Put character in a car and make the car move along with the character


#1

How can I put a character in a car and make the car move. Make this car stop to pick up a character and then that the car continue to move with the two characters in it ?

@LanaAugustine

Thank You


#2

OMG can you tag me in the post I really need this answered too!

~Lana Augustine :kissing_cat:


#3

yup


#4

Thanks your a lifesaver.

~Lana Agustine :kissing_cat:


#5

@Apes made a guide on this


#7

Dara we really love you your so helpful!


#8

Thanks haha but I just gave the link :blush: @Apes is the one who made that awesome guide!


#9

It doesn’t work, well most of it. There is always my car or the character inside the car that doesnt come from the good direction. by example, my car is coming from the air (a little bit above the ground) left and does a little diagonal while my character is ok and sometimes it’s the contrary!


#10

You need to place your characters/overlay offscreen first either to the left or right, then move them onscreen.


#11

That’s what I did but it still doesn’t work


#12

What does your script look like?


#13

01

Heres a copy/paste :
EXT. DUTCH COLONIAL HOME - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER
@MC spot 0.247 292 376
&ARIA spot 0.887 -294 -29
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -725 -51
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000
&ARIA walks to spot 0.887 210 -46 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -204 -65 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000


#14

Did you mean you could see the car for split second before it goes to the spot you placed it? Because other than that, your code works fine.

You need to add “in 0” to the overlay commands so that the car doesn’t just show up for a split second at the beginning of the scene

EXT. DUTCH COLONIAL HOME - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER
@MC spot 0.247 292 376
&ARIA spot 0.887 -294 -29
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -725 -51 in 0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000 in 0
&ARIA walks to spot 0.887 210 -46 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -204 -65 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000


#15

No it just falls in diagonal from the left side but I guess it’s maybe just a bug im gonna try to close the app and re-open and i’ll see


#16

Maybe it’s because you have the car starting at -725 -51 then you have it shift to -204 -65

Those two numbers need to be the same number.


#17

But you’re right, on the computer it works it’s just when I try it on my phone


#18

Ah okay I see what you mean. Add in the scale size and the shift coordinates to the background name to place the overlay, instead of placing the overlay with the scales and shifts commands

EXT. DUTCH COLONIAL HOME - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER to 1 -725 -51
@MC spot 0.247 292 376
&ARIA spot 0.887 -294 -29
&ARIA walks to spot 0.887 210 -46 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -204 -65 in 3.0
&overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000


#19
OMG thx!!! You're really a lifesaver!!!! <3 <3

#20

Hi!! @Dara.Amarie, I’m having similar issues, please help me if you can. I want to make the chauffeur drive the car to the scene then character Daniel go inside the car and they both drive away. I’ve been trying for a while now but it does seem to work, also I tried using the guide, but still doesn’t come out right.

EXT. HOLLYWOOD MUSIC STORE - DAY with CAR ANGLE SILVER to 1.000 -732 -6
&DANIEL spot 0.97 78 181 in zone 1 THEN DANIEL faces right AND DANIEL starts idle
&DANIEL moves to layer 1
&CHAUFFEUR enters from left to screen left AND CHAUFFEUR walks to spot 0.987 187 -7 in 3.0
&CHAUFFEUR moves to layer 2
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to -279 -6 in 3.0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000
@pause for a beat

    DANIEL (talk_awkward)
This is awkward, anyway, my car is here

    DANIEL (idle_awkward)
(Thank goodness and right on time)

&DANIEL walks to spot 0.87 450 216 in zone 1 THEN DANIEL faces right AND remove DANIEL
&DANIEL starts sit AND DANIEL walks to spot 0.970 78 2 in 3.0
&CHAUFFEUR walks to spot 0.87 450 216 in zone 1 THEN CHAUFFEUR faces right AND remove CHAUFFEUR
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER shifts to 351 -12 in 3.0
@overlay CAR ANGLE SILVER scales to 1.000 1.000


#21

Can you explain what about it isn’t working?