How can I get this character to stand in front of the desk


#1

INT. HOSPITAL HALL - DAY with TALKSHOW to 0.642 -315 -46 in zone 3
@cut to zone 3
@zoom reset
@KAIL changes into KAIL_work
@KAIL stands screen right in zone 3
@CHRIS spot 1.280 195 -3
KAIL (talk_sheepish)
Just please leave before she gets here.

Thank you in advance for your help!


#2

INT. HOSPITAL HALL - DAY with TALKSHOW to 0.642 -315 -46 in zone 3 at layer 1
@cut to zone 3
@zoom reset
@KAIL changes into KAIL_work
@KAIL stands screen right in zone 3 at layer 3
@CHRIS spot 1.280 195 -3 in zone 3 at layer 2
KAIL (talk_sheepish)
Just please leave before she gets here.


#3

You have to layer the characters and overlay.

INT. HOSPITAL HALL - DAY with TALKSHOW to 0.642 -315 -46 in zone 3 at layer 1
@cut to zone 3
@zoom reset
@KAIL changes into KAIL_work
@KAIL stands screen right in zone 3
@CHRIS spot 1.280 195 -3
&KAIL moves to layer 2 AND CHRIS moves to layer 3
KAIL (talk_sheepish)
Just please leave before she gets here.


#4

Just change the layers. So for example:
@CHARACTER1 moves to layer 1 (they will be placed behind everything/everyone)
@CHARACTER2 moves to layer 2 (they will be placed in front of character 1)


You can always combine these two together:
@CHARACTER 1 moves to layer 1 AND CHARACTER2 moves to layer 2


You can add “AND CHARACTER moves to layer __” after any action.
The example that @WinterMoon05 should help, just mention which layer you want each character to stand in. Also pay attention to the layer that the overlay is in so you can adjust accordingly.


#5

Thank you!


#6

Thank you. I didn’t know how to layer but this was helpful. Do you know how to apply this to hug and kisses. Sometimes the other character ends up not hugging the front of the other character.


#7

Thank you!


#8

Yes check out the script templates that are available, I usually go for the kissing ones. Just replace the action/behavior with hugging and adjust the layers as needed. I’ll show you an example below.


#9

No problem. Happy to help! PM me if you have any more questions. :wink:


#10

Animation - Kiss From The Left {

@MARK spot 0.890 90 138 AND MARCO faces right AND MARK moves to layer 1

@SARA spot 0.850 147 147 AND SARA faces right AND SARA moves to layer 2
#}

&SARA is kiss_passionate_rear
&MARK starts kiss_passionate_loop


  • Layer 1: behind Sara

  • Layer 2: in front of Mark

  • Rear: the back/s of the character/s will be facing the reader


You can change the kissing behavior to anything, this really helps me when I want two characters to hug each other, dance, etc… You can find this template under “Script Templates”, you can view how the behavior/action would look like. You may need to edit the spot of your characters as well.


#11

screenshot


#12

It worked! Thank you. You are awesome


#13

No problem! Feel free to ask if you have any further questions, I’d be more than happy to help. :slightly_smiling_face:


#14

how do you make your characters sit behind a desk on the background INT. CLASSROOM FRONT-DAY


#15

Well, after you write their spot positions and the layer they’re in add the sitting behavior.

For example:
&CHARACTER1 spot 123 456 AND CHARACTER1 moves to layer 1 AND CHARACTER1 is sit (I’m not sure if that’s the actual behavior name but change it to whatever you want to to be)
@CHARACTER2 spot 123 456 AND CHARACTER 2 moves to layer 2 AND CHARACTER 2 is sit


#16

On a side note, make sure the overlay you use is at layer 3 that way it’s in front of the characters. You can also see my previous replies to help you.


#17

I didn’t think anyone was still up lol :joy: thanks so much for answering! I appreciate it!


#18

there still standing in front of the desk instead of sitting behind it


#19

INT. CLASSROOM FRONT - DAY doesn’t have the desk overlay. You will need to use the background with the overlay which is INT. CLASSROOM FRONT OL - DAY. You don’t need to use layers since characters stand behind overlays by default. All you need to do is just place your characters in the scene.


#20

I’ll try and see if it works