One circle is kooky

I have two circles that I want to be spinning simultaneously over one another as a few other things go on. It’s not long. But seriously. The one circle keeps jumping. I’m having a bit of trouble anchoring, I think? anyway, here’s the code. Also, the one starts after the other. So somebody please help. I’m going insane trying to figure this out.

EXT. TIME_FLASH
@overlay TIMESPHERE01 create
&overlay TIMESPHERE02 create
@overlay TIMESPHERE01 opacity .25
&overlay TIMESPHERE02 opacity .5
@overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE01 shifts to 171 292 in zone 1
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE02 shifts to 27 158 in zone 1
@overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE01 scales to 1.000 1.000
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE02 scales to 1.283 1.283
@overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE01 moves to layer 1
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE02 moves to layer 0
@overlay TIMESPHERE01 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout
&overlay TIMESPHERE02 rotates -360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout
@pause for 10

The pause is only there so I can catch it all before it goes away. It’ll be going away. But if anyone also knows how to get this scene to kinda flash too…well…I’d be super happy. :slight_smile:

Any way you could send me what’s happening via video? Whether that be through Instagram or uploading something on YouTube? Or sharing the story link? It’s hard to tell 100% from this code

This is my suggestion:
Firstly, code all the things listed below:

&overlay TIMESPHERE01 create
&overlay TIMESPHERE02 create
&overlay TIMESPHERE01 opacity .25 in 0
&overlay TIMESPHERE02 opacity .5 in 0
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE01 moves to layer 1
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE02 moves to layer 0
&overlay TIMESPHERE01 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout
@overlay TIMESPHERE02 rotates -360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout

Then preview the whole scene to get an overview, because I think overlays always jump around while rotating. After that you’ll want to shift and scale your overlays:

&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE01 shifts to x y in zone 1
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE01 scales to x y
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE02 shifts to x y in zone 1
&overlay 5367458076164096_TIMESPHERE02 scales to x y
@pause for 100

→ This code will have to go somewhere above the “@overlay TIMESPHERE02 rotates -360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout”

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I wish I could help but I have no clue. BUT that looks so cool so good luck

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:smiley: Thanks.

So firstly, to ensure they move together, flip these two lines. Remember, the ampersand sign (&) occurs at the same time as lines below it. So you’d either need to flip it like so:

&overlay TIMESPHERE02 rotates -360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout
@overlay TIMESPHERE01 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout

or simply flip the signs…

&overlay TIMESPHERE01 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout
@overlay TIMESPHERE02 rotates -360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout

Either one works.
As for your jumping issue, it appears to be as a result of the rotating. I think your issue there is that your overlay wasn’t centered like the larger one. To fix that, just spot the smaller circle (or sphere2) while it rotates to be where you want it to be, then add that spot to the rotate command. Then move it back to its original position once the rotation is done (it’s a lot simpler than it sounds).

Example of how it’d look with my changes (without the actual spotting, as I don’t know it):

&overlay TIMESPHERE02 rotates -360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout and TIMESPHERE02 shifts to x y in zone 1
@overlay TIMESPHERE01 rotates 360 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 10 using easeinout then TIMESPHERE02 shifts to 27 158 in zone 1

To move the overlay where you want without a rush, I’d add in a long pause to give you time. Something like pause for 1000. If that doesn’t seem to work, let me know <3

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first change anchor point and after it is changed fid the spot 'you will have different coordinates in the shift command)

use all with & to make it all happen in the same moment

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This helped immensely. I was able to shift them and while there is an ever so slight imbalance, I am not going to futz with this anymore. I do not want to jinx it… (she says as she goes to figure out how to make a flash or something in there…)

THANKYOU~ and Thanks to all!!

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This also helped a lot too. Thank you!