How to loop overlays?

Okay. So I’ve read a million things on looping overlays but I have no idea how to do it. can anybody help?

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How to loop overlays:

To read about overlays, check out: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS

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Thanks!

This is so helpful! Thank you so much :blush:

Can you help me get it to loop neatly please? This is my script and below are the road background and road overlay

EXT. ROAD DAY with WIDESCREEN_TV with CAR SIDE PURPLE with LOOP_ROAD_DAY
@overlay 4963897588973568_WIDESCREEN_TV shifts to -295 -203
@overlay 4963897588973568_WIDESCREEN_TV scales to 4.078 4.078
@overlay 4963897588973568_WIDESCREEN_TV opacity 0.5 in 0
@overlay CAR SIDE PURPLE shifts to -50 -6
@overlay CAR SIDE PURPLE scales to 0.658 0.658
@zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@MAIN CHARACTER spot 1.280 32 -176 AND MAIN CHARACTER faces right AND MAIN CHARACTER is idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop AND DAWN spot 1.280 119 -180 AND DAWN faces right AND DAWN is idle_cup_neutral_loop
&overlay LOOP_ROAD_DAY shifts to [a spot to the left] in zone 2 in 1 THEN overlay LOOP_ROAD_DAY shifts to [a spot to the right] in zone 2 in 1 loop 5 times

How do you stop the loop?
For instance, if I had a character walking on a looping overlay I created with the loop infinite times command, how would I get that overlay to kind of stop and let the character walk off the screen?

@CelesteLRose
I’m probably incredibly late, but you can’t really stop an infinite loop command. Maybe add another overlay of the same thing to replace with and have to opacity 0 until it’s needed? Or just set the loop to a certain number of times instead of infinite.

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