Overlay error help!

So, I was watching my first episode on the app and it came up with this error that said that there was an error when using the overlay for overlay animation. Please create overlay in stage view first.

What does this mean? @JemU776 @Dara.Amarie

can anyone help me??

Share a screen shot of the script.

But usual when I get that message it means you haven’t added the overlay into the script properly :slight_smile:

That error usually appears when in the code it’s missing this part: @overlay OVERLAY create, but it could also easily be another error

@EtherealWitch @Atreus

INT. HOSPITAL BED - NIGHT with SDWB SAD CLOSED
&zoom reset
&JULIET stands screen right in zone 4
&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 1 in 0
&overlay 5435056707141632_SDWB SAD CLOSED shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay 5435056707141632_SDWB SAD CLOSED scales to 0.488 0.488
&cut to zone 2
&zoom on 330 244 to 139% in 0
@transition fade in black 2
@pause for 2

&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN create
&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 0 in 0
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN scales to 0.488 0.488
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN opacity 1 in 0
@zoom on 330 244 to 139% in 0
@pause for 2

&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN create
&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN scales to 0.488 0.488
&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 0 in 0
@overlay SDWB SAD OPEN moves to layer -2
@overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN moves to layer 1

@pause for a beat

&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 1 in 0.3 THEN overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 0 in 0.3 loop 4 times
@speechbubble is 194 245 to 85% with tail_top_left

    JULIET
I'm sorry.

@overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 0 in 0
@pause for 3
@overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 1 in 0.2
@pause for 0.5
@overlay SDWB SAD OPEN opacity 1 in 0.2
@pause for 2

@zoom on 400 398 to 401% in 3

@pause for 2
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN opacity 0 in 0
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED create
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED scales to 0.488 0.488
@overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED opacity 1 in 0.2
@pause for 2.5
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN opacity 0 in 0
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN create
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN scales to 0.488 0.488
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN opacity 1 in 0.3
@speechbubble is 174 180 to 101% with tail_top_left

readerMessage Translation: I love you my angel

    JULIET
Te amo meus angelus.

@pause for 1.5
&overlay WHITE create
&overlay WHITE shifts to 90 386 in zone 2
&overlay WHITE scales to 0.127 0.127
&overlay WHITE opacity 1 in 1

&overlay WHITE_1 create from WHITE
&overlay WHITE_1 shifts to 106 384 in zone 2
&overlay WHITE_1 scales to 0.127 0.127
@overlay WHITE_1 opacity 1 in 1
@pause for 2

sound ambient_synthswell
@pause for 0.5
readerMessage Translation: They’re coming

    JULIET
Et veniens erant.

@pause for 2

@transition fade in black 0.1
@transition fade in black 0.1
@transition fade in black 0.1
@transition fade in black 0.1
@transition fade in black 0.1
@transition fade in black 0.1
@transition fade in black 0.1

Delete all the numbers before the overlay name

Maybe create it before changing its opacity (idk, I’m guessing)

it still wont work :thinking:

I’ll be going over your code :+1:

Try switching the order of what I bolded.

So:

&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 0 in 0
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN create

I’m getting all confused now :joy: I sorta fixed it, but now when the final two cystom poses fade in, the past one does as well but I put its opacity to 0 in 0 so that wont happen but it does (sorry if this doesnt make sense)

INT. HOSPITAL BED - NIGHT with SDWB SAD CLOSED
&zoom reset
&JULIET stands screen right in zone 4
&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 1 in 0
&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED scales to 0.488 0.488
&cut to zone 2
&zoom on 330 244 to 139% in 0
@transition fade in black 2
@pause for 2

&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN create
&overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 0 in 0
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN scales to 0.488 0.488
&overlay SDWB SAD OPEN opacity 1 in 0
@zoom on 330 244 to 139% in 0
@pause for 2

&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN create
&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN scales to 0.488 0.488
&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 0 in 0
@overlay SDWB SAD OPEN moves to layer -2
@overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN moves to layer 1

@pause for a beat

&overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 1 in 0.3 THEN overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 0 in 0.3 loop 3 times
@speechbubble is 194 245 to 85% with tail_top_left

    JULIET
I'm sorry.

@overlay SDWB SAD MOUTH OPEN opacity 0 in 0
@pause for 3
@overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 1 in 0.2
@pause for 2
@zoom on 400 398 to 401% in 3
@pause for 2

(I think it happens somewhere here, the coding is making me confused sorry)

@overlay SDWB SAD CLOSED opacity 0 in 0
@overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED create
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED scales to 0.488 0.488
@overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED opacity 1 in 0.2
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED moves to layer 5
@pause for 2.5
@overlay SDWB SHOCKED CLOSED opacity 0 in 0
@overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN create
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN shifts to -51 82 in zone 2
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN scales to 0.488 0.488
&overlay SDWB SHOCKED OPEN opacity 1 in 0.3
@speechbubble is 174 180 to 101% with tail_top_left

Have you tried removing the past one from the scene?
@overlay NAME clear

*replace NAME with your overlay’s name.

Also, lol, I’ll read over your code and PM you :blob_sun:

thats never worked for me. But ill try it, and thanks <3

PM’d you :blob_sun: