If a background already has an overlay and I add one, why does it disappear?


#1

I need help with my story.
I am using the background INT. RESTAURANT BOOTH - NIGHT and it already has a table overlay built in it when it is used. (Episode automatically has the table in the background.) When i add another overlay, which is a soda can, the table disappears. What can I do, so in which the table stays there?


#2

Try using the overlay create command instead :slight_smile: This is how I work w/ backgrounds w/ overlays.

&overlay OVERLAYNAME create
&overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to 100 100 in zone # in 0
&overlay OVERLAYNAME scales to 1.0 1.0 in 0
&overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity 1 in 0


#3

Adding your own overlay replaces the built-in one. If you want both the original and another overlay at the beginning of your scene, you’ll have to do something like this:

INT. BACKGROUND - DAY with INT. BACKGROUND - DAY with OVERLAY


#4

it doesn’t work… it says it doesn’t exist


#5

INT. RESTAURANT BOOTH - NIGHT with TABLE BOOTH with OVERLAY