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#519

@zoom on 920 348 to 222% in 0
CHRISTOPHER (talk_exhausted)
This is gonna be so much more complicated.
@zoom on 653 348 222% in 0 <–(this zoom isn’t working)
DYLAN (talk_exhausted)
I know.
DYLAN (talk_arms_crossed)
You know we are gonna have to tell everyone else about this, you know that, right?
@zoom on 920 348 to 222% in 0

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#520

It should say:

@zoom on 653 348 to 222% in 0

You forgot the to

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#521

Oh, thank you!

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#522

No problem :smile_cat: :cake:

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#523

I have another problem. My spots and overlays aren’t working, and I need them in different layers.
INT. BEDROOM - DAY with BLOOD OVERLAY1 in zone 1 with BLOOD OVERLAY2 in zone 1
@zoom reset
@overlay 6101521520787456_BLOOD OVERLAY1 shifts to 140 161 in zone 1 at layer 1
@overlay 6101521520787456_BLOOD OVERLAY1 scales to 0.394 0.394 in zone 1 at layer 1
@overlay 6101521520787456_BLOOD OVERLAY2 shifts to 204 175 in zone 1 at layer 1
@overlay 6101521520787456_BLOOD OVERLAY2 scales to 0.355 0.355 in zone 1 at layer 1
@MORGAN spot 0.875 449 326 in zone 1 at layer 2 AND MORGAN faces right AND MORGAN is lay_asleep_loop
@YOUNG CHRIS stands screen center in zone 1 at layer 3 AND YOUNG CHRIS is idle_rear AND YOUNG CHRIS faces right

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#524

OK, first=

You can write it like this:

INT. BEDROOM - DAY with BLOOD OVERLAY1 to 0.394 140 161 in zone 1 at layer 1 with BLOOD OVERLAY2 to 0.355 204 175 in zone 1 at layer 1

Also, I recommend checking out A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS so you understand how coding overlays work :smile:

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#525

Thanks. Sorry for bothering you.

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#526

No worries!
The problem was you had at layer 1 with your overlay commands, which is invalid. To add layers to your overlays, you can check out the thread I linked (@overlay OVERLAYNAME to layer #)

Second,

Should be:

@YOUNG CHRIS spot 1.280 160 0 in zone 1 at layer 3 AND YOUNG CHRIS is idle_rear AND YOUNG CHRIS faces right

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#527

Okay, Thanks again!

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#529

Hi there!

I’m getting an error in my script that I’m not sure how to fix.
It says “too many values to unpack”

This is the code I put in:
if (FEMALE_SEXUALITY) {

@ALEX F enters from right to screen right AND ALEX F is walk_sad_loop
@ALEX F walks to 0.861 97 183 in zone 3
@ALEX F is fall AND YOU is react_startled_surprised

} else {

@ALEX M enters from right to screen right AND ALEX M is walk_sad_loop
@ALEX M walks to 0.861 97 183 in zone 3
@ALEX M is fall AND YOU is react_startled_surprised

}

If someone could help me out that’d be greatly appreciated.

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#530

You need to put the word ‘spot’ before the numbers-
@CHAR walks to spot x y z in zone 3
For both characters :slight_smile:

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#531


I tried locking my story so nobody can see it but it has a warning?what do i do to fix it

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#532

Delete line 12. You only need the label at the beginning. As long as you have a goto- nobody will be able to get past that point.

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#533

If you’re letting your readers read the story with the correct password, you will need a different label on line 12 for example
label access_granted
And you will need to change your goto on line 6 to access_granted

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#534

so how would i write it so nobody can read it?

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#535

Keep it as it is. Just delete line 12. And maybe put ‘story is locked’ where you have put access granted :slight_smile:

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#536

Hi

I’m wondering if you can help me

In some stories they have an envelope and it opens and then you can read a letter or if
you are holding a piece of paper and reading a letter. I would like my character to read a letter from her parents

I have been trying to find out if it is a template for that or?? but I can’t find anything.

Please help::confused:
Jlouise

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#537

for INK:

idle_hold_envelope
talk_read_paper

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#538

hello can you please help me
so basically i’ve been trying to put my character in a specific place but she keeps going back to the middle
@WRITER spot 1.030 162 95
after directing where i want her to be i used this code in my script but its not working

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#539

I need help I’m trying to remember this story about an arranged marriage that has to do with the Italian mafia and the Irish mafia and I don’t think it’s called till death because when ever I looke it up the story never appears

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