My story isn't working can anyone help please?!?!


#1

Here’s what I’ve written:

EXT. ISLAND BEACH - DAY

@KENDALL changes into KENDALL_default
@ADRIAN changes into ADRIAN_default

@KENDALL stands screen center in zone 1 AND ADRIAN spot 1.280 809 6 in zone 1
@ADRIAN faces left AND KENDALL faces right

When I preview my story, ADRIAN is where he’s supposed to be, but KENDALL is not. On the preview screen, I zoomed out as much as I could and I saw KENDALL in zone 2 and I don’t know what is going on!

I tried many different things, KENDALL was standing screen center in zone 1 and that worked, then I moved ADRIAN to a spot next to her and she disappeared to zone 2.
It’s also like this on the app when I preview, I really don’t know why this is happening because there’s no errors or anything!


#2

Can you show me some more of your current script so that I can see if you’re doing anything wrong? :heart:


#3

INT. BLACK - NIGHT

music off

    NARRATOR
One week later...

INT. ISLAND BEDROOM - DAY

@KENDALL changes into ksweats

&KENDALL spot 0.684 488 374 AND KENDALL is idle_lay_exhausted_loop

@transition fade in black

&zoom on 320 236 to 296% in 7

@pause for a beat

    NARRATOR (KENDALL)
A week passed since Adrian left.
I spent those seven days thinking about that night.
How he told me that he loves me.

if (adrianlove is “I love you too.”) {

    NARRATOR (KENDALL)
How maybe I was too quick to say it back.
Was it in the heat of the moment?
Or am I actually in love with Adrian?

} elif (adrianlove is “Don’t say anything.”) {

    NARRATOR (KENDALL)
How I should have said something back.
Did I stay silent because I was confused?
Or do I not feel the same about Adrian?

}

@transition fade out white

EXT. ISLAND BEACH - DAY

@KENDALL changes into KENDALL_default
@ADRIAN changes into ADRIAN_default

@zoom reset

@KENDALL stands screen center in zone 1 AND KENDALL faces right

@ADRIAN enters from right to screen right

if (1stparty is “Hot”) {

@KENDALL changes into PartyHot

} elif (1stparty is “Black”) {

@KENDALL changes into PartyBlack

} elif (1stparty is “Cute”) {

@KENDALL changes into PartyCute

}

I changed the end part from
@KENDALL stands screen center in zone 1 AND ADRIAN spot 1.280 809 6 in zone 1
@ADRIAN faces left AND KENDALL faces right
to
@KENDALL spot 1.280 46 -30 in zone 3 AND KENDALL faces right AND ADRIAN stands screen right AND ADRIAN faces left
And KENDALL still disappears when ADRIAN goes next to her


#4

The thing is, the whole script works perfectly until that scene when ADRIAN is next to KENDALL

when i tell KENDALL to stands screen center alone, it works, and she only vanishes when ADRIAN is next to her
AHHH THIS IS SO STRESSFUL


#5

Try this:

&KENDALL stands screen center in zone 1 AND KENDALL faces right
@ADRIAN stands screen right AND ADRIAN faces left


#6

The camera automatically focuses on zone 1 when the camera isn’t given directions on where to focus.

I think you were directing KENDALL to stand in a zone that the camera wasn’t focusing on, and since you didn’t specify a zone for ADRIAN to stand in, ADRIAN automatically went in zone 1. If you want them both to be standing in zone 3 you need to do the command @cut (zone #) right after you put which background you want and it will add them both to that zone without you needing to specify which zone. For example:

EXT. ISLAND BEACH - DAY
@cut to zone 3
@KENDALL stands screen center AND KENDALL faces right
@ADRIAN stands screen right AND ADRIAN faces left

and the camera will focus on zone 3 and automatically place ADRIAN in zone 3 with KENDALL.

If you want to spot direct them, you WILL have to specify the zone for BOTH the characters.


#7

Ugh the directing is working but now the dialogue isn’t!

Here’s what I want to happen

if (adrianopinion is “Hot af!!!”) {

    ADRIAN (talk_flirt_coy)
So I'm 'Holy handsome', huh?

    KENDALL (talk_flirt_coy)
Yeeahhh, you weren't supposed to hear that.

    ADRIAN (talk_handsopen_happy_loop)
Don't sweat it, it's nice to know that a girl - who's actually hot - thinks I'm handsome.

} elif (adrianopinion is “Not my type.”) {

    ADRIAN (talk_shrug_neutral)
So I'm not your type, huh?

    ADRIAN (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Good to know. Now I won't try to hit on you.

    KENDALL (talk_flirt_coy)
Yeeahhh, you weren't supposed to hear that.

    ADRIAN (talk_apathetic)
Don't worry about it. You're not my type anyway.

@KENDALL is eyeroll_sarcastic

}

Instead, KENDALL and ADRIAN are just standing there.


#8

Are they just standing there while they’re supposed to be doing the animations while talking?


#9

No, they’re just idle and it’s not continuing


#10

Wait so at what point do they begin to be idle?


#11

after
&KENDALL stands screen center in zone 1 AND KENDALL faces right
@ADRIAN stands screen right AND ADRIAN faces left


#12

Can you show me everything together in the script