How do you do an instant animation?

So I’m trying to make a scene and I’ve made it to where it switches back from different backgrounds so I don’t know if the duplicate character would work cause the scene changes really fast, and I’ve tried looking everywhere on how to do it but I’m not having any luck, how do you make your character do an instant frozen animation? I’m trying to make it when it shows the teacher he is frozen with the ending of the scream animation before it changes back to the other scene…

Here is what I have, if curious…

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK
@CHARACTER is at screen right and CHARACTER faces right
CHARACTER (talk_shrug)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY
@TEACHER stands screen center and TEACHER faces left

@pause for 0.7
INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK
@CHARACTER is at screen right and CHARACTER faces right
@CHARACTER is talk_exhausted

I didn’t want to put in every detail but that’s basically what I’m talking about… thanks in advance.

Try this:
INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK
&CHARACTER stands screen right and CHARACTER faces right
CHARACTER (talk_shrug)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY
&TEACHER stands screen center and TEACHER faces left AND TEACHER is idle_terrified_loop

@pause for 0.7
INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK
&CHARACTER stands screen right and CHARACTER faces right
@CHARACTER is talk_exhausted

It’s the animation where they scream but they skip it and have the after frozen look is what I mean

The only way to get an 'instant frozen animation" is by having a duplicate of your character off screen doing the animation and then have the duplicate character replace your character on screen.
Like this:

@DUPLICATE spot % x y in zone # and DUPLICATE starts animation
@DUPLICATE becomes CHARACTER
@remove CHARACTER
@DUPLICATE spot % x y in zone # (The spot position here should be the exact same as the character you want to have the “instant animation”)

Could you possibly show me how to command it in my script?

Write it exactly how @Hon3y_Be3 wrote it:

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK
&CHARACTER stands screen right and CHARACTER faces right
CHARACTER (talk_shrug)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY
@DUPLICATE becomes TEACHER
&TEACHER stands screen center and TEACHER faces left
&DUPLICATE stands screen center in zone 5 AND DUPLICATE starts react_scream_horror
@remove TEACHER
@DUPLICATE stands screen center

@pause for 0.7
INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK
&CHARACTER stands screen right and CHARACTER faces right
@CHARACTER is talk_exhausted

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Alright let me try it, thank you ^^

Sadly it didn’t really work, the duplicate was standing right where the original was and was doing the animation while the other was standing with it… I’m using ink version…

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@zoom reset
@ZACK spot 1.288 275 -30 in zone 1 and ZACK faces right and JASON spot 1.280 64 -29 in zone 1 and JASON faces right
JASON (idle_happy)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY with DESK SCIENCE
@zoom on 181 404 to 152% in 0
@overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -227 -54 in zone 1
@overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 1.076 1.076
@TEACHER2 becomes TEACHER1
&TEACHER1 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left
&TEACHER2 stands screen center in zone 5 and TEACHER2 is scream
@remove TEACHER1
@TEACHER2 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left
&pause for 0.1
@pause for 0.7
INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@zoom reset
@overlay DESK CLASS shifts to -33 -1 in zone 1
@overlay DESK CLASS scales to 1.198 1.198
@LIAM spot 1.313 244 -43 in zone 1 and LIAM faces right and LINDSEY spot 1.280 45 -42 in zone 1 and LINDSEY faces right
&LIAM faces left
LIAM (talk_exhausted)

this is the full scene… if it helps…

Try this…

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@zoom reset
@ZACK spot 1.288 275 -30 in zone 1 and ZACK faces right and JASON spot 1.280 64 -29 in zone 1 and JASON faces right
JASON (idle_happy)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY with DESK SCIENCE
@zoom on 181 404 to 152% in 0
&overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -227 -54 in zone 1
&overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 1.076 1.076
&TEACHER1 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left
@TEACHER2 stands screen center in zone 3 and TEACHER2 starts scream
@TEACHER2 becomes TEACHER1
@remove TEACHER1
@TEACHER2 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER2 faces left
@pause for 0.8

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@zoom reset
@overlay DESK CLASS shifts to -33 -1 in zone 1
@overlay DESK CLASS scales to 1.198 1.198
@LIAM spot 1.313 244 -43 in zone 1 and LIAM faces right and LINDSEY spot 1.280 45 -42 in zone 1 and LINDSEY faces right
&LIAM faces left
LIAM (talk_exhausted)

Alright thank u ^^

It’s still the same issue ): idk how to send a video I wish I could tho…

i just fixed an error. sorry that was my bad. i just saw now you accidently wrote

@remove TEACHER1
@TEACHER2 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left

instead of

@remove TEACHER1
@TEACHER2 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER2 faces left

I’m trying to get him to look like this frozen when it switches to him…

Maybe try this:

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
&zoom reset
&ZACK spot 1.288 275 -30 in zone 1 and ZACK faces right
&JASON spot 1.280 64 -29 in zone 1 and JASON faces right
JASON (idle_happy)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY with DESK SCIENCE to 1.076 -227 -54 in zone 1
&zoom on 181 404 to 152% in 0
@TEACHER2 becomes TEACHER1
&TEACHER1 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left
@TEACHER2 stands screen center in zone 3 and TEACHER2 starts scream
@remove TEACHER1
@TEACHER2 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left
@pause for 0.7

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS to 1.198 -33 -1 in zone 1
&zoom reset
&LIAM spot 1.313 244 -43 in zone 1 and LIAM faces left
&LINDSEY spot 1.280 45 -42 in zone 1 and LINDSEY faces right

LIAM (talk_exhausted)

i fixed it. it worked perfectly in my portal. try now x

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@zoom reset
@ZACK spot 1.288 275 -30 in zone 1 and ZACK faces right and JASON spot 1.280 64 -29 in zone 1 and JASON faces right
JASON (idle_happy)

INT. CLASSROOM BLACKBOARD - DAY with DESK SCIENCE
@zoom on 181 404 to 152% in 0
&overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -227 -54 in zone 1
&overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 1.076 1.076
&TEACHER1 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER1 faces left
@TEACHER2 stands screen center in zone 3 and TEACHER2 starts scream
@TEACHER2 becomes TEACHER1
@remove TEACHER1
@TEACHER2 spot 1.280 163 23 in zone 1 and TEACHER2 faces left
@pause for 0.8

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@zoom reset
@overlay DESK CLASS shifts to -33 -1 in zone 1
@overlay DESK CLASS scales to 1.198 1.198
@LIAM spot 1.313 244 -43 in zone 1 and LIAM faces right and LINDSEY spot 1.280 45 -42 in zone 1 and LINDSEY faces right
&LIAM faces left
LIAM (talk_exhausted)

when it showed the teacher he was doing the screaming animation, he wasn’t frozen at the end of it

Whose did you try? Also, it would help if you replied directly to us

I tried the other persons, I’m gonna try yours rn