🚗 HOW TO: Drive into / Drive Off the scene with Character inside


#1

First. Choose your background and overlay.
I’ll use:

EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER

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Let’s have two characters in the scene. One waiting and one in the car.

I’ve already spotted my “waiting” character:

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EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER
@JULIE spot 0.832 173 177 AND JULIE faces left
@JAMES stands screen left AND JAMES faces right
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I zoomed out the scene so I can see where to place my car and character:
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Now using Overlay Helper And Switch Tool I will change the size and place my overlay.
SCALE - make it bigger or smaller
MOVE - move around the screen

If you’re directing on mobile:
In order to use SCALE, drag your finger from side to side across the screen. This makes the overlay bigger or smaller.

I did the same with the character in the car

copy%20spots
Copy the spots on the bottom and add to an overlay

@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -758 -48
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.872 0.872

COPY just the one size and AND spots and ADD to the BACKGROUND:

See example:
EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER to 0.872 -758 -48

now your car will be offscreen at the beginning of the scene.

reset zoom

Using directing helper move your overlay to the scene same as the character

This is the place I want my car to stop:

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Copy the spots for your character and overlay.

You have to use & instead of @ if you want to overlay and character to move simultaneously

Also, you have to use the command “walks to spot” for your character to move and does it while animation.

EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER to 0.872 -758 -48
@JULIE spot 0.832 173 177 AND JULIE faces left AND JAMES spot 1.032 -306 -85 AND JAMES faces right
@pause for a beat
&JAMES walks to spot 1.032 106 -85 in 3.0 AND JAMES does it while idle
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -342 -48 in 3.0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.872 0.872

3.0 - it’s time in SECONDS, you can use what you want, you can move the car and character slower or faster. Just make sure they have the same time.

Note:
If you look closer I kept my Y (UP/DOWN)coordinates the same when my character and overlay are off screen and on screen.

To understand it better here’s the example:
% X Y
1.032 -306 -85
(Size) (Right/Left) (Up/Down)

For driving off car follow the steps and place your car and character off the screen on the other side


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#2

This makes my life SO much easier!!!


#3

Im extremely confused. My car is driving the opposite way of where I want it to be meanwhile my characters are going the way I want it to.


#4

Post your script and we’ll try to figure it out


#5

EXT.BRICKHOUSE with CAR ANGLE SILVER in zone 3
&ACE spot 1.280 190 -255 in zone 3 and ACE faces right
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -297 -135 in zone 3
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.018 1.018 in zone 3
@cut to zone 3
@NATURELLE spot 0.506 85 302 in zone 3 and NATURELLE is idle_loop_rear and NATURELLE moves to layer 1 and NATURELLE is tinker_stand_neutral_loop_rear
@NATURELLE is idle then NATURELLE walks to spot 0.875 89 71 in 3 and NATURELLE moves to layer 0
@transition fade out gray 0.8
@NATURELLE spot 1.028 103 -145 and NATURELLE faces right
@ACE faces left
ACE (talk_shrug_neutral)
You ready?
NATURELLE (talk_awkward_loop)
Yeah, I think so.
@NATURELLE is idle_awkward_scratch_loop
ACE (talk_shrug_neutral)
Alright then.
@ACE faces right
@NATURELLE is deepbreath
&ACE walks to spot 1.280 826 -308 in 3.0 and ACE does it while idle and NATURELLE walks to spot 1.028 749 -195 in 3.0 and NATURELLE does it while idle
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -297 -135 in 3.0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.018 1.018


#6

Sorry, I got a new laptop and don’t know how to screenshot, but my car is going backwards while my characters are moving forward.


#7

No problem, this works too! I believe you need to make sure and add in zone 3 to the shifting. I think when you don’t add it the overlay automatically moves to zone 1.


#8

Ok, I will pray that that’s my issue, hehe let me try to fix that rn


#9


doesn’t work, now the car just stays in place


#10

You have it backwards. in zone 3 in 3.0


#11

not working


#12

wait… i got it!! :smiley:


#13

You’re not making your car move anywhere. You’re having the car shift to the same spot it’s already in.


#14

i just realized that, thanks :smiley: and thanks @rune.episode :smiley:


#15

No problem, always happy to help :grinning:


#18

#19

My car won’t drive to the front :worried: Only my character moves please help me


#20

Did you place her offscreen?


#21

Yeah I place the guy off screen


#22

Can you copy and paste this code?