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#293

How do you change a background while my character is still on screen. I wanted my character to enter a living rooom and the background is a closed door I wanted to change it into the background with an open door how do i make my charcater stay on screan?

#294

Halloooo!!! Quick question. For 1 of my stories… I am using a Background Loop. Is it possible to make the loop not so fast? Like, can i make it turn it down a notch??

#295

Hi! Maybe have some transitions there? Like, zoom in on the doorknob… have a transition, then change the background to what you want?

@transition fade out black in 2
or
@transition fade in black in 2

then zoom out. :slight_smile:

#296

Are you using your own background or episode one?

#297

Example:
INT. LIVING ROOM - CLOSED
#scene
&CHARACTER stand screen center etc.

INT. LIVING ROOM - OPEN
&CHARACTER stand screen center etc.

Keep the character in the same position and use & and just switch the background, I tested myself :slight_smile: it works perfectly!

#298

Hi!

An Episode one… Umm, EXT. LOOPING JUNGLE PAN - DAY

I was just wondering if I could keep it from looping too fast but if not, that’s fine. :slight_smile:

#299

Unfortunately, you can’t :frowning:

#300

Awhhh bummer, good to know! Thanks for the info ^^

#302
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#303

I need help with the mirror reflection code because it’s not turning out right for me. Here’s what I have:
INT. FANCY BLUE BATHROOM- DAY with MIRROR to 0.676 39 330 at layer 2

@cut to zone 2

@RAIN2 spot 0.958 158 204 in zone 2 at layer 3 AND RAIN2 faces left AND RAIN2 starts rear

@RAIN3 spot 0.958 184 200 in zone 2 at layer 1 AND RAIN3 faces left AND RAIN3 starts idle_sad

#304

What is the issue you are facing? Can you send me an image of the preview so I know what you wish to achieve?

#305

Well my duplicate character is showing her whole body instead of just her face in the mirror.

#306

You might just need to move and spot direct her till you find what works for you.

#307

I’ve tried doing that, and it still showed her whole body. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I am trying. I have been trying to figure out how to do the mirror reflection for the longest, and I’m still getting confused about it.

#308

Hi, I have a few doubts…

  1. How can I have special art scenes in my story?
  2. How do I create golden choices?
  3. How do I make my character stand with her back shown to the camera (i.e. I want her to face backside)
  4. I created my own overlay, and I used the code
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER create
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER shifts to -751 -12
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER scales to 1.396 1.396
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER opacity 1 in 0
    but the overlay isn’t coming on screen; what should I do?
  5. I have a scene where two of my characters are in a car on the road with a looping background, when suddenly the car stops, so I change the background from EXT. CITY HIGHWAY LOOP - DAY with CAR SIDE PINK to EXT. CITY HIGHWAY - DAY with CAR SIDE PINK, but the before the background changes, the screen goes black and then the background changes - however, it doesn’t look nice. So, how do I change the background without the black screen coming for a sec?
#309
  1. How can I have special art scenes in my story?
    You have to find someone who can make them for you, check Resources section on the forum and upload them as a background.
  2. How do I create golden choices?
    choice
    < PREMIUM>“Choice One”{
    }
    Note: There’s a space inside the < > make sure you’ll delete it.
  3. How do I make my character stand with her back shown to the camera (i.e. I want her to face backside)
    @CHARACTER faces left AND CHARACTER is idle_rear or rear (LL)

Character facing rear left:

Command:
@CHARACTER faces right AND CHARACTER is idle_rear

Character facing rear right:

Command:
@CHARACTER faces left AND CHARACTER is idle_rear

  1. I created my own overlay, and I used the code
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER create
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER shifts to -751 -12
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER scales to 1.396 1.396
    @overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER opacity 1 in 0
    but the overlay isn’t coming on screen; what should I do?

Most likely your scene is in a different zone make sure you’ll add a zone to shift command
@overlay CAR SIDE SHINY SILVER shifts to -751 -12 in zone 2

  1. I would add an overlay to the background instead of creating it on the scene to prevent that.

EXT. CITY HIGHWAY - DAY with CAR SIDE PINK to % X Y in zone #

#310

@Apes TYSM :kissing_heart:

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#311


What’s going wrong? The overlay isn’t appearing

#312

change the @ to & on the all the overlay commands on the silver car overlay (which I’m guessing is the problematic overlay)

#313

No, nothing happened by changing @ to & @RudeInception
Before, I could see the overlay, but now somehow it’s stopped appearing