Fade transitioning to another background

So I want to fade out into a black background and add some dialogue in that black background, and then I want to fade into another different background. For some reason it doesnt fade into the second background but the screen stays black, also you can’t see the character.

Heres my coding:

@transition fade out black in 1
INT. BLACK - DAY
@transition fade out black in 1
NARRATOR (ATHENA)
TEXT
@transition fade out black in 1
INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY
@transition fade in black in 1
@ATHENA enters from left to screen left

Get rid of the fade in transition after the classroom background. That might work.

nope didn’t work

so your problem is the screen stays black? I’m gonna test it out on my portal and see if I can help :slightly_smiling_face:

yes, thanks so much!

I didn’t see any problems with the script. It plays normally and fades into the classroom background. Try refreshing your previewer.

I played it on my phone and refreshed the script, its ok I’ll just do some trial and error. Thanks for the help though!

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I used the web previewer. So maybe try that? On the mobile previewer, also try the “resetting” option in navigation.:thinking:

Maybe try adding @zoom reset under the classroom background.

Also, you need punctuation after the work text or the script will think this is a characte.

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@transition fade out black in 1

INT. BLACK - DAY
&zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@transition fade in black in 1
NARRATOR (ATHENA)
Text.
@transition fade out black in 1

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY
&zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@cut to zone 1
@transition fade in black in 1
@ATHENA enters from left to screen left