My story preview won't update!


#1

Hey!
I’m trying to change my characters spot positioning but the story preview won’t change.
I went on the app story preview but the new story I’m working on isn’t even showing up!
Please help!


#2

Can you post your script here?


#3

It happens to me many time. Too many. I just exit app and open it again.


#4

sure

INT. INTRO

@transition fade in black 3
@pause for 3
@transition fade out black 2

INT. TOR 1

@transition fade in black 3
@pause for 3
@transition fade out black 2

INT. WAITING ROOM - DAY

@zoom reset

@LORELAI changes into LORELAI_DETECTIVE

@transition fade in black 1

@LORELAI spot 0.7 120 180 in zone 2 AND LORELAI is idle_sit_ankles_crossed AND SKYLER spot 0.8 300 200 in zone 2 AND SKYLER is listen_phone_angry_loop

@pan to zone 2

@pause for 2

@SECRETARY enters from left to screen left

@speechbubble is 200 250 to 100% with tail_top_left

    SECRETARY (talk_call_out)
Lorelai Grandez?
    SECRETARY (talk_handsonhips)
Detective Roberts will see you now.

@SECRETARY exits left

@pause for 1

@LORELAI spot 0.8 120 180 in zone 2 AND LORELAI is deepbreath

@speechbubble reset

@zoom on LORELAI to 300%

    LORELAI (nod_loop)
(I can do this..)

@zoom reset

@pause for 1

@LORELAI walks to spot 0.8 250 180 in zone 1

@transition fade out black 1

INT. STORAGE ROOM EXIT - NIGHT with DESK CHAIR to 1.5 0 -200

@overlay DESK CHAIR to layer 2

@LORELAI spot 0.7 200 290 AND LORELAI moves to layer 1 AND LORELAI is deepbreath

    NARRATOR (DETECTIVE ROBERTS)
Good Afternoon Ms.Grandez.
Please take a seat.

@LORELAI walks to spot 1 100 50 in 2

@LORELAI spot 2 170 1 AND LORELAI moves to layer 2 AND overlay DESK CHAIR to layer 1

@pause for a beat

INT. LOCKER ROOM - NIGHT with DESK OFFICE in zone 2

@DETECTIVE ROBERTS stands screen center

@cut to zone 2


#5

I have tried that but sadly it still doesnt work.
I even restarted my computer.


#6

Is this the scene wear they don’t spot correctly?


#7

I have tried that but when I scroll through my stories I can’t actually find the story itself.


#8

Sure thing.

INT. INTRO

@transition fade in black 3

@pause for 3

@transition fade out black 2

INT. TOR 1

@transition fade in black 3

@pause for 3

@transition fade out black 2

INT. WAITING ROOM - DAY

@zoom reset

@LORELAI changes into LORELAI_DETECTIVE

@transition fade in black 1

@LORELAI spot 0.7 120 180 in zone 2 AND LORELAI is idle_sit_ankles_crossed AND SKYLER spot 0.8 300 200 in zone 2 AND SKYLER is listen_phone_angry_loop

@pan to zone 2

@pause for 2

@SECRETARY enters from left to screen left

@speechbubble is 200 250 to 100% with tail_top_left

SECRETARY (talk_call_out)

Lorelai Grandez?

SECRETARY (talk_handsonhips)

Detective Roberts will see you now.

@SECRETARY exits left

@pause for 1

@LORELAI spot 0.8 120 180 in zone 2 AND LORELAI is deepbreath

@speechbubble reset

@zoom on LORELAI to 300%

LORELAI (nod_loop)

(I can do this…)

@zoom reset

@pause for 1

@LORELAI walks to spot 0.8 250 180 in zone 1

@transition fade out black 1

INT. STORAGE ROOM EXIT - NIGHT with DESK CHAIR to 1.5 0 -200

@overlay DESK CHAIR to layer 2

@LORELAI spot 0.7 200 290 AND LORELAI moves to layer 1 AND LORELAI is deepbreath

NARRATOR (DETECTIVE ROBERTS)

Good Afternoon Ms.Grandez.

Please take a seat.

@LORELAI walks to spot 1 100 50 in 2

@LORELAI spot 2 170 1 AND LORELAI moves to layer 2 AND overlay DESK CHAIR to layer 1

@pause for a beat

INT. LOCKER ROOM - NIGHT with DESK OFFICE in zone 2

@DETECTIVE ROBERTS stands screen center

@cut to zone 2


#10

Yes it is. And also this bit :
INT. LOCKER ROOM - NIGHT with DESK OFFICE in zone 2

@DETECTIVE ROBERTS stands screen center

Detective Roberts doesn’t show up in the screen center.


#11

Try:

@DETECTIVE ROBERTS stands screen center in zone 2


#12

Ok, thank you for the help.


#13

Were you able to find your story in the app before changing spot positions?


#14

I didn’t check it before that time.
You see I usually preview my story on my laptop.


#15

My story has now updated properly on my laptop now but not on my phone but the spot directing at this bit still won’t update :

@LORELAI walks to spot 1 100 50 in 2

@LORELAI spot 2 170 1 AND LORELAI moves to layer 2 AND overlay DESK CHAIR to layer 1

@pause for a beat


#16

Then you got your answer.

What I do in this case - I make sure I have 3 chapters and all descriptions :heart:


#17

Ok, thank you much for the help.


#18

Your spotting is not ok.

Fix like this:

@LORELAI walks to spot 1.280 100 50 in 2

@LORELAI spot 1.280 170 1 AND LORELAI moves to layer 2 AND overlay DESK CHAIR shifts to layer 1

#19

OMG thank you soo sooo much!


#20

You gotta watch your spotting numbers. First number is character’s height and needs to be written as: 1.280 or 1.0

You see the difference? It must have dot in it.

Same goes for spotting when character walks.


As for overlay movement… when you change overlay’s layer, you need to write that like this:
@overlay NAME shifts to layer X


#21

May I ask what exactly the dot does?