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Hi (Or Bonjour)! Here’s a little template to make characters hug:
LIMELIGHT:
@CHAR1 stands screen center AND CHAR1 faces right
@CHAR2 stands upscreen right AND CHAR2 faces left
@CHAR1 is hug_neutral AND CHAR2 is hug_neutral_rear AND CHAR2 faces right
@CHAR2 is idle AND CHAR2 faces left AND CHAR1 is idle

INK:
@CHAR1 stands screen center AND CHAR1 faces right
@CHAR2 stands upscreen right AND CHAR2 faces left
@CHAR1 is hug AND CHAR2 is hug_rear AND CHAR2 faces right
@CHAR2 is idle AND CHAR2 faces left AND CHAR1 is idle

NOTE: Any rear animation is basically flipped. So if you want the character to be facing your left, you’ll have to make the character face right.

thanks

@maria.y Do you know how to let the readers click out of a background. For example, whenever the readers are reading messages between characters and they click to whenever they’re finished reading the conversation. Does that help at all or even make sense?

I think I know what you’re talking about. Here’s a template:

CHAR1
[insert dialogue]
CHAR2
[insert dialogue]
CHAR1
[insert dialogue]
[INSERT NEW BACKGROUND]

I mean like if this was the background and I wanted to let the readers take their time and be able to click out of it whenever they wanted to. Also, this was the first pic I saw whenever I randomly searched “text convos” so I don’t even know what it says.

Oh, I see what you mean now. No, there isn’t a clean way to just click out of a background. But you can do a loop to ask readers if they’re done reading. Here’s a template to help you:

[BACKGROUND]
label read
@pause for [insert number of seconds]
NARRATOR
Are you finished reading?
choice
“Yes.”{
goto finished_reading
}
“No.”{
goto read
}
label finished_reading

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Bless you :innocent:

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The code you sent me did help but now my main character is wearing the towel throughout the whole story and even the beginning I just want her to have the towel for a certain time then she changes into different clothes like for example she’s wearing a dress in the beginning of the story and then she decided to take a shower and she changes into the towel and then she puts on her normal clothes like a tshirt and jeans the code i used for towel is LUNA_towel and her normal clothes are LUNA_classic and how i wrote it was like this @transition fade out black 3
EXT. BATHROOM - RESIDENTIAL - NIGHT
@follow LUNA to screen left in zone 2
@LUNA is dustoff_loop
@LUNA changes into LUNA_towel
but then when i put luna changes into luna_towel it made the charecter use the towel throughout the beginning when i previewed it ?

Yes, you’ll have to change it back. Try this instead:
@LUNA previews LUNA_towel
[add any code in between]
@LUNA unpreviews LUNA_towel

it still doesent work it says that its a invalid command

Ok then try:
@LUNA changes into LUNA_towel
[add some code]
@LUNA changes into LUNA_default (or whatever outfit you’d like)

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Thank you it worked :smile:

Happy to hear it helped. :grin:

I am trying to do an on screen clothing change on limelight

@pause for a beat
@CHARACTER changes into NUDE
@pause for a beat
@CHARACTER changes into OUTFIT

Those commands work, however I cannot get the character to look like they are taking the clothes off on screen? IE CHARACTER (dustoff_neutral_loop)

Help please!!

Try doing this:

@CHARACTER is dustoff_neutral_loop
@pause for a beat
@CHARACTER changes into OUTFIT

Did not work :confused:

Forgot to mention this is also within the {} for choice opitions, not sure if that makes a difference… IT would look something like this

choice
“opition 1” {
insert animations
}

Let me try this again :joy:. If you want it to look like the character is taking off the clothes here’s the code:
@CHARACTER is dustoff_neutral_loop
@pause for a beat
@CHARACTER changes into NUDE

And then here’s the code to put on clothes:
@CHARACTER is dustoff_neutral_loop
@pause for a beat
@CHARACTER changes into OUTFIT

I need to use dust off neutral before choice, but thank you!

You’re welcome! :blush: