Panning and background characters


#1

Hey guys!

I’m trying, and have been trying for like an hour, to get my character (Violet) to walk to a certain spot whilst having her at the front, but everything she walks she ends up in the dumpster lol
And also my background characters appear after the transition and aren’t already there if that makes sense?
This is what I have been using

EXT. PLAYGROUND DUMPSTER OL - DAY
@transition iris in 4
@ASHTON spot 0.393 170 323 in zone 1 at layer 0
@JACOB spot 0.406 129 319 in zone 1 at layer 0
@LIAM spot 0.261 233 423 in zone 1 at layer 1
@JACOB faces right
@JACOB is talk_smoking
@ASHTON is idle_smoking
@LIAM is talk_phone_angry_loop
&VIOLET walks to spot 1.244 61 18 in zone 3 in 3
@pan to zone 3 in 3

Thank you!


#2

Try:

@VIOLET walks to spot 1.244 61 18 in zone 3 in 3


#3

Your character ends up in the dumpster because the dumpster is an overlay that is attached to the background. If you want VIOLET to be in front of the dumpster when we walks to zone 3, you will have to layer the dumpter overlay. To do that, you will need to use the background name as the overlay name and layer it.

You also need to place your characters before the transtion command and use the & sign instead of the @ sign to place them.

EXT. PLAYGROUND DUMPSTER OL - DAY with EXT. PLAYGROUND DUMPSTER OL - DAY at layer -2
&ASHTON spot 0.393 170 323 in zone 1 at layer 0 and ASHTON is idle_smoking
&JACOB spot 0.406 129 319 in zone 1 at layer 0 and JACOB faces right and JACOB is talk_smoking
&LIAM spot 0.261 233 423 in zone 1 at layer 1 and LIAM is talk_phone_angry_loop
@transition iris in 4
&VIOLET walks to spot 1.244 61 18 in zone 3 in 3
@pan to zone 3 in 3