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:
# is from 0 to 1
0 is completely invisible (hidden, gone, cannot see)
1 is very visible (the whole overlay is there and you can see it completely)
0.5 is see through, and anything between 0 and 1 (ie: 0.33, 0.72, 0.845…) makes the overlay see through.
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 #
@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!!!