Directing Help please!:)


#1

Hey everyone I have a few questions - first one is I need help with this car scene. I want to car to crash into the character, and have them faint and fall. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

sound car_crash
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -754 -8 in 2
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.273 1.273
@LILLIAN is faint
sound off


#2

Two, I have a character who I let the readers customize have a flashback scene when they are a kid. How do I have the kid character look the way the reader customized?


#3

Three I’m having some problems with remembering outfits.

Here is the dressing game from the script:

label choosing_outfit_episode_10

&LILLIAN is think
NARRATOR

What should I wear?

choice
“Typical Lillian.”{

@LILLIAN is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_3
@pause for a beat

gain chose_Typical_Lillian

}
“Lace.”{

@LILLIAN is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10
@pause for a beat

gain chose_Lace

}
“Camo.”{

@LILLIAN is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_2
@pause for a beat

gain chose_Camo

}

&LILLIAN is think
NARRATOR

Is this good?

choice
“Heck yeah.”{

}
“No let me go back.”{

goto choosing_outfit_episode_10

}

Now here’s what is later in the script:

if (chose_Typical_Lillian){

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_3

}elif (chose_Lace){

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10

}else (chose_Camo)

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_2
}


#4
  1. Be sure to test this on the app. Web previewer isn’t always reliable

  1. When you have CC and a flashback scene you have to make a duplicate MC character. How?

Use the command:

@MC2 becomes MC

MC2 = whatever you decide to name the duplicate character
MC = whatever you decided to name the MC.

Then change the characters features to younger ones:

MC2 becomes MC
@MC2 changes hair into Double Bun Updo
@MC2 changes face into Round


  1. For outfits, it’s more complicated to use gains. The easier option is to use choice names. Here’s a guide on how to use that option. You’ll find it on section number 1:

#5

Thank you so much- I really appreciate it- also I don’t watch it on the web previewer. Is there any other different coding I could try?


#6

Can I see your full overlay commands


#7

Heres the full scene:

EXT. LOOPING WOODS - NIGHT with CAR SIDE BROWN to 0.541 -518 -2
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -1028 42
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.129 1.129

&zoom reset
@LILLIAN spot 1.280 -100 0

&LILLIAN walks to spot 1.280 500 0 in 4 AND LILLIAN is run_athletic
NARRATOR

I ran so fast, and so far.

I didn't know why I was running, or why I trusted Keel and just left.

I eventually came to a road, but didn't stop running there.

@LILLIAN spot 1.280 -60 0
&LILLIAN walks to spot 1.280 160 0 in 3.5 AND LILLIAN is run_athletic
NARRATOR

I kept going when suddenly...

sound car_crash
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -754 -8 in 2
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.273 1.273
@LILLIAN is faint
sound off

@remove LILLIAN

@transition fade out black 5


#8

So what’s not working?


#9

She starts to fall, but then just idles.


#10

And apparently she just idles for some people lol


#11

The small change should fix the issue:

EXT. LOOPING WOODS - NIGHT with CAR SIDE BROWN to 0.541 -518 -2
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -1028 42
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.129 1.129

&zoom reset
@LILLIAN spot 1.280 -100 0

&LILLIAN walks to spot 1.280 500 0 in 4 AND LILLIAN is run_athletic
NARRATOR

I ran so fast, and so far.

I didn’t know why I was running, or why I trusted Keel and just left.

I eventually came to a road, but didn’t stop running there.
@LILLIAN spot 1.280 -60 0
&LILLIAN walks to spot 1.280 160 0 in 3.5 AND LILLIAN is run_athletic
NARRATOR

I kept going when suddenly…
sound car_crash
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -754 -8 in 2
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.273 1.273 in 0
@LILLIAN is faint
sound off

@remove LILLIAN

@transition fade out black 5


#12

Thank you so much!


#13

sorry to keep bothering you lol but I followed the page you sent me for remembering choices however my script is giving me an error for this says that it is unexpected dialogue

If (Typical_Lillian){

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_3
} elif (Lace){

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10

} else {

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_2

}

#14

It’s no bother, babe
Let me see the whole thing


#15

Nvm, I can just use the one you provided before:

label choosing_outfit_episode_10

&LILLIAN is think
NARRATOR

What should I wear?
choice (OutfitChoice)
“Typical Lillian.”{

@LILLIAN is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_3
@pause for a beat

}
“Lace.”{

@LILLIAN is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10
@pause for a beat

}
“Camo.”{

@LILLIAN is dustoff_loop
@pause for a beat

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_2
@pause for a beat

}

&LILLIAN is think
NARRATOR

Is this good?
choice
“Heck yeah.”{

}
“No let me go back.”{

goto choosing_outfit_episode_10

}


if (OutfitChoice is “Typical_Lillian”) {

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_3
} elif (OutfitChoice is “Lace”) {

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10

} else {

@LILLIAN changes into LILLIAN_episode_10_2

}


#16

okay thank you so much honestly this remembering outfit thing is killing me because I have her choose her outfit at the beginning of the episode and then three flashbacks in the episode lol


#17

It’s tough, the guide I provided you with also has a Outfit Remembering template that can help.


#18

omg thank you so much it worked bless your soul:)


#19

Hey lol omg sorry to do this again I legit have no idea what to do- it worked in the script there were no errors, but then I went into viewing it on my ipad- and she didn’t have the outfit I chose :frowning: I have no idea what happened- I literally copied and pasted the thing yo sent me into my script


#20

Because I copy and pasted your code I forgot to remove the gains. Copy and paste it now, it should work