Quick Overlay Question for Beginner


#1

Hi! I am using an overlay and I want it to fade in but I have no idea how to code that. Could anyone help me? I would really appreciate it!


#2

@overlay OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.5
@overlay [NAME OF OVERLAY] opacity 1 in [time in seconds]


#3

Thank you so much I’m going to try this! :grinning:


#4

42%20PM
It’s not working for me. Did I do something wrong?


#5

You need to create or add your overlay to the background first


#6

Thanks, but Im still very confused. If I add it right away, then its already there and I want it to fade in


#7

You can add opacity 0 on the very beginning after the background


#8

Okay thank you so much!!


#9

If that doesn’t work, try making the word “OVERLAY” in all lowercase. So it would be;
@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING opacity 1 in 3
instead of
@OVERLAY SEASON 1 LETTERING opacity 1 in 3


#10

03%20PM
Thank you, I tried that, but the words aren’t appearing.


#11

remove “opacity 0” from “EXT. SEASON 1 INTRO with SEASON 1 LETTERING”


#12

it shows up, but I want it to fade in


#13


I tested it out on my phone, but this just happened


#14

This shows on my screen as well. I’m not sure how to fix this but it comes out fine when I view it on my laptop. But to fix the overlay problem, try using this:
EXT. SEASON 1 INTRO with SEASON 1 LETTERING
@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING shifts to -14 106
@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING scales to 0.902 0.902
@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING opacity 0 in 0
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING opacity 1 in 0.5
@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING opacity 1 in 3

So just add “@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING opacity 0 in 0” before the pause for a beat


#15

I just tried that, but it still wont appear when I preview it on my computer or on the app. It might be a glitch but thank you for the help :revolving_hearts: I appreciate it!


#16

Test it on your app


#17

I did its still not working tho :confused:


#18

What exactly it’s not working? Is overlay not showing up? Or is not fading in?


#19

I’m really not sure why it’s not working. Maybe try adding “in zone 1” after “@overlay SEASON 1 LETTERING shifts to -14 106”, if that doesn’t work, I have no idea sorry!


#20

Its not fading in