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#1

Hi! While coding my most recent story, I get an error that says: ANIMATIONPROPERTIES

This is my coding where I’m having the issue:

INT. APARTMENT - DAY with BOXSTACK with BOX OPEN with ASHANTIA UNBOUND

@DAWN spot 1.280 54 0 AND DAWN faces right AND DAWN is idle_jawdrop AND overlay BOXSTACK shifts to 168 -123 in 0 AND overlay BOXSTACK scales to 0.870 0.870 AND overlay BOX OPEN shifts to 195 -72 in 0 AND overlay BOX OPEN scales to 0.712 0.712 AND overlay ASHANTIA UNBOUND shifts to 117 -15 in 0 AND overlay ASHANTIA UNBOUND scales to 0.654 0.654 AND DAWN moves to layer 2 AND overlay ASHANTIA UNBOUND moves to layer 1 AND overlay BOX OPEN moves to layer 0 AND overlay BOXSTACK moves to layer -1

&zoom on 161 0 to 475% in 1

Yes I’m aware it’s very long :sweat_smile:

Can anyone help me?

Also if you have any script errors please feel free to add them to this topic post!!


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#2

what style: ink, classic, limelight


#3

the style is ink.


#4

does it just say animation properties or is there anything else. does it specify that the error is about the overlay or the character the spot position etc


#5

That’s what it says


#6

Hi.
First, you need to add a time to how long you want it to take for your overlays to do something/an animation else the SE won’t know how to handle it.
AND overlay BOXSTACK scales to 0.870 0.870 in ?

Secondly. The scriptcode needent’t be that long. Instead of using AND that many times, you can devide up the scripline under the different components/object by using & on a new line. Both has the same effect, but & makes your script more manageable.

ex
&DAWN spot 1.280 54 0 in zone 1 at layer 2 AND DAWN faces right AND DAWN is idle_jawdrop
& BOXSTACK shifts to 168 -123 in 0 AND overlay BOXSTACK scales to 0.870 0.870 in 0 AND overlay BOXSTACK moves to layer -1 <— both this commands will happen at the same time.

However, if using an overlay on screen right at the start of a scene it’s better to put its starting coordinates together with the adding of the overlay at the background title.

ex
INT. APARTMENT - DAY with BOXSTACK to 0.870 168 -123 in zone 1 at layer -1 <— this will be the starting position on screen for you overlay

Hope this helps you.

<3


#7

Thanks!! Let me go try this and I’ll be back.

I didn’t even know you could do half of those things lmao :joy:


#8

Please do. If it doesn’t solve the problem/error we need to find the reason. :upside_down_face:
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, hun. Hopefully it will lighten some of your burdons in the future.

<3


#9

I tried doing this :arrow_up:

(revised coding)

INT. APARTMENT - DAY with BOXSTACK to 0.870 168 -123 in zone 1 at layer 1 with BOX OPEN to 0.712 195 -72 in zone 1 at layer 0 with ASHANTIA UNBOUND to 0.654 117 -15 in zone 1 at layer 1

&DAWN spot 1.280 54 0 AND DAWN faces right AND DAWN is idle_jawdrop AND DAWN moves to layer 2

&zoom on 161 0 to 475% in 1

and I’m still having the same problem. I’m so lost.


#10

thank you :grinning:


#11

Still getting the same error message?
Start by adding the layer and zone to the characters position.

&DAWN spot 1.280 54 0 in zone 1 at layer 2

I don’t think that’s the issue, but we need to narrow it down. Are you sure the error is at this place of the script.
I’ve never encountered this error myself but I know it happened a lot when the episode team changed the clear overlay command. Maybe they’re working on something again - like the new bubbles?

<3


#12

I found another topic which i posted the issue to and @Dara.Amarie has just told me:

I tried this and the error was instantly fixed.

Here’s the topic link:

Thank you @HappyDaisy for your help :heart:
Case closed!! (Thank goodness, I’m working on a deadline :joy:)

p.s. this topic can still be used if there are any scripting errors you’d like to discuss.

p.p.s. :arrow_up: nevermind (topic closed)


#13

Glad this got resolved! Closing :v:t2:


#14

:grin:


#15