Multiple Overlays are not showing when playing story

Hi There,

I have been trying to create a classroom scene for a while, but for some reason when I add multiple overlays it lets me choose where I want them and size but when I go to play them on my story they do not show up?

Is there anyone who can help with this as this is part of my story and in desperate need of some help.



Can you show me your script please?

Yeah sure I’ll send it through

If you haven’t, remember to set the overlay’s opacity to 1. The default opacity of overlays is 0.

I didn’t do that, but thank you for the advice :slightly_smiling_face:

I took away the spot directing as it was frustrating me.

Hey, so when you do the size/move/layer and click copy and paste it into your script it looks something like :
@overlay NAME shifts to 0 0 in zone 1
@overlay NAME scales to 1.000 1.000
@overlay NAME moves to layer 0
( whatever the size/scale/layer #s are)
You have to add : @overlay NAME opacity 1 (which is fully visible) or if you want to spot an overlay to “appear” later in the scenes you would put @overlay NAME opacity 0 then when you want it to appear you would use either @ or &overlay NAME opacity 1 (you can fade it in by putting “in #” after the opacity #

I’ve gotten into the habit of changing the @'s to:
&overlay NAME shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 and overlay NAME scales to 1.000 1.000 and overlay NAME to layer 0 and overlay NAME opacity 1
to shorten the space it takes up in my script- it will show the same as if you left it in separate lines but I think it looks cleaner to have it on one.

When you simply copy/paste what it gives you and play through it on your phone/device, they won’t appear unless you add the “overlay NAME opacity 1”.

Does this help explain it better?

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This explains it a lot better, thank you for your help :slight_smile:


Okay, good luck and happy writings :smiley:

Thank you :slight_smile:

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No problem, did it fix your issue?

It doesn’t seem to be working, would you like me to send you my script that I have altered with the help you gave me?

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Yeah, I’ll look at it. Just message it to me here. :slight_smile:

Okay thank you :slightly_smiling_face:

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INT. CLASSROOM WITH WINDOW - DAY with OVERLAY NAME and they’ll show in your story. I can’t believe I didn’t notice that first :woman_facepalming:

Make sure you put (lower case) ‘with’ between each overlay’s name.

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