Is there a way to rotate overlays in place?

Can I rotate overlays in place? Like they will just spin around.

Yes :slight_smile: Have a look here

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I did, I couldn’t find something about it.

I tried 0.5 with 360 degrees, normally it has to spin around but it moves to somewhere else

Let’s see your code

EXT. EPISODE with PURPLE POWER to 1.000 255 -72 in zone 1 at layer 1
@pause for a beat
@overlay PURPLE POWER shifts to 0 0 in 2 THEN pause for a beat
@overlay PURPLE POWER shifts to 0 0 in 2 AND overlay PURPLE POWER rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 2

I would try experimenting with the anchor point. That decides which “angle” your overlay rotates on :slight_smile:
Maybe try:

@overlay PURPLE POWER shifts to 0 0 in 2 AND overlay PURPLE POWER rotates 360 anchor point 1 1 in 2

-OR-

@overlay PURPLE POWER shifts to 0 0 in 2 AND overlay PURPLE POWER rotates 360 anchor point 0 0 in 2

Sadly, it’s not spinning it’s moving

Try this:

EXT. EPISODE with PURPLE POWER to 1.000 255 -72 in zone 1 at layer 1
@pause for a beat
@overlay PURPLE POWER shifts to 0 0 in 2 THEN pause for a beat
&overlay PURPLE POWER shifts to 0 0 in 2
@overlay PURPLE POWER rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 2

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It moved to bottom left of the screen then rotated there

Well you’re shifting to 0 0
That’s what’s going to happen

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I have to because my overlay is at the center of the screen

You want to move the overlay to the left and then spin? Or…?

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I want overlay to be offscreen then move to screen center then spin around but it’s impossible

No it’s not. Let’s figure it out.

Okay when you first put in the overlay, it’s already offscreen?

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Yes

Okay great now

You want it to move to the center.
Do you have the coordinates for that? (X Y)

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Yes I made the overlay right in the screen so it’s 0 0

That’s not right. I’d check again.

The coordinates 0 0 will put the overlay at the bottom left of the screen

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Oh my god i can’t believe it! It worked! Thank you so muchhhhhhhhhh