I need 5 overlays but only 2 are working

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#1

Hey there!
So as I said in the topics I need five overlays in this scene, but only two are working yet. I tried different ways, but the other overlays just don’t appear in the app, even though I have no error in the script.
So let me show the ones that work:

EXT. CARNIVAL with TICKET BOOTH to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10 with BOUNCY CASTLE to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -20

So the TICKET BOOTH and the BOUNCY CASTLE are fine, but when I want to add more overlays they won’t appear.
I tried this:

EXT. CARNIVAL with TICKET BOOTH to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10 with BOUNCY CASTLE to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -20 with CAROUSEL to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -10

and I tried:

EXT. CARNIVAL with TICKET BOOTH to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10 with BOUNCY CASTLE to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -20

@overlay CAROUSEL create
@overlay CAROUSEL shifts to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay CAROUSEL scales to 0 0 in 0
@overlay CAROUSEL opacity 1 in 0

and I tried:

EXT. CARNIVAL with TICKET BOOTH to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10 with BOUNCY CASTLE to 0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -20

&overlay CAROUSEL create
&overlay CAROUSEL shifts to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay CAROUSEL scales to 0 0 in 0
&overlay CAROUSEL opacity 1 in 0

I also tried “scales to 0.0 0.0” instead of “scales to 00”, and I tried different layers and different zones, but when I open my story in the app the CAROUSEL is nowhere!!! Even when I use the overly help in the app it just finds the TICKET BOOTH and the BOUNCY CASTLE…

Can anybody help me please? :frowning_face:

#2

Okay so the format you are using for adding the overlay next to the background is not correct.
The correct format is:
BACKGROUND with OVERLAY to scale x y

So if the overlay’s scale size is 0.8 and the shift coordinates (where you placed your overlay) are 120 95, then the format looks like this:
BACKGROUND with OVERLAY to 0.8 120 95

Also, scaling the overlay to 0 0 means there’s no size which means it’s not there.

More about overlays here: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS

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#3

OK, thank you! So which scale do I have to use when I the size to stay just as is is? Is this scale 1?

#4

The default scale size is 1.0, but you can change the size to whatever size you want when you test your story by using the overlay helper tool.

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#5

So now I tried this:

EXT. CARNIVAL with TICKET BOOTH to 1.0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10 with BOUNCY CASTLE to 1.0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -20 with CAROUSEL to 1.0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10

but it’s still the same problem

#6

And when I do this:

EXT. CARNIVAL with TICKET BOOTH to 1.0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer - 10 with BOUNCY CASTLE to 1.0 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 at layer -20

@overlay CAROUSEL create
@overlay CAROUSEL shifts to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay CAROUSEL scales to 1.0 1.0 in 0
@overlay CAROUSEL opacity 1 in 0

There’s an error in the app, saying:

“WRITER WARNING
Writer error when using 6750931959152640_CAROUSEL for overlay animation. Please create overlay in stage view first.”

#7

Can you post a screenshot of your script, and then a screenshot of your story where the overlays aren’t showing up?

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