Overlay isn't showing up

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#1

EXT. ABANDONED HOME - NIGHT with TO BE CONTINUED

@overlay TO BE CONTINUED opacity 0 in 0
@overlay 5231298326691840_TO BE CONTINUED shifts to -332 284
@overlay 5231298326691840_TO BE CONTINUED scales to 0.856 0.856
@pause for 3

@overlay TO BE CONTINUED opacity 3 in 2

TIA


#2

try to add zone number as well

and opacity can be only set from 0-1, change the last line to
@overlay TO BE CONTINUED opacity 1 in 2


#3

Check out this awesome thread on overlays: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS

Adding an overlay to the beginning of the scene:

Adding an overlay into the middle of a scene:

Note this for Opacity:

What the symbols mean:

Also, when you’re testing out your story, and moving the overlay around, you’ll see 2 codes.

So, for example this shows up in your overlay helper:

@overlay 5231298326691840_TO BE CONTINUED shifts to -332 284
@overlay 5231298326691840_TO BE CONTINUED scales to 0.856 0.856

-332 is the x-coordinate, 284 is the y-coordinate, and 0.856 is the scale size (%)

Also, to layer an overlay, you’d use this code: @overlay OVERLAYNAME to layer #

Example: @overlay TO BE CONTINUED moves to layer 2

Check out this on layers: HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT!!! :heart:


#4

So what’s possible for you using these codes:

Note, it doesn’t have to be zone 1, it can be another zone where you put your overlay at and also the layer number doesn’t need to be 0, you choose the layer number depending on what goes with your scene and gives you the most satisfaction.


#5

oh right, I tried that overlay’s still not showing.


#6

Ok, it’s still not showing up.


#7

See what happens if you exit the story or app and then go back in. Sometimes that helps fix it for me!

Also, I’d add in a line like this before the end of the scene so that it doesn’t advance before you can mess with it:

NARRATOR
Testing


#8

Unfortunately didn’t work for me.

I always use:

NARRATOR
Pause


#9

what do you have now? did you change your script?


#10

Are you also cutting to the correct zone? If you don’t add in @cut to zone # then the overlays might be in a different zone?


#11

Yes, it’s only 1 zone so it should be appearing


#12

EXT. ABANDONED HOME - NIGHT with TO BE CONTINUED to 0.856 -332 284 in zone 1 at layer 0

&overlay TO BE CONTINUED opacity 0 in 0
@pause for 3

@overlay TO BE CONTINUED opacity 1 in 2

@pause for 2


#13

are the spots alright? Is overlay there but just not showing up?


#14

Ok, I finally got it right.


#15

#16

Solved and closed. :smiley:


#17