Overlay Script Error!

Okay, so I’m trying to use an overlay (for the first time) and it’s not showing up. Here’s the part of the script where I’m trying to add the overlay:

@overlay DARK ORB 1 create
@overlay DARK ORB 1 opacity 1 in 0

The overlay is not showing up at all, and it’s like there’s no code there.
If someone could tell me what I’m doing wrong, that would be really helpful! :slight_smile:

Try removing the in 0 i usual don’t need it…

Then try moving it around your screen

Did you put the overlay in the background code?

Ex: INT. BLACK - DAY with OVERLAYNAME

?

Okay so this worked, is there a way to make the overlay disappear in the beginning?
I have it as:

INT. ROYAL BABY TURRET - NIGHT with DARK ORB 1 to 1.0 52 286 in zone 1
@overlay DARK ORB 1 opacity 0

But even with the opacity 0, the overlay is still kinda there. Am I using the wrong number or something?

change the @ to a &

&overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity 0 in 0

so -
INT. ROYAL BABY TURRET - NIGHT with DARK ORB 1 to 1.0 52 286 in zone 1
&overlay DARK ORB 1 opacity 0 in 0

That worked! Thanks so much! : )

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No problem!