How do you add a lot of people in the background?


#1

So I want to put my characters in a party but, I dont know how to add lots of people on the back. How do I do that?


#2

I add a ton of people. Like fifty. Then I will use the previewer to move them to where I want.


#3

Are they your characters or random?


#4

Some are important and some are random.


#5

So how do I put random people? Do I have to create them, as characters?


#6

Yes. Or use the new fast feature where in your script you do

@randomperson (which isn’t one of your characters) starts tdrjkkiddh

Then, after you save, you can create the character.


#7

So putting @randomperson as many times as I want?


#8

Ok, so I sort of cheat this a bit because I hate coding heaps of background characters, and I upload a background with maybe 12 characters already placed, then I only need to code in 4 or 5 background characters to make the party look as if it’s packed


#9

No. It needs different names every time.


#10

Oh. That’s an awesome idea too.


#11

How do you do that?


#12

So put @randomperson1 and then 2 and then 3?


#13

I can make the background for u. Just send the background and I’ll add the character


#14

Ok thanks, I will


#15

Not only is that an awesome idea, but people who have slow or laggy devices will love you ahahhaa.

I used to pack my backgrounds with characters but I found that I’d get a lot of fanmail saying that the scenes crashed so now I try to be more conservative.


#16

Screenshot the characters doing what I want and then place them.

This is an example from one of my stories


#17

Oh


#18

Yes, I started doing this when I started using LL because not only is it exhausting to spot direct characters, but I struggled so much when testing the scene because they were so laggy!


#19

You’ll need to most definitely use layers.


#20

Ugh limelight is the worst :sob:
So many people have told me that my LL story crashed even if there were only like 5 characters in that scene lol.