Looping Overlay Not Working on App

So I basically coded a scene for the looping background to continue. The problem is on my laptop everything works Fien but when I get to the app the background isn’t looping and it won’t play. It’s stuck and I have to go forward 10 lines to see the ending part of the scene. Anyone know how to fix this problem? How to have a smooth transition with the looping overlay?

EXT. BLUE - DAY with FORESTLOOP to 0 100 0 with GREYOVERLAY with ARROWRIGHT with AR2 with AR3
&zoom on 306 528 to 162% in 0
&overlay 5182225709793280_GREYOVERLAY shifts to -14 -25 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_GREYOVERLAY scales to 3.647 3.647
&overlay 5182225709793280_FORESTLOOP moves to layer -1
#bow and arrow
&overlay 5182225709793280_ARROWRIGHT shifts to -73 165 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_ARROWRIGHT scales to 0.203 0.203
&overlay 5182225709793280_ARROWRIGHT moves to layer Max Layer
#bow and arrow two
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR2 shifts to -86 131 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR2 scales to 0.203 0.203
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR2 moves to layer Max Layer
#bow and arrow three
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR3 shifts to -83 73 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR3 scales to 0.203 0.203
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR3 moves to layer Max Layer
#SCENE BEGINGS HERE
&overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -320 0 in zone 1 in .9 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -640 0 in zone 1 in .9 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0 loop INFINITE times

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It is not working for three reasons:

  1. Where it says &overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -320 0 in zone 1 in .9 et ride of the . before the 9

  2. Where it says THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -640 0 in zone 1 in .9 get ride of the . before the 9

  3. Where it says THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0 get rid of the in 0 and put in 9 so everything is in 9 so actually get rid of all the in .9’s and just put it at the end then say loop INFINITE times

So it would end up looking like this:

&overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -320 0 in zone 1 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -640 0 in zone 1 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 9 loop INFINITE times

I’m not sure why it isn’t working, but .9 is a very valid time. 9 seconds is an incredibly long period.

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True

I wanted the overlay to move quickly. It won’t preview on the app but on my computer everything looks perfect but when I go to the app the overlay scene won’t move, and some other things won’t work, I have to fast forward and then the overlay moves. My main concern is why it won’t start when I transition to the next scene.

#last scene transition
@pause for 2

EXT. BLUE - DAY with FORESTLOOP to 0 100 0 with GREYOVERLAY with ARROWRIGHT with AR2 with AR3
&zoom on 306 528 to 162% in 0
&overlay 5182225709793280_GREYOVERLAY shifts to -14 -25 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_GREYOVERLAY scales to 3.647 3.647
&overlay 5182225709793280_FORESTLOOP moves to layer -1
#bow and arrow
&overlay 5182225709793280_ARROWRIGHT shifts to -73 165 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_ARROWRIGHT scales to 0.203 0.203
&overlay 5182225709793280_ARROWRIGHT moves to layer Max Layer
#bow and arrow two
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR2 shifts to -86 131 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR2 scales to 0.203 0.203
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR2 moves to layer Max Layer
#bow and arrow three
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR3 shifts to -83 73 in zone 1
&overlay 5182225709793280_AR3 scales to 0.203 0.203
@overlay 5182225709793280_AR3 moves to layer Max Layer
#SCENE BEGINS HERE
&overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -320 0 in zone 1 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -640 0 in zone 1 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 9 loop INFINITE times
#overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -320 0 in zone 1 in .9 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to -640 0 in zone 1 in .9 THEN overlay FORESTLOOP shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0 loop INFINITE times

#YOU spot 0.395 209 178 in zone 1
#YOU moves to layer 7
@YOU spot 0.353 210 197 in zone 1
@YOU moves to layer 7
&YOU starts ride_horse_gallop_serious_loop

@YOUHORSE2 spot 0.351 209 198 in zone 1
@YOUHORSE2 moves to layer 0
@YOUHORSE2 faces right
&YOUHORSE2 starts gallop_loop
@add Cupid Bow Wooden to MAN1
@MAN9 spot 0.372 71 196 in zone 1
@MAN9 moves to layer 8
@MAN9 faces right
@MAN1 spot 0.353 71 201 in zone 1
@MAN1 moves to layer 10
@MAN1 faces right
#second rider
@MAN2 spot 0.372 89 198 in zone 1
@MAN2 moves to layer -1
@MAN2 faces right
@MAN3 spot 0.353 89 205 in zone 1
@MAN3 moves to layer -1
@MAN3 faces right

#riders going
&MAN1 is ride_horse_gallop_polo_serious_loop AND MAN9 is gallop_loop AND MAN2 is gallop_loop AND MAN3 is ride_horse_gallop_serious_loop

&zoom on 278 52 to 162% in 4.5
@pause for 4.9

this whole scene doesn’t work, I was wondering if it’s my app problem or not so if you guys want to check I can send you the link to my story which episode 8 is the testing episode that it’s on, maybe it works on yours

“Max layer” isn’t a valid layer. You have to use an actual number.

And are MAN9 and MAN2 a horse? Because the animation gallop_loop is only for horses.

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it worked, I didn’t know that wasn’t a valid layer. Thank you so much!

@Yoshi @Winteronepisode @xANGEL thank you for the help as well, I appreciate you guys for even thinking to help me :blush:

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Yea when it says “Max layer” when previewing your story, it’s just saying the overlay or character is at the very top layer. But you still need to change it to a number when you copy/paste the code into your script.

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noted :smile:

Np I always like to help fellow authors.