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Hey, how do you get the phone texting effect on the app.

Like, in the story, “Sorry, wrong number”? How do you code that?

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The code is: set format phonetext
Then to make it go back: set format cinematic

EXAMPLE:

INT. BLACK - NIGHT
set format phone text

ASHLEY
Hey, you up?

JAMES
Yeah, I’m up.

JAMES
What’s up?

ASHLEY
Wanna go out?

JAMES
Yeah, I’m down.

set format cinematic

You have to have a character set in the main character box if you want one character’s bubbles to be blue. If no character is set to main character both sets of text bubbles will be grey.

Hope this helps!

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AH!

Thank you so much!

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Hi. I´m currently writing my first story on Episode, so i´m kind of a newbie at this, which is why i need some help with some basic things.

  1. How do i have characters already in a scene doing somthing, and have and expression on their face without having them enter and THEN do it?

  2. My character is supposed to scream a couple words, on word at the time, but when i tried this i just get the “Error”, “you can´t have one character immidialty following each other” and i don´t understand… i´ve read so many episodes where characters do stuff at the same time, and/or right after each other, so i don´t understand what i´m doing wrong.

  3. How do you make the “camera shake”?

Please help! Thanks. Xx Chantelle

More info on this thread.

Can use spot direction (read through guide):

A word of advice:

Camera shake tutorial (we have one on epyxmagic as well): HOW TO: Make the Camera Shake

Can check out: HOW TO: Deal with the Overlay Brightness Issue :rose:

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You’re welcome!

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hey, im sure there is an easier way to have a running character on a looping background other than spot directing them to new positions and having the camera follow them, but I don’t know how?

Hey,do not worry, it’s nothing :blush:

You say like, having the character at one spot and animate him /her to move?

Can tappable choices be timed…?

You know the narrator box where there text in but not connected to a charater? I’ve seen on multiple episode stories the narrator box but with the name of the charater on the upper left corner like with a charater talking. how can I do that?

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Yes, but the background doesnt loop on its own. Is this just a problem with episode’s backgrounds or is there something else I need to do?

Also, is it possible to change the display name of a character within the story? I want the names of specific characters to change multiple times but I’m not sure if that’s possible?

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The code for a blank narrator box is just:

NARRATOR
Insert text here.

The code for a narrator box with a character’s name is:

NARRATOR (CHARACTER)
Insert text here.

Hope this helps! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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You have to create duplicate characters with different names :slightly_smiling_face:

Hope this helps! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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What background are you using? Are you sure you’re using the looping version of the background? All looping backgrounds also have a non looping version of the background.

I just typed up some code super quick (and I’ve never coded a running on a looping background scene before), and I had no trouble with it at all.

Here’s what I did (just some super quick coding I did for you, not sure what you’re looking for in the scene):

EXT. GREEK GAMES TRACK LOOPING - DAY
@CHARACTER stands screen center in zone 2
@CHARACTER starts run_athletic_neutral_loop
@pan to zone 2 in 0

Again, I’m not sure exactly you want to happen in the scene, but I think this should answer your question :heart_eyes::blush:

The looping backgrounds do automatically loop on their own. So I’m thinking you may have the non looping version in your script.

Hope this helps! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@MissHaze I do have the looping version, its EXT. FOREST LOOPING - DAY, but if they loop on their own this one is not doing it.

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Yes! Thank you very much! :heart:

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Okay, yes, I see what you mean. I just swapped out the track background for the one you’re using and it’s not looping. I searched “looping backgrounds not working” and found a thread in which a forum member asks about a different background and someone replies that they have also noticed that it is no longer looping. So it seems that this background must be broken… :cry: …which is super unfortunate :pleading_face::unamused: there is a thread that mentions turning the backgrounds into overlays and looping them yourself… that I’ve never done tho…

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