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Did you misspell the name of the characters?

Even if I did, it’s not the error showing.
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I have an OVERLAY issue if you could help I’d be very grateful!
I have used the following to create my overlay:

&overlay PINK_PILLOW create
&overlay PINK_PILLOW shifts to 243 100 in zone 1
&overlay PINK PILLOW scales to 0.892 0.892 in 0
&overlay PINK_PILLOW opacity 1 in 0

HOWEVER, I need my CHARACTER to walk in FRONT of the overlay I created but the character always walks behind it, which looks absurd because the overlay is meant to be in the background!!! How can I place the overlay BEHIND the character? Is this a LAYER issue?
Thanks In Advance!

Yes, just layer the overlay and character

&overlay PINK_PILLOW to layer -1
@CHARACTER moves to layer 1

More about layers here:

Thanks so very much! This is excellent!

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On a similar note and topic, if I want the character to seem like he/she is THROWING the pillow across a room(scene), how would I move the overlay PINK_PILLOW through the scene?

Sorry for bothering everyone :disappointed_relieved:

Hi, hopefully I’m right here.

I’m struggling with this tappable overlays and looking for help now. :frowning:

Is there a way that after tapping an overlay the reader can continue tapping and panning? If so, how do I do this? :frowning:

Another problem I got is with ui. I placed them and gave them “input” too. But if I click on one of them nothing happens. :frowning:

Here’s my script:

Script

EXT. GRAVEYARD NEAR with SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE shifts to 60 323 in zone 1
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE scales to 0.172 0.172 in zone 1
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE1 create from SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE1 shifts to 60 323 in zone 2
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE1 scales to 0.172 0.172 in zone 2
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE1 opacity 1
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE2 create from SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE2 shifts to 60 323 in zone 3
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE2 scales to 0.172 0.172 in zone 3
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE2 opacity 1
&ui CHECK create
&ui CHECK opacity 1
&ui HELP create
&ui HELP opacity 1
&ui 5849193990127616_HELP shifts to 0 0
&ui 5849193990127616_HELP scales to 0.262 0.262
&ui 5849193990127616_CHECK shifts to 224 -2
&ui 5849193990127616_CHECK scales to 0.262 0.262

label search
&cut to zone 1
@FOUND =0
tappable [pan:1:3]
“SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE” {
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE opacity 0 in 0.5
NARRATOR
You found one!
@FOUND +1
goto search

}“SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE1” {
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE1 opacity 0 in 0.5
NARRATOR
You found one!
@FOUND +1
goto search
}“SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE2” {
&overlay SUPERPOWER BLUE.LUXE2 opacity 0 in 0.5
NARRATOR
You found one!
@FOUND +1
goto search
}“CHECK” {
goto check
} tappable “HELP” {
goto help
}

label check
if (FOUND=1) {

    NARRATOR
You only found 1 out of 3 powerballs.
You need to concentrate more next time.

} elif(FOUND=2) {

    NARRATOR
You found 2 out of 3 powerballs.
Not bad. But you need to concentrate more next time.

} elif(FOUND=3) {

    NARRATOR
Congratulations! You found all 3 powerballs!

}else {
NARRATOR
You found 0 out of 3 powerballs.
You really need to train your concentration!

}

label help

    NARRATOR
If you think you found all powerballs, push the check button.

goto search

Please someone safe me…<3

HELP!!!
I don’t have any idea to fix this error

@follow BRICK spot 0.819 239 215 in zone 1 in 5 AND BRICK moves to layer 4

welcome to the forums @Blossom12 :grin:

Unfortunately, you can’t follow to the spot

Try:

&pan to zone 1 in 5
@BRICK walks to spot 0.819 239 215 in zone 1 in 5 AND BRICK moves to layer 4

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omg thank you sooooo much it actually work :blush:

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Hi! I was wondering how I can have certain choices only be available once. For example, if I had a character searching for clues, I want them to be able to find a clue if they click on a certain overlay or whatever, but then after finding the clue I want them to return to the room be able to keep panning around it. If they try to click on that overlay again it would say something like, “You’ve already searched here.” Does anyone know how I’d go about this?

thank you so much! this actually worked perfectly!

Okay, so now I have a second question,( still regarding the pink pillow), I want the character to throw the pillow across the screen from one zone to another, panning as it goes? I saw this technique with directing in another person’s story but they used a snowball…i just wondered how I would do this ?

LOL nevermind I kinda figured out something that works for me for that directing aspect. Is there any way to FLIP an overlay UPSIDE down?

use negative number

INT. BACKGROUND with OVERLAY to -1.000 123 456

@Apes Is there away for me to have my character on screen before the scene starts?

Use & instead of @
&CHAR spot 1.280 238 567 - Use this command after the background name.

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Thank you so much

Hi I’m new here and I have noooooooo idea what I’m doing lol. I’m trying to make my character eat the same food that the reader chose. For example, if the reader chose to eat a pink donut, how do I get my character to eat a pink donut and not a chocolate one? Thanks!

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