I'm having a problem with layers not working right


#1

Hey, this is my first topic, so I’m sorry if I write something wrong.
Basically, I know that the command for changing the layers that characters “stand” in is
@CHARACTER moves to layer x. But it’s not working, for whatever reason.
I made a scene in school hallway using the script template for crowd - party, where, as you probably know, people in the back are all in spots and in specific layers. In zone 1, I had two characters enter from left, have a conversation, (they are all in front of everyone) then 1 character enter from right, (also in front of everyone, but everyone from the CROWD) again, normal conversation, then I wanted the 3rd character (the one that entered from right. I think I should also note that the character was a background character at the start of the scene, but I changed her @, layer into 5 and I made her just stand there, (@MADELINE stands in not be in spot) to perform the ‘idle_read_phone_neutral’ animation, but my problem is that even though her layer is 5 and the rest of characters are in lower layers (0-2), her hand is behind the 2nd character in the conversation (He’s standing in screen center). I really want people to see her holding the phone, but the layers are not working. I even changed the 2nd ch. layer to -5 and hers to 10 and still not working! Please, somebody help!

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#2

Quick question, have you tested it on your mobile?


#3

Not yet. I’ll try in a second and let you know if it still is an issue


#4

Ok, it’s just because the web previewer isn’t the best thing to go off of. Mobile is more accurate


#5

Thank you. I know…


#6

Hi, I checked on the phone, still not working…


#7

Hey! @Marlie I’m not sure if this problem has been solved, but I’m getting the same problem. Whenever I use basic spot placements like “screen center, screen left, screen right”, it’s like the layers are fixed and unchangeable.