Overlay work on laptop but not on the app on my cell

hey i have a overlay problems, if you could help it would be so much appreciated.
so on my laptop everything is good but in the preview on my phone it doesn’t move and they are not at the good place… the car is at the good place but it doesnt move and the characters are outside of the car… thank you in advance!!

EXT. JULES HOUSE - DAY with CAR SIDE BROWN

@cut to zone 1

@ELIJAH moves to layer 1
@BRENDA moves to layer 2

@overlay opacity 1
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -260 -35 in zone 1
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.000 1.000
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN moves to layer Max Layer
&ELIJAH spot 1.037 122 -100 and ELIJAH faces right
@BRENDA spot 1.111 177 -137 and BRENDA faces right

@NAMEF spot 1.056 281 9 in zone 1
@NAMEF moves to layer 2

Same is happening to me

most accurate is mobile from what i know. it could be a problem somewhere in the script but i really do not see anything in yours that could cause an issue

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Spot direct from mobile and then copy and paste it into your script. Mobile is always more reliable than the web previewer, because that’s what your readers will see.

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thank you, i did it and when i replay the story on mobile they are not on the spot where i put themin the script… they aren’t even facing the right way

Okay, do you have a command that says CHAR faces right/left? If not add it in, if you do then just change which way their facing. (ie. if their facing left then type @CHAR faces right). And did you make sure to copy and paste exactly where you put the characters on the mobile app?

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yes i have copy and paste the spot and ive just change the left/right and it didnt change anything in the app. i have also restart the app… anyway i change this scene on my laptop it doesnt change on mobile i dont get it…

Okay, that’s weird. Have you clicked the update your script button on the mobile app?

i did :sob: maybe i should restart this scene from scratch?

thats the complete scene if you’d like to take a look if you see a mistake

EXT. JULES HOUSE - DAY with CAR SIDE BROWN

@cut to zone 1

@ELIJAH moves to layer 4
@BRENDA moves to layer 1

@overlay OPACITY 1
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -279 -37 in zone 1
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.000 1.000
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN moves to layer Max Layer
&ELIJAH spot 0.997 108 -92 and ELIJAH faces left
@BRENDA spot 1.020 154 -92 and BRENDA faces left

@NAMEF spot 1.056 281 9 in zone 1
@NAMEF moves to layer 2

    ELIJAH (talk_afraid)
[NAMEF]..

    NAMEF (talk_sad)
Elijah, I'm so sorry!

    ELIJAH (talk_sad_exhausted)
She's taking me away.

    BRENDA (talk_angry)
Not another word out of your mouth Elijah.
    BRENDA (talk_pointup_pretentious)
You stay away from my boy! You've done enough damage.

    NAMEF (talk_unsure)
(I was speechless. I moved my mouth but nothing came out.)

    NARRATOR
Elijah was trying to roll down the window, but Brenda had disabled his switch.

    ELIJAH (talk_sad_timid_loop)
(I love you)

    NARRATOR
Elijah mouthed the words, "I love you," over and over, with longing in his eyes and profound loss on his face.

&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to 124 -274 in 3
&ELIJAH walks to spot 1.037 318 -305 in zone 2 in 3 AND ELIJAH is idle AND ELIJAH is cry_sniff_sad_loop
&BRENDA walks to spot 1.111 315 -342 in zone 2 in 3 AND BRENDA is idle

@NAMEF walks to spot 1.056 156 5 in zone 1 in 3 AND NAMEF is walk_sad_loop

    NAMEF (idle_sad_serious_loop)
(The reality of the situation hit me like a ton of bricks.)
(Something deep inside me shattered.)

@NAMEF faces right

    NAMEF (idle_sad_serious_loop)
(I could see Elijah looking through the back window at me.)
    NAMEF (scream_angry)
(I started screaming his name, trying to hold onto him somehow.)
Elijah!

@pause for 2
NAMEF (scream_angry)
Elijah!

    NARRATOR
As the car went out of view, I started crying and screamed some soul wrenching scream.
I screamed until I couldn't breathe, but it did no good.

    NAMEF (idle_sad_serious_loop)
He was gone.

Okay just give me a second

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Okay, so you had some warnings for your overlays, and I’m not sure exactly what you were trying to do since you never specified that. But I made them face the right way (assuming you want them both to be facing the person standing outside of the car). Other than that, It looks like it works to me, unless you were trying to do something else specific. Here’s what the script I just changed a bit and worked for me:

EXT. JULES HOUSE - DAY with CAR SIDE BROWN

@cut to zone 1

@ELIJAH moves to layer 4
@BRENDA moves to layer 1

@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN OPACITY 1
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to -279 -37 in zone 1
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN scales to 1.000 1.000
@overlay CAR SIDE BROWN moves to layer (whatever the highest layer is – max layer isn’t a command)
&ELIJAH spot 0.997 108 -92
@ELIJAH faces right
@BRENDA spot 1.020 154 -92
@BRENDA faces right

@NAMEF spot 1.056 281 9 in zone 1
@NAMEF moves to layer 2

ELIJAH (talk_afraid)

[NAMEF]…

NAMEF (talk_sad)

ELIJAH, I’m so sorry!

ELIJAH (talk_sad_exhausted)

She’s taking me away.

BRENDA (talk_angry)

Not another word out of your mouth ELIJAH.
BRENDA (talk_pointup_pretentious)
You stay away from my boy! You’ve done enough damage.

NAMEF (talk_unsure)

(I was speechless. I moved my mouth but nothing came out.)

NARRATOR

ELIJAH was trying to roll down the window, but BRENDA had disabled his switch.

ELIJAH (talk_sad_timid_loop)

(I love you)

NARRATOR

ELIJAH mouthed the words, “I love you,” over and over, with longing in his eyes and profound loss on his face.
&overlay CAR SIDE BROWN shifts to 124 -274 in 3
&ELIJAH walks to spot 1.037 318 -305 in zone 2 in 3 AND ELIJAH is idle AND ELIJAH is cry_sniff_sad_loop
&BRENDA walks to spot 1.111 315 -342 in zone 2 in 3 AND BRENDA is idle

@NAMEF walks to spot 1.056 156 5 in zone 1 in 3 AND NAMEF is walk_sad_loop

NAMEF (idle_sad_serious_loop)

(The reality of the situation hit me like a ton of bricks.)
(Something deep inside me shattered.)
@NAMEF faces right

NAMEF (idle_sad_serious_loop)

(I could see ELIJAH looking through the back window at me.)
NAMEF (scream_angry)
(I started screaming his name, trying to hold onto him somehow.)
ELIJAH!
@pause for 2
NAMEF (scream_angry)
ELIJAH!

NARRATOR

As the car went out of view, I started crying and screamed some soul wrenching scream.
I screamed until I couldn’t breathe, but it did no good.

NAMEF (idle_sad_serious_loop)

He was gone.

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Thank you i will try it tomorrow :grin:

No problem! I actually figured out the overlay errors now and fixed it in the script. You never created or specified which overlay you were changing the opacity of, and you also can’t say “max layer” you have to move it to a specific number.

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I found putting the layer in the line with the spot directing put people on the correct layers. I had a scene set like you did with the layer set by itself and it just would not work.
e.g.
@APRIL spot 0.398 57 340 in zone 2 at layer 1