My overlay wont go away

in my story im using overlays and it wont go away when i change the opacity to 0. it wont even let me move the overlays in spot directing either, so i cant move it offscreen.

can someone help me? heres my script

script

&overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear THEN overlay AJP4 create AND overlay AJP4 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP4 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP4 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP4 clear THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear THEN overlay AJP4 create AND overlay AJP4 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP4 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP4 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP4 clear THEN overlay AJP4 create AND overlay AJP4 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP4 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP4 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP4 clear THEN overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP2 create AND overlay AJP2 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP2 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP2 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP2 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear THEN overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP2 clear THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear THEN overlay AJP4 create AND overlay AJP4 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP4 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP4 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP4 clear THEN overlay AJP2 create AND overlay AJP2 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP2 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP2 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP2 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP2 clear THEN overlay AJP4 create AND overlay AJP4 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP4 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP4 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP4 clear THEN overlay AJP4 create AND overlay AJP4 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP4 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP4 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear THEN overlay AJP3 create AND overlay AJP3 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP3 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP3 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP4 clear THEN overlay AJP1 create AND overlay AJP1 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP1 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP1 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP3 clear THEN overlay AJP2 create AND overlay AJP2 shifts to 315 -15 in zone 2 AND overlay AJP2 scales to 0.892 0.892 AND overlay AJP2 moves to layer 2 AND overlay AJP2 opacity 1 in 0 THEN pause for 0.07 AND overlay AJP1 clear
@speechbubble is 165 258 to 100% with tail_top_right

    JAQUELINE
You just have to put in effort.

@cut to zone 1
@zoom on 74 370 to 256% in 0
@speechbubble reset

    ACE (talk_exhausted)
Get off me.

    ACE (talk_neutral_forward)
I'm sure there are tons of other guys here that want you.

@cut to zone 3
@JAQUELINE spot 1.280 169 -52 in zone 1 AND JAQUELINE faces right AND JAQUELINE starts rear
&JAQUELINE MIRROR spot 1.280 191 -1 in zone 3 AND ACE MIRROR stands upscreen left AND ACE MIRROR is rear AND ACE MIRROR faces left AND JAQUELINE MIRROR faces left AND zoom on 746 333 to 195% in 0 AND JAQUELINE MIRROR moves to layer -3 AND ACE MIRROR moves to layer 1
@overlay AJP1 opacity 0 in 0
@overlay AJP2 opacity 0 in 0
@overlay AJP3 opacity 0 in 0
@overlay AJP4 opacity 0 in 0
@overlay JHA opacity 0 in 0

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You can’t put the ‘pause for’ command in a THEN command.

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where did i do that? if its in the really long part… i think its correct because that’s a template im using from @/georgiasanders.episode

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Ah no, I got distracted. Mb, sorry!

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its okay, dw ab it

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Hello,
Is your overlay names also with the background name? Such as BACKGROUND with AJP1? That can be one reason why they’re not clearing off the screen.
Does it show if there are any errors in the script?

Although the animation of the overlays lasts up to almost 3 minutes, the overlays keep being cleared after .07 seconds it would likely be hard to spot direct them until the animation is finished but you wouldn’t be able to spot direct them if they’re cleared off the scene anyway. Lol you would have to spot direct them before a clear command.

Another thing might be because you are clearing and creating the same ones multiple times which I personally wouldn’t do as there’s a simpler way to code something like this in my opinion but maybe that’s the issue that could cause a type of glitch where it’s stuck on screen.

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thank you so much for this. the issue was with the code i was using. my friend helped me solve this, but thank you for helping!

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