HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

I dont know what’s going on anymore… No she’s not in the correct spot!
Can you give me another overlay spot in Zone 3?

You should cut to zone 3 after the background

INT.FULL with DESK OFFICE to 1.000 -65 -8 in zone 3 at layer 2
@cut to zone 3
@AMELIA spot 1.432 98 -155

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ugh now she’s sitting in front of the desk not behind

INT.FULL with DESK OFFICE to 1.000 -65 -8 in zone 3 at layer 2

@cut to zone 3

@AMELIA spot 1.432 98 -155 AND AMELIA moves to layer -1


Note: She’ll be behind the chair because this overlay is with a chair already.



that’s what I mean she’ll be behind the chair because this overlay is with chair already
change to a different overlay.


Can someone maybe help me with my overlay troubles? I’m not really sure what’s going on here… I’m trying to get the two characters closest to the reader (facing backwards) to move to the layer on top of that counter. The problem is, I think that counter is permanently attached to this background. Is there any way around this?

You can make this overlay stop working by placing ANY overlay offscreen somewhere or invisible, but then all the characters will be in front of it, or you can have a look in resources and ask someone to make these overlays for you :slight_smile:


Oh ok got ya! Thanks but if you dont mind I have another overlay i need help with :sweat_smile::sweat_smile:

Of course! :slight_smile: post your script

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That’s the problem! :sweat_smile: I would like 2 characters sitting across each other on a table I will take EXT. KC CAFE - DAY
with a table for them to sit on

INT. TEEN SISTER’S BEDROOM - DAY with DESK BEDROOM to 1.202 -39 -8 in zone 3 at layer 3
@cut to zone 3
@CHARACTER spot 1.280 59 -84 AND CHARACTER faces right AND CHARACTER moves to layer 1 AND CHARACTER2 spot 1.280 248 -94 AND CHARACTER2 faces left AND CHARACTER2 moves to layer 1

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Thank you so much!

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I want to put someone behind a turntable in my story. How do I do that?

Yo. Can you help me? I have two overlays and I need the person to be over both of them I did what you said, and now the window overlay when over the seat overlay and the person is still behind. This is the code;

@overlay 5396360876654592_SOOBWAY shifts to -249 57

@overlay 5396360876654592_SOOBWAY scales to 2.351 2.351

@overlay 5396360876654592_SIT DOWN shifts to -51 -282

@overlay 5396360876654592_SIT DOWN scales to 2.892 2.892

@YOU enters from left to screen left

@YOU spot 1.865 145 -87 in zone 1 at layer 2

Can you see what the issue is? I’m not great with this stuff.

Is this a still overlay or will it move into the screen?

This was so helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this thread for us writers. :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi I am having trouble with this back ground. I want my characters sitting in the chairs. I have looked at threads on this but can’t figure it out.
Script I am currently using:
@HAYLEIGH moves to layer 0
@HAYLEIGH spot 0.654 201 281 in zone 1 at layer 0
@HAYLEIGH is idle_sit_neutral_loop
@MADDY moves to layer 1
@MADDY spot 0.673 247 319 in zone 1 at layer 1
@MADDY is idle_sit_neutral_loop
@transition fade in white in 2

I have the following questions:

  1. You’re trying to have the girls sit on the stools, right?
  2. Both stools are overlays, right?