Running in a looping background

Hello everyone!

How do I make a character run in looping background with characters in different zones? When I try to do it, the background characters move along with the mc, and I don’t want it.

How do I fix it?

I am not sure I understand right the question about zones…

because with looping background you do not need to change zone you can stay in zone 1 because the loop will “bring” the other zones to the scene.

So to make MC walk or runn on the looping background you actually make her stay on spot and make walking animation on spot.

While if you want the feeling somebody is standing you need to move him with the same speed to side as the background moves while he does idle animation


&zoom reset
&CHAR1 stands screen center AND CHAR1 is run_athletic_neutral_loop AND CHAR1 faces right AND CHAR1 moves to layer 2
@CHAR2 spot 0.587 64 378 in zone 2 AND CHAR2 moves to layer 1
@CHAR2 walks to spot 0.587 -50 378 in zone 1 in 1 AND CHAR2 does it while idle_armscrossed_angry_loop AND CHAR2 faces right

1 Like

What I was trying to say is that I want my character to be running while the backgroud is looping, but the characters I have placed in the different zones of the background, move along with her.

I wanted to know how to make them stay still on their zones.

test my template I believe it is what you describe, or not?

Or maybe show me your script so I cn see what you are doing.

1 Like

Yes, I’ll show you so you have a better idea of how it’s looking. Thanks for the help you’re already giving.

This is how it looks.

And they’re moving along with her.

yeah that ie exatly what I mean - please upload in you portal my template and replay it - just to see what it does - you will see in my opinion that it is what you are looking for.

To explain it Because the background is moving the running person is actually (in the srcipt) on one place…you do not use “walks to” but just “spot” her on place and give her running animation.

But you need to see your background characters to move from one side of the screen to another and then disapear.

That might sound strange but you actually need to WALK the background characters using idle animation.

  1. spot the BG character ofscreen to the right (if it loops to the left)
  2. wealk the BG character to ofscreen left by using idle animation

@BG walks to spot ### in zone # in # AND BG does it while talk_agree_happy

You will need to play with the time to make him move with the same speed as the background is moving.

1 Like

Thank you so much!:smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I’ll try to do what you said and then I’ll tell if it worked.:heart:

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.