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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

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

If you’ve directed her to a certain spot, you don’t need that line of code. Can you show that part of your script so I can see the spot numbers you have used?

I’m trying to spot LEO
But it’s not working as you can see
I hope the picture is clear for you
@LEO enters from right to screen right
@LEO spot 1.383 346 63
I want him to be taller than the girl

Delete the enters from right to screen right and put
&LEO spot 1.383 500 63
@LEO walks to spot 1.383 346 63

This will make him enter at the same height. You have to place your character off screen before they enter to do this :slight_smile:

you actually saved my life thank you soo much

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No problem :heart:

INT. INTERN OFFICE OL - DAY

If I use that background, can I put my character in front the OL that it has with it? I know how to add an overlay and move the layer of it and the Character, but I didn’t know if I could do it with a background that already has a OL with it and if so how to do it.
Thank you

Here is what I’m trying to do.

INT. INTERN OFFICE OL - DAY

&zoom reset

&cut to zone 3

&SHIRLEY spot 1.280 101 42 AND SHIRLEY is type_sit_neutral_loop

@transition fade in black 2

Then I want to have my Character to enter the room in front of the desk but I’m not too sure how to do so scents the overlay is already in the scene with the background.

You could move the character to another layer such as saying:
@SHIRLEY moves to layer 5
try that.

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I have my character but i want her to do the animation “dustoff_loop” before she talks and I dont know what to put.
This is My code
@ALIA dustoff_loop” I tried to put brackets around the animation but the error says its not a valid directing command.
Do you know what i have done wrong?

@ALIA is dustoff_loop
ALIA (animation)
dialog here

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Thank you so much! This saved my life :smile::joy:

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Hello
I need help trying to add the characters and overlays and after I get them in the spot I want them copy and paste the stage it isn’t the way I wanted the characters or overlays. here’s the script;
#beat starts
INT.TALK SHOW-DAY with TABLE 1 in zone 2 with CHAIR 1 in zone 2 with CHAIR 1_2 in zone 2
@zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
@NISHA spot 0.959 43 88 THEN NISHA faces right AND NISHA starts talk_greet
@NISHA moves to layer 1
@ANN ELIZABETH spot 0.968 198 72 THEN ANN ELIZABETH faces left AND ANN ELIZABETH satrts talk_greet
@ANN ELIZABETH moves to layer 1
@overlay 5001695730925568_CHAIR 1_2 shifts to -17 49
@overlay 5001695730925568_CHAIR 1_2 scales to 0.586 0.586
@overlay 5001695730925568_CHAIR 1 shifts to 115 56
@overlay 5001695730925568_CHAIR 1 scales to 0.568 0.568
@overlay 5001695730925568_TABLE 1 shifts to -99 -111
@overlay 5001695730925568_TABLE 1 scales to 1.036 1.036
#beat ends
#beat satrts
@pan to zone 1
#beat ends
#beat satrts
@pan to zone 2
#beat ends
#beat starts
@pan to zone 3
#beat ends
#beat starts
@pan to zone 2
#beat ends

Try this coding:

INT.TALK SHOW-DAY with TABLE 1 to 1.036 -99 -111 in zone 2 with CHAIR 1 to 0.568 115 56 in zone 2 with CHAIR 1_2 to 0.586 -17 49 in zone 2
&zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
&NISHA spot 0.959 43 88 THEN NISHA faces right AND NISHA starts talk_greet AND NISHA moves to layer 1
&ANN ELIZABETH spot 0.968 198 72 THEN ANN ELIZABETH faces left AND ANN ELIZABETH satrts talk_greet AND ANN ELIZABETH moves to layer 1

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thank you!!!

How does you make your character move from outsided the screen to screen right. I have tried Characher exits from left to screen right. And all the time when i try, it says error.

@CHAR enters from left to screen right AND CHAR does it while walk_neutral THEN CHAR exits right AND CHAR does it while walk_neutral

I think … I rarely use enters/exits commands, I use spot directing :slight_smile:

Is anyone interested in helping me direct me story? Like you’d be the director for my story and I’d help anyway I can. Tysm!!

thank you so much for making this thread!!

ok so my problem is i am doing an if/elif/else for a previous choice character made.
Now within this “if” branch there is a choice (meaning more brackets)
Unfortunately, the webpage wont let me save, saying :

there is a { on line 1494 that does not have a matching }

can you possibly help me with this?
If you can i would appreciate you so so so much!!!

here is a copy of my script:

if (undecided_nihan) {
music music_kpop
volume music 100 0

@cut to zone 3
&zoom on 728 215 to 205% in 0
&PRINCESS AERWYNA spot 0.813 93 146 in zone 3

readerMessage Back in Episode 11 with messageTitle PREVIOUSLY UNDECIDED

@speechbubble is 155 230 to 100% with tail_top_left

    PRINCESS AERWYNA (talk_awkward_loop)
What a lovely voice you have, Nihan.

@speechbubble is 174 249 to 100% with tail_top_left

    PRINCESS AERWYNA
(Shula is preoccupied with the servants at the moment -)
(I wonder...)

choice “Plant a kiss.” {
music music_climacticromance
volume music 100 0
@PRINCESS AERWYNA walks to spot 0.813 126 145 in zone 3 in 1 AND PRINCESS AERWYNA is walk_neutral
@PRINCESS AERWYNA starts kiss_peck

@pause for a beat

@pause for a beat

@NIHAN +2

} “Do nothing.” {

music music_backandforth
@zoom on 703 271 to 376% in 0

@PRINCESS AERWYNA starts idle_awkward_scratch_loop

@pause for a beat

@pause for a beat

} } elif(accept_nihan) {

Blah blah blah

}

AND HERE IT IS W/OUT spot directing/ dialogue , etc…

if (undecided_nihan) {

choice “Plant a kiss.” {

} “Do nothing.” {

}

elif(accept_nihan) {

choice “Plant a kiss.” {

} “Do nothing.” {

}

else {

}