Placing overlays in specific spots


#1

SO I’ve had to make my own overlay as I cant see any props or overlays for police badges.
I’ve made what I want but now want my character to hold it. to get it to appear I’ve inserted the same background again and this time put the overlay in. (is there a way to just have the overlay appear in the middle of a scene?

and how do I get it to go where I want it? I’ve used the app to get the size and position I want it in and it has come up with… these co-ordinates to use
@overlay 5134804135182336_BADGE shifts to 40 299
@overlay 5134804135182336_BADGE scales to 1.405 1.405

Ps My overlay is just called BADGE so I don’t know why it’s come up with 5134804135182336 before it.

How do I code this in my script?
I’ve tried this but it doesn’t work.
EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with BADGE to SCALE 1.405 1.405 and BADGE to SHIFT 40 299

but I get this error
The coordinates for an overlay can only be specified once.

So I tried just using
EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with BADGE to scale 1.405 1.405

and get
Wrong syntax of specifying coordinates try 2 “to SCALE X,Y” e.g…

help?


#2

EXT. BRICK MANSION - DAY with BADGE to 1.405 40 299

Or

@overlay BADGE shifts to 40 299
@overlay BADGE scales to 1.405 1.405


#3

Thank you so much been sat here oven an hour trying work it out :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

can someone tell me how to place an overlayer behind a character


#5

@Shhad,

You want to place the overlay in a further back layer than the character.

Example:
INT. BACKGROUND - DAY with OVERLAY to 1.000 100 100 in zone 1 at layer -1
@CHARACTER spot 1.280 100 100 in zone 1 at layer 2


#6

thank you sooooo much. i have been stuck on layering overlays for 2 days. i appreciate it.


#7

How do you do it so that the overlay is already spotted and doesn’t have to shift?


#8

If you attach the overlay to the background, it will appear in place immediately. If you are not adding the overlay to the background, use and & symbol instead of @.


#9

Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile:


#10