HOW TO: Use the previews and unpreviews directing command 💜 🌙

The previews/unpreviews feature:

This is a directing command in which you can get a character to change out of their original look into something else and then after a while, you can change them back to how they were before. It only works in one episode where you can unpreview/preview outfits and/or features. In the next episode, it automatically defaults to what they originally wore/have regardless of whether you previewed it and let it stay previewed for the entire previous episode.

Perfect for: Showing a childhood scene of a character, in dressing games, a dream, choosing spywear from three options, fighting crime, then visiting a ball in a gorgeous gown and once the baddies attack, your gown comes off and you’re back in the original spywear option you chose, etc. The possibilities are endless, friends! :heart:

@YOU previews Feature NAME

@YOU unpreviews Feature NAME

Feature NAME stands for=

bodyColor NAME

eyebrows NAME

eyebrowsColor NAME

hair NAME

hairColor NAME

eyes NAME

eyesColor NAME

face NAME

nose NAME

mouth NAME

mouthColor NAME

outfit NAME

NAME stands for the name of the outfit/feature that exists and you want to use it.

An example:

Let’s say the MC’s eyes are Violet and you want them to turn Red for a scene:

@CHARACTER previews eyesColor NAME

Using the example in action:

@YOU previews eyesColor Red

The eyes of the character YOU are now Red.

@YOU unpreviews eyesColor Red

The eyes of the character YOU are now back to what they originally had (in this example, Violet).

More Examples:

Eyebrows Example
  1. My character JEM has the eyebrows Round Medium

  2. I use the previews feature to change her eyebrows.

@JEM previews eyebrows Arched Natural Scar

She will now have that eyebrows shape (Arched Natural Scar) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her eyebrows to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews eyebrows Arched Natural Scar

She will now be back in her original eyebrows, which was Round Medium.

Eyebrows Color Example
  1. My character JEM has the eyebrow color Black Dark

  2. I use the previews feature to change her eyebrow color.

@JEM previews eyebrowsColor Chestnut Brown

She will now have that eyebrow color (Chestnut Brown) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her eyebrow color to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews eyebrowsColor Chestnut Brown

She will now be back in her original eyebrow color, which was Black Dark.

Hairstyle example
  1. My character JEM has the hair style Long Side Shave

  2. I use the previews feature to change her hair.

@JEM previews hair Short Wavy Ombre

She will now have that hair style (Short Wavy Ombre) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her hair to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews Hair Short Wavy Ombre

She will now be back in her original hair style, which was Long Side Shave.

Hair Color Example
  1. My character JEM has the hair color Black Dark

  2. I use the previews feature to change her hair color.

@JEM previews hairColor Purple

She will now have that hair color (Purple) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her hair color to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews hairColor Purple

She will now be back in her original hair color, which was Black Dark.

Eyes Example
  1. My character JEM has the eyes Round Downturned Wide

  2. I use the previews feature to change her eyes.

@JEM previews eyes Round Medium

She will now have those eyes (Round Medium) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her eyes to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews eyes Round Medium

She will now be back in her original eyes, which was Round Downturned Wide.

Eye Color Example
  1. My character JEM has the eye color Brown Black

  2. I use the previews feature to change her eye color.

@JEM previews eyesColor Violet

She will now have that eye color (Violet) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her eye color to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews eyesColor Violet

She will now be back in her original eye color, which was Brown Black.

Mouth Shape Example
  1. My character JEM has the mouth shape Full Heart Pouty

  2. I use the previews feature to change her mouth shape.

@JEM previews mouth Medium Heart Natural

She will now have that mouth shape (Medium Heart Natural) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her mouth shape to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews mouth Medium Heart Natural

She will now be back in her original mouth shape, which was Full Heart Pouty.

Lip Color Example
  1. My character JEM has the mouth color Black Gloss

  2. I use the previews feature to change her mouth color.

@JEM previews mouthColor Red Deep Gloss

She will now have that mouth color (Red Deep Gloss) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her mouth color to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews mouthColor Red Deep Gloss

She will now be back in her original mouth color, which was Black Gloss.

