How do you make one person talk while another move


#1

Hi
i have a scene
where 4 people are on screen (magic fighting scene) the two in the front are talking while the 2 in the back are “fighting” and are using magic (overlay) how do i make the people in the back and the overlay move at the same time as the 2 in front are talking ?


#2

If you use an & instead of an @, any command using the & will occur at the same time as those below it.


#3

Lets say that the overlay are moving and in the middle of it moving i want to have someone talk how do i type to the overlay don’t stop while they are talking and when one have stop talked and then start moving again


#4

You could do something like this:

CHARACTER
Talking. #OVERLAY is not currently moving.
&overlay OVERLAY shifts to 100 250 in 5 #The 5 is the number of seconds it will take to shift.
CHARACTER
Talk again. #OVERLAY is moving while the character stops and there was no pause in the scene.


#5

okay i will try that :slight_smile: thanks


#6

Let us know if it works for you @Zindi! :slight_smile:


#7

i was thinking now when i am trying, how do you type when the overlay (fireball) is moving past someone because that character dodge it.

how do i type so that the character dodge it as the overlay is still moving ?


#8
ABBY (talk_greet)
Hello, i am Abby

@RAY is raise_hand
@overlay FIREBALL create
@overlay FIREBALL shifts to 62 490 in 0.02
@overlay FIREBALL scales to 0.017 0.017
@overlay FIREBALL opacity 1 in 0

    ARON (bow)
Hi, Aron nice to meet you

@overlay FIREBALL shifts to 221 493 in 0.5

@ZAVIA is stand_up
@overlay FIREBALL shifts to 337 475 in 0.5

@overlay FIREBALL clear

    ARON (bow)
Hi, Aron nice to meet you

Here is a part of the story
But as it is now when Zavia is stand up the overlay stop moving and then move over she stands up again, have tried different way of typing it but do not know how to make it look good (its during this that the other characters -Abby and Aron -is talking)


#9

Use some & in place of the @ in order to have the actions occur at the same time.

&overlay FIREBALL create
&overlay FIREBALL shifts to 62 490 in 0.02
&overlay FIREBALL scales to 0.017 0.017
@overlay FIREBALL opacity 1 in 0

ARON (bow)

Hi, Aron nice to meet you
&overlay FIREBALL shifts to 221 493 in 0.5

@ZAVIA is stand_up
@overlay FIREBALL shifts to 337 475 in 0.5

@overlay FIREBALL clear


#10

i don’t really understand, but i have tried to use & with overlays but that gave me an error


#11

What kind of an error are you getting?


#12

wow now when i wrote it again to see what error it was it suddenly work sigh


#13

But can i make a other character do something in the backgrund as someone is talking? or do i have to wait till that person is done talking then the person in the bak does something and then the people in front continues talking?


#14

You can make characters to do something in the background by using &

&BG CHARACTER is talk_repulsed
CHARACTER
Dialogue
&BG CHARACTER is idle_jawdrop

You can make them walk, talk as long you’re using & instead of @


#15

but if i do

abby
says something

RAY is jab

aron
says someting

ZAVIA is dodge

and so on it does not look weird


#16

Make them do the action together:

ABBY
Says something.

&RAY is jab AND ZAVIA is dodge

ARON
Says something.

&RAY is jab AND ZAVIA is dodge


#17

oh okay now i understand thanks


#18

Did this work for you? :slight_smile:


#19

yes it did :slight_smile: thanks for the help


#20

Happy to hear this got resolved :slight_smile: Closing :v:t2: