Need Directing Help Please

How to stop gif from flashing in between each frame? My gif looks very smooth except for the fact that it flashes black in between each frame. By default I have it set to go to opacity 1 in 1. I tried to make the time faster but that only made it flash more. I tried to make the time slower but that made it not even move at all. Any idea on how to fix this? I can’t publish my story until I get this figured out so any help you can give would be appreciated!

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INT. BLACKBLACK - DAY with CELL0 with CELL1 with CELL2 with CELL3 with CELL4 with CELL5 with CELL6 with CELL7 with CELL8 with CELL9 with CELL10 with CELL11 with CELL12 with CELL13 with CELL14 with CELL15 with CELL16 with CELL17 with CELL18 with CELL19 with CELL20 with CELL21 with CELL22 with CELL23
@overlay CELL0 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL0 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL1 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL1 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL2 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL2 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL3 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL3 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL4 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL4 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL5 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL5 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL6 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL6 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL7 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL7 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL8 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL8 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL9 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL9 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL10 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL10 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL11 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL11 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL12 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL12 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL13 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL13 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL14 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL14 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL15 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL15 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL16 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL16 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL17 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL17 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL18 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL18 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL19 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL19 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL20 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL20 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL21 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL21 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL22 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL22 scales to 1.411 1.411
@overlay CELL23 shifts to -68 48 in zone 1
@overlay CELL23 scales to 1.411 1.411
&overlay CELL0 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL0 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL1 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL2 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL2 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL3 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL3 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL4 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL4 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL5 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL5 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL6 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL6 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL7 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL7 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL8 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL8 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL9 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL9 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL10 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL10 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL11 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL11 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL12 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL12 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL13 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL13 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL14 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL14 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL15 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL15 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL16 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL16 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL17 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL17 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL18 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL18 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL19 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL19 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL20 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL20 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL21 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL21 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL22 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL22 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay CELL23 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL23 opacity 0 in 0 loop INFINITE times

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Although you use “in 0”, would changing every other THEN to AND make a difference?

Or you could try formatting it similar to this, and see if that works.

I will try that link, thank you. :two_hearts:
And it has to be then or else it will happen all at the same time and the gif will appear to be still.

If you change every other THEN, when one is opacity 0, the next will be opacity 1. But since you have in 0, I don’t know if it’ll make a difference.

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Oh I see what you are saying. I’m not sure but I will try that.

Take out each line of code that makes the overlay go back to opacity 0 in 0, which I believe is causing the problem.

FOR EXAMPLE:

Take out …and overlay (OVERLAY) opacity 0 in 0 for each time it appears. :kissing_heart:

Thank you. Will try that right now.

Okay, so that made it not move at all

Try overlaping your opacity changes:

&overlay CELL1 opacity 1 in 1 THEN overlay CELL1 opacity 0 in 1 AND overlay CELL2 opacity 1 in 1 THEN overlay CELL2 opacity 0 in 1 AND overlay CELL3 opacity 1 in 1…

And go on from there. Making the opacity changes from 1 to 0 last longer than those from 0 to 1 will make it look even smoother, but you will have to watch your timing.

@Simila100 @LaurelleE27
I figured out how to make my gif run smoothly. But now I don’t know how to get it to loop.

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INT. BLACKBLACK - DAY with CELL0 with CELL1 with CELL2 with CELL3 with CELL4 with CELL5 with CELL6 with CELL7 with CELL8 with CELL9 with CELL10 with CELL11 with CELL12 with CELL13 with CELL14 with CELL15 with CELL16 with CELL17 with CELL18 with CELL19 with CELL20 with CELL21
&zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
&overlay CELL0 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL0 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL0 moves to layer 0
&overlay CELL1 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL1 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL1 moves to layer -2
&overlay CELL2 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL2 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL2 moves to layer -4
&overlay CELL3 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL3 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL3 moves to layer -6
&overlay CELL4 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL4 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL4 moves to layer -8
&overlay CELL5 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL5 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL5 moves to layer -10
&overlay CELL6 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL6 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL6 moves to layer -12
&overlay CELL7 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL7 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL7 moves to layer -14
&overlay CELL8 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL8 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL8 moves to layer -16
&overlay CELL9 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL9 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL9 moves to layer -18
&overlay CELL10 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL10 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL10 moves to layer -20
&overlay CELL11 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL11 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL11 moves to layer -22
&overlay CELL12 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL12 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL12 moves to layer -24
&overlay CELL13 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL13 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL13 moves to layer -26
&overlay CELL14 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL14 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL14 moves to layer -28
&overlay CELL15 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL15 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL15 moves to layer -30
&overlay CELL16 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL16 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL16 moves to layer -32
&overlay CELL17 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL17 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL17 moves to layer -34
&overlay CELL18 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL18 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL18 moves to layer -36
&overlay CELL19 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL19 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL19 moves to layer -38
&overlay CELL20 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL20 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL20 moves to layer -40
&overlay CELL21 shifts to -82 38 AND overlay CELL21 scales to 1.547 1.547 AND overlay CELL21 moves to layer -42
@transition fade in black in 2
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL0 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL1 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL1 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL2 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL2 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL3 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL3 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL4 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL4 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL5 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL5 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL6 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL6 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL7 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL7 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL8 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL8 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL9 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL9 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL10 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL10 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL11 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL11 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL12 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL12 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL13 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL13 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL14 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL14 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL15 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL15 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL16 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL16 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL17 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL17 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL18 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL18 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL19 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL19 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL20 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
&overlay CELL20 opacity 0 in 0
&overlay CELL21 opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.07
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Infinite loops only work with overlay commands, not pauses. If you want to use pauses, you will have to convert them to false opacity changes. Maybe something like this:

&overlay CELL0 opacity 0 in 0 AND overlay CELL1 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL0 opacity 0 in .07 THEN overlay CELL1 opacity 0 in 0 AND overlay CELL2 opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay CELL1 opacity 0 in .07…

And so on.

Hi I have looping gif - my code is:

INT. INTRO

&overlay INTRO_01 create
&overlay INTRO_02 create
&overlay INTRO_03 create
&overlay INTRO_04 create
&overlay INTRO_05 create
&overlay INTRO_06 create
&overlay INTRO_07 create
&overlay INTRO_08 create
&overlay INTRO_09 create
&overlay INTRO_10 create
&overlay INTRO_11 create
&overlay INTRO_12 create
&overlay INTRO_13 create
&overlay INTRO_14 create
&overlay INTRO_15 create
&overlay INTRO_16 create
&overlay INTRO_17 create
&overlay INTRO_18 create
&overlay INTRO_19 create
&overlay INTRO_20 create
&overlay INTRO_21 create
&overlay INTRO_22 create
&overlay INTRO_23 create
&overlay INTRO_24 create
&overlay INTRO_25 create
&overlay INTRO_26 create
&overlay INTRO_27 create
&overlay INTRO_28 create
&overlay INTRO_29 create
&overlay INTRO_30 create
&overlay INTRO_31 create
&overlay INTRO_32 create
&overlay INTRO_33 create
&overlay INTRO_34 create
&overlay INTRO_35 create
&overlay INTRO_36 create
&overlay INTRO_37 create
&overlay INTRO_01 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_02 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_03 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_04 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_05 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_06 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_07 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_08 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_09 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_10 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_11 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_12 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_13 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_14 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_15 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_16 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_17 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_18 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_19 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_20 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_21 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_22 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_23 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_24 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_25 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_26 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_27 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_28 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_29 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_30 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_31 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_32 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_33 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_34 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_35 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_36 moves to layer 1
&overlay INTRO_37 moves to layer 1

&overlay INTRO_01 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_37 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_02 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_01 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_03 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_02 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_04 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_03 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_05 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_04 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_06 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_05 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_07 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_06 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_08 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_07 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_09 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_08 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_10 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_09 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_11 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_10 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_12 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_11 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_13 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_12 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_14 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_13 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_15 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_14 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_16 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_15 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_17 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_16 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_18 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_17 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_19 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_18 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_20 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_19 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_21 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_20 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_22 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_21 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_23 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_22 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_24 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_23 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_25 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_24 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_26 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_25 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_27 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_26 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_28 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_27 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_29 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_28 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_30 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_29 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_31 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_30 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_32 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_31 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_33 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_32 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_34 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_33 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_35 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_34 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_36 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_35 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INTRO_37 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INTRO_36 opacity 0 in 0 loop INFINITE times

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