Overlay isn't letting me continue my story?

I’m making a scene where you have to tap to continue because a message appears on the screen, but I think the problem is, is that the overlay is looping (which I want) but it’s not letting me continue the story… Does that make sense?

Here’s my script for the scene:

&zoom on 182 345 to 135% in 0
&speechbubble is 125 173 to 100% with tail_top_right
@HANNAH spot 0.875 442 150
&overlay LOVE MOM create
&overlay LOVE MOM shifts to 36 522
&overlay LOVE MOM scales to 1.576 1.576
&overlay LOVE MOM opacity 1 in 1
&overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE create text |color:white, bold, outline:black | TAP TO CONTINUE...
&overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE shifts to 70 160
&overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE scales to 2.512 2.512
@HANNAH walks to spot 0.875 183 150 and HANNAH does it while walk_exhausted_loop then HANNAH is idle_exhausted_loop
@pause for 0.5
@HANNAH is think_rubchin
@add Sheet Paper White to HANNAH
@HANNAH is pickup_paper_neutral
@HANNAH is read_paper_neutral
&overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE opacity 0.9 in 2
@overlay LOVE MOM shifts to 36 224 in 1 using easeout
@overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE opacity 0.3 in 0.5 then overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE opacity 0.9 in 0.5 loop INFINITE times
&speechbubble is 125 173 to -0% with tail_top_right
        NARRATOR
    Skip.
@pause for 0.5
&overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE opacity 0 in 1.2
@overlay LOVE MOM shifts to 36 522 in 1 using easebackin
@pause for 0.5
&speechbubble is 125 173 to 100% with tail_top_right
        HANNAH (talk_read_paper_neutral)
    I guess that settles it.
&overlay LOVE MOM clear
&overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE clear
@remove Sheet Paper White from HANNAH
@HANNAH faces right
        HANNAH (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
    Cereal it is.
@HANNAH walks to spot 0.875 442 150
@pause for 1000000000
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@Dara.Amarie @JemU776 @Jade.epi

@overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE opacity 0.3 in 0.5 then overlay GREEN BABY SWADDLE opacity 0.9 in 0.5 loop INFINITE times

Is this the part where you get stuck at?

Because in order for an overlay animation to infinite loop, you’re gonna have to use a & instead of @.

An @ waits for the command to be finished before it moves on to the next line, whereas & executes the line and moves to the next line automatically.

By putting an @, you’re pretty much making the script wait til the command is over, but because you then tell the animation to loop in that line, it’ll do that over and over again, and because it’s infinite and there is no end, you would be stuck watching that forever.

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I knew it was something like that! :woman_facepalming:

Thank you so much!

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no problem! :revolving_hearts::revolving_hearts:

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Marked as solved and closed. Thanks @Problematic_Patrick! :smiley: