Help: Overlays won't show up?


#1

Hey!

In my story, I want four characters to talk around a booth. The overlay works in zone 1, but won’t show up in zone 3 no matter how hard I try. Could someone tell me what’s wrong with this and help the booth show up behind and table show up in front? Episode says there’s nothing wrong with the text itself.

INT. ALEXAS BAR with WHITE BOOTH in zone 3 at layer 0 with BOOTH TABLE in zone 3 at layer 4
@/cut to zone 3
@overlay 5045541441634304_WHITE BOOTH shifts to -4 3
@overlay 5045541441634304_WHITE BOOTH scales to 1.036 1.036
@overlay 5045541441634304_BOOTH TABLE shifts to -1 -3
@overlay 5045541441634304_BOOTH TABLE scales to 1.000 1.000
@/IMANI spot 1.280 244 -90 AND IMANI moves to layer 1
@MC spot 1.280 97 -88 AND MC moves to layer 1
if (sexuality is girls) {
IMANI (talk_repulsed)
I thought you were dumping her?
}
elif (sexuality is guys){
IMANI (talk_repulsed)
I thought you were dumping him?
}
MC (talk_sheepish)
I was, but I couldn’t do it. I still have feelings for Addison, guys!


#2

you forgot to add in the opacity.


#3

correct way:
INT. ALEXAS BAR with WHITE BOOTH in zone 3 at layer 0 with BOOTH TABLE in zone 3 at layer 4
@/cut to zone 3
@overlay 5045541441634304_WHITE BOOTH shifts to -4 3
@overlay 5045541441634304_WHITE BOOTH scales to 1.036 1.036
@overlay 5045541441634304_BOOTH TABLE shifts to -1 -3
@overlay 5045541441634304_BOOTH TABLE scales to 1.000 1.000
@overlay BOTH TABLE OPACITY 1 in 0


#4

Thanks! The only issue is that it has the warning “Specify one of “shifts to”, “rotates”, “scales to”, “opacity”, “to layer” for your overlay animation.” Do you know how to fix that?


#5

“opacity” needs to be all lower case, but you don’t need to add the opacity if you already added the overlays to the background name. You just need to add the zone number to the shifts command:

@overlay OVERLAY shifts to x y in zone #


#6

Glad this got resolved! Closing :v:t2:


#7