Help Starting Episode with already active characters


#1

Hello,

My story starts off with two characters kissing. However, the guy is always seen just standing there and then turning to kiss.

I’ve tried placing his actions before hers, starting with a pan from 3 to 1 ( in hopes they’d establish themselves while off camera). I’m new so i don’t know what else there is. This is Lime light characters if that matters.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Try first writing the animations with & and “starts”

for example:

EXT. BACKGROUND

&CHARACTER 1 spot 1.28 126 100 in zone 1 at layer 2 and CHARACTER 1 faces left
&CHARACTER 2 spot 1.28 200 100 in zone 1 at layer 1 and CHARACTER 2 faces left

&BGWOMAN8 starts kiss_passionate_loop_rear and EXF5 starts kiss_passionate_loop

And then transition, pan whatever you’re doing.
Did you get the idea?


#3

Yes thanks! Going to try it out now.


#4

Thank you so much! Changing the @ to the & made everything flow better throughout!


#5

Cheers for the reply @m-d! Closing thread :v:t2:


#6

You’re welcome!


#7