Face Shape Example
  1. My character JEM has the face shape Diamond

  2. I use the previews feature to change her face.

@JEM previews face Heart Soft

She will now have that face shape (Heart Soft) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her face shape to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews face Heart Soft

She will now be back in her original face shape, which was Diamond.

Nose Shape Example
  1. My character JEM has the nose shape Grecian Soft

  2. I use the previews feature to change her nose.

@JEM previews nose Defined Natural

She will now have that nose shape (Defined Natural) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her nose shape to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews nose Defined Natural

She will now be back in her original nose shape, which was Grecian Soft.

Skin Tone Example
  1. My character JEM has the bodyColor Gold 02

  2. I use the previews feature to change her bodyColor.

@JEM previews bodyColor Light Blue

She will now have that skin tone (Light Blue) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her skin tone to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews bodyColor Light Blue

She will now be back in her original Skin Tone, which was Gold 02.

Outfit Example
  1. My character JEM has the outfit named Punk Princess

  2. I use the previews feature to change her outfit.

@JEM previews outfit Spy Queen

She will now have the outfit (Spy Queen) throughout the episode.

  1. I can change her outfit to what it originally was by using the unpreviews feature.

@JEM unpreviews outfit Spy Queen

She will now be back in her original outfit, which was Punk Princess.

Notes:

  • Very Good for flashbacks.
  • The previews/unpreviews command is per feature.

The original post on it

Can read more here: HOW TO: Customize Characters

Helpful guides to check out

https://www.dara-amarie.com/guides

Appreciation Thread For Jem! ❤

Pictures of the previews/unpreviews command in action (all features were changed when previewed and then returned to normal when unpreviewed):

Original Features

Using the previews command to change into different features

Using the unpreviews command to revert back

Thanks for checking this out, I hope you find this tip cool & sorry for repeating some stuff XD I aim to make it as simplified as possible, mes ami(e)s :metal2: :blob_hearts: Have an amazing/day night where you’re at, love JemU776 :crescent_moon: :blob_sun: :blob_hearts: :blob_turtle:

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Character detail cards in this tutorial by the amazing @FlowerGriefer btw, tysm, love you lots :chef: :blob_hearts:

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Thank you so much i just have a question.
If i use the preview command to change the mc’s hair for a flashback and then use the unpreview command after. Will that change the hair back to what the reader chose when they customised the mc?

Yes :purple_heart:

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Okay. Thank you so much for making this thread it helped me a lot with my current scene!

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Bump <3

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Bump ^^

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This is so useful! Just wondering, is there a way to unpreview everything in one command or do you have to specify which features (eg. do you have to specify the outfit) you want to unpreview?

Thank you for this! There is a issue with a chapter of mine since I have used the commands though and I can’t seem to see what exactly is wrong. I have used this command near the end of the chapter and have followed the unpreview command as well as the preview command but it shows my characters fangs throughout the whole story instead of the scene? What can I do to fix this?

@Unicorn16 you’d unpreview each feature with a different command. You can create a duplicate character. So the OG (original) character can preview features and when you want them gone, you can bring the duplicate with the original features onto the scene (both should have the same display name). The last time I tested:

@esrabrently When you’re testing out your story on the app, reset story progress and play through it fully. Make sure everything is written correctly. If you’re still stuck, can you tell me your original character’s lip shape and the fangs one?

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Bump :heart_eyes:

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Bump :blob_hearts:

Thank you so much for this helpful thread :joy::purple_heart:

No problemo :black_heart:

OMG! I was about to smash my computer because I couldn’t figure out how to do this! I wanted the reader to customize the character and have the character’s eye color change when they use their super powers! Thank you so much, @JemU776! You’re so helpful!

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bump

Bump :blob_sun:

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Hi, I am directing a flashback scene where a female character changes hairstyle and haircolours 4 times in the same episode. It let me do so for the first time, but for the next three, it changes the hairstyle, (no issues there) but sets the default haircolour. I tried to unpreview the previous and then again preview but it doesnt work…