Help with directing please!


this is my scene and what im trying to do is have everyone disappear slowly and im pretty sure its a problem with the layering but it does not disappear smoothly, any suggestions on how to help?

Add time interval for overlay opacity

I could be wrong, but I think for memory, overlays are usually opacity 0 already when added via the create code, so you’ll have to make it opacity 1 (or less if you want like 0.9, 0.8 etc) first and then add the command for the overlay to become opacity 0 over however many seconds you need it to for a smoother transition.

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You should appoint the exact layer of your overlay before adjusting the opacity. This overlay should be on top of all of the fading characters. For i.e:

&CHAR spot 1.25 100 0 in zone 1 at layer 1
&overlay SCHOOL create
&overlay SCHOOL scales to 1 1
&overlay SCHOOL shifts to 0 0 in zone 1
&overlay SCHOOL moves to layer 2
@overlay SCHOOL opacity 0 in 0
CHAR
(…)
@overlay SCHOOL opacity 1 in 3

I think you should separate the overlay coding into different lines and add all the required metrics. Much easier to debug later.

add the overlay on the top layer and only add: &overlay SCHOOL opacity 1 in 3