I need help with a moving overlay

I’ve been trying to make it look like the typing icon is moving but I can’t figure out the overlay moment. Any help is needed

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The | that shows up behind what you’re typing? If you are trying to make it look like someone typing you’d have to move it multiple times for each letter OR if you just want to give the illusion of each letter being typed quickly do:

&overlay TYPELINE shift to # # in zone # in #of seconds using linear and overlay LETTERA opacity in #of seconds and overlay LETTERB opacity in #ofseconds

You can also do it by sentence and just do &overlay TYPELINE shift to # # in zone # in #of seconds using linear with the overlay opacity time for the sentence.

It will take A LOT of commitment to get the letter timing right but it’s possible.

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Give me a second and I’ll show you one that I did with a type line. I was practice coding a scene where a character steals an essay and changes the authors name with theirs.

&overlay POINTER shifts to 200 228 in zone 1 in 3 using easebackinout
@pause for 3.1
&overlay POINTER shifts to 245 208 in zone 1 in 2 using easeout and overlay SELECT opacity 1 in 2 THEN overlay MELISSA opacity 0
@pause for 2.1
sound button_click
&overlay SELECT opacity 0 and overlay TYPELINE opacity 1
sound off
@pause for 2
sound typing
&overlay TYPELINE shifts to 231 229 in zone 1 in 2 and overlay S LETTER opacity 1 in .2 and overlay P LETTER opacity 1 in .4 and overlay E 1LETTER opacity 1 in .6 and overlay N LETTER opacity 1 in .8 and overlay C LETTER opacity 1 in 1 and overlay E LETTER opacity 1 in 1.5 and overlay R LETTER opacity 1 in 2
@pause for 3

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Thank you for the help where can I credit you for the help :relaxed:

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A readerMessage with my forum name is fine, although I’m not super worried about getting credit. I’m happy to help :slight_smile:

Oh, and you don’t have to use “using linear” if you keep your y the same like :smiley:
&overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to 203 300 in zone 1

then in the script to move it you would put
&overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to 405 300 in zone 1 in 3 (keeping the Y axis the same # will make it move straight across and the same goes for up/down you’d : &overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to 203 100 in zone 1 )

^^^ that goes for zooms as well. up/down keep the first # the same, left/right keep the second # the same.

Moved to Directing Help and Tips since this is about coding. Make sure to check out our Forum Tutorial for more info about creating topics, and feel free to PM me if you’ve got questions. :smiley:

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