Overlay flickering? 😓

I have custom poses and I have coded them into the scene right and I preview it on the computer, but when I preview it on my phone, the overlays just sorta, flicker in.

Here’s the code-

code

EXT. PHILLY CAFE - NIGHT with VAL EYES CLOSED in zone 1
sound music_90shiphop2
&zoom reset
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED shifts to 107 2 in zone 1
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED scales to 1.466 1.466
&cut to zone 2
&VALENTINA stands screen right in zone 3 AND VALENTINA faces right
&SALVATOR spot 0.894 413 83 in zone 2 AND SALVATOR faces left AND CHRISTIAN spot 0.878 452 74 in zone 2 AND CHRISTIAN faces left
&VALENTINA moves to layer 6
&SALVATOR moves to layer 1
&CHRISTIAN moves to layer 2
@transition iris in
@pause for a beat

@CHRISTIAN walks to spot 0.878 165 74 in 0.2 AND CHRISTIAN is run_athletic AND SALVATOR walks to spot 0.894 217 83 in 0.2 AND SALVATOR is run_athletic
@zoom on 548 194 to 189% in 0
&CHRISTIAN faces right
@CHRISTIAN starts laugh_chuckle AND SALVATOR starts laugh_crack_up
@pause for 3
&speechbubble is 148 187 to 67% with tail_top_left

    CHRISTIAN (talk_handsonhips)
You almost had me there.

    CHRISTIAN (talk_apathetic)
But did you really think you could beat me?

&CHRISTIAN starts arms_crossed
&speechbubble is 198 223 to 70% with tail_top_right

    SALVATOR (talk_repulsed)
I am astound by how your ego gets bigger and bigger with each second.

&CHRISTIAN starts talk_neutral_deny

    SALVATOR (flirt_wink)
It turns me on.

@pause for a beat
&speechbubble is 171 99 to 73%

    NARR
Your cockiness never ceases to amaze me.

&CHRISTIAN faces left
@add Handgun to SALVATOR
@add Handgun to CHRISTIAN
&SALVATOR spot 0.894 252 92
@CHRISTIAN starts draw_gun AND SALVATOR starts draw_gun
@pause for 3

&zoom on 298 131 to 185% in 0
&SALVATOR spot 0.894 217 83 in zone 2 AND SALVATOR faces left
&cut to zone 1
@remove Handgun from SALVATOR
@remove Handgun from CHRISTIAN
@SALVATOR is flirt_fingersnap AND CHRISTIAN is shush
@pause for 1

&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED clear

&overlay VAL EYES OPEN create
&overlay VAL EYES OPEN shifts to 107 2 in zone 1
&overlay VAL EYES OPEN scales to 1.466 1.466
@overlay VAL EYES OPEN opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 1
&speechbubble is 192 353 to 84% with tail_top_left

    VALENTINA
Relax.

@pause for 0.5

&overlay VAL EYES OPEN clear

&overlay VAL BROW RAISED create
&overlay VAL BROW RAISED shifts to 107 2 in zone 1
&overlay VAL BROW RAISED scales to 1.466 1.466
@overlay VAL BROW RAISED opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.5

    VALENTINA
It's just me.

@pause for a beat

&overlay VAL BROW RAISED clear

&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED create
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED shifts to 107 2 in zone 1
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED scales to 1.466 1.466
@overlay VAL EYES CLOSED opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 2

&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED clear

&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN create
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN shifts to 107 2 in zone 1
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN scales to 1.466 1.466
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN opacity 1 in 0
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN moves to layer 5

    VALENTINA
Are my babies done mooning over each other now?

@pause for a beat
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN clear
@VALENTINA spot 0.880 200 125 AND VALENTINA faces right AND VALENTINA starts dustoff_loop
@pause for 2

what can i do to fix this? @JemU776 @Dara.Amarie ??

Bump

Add “in 0” to the shifts to and scales to commands of the overlays so they appear right away.

Ex.

