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#3758

Hey again! So i am creating my own animated intro for my story, however I am trying to get three separate title overlays and the light overlay I added to move all at the same time. Now the light is so supposed to make a twinkle effect while the title pieces are moving into place, but I can’t seem to make it work simultaneously.
here is the script:
INT. NEWINTRO with A to 1.000 165 -327 with BEAUTIFUL to 1.000 -348 -306 at layer 1 with CHAOS to 0.874 273 -147 at layer 2 with BIRDS2 to 0.478 165 411 at layer 0 with BIRDTATTOO to 0.100 159 42 at layer 0 with TATBIRDS to 0.334 75 294 with SUNFLOWER to 0.100 126 367 with WHITEMAGIC to 3.106 48 406
@zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
readerMessage @episode.Smartii

&overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 1 in 0.5
@overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 0 in 0.5

&overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 1 in 0.5
@overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 0 in 0.5

&overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 1 in 0.5

@overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 0 in 0.5

&overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 1 in 0.5
@overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 0 in 0.5

&overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 1 in 0.5

&overlay A shifts to -99 -340 in 3
@overlay A scales to 1.000 1.000 in 0

&overlay BEAUTIFUL shifts to -24 -282 in 3
@overlay BEAUTIFUL scales to 1.000 1.000 in 0

&overlay CHAOS shifts to 42 -153 in 3
@overlay CHAOS scales to 0.874 0.874

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#3759

How can I get my character to sit and eat at the sometime?
Does anyone know if they would be able to help me?
Thanks :grin:

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#3760

same time *

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#3761

So do you want light to twinkle every time the word shows up or twinkle all the time?

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#3762

twinkle all the time, love

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#3763

You’ll have to use spot directing to place character behind the table so it looks like it’s sitting.

More about spot directing here:

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#3764

I know exactly how to do that but I wanted to know how my character can sit and eat or can’t you do that ?:slightly_smiling_face:

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#3765

Which style are you using?

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#3766

ink

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#3767

No, sorry you can’t :expressionless:

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#3768

Try loop command :slight_smile:
&overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 1 in 0.5 THEN overlay WHITEMAGIC opacity 0 in 0.5 loop X times

X - how many times you want :slight_smile:

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#3769

Omg apes, thank you so so much

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#3770

Is it possible to switch Spotlight and regular directing in a story?

And can you do it at the same time?

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#3771

You can use it in cinematic stories :slight_smile: (full body)

set format spotlight

to come back to cinematic:

set format cinematic

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#3772

with no @ right?

and you can’t do it at the same time yeah?

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#3773

without @. and no you can’t do it at the same time, once you set up spotlight all characters will be in spotlight until you change it to cinematic

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#3774

So, I literally copied & pasted from the previous line. It works for the first time, but it won’t work now…I need him behind the table.

FULL LINE:
@COLT enters from right to screen left THEN COLT walks to spot 1.280 82 27 AND COLT moves to layer -5

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#3775

Use:
@COLT stands offscreen left AND COLT moves to layer -5
@COLT walks to spot 1.280 82 27

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#3776

It worked! Thank you so much!!! :two_hearts::two_hearts:

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#3777

Okay. I know this is going to sound really basic, and I rewatched the tutorial & looked in the guide (to no avail). If my characters are sitting down & I need one of them to get up, answer the phone, and walk offscreen. How do I do that? I’m sorry…

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