How to put character in front of overlay?


#1

Ok so I have seen in some of the Episode stories I read that some have the Charaters standing in front of a table or desk and behind. I know how to put the behind a overlay I just add a overlay but I wanted to know if someone could tell me how to put them in front of the overlay also?

Thanks. :grinning:


#2

@Bethany1 you have to use the layer like this.
@CHAR enters from x to x at layer x.”


#3

oh sorry, ignore the first one, its @CHAR moves to layer #


#4

Thank you I have been try and just couldn’t get it to work for me this should help thank you so much :slight_smile:


#5

What would the # be like i don’t get that part sorry.


#6

@CHAR spot % X Y in zone # at layer #
or the other one @CHAR moves to layer #
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#7

Credit to @Apes


#8

Actually, this picture it’s not mine :slight_smile: It belongs to @episode.advice


#9

Sorry, I thought it was yours because you posted it on a new topic.


#10

Ok I think I get it know lol I well try it later in my story when I need it think you.


#11

Ok you’re welcome @Bethany1.


#12


How would I put it because ever thing I try says i cant do it and I don’t know what im doing wrung!
I would like to have her walk behind it if I can if not then once she gets to that spot them move behind it!


#16

Let’s say you have:

@YOU spot 1.000 X Y in zone 1 at layer 3

(Assuming you only have a chair and table overlay there and Alexandria is at layer 3 and the table at layer 2 and the chair at layer 0)

@YOU walks to spot 1.000 X Y in 2 AND YOU faces right THEN YOU walks to spot 1.000 X Y in 2 AND YOU faces right AND YOU moves to layer 1

(The first X Y is when she walks past the front of the table, the second X Y is for when she walks behind the table; and the YOU would be ALEXANDRIA)

In other words, to get her to walk in front of the table, she would need to be at a higher numbered layer;
and for behind the table. a lower numbered layer.


#17

thank you so much


#18

I don’t know I just did that one differently but it seams it don’t matter what I do I can’t get her to move in front of any of my overlays so I give up I’ll just have to leave big part of the story out and find away to make up for it later!


#19

If you want, I could still try to help with a few more details :blush:

How many overlays are in that particular scene, just the table? Which zone is it at?
Does Alexandria start walking from zone 1 or zone 3? :thinking:


#20


I was going to use this because i just did something different for the other one! But I wanted to start this with her already standing there and then two people behind the overlay but I can not for the life of me get her in front of the overlay.


#21

Its one Episode already has the build in overlay with the background!


#22

Perfect! That’s all the information I need :blush:

INT. COURTROOM OL - DAY with INT. COURTROOM OL - DAY to 1.000 0 0 in zone 1 at layer 2

&ALEXANDRIA spot scale X Y in zone 1 at layer 3 AND ALEXANDRIA faces left
&P1 spot scale X Y in zone 1 at layer 1 AND P1 faces right
@P2 spot scale X Y in zone 1 at layer 0 AND P2 faces left

(P1 and P2 here will be those two other people you want behind it, where as Alexandria will be in front of it.)


#23

Thank you so much! Do you mind if I need help with this later down the road if I message you about it??