How to follow a character to a spot?


#1

:Hey everybody. I would like the screen to follow the character to a spot. For example:

INT. GOVT HALLWAY - DAY

(btw I included the @ symbols but because im new im not aloud to on the fourm. :roll_eyes:

YOU spot 0.618 -110 298

pause for a beat

follow YOU to spot 0.618 16 269 in zone 3

^ That coding hasn’t been working so I was wondering what I should do instead of

follow YOU to screen center

Thanks in advance :kissing_smiling_eyes:


#2
@YOU spot 0.618 -110 298
@pause for a beat 
&YOU walks to spot 0.618 16 269 in zone 3
@pan to zone 3

I think this is what you’d do. :slight_smile:


#3

When you do the pan like WinterMoon5 says, you’ll want to time the pan so it is in sync with your character.

&YOU walks to spot 0.618 16 269 in zone 3
@pan to zone 3 in 2.7


#4

Thank you both :smile: , It worked! @Purple_Ghost and @WinterMoon05 !


#5

No problem. Happy to help! :blush:


#6

You can also write:

@CHARACTER walks to spot scale x y in zone # in s and pan to zone # in s

If you want the character to run:

@CHARACTER walks to spot scale x y in zone # in s and pan to zone # in s and CHARACTER does it while animation’s name

Just use a running animation, or anything else, really.

if you want it to zoom at the same time:

@CHARACTER walks to spot scale x y in zone # in s and pan to zone # in s and zoom on x y to scale% in s

Make sure to make all the zones and times the same numbers.

If you’re familiar with spot directing and zooming so you’ll get it, but just in case:

walking to spot (basic):

@CHARACTER walks to scale x y in s

if you want the character to walk while doing a different animation add:

and CHARACTER does it while animation’s name

After the commend.

zooming (basic code):

@zoom on x y to scale% in s

in zooming you write the scale number with % after it.

It seems like you’re already familiar with simple spotting, but you can add the zone and layer at the end.

@CHARACTER spot scale x y in zone # at layer #

You can use whatever number of layer you want. They say 0 to 5, but you can actually use layer 100 and negative layers too. (example: layer -1)

I hope this is helpful!


#7

A lot of new writers don’t understand this you should give them some examples. :slightly_smiling_face:


#8

I was talking about this specific case.

Take an example:

@YOU walks to spot 0.911 107 207 in zone 2 in 2.4 and pan to zone 2 in 2.4 and zoom on 480 540 to 538% in 2.4 and YOU does it while run_athletic

(Random numbers)

That kind of example?


#9

I jave the code, but i can get it. right now it would be difficult


#10

Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile:


#11