HELP: Overlays not appearing in preview

I am using custom overlays for the first time and when I try to add them to my story I can’t see them in the preview

Do they have to be approved for you to see them in the preview?
Thanks !

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Can you show me your script?

The error it gives me is that the overlay is still in review

You have to change the opacity.

@overlay BANISHED_TITLE opacity 1 in 0

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Hello, I recommend to read this guide on overlays:

To create an overlay in the middle of your scene:

@overlay OVERLAYNAME create
@overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity # in T

Add a scale and shift to it so that all of it becomes:

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

What they stand for & other notes:

Example using this:
EXT. ATLANTA - NIGHT with CAR ANGLE SILVER to 1.5 220 85 in zone 3 at layer 4 from the thread DARA’S GUIDE: Overlays

Here I go:

@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER create
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to 220 85 in zone 3 in 0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.5 1.5 in 0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER opacity 1 in 0

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Thank you so much!!!

You can also put an overlay at a layer:

@overlay OVERLAYNAME to layer #

Example using the one above again:

@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER to layer 4

Can read more about layers here: HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

No problem :wink:

Feel free to check out more helpful threads here: "List" of Helpful Threads and this amazing website: as well as Joseph Evans’ videos on YouTube ^^

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