How to make car move into scene


#1

Hey guys i’m having trouble making a car enter a scene. How do I do this? Thanks in advance.


#2

Hey, here’s how to make a car enter a certain scene, Moving Overlays
Hope this helps, if it did don’t forget to tell @Ryan to close this thread.


#3

Hey sweetie thank you. I was on that site, but my cars position is floating with the codes she gives. I just want my car to enter a scene then stop. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find anything.


#4

Hi, you can try asking this Episode Director in here thread Get help from an official Episode Director , She is really sweet and always helps! Hope you find the answer you need on her thread.


#5

Thank you <3


#6

You can use the overlay helper to get it in the right spot and then change the numbers once it looks the way you want. It takes some playing around with but the animated overlays thread helped me a lot figuring things out.

You would need to position the car off screen first and then shift it to where you want in your scene.


#7

Hey. My friend @Apes made a guide on Just this topic:

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


#8

Hi all! Moved the thread to Directing Help & Tips since you were asking for help. @ParramoreTatum can you confirm if this has been resolved for you? Thanks! :peace_symbol:


#9

Not really still had problems with this.


#10

What’s exactly not working?


#11

I try to position the car off screen in a zone and it ends up appearing in another zone. Ive tried everything.


#12

Show me your code :slight_smile:


#13

Hi I really need help, my car overlay won’t move with my characters is there anything wrong with my script?

EXT. CITY HIGHWAY - NIGHT with GREY JEEP to 0.752 -402 -59
@zoom on 43 4 to 99% in 2
@MCMALE spot 0.500 -184 122 AND MCMALE faces right AND MC spot 0.450 -236 146 AND MC faces right
&MCMALE walks to spot 0.500 343 122 in 3.0 AND MCMALE does it while idle_happy AND MC walks to spot 0.450 334 146 in 3.2 AND MC does it while idle_happy
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to 324 -59 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.752 0.752


#14

EXT. CITY HIGHWAY - NIGHT with GREY JEEP to 0.752 -402 -59
@zoom on 43 4 to 99% in 2
@MCMALE spot 0.500 -184 122 AND MCMALE faces right AND MC spot 0.450 -236 146 AND MC faces right
@pause for a beat
@ MCMALE walks to spot 0.500 343 122 in 3.0 AND MCMALE does it while idle_happy AND MC walks to spot 0.450 334 146 in 3.2 AND MC does it while idle_happy
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to 324 -59 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 0.752 0.752

Try this :slight_smile:


#15

@Selineva You have GREY JEEP next to the background name, but you’re animating CAR ANGLE SILVER. Maybe that’s the issue?


#16

Thank you for your answer but it don’t work either
I don’t see what’s wrong :confused:


#17

The problem is because you are animating the overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER instead of GREY JEEP


#18

Oh Gosh I really need to change my glasses :joy:
The car moves now but not at the same time as my characters. Is there something wrong with the timing?


#19

I changed the timing for my characters and it works.

EXT. CITY HIGHWAY - NIGHT with GREY JEEP to 0.752 -402 -59
@MCMALE spot 0.500 -184 122 AND MCMALE faces right AND MC spot 0.450 -236 146 AND MC faces right
@pause for a beat
&MCMALE walks to spot 0.500 348 122 in 2.3 AND MCMALE does it while idle_happy
&MC walks to spot 0.450 337 146 in 2.4 AND MC does it while idle_happy
&overlay GREY JEEP shifts to 324 -59 in 3.0
&overlay GREY JEEP scales to 0.752 0.752
&zoom on 43 4 to 99% in 2

Thank you so much for your help I’m so grateful :relaxed:


#20

Hello! So I’m also a new writer. I want both characters to drive into a scene. I believe the timer of either the characters or the car is the issue, but I can’t seem to correct it. I used my very own custom overlay, but you can replace it with ANGLE CAR SILVER for explanation. I’m using LIMELIGHT template.

Here is my script

EXT. MG DINER - DAY with RUDY CAR to 0.639 -758 -45

@RUDY spot 0.500 -184 94 AND RUDY faces right AND MIKA spot 0.450 -236 116 AND MIKA faces right
@pause for a beat
&RUDY walks to spot 0.500 140 94 in 3.0 AND RUDY does it while idle_happy_loop
&MIKA walks to spot 0.450 67 116 in 3.0 AND MIKA does it while idle_happy_loop
&overlay RUDY CAR shifts to -137 -45 in 3.0
&overlay RUDY CAR scales to 0.639 0.639
&zoom on 43 4 to 99% in 2