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

Thank you so much!!

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How do make the silver car drive over EXT. DAD’S HOUSE - DAY, stop midway through zone 4, and drive off? Nothing I do works

what’s your code?

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Hello!

Could you please tell me if there is something wrong with my script?

When I previewed it on the web previewer everything looked fine but when I previewed it on my phone, the car and the character aren’t synchronised. This scene is repeated three times later in the same episode and it works with absolutely no problem on both the phone and web previewer.
I just have no idea why this first one doesn’t want to work properly :slightly_frowning_face::thinking:

This is what my script looks like

EXT. POLICE STATION - DAY with POLICE CAR at layer 3
@CASEY changes into CASEY_default
@CASEY changes hair into Boy Bun
music ext_citystreet_quiet3
&zoom reset
&VULTURE1 moves to layer 1 AND CASEY moves to layer 2
&VULTURE1 spot 0.370 120 358 in zone 2
&CASEY spot 0.614 85 108 in zone 1 AND CASEY faces right
&overlay POLICE CAR shifts to -231 -2 in zone 1
&overlay POLICE CAR scales to 0.633 0.633
readerMessage Monday
sound car_off
@pause for 0.1
&CASEY walks to spot 0.614 85 108 in zone 2 in 2 AND CASEY faces right AND CASEY does it while idle
&overlay POLICE CAR shifts to -231 -2 in zone 2 in 2
@pan to zone 2 in 2
@pause for a beat
&CASEY spot 0.614 136 196 in zone 2 AND VULTURE1 is think
@CASEY is stand_up
&zoom on 496 225 to 245% in 2
&CASEY walks to spot 0.370 220 348 in zone 2 in 2 AND CASEY does it while walk_rear AND CASEY faces left THEN CASEY is idle_rear AND CASEY faces right
@pause for 1.9 THEN VULTURE1 faces right
@speechbubble is 96 273 to 73% with tail_top_left
VULTURE1 (talk_call_out)
Detective!

@MerryMirrors try this:

&CASEY walks to spot 0.614 85 108 in zone 2 in 2 AND CASEY faces right AND CASEY does it while idle
@overlay POLICE CAR shifts to -231 -2 in zone 2 in 2 AND pan to zone 2 in 2

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I tried but it didn’t change anything.
I took a screenshot to try to show you what happens: the character and the pan are moving to zone 2 normally but not the overlay of the police car.

Screenshot

is he in the car while it’s off screen?

He’s not really off screen, he’s at the edge of zone 1 but yes I checked and he is in the car behind the wheel.

can you send me a video of this scene on IG or here on the PM?

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EXT. DAD'S HOUSE - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER
@pause for a beat
#@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -1692 23
#@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.802 0.802
#@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -534 27
#@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.802 0.802
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to 42 -1 in 1
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.802 0.802
#pan to zone 4
@MC spot 0.992 -205 73 in zone 4 AND MC faces left AND MC starts idle_terrified_loop_rear
&pan to zone 4

This is what I have, commented out half of it tho

you know that this is only 3 zone background so if you pan to zone 4 it will be black background, did you read my guide above?

it didn’t work if I panned to zone 3, not sure why

you need to place your car and character offscreen left in zone 1, then cut to zone 3 and place where your car will stop (this will be your driving in scene) and then place your car off screen in zone 3 (drive off scene)

uh so i tried that and
03%20PM

Use my example script from the top of the thread to see how it should look like and adjust the placement to your scene :slight_smile:

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I tried this with two characters driving, but one appears after the other.

EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER at layer 1 to 1.000 -935 -22
@transition fade in
@DESTINY spot 1.280 -440 -165
@DESTINY moves to layer -1
@DAMARIS spot 1.280 -563 -171
@DAMARIS faces right
@DAMARIS moves to layer 0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -117 -55 in 3 AND DESTINY walks to spot 1.280 336 -174 in 3 AND DESTINY is idle
AND DAMARIS walks to spot 1.280 209 -187 AND DAMARIS is idle

Is there something wrong?

hmmm… :thinking:

I think it’s because you didn’t time his action

Try:
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -117 -55 in 3 AND DESTINY walks to spot 1.280 336 -174 in 3 AND DESTINY is idle AND DAMARIS walks to spot 1.280 209 -187 in 3 AND DAMARIS is idle

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Thank you, it worked!

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Ok, so my car overlay isn’t appearing. This is the code I have:

EXT. DELTA HOUSE - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER at layer 1 to 1.000 -1538 -19
@transition fade in
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER opacity 100%
@DESTINY spot 1.280 -397 -142
@DESTINY moves to layer -1
@DESTINY faces right
@DAMARIS spot 1.280 -509 -160
@DAMARIS moves to layer 0
@DAMARIS faces right
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -918 2 in 3 AND DESTINY walks to spot 1.280 236 -136 in 3 AND DESTINY is idle AND DAMARIS walks to spot 1.280 129 -152 in 3 AND DAMARIS is idle
@pan to zone 3

You didn’t place them in the car while they offscreen, also, the car is also not moving on screen because spots are offscreen

Try this:
EXT. DELTA HOUSE - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER to 1.104 -968 -39 in zone 1 at layer 1
@transition fade in
@DESTINY spot 1.280 -397 -142
@DESTINY moves to layer -1
@DESTINY faces right
@DAMARIS spot 1.280 -509 -160
@DAMARIS moves to layer 0
@DAMARIS faces right
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -306 -39 in 3 AND DESTINY walks to spot 1.280 236 -136 in 3 AND DESTINY is idle AND DAMARIS walks to spot 1.280 129 -152 in 3 AND DAMARIS is idle
@pan to zone 3

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