My characters are at certain spots and i really don’t get how to move them together for kiss
Ok, PM me the part from the script where they’re at and I’ll help you out : )
You probably already know this but in case not, here you go:
There’s two types of pans: inter-zone pans and intra-zone pans
Inter-zone pans are just pans to different zones:
@pan to zone # in T
@pan to zone 2 in 3
This means the camera will pan (slide) to zone 2 from the current zone it’s in, and this pan will last 3 seconds.
It doesn’t have to be three seconds. It can be any number of seconds you want it to be.
I talk more about them here: HOW TO: Stage Direction
Now, onto Intra-zone pans
These are pans that occur within a single zone. (So if you’re in zone 1, these pans will take place in zone 1 only. Want to pan to another zone? No problem, you need to use an inter-zone pan mentioned above)
The generic code for it:
@zoom on X Y to % in S
In order to achieve an intra-zone pan, You would zoom from one X Y coordinate to another at the same magnification %.
What this means is that your X and Y values can end up being different however the % is the same.
@zoom on 160 400 to 200% in 2
So, the 160 could change to a different number and so can the 400, however the 200% remains the same.
Sometimes people make this error and it can be frustrating, even though it’s easy to solve, some people can end up getting stuck.
So, remember when you’re putting a choice in your story:
See how there’s a space (a whole line skipped) between } and “Random Option”? You do NOT want that.
Of course you’ll change Random Option to whatever you want your options within a choice to be called and you will add dialogue underneath.
Hope this helps XOXO
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Jem! This is an amazing thread! I Have no idea what the coding is though, I’m so confused and bad at this
Anyways, more people should notice this amazing hlping workshop!
Understanding Duplicate labels:
Bla bla bla…
You chose long hair for yourself.
You chose short hair for yourself.
Just imagine you wrote this. You would get an error because label hair_size is being repeated twice. A goto leads to a label and goto hair_size would lead to label hair_size.
BUT THE PROBLEM IS IF GOTO HAIR_SIZE LEADS TO LABEL HAIR_SIZE TWICE and since there are two labels present, which one is it gonna go to?! The long haired option or the short haired one? You have no idea and so wouldn’t a reader. Therefore, it would NOT make sense to duplicate a label. And obviously, you can’t test it because you get an error. It just wouldn’t make sense. I mean, can you seriously imagine a story where duplicate labels were allowed? Oh man, it would be a mess…
However, a label can have multiple gotos leading to it (see how label continue_plot has goto continue_plot twice?) heck, you can have more than three gotos leading to a label!
Hope it makes sense what I’m trying to say
Moral of this post: Do NOT duplicate labels. Even having three labels or more than three with the same name in your episode is bad. (ex. having label red_color appear five times in your episode is not allowed.)
Also, remember that gotos lead to a label that they share a name with.
So, goto CUSTOMIZE would lead to label CUSTOMIZE and goto PARK would lead to label PARK and so forth.
However, duplicating labels is only restricted to each episode, not your whole entire story. So, if in episode 1, you had label DRESSING_GAME, in episode 2 you can have that label, too, just not have it appear more than once within an episode.
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Thank you so much @CinnamonToast that means a lot coming from you
You’re honestly so amazing!
In case anybody wants to write their Instagram in their bio (like I did) without showing the actual link.
It would look like this:
So, first you’d write the word Instagram and italicize it if you want.
Then you’d write your IG (Instagram) account next to it.
Next, you’d put [ ] around the Instagram account that you wrote, so it looks like this:
Then next to your Instagram, you’d write your Instagram link.
After that you would put () around your link, so it looks like this:
You’d put that all together, to make it appear like this:
Looks cool, right?
Can also be applied to stories, too.
As well as other websites ^^
Submit a ticket here
P.S if you’re unsure about how to do this and you see someone do it, you can always quote their post and see how they wrote it (you don’t need to post anything, just quote them and see how they wrote it, copy it and replace the link with yours as well as change the word highlighted in blue that can be clicked to the one you want)
Read this on the ink style: PETITION: More Ink!
A very helpful guide:
Customizing your character
Using The Avatar Creator Feature:
Using Reader’s Existing Avatar:
Multiple CC templates can be found here:
Limited CC templates can be found here:
These are the different ways to customize a character. Have fun and remember to give credit to @ Dara.Amarie in regards to the multiple & limited CC templates; she works so hard on them
Also, a guide to typed in choices as well as naming your character (which is of course a typed in choice lol):
Twin and Family Member CC template by the awesome @ Dara.Amarie :
Check out this template by @ Dara.Amarie :
& this one:
Ok, this is all for now lol…
Complex Branching Guide from Episode:
Amazing guide on using & or @ (which are different):
Another amazing guide by @ Dara.Amarie on script symbols: Script Symbols/Commands and What They're Used For
I’m going to bookmark this!
So, as soon as you start making progress on your story (by the time you reach the third Episode), Episode Interactive sends you this e-mail:
It looks like you are making great progress on your story, STORY NAME! Before they publish for the first time many creators have questions about what kinds of content stories can have. You are here to help! You can find our Guidelines here. Stories that meet Episode’s content guidelines are eligible for featuring and more!
The most common things authors put in their stories that aren’t allowed are:
- Stories that are reproductions, tributes or fan fictions of other books, movies or tv shows.
- Adding real life celebrities as characters.
- Depictions of sex acts or sexually explicit content.
- Slurs or words you would not say in school.
If you have more questions about what can be in your story, our Support Team is here to help! Send us a message here.
The Episode Team"
P.S What your story can and cannot include:
Also, remember that you can always submit a ticket here if you’re experiencing issues or for other Episode related reasons: https://episodesupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
And to find your support ID:
Episode Terms of Service can be read here:
If you’re looking for a job at Episode Interactive you can search for them here:
(Note, jobs can have different requirements, and there might not even be one available at the moment)
The Episode Content Guidelines can be found here: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/115001818407-Episode-Content-Guidelines
It gives you a list and you can go through them : )
Content Guidelines: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001086773-Content-Guidelines
Censor Bar Use, Nudity, and Sexual Content: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001092214-Censor-Bar-Use-Nudity-and-Sexual-Content
References to Drugs & Alcohol: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001086833-References-to-Drugs-Alcohol
Suicide & Self-Harm: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001086913-Suicide-Self-Harm
Hate Speech: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001092314-Hate-Speech
Songs, Brands, Celebrities and Children: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001086973-Songs-Brands-Celebrities-and-Children
And yep, that’s it for now, but if new rules are added in, or they change, or something else happens, I’ll be sure to keep you informed ^^
Thanks Jem! I literally just read through all of them and I found the one about alcohol particularly helpful.
Hi! When using backgrounds with built in overlays, how to you set the layer of the overlay? I’m using the INT. CAFE OL - DAY and I want one person to be behind the counter and another one in front of the counter, but I can’t seem to figure out how to move the layer of the overlay
@overlay overlayname moves to layer _