Need Directing Help? I'll try to help ASAP


#1

This is just a small place to ask questions about directing . :upside_down_face:


#2

Ik this sounds really stupid but I’m new at this and idk the x and y coordinates of the zones and i keep getting errors while doing @ROSE enters from left to screen left and i keep getting “warnings” saying that I need to use x and y coordinates. BUT I DONT KNOW THEM :sob:. help.


#3

can you show your script?


#4

I need help, for some reason the characters that is supposed to be in zone 2 are showing up in zone 1,
@cut to zone 2

@LAKISHA spot 1.064 33 95 in zone 3 at layer 3

&VIKTOR spot 0.953 -58 175 in zone 2 at layer 0

&VIKTOR is arms_crossed_angry and VIKTOR faces left

&LAKISHA faces left and LAKISHA is arms_crossed_angry

&CHRIS spot 1.010 87 113 in zone 3 at layer 3

&CHRIS faces left and CHRIS is arms_crossed_angry

&PHILLIP spot 1.010 236 95 in zone 3 at layer 1

&PHILLIP is arms_crossed_angry and PHILLIP faces left

&EMMA spot 0.983 206 142 in zone 3 at layer 0

&EMMA faces left and EMMA is arms_crossed_angry

&LEO spot 0.983 155 78 in zone 3 at layer 3

&LEO faces left and LEO is arms_crossed_angry

&BETA spot 1.001 151 128 in zone 3 at layer 0

&BETA is arms_crossed_angry and BETA faces left

&BELLA spot 0.913 -245 184 in zone 2 at layer 0

&BELLA is arms_crossed_angry and BELLA faces left

&BRANSON spot 0.883 -122 160 in zone 2 at layer 3

&BRANSON is arms_crossed_angry and BRANSON faces left

&SHANIA spot 1.037 276 129 in zone 3 at layer 0

&SHANIA faces right and SHANIA is arms_crossed_angry

&LUTHER spot 0.839 -226 170 in zone 2 at layer 3

&LUTHER faces left and LUTHER is arms_crossed_angry

&SERENA spot 0.871 -170 172 in zone 2 at layer 3

&SERENA is arms_crossed_angry and SERENA faces left

&HILLARY spot 0.992 281 104 in zone 3 at layer 3

&HILLARY is arms_crossed_angry and HILLARY faces left

&MITCHELL spot 0.895 -75 149 in zone 2 at layer 3

&MITCHELL is arms_crossed_angry and MITCHELL faces left

&CHAD spot 0.777 -26 197 in zone 2 at layer 3

&CHAD is arms_crossed_angry and CHAD faces left

&FENISE spot 0.983 -195 150 in zone 2 at layer 0

&FENISE is arms_crossed_angry and FENISE faces left

&LILLY spot 0.854 -281 163 in zone 2 at layer 3

&LILLY faces left and LILLY is arms_crossed_angry

&REBECCA spot 0.994 -110 156 in zone 2 at layer 0

&REBECCA is arms_crossed_angry and REBECCA faces left

&THEO spot 0.924 -147 200 in zone 2 at layer 0

&THEO faces left and THEO is arms_crossed_angry

&LUCA spot 0.955 -286 167 in zone 2 at layer 0

&LUCA is arms_crossed_angry and LUCA faces left


#5

X is -58 and Y is 175

These are the values for both X and Y in spot directing with 0.953 being the height of the character.
Same three values denoted by % X Y apply for every character when it comes to spot directing on Episode

So,
X = X axis (Character placed horizontally, left to right)
Y = Y axis (Character placed vertically, up and down)

Also, you wrote:

for the second part, so that means your screen is on zone 2, not zone 1.
And for all of the characters, you put them in either zone 2 or 3, not zone 1.


#6

I got it fixed thank you so much for your help :sweat_smile:


#7

Hello! I need help with creating a text overlay.

Here’s the code I have for it
INT. CLOUD - DAY with SELFIE FEMALE 3 at layer 1

@overlay AMBULANCE create
@overlay AMBULANCE shifts to 30 307 in zone 1 in 0
@overlay AMBULANCE scales to 4.186 4.186
@overlay AMBULANCE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay AMBULANCE moves to layer 2

&overlay AMBULANCE create text |color:black| New Text Message

When I save it, it doesn’t say there’s an error with it but when I preview it, it doesn’t show up on both the pc and and in the app. I don’t know if its because its still relatively new or because I’m missing something but if you could help me that would be great =^-^=


#8

I think the name of the overlay is the problem, try changing it to
&overlay AMBULANCE1 create text …

Since you already have an overlay called AMBULANCE, I don’t think you can create a text overlay with the same name. Hope this helps!


#9

Hi! uhmm, I need help figuring out how to use the shove animation on a character and have the other character react and be facing the right direction. please help lol


#10

Thank Youuuuuu!! It worked :grin::grin:


#11

I couldn’t find anyone else with my exact problem.
I’m currently trying to add a “remember choice” scene, for a dressing game of sorts. I have the choice, then it goes to a “yes/no” choice. It’s a repeating(?) choice, so I figure that would make it a little more difficult.

Script:


Capture1

I want it to be where Amber changes into the outfit the user picked.


#12

if you want to choose an outfit theres’s a template for that. Depending on the type characters you are using. I think I know where you are going wrong with the script. I don’t know if you are familar with labels,
I wrote several episode stories so you can use is template to help you so your choices are not repeating, Don’t over complicate the script. label oufit
LAKISHA (think)
(What do I feel like wearing?)
choice “Leopard” {
@LAKISHA changes into Leopard
@LAKISHA is strike_a_pose
@pause for a beat
} “Blue” {
@LAKISHA changes into Blue
@LAKISHA is strike_a_pose
@pause for a beat
} “Red” {
@LAKISHA changes into Red
@LAKISHA is strike_a_pose
@pause for a beat
}
NARRATOR
Do you like this outfit?
choice “Yes”{
}“No”{
LAKISHA (talk_shrug)
Maybe I should try something else
goto pajamas
}
Here’s something from the Birth of the Moon episode script. This should help


#13

Alrighty. Thanks!