Sitting and overlay commands( Limelight)

Hi, can someone please, help, I am new to Episode and almost giving up. How do I get my characters to sit down on their chairs in INT. COFFEE SHOP FROM STAGE OL - NIGHT background(limelight) I have followed a few ideas here but to no avail.

This is what I have tried: INT. COFFEE SHOP FROM STAGE OL - NIGHT with INT. COFFEE SHOP FROM STAGE OL - NIGHT at layer 0
@cut to zone 3
@TINA sits screen right AND TINA faces right
@JAY sits lower screen left AND JAY faces left
@pause for a beat

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This is not a vaild command. It is @CHARACTER stands screen center AND CHARACTER is sit

@CHARACTER stands screen left AND CHARATCER faces left

You will have to use spot directing if you want them lower/higher, small/bigger.

Here are two videos I reccomend watching:
Basic spotting
Spot directing
[This video is in INK but you can just change the animations to LL(LimeLight) ones.]

As well as a playlist of helpful videos:

Thanks, Danielle, I will try and see if it works. Writing is so hard!

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Yep! I know, that it is. I have been coding on here for a year and I still need help sometimes. Just watch those video and that might help. Joseph Evans is rhe creator of them and he is very helpful.

Joseph is good! , I have been watching his videos.

Hi again,

Thanks for your help, yesterday. So I tried the sitting positions and they don’t seem to work, I even changed the background and that turned into a mess. One is now standing on the table and the character, I don’t even know what they are doing. Any help please?


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Can you do me a favor and copy and paste the code onto forums instead of a screenshot? Cause I can’t read the screenshot.

Sorry, here it is :

@pan to zone 3
@TINA stands back far right in zone 4 AND TINA faces right
@TINA spot 0.840 335 142
@TINA starts idle_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop
@JAY stands back far left in zone 4 AND JAY faces right
@JAY spot 0.732 60 271
@JAY starts idle_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop
TINA (talk_squat_happy)
This place is lush!
JAY (talk_squat_happy)
It is nice! I come here when ever I want a break.

@pause for 20
JAY (talk_agree_happy)
I can’t believe those scum bags tried to rob you.
TINA (talk_apathetic)
I know! I think they were high on something, they probably wanted the money for more drugs.

    JAY (laugh_giggle)
Did you see his face though ,the one you kicked in the crotch? It was hilarious.
    TINA (laugh_chuckle)
    JAY (talk_armsraised_neutral)
Where did you learn to fight like that?
    TINA (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
My brother taught me and I also took a few defence classes.
    JAY (think_rubchin)
(wait! Am I turned on by this?)

    TINA (talk_think_neutral)
(I hope he is not intimidated by a girl who can defend herself)

    JAY (talk_armsraised_neutral)

I saw you at Jane's party, are you friends?

    TINA (talk_agree_happy)

Her sister, Tendai is actual my best friend,we went to universty together, you?
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First off you have the characters in zone 4 and panned to zone 3.

So I can fix your code but I need to know do you want to be in zone 3 or 4?

I am trying to get them to sit on the chairs with the table and am not sure if it’s zone 3 or 4, basically I was desperately trying all zones.

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Hi Danielle,

Thanks for your help. I cracked the code for sitting and having them where I want them. If there is something I can do for you in return let me know. Maybe read some of your stories if you want lol.

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Oh thank you! So far I do not need anything thanks though!