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thanks! Ill try that and let you know if it works

No problem <3

I helped someone else with a flickering overlay issue and gave them this tip:

it still flickers :sweat:

Can you show how you wrote it all in your script?

this is the current code

EXT. PHILLY CAFE - NIGHT with VAL EYES CLOSED in zone 1
sound music_90shiphop2
&zoom reset
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED shifts to 107 2 in zone 1
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED scales to 1.466 1.466
&cut to zone 2
&VALENTINA stands screen right in zone 3 AND VALENTINA faces right
&SKYLEN spot 0.878 413 83 in zone 2 AND SKYLEN faces left AND CHRISTIAN spot 0.878 452 74 in zone 2 AND CHRISTIAN faces left
&VALENTINA moves to layer 6
&SKYLEN moves to layer 1
&CHRISTIAN moves to layer 2
@transition iris in
@pause for a beat

@CHRISTIAN walks to spot 0.878 165 74 in 0.2 AND CHRISTIAN is run_athletic AND SKYLEN walks to spot 0.878 217 83 in 0.2 AND SKYLEN is run_athletic
@zoom on 538 31 to 189% in 0
&CHRISTIAN faces right
@CHRISTIAN starts laugh_chuckle AND SKYLEN starts laugh_crack_up
@pause for 3
&speechbubble is 155 319 to 67% with tail_top_left

    CHRISTIAN (talk_handsonhips)
You almost had me there.

    CHRISTIAN (talk_apathetic)
But did you really think you could beat me?

&CHRISTIAN starts arms_crossed
&speechbubble is 191 350 to 70% with tail_top_right

    SKYLEN (talk_repulsed)
I am astound by how your ego can get bigger and bigger within seconds.

&CHRISTIAN starts eyeroll

readerMessage They are not siblings btw if you’re wondering x

    SKYLEN (talk_flirt)
It turns me on.

@pause for 2
@pause for a beat
&speechbubble is 171 99 to 73%

    NARR
Aw, how sweet.

&CHRISTIAN faces left
@add Handgun to SKYLEN
@add Handgun to CHRISTIAN
sound gun_cocking
@CHRISTIAN starts draw_gun AND SKYLEN starts draw_gun
@pause for 3

&zoom on 298 131 to 185% in 0
&cut to zone 1
@remove Handgun from SKYLEN
@remove Handgun from CHRISTIAN
@SKYLEN is flirt_fingersnap AND CHRISTIAN is shush
@pause for 1

&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED clear

&overlay VAL EYES OPEN create
&overlay VAL EYES OPEN shifts to 107 2 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay VAL EYES OPEN scales to 1.466 1.466 in 0
@overlay VAL EYES OPEN opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 1
&speechbubble is 192 353 to 84% with tail_top_left

    VALENTINA
Relax.

@pause for 0.5

&overlay VAL EYES OPEN clear

&overlay VAL BROW RAISED create
&overlay VAL BROW RAISED shifts to 107 2 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay VAL BROW RAISED scales to 1.466 1.466 in 0
@overlay VAL BROW RAISED opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 0.5

    VALENTINA
It's just me.

@pause for a beat

&overlay VAL BROW RAISED clear

&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED create
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED shifts to 107 2 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED scales to 1.466 1.466 in 0
@overlay VAL EYES CLOSED opacity 1 in 0
@pause for 2

&overlay VAL EYES CLOSED clear

&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN create
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN shifts to 107 2 in zone 1 in 0
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN scales to 1.466 1.466 in 0
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN opacity 1 in 0
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN moves to layer 5

    VALENTINA
Are my babies done mooning over each other now?

@pause for a beat
&overlay VAL MOUTH OPEN clear
@VALENTINA spot 0.870 200 125 AND VALENTINA faces right AND VALENTINA starts dustoff_loop
@pause for 2

Can place beginning overlay with the background name instead :balloon:

is still flickers :woman_facepalming: sorry this must be annoying for you

Can you tell me the name of the overlay that flickers?

And you wrote it like this right:

all of the overlays flicker are

  • VAL MOUTH OPEN
  • VAL EYES OPEN
  • VAL EYES CLOSED
  • VAL BROW RAISED

Perhaps try a pattern like this? After you fixed the code up, exit, reset story progress, and play through it again. Is your story un-published? Unfortunately, I can’t test a code like this as I have no access to a computer.

And oh wow, that’s really strange, you are the only person I know where no tips work lol, not even my HOW TO: Rear Animations post helped you while it has helped others XD You ended up solving that with a diff solution, pretty hilarious :joy: :rofl:

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wait wha- :joy:

and ok ill try that code

this is so frustrating!!! It still flickers :triumph::rage:

Is your story un-published?

Also, it’s true lol

Evidence

yes

Alright, I’m going to PM you :+1:

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mk

Just PM’d you now to ask you to share your un-published work with me :black_heart:

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