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Thanks you so much

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Can someone help me? My zooms aren’t working.

What does your script say?

Also, remember to reset zoom by writing @zoom reset in your script when you move onto another scene.

@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

It should say:

@zoom on 653 348 to 222% in 0

You forgot the to

Oh, thank you!

No problem :smile_cat: :cake:

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

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:

Thanks. Sorry for bothering you.

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

Okay, Thanks again!

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.

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:


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

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.

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

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

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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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