HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

Great! Thank you :grin:

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This helped me so much!!! Thanks for posting!

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hi! so basically i have the background INT. CLASSROOM FRONT OL - DAY and there are 2 characters sitting at a desk and i want another character entering the scene but she needs to be walking in front of the desk. please help me! :3

Is there any overlay? If not, you need an overlay. Or else the character would stand behind the desk and in front of the other characters even if you are using layers. This is so because it is a background, and in backgrounds you can’t place a character in front of an object that came with the background. Or at least I think so. Can someone correct me if I’m wrong?

I want to throw a book at someone but i don’t know how.

You need to use shifts to command, here’s the post about overlays:

I just tried it but my characters disappeared on the preview. Only one of my characters appeared, but its coded the same way.

Let’s see your code

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I figured it out but thank you!

How would I put a person in front of an overlay?

Move to a layer in front of the overlay. For example if your overlay is at layer 2 put the character at layer 3 or higher

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Thank you

I am doing one in a premade overlay, so Episode had already put it there, I want a character behind the bar in the INT. BAR - DAY but it won’t work. I tried negative layers and positives but it doesn’t work.

What’s your script?


@OPHELIA changes into OPHELIA_1

@CAMERON changes into CAMERON_default

@add Red Cup to Cameron

@ZZ2 stands screen center AND ZZ2 faces right AND ZZ2 moves to layer -2

&CAMERON spot 1.343 70 0 AND CAMERON faces right AND CAMERON is drink AND OPHELIA spot 1.165 380 23

@OPHELIA walks to spot 1.165 270 23 in 2

@OPHELIA faces right AND OPHELIA is rear

    OPHELIA (talk_rear)
Where the hell is the waitress?

    CAMERON (talk_shrug)
Got tipsy off tequila and passed out.

But there’s no overlay here :thinking:

You know those Episode backqrounds that already have an overlay without putting in the script, it’s one of those.

INT. BAR - DAY doesn’t have an overlay in it

Oh, oops. I have another scene, the classroom one, I’m pretty sure it’s the same issue.

You can find a bar overlay in @uwe.episode drive if you need one. :slight_smile:

and which classroom? :thinking: