First of all, I want to apologize to the person whom I offended very deeply by posting this on their thread so I’ve decided to post it on my own thread. It’s pretty much what other posts on spot directing say but I wanted to make it as simple & detailed as possible. This one is dedicated to you @softangel
Anyways, here ya go:
@CHAR spot S X Y
@ANGIE spot 1.280 200 0
Walking using spot directing:
@CHAR walks to spot S X Y
@ANGIE walks to spot 1.280 400 0
The S is the height of the character (so 1.280 is how tall Angie is), the X is left to right (she walks from left to right or right to left) and Y is her going up and down (so you can make her walk from the top of the background to the bottom of the background or from the bottom of the background to the top in combination with making her walk from left to right or vice versa (the X-value) while also changing her height (S), so S would be smaller if you want your character to be smaller and S would be bigger if you want your character to be bigger OR you can place her at the top of the background, or at the bottom, or in the middle, or at any other value on the Y-axis in your story when you test out the whole thing on the web previewer)
Think of X as the horizontal axis (a horizontal line goes straight from left to right) And think of Y as the vertical axis (this line goes from top to bottom) Look at this:
Again, the horizontal line is X and the vertical line is Y
If you took Math (of course, you probably did, even though Math is boring it’s pretty easy ) think of it like a grid.
On the x-axis (horizontal line) numbers are higher on the right side and lower on the left side. So if X was 120 and you want to make her walk from left to right, the numbers would increase. So X might change to 200 or whatever value that’s higher than 120. However, if you wanted her to go from right to left, x would decrease. If you have her at 120, it would be a lower number than 120. And looking at the value Y, it’s a straight line where negative numbers are at the bottom of the line however the numbers start increasing along the line, with very positive numbers at the top of the line.
So, to sum it up, if you want to change the height of the character, you’d change the S value in S X Y
If you want to make them walk from left to right or right to left in a straight line, you’d change the X value.
If you want them to go from top to bottom or bottom the top, you’d change the Y value.
You can change all three, or two, depending on where you wanna make your character walk.
And of course, you’d replace S X Y with actual numerical values.
Also, note, you’d need to test out the spot values for your character on the web previewer, don’t take the actual values from the grid lol, they were just used as an example!
Anyways, I hope this helped and that I didn’t make it more confusing.
Sorry for how crooked the lines look
But I hope this somewhat helps you @softangel : )
Anyways, good luck!