I need some help with my script directing :(


#1

I’m having trouble making characters walk across the screen. Can you help me?
I’m typing in
@WILLIAM CORMAC enters from left to screen right
(the name of my character don’t ask )
but nothing happens
I tried almost everything I’m lost
please help


#2

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#3

Maybe you misspelled the name of the character? What did you type before or after it? :thinking:


#4

It’s showing that’s it’s a correct character, I checked the spelling it seems to be correct.
I did
@characters name enters from left to screen right


#5

This command is correct. Do you have anything after it? Are you using your phone or portal to preview?


#6

I tried using both, both just played nothing
It’s strange it even says it’s a valid command for some reason the character just won’t show up.


#7

Are you sure the name is the Script name and not just the display name?


#8

Can you post more script?


#9

Check if your story is spotlight or full body.

If it is full body display then try adding the zone,
@WILLAM CORMAC enters from left to screen right in zone #


#10

It’s the script name
And before that I have the narrator talking and change in zone
I double checked and it’s full body
I tried the zone change still nothing
:confounded:


#11

If you post more of your script maybe we will be able to help you.


#12

@pan to zone 2
@WILLIAMS WIFE stands screen left in zone 2
@ WILLIAM enters from left to screen right in zone 2


#13

2 things I notice off the bat;

  1. Earlier you said the name was “WILLIAM CORMAC”, and in this piece of script, you just used the name WILLIAM.

  2. There’s a space between the @ and the name WILLIAM.

I believe the correct scripting should be;

@WILLIAM CORMAC enters from left to screen right in zone 2

I could be wrong, I’m not great at scripting either. :slight_smile:


#14

I had to put the space because episode said I wasn’t allowed to mention two usernames?
And I did change it to Williams full name after you mentioned it but still nothing
Is this some glitch?


#15

You can’t actually do that. It will come up as a warning.


#16

It may be a glitch but try to delete a scene and re-write it again, and if you can send me a full scene on PM (if you don’t want to post it here)


#17

ahhh okay oops


#18

Okay thank you! I’ll do that. I hope nothing wrong with my compueter …


#19