Hiiiii . I’m RudeInception and today we will be discussing Spot Directing. This method will allow you to move/place your character wherever you want to on the screen. Here we go:
Spot directing is made easier when using the Episode app for help. The following image will serve as reference:
Taken from my story: LOBITA
When you open the app to preview your story, you’ll want to click on Yellow and then click Red.
Blue is used to switch characters.
White toggles between Scale and Move.
- In order to use Scale you drag your finger side to side across the screen. This makes the character bigger or smaller.
- In order to use Move you drag your finger across the screen. This shifts a character around the screen.
Green gives you the command you need to add to your script.
In general the command code is:
@CHARACTER spot S X Y in zone # at layer #
S = size of the CHAR (default size is 1.280)
X = X axis (left to right)
Y = Y axis (up and down)
zone # = the zone number (1, 2, 3, and sometimes 4)
layer # = the layer number (infinite)
EXTRA TIP: Add your characters into a scene first using the easy command:
@CHARACTER stands __________
Then open up the app and use the Spot Helper (Red) to move the characters around until you’re happy with the results. Finally, simply add the generate code (Green) onto your script.
Now, how to walk while using Spot Direction?
Here’s my guide on Spot Walking!