. The character (MADISON) is supposed to be behind an door and walk out of the room, but when I do the layer command, Madison won’t appear behind the overlay.

@YOU changes into PARTY2
@MADISON moves to layer -3
INT. UWE1 with DOOR1 to 1.169 -36 -95 in zone 1 at layer -1 with TW1 to 0.409 18 -29 in zone 1 at layer 0
@overlay HAND1 create
&overlay HAND1 opacity 0.20 in 0
&overlay HAND1 shifts to 6 -31
&overlay HAND1 scales to 0.539 0.539
@zoom on 143 482 to 107% in 0
&YOU spot 1.598 279 -211 AND YOU is idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop AND YOU faces right
&MADISON spot 1.177 67 61
@pause for 1
@overlay HAND1 opacity 0 in 4
&MADISON moves to layer 1 AND MADISON walks to spot 1.325 193 -50 THEN MADISON walks to spot 1.601 191 -194 THEN MADISON is kiss_cheek_give AND MADISON faces right AND YOU is deepbreath

   NARRATOR

Pause.


#809

@epysky,

You need to put her layer at a spot once she is in the scene.

@YOU changes into PARTY2
INT. UWE1 with DOOR1 to 1.169 -36 -95 in zone 1 at layer -1 with TW1 to 0.409 18 -29 in zone 1 at layer 0
@overlay HAND1 create
&overlay HAND1 opacity 0.20 in 0
&overlay HAND1 shifts to 6 -31
&overlay HAND1 scales to 0.539 0.539
@zoom on 143 482 to 107% in 0
&YOU spot 1.598 279 -211 AND YOU is idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop AND YOU faces right
&MADISON spot 1.177 67 61 in zone 1 at layer -3
@pause for 1
@overlay HAND1 opacity 0 in 4
&MADISON moves to layer 1 AND MADISON walks to spot 1.325 193 -50 THEN MADISON walks to spot 1.601 191 -194 THEN MADISON is kiss_cheek_give AND MADISON faces right AND YOU is deepbreath

NARRATOR
Pause.


#810

Having trouble with sounds everything is fine until the peelout sound, which doesn’t play what so ever

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music car_motor
&SOREYA spot 1.280 -354 -184 AND SOREYA faces right AND SOREYA does it while idle
&YOU spot 1.280 -405 -200 AND YOU does it while idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop
&ISABELLE spot 1.280 -540 -184 AND ISABELLE faces right AND ISABELLE does it while text_phone_neutral_loop
&SOREYA walks to spot 1.280 306 -182 in 1.5 AND SOREYA faces right AND SOREYA does it while idle
&YOU walks to spot 1.280 252 -184 in 1.5 AND YOU does it while idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop
&ISABELLE walks to spot 1.280 119 -174 in 1.5 AND ISABELLE does it while text_phone_neutral_loop
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to 174 0 in 1.5
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.000 1.000
music off
@pause for a beat
@YOU walks to spot 0.687 236 278 in 2.0 AND YOU faces left AND YOU does it while walk_neutral_rear AND YOU moves to layer 0
@YOU starts talk_greet_neutral
music car_peelout
volume music 20 1000
&ISABELLE walks to spot 1.280 919 -174 in 1.5 AND ISABELLE does it while text_phone_neutral_loop
&SOREYA walks to spot 1.280 906 -182 in 1.5 AND SOREYA faces right AND SOREYA does it while idle
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to 968 0 in 1.5
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.000 1.000 in 1.5
music off


#811

@hopewrites,

It looks like you have the music fading down to 20% in 10 seconds while your actions following it to the music off is only 1.5 seconds. That may have something to do with it.

You could also switch it to sound car_peelout instead of music.


#812

Hey! Thanks for this. I was searching for this from past two days! I was wondering how they change phone screen’s background? And I have seen some Authors showing photos on their phones… How do I do that? Thanks in advance!


#813

@DazzledSnowFlake,

I’m not 100% sure what you are referring to without seeing it, but my guess is they made a custom background or overlay for it.


#814

What I meant was, lets say character has got a message… They show their phone to the screen. In that phone they will have wallpapers… I asked how to fit that wallpaper to that phone?

Hey I got it!! I was talking about this

selfie

Anyways, Thank you so much… And you are doing a great job by helping others!! I really appreciate it. :yellow_heart: If I have any other problems I’ll ask you!!


#815

Hey! How do you play an action but speed it up so you get their final reaction? I’ve seen this before and was unsure on how to do it. For example, @flirt_fingersnap is commonly used for the funny face at the end. How would I skip the fingersnap and just get the funny face?


#816

@Aims1141,

To do that you have to either cut away from the character while they are doing the animation and then cut back or have a clone of the character do the animation off screen then spot direct them in place of the original while removing the original.


#818

I’m having problems with my script so when l preview it it’s not going forward l added a remembering choice with this if(date_with_character){ and now it’s not going forward after l put that in my script if anyone knows what to do l would love for you to help me💗


#819

Ahhh! Thank you! :heart:


#820

@Epymixer,

If you haven’t figured it out already, can you post a screenshot of that section of the script?


#821

I fixed it! Thank you though! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::heart: