HELP: Overlay Error?


#1

Hey! So I’m working on a story for the college days contest but I keep getting this same error that pops up on my phone when I test out the story.

it says…

“WRITER WARNING
Writer error when using PLANE JANE for overlay animation.
Please create overlay in stage view first.”

And this is how I coded the overlay…
INT. NOTEBOOK - DAY with COLLEGE DAYS with PLANE JANE TITLE
music music_fashionedge
volume music 100 1000
@overlay PLANE JANE TITLE shifts to 2 174
&overlay PLANE JANE TITLE scales to 0.626 0.626
&overlay PLANE JANE opacity 1 in 4
&overlay COLLEGE DAYS shifts to 19 131
&overlay COLLEGE DAYS scales to 0.715 0.715
&overlay COLLEGE DAYS opacity 1 in 4


I have no idea why this is happening. Can someone help me?


#2

Try:
YOUR BACKGROUND
@overlay NAME create
@overlay NAME opacity 1
@overlay NAME shifts to x
@overlay NAME scales to y

@overlay NAME2 create
@overlay NAME2 opacity 1
@overlay NAME2 shifts to x
@overlay NAME2 scales to y

Hope I helped <3


#3

It did! Thank you! But now for some reason when it fades in, it fades in out of place and I dont know how to fix that.


#4

Specify the zone at the end of scale and shift commands
@overlay NAME shifts to x y in zone 2 in seconds

Examples:
@overlay NAME2 shifts to 100 10 in zone 3 in 0
@overlay NAME2 scales to 0.300 0.300 in zone 3 in 5


#5

It’s still acting up. Thanks though.


#6

Only use & for you’re overlay commands:

&overlay PLANE JANE TITLE shifts to 2 174


#7